I've got the first unit for my Lion Rampant Retinues done , they have jumped their place in the painting queue and appear here in their full glory (units in LR are either 6 mounted or 12 foot) . I've gone for the simpler forms of heraldry and can get away with it as my forces are to be very generic - circa England early 13th century , so I don't have to start painting lions , gryphons etc. onto shields and horse bardings ! . That said these took awhile to paint as I ended up doing each one individually . The next figures being units of bowmen and crossbowmen will be easier . I found myself digging out my ancient copy of Wargames Reaserch Group's 'Armies and Enemies of Feudal Europe ' to brush up on my heraldry protocols to get the colour layout right.