I've been looking at some of the sculpts sold by Black Tree Designs and when they had their summer sale I took the plunge and ordered a couple of blisters that I thought would work nicely. I purchased figures from their fantasy range Men of Averaign (all of which make great Bret alternatives) as well as some from their Hundred Years War Range. Lets take a look at how they worked out.
First up are the foot knights. This unit is a bit on the small side so the addition of a Standard and a couple of generic foot knights has gone a long way to fleshing it out. I now have it up to a unit of 14...I'd love to get it up to around 20 but the last few Foot Knights I need from the Citadel range are proving very challenging to find. Anyway...here they are with their new Standard Bearer and some reinforcements....sadly there are no appropriate musicians I could find for this unit.
Next up are the Retainers. As you may remember this unit is already of significant size (18 troops) but needed command to finish it off...so the addition of three command models brought the unit up 21...which is my favorite size unit for photographic reasons. This command set is a combination of standard bearer and musician from the Averaign range and a leader from the Hundred Years War Foot Knight Command pack. I think they work quite well together and really bring this unit up to speed.
Lastly we have the archers. Here I was able to employ the Averaign Archer Command pack directly and the fit was perfect right off the bat. I'm really happy with how these additional figures bring this unit together so nicely.
Well there you have it...I think they are looking quite nice now and ready for me to finish cleaning flash etc, base coat, and paint. However I will probably put these guys back in storage for now as I have other things that I would like to get finished before the Oldhammer in the New World event in October....
...more on that later...