Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mounted Men-At-Arms (unit #4)

Impetus Unit Type: CP
Base Size: 8cm x 6cm
Special: none
Manufacturer: Corvus Belli
Comments:
With all of my "must finish" projects completed I've started focusing on painting things just for the joy of it. I've wanted to add a couple of units of mounted English Men-at-arms to the Free Company for a while now. Although their VBU is slightly lower than their French counterparts, they lack the impetuous special rule so I'll be able to keep them under my control. This fact makes them a perfect unit to support a line of archers because they won't go charging off until I'm ready for them to.

To show that the unit is more under the control of the general I've painted the models to represent an English knight and his personal retinue. These common men-at-arms (unlike bases of more individualized impetuous knights) will hold the line and wait until their lord gives them the command to charge.

7 comments:

yorkie said...

Really nice paintjob, and an excellent addition to your army.

Steve.

Kasper said...

Excellent paintjob!

sebastosfig said...

Wow. I'm really impressed by your painting style. Now I too want to do a HYW army... Grrrrr

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

They look just great! I really like the colours you decided on.

Cheers
Christopher

Charles Feduke said...

Those look excellent.

Your blog with its awesome paint jobs have gotten my local gaming store into Impetus. I've just started work on 15mm Persians.

Dalauppror said...

very nice ! realy like to see your Impetus army grow, very inspiring!

Best regards Dalauppror

JET (aka Jason) said...

Thanks guys. The horses without caparisons are a little fiddly to paint but I still enjoy working on them. I think that the size of an Impetus cavalry unit makes it easy to stick to until the end because the end is never very far away.

Incidentally, I have enough cavalry models left to do one more unit. I'm saving them for another unit like this one. Well, different than this one, but still with a uniform unit of knight and retinue.

Nice to hear Charles. Our group is growing gradually as well. I would love to do a Persian army someday.