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Empire of Sonnstahl

Empire of Sonnstahl

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About the Project

In this project I will paint an Empire of Sonnstahl army for 9th Age. It should also be usable for historical wargaming in the Renaissance era.

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Reiters

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Reiters

Finnished my light cavalry! Miniatures from Warlord Games.

Reiters

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Reiters

Finnished my light cavalry! Miniatures from Warlord Games.

More knights!

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More knights!

Knights

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Miniatures from Perry MiniaturesMiniatures from Perry Miniatures
Knights

Last unit painted for a 3500 points army. This army will see battle for the first time in the comming weekend.

Militia

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Militia

The War of the Roses infantry from Perry Miniatures were the basis for these miniatures. I added parts from landsknechts from Warlord Games and the Conquistadors from Wargames Atlantic.

In 9th Age the “State Militia” carries a bow, a pistol and two clos combat weapons. I’ve tried to recreate this by letting them wear combinations of different weapons.

For the pistols I followed this tutorial from Selrahc Games.

I painted them in darker colours to clearly distinguish the militia from the colourful landsknechts who form the bulk of the army.

Imperial giant

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Imperial giant
Imperial giant

This giant is from MOM Miniatures.

It’s the first giant I have ever painted. Really love this model.

Halberdiers

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Halberdiers

Sword and buckler men finished

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Sword and buckler men finished

There done. The first elite unit of this army is combat ready. Most miniatures are from the conquistador set from Wargames Atlantic, a few are metal miniatures from Warlord Games.

Gerry did a review of the WA miniatures a few days ago.

 

More sword and bucklermen

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More sword and bucklermen

These miniatures are from Wargames Atlantic new set of conquistador miniatures.

I made use of zenithal priming for the first time in this project, followed by a coat of speedpaint. I like the result. Probably I will use zenithal priming more often in the future.

Crossbowmen

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Miniatures: Warlord GamesMiniatures: Warlord Games

Command group

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Command group

This is a command group from Warlord Games. I bought a load of flags from Battle Flag. They have a lot of flags for Landsknecht armies. Many of them are from the “Seventeen Provinces”. This is how the Netherlands were called at the time. This is one of those flags, staying with the theme of a Landsknecht army from the Netherlands.

Wizards

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Miniatures: Games WorkshopMiniatures: Games Workshop

I bought these second hand from a friend. I’ve got magic now! 🙂

More pikemen

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Painted some more pikemen.Painted some more pikemen.
The entire unitThe entire unit

Together with the pikemen I’ve painted earlier, I now have a unit of 40 pikemen. My second core unit is finished.

Arquebusiers

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Arquebusiers

I’ve painted some more arquebusiers and added them to those I painted earlier. My first core unit is complete!

Painting with speedpaint really is much speedier.

Emperor Maximilian

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Emperor Maximilian

This is another metal miniature from Warlord Games. It represents the German emperor Maximilian(1459-1519). The miniature is based on a painting Rubens painted of him about a hundred years after his death. I’ve tried to paint the miniature to make him look like the painting.

Maximilian I by Peter Paul Rubens, 1618.Maximilian I by Peter Paul Rubens, 1618.

MOM Miniatures

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MOM Miniatures

These miniatures are from MOM Miniatures. They’re a bit larger then those from Warlord Games. They are fantasy miniatures, but their style fits in well among historical miniatures.

Landsknechts with speedpaint

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Warlord Games announced a price increase so I quickly bought all the metal miniatures I wanted for this project. I also bought the speedpaint megaset from The Army Painter and used them on all the miniatures bellow. For details I still use normal acrylic paint and for metal parts (armour, helmets, weapons) I use Vallejo’s Metal Color range.

Emperor MaximilianEmperor Maximilian
GeneralsGenerals
OfficersOfficers
Command groupCommand group
Other miniatures :-)Other miniatures :-)
Battle standard bearer with the banner of emperor Charles QuintBattle standard bearer with the banner of emperor Charles Quint

Prince on griffon

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Miniature from Games WorkshopMiniature from Games Workshop

Prelate

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Prelate

For the first time in this project: a miniature that isn’t a leftover from a different project or was a present. This miniature I bought! She’s from Avatars of War.

Artificer

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Artificer

Another miniature I got from the same club member for our secret santa. What a wonderfull hobby this is, where people just give you stuff. 🙂

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