Lion Rampant: My Most Productive Build Day Ever!
So this last Saturday I sat down and began making some of the models. Now, I have to admit, I'm not quick at this sort of thing. I like to take my time and try to get natural looking poses. I like to sit and consider my options, making sure the garments match. It's a part of the hobby that I often feel is neglected. It's as if we rush ahead to get them to the table, almost as if the assembly is an annoying obstacle to be overcome. I couldn't disagree more strenuously. This is the moment that brings your army to life on the tabletop. It's the moment that all the planning and saving comes together and your dreams take physical shape before you. Why would you want to rush this kind of an experience? I certainly don't.
And that's why I take my time.
The unit is led by a standard bearer which you can see on the far right of the group. The Mercenaries box set comes with some wonderful banners. It would be a sin not to use them.
And finally, I present my first four pikemen, one of whom is a standard bearer. His inclusion should be well understood by now in light of my earlier comments!
I have encountered a flaw in my planning after making these chaps. I have sheet steel cut and stuck in place for them in my 4L Really Useful Box. Trouble is, their pikes are too tall to fit! At the point of writing this, I haven't deciced to see if there is enough space in the box to let me affix them to the sides instead. If not, I'll need to get a small box that is tall enough for a dozen models.
Which goes to show that sometimes dreams do come true!