Footsore Miniatures Unleash The Welsh On The Barons’ War

June 13, 2022 by brennon

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Footsore Miniatures & Games has added a massive amount of models into the mix for those playing both Medieval and Dark Age wargames this week! If you were ever wondering about where to get your hands on some awesome Welsh miniatures...well, they have you sorted.

Owen I King of Strathclyde - Footsore Miniatures & Games

Owen I, King Of Strathclyde // Footsore Miniatures & Games

Leading the way as just one of the named characters in the collection, we have the mighty Owen I, King Of Strathclyde. Shown drawing his sword here on horseback, this fellow looks like he would be ready to cut down anyone who challenges him to the throne.

The character models don't stop there (and this is by no means an exhaustive look at what's available) with the likes of the Hermit Priest coming into the mix.

Welsh Hermit Priest - Footsore Miniatures & Games

Welsh Hermit Priest // Footsore Miniatures & Games

Not all priests of the period were shut up in monasteries and churches. Some of them would hide out in the mountains and valleys seeking their own form of enlightenment. They might look a bit like pagans but there might even be a hint of Christianity bubbling beneath the surface, albeit with a touch of "the old ways" about their approach to faith.

When it comes to the rank and file for the Welsh, Footsore Miniatures has produced a massive array of soldiers for both the Medieval and Dark Age period.

Welsh Poor Medieval Warriors - Footsore Miniatures & Games

Welsh Poor Medieval Warriors // Footsore Miniatures & Games

The other good thing about playing and collecting the Welsh is that their arms and armour don't drastically change between the two periods of warfare. There might be changes in the weapons they carry and the shields they use but in the round, a lot of Welsh warriors didn't step too far away from what worked.

Welsh Knifemen - Footsore Miniatures & Games

Welsh Knifemen // Footsore Miniatures & Games

You have really fun miniatures in this collection including the cutthroat Knifemen (above) and the classic Welsh Archers that were keen shots! I don't think it would be a Welsh force without a bunch of Archers in the mix.

Welsh Archers - Footsore Miniatures & Games

Welsh Archers // Footsore Miniatures & Games

There is far more for you to dive into over on the Footsore Miniatures & Games webstore. You have a good host of characters and troops that would work for both the Medieval and Dark Age period, all in lovely high-detail metal.

Welsh Wargaming Rules

So what rules to use with these miniatures. Well, Warhost has put together a supplement that dives into using The Welsh with The Barons' War. That means options for the Medieval period and the Dark Ages.

Welsh Rules - The Barons War

Welsh Rules // The Barons' War

The thirty-page digital supplement comes with rules for making a retinue of pure Welsh warriors. You can also introduce the Welsh as allies for an English force in the Medieval period or go back and use them alongside the Saxons and the Vikings. They fought alongside both.

A Bonus Miniature For June!

As well as the regular releases, orders during the month of June that come in over £40 will also nab you a Welsh King Of The Britons, Maredudd Ab Owain.

Maredudd Ab Owain - Footsore Miniatures & Games

Maredudd Ab Owain // Footsore Miniatures & Games

An impressive miniature that seriously hits all of the right notes when it comes to "mood"! I love his grim face, wild hair and flowing cloak. You could see him standing atop a mountainside, watching over his army as it marches forth into battle.

Are you going to be picking up the Welsh?

"You have a good host of characters and troops that would work for both the Medieval and Dark Age period..."

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