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Bretonnian Holy Order Knights

I actually brought these guys almost completed from a chap in Auckland about seven or eight years ago off Trademe.  I finally got around to finishing them off.  I added all the shields and decals for them, replaced a number of broken lances and also replaced the standard bearer’s standard shaft with a metal rod. I am a little apprehensive about posting these because 90% of the work on these was done by another chap whose name I don’t know.  If you were the painter, please let me know and I will credit you!  Please enjoy anyway.

I had originally thought to use these guys as Grail Knights but have since got a set of the fantastic Gamezone Grail Knights so these have been relegated to a Bretonnian Holy Order – they count as Knights of the Realm.

Each knight has his personal heraldry on the rear quarters of his warhorse, and the Fleur de Lis device of the Bretonnian Lady of the Lake on his shield.

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OK – How does this guy actually blow that trumpet while wearing a Great Helm? A magic trumpet perhaps? One of the mysteries of Warhammer 🙂

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The original plastic pole cut off either side of the hand and at the base of the standard. The hand and standard pin drilled and a metal rod used to replace the staff. Much more sturdy.

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More Bretonnian Knights of the Realm

Every now and then I get the urge to paint a few more knights or peasants for my Warhammer Fantasy Bretonnian army, even though I have very few games behind me using that system.  I try to stick to plain primary colours on my knights. So there are lots of Blues, reds and yellows. Every knight has his own heraldry – one of the things I enjoy most about doing this army is the heraldry.

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The musician is a 5th Edition model. I really liked how this guy came out. One of my better ones,. You can see a similar figure further down the rank in a red and yellow livery.

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The knight in the second rank has a heraldry done with decals from a Space marines decal set. Waste not want not. Behind him I used a 5th Edition helmet on a 6th Ed body.  There are quite a few of these to be seen in my army.

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Bretonnian Questing Knights

As promised here are my completed Questing Knight units. As I have said in an earlier post, these guys are really nice models. As with all my Bretonnian Knights I have gone with strong plain primary colours for their heraldry.

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Ranked up in the Bretonnian Lance formation. I am still not convinced it looks like a lance head but does make easier construction of movement trays. Talking of which – mine have a 5mm separator between ranks to keep horses from knocking noses with tails.

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This knight is the 5th Edition Baron Odo d’Outremer.  Used as is without any modifications other than a 6th Ed charger.

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This is the one plastic knight I used in the two nine-man lances. He was modified only by the addition of a great sword arm from a 5th Ed Bretonnian Hero (that figure was wielding the sword two handed so I cut the hilt off after the right hand and drilled a bit of wire in to make an extended hilt).

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This is a Questing Knight wielding a two handed axe.

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Rear view of same. I made all the guff for his saddle from spares and bits. I have no idea where the spare lute came from.

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This knight is the 5th Edition Sir Tristan model. Questing Knights don’t carry lances so I made him into another banner bearer. Added a beard as well.  All that traveling – no time to shave.

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This Questing Knight miniature is one of the ones that came in single blister packs. Do you remember those days? I think he is Sir Brian the Blessed.  His gear includes a ham and a helmet full of potatoes.

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A rear view of another knight with a saddle load of gear cobbled together from bits.

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Yet one more. One thing I can say for the Bretonnian knight and peasant sprues, they sure had a lot of extras on them,

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Knights in full charge.

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In this shot you can see the 5th Edition Repanse de Lyonesse. Her lance converted to a standard with a reliquary on top. I gave her more hair and made her a Ginger as well.

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Bretonnian Questing Knights: WIP

I have been mucking around painting these guys on and off for the last ten years – since the 6th Edition Bretonnian release back in 2004. Kind of fun to do, but I am not sure what I will ever do with them.  These are some Bretonnian Questing Knights I am working on in between painting Napoleonics.  They are pretty much completed now and when I get back home I will post new pictures.

The Questing Knight models are the best of the Games Workshop sculpts for the Bretonnian range in my opinion. The idea of a knight riding to battle with a bureau on his warhorse tickles my fancy.  They are laden down with all sorts of baggage. Stupid, but kind of cool. For this lot I have made my own ‘baggage” for the most part. The sharp eyed will also notice an older 5th Edition model or two in there as well.

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Here are a few of the first lot of Questing Knights I finished some years ago now.

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And the Battle Standard Bearer for this army. A Grail Knight Hero.

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Bretonnian Knights – by Front Rank Miniatures.

I have been building a Bretonnian Warhammer army for years and years. I have done very little gaming with this army, but it probably gives me more painting pleasure than anything else I have ever done.  I went for simple strong primary colours on the knights, and lots of drab colours on the peasantry.  I am also a notorious cheapskate when it comes to wargaming and can happily say that almost all the models in this army came from second hand stalls and internet auctions – given Games Workshop’s pricing regime for Australia and New Zealand, with a few exceptions (paints being a good example), they can take a hike.

This unit was made from converted Front Rank 100 Years Wars Knights.  The conversion was pretty basic. I took off the hands and lances and pinned and glued on Games Workshop 6th Ed Bretonnian Knight hands/arms.  I did this to keep a uniform look with the other knight’s in my army who are standard GW Bretonnian miniatures. The legs were not quite sized right to straddle one of the monstrously huge GW Bretonnian Chargers, so a bit of bending with pliers sorted that one out.  Added a few GW Bretonnian shields and symbols and Bob’s your Uncle. There is a GW knight in the unit for comparison (front left in the next photo)

ImageI am not sure where this figure came from. I thought he was a Front Rank but I am not so sure now. One of those acquisitions that you find in a box and have no fecking idea where it came from.

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The finished unit of nine knights. The heraldic decals are from a variety of sources. Old 5th Ed GW, 6th Ed GW, Space marine decals and some by a chap in the States who no longer makes them.

ImageThe command unit of this Lance of Knights.I really enjoyed doing the heraldry on these guys. The trumpeter came out pretty well I thought.

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The three tear drops on the knight at the back came from a Space Marines decal sheet. I use movement trays for all units in this army. Balsa, sand and flock.

ImageThis is about half my Bretonnian Army. Not shown are the Pegasus Knights and hordes more peasants (two units of 50 halberders and one more or 40 archers).  I also have another fifty or so knights to paint.

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