Wednesday, December 3, 2014

HYW English Foot Knights (Black Tree Design)

Here are the foot knights that will be part of an English HYW retinue for Lion Rampant. These are all BTD figures from their Early and Late-HYW range. As they were already posted individually or in pairs recently, I won't belabor their respective characters, but suffice to say they are all famous knights who served under Edward III and/or the Prince of Wales.
They are individually based on magnetic 25mm rounds from Gale Force 9. The movement trays are from Litko with steel paper inserts.
For Lion Rampant, foot MAA units cost 6 points per unit of 6 figures. They're pretty potent in melee - as they should be. You can have up to 4 units of the same type as long as the total points don't exceed 12 - so in the case of foot MAA, two units will max out the points - which is what this retinue will have.
Thanks for following this project, and hope you enjoyed the posts. I hope to get these guys in a game soon - although I still want to build a unit of mounted yeoman with bows for this retinue.

39 comments:

  1. Wooooow, these knights are awesome, great paintjob !

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  2. Gorgeous...what a pity to send them on a battlefield, to cover them with mud and blood...they are really splendid!

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  3. They look absolutely awesome Dean!

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  4. Fantastic looking group of figures. Top notch painting standard..

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  5. All these figures look so good, especially the freehands on the livery.

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  6. Gorgeous painting and figures..well done Dean!

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  7. They look fantastic...I would be curious about your ochre yellow recipe, if you please!

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    1. Oh, Ioannis, I missed your query earlier - what I used is Vallejo Flat Yellow and Cadmium Red in varying ratios - something like maybe 90-95% Yellow to 10-5% Cadmium - adding White for highlights. I use the same colors for leather and wood - in different ratios - basically to tastes - so no pure formula :) Thanks for asking and sorry for the delay. Dean

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  8. Fantastic figures, congrats to the beautiful paintjob!

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  9. Those are quite the chivalric sight! Exellcent work, as ever, Dean.

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  10. Thank you all very much for your thoughtful comments, and also for following this project and continued visits! Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Very very impressive, and great to see them all together. They'll do their King proud no doubt!

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  12. Outstanding! Although I did not think it possible, these knights look even more impressive collectively.

    Great work!

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  13. Three words - beautiful and inspiring!

    Superb brushwork as always.
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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  14. Thanks for the nice words, Gents! Thanks for the continued visits too! Best, Dean

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  15. Fantastic work. They look pretty darn good all together.

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  16. Stunning work Dean! Absolutely wonderful.

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  17. Thanks again, Gentlemen! Much appreciated comments and visits. Best, Dean

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  18. Your results are always astounding.

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  19. Deann - these are colossal! Excellent job on minis which normally are maligned

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  20. Thanks, Gents! LOL! - didn't know about their reputation; although I did have an order from them that took a bit longer than I had expected - they fixed it by not charging for the shipping though. Regards, Dean

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  21. These are fantastic, a real bunch of Hundred Years War Heroes!

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    1. Thanks, Oli. They truly are - an enjoyable period of history for me. Warm regards, Dean

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  22. Yea, that is the TICKET! Can't wait to see them in a AAR, Dean.

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  23. Fantastic looking HYW men at arms units Dean!

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  24. Beautiful looking group, Dean. I would immediately forfeit if they were on the other side of the table, from me.

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  25. They look simply wonderful Dean and ready for action!

    Christopher

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  26. Thank you all very much for taking the time to post the nice comments. Now I'm searching for suitable models for mounted bowmen. Kind Regards, Dean

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  27. Enjoyed seeing them in their smaller groups but as a unit all together, the heraldry looks superb.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Pat. I'm thinking of ordering a few more as BTD has a sale going on again right now. Not needed for the Lion Rampant retinue, but just to paint up some more famous knights. :) Regards, Dean

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  28. These are SUPERB! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure; thanks for the visit and kind words - I've added your blog to my list. Warm regards, Dean

      P.S. Your BTD and Front Rank guys are great too!

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    2. Thank you so much, Dean :D Greetings from Portugal :)

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    3. Ah, from Portugal - great. Growing up in Hawaii, I knew a lot of Portuguese folks. Aloha, Dean

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  29. During my stay in the Azores, some 14 years ago, I met some very nice people in the US Military. Global village... :)

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