Monday, December 22, 2014

Dwarf spearmen completed (at last!)

Finally, I've been able to paint my "mandatory troops", more than two years after starting this blog: 40 warriors and 20 crossbowmen.

I knew from the beginning that this last unit would be hard to complete (too many shields, and several models that I don't like) and indeed, it took me more than one year to achieve 20 warriors :( Anyway, enough whining, here they are!

 Hmmm... time to check the points:

OK, so 20 warriors with spears and shields, including a musician and a standard bearer make... 260 points.

Before that, we had:
  • 20 crossbowmen (260 points), 
  • 20 warriors with double-handed weapons, shields, standard bearer and Level 5 hero (303 points), 
  • 10 slayers with light armours and double-handed weapons (120 points), 
  • 10 hammerers with standard bearer (176 points) 
  • 1 3-man cannon, with light armours for the crew (75 points). 
 All in all, this makes a total of 1194 points. Now my objectives for next year are:
  • a 3-man organ gun
  • possibly a second 3-man cannon 
  • possibly a 3-man stone-thrower 
  • a priest (actually a wizard) 
  • the general (either a fighter mounted on boar or a second priest)
  • 6 to 10 hammerers including a musician
  • possibly an army standard bearer
This should be sufficient to reach 2000 points.

I'm also considering reworking this army using the latest army book... at least, this leaves me a chance to play one day with the fully painted thing! The drawback is the 5x4 unit size seems a little bit weak with the new rules. Any advice?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dwarf spearman #20

YES! The last one! I've been trying for a long time to get this miniature on eBay. As you can see, I've finally bought one (at decent price), but the original spear was broken and I had to replace it. The spearhead could have been bigger, but the final look is correct I think.

Family shot:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dwarf spearman #19

Not my favorite Marauder, the sculpting job in the back is a little bit weird.

And again, the white and black stripe scheme.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dwarf spearman #18

A dwarf from the Citadel Imperial range. The usual white and black stripe scheme.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dwarf spearman #17

Marauder Miniatures this time. Nothing to say except I should have glued the shield in a different way!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dwarf spearman #16

It's been a long time since I've posted something here. I hope you'll enjoy my sixteenth spearman:

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dwarf spearman #15

Marauder Miniatures this time.

And the third rank is finally done:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dwarf spearman #12

Citadel again, this time from the Norse Dwarfs range. Note that I have removed the boss on his left hand to spare a shield (that was before I discover the medieval shields sold by Wargames Foundry).