Monday, May 7, 2018

More Beneath the Lily Banners: Army Building

After playing a game of Beneath the Lily Banners I was hooked. Now to create my own army.

I really enjoyed Arthur Rawdon's force from the last game.  I decided I would stick with the Cock of the North.  In reality Arthur's military career didn't last long. But pulling from Clarence's and Barry's alternate history I'm going to soldier on with him and rewrite his exploits.  Well he isn't the best commander so maybe exploits is the wrong term.
As you can see my army will consist of 4 units of foot and 4 squadrons of horse. Though these are mostly poor (Raw) militia units.  I have purposefully picked this army for the challenge of trying to get them to survive and hopefully do what I ask them to do once in awhile.
Arthur Rawdon and Hugh Magill
My army will be made up mostly of Warfare Miniatures.  However there are some Perry, Foundry, and Copplestone miniatures mixed in for variety. 
Henry Baker
Rawdon will be the army commander, with Magill and Baker as personalities commanding their own units.  That should take a little pressure off Rawdon as undoubtedly he will want to be at the head of his huge dragoon regiment.
Baker's Regt
Ah the poor foot taking casualties even in bare metal.  ;)
Rathfriland County
Where have our pikes gotten to?  I'm going to wring that supply clerks neck!
Forlorn Hope
Forward boys we must take that causey!
Magill's Squadron
Magill's squadron looking nice and professional.
Loughbrickland Pike and Shot Companies
Oh the poor rural companies of Loughbrickland and Dromore.  Can they stand to face the enemy?
Dromore Musket Companies
Rawdon's 1st and 2nd Squadron
Rawdon's shiny new regiment, 3 whole squadrons.
You might notice a few bonnet's mixed in for variety.  I got the idea from this post.

Rawdon's 3rd Squadron
Will we be in reserve all day?

Ready for priming
As you are reading this the whole army is primed, and I have started on painting all the horses.  So updates will hopefully follow very soon. 


  1. I like the look of those minis. Gonna check them out since I'm looking for something a little different to paint

  2. Very nice! I may look at the officers for more space fops.

    1. Oh you will be spoilt for choice. :)
      I have some left over I believe you can have when you come over.

  3. I can't wait to see them painted! Good luck - you've got a lot of work cut out for you.

    1. Thanks Matthew...I'm looking forward to this project. It will be quite a change of pace. ;)