home

Author Topic: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2018 - Imperial Herald(s)  (Read 71264 times)

Offline Victor

  • Posts: 1256
  • A.E.I.O.U.
    • View Profile
(The Reiksguard - The Army of the Emperor)

The Grand Order of the Reiksguard is the most famous and powerful order in the Empire. The knights of this order swear to protect the Emperor at all costs. Founded during the reign of Wilhelm, the first Emperor in the line of the princes of Altdorf, the Reiksguard is recruited from the oldest sons of the Empire's nobility. Unlike other knightly orders, the Reiksguard is divided into warriors who fight on foot and on horseback. Regardless of how they fight, the knights' weapons are of the highest quality and their armour is polished to a mirror-like finish and topped with crests that carry the colours of reigning Emperor Karl Franz. The Reiksguard Knights are the Emperor's best troops and as such form the core of his household guard. Additionally, the Reiksguard also recruits the best troops from Reikland, which makes this knightly order a small elite army, that secures the Emperors power within the Empire.


What can you expect to see here:
  • many small and bigger conversions
  • minis from 3 editions (5th-7th)
  • many old metal minis
  • many knights and even more heavily armoured troops
  • and so on ...



Without further ado I will present you some of the first (pretty much) finished miniatures:

Reiksguard Knights on foot (Count as Greatswords):






Old WIP shot of the Champion:


Oberleutnant Siegfried, Freiherr von Gerasdorf (Champion)

« Last Edit: August 16, 2018, 01:59:16 AM by Victor »

Offline anvalous

  • Posts: 607
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 06:28:06 PM »
I love the old minis!  Conversions look natural and solid.

Amazing start, sir!

 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

Offline GambitGriffin

  • Posts: 401
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 06:58:21 PM »
I love the champ! Great work so far  :::cheers:::

I thought the old reiksguards had flails?

Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 08:05:07 PM »
Love the conversions. I miss the old Reiksguard on foot models.  Now if I could just find the old Marauder Imperial Pegasus mini to replace the one that I lost....

Offline zak

  • Posts: 5845
  • Warhammer baby
    • Zachary Moss
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 08:51:59 PM »
aahh!!!    dude very cool  :::cheers:::
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” Dr. Seuss

Offline Kirgan

  • Posts: 1689
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 12:22:57 AM »
 :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :happy:
Commission Painting-PM  :)

Offline Syn Ace

  • Posts: 4729
  • Misinterpreting GW rules since 1991
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 12:41:45 AM »
No, the old Reiksguard models had a mix of weapons -- some had two handed swords, some had flails, and some had sword and shield.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes.

— William Gibson

Offline Santawraith

  • Posts: 150
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010, 01:13:45 AM »
Dont forget the old command model with sword and pistol. I recently found my old empire army, I have a regiment of reiksguard, They are becoming a swordsmen unit. I dont have enough of the two handed swords for a greatswords unit. But they are great models, Im glad i rediscovered them.
Daily Updates of my work, Vannahs Creations facebook

Offline peraturabo

  • Posts: 517
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010, 07:19:59 AM »
LIke I mentioned in Tabletopwelt,I really like your painting and modelling skills

Offline BAWTRM

  • Posts: 5160
  • The Netherlands
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2010, 07:49:28 AM »
Oooooh, this army is just going to shine!

Great work on that champion. :eusa_clap:
"...granted it isn't as retarded as having a lady popping out of your head holding a cup while humping a boar with a sword through its back, but there can only be one Brettonia."

PhillyT

Offline White Knight

  • Posts: 1487
    • View Profile
    • WK's Miniature Imperium
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2010, 09:02:49 AM »
Dont forget the old command model with sword and pistol. I recently found my old empire army, I have a regiment of reiksguard, They are becoming a swordsmen unit. I dont have enough of the two handed swords for a greatswords unit. But they are great models, Im glad i rediscovered them.

If you want to add to the two handed sword ones, I find these figures from front rank go very well with them (size, pose and armour style). Do a couple headswaps with heads from plastic sets for more variety, and you could bulk them out to a full unit (at least, that's what I plan to do). If you have the greenstuff skills you can further embellish them with sashes, etc...

http://www.frontrank.com/big_pictures.asp?prod=285&pn=1


Offline Victor

  • Posts: 1256
  • A.E.I.O.U.
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2010, 09:31:37 AM »
With all due respect, but could you guys please take your discussion and Q&A about old models to a different thread?  :closed-eyes:


Today I have some pictures of some more Knights on foot:







Not the best looking minis in the world, but they will do fine in the rear ranks.

Offline cisse

  • Posts: 3887
  • let the wookie win!
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2010, 10:14:57 AM »
Very nice models all! Splendid paintjob, too.
cisse

No matter how fast you run, your ass will always be in front of me...

