With no major projects lined up, I've been digging into my bag of unpainted Reaper miniatures. I went a little crazy after discovering Song of Blades and Heroes last summer. I picked up a lot of models for various warband ideas. I'm just now getting to them. Here's what I completed.
First up are my Centaurs. Centaurs seem under-represented in most fantasy games, at least in skirmish games. I saw that SBH had rules for them and thought they'd mix with my Elves. As I consider things, I don't know if Elves and Centaurs are good allies. But I imagine Centaurs to be neutral and they can fit in with anything.
I think Reaper makes another Centaur or two, and I'll pick those up someday. A word of warning, Reaper's Zodiac models are tiny. I picked up Sagittarius as another Centaur and it couldn't even pass as a young one.
Here are a few others I picked up because I liked the models. I'll start with the excellent Talarand model.
Next are a few Dark Elves. I painted them as Drow. I see so many pure white skinned Dark Elves that I miss the true Drow that they are modeled after. If ever get any other Dark Elf models, they'll be painted this way. First up is what I'm calling the "Queen's Champion."
I like the wiry but deadly look of this model. Of course he wouldn't be much of a Queen's Champion without a queen. So here she is.
Reaper makes a lot of nice looking Drow models. I'll definitely pick up more and make a complete Drow warband.
Even if I haven't played SBH in 4-5 months, I really enjoy creating and painting these warbands. It's a lot of fun, and not a lot of models are required. If you haven't checked out the game, it is an excellent fantasy skirmish game that is good for quick games with friends. Go to Ganesha Games to check them out.
You'll also notice I started mounting models on round bases. While I have almost all fantasy models on square bases, I've decided to mount everything on rounds from now on. It just makes sense, since I will use them for skirmish games and not "army based" games. While that means I'll have a mix of rounds and squares on the table, I'm not too worried. One day the rounds will outnumber the squares!