Here we have then, the Pewter Moon Dwarves, implacable enemies of the Crimson King, they dwell in lighthouses and granite castles along the Northern coasts of Gonchovia. The dwarves hold the great alchemist and conjuror Professor Grunkasse in high esteem, possibly because his head is moon shaped (or does he wear a warmask to aid his spells?)
(picked this guy up in a dumpbin at a show. He was missing a hand so I added a plastic zombie hand an an old Rafm staff).
Pride of the army are the Walrus knights, 6 HOTT knight elements in total.
(I've had these guys in mind for years now, so it's nice to finally realise the idea. Cheap EM-4 plastic dwarves off ebay riding Britains walrus also from ebay. The walrus medallions are GW shields with moon device on them and the flagpole moons are plastic beads.....from ebay. Each figure cost about £1.20 in total).
The footslogging infantry are 6 blade elements, with 2 extra to make a unit of 20 for other games
(again plastic EM-4 figures with Milliput cloaks)
A Hero Jasper Brummbar mounted on his faithful steed, and 2 Beast elements, the singing bears of Norrin
(Brummbar is a Reaper figure, and the singing bears are plastic ebay finds)
2 Behemoth elements in the form of hairy Struppigs with howdahs. As well as the Pewter Moon, the howdahs bear the Sunchild device of their allies.
(plastic Star Wars beasts from a dump bin with EM-4 Dwarf crossbows in the scratch built howdahs)
To defend the army from frequent aerial attacks from the Owls of Lord Aluco (an ally of the Crimson King) the dwarves often field a unit of pikes (not for use with HOTT)
The whole army in array
There are more forces to follow for this campaign. Owl worshippers, Ice Gypsies and of course the Court of the Crimson King.
I really enjoyed banging these out, and spent little time on overshading, relying on loads of washes from GW and Army Painter (the latter are really good).If I missed a bit, or went over a boundary with the paint I just carried on regardless. In recent years I've been a bit pedantic with my brush, resulting in minimal amounts of painting being done and boredom with a project before completion.
Apropos the last comment, I realised why my Thistlewood project ground to a halt. It was the bases which were dull and drab. So I'm going to redo them using Tetrion filler as above but washed green. This is how I (and all my gaming mates) used to do our bases in the early 1980's, so they are suitable old school in appearance.
I've recently linked up with a gaming buddy (Von Trinkenessen) from those days (and we are planning a few games of Prehammer (we used to use WRG Renaissance rules for our fantasy games), so I am really looking forward to seeing his armies again after 30 years, and trouncing them.