Tuesday, 15 September 2020

A Bolt in the Chest - Citadel Guard Crossbowmen

 After all the combat-oriented troopers I've painted up for my Lone Wolf Citadel Guard patrol (for Mordheim, Frostgrave and now possibly Warcry gaming), it was about time I added to the single missile trooper.


The second crossbowman is actually the model that set the look for these troops - the bandit from the Lone Wolf range. The third crossbowman is another Citadel feudal / Bretonnian figure. All three share a lot of visual similarities - take a look at their padded jerkins, helmets and leggings.

I kept the painting quick and simple with blue livery to match the Guards' tabards, and a flash of yellow to evoke their cloaks.

Bandit, Captain and Citadel Guard from the Lone Wolf range.

The bandit figure is a really nice characterful sculpt, that suffers a little from having some crude details (especially his hands). The Bretonnian crossbowman is just a little tighter and more refined in terms of the sculpt, but in reality I like the bandit more!



With this pair done, I now have a pretty decent-sized pool of fighters to choose from, although I've got another 8-10 figures currently sitting in the WIP pile that might get added to the warband!


10 comments:

  1. I like them both! They're good sculpts but they feel suitably Oldhammery. They'll fit in with the warband very well.

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    1. Thanks Toby! They've definitely got that Oldhammer vibe :)

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  2. Nice use of the colour-scheme to tie them into the warband.

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  3. Well done! Love these additions :)

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    1. Thanks Jaeckel. Enjoying adding to the group!

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  4. Lovely additions and who doesn't love a nice slow-reloading crossbow feller to mess up some overly-armoured fighter's day?

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    1. That's exactly what a crossbow is for, right?! Thanks Dai.

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  5. It's fun how you make minis from such different ambientations fall into a cohesive group. I love them!

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    1. Selecting visually similar figures from widely different ranges is one of my favourite activities! Add a coherent colour scheme and sometimes it's like they were always meant to be together ;)

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