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I wasnt sure if I should put this in the Amy lists section, or Fluff as its a bit of both so ive put it here instead.
Captain-General Hawkwood (General)
Edgrim Hawkood, is the 5th son of the Lord of Port Lammick and having 4 older brothers was unlikely to ever inherit any great wealth turned his attentions to the military. Rising rapidly his fathers own regiment, the High Earl of Endland (An Empire protectorate) made him a Captain-General and has put him in charge of a small army, and chaged him with roaming the Old World over and making money for his realm.
Laird Duncan Mac Frankay (Hero)
A tribal chief from the many small Islander clans that dwell on a achipeglo of Northern Endland. His clan was subdued by the forces of the crown and he was captured by men from hawkwoods regiment. He was about to be "put down" when the young Hawkwood stopped them and made him prisoner. He has remained firm friends with Hawkwood and tired of skirmishing with small bands of Sea Elves and Dark elves was more than willing to make a bit of money and have a a ruck. On the battle field he commands the First Battle.
Col. Alek Far Ranger (Chapter Grandmaster)
A southern Endishman and the Knight Commander of the Order of the Wyvern. He is a robust and charitable man, with a fondness for tavern wenches and an easy going temper. His calm manner and love of drink and good humour lead many to underestimate is martial abilities for he is a keen military mind. In battle he commands the Van.
Uthred Mountjoy (Priest)
A soldier, scop and ordained priest, Uthred hails from the midlands of Endland, and is typical of the Islands warrior elite. He served in Lord Mountjoys Regiment as a youth later being promoted to Lord Seaforths as a captain of marines. He also served in the Army of Stirland as a mercanry. His contacts and knowledge of the Empire come in very handy when the host is looking fo employment. In Battle he commands the Second Battle.
Col. Edgar Poltbuck (Engineer)
Edgar comes from a distinctly middle class background, as is common amongst those who serve as artillery officers. Well educated despite his humble origins, he joined John Glovers Trained Artillery Company. Working his way up to the rank of Captain of Guns. He is known for his good eye for ground, aim and ladies. In battle he commands the Grand Battery.
Magwitch (Wizard-Death magic)
Not much is known about Magwitch, his accent changes every day, ranging from all over Endland, The Islands, The Empire, Brettonia, Tilea, Norsca and beyond so no even knows where hes from, or what his real voice sounds like. He turned up in camp before the army sailed and has not left since. He speaks to the generals as he does to the officers and the common soldiers. He can be sociable and kind one day, and then brooding and mean the next. Some days he will walk about the camp talking to many about anything, others he will sit in his tent and refuses to move. He only goes to commanders meeting if he feels like it, and so is never requested to attend, just allowed to turn up. Despite his erratic and disturbing behavior he usually gives sound advice and his magic has come in very handy in battle. He is given no command, but allowed to oam the battlefield at will.
The First Battle
The Mac Frankey Islanders
These men are the clansmen from Clan MacFrankey, and its sworn clans of Mac Nevvin, Mac Feegle, Mac Kenny, Mac Mackie and Blude. It contains a 500 man Halberd battalion (25 figs) and a 200 man Musket battalion (10 fig detachment). It is commanded by Major Cam Mac Frankey, who is Laird Mac Frankeys cousin. Their flag is a blue banner with a white Saltire. It wears Blue and Cream colours, and is quite ragged, men in the halberdier companies have a white fetaher, men in the musketeer comapnies have a red feather.
The Mac Koney Islanders.
These men are drawn from Clan Mac Koney and its sworn clans of Mac Teeg, Mac Endel, Mac Goody, Sark, Troon and Twicker. The Mac Koneys fought against the Mac Frankeys and lost, quite heavily. They have submitted to them and are thus obliged to obey their request to send men. As its is recovering from defeat, with manpower short the Mac Koney contingent is quite poor, being mostly old men and laddies to useless for anything else. Laird Mac Koney keeping his best warriors and weapons at home. They are commanded by Major Ewan Mac Koney, and are a 500 man battalion of spearmen, with a 200 man battalion of cossbowmen. They carry a blue Islander banner, and wear blue and cream. Their spearmen sport yellow feathers, and their crossbowmen whe yellow feather with green tips.
