Duke Roland’s Questing Retinue

The beginnings of my Bretonnian army. The men at arms and archers are quite fun to paint. They only took about an hour each. The knight took considerably longer to complete. I think around eight hours give or take. I was inspired by the Warhammer Skirmish scenario Trolls Under the Bridge. There was a battle report in a White Dwarf of this scenario back when I was a kid, and I fell in love with the imagery.
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Karak Hirn Expeditionary Force

I had planned to finish the dwarf army this month. That’s not going to happen, but I’m pleased with how things are coming together. I decided to go with the green and white color scheme of Karak Hirn, with bronze and gold accents. A lot of the models are pewter, I got most of them in the late nineties, and early 2000s. I painted some of the characters back in my early teens, but my style and ability has improved since then and they are in dire need of some TLC. Here are a few pictures of the throng so far, and a work in progress shot of the last five thunderers. 20140615-102602-37562039.jpg

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6/18/2014 Update:
Just finished up the 5 thunderers.

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2014 Painting Challenge

This year I set a very challenging goal of having around 6000pts painted by January 1, 2015. Considering I have not yet finished a complete army, this may have been an overly ambitious goal.
This project is spread over three races, comprising of four army lists. 1500 points of each of the following: Dwarfs, Orcs, Night Goblins, and Bretonnians. Not surprisingly I am behind schedule. The Night Goblin force is getting close. One squig team, a hopper and some chukkas left. The Orcs need about 30 more rank and file models plus cavalry. I had to change things up, as painting green skin, red eyes, and checkers was starting to wear on me.
To keep things interesting, I started painting a few Dwarf slayers back in March. I have about 20 Dwarf models done so far, and I just started the last five thunderers today.
I was inspired to put some color on some Bretonnians after playing a game of Warhammer skirmish. If you haven’t played before, there are a ton of free PDFs online. It uses 6th edition core rules, which may be slightly different if you are used to 8th edition, but really it’s quite simple and tons of fun. Here are a few pictures from the Slayer! scenario (pg. 42). This game was played back in May. After tearing through the troll slayers, this giant proceeded to brutalize a group of waywatchers before being slain by a Bretonnian paladin.
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Da Immortalz

In my younger years, two of my friends collected Orcs & Goblins. I have fond memories of the monster that is Grimgor thrashing my Dwarf lines. When I decided to begin a greenskin army he was the one I chose to lead it. Naturally he must be accompanied by his grizzled bodyguard of Black orcs from the northern wastes.

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The vulture standard is from a Rackham Orc standard bearer. I have about 8 more of these guys to paint to get up to a unit of 20. I need to reposition a few of the unpainted ones arms so the unit will rank up better. Many thanks to John for buying these for me.