Very nice start to what I'm sure will be a stunning "retinue" - if that's a bit anachronistically named for a Carolingian force :) For the record, I think Lion Rampant is perfect for starting "armies" one would otherwise be hesitant to build. due to the relatively small number of figures needed. I've even seen some folks playing half-sized units of 3 and 6 figures with good results.
Sounds great. Looking forward to seeing the force take shape!
A nice (and relatively uncommon) army to tackle!