Greyjoy Elite Household Warriors
Well, I've finally started moving things forward with this Westerosi project. Sometimes it's Dux Westerosum and sometimes it's Lion-Stag-Direwolf-Dragon Rampant. Here is the first unit - plus important leaders - of my Greyjoy core retinue. I will expand with a few units from other Ironborn houses over time - after I have 24 points painted. Shown here are six foot men-at-arms led by Victarion and Asha Greyjoy.
This retinue is built around an imagined longship crew of 48 men and leaders.
2 x 6 elite household warriors (foot men-at-arms in Lion Rampant)
2 x 12 sworn warriors (fierce foot in Lion Rampant)
2 x 6 scouts (bidowers in Lion Rampant)
They operate in two war parties of 24 - 6 elite/12 warriors/6 scouts.
Ultimately, this retinue will also work as a proxy for Saxons in Dux Brianniarum. i.e. 2 elite units of 6 and 3 units of 6 warriors. My Lannister and Stark forces will also have enough models to proxy for Romano-Brits.
|Victarion and his banner-bearer off their command sabot|
|Asha and command sabot|
|Three of six household warriors of House Greyjoy|
|Remaining 3 of 6. Figure in center will double as his lord's champion in DB - on a 30mm sabot|
|Six of 12 Ironborn Warriors (Fierce Foot) primed and ready for the brush|
|Six Scouts (Bidowers) waiting to mount the paint pots of transformation (West Wind Saxons with Pict heads)|
I'm working in groups of six to avoid burnout, alternating model types. Six warriors, six scouts, six elites (still being assembled/primed) and then another six warriors, and six scouts.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Behind these, I have STARKS. :-/
|Banner Bearer Test Model|
|Foot Serjeant Test Model|