Hugo entered the world on the first day of May, in the year 1078 anno domini. Now aged eighteen, the second son of Sir Robert Bonneville and the late Lady Eloise has never travelled beyond the limits of the Fief of Deangard. Deangard borders the wild frontier of the Welsh Marches, and comprises a motte and bailey castle at the centre of a cleared area. It is surrounded by dense, primordial forests where bears, wolves, small dragons, griffons, unicorns and Saxon rebels roam and the Wild Hunt pursues the damned, or so it is said…
Since the age of six, Sir Hugo’s education has been one of etiquette, heraldry, hunting, sport and the arts of combat. He was a page until the age of fourteen, with his time divided between practicing armed and unarmed combat, and serving at banquets and ceremonies in the household.
From fourteen onwards, Hugo served as squire to Sir Robert’s neighbour, Sir Penhaligon, during which time he replaced the wooden swords and shields of his page training with real weapons and armour.
Unlike some other feudal lords, Sir Robert encouraged his boy to mingle with the serfs and villeins who toil in the strip fields and purlieus of Deangard, in order that he better understand the feudal contract between lord and tenant. Consequently Sir Hugo does not regard the peasants and household staff as disposable slaves, but sees them as human beings, even if his station is above theirs. The noblesse oblige that Hugo earnestly believes in, states that in return for working the lord’s land, the lord must fight to protect the tenants during times of peril and war.
With his squire training behind him, Sir Hugo recently took knightly vows. Sir Robert is still the resident lord at Deangard, so Hugo has no fief of his own. He has therefore decided to tour the neighbouring Marches, seeking adventure and worthy quests, and undertaking a mission to persuade the unruly and quarrelsome Marcher lords of the benefits of proper fealty to the crown
This pack contains one metal model and includes 1 square 30mm round plastic base.
Model supplied unassembled and unpainted.
This miniature should be cleaned of flash lines using a sharp knife and needle file prior to painting. Some assembly may be required. This product contains lead. Not suitable for minors under 14 years.
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