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Frostie15 Oct 2017 12:04 a.m. PST

Hi All,

I'm looking for a site that gives me a guide to 'uniform' colours, standards, shield designs,allegancies and numbers for the armies of Westeros.

Not having much luck with my Google Foo and the Wiki page I found was not very helpful.


Crazyivanov16 Oct 2017 2:00 a.m. PST

There are no "uniforms" as such in game of thrones. It's a medieval fantasy that is heavy on medieval granularity. You have to learn the heraldry and color pallets of the who's who. Additionally the wiki (A wiki of Ice and Fire anyway) is very helpful for the book accurate presentation (ie. correct presentation) of the armies in combat.

Crazyivanov16 Oct 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

That said, when you find the groups you want to use the following should hold true: The Lannister faction is the richest, so might have the most "developed" arms and armour, perhaps War of the Roses English or Burgundian Ordonance. The Tyrells are wealthy as well (they backed Renly and many of their Bannermen went over to Stannis) and might be similarly armed and armoured. Riverlands, Stormlands, and Crownnlands aren't specifically described, but from descriptions Hundred Years War style would be good. The North is described as poor and backward arms and armour wise (specific mention is made of a common lack of plate armour amongst the elites) so perhaps Crusafer Era troops would be best, though pikes and long spears as well as axes are common mentions, so Scots armies might be good too. The Dornish are Grenadine Moors.
Here's the Wiki I was talking about: link
Just fall down the rabbit hole and see where it takes you (Battle of the Camps might be a good place to start).

Frostie16 Oct 2017 11:19 p.m. PST

Thanks Crazyivanov

Crazyivanov17 Oct 2017 2:54 a.m. PST

Glad I could be of help. I'm currently (slowly) building Game of Thrones armies and characters, mostly wit Perry and Fire Forge Historicals, but the occasional Fantasy Knight or Man At Arms helps things along.

I need to work on my sculpting skills for a certain Prince's Sworn Sword.

Crazyivanov18 Oct 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

One thing that might help is to develop your own personal themes and stick with them, unless you want to make a deliberate subversion. An example: I've made both Rodrik and Jory Cassel using Perry Knights, and did both in the Italian smooth "white" armor style and wearing armets. I will likely be using Italian style for the rest of my plate armoured Winter Fell Knights. However Theon, when I get to him, will likely have more mail elements than usual, both to reflect his love of archery as a primary fighting method, and to tie the dirty turn-cloak to the Iron Born visually.

Additionally, once you've decided what a "unit" will be, try giving it a pair of standard bearers, one for their liege lord and one for the lord they serve. That should help with the units on the table top and when displayed.

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