Friday, January 25, 2013

Sons of Death


This week I've been chipping away at the next unit of Fireforge knights, but also managed to finish a unit of Gripping Beast Sons of Death (Gall-Geidhill) for SAGA. These feature as a unit of Swords for Hire in the rules, but I mainly got them because I like the sculpts (by Bill Thornhill). One of the nicest things about Bill Thornhill's sculpts is the way the right hands come as a separate piece holding a weapon, rather than the less convincing open hands of most of the earlier Gripping Beast figures.


Since they are supposed to be a unit of mercenaries I gave them a consistent colour theme on the shields. Most of the designs are supposed to look pretty Norse, with a few nods to some Irish Celtic influence.

I'm looking forward to using these in SAGA. in particular, they should scare my Breton nemesis quite a bit. Heh.

7 comments:

  1. Very nice unit ! Good paint job, especially on the shields !

    Best regards Michael

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  2. Excellent!! Love the handpainted shields too!!

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  3. These shields are outstanding! Great work !

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  4. Love 'em mate - another triumph!

    You are making it rather intimidating to try and keep up with the 'no shield decal' challenge!!!

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  5. I love the colors you used on the shields - I'm like you and prefer to hand=paint my shields. And you are right, the sculpts are great.

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  6. Fantastic painting Dux! The shields are awesome!!

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  7. They look awesome Dr Dearn. I'd loved to have faced off against if it weren't for the distance.

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