Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Dwarf OakenGuard

The personal bodyguard of the thane of Oakenhammer, the renowned OakenGuard. Hand picked from the most valiant warriors or most trusted family members, these dwarfs are equipped at the thane's expense with the finest armour and weaponry of the hold. In return, they take a blood oath to protect and serve the thane - only death in combat or an honorary discharge can end this vow. 

As I detailed in this post, these dwarfs are mostly plastics, some very simple kitbashing. In terms of painting, with them being mostly armour, I have relied on different metallic surfaces to provide a little variety. The axe head decorations and jewels also help to break up the armour.

These are the first six of a planned "unit" of twelve. A nice round dozen seems a good figure to me, enough to be a sizeable chunk on a battlefield, but not too many to be a chore to paint. This group contains the captain of the OakenGuard and a horn blower. The next batch of six will include the thane's personal standard bearer. I also have made a start on the thane, as previewed in this post. However, I am switching to a different project to give me a short break from the bearded ones, but will return to them later in the year.

3 comments:

Michał Kucharski said...

One of the best dwarfs in heavy armour I ever seen!

Old Fogey said...

Thanks Michal :)

Grajo said...

Nice unit and very good use of the sprues!

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