Monday, March 30, 2009

The Men-at-Arms

Hey Everyone

Hope you guys are enjoying the pictures and entries on a fantastic hobby: Warhammer! I'm Josh, and I worked with JQ on shooting the pics, and he invited me on board to help write some of the entries. One thing for sure, JQ and I really appreciate you guys for the comments, and just simply reading this blog. It inspires us to shoot more and write more.

This time we have a portrait shot of one of JQ's Men-at-Arms.

Clad in chainmail, spear and shield in hand, Bretonnia's Men-at-Arms come from many backgrounds as recruiters go throughout the kingdom in search of willing recruits who see an opportunity of glory on the battlefield (and possibly escape from poverty). Even though they are only trained to wield their weapons with basic skill, effective deployment of these regiments combined with the coordination with other Bretonnian units, would make the preposition of engaging the Men-at-Arms a calculated gamble. Although one Men-at-Arms alone may not even prove to be a challenge, a regiment of them can bog down a resilient enemy, in time for the intervention of allied forces (provided the Men-at-Arms can last long enough...)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Aisnhald Warrior

Lone Knight
The Knight Does not speak.
He Does not Falter
He defends the weak
And destroys the corrupt
He defends the helpless
To prove his honour
He holds his lance
Urges the Horse into a Gallop
He prepares for the charge with a shake
Mutter of prayer to the Lady of the Lake

The Knight of the Realm.

Other side note: Still at it with my Men-At-Arms, really darn slow at doing my models now but oh well, busy busy life. But we will have Joshua writing the next few entries while i take a break and focus on my painting. So give him a hand ;). Cheers

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Knights of Bretonnia

Yet another Knight of the Realm from Bretonnia.

I like this pic though for it has a wallpaper quality in it. The colours are pretty blueish and clear. But it is the focus and the angle that gives the Knights a very glorifying look.

Im sure my friends are pretty much just gonna give me the blatant "Bretonnian Knight Sux" comment. But im just going to be ignorant and say they rock. Besides.. I always still own their ass in warhammer. HEHE

The Knights of the Realms
Knights of the Realm from Aisenhald

Monday, March 09, 2009

Blade and Steel

The Lance is never the mainstay of the knight. He only uses it on the charge.
It is his sword and shield tht keeps him alive.

The Steel of the BLade is kept sheath in peace time. It is never drawn even in the jousting competition unless it is a sword melee competition, of which, blunted weapons and not the knight's sword would be use.

The Blade and its steel, and the Plate Armour of the knight. Greatest Companions to the Chilvarous Individual.

The Knight and His Sword
The Sword of a Knight of the Realm

Monday, March 02, 2009

Knightly Duel

Every Lord, Duke or King's Castle deep within their halls and on their Jousting Courts of Bretonnia, we will occasionally witness the duel between Fellow Knights, contesting for the fair maiden of the Tourney.

A battle between both steed and men and the prowness with the lance. Bretonnion Knights travel all over to attain fame and fortune and also the maiden of the court.

Here we have two knights meeting off before the Joust.

The Faceoff
The Two Knights meet off, each bearng their respective heraldry and putting their honour on the line for their prize, the maiden of the court.

This photo was inspored by George R R Martin's Graphic Novel called the Hedge Knight in which one scene showed two Renowned Houses battled of.

George R R Martin's Song of Ice and Fire inspires me. Best Fantasy Knightly Novel ever.

Cheers all