First of all, sorry for the lack of posts over the past 1 ½ weeks. The weekend before the last, I was pretty busy translating rules from English to German (maybe more on that in about a month time) and after all that time spend before the screen, I simply wanted to spend time with Sami and painting minis instead. But there will be some catching up this week.
Anyway, let’s start with the minis painted last week. I guess hardly anyone missed the fact that the Scottish Independence Referendum took place last Thursday. Personally I had hoped, that it would be successful, but that was not to be. But I wanted to commemorate that day with a special mini, no matter which way it went. I felt that a Trencher Officer for Warzone Resurrections Imperial faction would be a perfect choice. There is one option where the officer carries an Imperial banner to enhance the morale of the troops. Quite expensive in gameterms, so I am not sure if I will even field it, but that does not keep me from painting it. The banner got a St. Andrews Cross theme and the inscription on the banner reads 42 Highland (when given the choice, I will always go for the Black Watch). I went with muddied trench coat and boots, to tie in with the theme of the base. Said base deliberately got a trench theme. When I started Warzone in the 1990’s it was the late World War One feel of the Imperial faction that made me play and I wanted to capture that feeling with the base, too. The base is completely scratch build, with the sandbags being sculpted from Greenstuff. This is about all that can be said about the mini and here it is:
The other mini is Valpurgius for the Dark Legion faction. The Dark Legion is made up of various Dark Apostles, one if which is Algeroth, the Apostle of War. One of his mightiest followers is this Valpurgius, a grand magus, skilled in the Dark Art (essentially psy powers) as hardly one other. In game terms he is one mighty miniature, but also the most expensive Warlord of them all. All that being said, the miniature is extremely cool, so I simply had to paint him up. I stuck close to the original Paul Bonner artwork (his art was the second big motivator that got me into Warzone almost two decades ago), where he is depicted in robes of purple and purplish blue as well as purple emailed armour. I really enjoyed painting the face and the skulls formed by his dark magic in his cloak. The sculpting of this mini is just exceptionally nice. I contemplated for a long time how to base him (and therefore the rest of my Dark Legion forces). Someone on Facebook suggested rubbish and I liked that idea in a certain sense. One thing that always touches me about post apocalyptic movies is the newspapers, trash and other derelict items of human life strewn on the streets. I felt this would be quite fitting for the Dark Legion with their hordes of undead and other abominations invading the habitats of humanity to exterminate and enslave it. Again all the base is scratch build.
Up next I will try to post some game reports, so stay tuned.