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Offline Argonor

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Argonor's CHIVALRY thread.
« on: April 16, 2014, 08:30:49 AM »
EDIT: I changed the name of the thread. as there's no need to start a new one (and this one contains so much preciousss info).

Further is to be found at my blog: http://argonor-wargames.blogspot.dk/search/label/Chivalry
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I just ordered Crossed Lances, and apart from the knight participating in the tournaments I have an ongoing project surrounding the actual tournaments in mind.

For that I'll need various miniatures, and thus I need suggestions for the following (list may grow along the way, as I realize I probably haven't thought of everything)

A not so wealthy feudal mtd knight with lance and shield
(Preferably the same) mtd knight with hand weapon and shield
A very similar foot knight with hand weapon and shield.

There's a lot of splendid looking knights out there, but I would really like some models that seem less well-to-do - to represent a young knight who has just been given a hamlet to administer by his feudal lord.

Minis to represent the knight's family (wife, children, maybe parents, siblings)

Minis to represent the knight's household:
Servants, peasants/stable staff, blacksmith
Hunting dogs
other suggestions?

Various farm animals befitting a feudal household:
Pigs
Cattle
Sheep
Poultry
etc.

Soon after I'll need more peasants/womenfolk/children to represent the villagers living under the knights protection.

AND I need suggestions for, how to, and what is the best materials for, building a wooden palisade in 28 mm 'scale' .

The plan is to start with a stone house, surrounded by a palisade or low stone wall, adding a village and some fields. Later I'll make a small keep and extend the courtyard/walls.

I intend to let my kids participate in the project, Should be a blast to gather around a table with foamboard, icecream sticks, matchsticks, knives, steel rulers, and glue ad libitum  ;D
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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 08:49:45 AM »


Minis to represent the knight's household:
Hunting dogs
other suggestions?

Various farm animals befitting a feudal household:
Pigs
Cattle
Sheep
Poultry
etc.

Warbases have very recently put out a selection covering most/all of the above. I don't own them, but they look very nice on the website.

Irregular miniatures do all of these, cheaply too, but I would be wary of buying things from them "sight unseen" - the quality of the castings seems to vary hugely.
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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 09:07:42 AM »
Curteys do Mounted Sergeants (maybe on foot too?) and they have a splendid Medieval Camp that would suit the occasion very well. Maybe keep one eye open for more of these kind of releases as I suspect there will be more. I read somewhere that there had been some heralds, mounted and on foot released too.

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 09:22:05 AM »
Curteys do Mounted Sergeants (maybe on foot too?) and they have a splendid Medieval Camp that would suit the occasion very well. Maybe keep one eye open for more of these kind of releases as I suspect there will be more. I read somewhere that there had been some heralds, mounted and on foot released too.

Darrell.

Thanks, I've seen the heralds, but I cannot find the sergeants. They have some squires that I might need later on, though.

Warbases have very recently put out a selection covering most/all of the above. I don't own them, but they look very nice on the website.

Irregular miniatures do all of these, cheaply too, but I would be wary of buying things from them "sight unseen" - the quality of the castings seems to vary hugely.

I'll check out the two, thanks!

Now, any suggestions for the civilians - both the nobles and the peasants?

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 10:12:22 AM »

Minis to represent the knight's family (wife, children, maybe parents, siblings)

Minis to represent the knight's household:
Servants, peasants/stable staff, blacksmith
Hunting dogs
other suggestions?

Various farm animals befitting a feudal household:
Pigs
Cattle
Sheep
Poultry
etc.

Soon after I'll need more peasants/womenfolk/children to represent the villagers living under the knights protection.

AND I need suggestions for, how to, and what is the best materials for, building a wooden palisade in 28 mm 'scale' .

Hi !

Take a look at Mirliton !!!

http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=historical-2528mm-diorama-kits

http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=medieval-accessories

"Tu y trouveras boire et manger"  ;)

For the palisades , why not PVC bord , you could find sheets (1 , 2 or 3 mm ) at AntenocityGamesWorkshop or PlastCraftGames !

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 10:24:27 AM »
Hi !

Take a look at Mirliton !!!

http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=historical-2528mm-diorama-kits

http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=medieval-accessories

"Tu y trouveras boire et manger"  ;)

For the palisades , why not PVC bord , you could find sheets (1 , 2 or 3 mm ) at AntenocityGamesWorkshop or PlastCraftGames !

Thanks, I'll make a note of it.

I hadn't considered plastic for the palisades, but I'll give it some thoughts.

I just decided to go all in on plastic minis for the period (for the knights and retinues) - I'll probably have to paint up some of the rivals of my knight as well, anyway, for my kids to use....  ::)

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 10:31:32 AM »
If you are going to use plastic miniatures, maybe just don't give your 'poor' knight a great helm, perhaps something more like a cervelliere or kettle hat instead.


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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 10:53:32 AM »
If you are going to use plastic miniatures, maybe just don't give your 'poor' knight a great helm, perhaps something more like a cervelliere or kettle hat instead.


Exactly: I'm buying the Fireforge Templar Cavalry & Infantry deal and am going to swap heads around to make matching sets, and There seems to be unbarded horses, too, which befits a poor upstart  :D

Plastics are nice for a game where the pieces will see a lot of handling by non-wargamers, and I can do a lot of gaming pieces for the same price as buying 3 sets of 'official' metal knights.

I ordered the Foot Sergeants, too, btw - I am going to make an armed retinue for at least my main protagonist.

Lots of cash leaving my account, but I'll have all the feudal medieval stuff I'll need for a very long time.

Now I'm waiting for my rulebooks to arrive, so I can construct some tills and and archery range (and some poles with ropes to mark the arena for dismounted fighting.

I'm a happy (eastern) bunny! Been wanting to do some feudal stuff for quite some time, and finally I get the project on tracks (at least on the supply front)!

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 07:12:06 PM »
The twins have just released some medieval civilians. I picked some up at Tactica and they're very nice :)

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2014, 07:13:37 PM »
The twins have just released some medieval civilians. I picked some up at Tactica and they're very nice :)

Sounds good - I'll be checking them out!  :)

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2014, 07:20:03 PM »
Sounds good - I'll be checking them out!  :)

Hmm... can't find them. Maybe they are too new for the website..?

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2014, 07:31:12 PM »
Black tree designs do some european villagers in their crusades range...
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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 07:39:19 PM »
Black tree designs do some european villagers in their crusades range...

Small range, but perhaps useable, thanks!

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 11:45:45 PM »
« Last Edit: April 16, 2014, 11:48:48 PM by Atheling »

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Re: Poorer Feudal Knights and other minis?
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2014, 02:10:25 PM »
Ah, thanks, they are quite lovely.

Note made!

 

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