A friend of mine asked me to paint a chess set for him. He’s got a preference for a medieval theme, so I thought I might use 28mm figures and put them on some nice plinths.
I’m currently digging around the Internet to find which figures would work best, but I thought I’d ask all of you if you have any recommendations. The figures on each side should all have the same pose, which is no longer in vogue for most war gamers. Some of the figures (queens, bishops, rooks) are a bit problematic.
Dont worry about uniformity, if you want obvious signifier pieces like “bishop” etc..reflect it in the paint job. Find a fun, lurid theme like the Albigensian Crusades..or do Peter the Hermit’s squalid pilgrim army against the opulent Turks.