I'm so very proud of this regiment. This is the first finished unit for my Warhammer Ancients army, a block of 24 Livonian Swordbrethren that I'll be fielding as Allied Crusaders in my Ordenstaat force.
The Livonian Order began life as a separate militant order, before being absorbed into the Teutonic Order as an autonomous sub-order following a disastrous defeat in 1232.
I'm especially proud of these as this is the first block of rank and file troops I've painted since I was back in high school, at least 13, maybe 14 years ago now. Back then I was fascinated by Warhammer Fantasy, but could never afford to build an army, so I bought units here and there, managing to paint a unit of Skeletons, two units of Chaos Warriors, two units of Orcs and a unit of Night Goblins at one point or another. At the time, a 20-man regiment of Skeletons was the biggest I ever did, and now I've surpassed that, with 24 Livonians standing proudly now as my personal best in terms of unit size and a return to rank and file I've been craving. Plus, back in high school I never would have had the nerve to attempt to hand-paint heraldry like this.