Base Size: 8cm x 4cm
Special: Javelins, Mounts
Manufacturer: Feudal Castings and Corvus Belli
The Irish Noble unit is essentially an elite Bonnacht unit and this one in particular houses my commander-in-chief. The Poor Command Structure of the Irish army makes mobile generals essential. I imagine that the general (sword raised) is surrounded by his most trustworthy men and, as well, has brought his rather disappointing son to the the battle with the hopes that some of his passion for table might be redirected towards war and conquest.
The boy is a Corvus Belli Celt model while all of the rest are from Feudal Castings. The two spear-toting models are actually from the Pictish range but I think they have a tough bodyguard look to them. Both shields were supplied with Corvus Belli Irish Kerns and the wolf design on the beige shield is a GW Space Wolf transfer that has been applied and highlighted to get rid of the flat look.
One more thing. It may seem odd to include horses in a unit of light foot. Some Impetus units, however, have the option of taking a Mounts upgrade for 1 point. This represents the fact that the Nobles would have often ridden to battle and dismounted when the fight was about to begin. In game terms then, this unit behave like cavalry for the first turn of the game and as infantry thereafter.