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Ive recently started Bretonnians but dont like the look of armies with all different colours. So I decided to do a unified colour scheme where they are all basically the same..to look more like a military force rather than a bunch of individuals..
The problem is that theres a damn good reason why they are supposed to be all differnt colours. That is that Knights are not your average low class sh*t-kicker soldiers, they are all nobles of high stature and the lords of their own portions of lands. Hence they display their own person colours & symbols..
My basic Idea to counter this, is that they ARE all individual nobles, but have rallied under the banner of a great Lord for the duration of some grand campaign. As such they will march to battle wearing the lords colours, while bearing the symbols of their home turf, and some symbols of the Lord. (talking about the transfers).
What I need, is some deeper details.. Who is the lord? What is the campaign for? against who?
The lord is the model for the lord of Bastonne, the one with the Dragon symbol. The unified army colours are prodominantly white & blue. With some red & black here & there.
I'd like some help with ideas & then writing the fluff. Please run your ideas by me before you go writing too much in detail though ^_^
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I'm kind of in the same boat as you with this one. Im doing a Betonnian army for a january campaign but also don't like the ram-shackle look of a multicoloured army. Ive Done some research into ways of making my knights look individual whilst retaining a unified colour scheme for the army and found some interesting stuff on the net. An article on the GW bretonnian section about different patterns was quite helpful. Picking two colours and then changing the ways each of the colours are applied to the model will make the unit look very unified yet each model will have its own personal style. If your not following me then here's the link,
GW Online : Warhammer : Bretonnia : Medieval Heraldry
These are a few armies i found on the net that had a unified colour scheme
The Unleashing the Horde
As for the fluff behind your army. Im saying that each regiment of knights has sworn fealty to a lord and therefore wear his personal colours. As my army is pegasus heavy, ive chosen my lords from the Parravon lord list at the front of the army book. Also like in Kingdom of heaven your army could be part of a knightly order. This isn't quite following the proper fantasy storyline as it is the empire who have knightly orders not bretonnia, but its your call.
Your Lord could be a Lord of Bastogne who's on his way to Mousillon by order of the king to start plans for the next errantry war. Or perhaps a Lord Who's mustered his knights to go defend the honour of bretonnia by aiding a besieged Bretonnian castle in Araby.
Last edited by Agent orange; December 19th, 2006 at 15:01.
I remember in a WD they had a Bretonnian army fighting tomb kings all with knights templar colours or white back groudn and thin red cross. i mean there is a difference from peasent and Knight. all you have to do is the same colour scheme only more advanced scheme for mounted units so it will still seem like a unified army but it still makes nobles look like nobles. just a thought ^_^
I personally am making Bretonnians and having an Order of knights called the Black Templars. They have black robes with white accents and a stylized black cross on a white field for heraldry. I am liking how it's coming together except the crosses are giving me trouble.
Anyways, I made my knights all be slightly disgraced in a slight way that they found offensive to the Lady although noone else did. They then went to the Order to redeem themselves. I don't know if this idea tickles your fancy but meh.
Last edited by Master of Sanctity; December 20th, 2006 at 00:42.
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Sometimes people fall into a trap though with orders. They jump right to the Templars (sorry gentlemen) there ARE other orders. Some are holy, others are just- well... around
I'd possibly put them in the SoC. It is pretty easy to imagine that Bretts would band together for protection or organisation in such a massive war, possibly even with the King's decree that the wealthiest estate in a 50mi. radius must mass troops for an army.
On the otherhand, you could field a mercenary company. Here, you might want to convert some ramshackle-ness into the army but at the same time, you would probably paint them as a unified force. Anyone who has seen the Free Co. in France might want to try that (very dark looking though). Mercs are also cool, you get the Dogs of War rules if you want them.
I took the first option, the option of other orders. The Empire is known for fielding orders, but my army is the Blood-Knights of Wallach, which are predominately brettonian-turned-vampire. The army is easy to use as either a VC list or a Brettonian List. I like it.