Repanse de Lyonesse
Based on the Knights of the Realm Rules
Repanse is a very inspirational model in many ways. For one, she is a fantastic model with a real grasp of the Bretonnian style. Her background is also very cool in that she rose from a famer's girl working in a field, to a warrior leading an army against Chaos to save the Kingdom and becoming a knight in doing so. And also, because she was one of the first models Michael Perry made after his accident in which he lost an arm!
Rules in Issue 210 of White Dwarf
Repanse De Lyonesse carries the following items: Sword of Lyonesse, the Fleur de Lys Banner and a shield.
Fleur de Lys Banner Planning Stage
When designing the Fleur de Lys banner, I first looked at the old rules from White Dwarf 210 to see how it was intended to function. Originally it was designed to act as a regular Battle Standard with the additional rule that allowed it to remove one Winds of Magic card from their opponent. This of course is very out of date, but I see the intended purpose. So looking at the Bretonnian War Scrolls, I looked for some form of Anti-Magic as well as something that a Battle Standard does.
The Relic Bearer
rule seemed like the most logical choice for the Anti-Magic aspect of the banner as it states: Whilst any Relic Bearers stand, this unit can attempt to unbind one spell in each enemy hero phase as if it were a wizard.
For the Battle Standard aspect, the logical choice is the Battle Standard the Paladin carries which is as follows: The Grail Banner
: Add 1 to the Bravery of all Peasantry and Nobility units from your army within 15" of any Grail Banners. In addition, if the Paladin Standard Bearer slays a Monster or a Hero, then from that point onwards, Peasantry and Nobility units from your army within 15" of him do not need to take battleshock tests. I liked the +1 to Bravery aspect, because in the background for Repanse, she rallies the scattered Knights and leads them into battle. The second part however seems like too much, so I would take that out.
ResultFleur de Lys Banner
: Add 1 to the Bravery of all Peasantry and Nobility units from your army within 15” of the Fleur de Lys Banner. In addition, whilst the banner is in play, Repanse my attempt to unbind one spell in each hero phase as if she were a wizard.
The Halo of Maidenly Wrath
Fear isn’t really a special rule in Age of Sigmar, and I would rather her rules be more inspiring to her fellow Nobility than an offensive power against her enemies. Therefore I decided to keep the Courage of the Bretonni rule that already comes with the Bretonnian Lord and just renamed it to tie in with her character.
Maidenly Halo: The power of the Lady of the Lake shines from Repanse like a Halo of light. Roll a dice whenever a Nobility model from your army flees within 10" of this model. On a 4 or more, that model returns to the fray and does not flee.
Sword of Lyonesse
As it stands, the Sword of Lyonesse cancels the effects of Magic Items (Not Magic Weapons) in Close Combat but I feel this is too powerful in Age of Sigmar. Therefore, instead of having Dragonbane Lance and Ducal Shield as two items, I merged them together to create the Lyonesse Sword.
Sword of Lyonesse: Add 1 to the wound rolls and Damage from the Sword of Lyonesse on the turn she has charged. In addition, in the same turn she has charged, Repanse may re-roll save rolls of 1.List of Changes
Options to ride Pegasus removed
Fly special rule removed
Courage of the Bretonni ability renamed and re-worded slightly
Dragonbane Lance and Ducal Shield abilities combined and renamed
Grail Banner added and altered to include Relic Bearer rule
Stats remain the same
Looking back, essentially I have merged a Bretonnian lord together with half the Grail Banner from the Paladin with a Relic bearer rule that's taken from the basic archer or men-at-arm units.