Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Oldhammer Empire Army - Part Three

Then there was cavalry...

In third edition, these would be Temple Ritterbruden, though I would field them with heavy weapons instead of lances and no shields.



Again, in third edition, the Kislev allies don't really match these models so I simply field these as Stadtsknechts. These are some of my favorite models I've ever painted, but I just noticed I didn't paint the edge of the banner. Hmph, I'm off to do that now.


Besides these, I also have Reiksguard Knights (the original metals), Knights Panther (newer Plastic minis), Kislev Horse Archers, and the Knights of Morr (converted plastics with greenstuff tattered cloaks). These suffer the same affliction of my handgunners in that they are on Goblin Green bases and will be camera shy until I get around to rebasing them.

That's it for now. Of course I have artillery too, but again on green bases. I probably have enough Empire to face off against my Chaos and Undead combined. Certainly if I painted a few of the Dwarf and Bretonnian units I have in the cupboard. One of these days...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Oldhammer Empire Army - Part Two

The core of the army was made up of three large infantry units - halberdiers, handgunners, and flagellants.

I thought it was weird I only had 21 Helblitzen. Even accounting for characters I usually build to 24. Of course, I found three more in another tray in my storage box AFTER taking this photo.


In the third edition army book, you could have 0-16 Fleglers and they were deployed in units of 8, so my large unit would be two units if I used those lists. Still potent, but missile fire will be very dangerous to them in such small units.




The Handgunners are still on Goblin Green bases, so I haven't photographed them yet. When I get the time to rebase them, I'll add them here. I also have a unit of 16 Archers and 10 Crossbowmen, all on green bases...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Oldhammer Empire Army - Part One

Having committed myself to Rouge Trader for 2017, of course my next posts are Oldhammer...

Actually, these models were already painted and have appeared here in low-res scans, but I finally had the chance to photograph them properly...

The last time I was serious about Warhammer I built up my Empire army around a witch hunter theme and all of the units were led by said characters...





Next up, the infantry...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

More Rogue Trader Adventurers

This year I am going to finish my RT Adventurers collection... no, really...


Mugga Hoss, Space Pirate


Natasha, Imperial Assassin


Leonardo, Renegade Cyborg

Lots more of these models on my painting table. Rogue Trader will be the focus of most of my Oldhammer work this year. It's time to roll up a new random scenario from the RT rule book too. No, I never really got around to playing the scenarios I rolled the last two years (story of my hobby life), but they DID form the basis for my collecting, painting, and modeling. I'm only lacking a dozen models from my Adventurer series and I could paint those in a couple of weeks given the right motivation. After that I'll see about the new scenario...