The gaming and drinking extravaganza that is Ayton 2017 is fast approaching, and I'm actually on track to have everything finished in time without a last minute panic. There's a first for everything it seems!
My Lion Rampant retinue represents an Italo-Norman and Saracen alliance, for a bit of variety.
The Saracens make up the the bulk of my force, in terms of quantity if not quality. I've used a box of Gripping Beast Arab infantry to produce 3 units; 12 spearmen (to be yeomen or fierce foot), 12 archers, and 6 bidowers. To help speed things up I've kept the pallet very small, with black robes all-round and no fancy shield designs. I think this looks OK and it's simple enough to not put me off adding more in the future.
I am most of the way through the Normans, which should be finished off this weekend.
I'll be digging out a few buildings and bits of scenery to contribute to the collective efforts of the group, and am really looking forward to catching up with the guys and rolling a few dice in just over a week's time.