|Twelve swordsmen and twelve crossbows.|
These were done for Lion Rampant, hence the twelve man units. This is a fun game that the boys like to play from time to time. I have eight more of each of these types to bring them up to twenty for Kings of War.
The first unit is twelve sword and shield men. I threw in a few other weapons just for variety. These are very nice models, versatile and pretty. They are easy to paint but, I think, are very handsome. All of the shields are hand painted. At some point, after much practice, they will get some sort of symbol on the shield, but for now, simple designs are enough.
The armor and gambesons take a wash very well. The tabards are not fun to paint and don't really take a wash at all. they are ripe for some free hand, but I haven't decided on what to paint.
The next unit is twelve crossbows. Again, the models are very versatile. These are the same box set as the spearmen I painted for last year's challenge. This gives me three units for Lion Rampant. Once I add some bows, a couple of mounted units and some bidowers I'll be done.
I highly recommend this set to anyone looking for early medieval units.