Sunday, 5 October 2014

Game of Thrones - House Lannister

House Lannister is arguably the most interesting of the great houses of Westeros with a slew of complex characters at the very centre of the sexy political intrigue that makes Game of Thrones so enthralling. Continuing with the 'War in the Riverlands' theme I have built a heavily armoured Lannister patrol to be ambushed by the Blackfish or Thoros of Myr.

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This war band represents a Lannister patrol led by Ser Addam Marbrand: the leader of Tywin Lannister's outriders from the books and a childhood friend of Ser Jaime Lannister. What this war band lacks in ranged combat it makes up for with cavalry, three knights of the Westerlands and Ser Addam himself leading the charge against the rebel northerners.

Ser Addam Marbrand

Ser Addam was painted in the colours of his house whilst his horse was painted the same as the Lannisport Knights that accompany him. 

Two Lannisport Knights led by a Lannister Captain

These knights from the wealthy city of Lannisport were painted the same as the foot soldiers but are less dirty and have a bit more gold on them. Led by a veteran knight bearing the heads of fallen Northern lords they provide this war band with some heavy support that the Brotherhood and Tullys lack. 

The Lannister foot soldiers were made from warriors of Minas Tirith with some minor conversion work around the helm and to cover the White Tree of Gondor so I can replace it with a Lannister Lion. This look was meant to partially imitate the look of the Lannister Guards seen in the show and I think I have achieved a look that at least invokes it whilst not necessarily looking perfectly the same.

Out of the three war bands I chose to work on first this was the most work as I had to convert every model to some degree before I could start painting them whereas with House Tully and the Brotherhood there were only a few fixes or minor bits of green stuffing to do before I could start painting.

This concludes the three war bands forming the 'War in the Riverlands' portion of this mini-project. Coming up next will be some Dragonstone war bands followed soon by some Tyrell and Dornish war bands as soon as I can get round to sorting the models out. Keep tuned and check out the 'Game of Thrones' tab at the top of the page for links to all the war bands I have and am working on.

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