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Romano-British for Dux Britanniarum

Romano-British for Dux Britanniarum

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The Champion

Tutoring 8
Skill 11
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This is Gwallawc Gwerthefyr, my Warlord’s champion. Champions add some period flavour to the game, doing such things as taking part in single combat in the pre-battle phase as a way of boosting Force Morale, and protecting your Lord in combat by taking hits that would otherwise go on him.

Unlike Nobles, champions don’t have characteristics as they aren’t in the running to take over should your Lord fall in battle.

Gwallawc is the Gawain miniature from Footsore, coming in a pack with Galahad. I chose him as the champion as he looked more of a professional fighter with his leather cuirass over his mail.  I kept the colours quite muted as a result, with only the white tunic to tie him into the rest of the army. One thing I did find was that I needed to make his belt, purse and baldric stand out from the leather cuirass, whilst still looking like leather of a different colour.  I therefore gave them a buff colour as follows:

Base: Beige Brown (VMC 70.872)

1st highlight: Beige Brown 50% plus Iraqi Sand 50% (VMC 70.875)

2nd highlight: 1st highlight 50% plus Iraqi Sand 50%)

As he was looking quite dark at this stage, I deliberately chose a brightly coloured red and yellow shield transfer to offset that. The design is tilted 90 degrees as the position of his hand makes clear that he is twisting his shield and punching it forward towards his opponent.

 

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