Tilean Knights

I wanted some very ‘Tilean’ knights for the NPC forces of the various city states in my campaign, particularly Prince Girenzo of Trantio’s bodyguard. So, like I did with my pikemen and swordsmen, I turned to RW history for inspiration. If the Empire is a bit Germanic, then Tilea has to be a bit ‘Italian Wars’. One of the books I am using for research had some helpful images on the cover …

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Prettily decorated barding and bare wood lances. “I can do that!” I thought, and so started work on my Italian Wars Gendarmerie from Wargames Foundry.

I forgot to get lances when I bought the figures, so I had to carve my own out of barbeque sticks, but that was ok ‘cos it meant I could just wood-stain them and use as is!

Here is the entire regiment:

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Now for the designs, some inspired directly by the book cover, some inspired by a google images search …

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As I have mentioned in other posts, I have no idea where/when the figure sculpture got his idea of fluted armour with weird shoulder plates, but hey, it doesn’t matter as the Warhammer World is a fantasy world, and oddly decorated armour is the least of its diversions from historical reality.

 

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