Offline White Knight

  • Posts: 1487
    • View Profile
    • WK's Miniature Imperium
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2010, 01:23:47 PM »
You made them look very good. It inspires me to convert and paint mine. :icon_biggrin:

Offline Santawraith

  • Posts: 150
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2010, 03:30:13 PM »
A very beautiful set of knights on foot. Is your entire army going to be knights on foot out of curiosity. I look forward to painting my own rieksguard now after the inspiration of the wonderful job you have done. Looking forward to checking back as you add more.
Daily Updates of my work, Vannahs Creations facebook

Offline Victor

  • Posts: 1256
  • A.E.I.O.U.
    • View Profile
Re: The Grand Order of the Reiksguard
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2010, 04:59:52 PM »
Thanks guys.

For the curious: I only have a regiment of 24 models of the old Reiksguard on foot. I hope to incorporate all of my empire mini collection into this project. This is what I have:
  • 24 old Reiksguard on Foot
  • 24 6th Edition Greatswords
  • 2 x 24 Riccos Republican Guard (probably used as Spearmen)
  • 18 Braganzas Besiegers
  • 30 7th Edition Greatswords who will be built and used as Statetroops (Halberdiers probably)
  • 50-60 Knights
  • 14 5/6th Edition Pistoliers
  • several war machines including a 6th Edition Steamtank
  • various other things

I will show a new photo tomorrow.
-Victor.

Offline Victor

  • Posts: 1256
  • A.E.I.O.U.
    • View Profile
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - 7th Aug.
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2010, 10:42:02 AM »
The first finished greatswords:






One of my new pistoliers (camera swallowed the highlights of the horse):




Offline peraturabo

  • Posts: 517
    • View Profile
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - 7th Aug.
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2010, 11:56:34 AM »
lookin´ as good as usual :)

Offline Victor

  • Posts: 1256
  • A.E.I.O.U.
    • View Profile
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 8th Aug.
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2010, 12:33:43 PM »
I have already mentioned, that I have quite alot of Knights. Although this project is about the Reiksguard, not all of the Knight units will be of the same Order. I have started to work on my Knights Panther.

(The pictures got scaled down by the forum, if you click on the links below, you can get a bigger one)



Praeceptor Eusebius, Graf von Langenbach


http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Victor_86/Warhammer/PR_Held1.jpg


http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Victor_86/Warhammer/PR_Held2.jpg

Standardbearer


http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Victor_86/Warhammer/PR_Banner.jpg

As always, I'd like to hear some comments from you, and if you got any questions, feel free to ask.

Offline Delthos

  • Posts: 4647
  • Evil Polish Guy
    • View Profile
    • My Photobucket Ostermark Page
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 8th Aug.
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2010, 01:07:40 PM »
Tell me the truth, that banner is printed out and not painted? It just looks too crisp to be painted. No offense intended if it is painted.

I like this Knight and the Praeceptor quite a bit though.
Ostermark Photo Gallery
Ostermark Painting Log
"Kill 'em all and let Morr sort 'em out!" (General Ghent, Battle of Dumsky's Fallow)

Offline Silver Wolf

  • Posts: 627
  • I see lead people.
    • View Profile
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 8th Aug.
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2010, 01:31:33 PM »
Great job ! Everything looks great !
"Watch the skies, traveler."
Check out my wargaming blog - The Forge of War

Offline Wendersnaven

  • Posts: 642
  • Kung Fu Dice
    • View Profile
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 8th Aug.
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2010, 09:48:23 PM »
Yay!  I loves painted minis!  :eusa_clap:  :eusa_clap:  :eusa_clap:
Dear Friend of Stirland,

Your shoes have been put on backorder. We appreciate your custom.

Hope we are finding you shod,
Stirland

Online Oxycutor

  • Posts: 1856
    • View Profile
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 8th Aug.
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2010, 04:35:30 AM »
Great theme and paint job

Offline Victor

  • Posts: 1256
  • A.E.I.O.U.
    • View Profile
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 8th Aug.
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2010, 10:04:56 AM »
Tell me the truth, that banner is printed out and not painted? It just looks too crisp to be painted. No offense intended if it is painted.

I like this Knight and the Praeceptor quite a bit though.

The picture on the Banner is from the 5th edition empire book - I have scanned it and coloured it in photoshop. After printing it out, I have painted over most areas, to get a better colour intensity and to match the colours (especially the blue).

Offline Victor

  • Posts: 1256
  • A.E.I.O.U.
    • View Profile
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 9th Aug.
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2010, 04:21:11 PM »
The first soldiers of my heavily armoured crossbow men.


http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Victor_86/Warhammer/BB-LineUp1.jpg

Hauptmann Lukas Brandegger


http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Victor_86/Warhammer/BB-Hauptmann.jpg

Converted command models:


http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Victor_86/Warhammer/BB-Umbau.jpg

Another shot of the converted musican (left arm made with greenstuff) with a small unit filler.