Wolfsheads in Blood Eagle!
Nothing's Forgotten, Nothing's Ever Forgotten...
Thought I'd share the latest mini-project to hit my paint station, and this is a really fun one. Last year Craig Cartmell released some rules for using his excellent Blood Eagle to recreate the exploits of the famous wolfshead Robin Hood on our tabletops. A few months later I was recovering from knee surgery and binge-watching back to back episodes of Robin of Sherwood. This led to me creating two forces, which you can see elsewhere on my blog (namely here).
Since writing my last post on this topic, I came across Firefrge Games' Teutonic Infantry. I'd heard a lot of good things about them, and I thought they would look great as Robert De Rainault's men. Not needing all that many, I went on eBay and was delighted to find one of my regular suppliers offering individual sprues for sale. Thankfully, there are ten men on a frame, and there are more than enough parts on a frame to arm them as I'm needing.
Now, I don't know if this next problem was caused by purchasing a single frame, but I also had an awful job trying to figure out the best angle to fix the arms to the bodies. I've been making models and miniatures for more than thirty years, but I was flummoxed. I have to say, some of the arms that are next to each other don't actually go together. At least, they don't when I try to use them. I had to adjust the placement of crossbow bolt quivers to make sense of some of the poses. I'm not impressed. However, the end result looks better than I thought they did when I was making them.