Well it’s March the first and another wargames army is finished! Please don’t contact your legal representative, I promised an army a month and this counts!….and if you need more reasons? It just does!
The Tercio knows that I have loads of Norman miniatures. I love their history and their image. I think their courage is unrivalled and their skills vastly superior to any contemporary. And, I have a Norman surname…..
The target was to finish a whole army and to my relief, it was finished off in a weekend. There was a momentary flutter when the rules writer Simon Miller emailed the updated army lists but the dear old Normans were unaffected.
If all the heavy lifting was done; what took a weekend I hear you ask? Well all I needed to do was reorganise the supports. I had collected a pure 1066 army, complete with a few green horses shown in the Bayeau Tapestry.
Between charges of course, one needs to keep the enemy’s heads down and that means firepower. It’s quite modest in the TTS list so didn’t require much.
I have discovered quite a natty pain free way of rebasing that I shall endeavour to detail. Firstly the Normans never made contact with the Chinese but you will need a take- away carton. Fill it with water so that your minis are ancle deep. Leave to soak….
Your minis can then be pulled out of the poly filler basing with ease. Then it’s collect the newly scored msg base and attach with….
I’ve used twenty millimetre discs for the all important heroes. Torn up cork covers the gaps.
And it was done! I still have six more knights units, some light horse and dismounted swordsmen but the beauty of a Norman host is that these will be Sicilians, Anglo- Normans, Feudal French or early Crusaders. But that is a story for another month!
I hope you enjoyed this showcase. My order from Khurasan miniatures has just arrived in time for the March target. They are terrific minis and I look forward to displaying them at the end of the month but for now I wish you a very happy Saint David’s Day!
Baldwin of Caerdydd!