Sunday, March 11, 2012

Living by the Sword

Since it wasn't possible for me to attend this year's Tactica in Hamburg, I spontaneously visited the Spieltrieb Frankfurt Wargaming club yesterday to get some live impressions of their great "Feud of Kronberg" Impetus presentation.

Unfortunately some of my own Westerosi troops used this opportunity to betray me. The Wensington archers and the Arryn houseguard offered their services to the enemy general Kerstin and fought as sellswords alongside the guild companies of Frankfurt against their painter.

I had no camera with me, but took these photos with my mobile. I hope they can convey the great atmosphere of the terrain and the miniatures. Thanks for the great game!!!

The Hanau knights under my command, facing the treacherous Westerosi.
Kronberg infantery in the centre.
The glorious knights of Hanau attack the sellswords.
After crushing the Arryn guard, the Hanau knights turn and
attack the enemy from behind.
Some of the Spieltrieb's beautiful "disordered"-markers.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sworn to House Baratheon

Long time no see, but I finally found some time to finish another base for my ASoIaF themed Impetus army.
House Wensington is a vassal house that holds fealty to House Baratheon of Storm's End. No character of the House has appeared in the books yet but I really liked the heraldry. Most of GRRMs designs are too "fantastic" for my taste but this one, found on the Ice and Fire Wiki, is just great.

Although the Wensington house motto "Sound the Charge" suggests a more active role in battle, I wanted to depict some men-at-arms in a more defensive position. Impetus gave me a great opportunity to use the Perry AO5 box "Archers preparing for battle, hammering in and sharpening stakes".
I added a Wensington knight who gives last instructions to his archers before he is off to smash some breastplates with his hammer...