So here’s my Bretonnian Mordheim Warband. As you may be able to guess, it has a slightly less-than-serious theme.
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).
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.
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!
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).
And since I had some henchmen spare, here are some nameless cannon fodder guys.
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.
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?
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.
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