Friday, 27 February 2015

Retinue of Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, Fireforge Games

There figures represent the imaginary retinue of Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, they are the battlefield buddies of the retinue of Dafydd ap Gruffydd which can be seen (here). I've given this group better armour (great helms etc.) to signify their higher status over that of Dafydd's retinue.
Retinue of Llewellyn ap Gruffydd
group portrait
Retinue of Llewellyn ap Gruffydd
Rear View
Llewellyn ap Gruffydd was the grandson of Llewellyn ab Iorwerth (Llewellyn the Great) and is generally considered to be the last native Prince of Wales. Again I will post a more detailed account of Dafydd himself once I paint a mounted figure to represent him.

The livery colours are based on the traditional banner of the Kingdom of Gwynedd, an area of north-west Wales. Fortunately the colours also match the ones used for the House of Dinefwr (red and yellow) which will be useful if and when I play a campaign based on the rebellion of Rhys ap Maredudd along the Tywi valley.

All of these figures have been made up with cloaks to distinguish , I used as many with wolf pelts as I could find from the various plastic boxsets.

As always seems to be the case I only noticed the semi-gloss effect of the varnish on the cloak after I'd taken the photo. Hopefully a quick squirt of the matt varnish should eradicate the problem.

This figure is wielding a morning star/flail. The original model has a double headed version but I'd have thought a single one would have been dangerous enough to the owner, never mind two swinging about. A simple flick of the knife removed one of the chains.





Llewellyn ap Gruffydd was the grandson of Llewellyn ab Iorwerth (Llewellyn the Great) and is generally considered to be the last native Prince of Wales. Again I will post a more detailed account of Dafydd himself once I paint a mounted figure to represent him.