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Sunday, 5 April 2009

My 'Bretwalda' Warband...

As it was sunny this afternoon, I took a few pics...trouble was, it was too sunny, so apologies for the pic quality!! It's been a while since I photographed outside and I'd forgotten that 'bright overcast' is a far better bet than 'bright sunshine'....
So, here's what I use for 'Bretwalda'. It's a fairly typical warband. 4 characters , a unit of comitatus, two units of ordinary warriors and a few skirmishers.
I was a bit limited in troop choice, ,cos most of my 'Arfur' figs are at James Morris' house, after he collected them for me from GW HQ the other week (they were there for photographing for WAB 2.0, although whether they'll make the cut...??? Who knows??)
So, anyway, my Welshies for Bretwalda...gathered by the Ford ready for battle!

Another view of the whole warband...
The Teulu...note the spiral shield patterns - a design 'borrowed' from Professor Guy Halsall's rather splendid Romano-British army...


The heroes gather in the front rank of the Teulu....
Close-up view of the characters with their repainted shield designs...
Round 3 of Bretwalda is tomorrow, where I team up with my mate Phil and his evil Picts who kicked my ass last week. We are fighting against a Romano-British/Saxon coalition, although I don't yet know the scenario, as I'm not drawing those til all lists are in..am still waiting for two, despite requesting them in last week...
For anyone thinking of running a similar campaign, here's a warning. Don't expect people to actually email lists in ahead of games, cos they won't....well, some will...probably most, but there will always be some who can't get it together in time... Drives me mad and utterly buggers up the organisation of everything...

2 comments:

Paul Leach said...

Nice pics despite the sunshine. Thanks for posting, Andy.

grwh2 said...

"a design 'borrowed' from Professor Guy Halsall's rather splendid Romano-British army..."

But done rather better than he did! Thanks for the comment. Coming from you that is praise indeed.

Great pics and figures as ever, Andy.