lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016

Undead conversions and suggestions

I always  like imagining hordes of undead skeletons and zombies advancing agains a poor and scared human garnison..

From the very begining i bought several sets of Caesar skeletons and the whole brand of Redbox "Warriors of the Dead" and other zombie stuff

But i always wanted more variety.. I swapped some heads with armoured warriors from different producers and the result is quite good! Some armoured skeleton knights :)

I always liked a Games Workshop skeleton musician.. I tried to make the same "cheap" option; i added a skelly just a spare Cornu from Hat "Roman Artillery" set .

The rest; you can find heads and bodies from:
Strelets Order military knights: foot
Miniart italian knights
Miniart Burgundian knights

Some knight figures with some static or not very lively pose are perfect for undead with small conversion. I took samples with only "face modification" from:

Miniart Burgundian knights
Caesar XV c. knights
Caser XIII century foot soldiers

and  again from MArs BAltic Crisaders (this set can result a good source for fantasay conversions!

Finnally, I discovered Boardgame "Battlelore. 2nd Ed"
Figs are a little big (near real 25mm), but I think  they can match with 1/72 standard, when mixed. Here samples from expansion set "Heralds of Dreadfall", full with undead warriors (purple figures)

It is not ver cheap, but for around 35 eur you get more than 40 figs including cav and a big undead dragon"
I am consdiering buying more sets from this game.

Swordsman with some smaller colleagues and a worried roman 

Bowman, Nice pose

9 Wraiths are included. They look too big but tehy are very fantasmagoric

Finnally, the undead knight. Impresisve figure. It can fill a hole of lacking "evil armoured cavalry"which you could use for evil lords, nazgul, It matches quite nice with ither 1/72 cav (i added some for comparison) , even if bigger (he is suppossed to result scaring!) 

I almost forget the dragon!!!!

3 comentarios:

  1. Thanks for posting the scale references! That's a clever way to stretch your Skeletons too, you could really double up on them that way.

    What's your thoughts on the Dark Alliance vs the Caesar Miniatures undead? I think I kinda prefer the Caesar, as they look a bit like an undead Bronze-Age army, which gives them another layer of cool.

    Also, how is a skeleton supposed to play a horn? He has no lips. I guess he shouldn't be able to walk around and fight either really though.

  2. Hi, sorry so late ansee, i got babies and lot of work last months...
    DA vs Caesar? I like both, actually caesar are true skeletons, like old harryhausen animated film warriors, some kind of caritucaresque.. Allieance have more undead-zombie flavour. Both mis ok for me
    And about horn blowing.. You ansewered it self about walking muscles¡

    1. Yes, I've seen your own hornblower, great! Magic is the answer :)