First of all, forgive me my typos - the cat is on me as I type this, and won't be dissuaded by threats nor bribes.
recently joined a wargaming club that focuses on Warhammer Ancient
Battles, the now-unsupported version of Games Workshop's famed (and now
equally-unsupported) game of fantasy battles. As such, I've begun
building an army of Teutonic Knights for the game - I figured an army of
heavy cavalry would result in fewer models to have to paint, plus the
Teutonic Order had easy heraldry to paint - black cross on white surcoat
or shield, who could ask for simpler?
So here are the first two models from that army, my general - the Order's Hochmeister,
or High Master, armed with a lance and astride a warhorse, and the Army
Standard Bearer. With these two among the ranks, I needn't worry about
These were made from the Fireforge Games'
Teutonic Knights plastic boxed set; each box makes 12 knights, and my
two units of Knights both number 10, so I had some extras to play around
Here are a few more shots of the Hochmeister,
including the freehand on his shield - the most elaborate freehand I'm
going to do for this army, I think! I must have redone that eagle four
or five times!
realized as I was painting these figures that these are the first
cavalry I've ever painted as well. How about that. Anyways, here's a
few more shots of the Standard Bearer, whose lance needs a touch-up now
that I see it in pictures. Funny how things get past the naked eye but
not the camera...
Bases are done with Army Painter brand medium brown grit, winter grass tufts and Army Painter snow effects.
So that's two heavily-armored knights down, another 34 Brother Knights to go, plus Livonian allies...