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PanzerKaput’s Kings of War Spring Clean Challenge

PanzerKaput’s Kings of War Spring Clean Challenge

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About the Project

I while ago I got into Kings of War and created a Kingdom of Men army, using the Perry's Rose of the Wars range of figures, they look amazing. So I assembled a force of over 200 figures and never really got around to painting them, just played with a endless field of grey. As all things hobby the interest in the game dropped and they stayed in a box unloved and unpainted with the idea that i will paint them one day. Then the Kings of War, third edition was release and interest once again rose and I started playing it again and thought it was time for the sea of grey to have some colour. So the Spring Clean Challenge project was born.

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John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, Regiment of Foot Knights

Tutoring 3
Skill 3
Idea 3
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This is my third regiment got my Kingdom of Men army for Kings of War and this time it is John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk Foot Knights. Again as with the other regiments done, this is based on a proper unit that fought in the War of the Roses.

 

John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, Regiment of Foot Knights
John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, Regiment of Foot Knights

Again I am going with the block colour, wash and highlight and I have to say I am rather impressed with this technique for getting an army out quick and to a reasonable standard.

Again I have gone with the colours in the banner for the livery coats to bring the unit together and added some fancy patterns to them as they are Knights after all. For the Orange I have gone with Vallejo Model Colour Amaranth Red, which is a beautiful orange colour and for the Blue I have used VMC Ultramarine.

My Army List

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My Army List

Here is my 2000 point Army for Kingdom of Men.

This is a theme army based on a force in War of the Roses, minus the fantasy stuff that is. The is a living, growing and evolving list and will be updated for time to time, but at the moment this is the list that I am painting my figures towards.

 

My Army List

Kingdom of Men, 2000 points

General

Hero (Cav)

Unit Size 1

Custom name: Lord Valentino

Crushing Strength (1), Individual, Mighty, Very Inspiring

Army Standard Bearer

Hero (Inf)

Unit Size 1

Individual, Very Inspiring

Wizard

Hero (Inf)

Spellcaster: 1

Unit Size 1

Individual

Spells: Bane Chant (2), Lightning Bolt (3)

The Captain[1]

Hero (Inf)

Unit Size 1

Crushing Strength (1), Individual, Master Tactician, Mighty, Rallying (1), Very Inspiring

Foot Guard 1

Infantry

Unit Size: Regiment(20)

Custom name: Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland

Exchange shields for two-handed weapons,

Crushing Strength (1)

Foot Guard 2

Infantry

Unit Size: Regiment(20)

Custom name: Edmund Lord Grey of Ruthin, Earl of Kent

Exchange shields for two-handed weapons,

Crushing Strength (1)

Spear Phalanx

Infantry

Unit Size: Horde(40)

Custom name: Robert Lord Hungerford & Lord Molynes

Exchange Spears for Pikes, gaining Ensnare

Phalanx, Ensnare

Pole-Arms Block

Infantry

Unit Size: Horde(40)

Custom name: John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk

Crushing Strength (1)

Crossbow Block 1

Infantry

Unit Size: Troop(10)

Custom name: John Bouchier, Lord Berners

Crossbows (24″, Piercing (1), Pot Shot)

Crossbow Block 2

Infantry

Unit Size: Troop(10)

Custom name: John Bouchier, Lord Berners

Crossbows (24″, Piercing (1), Pot Shot)

Knights

Cavalry

Unit Size: Regiment(10)

Custom name: John Lord Zouche

Headstrong, Thunderous Charge (2)

Mounted Sergeants

Cavalry

Unit Size: Regiment(10)

Custom name: Henry Beaufort, Duke of Somerset

Nimble, Thunderous Charge (1)

Mammoth, The Great Bear

Monster (Cht)

Unit Size: 1

Brutal, Crushing Strength (2), Strider, Thunderous Charge (2)

Giant

Titan

Unit Size: 1

Brutal, Crushing Strength (4), Fury, Strider

 

Total Unit Strength: 24

Total Units: 14

Total Core: 1995 (99.8%)

Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter Regiment of Men at Arms

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Skill 5
Idea 5
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I have finished my second regiment for me Kingdom of Men Army and I am rather chuffed with the way these guys have turned out. Again this unit is based on a real unit from the War of the Roses, Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter.

Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter Regiment of Men at Arms
Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter Regiment of Men at Arms

For this regiment I have got for a white and red livery coat for the regiment as that’s the colours in the banner for Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter. I have any on for the block colour, wash and highlight with the base coat again. I have been quite impression by this basis approach as they look quite good and cannot wait to see them on the battlefield and that will will be the test.

I have used Vallejo Model Colour Ivory for the white, Vallejo Game Colour Gory Red for the red and for the trousers I used VCG Sombre Grey for the grey. The rest of the colours are the same of with the other regiments.

