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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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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. 🙂

Volley gun

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Volley gun

At my gaming club we organised a secret santa. I got these old GW miniatures from a club member.

Two more pikemen

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Two more pikemen

My friend gave me two more pikmen to finish! Two miniatures aren’t the most spectacular entry in this project, but progress is progress!

Pikemen

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Pikemen

I’ve painted 11 more pikemen.

Pikemen

Here all my pikemen (23) can be seen with the arquebusiers (5 + champion). All the miniatures my friend gave me, are painted. From now on I will have to buy my miniatres myself and paint them entirely by myself. 🙂

I need 17 more pikemen for a unit of 40 (yes, 40) and 15 more arquebusiers for a complete unit of 20 (not using the champion in this unit).

Sword and buckler

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Miniatures: Warlord GamesMiniatures: Warlord Games

These minatures are “leftovers” from a different project. They are perfect as Imperial Guards in 9th Age. Ik will need a lot more of them for a unit, but it’s a start. 🙂

Arquebusiers

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Miniatures from Warlord GamesMiniatures from Warlord Games

I finished some more of my friends miniatures.

Pikemen

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Skill 13
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Pikemen

A friend of mine started painting these miniatures and then gave them to me. The choice of colours is a bit unusual sometimes, but I think they turned out nice.

Miniatures from Warlord Games.

Introduction

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I intend to paint an Empire of Sonnstahl army for 9th Age. In Warhammer Fantasy this army was simply called “Empire”. For this army I will use mostly historical miniatures from the late 15th and 16th century. This will create an army that can be used for 9th Age  as well as for historical wargaming. The idea is to recreate a landsknecht army from the Netherlands from this time period. For a fantasy project, it will contain a lot of historical information. 😊

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