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Author Topic: Bretonnian OldHammer Kings of War Project - new pics Sept 21, 2023  (Read 11248 times)

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Bretonnian OldHammer Kings of War Project - new pics Sept 21, 2023
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2023, 08:58:56 PM »
I suppose there’s nothing stopping folks from painting the Bretonnian knights in individual heraldry and surcoats. It definitely makes for a more visually appealing force! Peasant units in (fairly) uniform livery corresponding to the colours of the noble who raised them also looks quite sharp.

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Re: Bretonnian OldHammer Kings of War Project - new pics Sept 21, 2023
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2023, 09:18:36 PM »
I suppose there’s nothing stopping folks from painting the Bretonnian knights in individual heraldry and surcoats. It definitely makes for a more visually appealing force!
Of course nothing stops you, but the article is explicitly about them rewriting the Bretonnian fluff encouraging uniform painting, An uniform-wearing knight unit, like the crusaders, can be a very menacing look, but that is also because they are usually wearing their own colours.
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Peasant units in (fairly) uniform livery corresponding to the colours of the noble who raised them also looks quite sharp.
Yes, they look cool each unit in their lords uniform- as far as the general ragtagness allows :)

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Bretonnian OldHammer Kings of War Project - new pics Sept 21, 2023
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2023, 09:38:52 PM »
Hmm, rewriting the fluff to justify uniform knights does seem a bit lame. If a player wanted humans in uniforms they could already build an Empire force. From my perspective, one of the fun things about the Bretonnians is the individuality of the knights, contrasted with the abject poverty of the rabble. (Honestly, it has been a while since I paid much attention to GW’s lore for the setting- they kind of lost me when the Old World got wiped out and replaced with planes, or dimensions, or whatever.) You’re definitely right about uniformed knights, like crusading orders, having intimidation value. Adding a couple knightly orders to the new Bretonnians could be cool (or adding uniforms to the fluff of the existing orders).

Time will tell whether the changes resonate with the buying public. Personally, I’m still working on my late ‘90’s-early 2000s backlog and those knights will be getting individual heraldry!

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Re: Bretonnian OldHammer Kings of War Project - new pics Sept 21, 2023
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2023, 02:22:25 AM »
Love the discussion here!

Interestingly, the new fluff being written for the Old World apparently takes place long before the events of the Warhammer Fantasy, so these Bretonnians went from being more uniform to having their unique heraldry I guess?

Like you Pattus, I am still painting my way through all the old stuff, like 5th edition Bretonnians and the like. Will I ever play the Old World if it ever gets released? Unlikely, but they're fun to paint.

Thanks again,
n

 

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