Dwarf Knights of the Great Bear - TAG Kickstarter

Some of you may remember the greens I posted almost a year ago for the Dwarf footknights of the order of the Great Bear. It seems like good timing that, shortly after I posted the greens for their human counterparts, I can now announce that the dwarf footknights will join the rest of my former dwarf range at The Assault Group, who are running a 4 day long kickstarter to release them right now:


Brilliantly sculpted by the lovely John Pickford and gorgeously painted by Paul Sanderson.

I will let the pictures of the painted figures speak for themselves:


Knights of the Great Bear Greens - More pictures

I received some better looks at the figures from yesterday's post from the sculptor, so feast your eyes on these:

The Champion of the Order

The (first) 5 rank and file knights:

The Musician and Standard bearer


Knights of the Great Bear on foot - Greens

Mick Darpa has delivered another set of (in my opinon) characerful sculpts with an oldschool bent. This is another set of knights templar (on foot). These belong to the order of the Great Bear. They are wearing heavy fur cloaks, made from the skins of bears they killed themselves and wield impressive great hammers that strike fear in the hearts of their enemies just by looking at them.

The champion of the unit looks unimpressed by the enemy. He'll lift his hammer when they get close enough to smell their breaths... The bearhead adorning his helmet could also be painted differently to represent a particularly ugly direwolf if you prefer.

The musician goes into battle armed with a "small" warhammer, to keep his other hand free in case his needs to blow his horn.

The proud standard of the unit. No frills, just a carved bear's head to show what they are about.

The first 5 rank and file Great Bear templar. I will post more pictures from different angles when I get them. A second set of rank and file figures, with bare heads, will be converted from these after moulding.


New Human Character Greens - Graf's Wife and White Knight

While you've been introduced before to the Graf's lovely daughters, we were yet to encounter their stepmother, the Graf's new wife. Noone really knows where she came from, though she herself says she descends from a royal lineage and claims the title of "Queen of Hearts". Tensions have been running high between the Graf's daughters and their stepmother...

 Model sculpted by Shane Hoyle.
 Another mysterious character has been roaming the land off late. This ageing knight is clad in shiny white armour, with a helmet shaped after a horse's head and carries some frankly odd equipment. Upon mention of his presence in the Empire, it is said the Graf's new wife reacted with visible shock, suggesting perhaps that this White Knight may have traveled from the same place whence she came. If that is the case, it does not appear as if that news was a welcome one...


Painted Witchhunters

These aren't mine unfortunately, but I couldn't resist showing off this painted set of the witchhunters, by German hobbyist Jan Niehues. They really look splendid in colour!

Shameless plug: there are some copies left in the Getting Some section. 


Fat halflings now rereleased by TAG (includes rooster riders and zombies)

It's with great pleasure I can announce my former renaissance "fat" halfling range is now available from the The Assault Group webstore. This includes the Rooster riders and the halfling zombies!



New releases - Witchhunters - Human footknights (White Boars and God of Death orders)

It's been a while since I had something new to offer, but the following have been added to the "Getting Some" page:

* WKM-90: Witchhunter retinue (sculpted by Mick Darpa) - £12

* WKM-91: Witchhunter Cleric (of the God of Death) - £4

* WKM-16: Order of the White Boar Footknights, with boar crests, morningstars and shields -  £13

* WKM-18: Templar Knights of the God of Death command, on foot - £10

* WKM-19: Templar Knights of the God of Death, on foot, with Skull/Raven crests and  greatswords  1 - £13 


Human Templar Knights of the God of Death Command - Greens

Looks like for some reason I forgot to upload these sculpts by Mick Darpa for the Command group for the Templar Knights of the God of Death. The rank and file were shown earlier here.

The Champion's helmet is inspired by the Lord model in the MB/GW Battlemasters game, always a favourite with me. He's sporting a cloack covered in Raven feathers, because he's special.

The musician is a sturdy fellow who can get away with having only a bird on his helmet to show his allegiance:

The standard bearer:

These are scheduled to be mastermoulded this week or the next, so productionmoulding hopefully won't be too far behind on both the command and the rank and file.


Renaissance Goblin and Halfling range on Kickstarter

For those of you who missed it, my former goblin and (slim) halfling range, as sculpted by Kevin Adams, is currently being kickstarted by the new owner for re-release under the Shortwars label.

Aside from bringing back the main range, the kickstarter includes several expansions of the range that I never got around to, such as archers, goblin cavalry and an all new range: renaissance beastlings! Renaissance trolls and ogres are also available. 

Only 6 days left and plenty of stretch goals to unlock, so get over there and pledge now!


Goblin and halfling archers:

Goblin cavalry on armoured warhounds:

Chaotic beastlings:

Ogres and trolls:

Note that I'm not affiliated with Shortwars and any questions should be asked on the kickstarter page or the Shortwars blog: http://www.shortwars.co.uk/


Dwarf Knights of the Great Bear on Foot - Greens

It's been a while since there's been another update on the dwarfs, but John just sent me the final pictures for the next two sets: Dismounted Dwarf Knights of the Great Bear: 8 models including full command.

First, the Captain and Sergeant for the unit. I included the center pictures because they give a frontal look at the models, but note that the hammers on those were still WIP and final look is as shown on the left side of the image:

Standard Bearer and musician:

4 full plated, fur cape wearing, hammerwielding helpings of dwarven wrath:

A closer look at the individual models:

I think John did a good job on these and they are the best of all the dwarven footknights we had done. They wouldn't look too out of place with the Ewal Dvergar either.