Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Crawling back some motivation...

Apologies for the long hiatus! Work has been hectic this last month, so much so, that even my birthday could not take me from its embrace. Still, nearly on holidays so its time to try and get some hobby done. I realise that Warhammer Fantasy has essentially ceased to be, but I really like 8th, and I'm not liking the models, look or feel of the new Age of Sigmar, so I'd really like to keep playing 8th.

I've played Warhammer Fantasy from 3rd to 8th Edition, and really do find that 8th was the most fun for me. The End Times was interesting, though I thought they should have played it out longer, instead of rushing through it. Ahh well, its not going to stop me from playing on inthe Old World.

Anyways, slight rant aside, I have been painting some Empire. I have a few 8th Ed games coming up, and I wanted to try out the good old Empire.  I haven't got any close up's as of yet, simply due to laziness, though I do have a selection of models to show off. Best thing is, they are all very old metal models. The best kind!

 The force as is on a dark, small shelf.
 A better lit angle.
 Some old Reiksguard on foot. I have 25, so I might use them either as Swordsmen or Greatswords. Not too sure.
 Some old metal archers, and the new cool model of the Witch Hunter. Figure it would be fun for them to run around.
 Again, some old metal crossbows. The models did not come with the crossbows, so I think I got some historical metal crossbows from Foundry, as I had heard they fit perfectly. Which they do by the way. Of course I have a Bright Wizard there as well. The fact he is on fire (literally) appealed to me. Plus I can say all the Firebat lines from Starcraft as I play. Bonus.
A nice big unit of Knights Panther, my favourite and the most iconic unit for the Empire in my opinion. I have painted up a mounted BSB in the form of the new Ludwig Schwartshelm, and of course a mounted general in the guise of Valten. This unit is a nice 15 models strong, which is a good start I think.

I'll endeavour to get some close pics of the characters I have painted recently. I'm trying to get the Knights Panther a bit more presentable before their debut match this Saturday.

Thanks for looking!