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Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 7:03 p.m. PST

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Finished up my first full unit of my Renaissance skeletons, a regiment based for Kings of War. I'm going to point these out as skeleton archers, with the idea that darts of death would be as accurate and ranged as a bow. Accurate for skeletons that is…

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The use of a javelin/ dart type projectile has precidence not only in Breugel's paintings, but in contemporary illuminations showing soldiers in continental armor with them.

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This unit was inspired by the painting Triumph of Death by Peter Breugel. I like to think of them as "late German".

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for more pics, march on over to my blog!
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Cheers
Ths

Crazyivanov13 Mar 2017 9:02 p.m. PST

That is so unbelievably creepy. I love it.

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

Crazyivanov- Thanks- they do feel like they mean buisiness, don't they? Breugel has an interesting mix of grim and comedy in his work, that we'll be trying to capture with the line of minis.

Cheers
Ths

Dave Crowell14 Mar 2017 3:53 p.m. PST

Art History meets Wargaming! Who says this hobby isn't educational?

A fantastic looking unit.

Personal logo Black Cavalier Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

These are great figures. I was lucky enough to get a preproduction halberdier as seen below.

I went with a greenish cast to the figure since it's supposed to still have the dessicated skin on it.

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tkdguy15 Mar 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

Very cool! Creepy, but in a good way.

GhostofRebeccaBlack16 Mar 2017 8:51 a.m. PST

Very nice! Especially the coffin lid shields without the tired "creepy moss and fungus"-theme which are so over used on undead armies.

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 8:30 p.m. PST

Black Cavalier- it was great to see you at the convention. I love what you did with the halberdier- wonderfully moldy!I'm going to have to try that technique.
Here's a shot of a conversion to see how sword and shield would look on my models.

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Cheers
Ths
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