Thursday, 29 December 2016

From AdamC - Warlord Clubmen AKA Bess's Boys (25 Points)

As I mentioned before Christmas (hope you all had a happy holiday, what ever holiday you celebrate) Bess has some back up on the way if you don't behave and they have arrived!


First up is her husband Bill the butcher a sturdy fellow ready to see off trouble with a meaty fist. If that doesn't work he also carries a sturdy cudgel.  Frankly his blood spattered apron would probably have me heading in the other direction on its own.


Bill isn't exactly snappiest dresser... a longer shirt might be a good idea Bill!


I liked the fact that the figure is a "few pounds" overweight as so many of us are.


 Next we have Red with his sturdy axe calling yet more towns folks to Bess' aid.


Clearly a study workman his red jacket is quite nice perhaps a bit above his class in quality but red dye couldn't have been that expensive if the British could put their whole army in it.


The half gaiters on his feet came out particularly well and I like his patched breaches.


Next up is one of the village farmers with a pitchfork as an improvised weapon.


At least it gives him a decent reach advantage of some good for nothing dandy with a sword... against a pike man he's probably in trouble.


This is the simplest outfit and I wish warlord made more like him in different poses.


Another workman he but his family has an old Bill hanging around that he has picked up to help him see off trouble.


Yes he is making that most English of gestures to welcome the newcomers to town.


Again he has some great patching and repair details on his breaches and jacket  but they just don't com out well in these pictures you will have to take my word on it.


My favourite piece from this set the young lad perhaps Bess' son?  He's got some raged clothing and the socks that have fallen down around the ankles remind me of a friends son at Revolutionary War(AWI) reenactments.


I'm not sure bout his wearing a helmet especially one that fits him so well but I didn't want to screw up an other wise excellent figure by trying to modify it (it is cast on the figure).


The object he is throwing is supposed to be a rock but I painted it back with a little metallic paint mixed in and then glued a back string to it.  Add a dab of red paint and you have a truly frightening but lovable lad throwing a grenade at the intruders. (Hopefully he has a good arm.) 


A group shot of the whole crew (minus Beth).  These from the Warlord Clubmen set there are two more figures Bess and another fellow who is still on the painting table.  As a group their are 5 x 25mm figures so that should give me 25 points.

A very fierce looking crew indeed Adam and not a mob to be taken lightly despite their lack of training and equipment. I agree 100% with your estimation of Bill and his blood-soaked apron being enough to put enemies to flight long before fists and cudgels are required.
25 points for you sir. Very much looking forward to seeing the rest of these!
Cheers,
Millsy

27 comments:

  1. There is one more form this set and some more civilians I got for Christmas to come. Thank you for your kind words.

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  2. Nice mob of angry locals Adam :)

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  3. I think Bill would be enough to send me packing as well. Nice work!

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    1. He's a stout fellow that is for sure. Thanks

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  4. A rowdy lot and no mistake. Remind me not to be at "The Rat and Harlot!" at closing time.

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    1. thanks. Good idea for a tavern but butcher shops probably want to avoid mentioning rats

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  5. Keep those civvies coming, nice work Adam

    Ian

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    1. There are a few more coming and thank you

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  6. "The peasants are revolting!"

    "Aren't they just?"

    These guys are a lot of fun - great job, Adam!

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  7. A likely. Looking bunch of rogues Adam, I'll steer clear of that lot! Well done.

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  8. I love these sculpt from Warlord. They are so full of character. You've done a nice job with them.

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    1. They are excellent sculptures and fun to paint.

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  9. Very find and violent collection. It's nice to see a village with heavily armed idiots. :) You gave them a lot of character. For some reason I see them turned out to repel marauding zombies and other monsters. Perhaps it's the influence of the excellent Oldhammer in Toronto blog - see his Frugelhofen posts http://www.oldenhammer.com

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    1. They would indeed be fine for such a battle!

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  10. Terrific work, and wonderful to see a manic young lad throwing stones wearing an over-sized helmet. I mean - doesn't every force need someone like that? I love the collection and the way you've drawn these maniacs together. Very fine indeed!

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    1. Especially when the rock is a grenade :) thank you for your kind words

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  11. Nice collection of hostile villagers, Adam!
    I like to see the battleground populated by folk other than targets...adds life to the scenario and more headaches for the commander!

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    1. I agree entirely, especially in skirmish games.

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  12. These villiagers are terrific Adam. I need to do something similar for my Renaissance collection.

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    1. Thank you Curt. I think this set is a good starting point. I wish Warlord would do a plastic box set of them, if you could mix and match headgear, weapons and possibly even limbs the set would be top notch.

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