Sunday, September 16, 2018

The beginnings of the Söllsguard

The knights of the Söllsguard are noble warriors who swore allegiance to the Elector of Sudenland. After Grand Baroness Etelka Toppenheimer agreed to relinquish Sudenland' Electoral status and the province's independance, the Söllsguard remained to her service, with barracks in Castle Alderhost, official residence of the Toppenheimers in Pfeildorf,  and in Castle Mecklenburg, outside the village of the same name, where Baroness Etelka holds her Summer Court.

The Söllsguard foot knights are protected with ancient armoured suits of full plate, and armed with heavy swords, maces or halberds. The origin of the coppery tones of the armours is unclear, but some scholars think that they may be of dwarf  craftmanship, and would date back to old alliances between dwarf kingdoms in the Grey Mountains and the lords of Sölland. In any case, these armours are treated with great care by their owners, and the damaged parts dutifully restaured, even it sometimes means replacing the mysterious alloy by more ordinary steel.

OK, time to start a new regiment! I plan to use extensively and possibly exclusively the five Reiksguard models released by Marauder Miniatures: like the MM65 flagellants, they are incredibly big compared to the rest of the imperial range, and I am not sure I can mix them with older Citadel fighters. I'll try to vary the colors of the NMMs to give some variety to the regiment...

This model is a test for an online contest hosted by the francophone Warhammer Forum. Not sure yet I can participate, but the objective is to paint the elite troops of my Pfeildorf army, namely foot knights (MM65), mounted knights (MM66), war machines and heroes. We'll see...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Ogre bodyguard

Ultimate addition to my Mordheim warband, the mercenary ogre (MM41). I still don't know how I should have painted the shirt (too much white here), but I'm pleased to see this model finished :)

And the whole mercenary warband:

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fighter F14

And to conclude my Mordheim warband painted for a challenge on the francophone Warhammer Forum, here is the Captain, a fighter of the MM60 range to whom I have given a pistol (Mordheim plastic sprue).

Family shot:

This challenge gave me the opportunity to complete a 3rd rank in my unit of mercenary swordsmen.

And the unit so far:

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Fighter F18

Another addition to the Mordheim Mercenary warband: Fighter F18, from the MM60 range. Very nice sculpt.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Fighter F16

There's something bretonnian with this MM60 fighter and I initially wanted to paint the shield with fleur-de-lis. Ermines happen to be easier...

Sir Geoffry the Archer... and the first rank complete

A Citadel miniature, for a change. Not 100% sure it was designed by Aly Morrison (even if he is credited for his twin brother Bertrand the Red - see an old post here), but it will do the job.

And the first rank of this regiment of archers: