I've not been painting much lately as I've had a few other irons in the fire. But with some of that pushed out the way now, I've picked up the Red mountain hill dwarf army I'm painting for Warband.
Actually I now have about 6 different army starter packs backed up on the paint table for Warband, so I really need to get a move on with these.
I decided to pick off some of the easier and less 'figures-heavy' units to make some encouraging progress and here's the results so far.
OH, before I do, I'll say something about the figures. These are of course 10mm hill dwarves from Pendraken and the more I paint them the more I like them. These dwarf figures really are wonderful. Full of character, beautifully sculpted and cast; I can't recommend them highly enough.
The warband as a whole so far.
1 Commander (Red Mountain king)
1 Archers (with shieldwall)
1 Magic user
1 Noble riders
The magic users. The basing is still wet so the PVA is still white. I've modelled a council engaged in summoning some boulder elementals. The poles I'd intended to put flags on but I might just leave them as they are.
Next up, some rangers. These are skirmishers so I put only nine figures on the base. I also painted them in a sore of green camouflage coat as i figure they'll be blending into the surroundings as they range about on scouting missions.
|The cat took an interest at this point...|
Next up, the artillery. I wanted gunpowder weapons, and had some older Pendraken cannons in my Hordes of the Things armies. I took these out and mixed them into Pendraken's updated but smaller artillery pieces. I felt, the hill dwarf crew would entrench themselves a bit, and lacking any 10mm gabions, I chopped up a lollypop stick and a couple of barbecue sticks to make some impromptu field defences.
The crews are dressed in gray and black, as I figured they'd wear dark clothes to hide the soot stains.
Oh, and I had some figures with arquebuses so I used these defenders and guards manning the wooden field palisades.
Cue stirring Dambusters music! Here come the gyrocopters. I've painted these in a simple wood and bronze livery, accented with a splash of red here and there. I enhanced the models with some nose-cannons. These are actually artillery pieces from Pendraken's Boer War range, and I like that they're thin and light looking compared to the dwarves. They look like like, pin-point cannons.
The dwarf cavalry is up last and I game them a simple red livery. I've not done the banner yet though.
Still four or five units to finish; a couple of archers units, some warriors, and I think I have some figures suitable for a berserkers unit.
Should be too long to finish and then it's on to the next army. Goblins or Taurians I think...or undead...decisions, decisions...