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Started by Carl Fisher, December 04, 2021, 05:48:56 pm
Quote from: Andy Miller on January 13, 2022, 08:43:57 pmMr Hawes,Would that be the Earl Bernard of Deliasmith who has the squires Matt Hews and Beau Tiffle, with the drummer from Turkey?
Quote from: Mike Whitaker on January 16, 2022, 04:09:36 pmWhat have folks settled on for a basing standard?
Quote from: Rob Farley on January 17, 2022, 06:22:41 pmI like the look of the new conquistador miniatures from Wargames Atlantic. Would these be suitable for use as European mercenaries, or are they too contemporary?
Quote from: Rob Brady on January 25, 2022, 08:59:09 amI would be interested, what are the time scales to get a army together?
Quote from: Carl Fisher on January 26, 2022, 03:59:53 pmI have had some questions about how best to form a Retinue using a minimum of Perry Boxes - here is a suggestion based on the basic Noble Retinue.This uses 2 boxes of WotR foot.Using the maximum 18 billmen per box and 18 archers,Gives 2x Retinue Archers (expert) 12 points2x Retinue Billmen 12pts1x Foot men at arms 6pts (use the armoured command)1x Militia Billmen 5pts1x Militia Archers 4ptsTotal 39ptsIf you want some Scurrors and mtd men at arms, then the cheapest solution is a box of Light Horse, split them with the more armoured bodies as men at arms, and use some of the fuller helmets from all sets, use the lighter armoured as Scurrors! Perhaps enhance the difference by using the Lance arms only for the men at arms.Obviously if you add a box of mercenaries as well your options multiply, remember the mercenary box can be used to create additional Billmen instead of pikes (12 halberd/bill heads are included).You often see deals for three packs of Perry plastics.Hope this helps the newbies to the period.Obviously if you have other armies then a bit of subbing will be allowed, as long as it is obvious, 100 years war armies aren't too off, plus some of the older Warhammer Empire troops don't look to bad, a little later but not impossible! Likewise any Landsknecht armies will sub fine for Mercenaries. As long as it is obvious what troop type they are. If in doubt just ask!