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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Lion Rampant

Hi everyone!
Well I was not expecting or planning to paint 28mm Knights for the first miniatures in 2015 but I have joined our clubs campaign game using Lion Rampant.  Dalauppror (website here: Link) from our club has posted some awesome pictures and AAR's on the current campaign game called "Håtunaleken" (Håtuna-Games).

Birger Persson with the tools of his trade
So I have been toying around with the idea of joining the group and I did. On Friday I found out that our local game store had all the miniatures I needed for me to create a 12 point starter army I decided I was in.  I journeyed over to Alpaspel and got a box of FireForge Teutonic Infantry.  From the box I should be able to make:

1x6 Foot Knights
1x12 Foot Serjants
1x6 Bisowers (Skirmishers) with crossbows

Here are the six Foot Knights
 I am now entered into the Håtunaleken as a Birger Persson who is from the house of Finsta. He is the father of a Swedish saint and he is buried at the Cathedral in Uppsalla he has a Wikipedia page but it is in Swedish so take a look here and use Google Translate if you want to translate the text.

Another shot of the group
 With Dalauppror's help I have been able to paint up my 6 foot Knights. I like the plastic miniatures as they allow for a lot of different poses, this is the first time I have built a unit that has been plastics that allow you to adjust the arms as well as the head.  The figures are very well made and there is a lot of detail in them.

Here are the back sides of the miniatures

Action shot of the Knights defending Birger Persson

I hope you enjoy the pictures and I will star working on the bisowers next.



 

10 comments:

  1. Good looking footknights! This means that we have yet another pretender to the crown ;) This will make things more interesting. Duke Valdemar sends his regards

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    1. Thank you for checking them out. It was fun to make them, I am working on the other figures so I can field my 12 point army soon. Yes I think it will be very interesting game!
      See you soon!

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  2. Awesome looking foot knights! The red and white color scheme is naturally appealing to a Dane :0) - and you've done the very best with it here, excellent work on the shields. Duke Trolle salutes you!

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    1. Thank you!
      Yes the colors are very good especially from someone with Polish roots... It was fun painting them up!! I look forward to getting them into the fight!
      See you tomorrow!!!

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  3. Very fast and very nice work !

    Good that the King will get some reinforcements, as untill now his allies havent proven them selfs...

    The House of Finsta had allegiance to the true King Birger, untill he had his both Brothers murdered then they change side and started a rebellion against King Birger...

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    1. Thank you! It was very good of you to provide me with guidance and help me get started! It looks like it will be a fun game and I like the fact that the figures are unique since the arms and heads can be placed into different positions.

      Well it sounds like I will be playing both sides of the table, eventually.

      Mark

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  4. Like these figures a lot.Nice pictures too.

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    1. Thank you for checking out the pictures! It was fun building them and also painting them up! I am looking forward to getting them on the table and play the rules. I have heard real good reviews about the rules.

      Cheers!

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  5. Wonderful characters and a strong paint scheme to boot; I live the dymaic poses too - well done Sir.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my site. The poses are great and they can be different even if I use the same figures again in the future.

      Cheers

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