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Miniatures Adventure => Medieval Adventures => Topic started by: Irregular Wars Nic on July 06, 2019, 09:26:01 PM

Title: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin in peril!
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on July 06, 2019, 09:26:01 PM
As rule writing gets into full swing for my forthcoming game of stealth and derring-do, the collection of medieval outlaws has likewise begun. The first of my new medieval collection are below:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ixx9RFrEGTI/XSEMEiZ4_JI/AAAAAAAAHUs/ZRN6xjBoHoQLITAjr9bLpeOMYQvhCCqkQCEwYBhgL/s1600/P7070001.JPG)
Robin Hood, Conquest Games

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9Mfgwa3LQng/XSEMFoGE5GI/AAAAAAAAHU4/e9sudwwzpAMPNY42cqq-AR1l6mZDqQYzwCEwYBhgL/s1600/P7070008.JPG)
Little John, Conquest Games
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on July 06, 2019, 09:27:13 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJJWcyeWOpc/XSEMEsS_eRI/AAAAAAAAHU0/hy9vRt5Kyc43zZ6wuepXe7f7z53vHyIjwCEwYBhgL/s1600/P7070003.JPG)
Will Scarlet, Conquest Games

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5TaRR85NehY/XSEMEoIIN0I/AAAAAAAAHUw/8RmpPIx8bh8AlJ7EiWlZgHjsszQLjjclgCEwYBhgL/s1600/P7070005.JPG)
Much the Millar's Son, Conquest Games
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on July 06, 2019, 09:27:55 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TZtWEpypPUc/XSEMGCmMigI/AAAAAAAAHU8/99BB6opKIxAxF2oeMGtUeFDBsvHmJ6_QwCEwYBhgL/s1600/P7070009.JPG)
Generic noblewoman (AKA Marian), Trent Miniatures
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: rampantlion on July 07, 2019, 05:50:48 PM
Good stuff!
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 07, 2019, 06:08:54 PM
Nicely done  :)
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Barry S on July 10, 2019, 03:46:23 AM
They look great!

I am looking forward to the rules.
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on July 17, 2019, 01:40:35 PM
Thanks for the kind words folks. Some of those new Baron's Wars miniatures might work well in this sort of project.

I've been very slowly plugging away at this project, so here are a few more wolfsheads.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4gxBCr2ssxI/XS8eezBGQVI/AAAAAAAAHVQ/n5N20BCmzMokKYZ-ASiiHOEF6UdSOEcoQCLcBGAs/s640/1.jpg)
Well-fed friar (AKA Friar Tuck), Trent Miniatures

Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on July 17, 2019, 01:43:01 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yCpnwy-3H2g/XS8ee1s64CI/AAAAAAAAHVU/H0QJz2RxloQ1Kd33HszW0jEY7CNkvZMQQCLcBGAs/s640/2.jpg)
Alan-a-Dale (note the lute strapped to his back), Midlam Miniatures

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vhJEgcERRq8/XS8ee16C2JI/AAAAAAAAHVY/LffGYJLhCXcqPlE_Lkt2s08b2pGk-023gCLcBGAs/s640/3.jpg)
Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, recently returned from Crusade (or Hereward the Wake, recently returned from Flanders), Gripping Beast Miniatures with a shield swap

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ik0B3iTzQeY/XS8ef1k5NaI/AAAAAAAAHVc/7g22IOBAAPEf9PP_B_Qpqk7rFlW1nod2wCLcBGAs/s640/4.jpg)
Generic Norseman, probably supporting Hereward the Wake...? Wargames Foundry with added bow and scratch-built arrow
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Swordisdrawn on July 27, 2019, 03:14:13 PM
 Excellent stuff. Very well done
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 27, 2019, 04:42:14 PM
Great  8)

I really like Wilf's shield  :)
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Mason on July 27, 2019, 05:30:44 PM
That is some cracking brushwork!
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Romark on July 27, 2019, 07:29:54 PM
 :-*
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on July 28, 2019, 02:39:31 PM
Thanks all. I've some Fireforge sprues that I have tried to bash into shape for late 12th century Sherrif's men, but can't decide on a livery. I don't need it to be historical, but I do want something plausible.

Would sergeants in the service of a knight all have the same shield blazon? Or all use the knight's colours at least?
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Sir Guillaume le Fauconnier
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on August 25, 2019, 07:59:09 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q4urWK65nSQ/XWGcy1tJtzI/AAAAAAAAHbY/WO3lxmgK7yUhkkWURSR-AHLUdX01SF_3QCLcBGAs/s1600/20190824_204635.jpg)

To defend all civilised Christians from the outlawry and heresy of the wolfsheads of Sherwood, the Sheriff of Nottingham has invited his distant cousin Sir Guillaume le Fauconnier to come and exploit the local peasantry.

