How can you make him from existing Perry miniatures .
Well what have we got to start with ?
A mounted abbot, a bishop on foot and a variety of heads from different figures.
Apparently Adhemar did fight/ aligned himself in battle and at one stage carried the "holy lance" into battle.
This is not a contemporary illustration but it does show the bishop carrying the "holy lance",another near contemporary illustration below shows the Bishop on his death bed with almost identical headgear.
Other references to use could be Bishop Odo in the bayuex tapestry , this might give us an idea of what a bishop would look like in a war zone.
Nearly completed this conversion of a Norman command figure, given him a one piece spangelhelm with some gold around nose piece. I have not decided who I want him to be yet , but he will be a high status knight.
I have just given him a generic dragon shield until I decide.
Status: completed, last touches, some plants to add to bases and proper photos to be taken tomorrow.
Raymond of Toulouse and Knights
Robert Curthose group
Below the two groups awaiting finishing touches and completion of bases
The four command groups below
Bohemond 's men
Below converted axe man into dismounted knight with lance
Below the finished figure almost complete in his group, with pennant on the end of his lance, like the leather boot on this figure.
Horn blower from Bohemond's foot command .
Work in progress most of the command figures complete or nearly there. Four command groups to match the cavalry, Curthose, Godfrey ,Bohemond and Raymond's Colors represented on these foot figures, could be these leaders dismounted or subordinate commanders of their familia. Started putting arrows in shields.
Going to put a couple of axemen with Curthose group to reflect post Hastings Anglo influence.
48 figures split into 4 groups of 12 would give 8 movement trays of 6 (3x2) ?
But I think trays of 8 look better so that's 6 trays in total , 4 with one flag each 2 with poorer unarmoured infantry. Mm
I love Perry miniatures but they never seem to cover a range as comprehensively as I would like before they move onto a new project, with the first crusade range they only have three or four command figures for the crusader side , so I am having to start chopping them about to get some variety, below some photos of figures I am working on for my own Anglo -Norman army
The shield has not yet been added
The head was pinched from an infantry man with axe.The long hair was removed as I wanted a more 1066 appearance.The body is that of Geoffrey de Bouillon. The sword hand from GB plastics Saxon Fyrd. Shields have not yet been added.
And below another variant on the theme, this time with the Raymond of Toulouse body.
Could do with some more variety in the horse department as well , there are only currently two horse variants standing for this range.