Monday, March 27, 2017

Rogue Trader: Inquisitor Heng and His Warrior Monks

 Inquisitor Heng arrives on Geminion Secundus in the opening phases of the Third 'Stealer War.  At the time it was feared that the reappearance of Genestealer cults in the Wailing Reach signaled the approach of another Hive Fleet.  Happily, Inquisitor Heng's investigation revealed that the re emergent Cults were merely survivors of Hive Fleet Terrasque, thought to hive been wiped out in the Second 'Stealer War.  The Third Stealer War was an unpleasant experience for the citizens of The Wailing Reach just the same.
Inquisitor Heng is seen here, as usual, in the company of a detachment of his crack warrior monks. The Inquisitor maintained a small army of about two hundred of these fanatical devotees of the Imperial cult in his Stronghold on Io.
In the ranks of the Heng's Monks were many orphaned children Heng would find on his bloody travels.  Heng would return to Io with these waifs and raise them as disciples in his monastery.
They invariably proved to be most redoubtable warriors.

Iquisitor Heng and his monks scour the ruins and forests of Geminion Secundus in search of clues as to the whereabouts of a Genestealer Cult cell...
...and run afoul of a pack of mutants and ganger trash!
"Purge the Scum!!!"

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Warhammer Ancients Chariot Wars: Syrian Levy Archers

A quick post tonight regarding a little progress made this month on my Biblical collection: a regiment of levy archers from one of the city states which my Hittite Warlord has incorporated into his domains...
Not exactly mountains of reference material out there for Syrian/Canaanite dress.  There is some evidence for the Syrians being partial to polka dots, however, so I used that as a theme on some of these guys.
If anybody can recommend a good reference on this subject besides the little bit of Osprey stuff that's out there, I'd be grateful...
A hazy sort of plan is starting to take shape for what I'd like to do with my Hittite army this year.  I'd like to finish one Hittite infantry regiment, one squadron of Hittite heavy chariots, a Syrian-Hyksos allied infantry regiment, a few Arab-Hyksos skirmishers and a general.
That stuff combined with the Syrian levies I've got painted so far should give me a compact but interestingly varied little starter army.  Then I'll get to work on some Egyptians in the annum's second half.
The miniatures are again Ral Partha pieces from the 90s, part of a large collection I picked up very cheap at Enfilade 2 years ago.
Most of the infantry figures are still available from Iron Wind Metals.
Long way to go, but I'm enjoying working on these fellows.  More soon.
From tiny acorns...