Saturday, January 17, 2015

FireForge Late 13th - Early 14th C. Knights

Well here are the six figures from the FireForge Mounted Sergeants-at-Arms box - all painted up as notable knights for the period. The other half of the set were painted up as mounted yeoman archers. The knights are, from left to right in the image below; front row: Roger Bigod, Giles d'Argentan, Jacques de Molay; rear row: Aymer de Valence, Konrad von Limpurg, Archibald Douglas.
As this particular set doesn't come with great helms, only the heads for Roger Bigod and Aymer de Valence are from the kit. The great helms are Mirliton spares I've had for some time. De Molay's bare head is a GW Empire spare.
It's really nice that Lion Rampant MAA units are only six figures each. Anything larger tends to make painting tedious.
As these are from the same period as my Early-HRE army, they could be fielded along with them to bolster that army or for games larger than Lion Rampant.
The funny thing is that I don't have any figures representing Teutonic Knights - and they were the first release from FireForge. Someday maybe.
Thanks for following this little project. As I took advantage of the recent sale from Black Tree Design, I have some more HYW foot knights to paint up in the future.

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Michael. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Thanks for sharing these gems with us!

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    1. Appreciate the nice comments, Phil. Best, Dean

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  4. Nice to see them all together - the quality and diversity of the painting schemes make them hard to not admire. Beautiful result!

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    1. Thanks a lot Soren; our previous FireForge knights were inspirational. Best, Dean

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  5. Fantastic "family portrait"! This is museum material, Dean, very impressive! I will be eagerly waiting for the BTD foot knights!!! Warm regards! (P.S.: did my blog disappear from your "follow" list? I´m having some trouble connecting with a friend´s blog)

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    1. Thank you very much as always. To be honest I have no clue how the "Follow" thing works, but I made sure to check it. I also have all my Members' blogs added to this site. Warm regards, Dean

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  6. A very impressive sight Dean! Great work!

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. I appreciate your continued visits and nice comments. Regards, Dean

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  7. They are so very splendid, what a collection Dean.

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  8. Stunning painting Dean - the barding, shields, tunics and cloaks are all outstanding!

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  9. Seeing them all together in one picture is an awesome view! Lovely colourfull bunch of knights!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  10. Fantastic work they look great all together.

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  11. What a feast for the eyes!

    Wonderful work there, Dean, well done - now take a break, you've earned it!

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    1. Thanks, Evan. I may attempt to work on one those large scale plastic knights kits as a break.

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  12. They all look very cool together!!

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  13. Thanks everyone for the interest and great comments. Truly appreciated! Warm regards, Dean

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  14. Wow! Collectively, even more impressive. Great pieces of art.

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    1. Thank you, Jonathan, for your very kind words. Warm regards, Dean

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  15. Ah, the post we've all been eagerly waiting for! Beautiful work Dean, really inspiring stuff :-)

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  16. Breathtakingly beautiful, Dean! I wish I lived close enough to see these in person.

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  17. Stunning work Dean. You have the steadiest of hands and the patience of a saint! The history aspect of this project is really wonderful too.

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  18. Fabulous work Dean! I can nearly feel the table shake under the charge of those fellows! Very impressive as always.

    Best wishes,
    Jason

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  19. WoW!!
    Go SeaHawks!!
    cannot see your latests post Dean :o)

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  20. Thanks, Gents!

    @ Phil - :) I deleted it after my oldest son said I was a fair weather fan - LOL! GO HAWKS!

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    1. hehehe...oh.. that is so cute...

      yep, next stop - Super Bowl XLIX
      Sunday, February 1, 3:30 PM

      GO HAWKS!

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  21. Wow, what a lovely selection there!

    My favourrite is Bigod. The ochre, green and red just go so well together (and the painting is top notch)!

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    1. Thanks, Burkard. The arms of the Marshal of England are quite elegant; not to mention the associated history of William the Marshal. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Geordie! Sorry for missing your comment earlier - what with Seahawks' Conference victory and subsequent Super Bowl loss, I've been in a bit of a stupor. Regards, Dean

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  23. This is why I don't do late medieval - you have to be a really, really talented painter! Mindblowingly brilliant!

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    1. You're too kind - those are all decals ;)!

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