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So I want to make an Imperial Guard army with a medieval theme. Unfortunately Bretonian and Empire knights no longer exists, so I cannot use their bits (e.g. helm and so forth). Any suggestions for bits for a medieval feel? Only luck I've had so far is with Anvil Industries, but its not medieval enough for me.
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Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions

Philadelphia PA

When Fireforge had their KS I though about backing to use them as guardsmen. I don't think the plastic man at arms have hit retail yet but maybe check them out?
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London, Ontario

I’d suggest looking for models holding crossbows. Removing the “bow” and replacing with a barrel on top would be pretty easy to make medieval models with rifles.
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Krazy Grot Kutta Driva

Perry Brothers have a million really cool options. A bit less heroically scaled, way cheaper and pretty interchangeable between kits. I was tinkering with the War of the Roses kit and was really impressed.
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If you're looking for a ragtag 40k aesthetic, the Cawdor gang sculpts have got a medieval flare while maintaining a strong link to the setting's look. They're much more raving zealots armed with scrap and fervor than well drilled soldiers outfitted with the Imperium's best, but they do that well.

They even come with a selection of appropriate weapons (autoguns, technically, but who's that picky). Call the big grenade-crossbow a mortar and sit those guys out back on 40mm bases and you even get weapons teams.
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Weapons teams are on 60mm base if I'm not mistaken.

You can still gry to get bretonnians on eBay, though, or here on swap-shop.
Or maybe this. https://fireforge-games.com/medieval-69
or this https://fireforge-games.com/late-medieval-63

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Fresh-Faced New User

One things I am trying is using some miniatures from song of ice and fire. But because of the proportion differences I can only use their heads, or weapons. It would also be price to use too many of them.

Also Im looking at some of Perry miniature's stuff, but I am not sure if the scale would look right.

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Anvil regiments range got medieval stuff.

From the iconic sturmhaube helmet to torso armour.

Personally the helmets fit the bill and maybee the torsos but you need to add gothic shoulderpads to propperly get the look you are intending i think.

Weapons you could get via AoS bits?

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I reckon the kettle helmets are going to be a big part of selling the old Bretonian look (heck, you could go as simple as Cadian plus kettle helm. A few I found are:




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You don't like Empire infantry or greatswords?
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Regular Dakkanaut

I suspect that reads more Early Modern/Renaissance to most people, even if there really isn't that big a gap in practice.
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Ya the greatswords offer a good possibility, but as Vejut said 80% of the bitz look more like early modern/Renaissance. Most of the whfb pieces I would like are out of production :(

I found some very nice torsos and heads from Mad Robot miniatures though which I ordered actually right before SmallChanges helpful post!:

E.g.: https://madrobotminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_10&products_id=368

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Twisting Tzeentch Horror

Kildare, Ireland

 Dranu wrote:
So I want to make an Imperial Guard army with a medieval theme. .

Noble, well regimented medieval infantry in smart livery (by your command sire) or 'torches and pitchfork' rabble handed lasguns and grenades(there's some lovely filth over here Dennis)?

Frostgrave cultists provide lots of the latter- and you get enough heads that you don't need to go the pointed hood route.

Frostgrave soldiers providwe anice midpoint between the Empire's regiment and the peasant army:
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Nice, how well do frostgrave heads and torsos (particularly the soldiers) scale and swap with guardsmen?
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Utilizing Careful Highlighting

Augusta GA

I’m putting together a guard battalion for medieval themed grey knights and the Perry Miniatures Mercenaries look perfect for me. The medieval looking helmets and armor but modeled and made to carry rifles.
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Wing Commander

Dallas, TX

Perry miniatures are historical 28mm so closer to 25mm scale, GW is more 28mm scale to 30mm scale. I would suggest you get a small kit and try out the fitting, or better yet find images of dry fit online first before dedicate a whole batch order.

I’m a big fan of mad robot miniatures, they have made a IK house hold(medieval) guard range with heads, torso, arms, legs.
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Augusta GA

Oh for sure, I got them expecting it to be smaller than normal Guard models. I want them to clearly be smaller than the space marines, and cadians don’t work too well in that regard.
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