Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Artillery Train of Nuln (Part 4)

Grundel's Defenders - Silver Demon in Baltimore 2010

So, after finishing up 36 soldiers from the 3rd Foot Guards (stationed in Spain during Old Boney's little bruhaha) last month - pictures to follow on the weekend - I decided December would have to be a solid month of painting my Empire army. With so many horde units in my list, I knew I had to get at least one of them finished by the end of the year.


I decided to take the easy route, if you think that having a 15-model head start on a 40-strong unit of spearmen is easy (which I do). Well, thanks to some late nights for me and long naps for my daughter, I managed to finish the rest of the unit in record time (not quite, but it feels good to be back on track) and although they're not the same quality as the original base of guys I'm happy with the result. Here they are, for your viewing pleasure.





Here are a few pics of some of the extra spearmen on multiple bases.




And of course, no unit from Nuln is complete without a powder monkey : )


Finally, here's a shot of the army as it stands now. Not too far advanced from the last shot, but it's getting there slowly.


For more information and pictures of my army, click on the 8th Edition Challenge button in the right hand column of this blog.

Cheers
Dave

11 comments:

  1. lol, that powder money is hilarious!

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  2. superb basing. Love the side shot with all the movement happening....it looks really great. I hope you are happy too.
    basing fantasy is really a joy.
    Mike
    SCWH

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  3. Awesome looking regiment. Do you make te bulwark's yourself, or get them in a kit?

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  4. Looking good there Dave, I think the rest of us have to get back on track.

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  5. Hi guys

    Thanks very much for your comments.

    @Courtney - the gabions (wickerwork filled with rocks and dirt) are from a company in Virginia called Battlefield Terrain Concepts. They're roughly $1 a piece (in packs of 6) and can be acquired through their website: battlefieldterrain.com. If you are elsewhere in the world, there should be a reasonably local supplier nearby too.

    @Jake - Yep, pull your finger out mate ; )

    Cheers
    Dave

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  6. Dave,
    Love that monkey, as usual everything looks smashing!

    Take care
    Murphy

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  7. Looks great! Love the inventive basing jobs, and of course love the monkey!

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  8. Looking great - I particularly liked the Powder Monkey!

    Tony
    http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow... its amazing and impressive. Make me want to get the current new empire spearmen too. Love the details on the monkey, hills and bottle. Cheers!

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  10. Stunning work. Your painting brings those figures even more to life than the sculpt does and the monkey is king! :)

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  11. One of the most impressing and dynamic empire units Ive ever seen. Great work much respect from Germany!

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