Knight Hospitaller – Brother Knights

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This is the start of a Medieval army for Art de la Guerre. Rather than go something nice and generic that’s brightly coloured and could do any of a dozen lists I’ve gone for something different. I’m painting a Knights Hospitaller army in black: which is none of those things. However, it’s a project I really want to do and I’ve got a deadline of early May. Which means it’s going to have to move a bit quicker than I usually manage.

I’m using Legio Heroica‘s crusader line of miniatures for the figures. Best of all for this project is that they have a number of specific military order miniatures with the overcoats so I can go nuts with the black.

The first unit I’m painting is 3 Elite brother knights. These are Legio’s Mounted Knight Hospitallers – Cappa Clausa (CRU09). I was pretty impressed with these figures, the only drawback is the horses are a bit thin to hold the riders. They come with attached saddles and blankets and when I test fit the figures I found a big gap between the horse and rider miniature. I fixed this with some greenstuff, but it was tough getting them back together at the end (I painted the horse and rider separately, which worked very well).

  • Skin:
    • Base: Flat Flesh (VMC 70.955)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200) & Red Shade (VGC 73.206) — 1:1
  • Robe:
    • Base: Eclipse Grey (SC-16)
    • Wash: Black Wash (VGC 73.201) — Diluted 1:1, two coats)
    • Highlight: Base
  • Cross:
    • Undercoat: Sky Grey (VM 70.989)
    • Base: White (VGC 70.951)
  • Straps:
    • Base: German Camouflage Pale Brown (VMC 70.825)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
  • Scabbard:
    • Base: Walnut (SC-29)
    • Base – Tip: Brass (VMC 70.801)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
  • Chain mail & Helmet:
    • Base: Oily Steel (VMC 70.895)
    • Wash: Black Wash (VGC 73.201)
  • Stirrups & Sword Guard:
    • Base: Gunmetal Grey (VMC 70.863) & Black Wash (VGC 73.201) — 1:1
    • Wash: Black Wash (VGC 73.201)
  • Lance:
    • Base – Shaft: Walnut (SC-29)
    • Wash – Shaft: Inktense Wood (SC-80) — Diluted 1:1
    • Base – Tip: Gunmetal Grey (VMC 70.863) & Black Wash (VGC 73.201) — 1:1
  • Sword Hilt: Saddle Brown (VMC 70.940)
  • Saddle:
    • Base: Gobi Brown (SC-12)
    • Wash – Shaft: Inktense Chestnut (SC-81) — Diluted 1:1
  • Saddle Blanket:
    • Base: Flat Brown (VMC 70.984)
    • Wash – Shaft: Inktense Chestnut (SC-81) — Diluted 1:1

  • Bay:
    • Shadow: Black Leather (SC-32) — Airbrushed
    • Mid-tone: Brown Leather (SC-31) — Airbrushed
    • Highlight: Orange Leather (SC-28) — Airbrushed
    • Wash: Inktense Chestnut (SC-81) — Diluted 1:1
  • Chestnut:
    • Shadow: Walnut (SC-29) — Airbrushed
    • Mid-tone: Brown Sand (VMC 70.876) — Airbrushed
    • Highlight: Light Brown (VMA 71.027) — Airbrushed
    • Wash: Black Wash (VGC 73.201) — Diluted 1:1
  • Grey:
    • Shadow: Graphite (SC-03) — Airbrushed
    • Mid-tone: Medium Sea Grey (VMC 70.870) — Airbrushed
    • Highlight: Nacar (SC-02) — Airbrushed
    • Wash: Black Wash (VGC 73.201) — Diluted 1:1
  • Eyes: German Camouflage Black Brown (VMC 70.822)
  • Reins & Straps: Sandal Wood (SC-26)
  • Fasteners & Bridle: Oily Steel (VMC 70.895)

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