Sunday, 14 June 2015

Håtunaleken – All the King's Men

Not much action here lately I'm afraid, but I've actually not been idle. Hopefully I can sort out some picture of the latest stuff some time soon. Here's a start anyway!

Even more men are rallying to the king Birger Magnusson's banner in the fight against his rebellious brothers. This time I have painted up some dismounted knights (foot men-at-arms) and some more serjeants.

After the first couple of games – read all about it here and here – I not only found I lacked in missile troops, but also that I wanted the king to lead from the front instead of sulking way back with the defensive serjeants. As befits his status, I have now put him and his closest man in a hard-hitting unit of foot men-at-arms!

This slight rejigging of the force was done by adding the two foot knights I had already painted to the new unit, meaning I had to paint up a total of four foot knights and two serjeants (to replace the king and his man). Here are the new recruits.


The miniatures are all from Gripping Beast with two head swaps for the serjeants (the two miniatures to the left) as I didn't want any duplicates in the force. The new heads are from Curtey's and fit perfectly.


As before, the lions on the shields are over painted transfers.


This force is now almost finished, just a small unit of bidowers to paint up and the full 24 points of Birger's host is finally ready to defend his crown. If I can get the time for some games that is!


As always, thank you very much for reading!

22 comments:

  1. Stunning paintwork matey !

    Got to get them on the gaming table soon.

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    1. Cheers matey! With the summer vacation fast approaching there should definitely be time in the schedule for some medieval mayhem.

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  2. Very nice work:). Love the red helmet as it really makes him stand out from the crowd. Great way of identifying a leader etc.

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, the red helmet worked out quite nicely I think.

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  3. Recruits fit for a king! I really like the result you've achieved on the basing with that mix of tufts and dark green flocking. As Michael said, we've got to get them on the gaming table when your schedule allows it!

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    1. Thanks Sören! As I said in my answer to Michael above, it shouldn't be impossible to find time for a game during the summer. Let's keep in touch!

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  4. Another beautiful job Jonas, the mix of white and blue is most impressive!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words Phil!

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  5. Great looking unit. Nice mixture of different styles.

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  6. Great work Jonas! Really nice unit!

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  7. Beautifully done! I like the variations in their blue and white colour patterns. It gives a individual touch but the overall colours tie them together. Well done! /Mattias

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  8. Excellent brushwork, love the figure with the red flowers on the base! A great touch!

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