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A friend of mine had the idea of making jump pack equipped fire warriors on flying bases, and using Epic scale figures to represent troops on ground level. Even though he never got that far, I really like the idea, and I want to try something similar.
The new WHFB bretonnian set is out, and one of the new units is a plastic pegasus knight that in my opinion kicks some major bottom. The army deal contains three of them, and I want to do something special to really make them stand out as the centerpiece of my army.
The plan is to use Warmaster figures on the (50mm square) bases, allowing me to make little mini-dioramas. I thought about using the character blisters to represent a duel between rival heroes... Though they're really small, the character models are mode dynamic than the rank-and-file troops, so I think it'll be easier to make them interact.
Another idea was to use some Trebuchet models to seem like artillery emplacements (the trebuchet being another new Bretonnian unit), and casualty markers making the knight soar over a battlefield strewd with fallen warriors.
Yet another is to use a warmaster pegasus mounted character to represent another knight in the unit, flying at a lower level.
Also just using normal troops would look nice, I think. I imagine a lance formation of knights about to storm into a block of dark elf spearmen (my regular opponent plays dark elves, if I paint them in his scheme our games will be really colorful). Or a line of archers behind their defensive stakes on a hill...
All in all I feel there're a lot of conversion opportunities, but I just wanted some feedback. Is this a bad idea? The bases will look distinctly different than the others in my army, which is the plan. I just hope it'll make them stand out, instead of just looking tacky.
Well you've definetly got some nice ideas there. I really like the idea of modelling the trebuchet in an emplacement.
I also like your idea of using warmaster models to try and make your Pegasi look like they're flying high. Yet I'm not sure it'll look good on the battlefield. As a diorama I think it would kick some major ass, but when you put your nicely modeled bases beside other troops I think they may look rather silly. Still give it a go as it has potential and is a good original idea.
...and hey whatever happens Bretonnians are a really, really gorgeous looking army, a positive riot of colour.
(Oh yeah, and post a pic when you've got something ready, I'm looking forward to it)