With a complete lack of games being played by me at the moment, my painting mojo has been suffering. It is taking me ages to paint models as there is no hurry to get them onto a table.
But I have finshed a few Lannister units recently, which just about finishes off the whole army. These Lannister Guardsmen don’t hit very hard, but they are well armoured and can stick around for a bit.
I am making the final push on finishing the entire Lannister army. The last couple of units are some more Swordsmen and another unit of Knights.
I have started on a second unit of Mountains Men for my Lannister army, this time using a lot more yellow to make them really stand out against the usual Lannister red.
These extra twelve models will also give me the total needed to field a full strength Oathmark unit.
I am getting closer to completing my Lannister army, only a couple left now.
The Kingsguard unit, although only eight models, are likely to be quite good in combat, only to be let down by Joffrey’s dreadful abilities…
But they do look pretty. I decided not to ink the shields or cloaks and leave them pristine white, after all, these guys would have Squires to keep their gear in tip top condition.
My Game Of Thrones Lannister army is actually nearing completion, the Kingsguard are next up on the painting table.
There seems to be two ways to go with these models, white or gold armour. As white is a hard colour to paint anyway, I decided for gold, but to give myself a challenge, I will do white cloaks and shields.
I have bought a pot of the new Games Workshop Apothecary White contrast paint but having tried it on a wizard model, it looks very grey. I want the Kingsguard to be very clean and bright so I may just go with unpolluted white.
I also have not decided what colours to paint King Joffrey the Idiot. He may have a red and yellow tunic with gold armour…
Returning to the Lannister backlog, I have started on a unit of Warriors Sons.
These will have nice bright shiny silver armour and red cloaks to tie them into the rest of the Lannister army.
My painting in recent years has been to simply block colour models and then ink the hell out of them with Army Painter Dark Tone. For me, it about getting them on the table as quick as possible.
Here are a couple of shots of before and after.
I am still not convinced that ranged units are that good in Game Of Thrones A Song Of Ice And Fire, but I have purchased a unit of Lannister Crossbowmen just in case they get hard to find.
I am aiming to get these finished over the weekend in time for a game on Monday night. Like some of the other models in the CMON range, it is really hard painting the chest behind the crossbow.
The Mountains Men are the only Lannister unit that I have that are not red, I have decided not to get any Pyromancers or Poor Fellows as I want an army of professional soldiers, or something like that anyway.
They are a good all round tough unit and like most units in the game, if they can hit whilst at full strength on a charge, then the results can be spectacular.