Let's take a look at these chaps then, shall we?
Fifteen knights on foot, seven of which are metal figures from Gripping Beast, the rest being from the Crusader Miniatures line, purchased through North Star. I'd originally intended to buy only Crusader figures for this regiment, given their low price, but then I noticed that they didn't offer command packs of Teutonic foot knights - some googling brought me to Gripping Beast, whereby I filled out the rest of the regiment, including command.
|These figures will probably end up pulling double-duty for Kings of War; I can throw another five figures|
into the back rank there to make a "legal" KoW regiment.
Only one problem - the Gripping Beast figures are noticeably bigger and bulkier than the Crusader figures! Oh well, fill the front rank with Gripping Beast and use the Crusader figures for back rows and hopefully nobody will notice the difference on the table.
Bases are done in my (now usual) way; painted Folkart "Dark Chocolate," given a layer of brown basing grit, tufts glued down (this unit has "Winter Tufts" from Gamer's Grass, as I ran out of the winter tufts from Army Painter), varnished, Army Painter snow flock glued down, varnished again.
Here are a few more shots of the command group; I don't know if the red cloak on the standard bearer is authentic or not, but I loved the way the cloak wrapped around the sculpt of the figure, and wanted to make it stand out. The standard is a 6cm spear and a spare banner piece from Fireforge.
|between the helmet and the horn, it was hard getting the musician's face in the picture!|
So that's fifteen 28mm figures, for a total of 75 points.
ByronM: Great looking start to an army Bill, shame about the different sizes of figures, but honestly you will notice it more than anyone else will, probably no one will notice in game unless you say something.
While the bright red may not be authentic, it looks good and that is more important anyway. Realistically most of the colours are not authentic anyway, as there is no way whites would have been that bright either, and nothing would have been that clean, so I would not worry about it, we all paint much brighter than realistic for that kind of time frame anyway. I may dirty up the bottoms of the cloaks and robes on everyone though, just to give a bit of the feel or the age, but on white it could go overboard really easily, so its always a risk.
Great unit though, and can't wait to see the army completed (at least stage one). Oh, and your a brave man dealing with 32 horses! I dealt with 12 in a unit this year and that was more than enough for me.