I know it's been a little while since I last posted anything about my Bretonnians but I certainly haven't forgotten them. I finished another double handed weapon guy a few weeks ago and just finished the last of the bunch, bar the base of course.
As much as I intended to just paint up
whatever models I currently have and not worry too much about filling
out 'proper' units (I'm not really following any army lists or even a
particular rule set) I am quite keen to build up these random odds and
ends into units. I've now got 5 of these guys painted and that's all I
have although there are two sword armed retainers that I'll paint in the
same colours eventually and I've got a spare foot knight that's had his
two handed axe cut away (I can't remember where he came from but it's
been floating around my bits box for a while) and with a little work I
could make him into a standard bearer for the unit. So that gives me 8
models which is still a little shy of what I'd ideally like. I missed
out on two models on Ebay recently which would have been perfect. I was
outbid in the final seconds on one and the other I forgot all about but
seeing as the final price was £16 I didn't mind. I might try Foundry's
ex-Citadel stuff but that will have to wait for a while.
Anyway I've already dug out some more models to be going on with.
There are the two swordsmen I mentioned, five
crossbowmen and a Foundry monk from their medieval range. I replaced
the original Citadel plastic crossbows with Foundry metal castings. The
Citadel plastics always looked a bit too big and like they were just
stuck on. The Foundry crossbows though are a perfect fit and look part
of the model. I really want to crack on and get some of these painted
but I'm still deliberating on the crossbowmen's heraldry. Might go with
red and a white cross of some sort although there's only one model where
it'll be possible to see all of that as the rest are wearing gambesons
(or whatever they're called), mail and leather armour.