Monday, 30 January 2012

Empire Halberds: Citadel and Artizan

Good day one and all; For your viewing and my playing pleasure (and also because I have entered a proper tournament) I am currently painting up a whole load of Empire Halberds.

I have always loved the mid nineties style of empire state troups with their ridiculous bows and overlarge silk shirts. Following advice I have opted to buy in some Artizan figures and have equipped them with Halberds.

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If you hate them, have ideas on how I could improve or what to paint next, leave a message below. It only takes a minute and I really appreciate it...

The chap on the right in the photo above is Citadel 1996, whilst the other two are armoured artizan Landskneht. As you can see there is a slight height difference, but on mass this is easily lost. Also it might be worth pointing out that not everyone is the same height; just look around you at work or school tomorrow...
All my Empire are painted in Nordland state colours. It is how I started the army, and I am getting far too many figures to change now. Once again, in the picture above we have two Artizan and one citadel, see if you can work out which is which. I found the pipe in the musicians hand very fragile and in the end I had to replace this after painting. I would recommend that you just bow to the inevitable and replace it at the start.

Slightly blurred picture here, but we have another three Artizan halberds. I like the models and I think they fit pretty well with the overall look of my army...

Finally some rear views...




5 comments:

  1. They look excellent, nice clean colours. And I agree that the older figures look better than the newer state troops with their puffy sleeves and ruffled legs.

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  2. Vilhelm Andersson31 January 2012 at 20:58

    Fantastic composition, and great use of vintage models. Been following your blog for a while now and it's always fun to see your progress, a true inspiration to a fellow Empire and Vampire Counts player! Keep up the good work :) Greetings from Sweden. /V

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  3. Thanks gents, it is always great to get feedback, good or bad...

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  4. Interesting mix of old Citadel and Artizan figures, the paint job certainly brings them together well and all very well painted. A minor criticism is the fock on the basing being a bit 'bushy' but a minor gripe. Overall outstanding.

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  5. Good point and noted Hendrid. When I look again at the photos they look pretty poor. Will work on it...

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