But now to the miniatures here. Veterans will recognize them as GW Imperial Halberdiers from the 90s. I think they do not exist anymore in the Warhammer 8th or in the Age of Sigmar, but that doesn't matter: I have a friend who used to play at the time of 5th edition and as I have the necessary books, we will be playing couple of games early next year once I have painted reasonable forces. On the other side there will be Orcs, which I have quite a lot, but most of them are armed with bow, which is quite unorthodox for Orcs, so I need to paint some other models as well. The other side will be an Imperial army with Dwarf allies, where the problem is the opposite: basically all of them are armed with hand weapons. So, what did I do? I painted more of the close combat troops... My defense is that those miniatures were prepared and ready for painting. Actually I don't have many missile troops for "The Good Guys."
These three are painted in the red and white uniform, which I have used quite a lot in my Empire troops. I actually picked the color theme from the Blood Bowl ages ago, when I didn't want to paint all the troopers with same colors. This uniform emulates the "The Marauders" uniform, don't know where they come from, though. I'm quite happy with the painting, they are rank and file troops after all. Although they will be in the front row, because the other halberdiers were painted twenty years ago and I have gathered some skills after that.
I don't like painting white, especially with the paints I have, the Citadel whites just don't seem to cover anything. Some of the faces are good, some are not. But overall they have a neat and uniformed look, they'll be happy to fight some orcs.
I have ten or so more of these, but I used my last transfers on these shields... And I won't be painting those eagles freehand! My next entry will be something else, probably I start working on with the Nostalgia bonus round entry, which should not cause much troubles considering my usual painting suspects. :)
So 15 points please, and hello to all the old and new in this challenge!
Welcome aboard Teemu - it's great to have you with us!
These are some very nice Oldhammer figures. I like the colour scheme you've chosen (those are some awesome red shoes btw) and the heraldry on the shields is a great finishing touch.
As for whites I can recommend the Foundry three tier system ('Austrian White' #67a,b&c). The paint is very smooth, opaque and will give great coverage right from the first coat. Reaper is very good as well.
Nice work and 15 points for you climb up the roster.