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…