Thursday, 20 September 2012
Medieval Scots...oh and Pondering.
After deciding I'm not painting anything for a while which has been made easy having sold off all my unpainted miniatures and projects. I've now got time to ponder rules I prefer for 10mm, my previous post about Scottorum Malleus are part of this pondering. During the pondering, base sizes for units has come up, all of my 10mm armies are now based for Warmaster, over the years they've been base for other systems (mainly Impetus)having them based on 40x20 makes them great for using in other rules so when I decided on 80x40 for Scottorum Malleus it was easy to use WM bases two at the front two at the back as shown in previous post.After more pondering I think the 80x40 way is a great way to base even if using Hail Caesar in which I've previously gone for 120x40 unit sizes in. So with all this in mind I wanted to put a unit together purely based like this to see how it looks. Bugger sold everything off and what army would I choose? Got most of what tickles my fancy (so to speak). Then I found after a good root about two units of Medieval Knights from Pendraken...Great :-) I've got an early Medieval armies and I've got late medieval armies but nothing mid period these will be spot on so I've decided to start a Medieval Scots army from between 1388-1400ish, I also found some Freezywater Scots banners!! For the past few nights I've been busy painting and basing and here is the first unit for the Scots, there will only be one Mounted knight unit and this is it which is good because as you can see hand painting heraldry isn't my forte. The army will have twelve units to start with.1 x Mounted knight,1 x Foot knight,8 x Foot spear,2 x Bow. So here are some photos,give em a click they go bigger:-)on second thoughts they may be better viewed at a distance.