Sunday, 3 May 2015
And here we are now.
The plan was to use them as Mercenary German knights in my Medieval Scandinavian project. It seems that during all of middle ages German mercenaries where deployed by at least Danish and Swedish interests for bolstering their own ranks or added needed troops types not found in the army. The German mercenaries would be continued to be used far after the middle ages for that matter but thats another story.
I wanted to go all out with the miniatures so I added the nicest helmets I could find and painted them in colours and heraldry that I liked. I think that the colour combinations or heraldry are really to "modern" for my other miniatures in this project but when I had the chance I really thought I should go all out, history be damned...
They have taken many late nights to finish and I really like the end result.
These are the first six miniatures on a planned unit of twelve. The other six are built and primed but I havn´t started paint on those so it will take some time before they are ready.
On their own these six can be used as a small unit of Knights in Hail Caesar or a unit of Knights in Lions Rampant.
The banner and many like it can be found at Michas blog: http://michasfiguren.blogspot.se/
So there you have a start of a small unit of German mercenary knights or maybe even a start of an Holy Roman Empire army... Only time will tell.