The 28mm Baron’s War range by Footsore Miniatures doesn’t just comprise of knights in armour although you can be forgiven for thinking it does as so far that is all I have posted. The range, in addition to Archers and Spearman etc also features Outlaws based on the legend and stories of Robin Hood. I think the Baron’s War game features, or will feature, scenarios where the outlaws come together with the Sheriff of Nottingham (a future figure in the latest kickstarter) in some way or another but I’m not a gamer so I don’t have a clue. I am only really interested in the figures at this stage but one day maybe I’ll take a look at the game.
As to the figures themselves I thought I needed a little break from knights and thought that perhaps you did too. The Two figures come as a pair so I painted them alongside one another and that’s about as close as I plan to come to batch painting. I rather like the Little John figure (right) but in truth I wasn’t that much taken with the Will Scarlet one (left). There is something about the pose and sculpted face that doesn’t quite work for me but I’ll leave it there. I’m certainly no sculptor myself and never feel comfortable being critical of anyone whose skill base is way above my level.
On the painting front I went for muted colours on Little John but a bit brighter on Will Scarlet. With a name like that I have always thought of the character as being a bit more flamboyant. In truth I suspect “scarlet” was a a reference to being ginger!