Knights of the Round Table – A Mordheim Warband

We’re Knights of the Round Table
We dance whene’er we’re able

So here’s my Bretonnian Mordheim Warband. As you may be able to guess, it has a slightly less-than-serious theme.

We do routines and and chorus scenes
With footwork impeccable

Yes, it’s based of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. No coconuts in sight, but that’s because horses aren’t very useful in Mordheim, so they left them at home.

It’s not 100% accurate – I was going for theme more than accuracy (hence, for example, lack of sun icon on Arthur’s shield), but since I didn’t want to do a full Monty Python Warhammer Fantasy army I just did this warband instead (and it fits the theme of the movie better, I think).

We dine well here in Camelot
We eat ham and jam and spam a lot

All the knights and squires (I never worked out whether Bedevere’s squire actually has a name, so he’s just “Bedevere’s squire” on all the lists) are converted plastic Bretonnian Men-At-Arms and Longbowmen models, with appropriate knight parts for arms, heads, and gear.

We’re Knights of the Round Table
Our shows are formidable

Painting white – this was back in the day before glorious foundation paints, let alone the new white foundation paint – was a pain, but since they’re not that clean in the movie…

That’s my excuse for the not-quite-smooth white and I’m sticking to it!

But many times we’re given rhymes
That are quite unsingable

Since you only get 1 questing knight and 2 knights errant in the Bretonnian warband, Robin and Galahad got demoted to Henchmen (squires have crappy stat lines, even though they’re heroes).

We’re opera mad in Camelot
We sing from the diaphram a lot

And since I had some henchmen spare, here are some nameless cannon fodder guys.

In war we’re tough and able
Quite indefatigable

Of course, I had to make Camelot as well (it’s only a model!). I just took a picture of the Camelot castle I found online (no citation, which is bad of me). I printed it out and stuck it onto the top of their transport case.

Between our quests we sequin vests
and impersonate Clark Gable

And they all fit nicely – I even have a spot free if I ever decide to give them a second hired sword. Who’s the first one?

It’s a busy life in Camelot

Tim the Enchanter, of course. Game wise he’s a warlock, which technically Bretonnians can’t take – but people usually let me anyway coz it’s not like it’s a very serious list. I’m really proud of Tim’s head – it’s an empire wizard one, with extra horns to match the character from the movie.

I have to push the pram a lot

And here’s the whole gang again, this time clickable for a bigger (not very good and slightly out of focus) picture.

 

On second thoughts, let us not go to Camelot. ’tis a silly place.

– lyrics from Knights of the Round Table (Camelot Song) from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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