 

Robert Lord Hungerford & Lord Molynes Regiment of Pike

Tutoring 7
Skill 7
Idea 6
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As I go through my Kingdom of men Army for Kings of War I will catalogue each of the regiments. This regiment of from the centre and the pike block(s) are the backbone of my army. This is Robert Lord Hungerford & Lord Molynes Regiment of Pike, a real formation in the Roses of the Rose which I have, loosely based them on.

Robert Lord Hungerford & Lord Molynes Regiment of Pike
Robert Lord Hungerford & Lord Molynes Regiment of Pike

I did a basis block colour, wash and highlight on these as I have about 20 regiments to paint up and i want to have them finished to a reasonable standard. I started with a black primer and then painted the skin using Vallejo Game Colour Dwarf Skin.

So I started doing on the metalwork in Vallejo Model Colour Gunmetal Blue, my favourite armour colour and then a drybrush of VMC Natural Steel. I think this really works well together and give a lovely realistic feel to the armour and weapons.

I knew that the livery was going to be Red and Green as that is the colours in the standard so I first panted Vallejo Game Colour Foul Green and then painted VGC Gory Red as these colours work so well together.

After this the lining was painted using VMC Buff on some and VMC Deck Tan on others, the leather was painted using VMC Leather brown and then everything was washed using VGC Sepia Wash.

I then highlighted with the orginial colours again and bases.

A Mountain of Grey and a Pile of Grit

Tutoring 4
Skill 7
Idea 8
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So I cleverly assembled all my figures and then some and glue them to basing for King of War second edition as I stated before which means most of the hard work will building has been done, yippee.

However it does leave a field of grey, but worst than that done of the had any basing material, okay a special formulae mix which I will tell. So I had to glue this special basing mix onto all 200 plus bases, nightmare, as I hate basing figures at this stage.

 

Oh so that special mix formulae is Wilko’s Unpeakable Fine Bird Grit and Wilko’s Unpeakable Coarse Bird Grit. I mix them about two parts fine grit to one part coarse grit.

I think the results are rather good and realistic for earth with some rocks/stones in.

 

Here is the end result minus the cavalry

The Planning

Tutoring 9
Skill 8
Idea 10
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As I have well over 200 figures to paint is banners to make, etc, and actually I am not the worlds quickest painter I have decided to go with a block colour, wash and highlight for the main core of the army and spent some time of the heroes, leaders and monsters.

The Planning

So I have broken the Army into four elements, wing or more correctly battles that have a common theme running through them , be it colour or symbols on the banners.

I have actually based the banners and liveries used on real units that fought in the War of the roses.

The Planning

So the battles are made of of a number of Regiments of 20 men.

Sir Augustus Greene of Hamilton

Central Battle, unified with green in their livery.

Pikemen Block 1, Robert Lord Hungerford & Lord Molynes

Livery: Red and Green

Pikemen Block 2, Henry Bouchier, Earl of Essex

Livery: Black and Green

Handgunner Block, Edward Neville, Lord Abergavenny

Livery: Green and White

Crossbow Block, John Bouchier, Lord Berners

Livery:Yellow and Green

The Planning

Sir William Fox of Wembley

The left Battle, All banners have a Lion on them

Foot Knights, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland

Livery: Red and Black

Pole-arm Block, John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk

Livery: Blue and Orange

Longbow Block 1, John de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk

Livery: Blue and Yellow

Longbow Block 2, Sir Thomas Howard & Earl of Surrey

Livery: Red and White

The Great Bear, William Viscount Beaumont

Livery: White

The Planning

Sir George Fyre of Thrumaston

The right Battle, All banners have a Dragon/Wyvern on them.

Foot Knights, Edmund Lord Grey of Ruthin, Earl of Kent

Livery: Red

Pole-arm Block, Henry Holland Duke of Exeter

Livery: Red and White

Longbow Block, Thomas Lord Clifford

Livery: White

Artillery/Canon, John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewbury

Livery: Red and Black

The Planning

Sir Muffin Stanley of Humberstone

The cavalry Battle, All banners have a Horse on them.

Knights Block 1, John Lord Zouche

Livery: Blue and red

Knights Block 2, William Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel

Livery: Red and White

Mounted Sergeants, Henry Beaufort, Duke of Somerset

Livery: White and Blue

Mounted Scouts, John Touchet, Lord Audley

Livery: Yellow and Red

The Planning

The Begining

Tutoring 7
Skill 7
Idea 10
2 Comments

I while ago, about three years ago, I got into Kings of War and created a Kingdom of Men army, using the Perry’s Rose of the Wars range of figures, as they look amazing. So I assembled a force of over 200 figures but never really got around to painting them as the huge numbers actually scared me off. So I ended up just played with a endless field of grey.

As all things hobby the interest in the game at the club dropped and they stayed in a box unloved and unpainted with the idea that I will paint them one day.

Then the Kings of War, third edition was release and interest once again rose and I started playing it again. This time though I am determined to actually paint the wee little men, complete with livery, banners and even paint on the figures, lol and thought it was time for the sea of grey to have some colour. So the Spring Clean Challenge project was born.

The Begining

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