Western Knights

Knights Front ViewA key part of my Later Byzantine Army is the inclusion of Western Knights.  Keeping with the WAB A0A2 lists, these ‘Western Knights’ are relatively generic in WS and Armor for mounted troop types armed with lances.

When doing my historical research, the few things that were impressed upon me was many ‘Western Knights’ in Byzantine service Side View 02were more akin to Mercenaries than they were to any Knightly Order or Household Cavalry which originated in Western Europe.

Much of the equipment looks like a mixture of what would be typical for a Byzantine Cavalryman and a Frankish Knight or Sergeant.  So using Crusader miniatures, I mixed in both Early Medieval Spanish with Norman troops.  It got me close to the look I Side View 01was wanting, but still being easily identifiable as ‘Non-Byzantines.’

Again, these miniatures were painted using Army Painter brand paints and washes.  Little Big Men Studios decals and banners were added after they were done.  Here they are for your review.

 

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Byzantine Heavy Infantry

Byzantine Heavy InfantryCAM00449I don’t know if it has been procastination, work-related distractions or equal portions of both, but I am still working towards completion of my army for the upcoming T3 WAB Championships in Koblenz, Germany- I sometimes think I will be finishing my remaining figures right at the wire.

These Byzantine heavy infantry were painted using Army Painter brand paints, then a heavy wash of AP soft tone.  After they were each dry, a few highlights were added.  Nothing fancy here, just trying to have them match figures that were painted over 2 years ago using a similar method.

The project was aided by the use of Little Big Men Studios decals on the shields and banner.