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Legion Devils - Graveknight, and Irongrave Knight (77065, 89039)


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Every Infernal Army needs its footsoldiers.  Today I have Legion Devils, or Merregon as they are known in 5E.  There's a lot of variation in lore with these guys between editions, so it really opened up the door for interpreting them how I wished.  So here's a handful of Legion Devils.

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Not the most impressive of paintjobs, but they work for filling out a horde.  I am interested in revisiting them with my more recent TMM painting technique, so maybe I'll add to their ranks soon.

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Graveknight (89039)

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First up is the Graveknight.  I happened to have one of these floating around and painted it up quickly before a game.  This one has the all-gold mace on the right.  He's a bit sloppier, but inspired my scheme for the rest.  The colors are influenced by the 5E depiction of Merregon.  I liked the image of the face-less soldier clad in almost noble-looking armor.  My players got to watch the formation of these creatures as damned souls were lead into giant mold and encased in molten blood that cooled into metal.  Sure that makes no sense, but it got the right reaction!  Especially when the Rogue had been playing along as one of those damned souls.

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My favorite detail on this model is the little flame on the bottom of the cape.  It just adds that little hellish touch.

 

Norgol, Irongrave Knight (77065)

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To fill out the ranks, I wanted at least one other variation.  Was looking for a properly intimidating knight with horns and a cape.  This guy was close enough to fit in with the first.  I painted up these two and the second Graveknight at the same time.  I actually really like the inclusion of silver on this mini.  I think it helps break up the monotone colors in a good way.

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Again, it's nothing to write home about, but they look good together.  I played these guys like a silent, unyielding force of nature.  They have their orders and will follow them to the end.  Like hellish terminators.  My players narrowly escaped them by fleeing into a boat and sailing down a river of boiling blood.  The Legion Devils waded into the river and continued to march on after them.  Hopefully the players don't rest too long.

 

I really like reinterpreting the creatures that exist in D&D lore.  I have all of the models, and more that I want, and it's nice finding ways to utilize the ones I didn't have a use for.  I also love seeing a group of cohesive minis coming together.  What else does my infernal army need?

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