Thursday, August 26, 2010

Games Day Baltimore 2010 (part3)

The Uniforms & Heraldry of the Empire is a fantastic book. In my humble opinion, there should be more of these books, at least one for each army. Filled with interesting color schemes and "bonus" ideas for painting the regiments of your Empire army, it is a must-have for Empire players.

The best part are the vignettes by Dave Gallagher, there are about six or so of these sketches of Empire Troops in action. One of my favorites has always been Grundel's Defenders, a Spearmen regiment of Nuln who have never lost a cannon they were charged with defending (save a handful that have misfired or been taken out by sorcerous means). It was with this sketch in mind that I embarked on my Diorama project for Games Day 2010.

Grundel's Defenders took Silver in the Diorama category, right behind a very nice "Kroot in the Desert" piece and just ahead of a diorama by a fellow Aussie.

If you want to see a huge swathe of the Golden Demon Winners (and Honorable Mentions and other cool entries), then head to the website run by GW-collector and big fan of toy-soldiers Richard Hale. His website is Stuff Of Legends, and his coverage of this year's North American Golden demon can be found here.

Well, it's back to the pool for me. Don't forget to visit all the blogs in my blog roll for their great Games Day coverage. There are a lot of interesting takes on the show, and plenty of great photos (which I don't have because I forgot to take my camera).



  1. Congrats on the Silver! It's a great looking regiment.

  2. Great motion and very dynamic, the high back on the base adds dimension that a ranked unit on a flat base just does not have, also the posing conveys a sense of urgency and desperation.

    Well done and well deserved.

    Santa Cruz Warhammer

  3. Dave,

    That's simply a wonderful, and very inspiring, regiment. Huge congratulations on the Silver.


  4. Firstly, congratulations and secondly, 'what a fantastic diorama/display, I particularly like the raised ground - something that is so often missing from display bases.


  5. If you can remember, what colours did you use for the spear hafts? Its created such a natural tone. Really nice work. Always love it when people use the artwork to inspire dioramas.