Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Medieval foot

I just painted these miniatures.

They are intended to act as the enemies of my coming Saracens for the Crusader project. The plan was to use them as a small group of Latin medium infantry in mixed formation.

This infantry unit are mixture of different parts and makers but mostly from Fireforge games. 
I just got some boxes from Fireforge Games that a friend and I split to get more different parts for less bucks. A nice idea that was perfect for a start collection of medieval miniatures.

I painted them in blue and white because I wanted them to be rather generic and thus could be used for my “put on hold” medieval Scandinavian project. The commander was based on a round base instead to be easily identified but still in the same style as the others. His heraldic or colors are also painted rather generic to able him to fit into different types of games.

All of the miniatures are single based to allow skirmish type of games, with a movement tray this will be no problem for larger types of games.

Starting with the spearmen to the left, its a Fireforge Game Foot Seargent with a plastic roundshield from Gripping Beast plastic Dark age warrior kit.
The bearded crossbowman is a Fireforge miniature with the head from Gripping beast Dark age warriors.
The archer is a Fireforge miniature with arms, bow and arrows from an old plastic GW Bretonnian archer.
Next in line is the spearmen, he is the same Bretonnian archer but with arms, spear and shield from Fireforge.

 The crossbowman is all from Fireforge.

The archer is a old Bretonnian with a Fireforge head.
The spearman is from Fireforge but with his bearded head from Gripping beast Dark age warrior.

The axeman with the cross is from Gripping Beast plastic Saxon Theng box but with a head and shield from the Fireforge box. I wanted the cross on a crusader infantry.

Lastly their commander, he is a Fireforge miniature but with the head from one of their heavy infantry boxes, his arms are from Gripping Beast and I think it was from the Saxon Theng but it could have been the Viking Hirdmen box.

With some extra roundshields and some harry faces this is a rather character full group. So I can highly recomend the Fireforge games kits. And by adding some bits from other makers like roundshields and such you end up with a great collection that was really funny to put together.

Did I mention I love roundshields...


  1. Greate addition to your collection !

    "“put on hold” medieval Scandinavian project" ... please un hold it again:)

    Best regards Michael

  2. Superbe peinture comme toujours, je commence a aimer cette période là. A bientôt Christian.

  3. Beautiful troops, a great work with the colors...

  4. Very nice indeed, I love the colours and the groundwork.

  5. Nice troops indeed. I also think that you have managed to give
    the miniatures individual character using a big variety of heads.
    The Scandinavian project is thrilling but I have also put this on hold myself. :) I will also write some lines on my blog about both the soldiers and the cavalry from Fireforge games.