But I seriously want to start Bretonnians and here's why?
- There is a huge range of alternative miniatures available allowing you to customise your army look,
- They are completely different to my 3 current armies (Ogres, High Elves & Dwarfs)
- The fluff is cool and has strong links to Medieval history of which I am a fan; have strong memories of listening to the music from the Laurence Olivier version of Henry V when the French charge at Agincourt and watching the movie with my Dad.
- Their historical links strengthen even more your ability to customise your armies look.
- I believe I can do the army justice painting/modelling wise
There are risks involved namely (a) cost and (b) what happens if GW kills them off, I don't believe they will but GW has never been known for rational thought.
So here's the plan
- Get hold of a copy of the book and read read read
- Sort out 3 lists to guide initial purchases 1200pts, 2000pts and ultimately 2400pts.
- Identify suitable miniatures other than GW
- Plan an army theme and colour scheme (not Teutonic as I've seen it at CTA)
- Buy and paint.
I've never really started an army from scratch with a full on plan before even with Ogres I got them and then randomly started painting them so this army will be different. I will plan out everything first and then buy stuff. No rush at all so thinking 12 months before I will have a 2400pt force to use.
In the interim I have been looking at alternative miniatures and have found a lot, some of which I wanted to buy regardless just for the hell of it.
|Conquest Games Norman Cavalry|
|Fireforge Games Mounted Sergeants|
|Fireforge Games Templar Knights|
|Fireforge Games Teutonic Knights|
|Fireforge Games Infantry|
|Perry Miniatures Hundred Years War Knights|
|Perry Miniatures Norman, Fireforge Sergeant, GW Bretonnian, Fireforge Templar, Conquest Games Norman|
|Fireforge Games Teutonic Knight on left - GW Bretonnian on right|
And finally because this idea really attracted me was to depart from the standard Medieval theme and build a Bretonnian army using Roman miniatures, only drawback is the lack of variation in cavalry unless you mix periods with Imperial and late Eastern Empire Cataphracts that and use a lot of Green stuff.