Sunday, May 8, 2016

Unleash the Kraken! (That never gets old...)


Greyjoy Elite Household Warriors

Asha with banner on left, Victarion on the right
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)

Next Steps...

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

Until next time...

5 comments:

  1. Great work there Wade, it is very nice to see the project is starting to come together! Keep it up :-)

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    1. Thank you, my brother! I'd like to get your help on redoing those banners with the Jay White patented furly-curl (tm) system of putting some flow into them.

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    2. Sure thing sir, can take care of that easy peasy

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  2. This is awesome! Fireforge games makes some nice plastics, the might however be slightly larger than these, but still, they are very much usable for projects like GoT and such...

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  3. What do you use for the Stark, and Greyjoy minatures?

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