Huzzah! All the Mounted Sons are done!
|The whole, terrifying gang, together at last.|
|See? Decent iconography. All gauntlety and stuff.|
The pack had more pauldrons than I needed, but I'd rather use all those up and have generic knight ones for other projects.. So I ended up using the pads as kind of "accent armor" replacing a pauldron here throughout the unit instead of doubling up on one model. Sorry for not snapping any pics of it. I'm too lazy to go back.
The shoulder pads actually fit pretty well on the knights. Additionally, they solved a little problem for me, as I didn't know what to put on the banners. The armored fist made for a pretty good army icon, which was dutifully appropriated and incorporated into the banners to further visually unify the units, as you can see from above.
These cavalry units are over 1000 points themselves, so the Varangur are coming along nicely!