Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Bretonnian Knights (Part 2)

The first part in this 'mini-series' saw be get somewhat distracted by the pictures and articles in White Dwarf. But now that is out of the way,  I can focus on what I am most interested in, which is identifying the heraldry of the knights used in the pictures so I can replicate them in 15mm. 

Knights from heraldry article in issue 136
If I trace things back far enough, it was this picture which is in many ways responsible for what I am doing now. The first ever issue of White Dwarf that I bought was 136 and I was intrigued by the heraldry on display in the pictures and accompanying diagrams.

As such, the main aim of what I am trying to do, is recreate the unit of knights shown in the foreground. Once I have completed these ten, I will be able to move on to the knights pictured in later issues, including the general and army standard bearer. But first things first...

These are the ones...

I've looked through a few issues where the knights are pictured and have found decent pictures of all of them, with the exception of one. Here is a list in no particular order (and please forgive my distinctly non heraldic language):

1) White with red chevron:

2) Black with white axe:

3) Red/yellow quarters with black crescent

4) Red/green halved vertically with white cross

5) Blue/white halved horizontally

6) Green/white horizontal stripes

7) Yellow with green beast

8) Blue/white quarters

9) Blue/yellow halved vertically

10 Black/white quarters with white diamonds

The only knight I could not find a clear picture of is the last one, but there is enough to tell how the horse should be painted, so it is not a huge problem.

Now all I need to do is assemble my miniatures and get on with the painting!

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