The display bases at this year's Adepticon SAGA tournaments put mine to shame, but next year, things will be different. Well, at least I hope so...
Like many of the best display bases at this year's event, I want my display base to tell a story. Inspired by my mounted Mordred model, which looks like it's about the chuck a spear into some poor *******'s chest (or back), my display base will depict a battle scene. More specifically, it will portray the rout of a Saxon warband. Casualties will lie scattered on the ground where the Saxon shield wall once stood. The ranks of my Britons will be advancing and on one flank the Briton cavalry will be galloping ahead of Briton infantry, in pursuit of the fleeing Saxons.
The models that I will use for the prone casualties arrived this afternoon. They are made by Curteys Miniatures and sold by 1st Corps, out of the UK. The two columns on the left are Saxons and the two columns on the right are Britons. The models are resin and the detail is amazing. For casualty models, I give these 4.5 out 5 stars. Or, if you prefer, 4.5 out of 5 butchered Saxons.
I ordered some blisters of birds from Kromlech, hoping to get a good crow/raven for Morgan Le Fay's base. In contrast the Curtey models, these models are terrible -poorly sculpted and cast.
Nevertheless, I was able to find one that, with a bit of GS, will work for what I need.
If I do, on occasion, play my Britons as all infantry, then I need 5 HG on foot to replace my 5 mounted HG. I distinguish my HG by their cloaks -HG have them, warriors don't. I'm not going to include any War Banners in this warband, but I want each Briton unit to have a Roman style Draco. I ran out of cloaked models that are suitably posed, so I broke out the GS and added a (passable) cloak to the standard bearer from Footsore's Mordred blister.
The models the foreground will be my auxiliary unit of foot HG. The models in the year will be my first string HG foot. I love the model holding its helm in its arm. It's made by West Wind Productions.