Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dark Age: Skarrd Warband

I've been super busy recently, and haven't had much painting time. But I've been chipping away at the Dark Age Skarrd starter box models. These are really nice models and were fun to paint. I will say that while they were simple to put together, I needed to pin everything. Without pinning, nothing would stay together as all the joins were flush. Pinning solved the problem, but I hate to do that.

Anyway, here's what I did. I came up with a suitably evil color scheme and went to work.


I've never played a game of Dark Age, so I'm not sure what all these models represent. There are two units of three models, a big bad ass, and the obvious leader. That's about all I know at this stage. I got this war band based solely on its appeal. The poses are dynamic and exciting. The models are wonderfully strange.  Here are some close ups.

These are called Harpies, as you might imagine. I'm not sure how they function in the game, but I will say they don't wear a lot of clothing.

These guys are Buzzblades, which is a funny name since they're all carrying clubs. Whatever. These models just scream "Brom" to me! If you don't know Gerald Brom, he's an artist and the game's look and feel is totally from his artwork.

Some big mook, don't remember what this one is called. He came with an option to hold his sword upright. It would make the model a storage nightmare, so I opted for this bizarre pose for practical reasons.

This is a Grafter or something like that. She sews on mechanical bits to living things. I'm assuming she's the leader. I've tried reading her rules and I'm not getting it. Maybe when I play it will make sense.

So that's it for now. I'm hoping I will like Dark Age as I love the models. If not, these are all going to become Chaos Cultists for my 40K games.

4 comments:

Da Green Skins said...

Very nice looking stuff Jerry. We need to get in a game after x-mas.

Jerry said...

Thanks Mike! I'm looking forward to it.

Scott said...

Very good! Always nice to see female figures with a paucity of clothing ;-)

Jerry said...

Thanks Scott! Those harpies are the most exposed models I've ever seen. One of them was "anatomically correct" which I found strange. Anyway, I'm hoping the actual game is as good as I think it will be.