I was lucky enought to get invited by Dan to participate in the playtesting of the rules from the beginning in 2012, back then I was tryingout his not released medieval rules Scottorum Malleus, when he contacted me and asked if I wanted to try out his new big-skirmish medieval Rules that would be published by Osprey, and who am I to say no to that...
So during the last 2 years I have been giving feed back and run several test games of the Lion Rampant rules, I even had the chanse to see my contributions go in to the final draft and print of the rules :) Of course you can find my Lion Rampant AAR´s here at my blog.
Back to the Danish Hoast project, this force I´m painting for my UK based friend Tony, I have been working on it for some time but never got around to finish it so I thought it was time to make some progres and in the same time get some teasers out for the up-commning release of Lion Rampant and I hope the Hoast are finished in time to the rules are released in September 2014.
It will be a Danish Hoast that should be set in time from the Battle of Visby 1361 to the Battle of Åsle 1389 and maybe some erlier and later to, but in short the time of the King Valdemar IV of Denmark and his Daughter Queen Margaret I of Denmark. The minis are a mix of Perry and Claymore.
A basic Lion Rampant Hoast are made up of 24 points, my ideea by the way:), For this hoast I have chosen the following units:
- 2 Mounted Men-at-Arms @ 6 points each (One of them including the Leader)
- 2 Foot Serjants @ 4 points each
- 1 Archers @ 4 points
Sorry for the of focus picture, but here are The Leader with his Riddare and Svenner (Knights and Squires) from the House of Thott, Just the Leader painted so far, but the rest will have the same colour scheme in red and yellow. 5 minis left to paint
Riddare and Svenner from the House of Bybelsbak. The Danes made good use of German mercenary Man-at-Arms to in their armies. This will be the first unit I will do as there are only 2 minis left to paint, got to have a easy start:)
In Lion Rampant all mounted units are made up of 6 minis.
Danish Archers hired by the House of Grubendal and have their CoA. I would probably had mixed in some crossbow men in the unit to, if I had the minis, as I belive they didn´t field the shooters in different units. 6 minis left to paint.
Obudshaer was trained Danish and German foot troops set up for service abroad, they were well armoured and armed with Bills, Spears and other nasty tools of their trade. This unit will be hired by the House of Grubendal and have their CoA. 6 minis left to paint.
One more unit of Obudshaer this time hired by the House of Thott. 5 minis left to paint.
In Lion Rampant all mounted units are made up of 12 minis, if not Skirmishers as they are only 6 men in a unit.
If you want to read more of what to expect from the Lion Rampant rules please take a look at Dan Merseys blog there he have made several good and interesting blog posts about the rules and how they work.