|More troops for the Empire in GW's "Warmaster"|
Since I reconnected with my old Warmaster stuff last week, I wanted to make more progress this week before moving back to other things. The Empire forces in the Warmaster game are built around crossbowman and halberdiers, so I added some more of these basic units. This submission includes two more units of crossbowmen and another unit of halberdiers.
The provinces of the Empire have different colours to set them apart, but as I started to work once again on these figures two weeks ago, I noticed I had selected a palette of blue and green which seemed to match...no particular province. Maybe I had something in mind when I first started painting these like 12 years ago? Who knows?
No matter! It's a fantasy game after all. So for the crossbowmen I just used variants of blue and green uniforms with a dab of red here and there, and popped some bright colours on the feathers to help tell them apart on the battlefield.
|Empire crossbows - blue clothing, red feathers...|
|More crossbows...green and blue this time, with yellow feathers|
For the Halberdiers, I wanted to change the colours a bit. There is one particular province in the fictional Empire - Hochland - which interests me (connected to another hobby project, blah, blah, not interesting at this point). Their colours are red and green, which make me think of Christmas, so that's nice! It would also look suitably different from the blue and green. A large Empire force in Warmaster would have troops raised from several provinces anyways, I expect, so good to have some different colours into the mix. I tried them out on this unit.
|Halberdiers of Hochland|
|I love these little sculpts - total home run by GW...|
|Ready to defend the Empire! One poor chap in the rear rank had his halberd break off..hopefully doesn't stand out in the unit|
The overall Empire force is a good basic size now - four regiments of halberdiers, four units of crossbows, two regiments of Knights and some artillery. On reflection, I think I need some more Knights...there is always more, and no project is ever truly "finished" :)
|A good basic force of Halberdiers for the Empire|
|My Empire army continues to grow...those Knights are kind of lonely now...and you can see there is still room for more...|
Alan and Paul: That is such a great looking army! They really look like a labour of love, and your colour choice and basing makes each figure stand out brilliantly. Have an extra point for the flag.