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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

More Painting Guides - Bretonnia

Hi All,

Lots to report, but I keep on reacting to the next thing. I was starting to think about banners and heraldry for my Bretonnians when I stumbled upon this post from Jaeckel Alone.

You can get the images from him but these two examples jumped out at me.




The articles have a few line art banners, but I couldn't seem to find any big banners like I had imagined. I think many of the ones you see around on the internet are from 4th or 5th edition  army books. For Bretonnians I only found something that was labelled 5th edition. No banners, but some good tips for painting those plastic Knights of the Realm.


This sheet looks like it will be helpful in planning.

I'll follow up with this.

Thanks for looking.

13 comments:

  1. Definitely looks of use! When I was (trying) building an army for Warhammer, in the 6th edition days, I was always attracted to Bretonnians but also massively intimidated by the thought of painting heraldry.

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    1. Hi Bill, yes it does seem to be rather intimidating. I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I've never actually tried, so I'll be sharing my attempts.

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  2. Good idea. I have painted tons of adventurers and soldiers for my (still not finished) KoW human army.
    Now, I have less excuses

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    1. Hi Cedric, good to hear from you. The hardest part withheraldry is taking the first step.

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  3. I remember those, they were I believe in a White Dwarf. They are also proof that very simple heraldry often looks the best

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    1. Hi Iannick, I negelected to mention that Jaeckel said the articles were in WD's 136 and 137. My thoughts right now is that the heraldry gets fancier as the knights get higher in standing.

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  4. My mostly notional Bretonnia army is going to be based in one province, so I made a full sheet of the heraldry planner, and then worked my way through all the ordinaries, with the idea that every knight has the same colors, but different heraldry derived from that of the province.

    Then of course the project languished, and I never quite figured out how heraldry on the horses would split. The 6th edition horses may have been monstrously large, but the embossed shields at least made that part easier to work out...

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    1. Hi Lasgunpacker, that sounds like a reasonable way to go about it. One thing that springs to my mind is my own Mighty Empires campaign world.Much to ponder.

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  5. I've done something very similar to this in the past when painting my own Brettonians: draw out the designs on paper first. Indeed, I think I had more felt-tip pens than my (then) primary school children :-) .

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    1. Hi Hugh, I did something similar with colored pencils and then switched to digital. I've done heraldry in GIMP and then bought the Inkwell Ideas Coat of Arms program.

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  6. Looks like a cool project. Should come out nice with some time and effort. Good Luck!

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    1. Hi Stew, that's the rub. Do I have the patience to see it through? We shall see.

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