A glimpse of Sir Ranulph

Sir Ranulph Dacre

…Warner Bros Batman in armour with a sword

Cassie, “my” artist, has started on Sir Ranulph!

I described her to him as “Warner Bros Batman in armour with a sword.” So here’s a preliminary sketch, more to get the pose right.

German Longsword aficionados will note that he has adopted the higher version of Vom Tag. This seems appropriate when wielding a magic sword against a tank! His armour will be, of course, classic 1490s field armour, in this case owing a lot to the armour of Kunz Schott von Hellingen.

The name itself comes from a West March family I studied for my Medieval History Postgrad. The real Sir Ranulph Dacre was a rough tough border warlord who abducted/eloped with an heiress from Warwick castle, thus setting off a feud with the  powerful Cliffords. One day, perhaps, I’ll revisit my studies and put out a historical adventure for him.

In the mean time, I’ve pitted his namesake, who’s basically William Marshal and Don Pero Nino’s love child, against time travelling tanks.

So watch this space…

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4 comments on “A glimpse of Sir Ranulph
  1. Indiana Jim says:

    “In the mean time, I’ve pitted his namesake, who’s basically William Marshal and Don Pero Nino’s love child, against time travelling tanks.”

    Always a winning formula!

  2. Cass says:

    The extremely higher version of Vom Tag. So high, in fact, that the fighter’s arse is above his own head… Ye haw!

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