Sep 29, 2012

Harassed by arrows, they bend like bows

I managed to finish a unit of archers this week. I will use them as levies. They look probably a little too dressed up for a bunch of vulgar peasants, but farmers in russian tales wear always quite colourful outfits. Also, those are dwarves after all, or Dvergers as I decided to call them for a more Vicking flavour, and these guys tend to make up for their short size with some trappings of wealth.

Twelve Dvergers armed with pointy arrows...

ready to unleash the wrath of their bows.

Looking closely at the picture, one might notice a slight alteration in style. I actually painted a first batch of 8 figures, six months ago, and I added four more to reach the number of levies needed for Saga. Meanwhile, I have grown more confident with the technic and details I use on them, and the last four are tin metal figures instead of plastic. I think one can really notice that the carving is somehow sharper.

A close up on my four favorites. 

Careful, this one is big...
Now, I only have to finish a warlord and four Hearthguards to get those Dvergers ready to rip spine...


  1. I somehow or another missed your last post. Your painting is great, both units look great.


  2. Great painting, clean and very crisp!

  3. Another great looking unit! Hope you get to play SAGA soon, it's a very fun game.

  4. Thank you all for your enthusiastic comments.
    Fortunately those little guys will soon learn their first saga.
    Isn't it John?

  5. Well we will see how their SAGA goes very soon indeed.