So after a long while of rotting in the closet while armies like 40k Salamanders, LotR Gondor, and even meager Reaper minis received the loving affection of my brushes, the Empire is at last up on the "wow my painting has improved since I last touched these" list. With 8th Edition due and some new folks to game with, I'm aiming to bring these Reiklanders and their friends back into the light with pride.
The closet bears considerable work - two full regiments of spearmen, two of swordsmen, halberdier detachments, artillery, knights, and even pikes are on the "to-do" list. But here's what we've got up-and-running so far...
First up is the Arch Lector...the Valten model still has its uses, fortunately.
Then several Captains - on the left is the Artillery Captain, on the right is one of several vanilla Captains, and the one in the middle leads the Altdorf Spearmen into battle.
Here's another Captain, this one ready to lead a contingent of cavalry into combat.
As long as we're on officers, here's a pair of wizards - representing the Gold and Jade colleges.
And several more, these Wizards of Beasts, Heavens, and Shadow. Three more to go and I'll have all the colleges represented!
Finally, on to the troops. First up, Reikland Swordsmen. 5 out of thirty done so far.
And their militia - Archers and Free Companies. There are about 30 of each of these groups, which used to be plenty. Used to.
The fearsome Carroburg Greatswords...5 done, 10 to go. My 30-man Greatsword unit is getting broken into two 15-man units, so this half will be Carroburg and the other half more traditional Reiklanders.
...and the more-feared Steam Tank. Well, not so scary anymore, I guess.
Of non-Reiklanders, the army sports a contingent of Handgunners from Nuln to supplement its firepower. I have sixty more handgunners lying around, so there will be several Reiklander contingents and a Bogenhafen one as well.
And a contingent of Spearmen from Altdorf, with detachments, are also assigned to the army. 23 Spearmen are done (7 more to do); 9 halberdiers (need to bolster that) and 5 handgunners (need to do 5 more).
And that's about it for now. Thoughts, comments, and criticism welcome. Much more to come as it gets completed.