Friday, 11 May 2018

Old school Empire

I have a rather large soft spot for the initial GW empire range and also for the Jes Goodwin Skaven figures (skaven to follow later when I've completed more of them

These also go along with the Empire buildings I'm making and the idea is to play with an altered version of Muskets and Tomahawks (which is the go to rules set in the group that I play with) which will include some simplified magic.

The first photo is of what I had painted years and years ago so recently I've started to tart them up, re-based them and given a good coat of matt varnish

So far I’ve only done the artillery and Elector Count but the other figures aren’t far off and I’ll show them soon once they are complete. I’ve also got a couple of character figures that are done but need rebasing that are in a figure box somewhere. 

Some artillery (I think I've got another 12 guns in various guises somewhere)

And here is the Elector Count of Nordland, Jakob von Sternheim







15 comments:

  1. You have some classic old toys there...

    I look forward to seeing the rest.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Cheers Aly :-)

      I've just had a look at the size of the box I've got to get through and it ain't small lol

      cheers

      James

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  2. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing them.

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  3. Splendid collection and I agree the older ra ges have a real quality to them

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    1. Thanks :-)

      They certainly do.

      cheers

      James

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  4. They all are great, properly colourful and delightful! Love them!

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  5. "Some artillery (I think I've got another 12 guns in various guises somewhere)"
    A man after my own heart!

    These are wonderful mate. I especially like your count, particularly his freehand shield. The use of the Green Knight's horse is a really cool twist. Lovely work indeed.

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    1. Thank you kindly 😊

      I don’t think I’ll ever field 12 odd guns but it’s nice to have a choice lol

      cheers

      James

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  6. Excellent! I too love the old Empire range. The elector count is a nice figure.. good use of the Green Knight's horse there (surely the most desired horse for all Warhammer conversions in the late 1990s!).

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    1. Cheers mate 😊

      The horse was a lucky find on a b+b years ago. Held on to it ever since lol

      cheers

      James

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  7. I too have quite the artillery park (although not as well painted as yours!). Something about those empire guns was just very attractive to me.

    Maybe you could use them all for a siege game? The rest of the army becomes the forces you use to fight off attempts to spike the guns.

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    1. That’s not a bad idea. I’ve got a few on naval carriages as well. Just need a wall big enough lol

      cheers

      James

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  8. A beautiful look little force.

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