Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lion Rampant Retinue - Somewhat English HYW

A 24pt Lion Rampant retinue using only 24 figures. I like the compactness of the force, and hopefully the Mounted Yeomen with bows, classed as Expert, will provide enough fire support. The Mounted and Foot MAA's should be quite formidable opponents in Attacks.
Of course a true HYW English force would have a good number of Longbowmen. Anyway, these figures were all painted awhile ago, but I don't think they were pictured as a group before - at least not as a LR retinue.

30 comments:

  1. Terrific heraldry! You know, there are still a few hours remaining to get 50% discount on BTD HYW infantry archers.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. It'll be interesting to see this retinue in action. Warm regards Dean

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind words. Regards Dean

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  3. Look like a hard hitting HYW retinue with all those MAA Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Mike! I knew they're would be rules to get them all in a game :) Best, Dean

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  4. Fantastic forces! Love painted minis.This great heraldy!

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    1. Thanks, Michal! Appreciate the compliments! Warm Regards, Dean

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  5. Small but powerful force! Looks great Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. Now even if I get defeated, I'll only have a few figures to remove as casualties :) Best, Dean

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  6. A nicely balanced force dean, speed and punch.
    Cracking looking figures.
    Looking forward to see how they play when they take to the field.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thank you very much, Stu. Yes, it'll be interesting to see how they perform. Regards, Dean

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  7. That's a splendid looking group Dean, the livery on the knights really catches the eye.

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    1. Thanks, Michael - I suppose this force, besides the Mounted Yeomen with bows, would be what would be involved in melee after Longbow fire. Warm Regards, Dean

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  8. They look great and colored!

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  9. Good Gracious! Those look simply amazing!

    I went a little overboard during a recent 50% off sale at Black Tree Design and ordered enough guys for TWO MORE Lion Rampant Warbands!? (though they'll be a little infantry heavy - as the sale was only on infantry figures...)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Tim! Appreciate the visit and nice words. I picked up all of the BTD figs on sale too - they put them on sale every now and then. But you're right - the cav rarely goes on sale. I did manage to get a pack when they had it on sale too - I think it was a mistake on their part :) Enjoy painting them up - they're really nicely detailed and robust for gaming. Regards, Dean

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    2. I did get one cavalry unit out of the deal. While only historical infantry was on sale, ALL the fantasy stuff was on sale. So I picked up a unit of six camel riders from the fantasy Saracen line.

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  10. Nice pick they look marvellous altogether.

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  11. Some familiar faces here... :D A most impressive warband, Dean! Cheers!

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    1. Lol! Yep, these are the guys from last year, but first time as a retinue for LR. Been meaning to take a pic for some time. Best, Dean

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  12. I admire your museum-quality work!

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! Warm regards, Dean

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