Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fireforge Men-at-Arms

This entry is 24 Men-at-Arms from Fireforge games. These are made from the Foot Sergeants box set. Slowing down a bit. I spent the weekend gaming rather than painting so this is all I have this go round.

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.

8 comments:

  1. My goodness, all these in a weekend? I wish I could get that much done when I was slowing down.

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    1. I could only wish this was a weekend's work. I didn't get any painting time during the weekend because I was playing. These guys were late night cram sessions the rest of the week.

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  2. Those are awesome. Ive been eyeing those guys for a while now.

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    1. Thanks Nick. I highly recommend them.

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  3. Great figures. They look very good.

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    1. Thanks Fritz. After building over eighty of these I'm still thinking of new things to do with them. Definitely worth buying.

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  4. Wow - nice work! Always fancied a box of these...

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    1. Thanks Mike. I recommend them. Great value for money. I'm looking at some metal minis to give some character to the front ranks and command, but for bulking out an army they are fantastic.

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