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!