Sunday, 24 November 2013

Here goes with my desert themed army, based on microworld's firmament army. I think they are magnificent - lovely miniatures - different and chunkier than previous ranges, but still easy to paint and full of character. I really went to town on the bases - perhaps too far. comments read with interest - I have lots more to paint.
 
first up the riders, well, knights really, as once painted and up on a base they look like heavy cavalry.I didn't think the moles would work when I first saw them, now I think they are just right for a straight forward charge.

my personal favourite- the sandstone giant. I just love the blocky, chiselled look of the miniature. It's intended as an earth giant, but looks just as well as a  sandstone creature. The sculptor here did a fantastic job of imparting character to the creature's face.

the aerial hero, raised up on a sandstorm, with his spear-wielding follower.

the hordes, composed of various mole and stoneman warrior types, led b a greater stoneman at the front.

the sand wizard, also raised up on a storm, able to control the desert with his warp stone magic.

Now then - a warp stone cart, drawn by moles. Is this knight, rider, or perhaps cleric (in HOTT terms)?
 

The spears, love the great chiselled warp stone spear heads, I bought a whole load of these - aiming to create a phalanx look eventually.

The weekend's work together, with the diamond wedding accessories I added to the bases for a fantasy spin.

closer up behemoth, with allies around him.

greater stonemen warband. I shall have to finish off the front of this base properly soon.

close up sand wizard

Hope you like - do comment. Next up the dark alliance / army of Hephaistia.

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