All figures are Fireforge plastics - a mixture of foot knights and foot sergeants from two sprues I picked up. For the games I am intending, the eight men shown here should more than suffice to represent the villains...

Individual pictures are on the blog for anyone interested.

http://irregularwars.blogspot.com/2019/08/28mm-shadows-over-sherwood.html (http://irregularwars.blogspot.com/2019/08/28mm-shadows-over-sherwood.html)
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Atheling on August 25, 2019, 08:39:26 AM
Thanks for the kind words folks. Some of those new Baron's Wars miniatures might work well in this sort of project.

I've been very slowly plugging away at this project, so here are a few more wolfsheads.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4gxBCr2ssxI/XS8eezBGQVI/AAAAAAAAHVQ/n5N20BCmzMokKYZ-ASiiHOEF6UdSOEcoQCLcBGAs/s640/1.jpg)
Well-fed friar (AKA Friar Tuck), Trent Miniatures

I've had that "Friar Tuck" mini for years and have almost included it in just about every project I've got into but somehow he's never made it yet!  o_o

Kind Regards
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Mason on August 25, 2019, 10:32:27 AM
Nice brushwork, and the muted palette works well.
 8)

 
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Malamute on August 25, 2019, 11:53:12 AM
Lovely, especially the knights :)
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on August 25, 2019, 05:46:05 PM
Thanks gents. For colours, I went for two basic shades for the knight and then tried to have faded versions for his retinue.
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: henryv on August 25, 2019, 09:11:05 PM
Days of old, and outlaws bold, great stuff.
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on August 31, 2019, 09:36:58 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u1Ll3RA8BKk/XWo6FwVVs-I/AAAAAAAAHc0/OdbPXm5-UTonCYk_DrU8Q3GP4a1YJqr2QCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg)
My wee lad loves to customise stuff - no idea where he gets that from... When he saw Sir Guillaume, he asked if he could customise a knight too. So now, hot off the heels of family visits to Trim Castle, the National Heritage Park, and the Rock of Dunamase, I can present his small warband led by Sir John 'of Ireland'.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XLhH8XFT-8M/XWo6F-h8IoI/AAAAAAAAHcw/1Vc2Q6S3UjwV6QkJeERI3OBlia3KmCDYwCLcBGAs/s1600/3.jpg)
The rear of Sir John showing his coat-of-arms. As you can see, the wee man also customised up a prototype for me so I knew exactly what I was supposed to be painting.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yYRqaHef-ZU/XWo6G_ztWHI/AAAAAAAAHc4/hma-pjQCb1AlfAW4FgDQuRpf-tzV793CwCLcBGAs/s1600/4.jpg)

Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Mason on August 31, 2019, 09:43:15 AM
 lol lol

Brilliant!
Lovely work on the heraldry.
 :-*

Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Ogrob on August 31, 2019, 09:57:07 AM
The heraldry is phenomenal! Really well done!
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: HappyChappy439 on August 31, 2019, 10:08:21 AM
Agreed! Excellent work on the heraldry, and the colour execution in general too!
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin and friends
Post by: Swordisdrawn on August 31, 2019, 06:24:59 PM
Brilliant
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin in peril!
Post by: Irregular Wars Nic on September 07, 2019, 03:22:33 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-koHIyEFimVg/XXNqDgFWe9I/AAAAAAAAHeM/NfFYA9C6zNQ3y0b5v05w_9fAQXWevQtGwCLcBGAs/s1600/0.jpg)

I was ambushed by the young lad ( age 8 ) this week asking for a game of 'Knights'. He wanted to get his new posse led by Sir John on the table and have a game. I opted to use standard Song of Blades and Heroes with simple warbands. Sir John and his retinue came in at just under 150 points, so I built an outlaw band the same strength.

Sir John's Posse
Sir John - Q3 C3; Hero, Heavy Armour, Steadfast
Swordsman - Q4 C2; Steadfast
Spearman - Q4 C2; Steadfast
Crosbowman - Q4 C2; Shooter - Long, Sharpshooter, Steadfast

Merry Foresters
Robin - Q3 C3; Hero, Good Shot, Shooter - Long, Forester
John - Q4 C2; Forester
Will - Q4 C2; Forester
Much - Q4 C2; Shooter - Medium, Forester

Our little battle report is on the blog: https://irregularwars.blogspot.com/2019/09/robin-in-peril.html (https://irregularwars.blogspot.com/2019/09/robin-in-peril.html)
Title: Re: Shadows from Sherwood - Robin in peril!
Post by: Breazer on September 10, 2019, 08:30:49 AM
I really love the lego copy... ive done something similar in the past but you pulled it off really well!