Having been encouraged to get back into painting, by soth getting the blues and the monthly painting competitions, I decided to relaunch my building of units based on the Discworld books by starting with a small one.The Army of Lancre
The army consists of just one man, Shaun Ogg. He has other jobs in Lancre and we catch him having just finished cleaning out the cess pits and doing a little heralding for the King before going on to be a footman. To keep him company there is Big Jim Beef the border guard at the river bridge on the only road into Lancre. It looks as if he's had a bit of bother with a Billy Goat. (Hope Moriar doesn't mind what I've done to his pleasant surprise) Finally the only other person who wears armour in Lancre is the King's falconer, Hodgesaargh, although he normally only wears it to protect himself from the birds.
The only other group of fighting men in the country are The Lancre Morris Men
They didn't get to win the Fifteen Mountains All-Comers Morris Championship six times by dancing around like a bunch of pansies waving their hankies in the air
Top row: Weaver, Tailor the Fool, Bestiality Carter the Piper, Jason Ogg the Squire and Obidiah Carpenter the Bagman.
Bottom Row: Thatcher the Hobby, The (real) Piper and The Standing Stone, Tinker and Baker.
As you can see they are equipped to undertake the infamous Stick and Bucket dance that they used to defeat the Elves after they had escaped from the stone circle.
The Stick and Bucket dance was invented by Ankh-Morpork Assassin's Guild's Ninja Morris Team
They have send two members of their team to give instructions to the Lancre men. It is said that the Ninja Morris Team are able to do strange and terrible things with a simple handkerchief and a bell.
Together they make up a complete unit that are treated as swordsmen