|The article that side tracked my plan|
I was going to get stuck into some terrain after finishing the Middle Earth figures. Maybe some urban ruins for Eastern Front games. But this article in the recent issue of Wargames Soldiers & Strategy got my attention. I have always loved the look of Early Medieval armour; conical helmets, kite shields, chain mail and lots of cavalry charging madly around.
|Bit of research|
So this got me looking at my Norman/Crusader/11th century stuff, and then mining the lead pile and book shelves.
30 figures later I've discovered a tidy little army, and I'll be knocking some 25 year old pieces of the lead pile off. Mostly Old Glory but a few Foundry and I think some old Minifigs.
I'm also pondering if it will be worth it to replace the heater shields on some of my already painted figures with more kite shields. I've always preferred kite shields and I think the lance pennons are a tad big to be honest.
I'm also pondering rebasing them all to conform to my other medieval armies: 4× heavy infantry, 3× archers or 2× cavalry to a base. Too many single figures to move around now.
These additional squadrons will bring my Early Medieval cavalry up to 12× 6 figure units. That should divide nicely into 2 feudal hosts.
This will be a nice project!ReplyDelete
Although you may be side tracked, the best bit is you already have the figures. So, in fact, it is probably a good thing!ReplyDelete
Excellent, I do like Normans!ReplyDelete
I know, right?Delete
Always feels good to knock out something that's been hanging around.ReplyDelete