I've wanted to do a crusader WAB army for a long time, so I've been converting away, gradually, trying to get things somewhat ready for painting. I've converted a bunch of Perry Miniatures 1090's Normans to get them a little bit further into the crusades. Not really a fan of some of the other manufacturer's miniatures, these are different story. And of course I like to make things very different than your normal Perry Miniature Normans. I dare to be different.
The Perry's sculpt some beautiful looking miniatures, so I was a little concerned about converting them. Their Hospitallers are nice models, but not quite what I wanted to do for everything. I wanted some sleeveless tunics also. Trying to move these guys a bit further into the 1100s-1200s and get out of the 1090s.
Note the plastic shield is a GW High Elf shield. This is what I came up with after looking at reams of reference materials.
I do not however plan to put caripsons on every horse, just way too much work, but quite a few of them will have them.
Can't wait to start painting these, but I need more.
The final army will be around the 1000 pt mark, hopefully by then Conquest Games will have their plastic foot soldiers out, for my full blown expansion.