Sunday, April 3, 2016

Crusader Miniatures Foot Knights



I just finished up some foot knights by Crusader Miniatures, ready to go for some Lion Rampant. When I was painting my mounted knights I replicated the heraldry and colors of knights I could use for a variety of battles during the late 13th and early 14th century. For this batch I played it a little looser, looking to create three groups of knights fielding similar colors for use in Lion Rampant.

The red knights

The yellow knights

The black knights


I also took the opportunity to sneak in a little "local color." I live in the state of Maryland, the only U.S. state to feature a heraldic device on its state flag (don't be jealous. Also we have delicious blue crabs. I think that's the sum total of facts you need to know about Maryland!)


I thought the quartered flag on a single shield would be a little busy, so I split the individual devices across two different knights. The contemporary state flag features the devices of the Calvert and Crossland families (which were combined into the heraldry of Cecil Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore), so perhaps these knights are ancient members of those families.


I really dig Crusader's figures. I'll be trying out some other manufacturers soon but I think these miniatures will be tough to beat for sculpting, heft and price.

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic looking figures. Excellent choice of colours and schemes, just enough variation to make them look like individuals.

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  2. Superb...the shields are fantastic!

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  3. nice figures and a nice paint job thanks for sharing

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  4. Great painting and great figures. Crusader scuplts are great. cheers

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  5. Very nice. I've got to get me some of these.

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