Monday, May 6, 2013

WHFB Empire Infantry Completed

So here are the Talabheim infantry based and on movement trays. First up the Core Regiment of Swordsmen. The weird standard is a spare part from the Empire General box. Not sure what it is supposed to be - it appears to be a cherub, but has some kind of internal mechanism and a skull mask. Maybe when I finally get the Empire Army book it will tell me what this is supposed to be.
The red was highlighted by dry-brushing yellow mixed with red. The white areas were left as they were after the Minwax stain.
Hopefully this 30-man block will survive on the battlefield; especially with the detachments providing support.
Next up is the 15-man Detachment of Crossbowmen. They are on the movement tray that comes with each box - it can take another rank of 5 figures.
And here is the 15-man Detachment of Halberdiers.
Here's something I want to pass on to anyone who may not have known about - magnetic rolls of self-adhesive tape from JoAnn's. They are just shy of 20mm in width, but perfect for sticking to the bottom of these GW plastic bases. I picked up two rolls at a 75% discount as one was a return and the other had the dispenser broken. I ended up only using a small portion of one roll for the 60 bases. The movement trays are lined with Flex Steel sheets from Litko that I had on hand.
Here is the Empire Army to date - a unit of Order Knights, a Regiment of Swordsmen with a Detachment each of Crossbowmen and Halberdiers - plus the General and BSB.
The War Altar is next, but I'm not sure when I'll actually start on it. Our annual historical convention, Enfilade! is coming up in a few weeks (Memorial Day weekend), and I need to get in a few refresher games of SAGA and Bolt Action. I'm playing in tournaments for both - very low-key and the GMs and all the players are all local gaming buddies.

17 comments:

  1. Great work, Dean, my compliments!

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  2. Very, very nice and impresive!!
    Phil.

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  3. Excellent work Dean

    It looks like a nice break from Historicals

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  4. These are looking great Dean. It's amazing what you have achieved in a short space of time. Kudos!

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  5. What an impressive looking unit, fabulous Dean; that magnetic tape is a cracking idea too.

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  6. Utterly gorgeous. Love the flowers too!

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  7. great looking army. Great work
    Peace James

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  8. Thanks so much for the kind words, Gentlemen - much appreciated as always.

    Best, Dean

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  9. Excellent work dean, keep it up!!!

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  10. I'm loving it!. Love what you've done with the basing too!

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  11. I'm impressed. Really good looking units done excedingly quickly. Well done.

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  12. Brilliant work mate, well done.

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  13. Awesome work Dean! They look brilliant and thanks for the heads up on that magnetic tape.

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  14. Blazing fast and well done Dean!

    Christopher

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  15. They look really cool Dean. My first thought on seeing them was to wonder if any of the parts would be interchangeable with the Perries WotR infantry and the European Infantry 1450-1500 box (I'm presuming these are plastic Empire soldiers). I have some Empire heads and they'd work - I'm just thinking about arms and such. Those swordsmen are very cool.

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