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Post  squalie on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:30 pm

There are others who search for the Grail....

Although interested in Bretonnia, I never really liked the models. I always thought that they should be a little more gritty than we usually see them. I had an idea to toughen up Bretts by using models that were "harder" looking. It evolved into making a Chaos version of Bretonnia. I had the idea that Chaos armies noticed the benefits of the Lance formation and realised that a Trebuchet was "a good idea". It just kind of went from there.

It wasn't as easy (or cheap)as I thought to muster up the 50 or so 6th edition Chaos Knights I would need. After buying all the character models I needed for conversions and buying packet after packet of Empire Lances and other bits for conversions and alternate Trebuchets, I realized (no joke) that it would have been cheaper to start the Forge World Chaos Dwarf army I wanted. Seriously - no joke.

Anyways, here's what I have put together so far with explanations on where I'm headed with it. I'm open to suggestions so feel free to offer advice. I THINK I'm going to do a paint scheme much like what's painted on the original box for the Chaos Knights. Lots of black, Golds and Blues. I'd like an evil, regal look to the Knights. I'm also using the Game zone Anointed Knights to represent Knights of the Grail.. I'll post more pictures as the army comes along, but here's a few to get started.

Thanks and let me know what you think, good or bad.

Getting started:


The units as they sit know:




Going to be my BSB, with a custom banner. I "modified" his hand to show that he's "giving the finger".Wink


My Lord made from a Vamp Lord and Chaos bits. I'm using a Chaos shield with a face to finish him off


Pegasus Knights with Chaos bits. The 6th ed. Knights fit perfectly. Like they were meant to be there.....


A mock up of my Trebuchet. I have 2 with each Dragon head version.


Again, an idea of what it'll all look like. Banners tacked on for show. I used the champ models as Standard Bearers instead.


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Post  nathanr on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:19 pm

Looking good, now get painting!
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Post  Carson on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:18 pm

Its gayer than gay town........

I love it, although my Orcs have a serious dislike of your trebs. thays hate em.
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Post  squalie on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:55 pm

You should be afraid. I'm becoming pretty darn good at shooting Stone throwers...

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Post  squalie on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:01 pm

Took a few minutes to do a couple test colours. The one on the right I used the traditional faded golds, but looks a little uninspired and "done before". I actually stole the same paint scheme for the one on the left from my Tomb Kings. I think I'm going to run with it. With a better cape and fur and finished with a shield they'll look exactly like I wanted them to.

Snow bases of course. Rolling Eyes

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Post  Trevor Y. on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:06 pm

I love the sculpts of the Chaos Mounted guys...
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Post  Carson on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:04 am

the one on the left is much better, very nice in fact.

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Post  nathanr on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:59 am

I agree, the one on the left. Hopefully its not too much more work.

I really like that look for gold, how do you get that effect? I'd like to steal it!
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Post  squalie on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:43 pm

nathanr wrote:I agree, the one on the left. Hopefully its not too much more work.

I really like that look for gold, how do you get that effect? I'd like to steal it!

If you're talking about the one on the left, it's the same recipe I use for the Tomb Kings. I think it looks different as there's a lot more hard angles and edges with the Chaos Knights. The mithral silver picks up much better on these models and the scratch/scrape effect looks more natural.

Balthasar Gold
Then...
Gehennas Gold ( stipple effect )
Then...
Agrax Earthshade wash (don't be shy with it)
Then...
Mithral Silver edging (new colour is runefang steel)
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Post  squalie on Fri May 04, 2018 8:11 am

If anyone thinks they take a long time to finish an army, keep in mind my first post on this thread was in 2012. Wink And the post right before this one was in 2013.  Yeesh.  I'm STILL not finished, but getting close!

 So, I sill have a ways to go.  Lots of detail, basing and character models to paint yet, but I figured I had better show some progress!  I'll probably end up with snow bases so they contrast well with the red and black and gold of the army. Smile

 Comments and even criticisms welcome!  

Questing Knights with BSB on the right of this pic.






Gamezone Anointed Knights as Grail Knights


Duke on "Griffon"




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Post  Carson on Fri May 04, 2018 11:28 am

they look great, I'd like to see a partial snow/dead grass base. That's my vote.

Keep in mind that from when you started this army it went through 2-3 different owners.......so actual paint/ownership time is quite low. Well done sonny!

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Post  Nathan.A. on Mon May 07, 2018 2:35 pm

I love this, big fan of the cohesiveness that having so many of the same models gives the army.
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Post  squalie on Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 pm

6 years later - all done. I'm just waiting for some decals for the banners but here it is, ready to play and collect 2 points for each game. Smile Man, these pictures suck...


Leader of the pack - Duke on "Griffon".


BSB, with Bastard sword




Realm Knights (3 units)


Questing Knights, great weapons


Peg Knights




Grail Knights


Mounted Yeoman
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Post  nathanr on Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:32 pm

Nice work! It looks great. Do you have a damsel?
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Post  Carson on Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:19 pm

Great job, actually your pictures look better than what I take with my camera.......go go iphone for the win!

The duke is my favourite, nice central piece for the army.

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Post  nathanr on Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:28 pm

Looking at these closer, did you do a splash of color on the grail knight champ's cloak? I'd like to see more of that in the grail knight unit or maybe the champions of all the units. Maybe just add trophies from your victories as you go.

Maybe that's my next army. A headhunting savage orc/forest goblin army with trophies of my vanquished enemies might be fun. Of course it would be depressing if I never win.
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Post  squalie on Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:37 pm

nathanr wrote:Nice work!  It looks great.  Do you have a damsel?

 Oh ya, the "Damsel".  My Oracle.
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Post  squalie on Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:39 pm

With an additional core unit, I pretty much have a 6th edition Chaos mounted army also. Wink
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Post  squalie on Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:45 pm

nathanr wrote:Looking at these closer, did you do a splash of color on the grail knight champ's cloak?  I'd like to see more of that in the grail knight unit or maybe the champions of all the units.  Maybe just add trophies from your victories as you go.

Maybe that's my next army.  A headhunting savage orc/forest goblin army with trophies of my vanquished enemies might be fun.  Of course it would be depressing if I never win.

The grail Champ has pieces of other army banners sewn together to make his cloak. Dark Elves, Empire, O&G....and Bretonnians. I thought it was cool extra.



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Post  nathanr on Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:52 pm

that is cool. I like the oracle too.
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Post  BTENDER on Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:09 pm

looks awesome all around

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