Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tally Ho!

Now these...are Bretonnians!

Now that I've got a workable army, I thought I'd take a moment to discuss the choices I've made for this army, and more specifically the uniform appearance, I wanted to create an army that was more homogeneous than the sea of varied heraldry to often see. I find that look too busy (I'm not a fan of the army in the Bretonnia book). I also wanted to base the idea of the army around the household retinue of a Duke or Baron, or even King.

I've decided to give the knights off-white barding to help their coat of arms stand. The Knights of the Realm, Knights Errant, Men at Arms and Peasants will be in red and blue. The army banners and peasantry would all bear their masters arms and the Knights will have their own devices reflecting the deeds that made them knights. The Knights errant will have no devices on their shields (taking an idea from the 4th edition army book). The other units of the army will be done in another way which I'll discuss when I get to them.

I'd like to pretend that I've deliberately based my red and blue colour scheme on the colours of the Duchy of Couronne, the seat of power of King Louen Leoncouer, and clearly depicted on the cover of Warhammer Armies: Bretonnia.

However I can't. The real inspiration for the red and blue theme with the Lion crest is way back in my youth...with Lego!

That's what I call a KNIGHT!

3 comments:

  1. Sir!

    I salute you and eagerly await the commencement of your new blog - Proxyhammer! - wherein we can dispute and discuss the merits and deficiencies of the acceptable and the unacceptable in model approximation.

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  2. Proxy? NEVER!!! I shall rant on that at a later date. Possibly after game with Tom...

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  3. Very nice. I agree on the whole clashing of different heraldry & colours thing. I did my knights in a similar fashion and it looks much better. Imagine in the middle of a melee in medieval times trying to work out which bugger to hit!
    "Hmm, lets see. Griffon rampant on a verde field gripping a fish. Now is that Sir Thomas. Oh wait its gripping a goblet... Shit that's... Argh!"

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