Saturday, 25 April 2015

First Lion Rampant Unit.


 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. 



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  1. They look very nice, sir. I'm sure that they will acquit themselves well on the table top.


    -- Jeff

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    1. Tempted to play a game before painting them all , Tony

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  2. One looks like Oxford. Who are the others?

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    1. Have a list somewhere - Googled 'Baron's War' , think they are a signers of the Magna Carta , Tony

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  3. Splendid chaps! Your Oxford has a much nicer star than mine!

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    1. Stars I can do - Lions turn out like Donald Duck ! ,Tony

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  4. Quick work...they look great, and lovely and glossy too.

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    1. Yes had to go with the gloss , Tony

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  5. Very colorful lot, Tony!

    Do you plan to field your Lion Rampart project all in gloss coat? Looks good to me.

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    1. They look much brighter when glossed , Tony

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  6. I must say - well done on the heraldry! Lovely stuff.

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