Community Spotlight: Romans, The Eighty Years War & Bloodbound

July 21, 2021 by brennon

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Come and join us for another delve into the Projects to find the best of the best from the last week or so. We're going to be getting stuck into lots of great looking miniature wargaming painting and hobbying this week...


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Mortem Et Gloriam Romans by MadDocStu

We start off with some fascinating miniatures for those wanting to dive into the world of Ancient warfare.

Mortem Et Gloriam Romans #1 by MadDocStu

Here we had a rather awesome looking Roman army that has taken shape over the last few weeks. There some great looking infantry included within this force with their colourful shields in that traditional red and yellow.

Mortem Et Gloriam Romans #2 by MadDocStu

Combine that with the mounted elements here and you've got a great force that shows off the Roman forces and their auxiliaries that fought alongside them. I also really like the bases that have been done for this army. It looks like proper European scrubland that would typically have been fought over.

Mortem Et Gloriam Romans #3 by MadDocStu

I am starting to see how it would be very awesome to dive into playing some Ancient wargames on the tabletop in this smaller scale of 15mm. It is really nice seeing the ranked up troops with their weapons at the ready, facing down the enemy.


The Eighty Years War by umbra

This is another historical project from umbra. In this one, we saw umbra showing off a couple of armies and their troops that have been coming together for The Eighty Years War.

Eighty Years War #1 by umbra

The rules that will be used are Pikeman's Lament from Osprey Games but the miniatures have come from Warlord Games. You've got a really nice mix of different troops in here which have been painted up in a variety of colours that stand out on the tabletop.

Eighty Years War #2 by umbra

There is a nice mix of different miniatures within this collection which have been designed to work for the Dutch and the Spanish. This means that you get to play around with plenty of earthy tones but also the flamboyant colours of the era too. Plus, you get to venture into the armies that you might not have considered before.

Eighty Years War #3 by umbra

Again, much like with the ancient wargaming we looked at earlier in this post, I am fascinated by this period of pike and shot. There is something cool about those long pikes, the style of the armour, the facial hair and of course all of that slashed silk.


Khorne Bloodbound by lupa15

Last but not least we're going back to The Mortal Realms. Here we have lupa15. We're checking out some nicely painted Bloodbound from Age Of Sigmar that have come together very well indeed.

Bloodbound #1 by lupa15

These characters have been painted up nicely indeed and showed off a bunch of techniques. You've got the cool lava bases, the cracked stone underfoot and then a nice blend of colours on the miniatures themselves. I really like the way the red has been done in particular, a key part of being a Khorne warrior!

Bloodbound #2 by lupa15

The same can be said about the bone colour that you can see on this miniature. The idol looks great with that massive halo of bone that surrounds the top of the staff. It is present in the mass of skulls around his chest too!

Bloodbound #3 by lupa15

This project isn't finished but it's neat to see how much has been done so far. A few bits and pieces need to be finished off but I was impressed by the overall look of the miniatures and the army as a whole. I had a lot of fun painting some of my Bloodbound (still a lot left to do!) and this might end up spurring me on to do more myself.

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