Friday, 27 March 2015

Lion Rampant Host

I have finished the retinue of John de'Rainham: he's the handsome chap on the far back left of the pic.

It's a standard 24 point host with:
1. Mounted Men at Arms (back left with lance)
2. Mounted Sergeants (middle left)
3. Foot Men at Arms (front left)
4. Foot Sergeants (right rear with spears)
5. Crossbowmen (foot right)

The cavalry is made from a box of Veus Dult Mounted Sergeants for £20.

And the infantry from a box of Foot Sergeants which cost £35.

You get 48 minis in the infantry box so I still have 18 leftover.

I bought  Battle Flag shield transfers specially made for this range. These are expensive so I only got one sheet and created the other shield designs by painting and leftover transfers from various models.

Delineation of the hard plastic models is good and they respond well to a thin coat of Army Painter tinted varnish - as shown on the armour in this photo.





26 comments:

  1. Great looking retinue, John. Looks very well balanced too.

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    1. Just lost it's first game, Dean. :)

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    2. The fate of all newly painted units! They look lovely, however!

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    3. Sigh. It's odd how one's beautifully painted elite units flunk whereas a bunch of scabbily painted peasant with hoes that you picked up at the Bring & Buy perform prodigious feats.

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  2. Nice looking Retinue. I played my first solo game last night as a quick refresher and really enjoyed the game.

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    1. I think it will work well as a solo game.

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  3. Can you play lion rampant solo?

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    1. Probably works better solo due to the unpredictible nature of the command control system.

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  4. That's a smart looking force! Can't wait to see them in action!

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  5. That is a lovely looking army!

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  6. Great looking army. Cost effective too.

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    1. The value for meney aspect is excellent.

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  7. Really nice John, great stuff

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  8. Dear John,
    Deus vult--God wishes. Veus dult--typo.
    Going back a little bit to the megalosaur--my wife and my trip to Crystal Palace was a high point of our trip to see you in 2004. I'm still using snaps of the critters (which include mammals and amphibians as well as archosaurs) have been my computer wallpaper since.
    Note that this quadrupedal megalosaur is an earlier recreation than Doyle's giant toads of the Lost World.
    All best,
    Dave

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    1. I recall the giant toad in the Lost World. It never was convincing.
      LOL, I rather like Veus Dult now I have made the typo. Was that trip in 2004. Gawd I'm feeling old again.

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  9. These are great, John; I've been looking at Fireforge for ages, but resisting; but posts like this don't help! ;)

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    1. I'm on commission - but keep that to yourself.

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  10. Fire forge do some excellent miniatures and you have used them well to make a cracking looking army.

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    1. Thanks Carl, appreciate the compliment.

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  11. That's a great looking retinue. cheers

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    1. Thanks. They are only quick paint jobs. Washes and tinted varish hide a multitude of sins. :)

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