There are some pieces of terrain that you put on a board, and you’ve instantly set the location and period. This Japanese bridge from Sarissa just conjures the time of the samurai before you even put your miniatures on the table.
Lion Rampant is a skirmish-level game, so really works best when you play scenarios. A straight-up Bloodbath game is fun every once in a while, but the objectives and scenario rules in the book really give the game that feeling of rival barons skirmishing with their neighbours.
So I’ve got a shiny new army: Bretons, currently enough to play Lion Rampant but eventually there will be enough for bigger games like War & Conquest. Miniatures are only half the story though, and I was short on medieval terrain. These guys would need somewhere to fight over.