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A couple of months ago I ordered a bunch of "Fir Bolg" Skeletons from Brigade Models, originally produced and still sold for the "Celtos" skirmish miniatures wargame. Roughly two weeks later, which translates to two months ago now, they arrived and I reviewed them. As I've said in the past, I've got a real soft spot for one-piece metal skeletons. There are some other lovely models out there, but many of them are very fragile - and I prefer more sturdy models for wargaming, especially with some of my Ham-Handed friends. Now, I've finished painting the first unit of them - or the first 12 out of the 59 models I purchased, at least. The colour scheme is pretty simple and in keeping with the rest of the army - Red and Black, Iron and Brass, Rust and Verdigris, Cadmium-Red wood - and Bone. The tabards and cloth have simply been quartered with the cloth colours to keep it simple. One each of the three sculpts for your perusal. I purchased four of each in order to set up 12 on a 100mm x 80mm base which will represent a Regiment in Kings of War. The group shot showing all of the 12 I bought. Since we're just talking about duplicate models, I thought it more interesting to skip showcasing each individual duplicated sculpt. With a recent game of KoW against Marouda's Undead showing how effective Horde-sized units are, I'm tempted to buy another set of these guys for her - and some of the other Regiment-sized groups as well! Based like this, the models work very nicely as a KoW regiment - Tournament-approved as well as I've checked with a key member of the Rules Committee. Beyond that they're very easily popped off the regiment base for use in Role-playing or any other tabletop or board game. Maybe even Celtos! More poses would be ideal, but these will still work nicely enough on the table. Overall, I think these are great models - very much fit for purpose, and I'm very happy with them.
Today we have just a few models. All three were painted recently, though the standard was completed last (week!), since I was a little uninspired by the cloaky nature of the sculpt and struggled to find a way to finish it to my satisfaction. In the end I decided that there wasn't a lot I could do without getting unnecessarily ornate with the cloak which is really just supposed to be a darkened rag-cloak and that the head(skull!) and banner itself would serve suitably as the focal points These Skeletons are from at least 1989, and I believe that all three of these were sculpted by Aly Morrison. I've kept to Marouda's overall Undead army colours of Black, Red, old Brass and Steel (and bone!) Shields can be a bit of a challenge, in that I like to keep to smaller ones that don't overpower/hide the rest of the model too much, but want to make them interesting in their own rights. I went with an era-appropriate smaller shield and gave it a half-skullface design, with a bit of an attempted depth painted onto it. The unit they will lead does not yet exist, so rather than hold them back I decided to show them off now. The Standard bearer could potentially end up as one of the ASBs in the bigger undead army, but we'll have to wait and see after the new KoW rules come out in a week or so. Of course, I can always use them in AoS in the meantime.
Here is my first golem for my vampire counts army. It is a cadaver collector and will be my 'corpse cart'. I ordered two flesh golems from reaper and four from two other producers. I have 2 grave golems and the pumpkin golem, but not painted, these golems will be the crypt horrors of the vampire counts. I still need the reaper grave horror. Ah, the pumpkin golem is painted, I must look if I made a foto. If I need more than 8-10 crypt horrors. I will have two groups, one group of golems and one group of werewolves. I think the group of werewolves will increase faster than the golems. This Flesh Golem 'Cadaver Collector' is a conversion of the D&D mini cadaver collector and the corpse pile of the vampire counts corpse cart. I can remove him from the main base if I need him for other games, even I don't know if I have use for him in another game. The base still need little work, it need grass.