Crews of the Sea Pig, Night Bitch and the Wind Jammer
Captain Crabb and the 400 pirates (20 figs) - milita) from his three ships. With the High elves and Empire surrounding his small fleet, Crabb through in his lot with Hawkwood after realising profits and looting was better. His command also serves as a band of arms dealers, as they usually are amongst the first troops looting the dead. Particulary hate High Elves.
The Second Battle
Hawkwoods Regiment contains two battalions of swordsmen, the first battalion is commanded by Major Asheton, the second by Major Blessed. They nearly all come from the county of laffordshire, where the hawkwoods have their estate. Each battalion is 700 strong (35 figs). They wear red and black like all Endal soldiers, The first battalion has a black plume with white tips, the second battalion has a black feather with blue tip. Each battalion has a white endland flag with the red cross. the first battalion has a number one and the second battalion a number 2 in the top left corner.
From the county of Burwickshire, and raised by Lord Glover. 400 men (20 figs) armed with muskets, and commanded by Major Sharkey. Wear red and black, but carry no banner. Plumes are black with red tips.
From the county of Veddonshire in the south, raised by lord Mordock. 400 (20figs) men armed with bows and swords. Commanded by Major Tiwaz Mordock, Lord Mordocks Uncle. wear read and black, with green plumes. No banner.
Order of the Wyvern
Knightly order, this detachment has been allowed to serve with Hawkwood for several years. While only a fraction of the chapters strength, 300 men, (15 figs) it packs a powerful punch. They wear red and white coulours and carry a red banne emblazoned with a white wyvern. They are led by preceptor Ullord Hyder.
Lord Pullens Horse
A light cavalry regiment of 200 men (10 figs - pistoleers) led by Major Edric Gibbons. They carry swords and pistols. They operate on the flanks of the army usually, as well as scouts and outiders on the march.
The Great Battery
Tod Haxeys Guns
Tod Haxey with 60 gunners, runners, artificers ect (3 figs) and 3 guns (1 cannon) called Roaring Death, Jumping Billy and Black Beth. Haxeys men wear purple and yellow clothes.
Rab Quinans Guns
Rab Quinan and 60 men (3 figs) and 3 guns (1 cannon) called Smoking Django, Old Tom and Rube. Quinans men wear red, white and blue.
Lord Ingles Horse - 200 (10 figs) man pistoleer regiment. I want these to increase my cavaly numbers
Madrigals Wandering Band - 400 flagellents (20 figs). I have half of these but need to boost their numbers before I put them in the line of battle. When finished they will take place in the first battle.
Leadbeaters Regiment - 400 Greatswords (20 figs), to be attached to the second battle.
Jon Grubbleys Guns - 60 men (3 figs +1 cannon) to join the grand battery.
Marienburger Battery Guards - A 200 man, (10 fig) detachment to protect the Grand Battery.
Glovers regiment. 200 men (10 figs) to boost Glovers regiment to full strength.
Mordocks Regiment 200 men (10 figs) to boost my bowmens numbers.
Very colorful backstory. I especially liked the development of Magwitch's personality.
These snipits weave together to form a unique army. The use of independent regiments reminds me of an excellent novel called Archer which is the story of an archer in an English mercenary company.
I wish you well on the field and in finishing your force.
p.s. in the future, I'd post something like this in one or two sections, not five.
Last edited by Rhoaran; October 22nd, 2009 at 13:55.
"...and thee shall know the Emperor's might when thy enemies fall before thy guns. No crude Orkish blade can pierce thy anointed armor, nor any twisted alien resist the sting of thy sword." ~Major Kaelen Rhodes
Thank you squire. yeah, I would have liked to post them all together but I thought It might be too long, and boring.
cheers. I'm quite liking the army myself. It looks quite impressive on the tble top, even if most of it is still grey plastic. Youve inspired me to write some fluff.