Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Lion Statant

Statant : Standing 
The Lion Rampant retinue is progressing far more quickly than I had imagined it would. I somehow managed to get the second unit finished in less than a week. I have also assembled and started to paint the third unit, which is extra easy and small to boot, so will have that done in a jiffy. I have so far exceeded my target of a unit a month.

The only difficulty I have is deciding what to do for the last unit. I had carried out a little research to help me decide on the composition of my force, but all I really found out was that there are precious little records available and the ratio of billmen to archers varied across the country. So it's pretty much a best guess, which is probably more appropriate to a skirmish game like this one. I am leaning towards more billmen, as too many archers could prove a little tedious in game. I do also have the option of making a mixed unit, both bills and archers, so I may end up painting a mixture, with a few extras. That way, I could use them as a pure archer unit, a pure billmen unit, or a mixed unit. I would really like to have included some light cavalry, but they have not yet been released - I'm guessing they are being saved for a splash release at Salute?

Left to right : Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill, Sir William, Bill, etc

Bills form ranks

Hey Bill, you need a shave!

7 comments:

M R Lee said...

Nice work there! Great pieces, to go with the great paint job as well!

Ubique Matt said...

Very nice use of subdued colours.

Tony said...

Great paint jobs.

Tony

Herbert West said...

Gorgeously muted colours.

Stephen Green said...

They have come out brilliantly. I love the subtle pallet which works really well!

Alex Mayer said...

wow! They are really fine! I like your choice of colors! Not to many bright colors.

Old Fogey said...

Hey guys, thanks for all the feedback. I am finding these figures far more inspiring to paint than previous historicals, I might even be tempted to paint up a second retinue!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...