Saturday, July 14, 2012

15mm Fantasy: Lizardmen

I've been quite busy lately, which has really slowed down my painting schedule. It seems like there's no time to break out the paints and brushes. I've managed to grab times here and there, and I've used it to complete work on my lizardman army for Mighty Armies (or any 15mm fantasy game, honestly).  I really like they way they came out.

These are all from Khurasan Miniatures. I think their lizardmen models are the coolest I've seen in any scale. Here's the whole army army. If you click on it, the picture is pretty large and should show a lot of detail.

Let me walk you through what you're looking at.  Up first is the main block of warriors: salamander spearmen. These guys look really unique. The front stand is a salamander shaman, the model holding the skull staff. These stands form the main fighting core, with a little magic boost from the shaman.

No lizardman army is complete without smaller lizards to harass the enemy. Here are some lizardmen, that I'm calling "skinks" after the WHFB color-scheme I picked for them. I was surprised how small these models were next to the salamanders.

Now it's time for the cavalry units. First up is what I imagine to be light cav. These are salamander bowmen on flightless birds. I can see these guys looking for flank or rear charges while harassing with bow fire.

Next up is the heavy cavalry, and the whole reason I wanted these models: mounted crocodile warriors! These guys will be the heavy hitters and they look awesome. I have no idea why they're mounted on wooly rhinos. It's a cool idea, but wouldn't being mounted on something reptilian make more sense?

Finally we come to the big boss. He's another croc warrior mounted on a wooly rhino. I had a spare "skink" model left over and stuck him on the base for a little splash of color as well as making him stick out more.

 So there you have it. I can't wait to get these lizards on the table and see what they can do. As for additional development, I can still add in salamander archers. I'm also planning on putting in a 15mm dinosaur model, either an ankylsaurus or triceratops, for some extra punch. I'd like to find something to be a flying unit too. What I'd really like, just for kicks, is something that looks like the WHFB Slaan models. While I'm not trying to mimic WHFB, I think something like that would look impressive in 15mm.

That's all for now. I've got a ton of stuff on the table that I keep adding to. I'm not sure what I'll be working on next, but I have plenty to choose from!