Wednesday, 30 November 2011

On the Painting Table: Empire Warrior Priest

And another at-long-last paint job.

I bought this guy from XXXX some time ago and he really is a beautiful miniature. He comes with that scenic base and those his pose is a tad static for my normal taste I do like him.

I wanted to have an all Warrior Priest themed Empire force and this guy is number three. He'll probably be the Lord level character to lead the army. 

The armour is boltgun metal with a black wash. The gold is Dwarf Bronze | Flesh Wash | Dwarf Bronze | Shining Gold.

What more can I say? He is one cool miniature.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

On the Painting Table: Empire Great Cannons!

My friend Mike's Skaven have kicked my Empire ass several times in a row and it's got to stop! 

This requires some preplanning and army list devlopment. Here's part one of that.

My main difficulty here is with the Plague Furnace (and potentially Screaming Bell). Taking this out is priority one as it makes the huge Plague Monk unit accompanying it all but unstoppable.
 And cannons are the solution to any big problem. 
With luck I'll be able to take it out early on, delivering a blow my opponent can't recover from.

Whenever I do war machines I like to put them on a cirular base and make a little diorama out of them. This cannon was actually one I got cheaply from a stately home shop (an often invaluable source for castle-related toys).

You may recognise the two guys at the back as being old special Bretonnian characters. I can’t remember the names but they’re “inspired” by Little John and Friar Tuck.
The Robin Hood character that made up the three has long since been drafted into my Bretonnian archers as a champion.

I cunningly built my mortar so that the cannon could be swapped in as needed. I’ll experiment with this before deciding how to proceed long term.
It’ll be interesting to see if this development pays off. I love my Empire guys but they haven’t been racking up the wins AT ALL! Though I’m convinced they will do once I get my head round the army as a whole.
And apparently a new army book may not be far off if the rumours are to be believed!

Monday, 28 November 2011

On the Painting Table: Tomb Kings Ushabti

Tomb Kings Ushabti have always been some of my favourite miniatures but the price tag made me shy away. For years and years.

But there are many benefits to being married and one of these is having someone to buy me the occasional surprise present!


I’m working on an unusual principle at the moment where I’m painting about four different projects simultaneously, starting new units as old ones are completed. I painted these guys alongside some Beastmen, a Skaven Doom Flayer, my Fey Enchantress and some other stuff.

The colour scheme is Dwarf Bronze | Flesh Wash | Shining Gold and Hawk Turquoise | Ice Blue.

I’m looking forward to seeing how they do in the game. At 150 points they’re quite points-heavy but again, coolness is always the overarching factor for me.

And these guys are chuffing cool!