How can we live without our lives?
The Wrath of Kings showcase series begins: first up, the Nasier Pelegarth Bloodmasks.
P over 200 miniatures is a daunting prospect, but like most big things in life there’s only one way to go about it: a little at a time. So I’m currently concentrating on finishing the Nasier faction for Wrath of Kings, in preparation for my friend Will’s next visit and our first games of the new system (he’s working on the Goritsi). There are a total of 5 factions in the game by the way.
The Nasier have two infantry types with 18 figures each: the Pelegarth Bloodmasks and the Swordsmen. Shown are the wonderful Bloodmasks, the refreshingly heavyset women wearing elemental masks who wear no armour because not only does the mask turn their skin so tough as to render armour as just an encumbrance but, as shock troops, they enjoy the disconcerting effect their nudity has on their enemies.
These were pretty quick and easy to paint, though painting 18 of one type of figure can be a bit of a chore. The skin is basically white mixed with a bit of purple and shaded with white, and just about everything else is black shaded with grey and white. Note the relatively bright highlight on the knees: this really works well on those leggings. The masks are crimson shaded with a touch of white. A bright gold was used for the sword hilts and shield trims. Finally, I applied dots of black, then white, then yellow for the eyes.