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I have started to collect Bretonnians and I would like to have some Mounted Yeomen... yet they are 10 bucks a FIGURE...outrageous I was wondering what you guys did to get them? I was wondering about empire riders and swapping out the torsos/heads/arms from either a men at arms or bowmen box? Does this work or does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks!
Armies: 40k: Imperial Guard, Orks Fantasy: Skaven
The standard build is pistoliers legs with maa upper I belive.
Never gave it a go myself and you're right, would never pay that price for them.
Hopefully they'll be plastics one day!
I bought a couple of the actual figs, and just built the rest from my old archers and horses. They don't look the greatest but when I mix them in with the rest of my unit it looks fine.
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Take note though, the empire pistolier legs are very well armoured though, and in a style that's more modern than the bretonnian style. Empire being early renaissance and Bretonnians firmly medieval.
The price for not very good dated models was an issue for me and I looked at the Empire pistolliers and they were as Zema pointed out too well armoured for peasants. To solve the problem I came up with the idea of a 'hunter' type unit to count as yoemen, with some wolves from the wolf rider box I have plenty of (they made great dire wolves before the latest VC release) and some excess bowmen I rarely use I plan put them on a single cavalry base so the wolf can represent the S4 on the charge and the bowmen the S3 horse attack and of course he has a bow like the yoemen do. I can imagine a small group of men with tamed animals scouting ahead of the main force would be feasable for a Bretonian army especially as the knight aren't really comfortable with letting peasants ride horses.
BEN DIESEL FTW!!!
I don't think I've paid more than $4 for each of mine. I got a couple half price at my local store and the rest I've got from ebay for $2-4 each.
But you are more than welcome to convert some. I like the men at arms idea and have seen it do alright. The pudding is in the paint job. You can always find different legs or convert the legs or just do a blanket/robe from greenstuff over the regular legs. Pistolier horses are great. You could use the legs from the marauders and tops from M@A.
That said, I sucked it up a long time ago and bought ten. Ouch!
An idea I've had if I want to field more is to pick up the Glade Riders box, use those horses and legs (yeah, the're elf horses, but they're different from the Bret horses), and then use MaA and Bowmen from there. It takes care of the armored leg problem.
Last edited by Tekore; May 9th, 2009 at 14:41.
Using Pistoliers would work if you're good with green stuff since you could scrape away the armour on the legs and sculpt clothes over it which wouldn't be too difficult as the clothes peasants wear are fairly tatty anyway. In fact if your good with greenstuff you can make cheap alternatives to a lot of things come to think of it.
BEN DIESEL FTW!!!