Triumph of Death: Halberdier UnitsFinished up two units of skelly halberdiers, based as units for Kings of War. The first unit is "advancing, with halberds high at the ready and back rank marching. I chose to put two torch standards in this unit, as multiple torches and candle standards is a prevalent theme in Bruegel's Triumph of Death painting.
|Not sure which angle told the story best so am over sharing here.|
|Multiple candle standards can be seen in the top center of this detail.|
Attack!The second unit is in an "attack attitude" with halberds lowered in the front rank and at the ready to drop some beats in the second rank. I put in a marching skelly behind the standard bearer- a quick conversion or halberd at ready- because it just looked better.
|The standard is a cloth flag on a brass wire spear. Based on a Landsknecht flag.|
Mix and MatchI've designed my "deckled" bases to fit together, so you could take these two units and make a Kings of War regiment. This gives a lot more flexibility and also makes them more useful for Oldhammer games. Both of these units, the Javelin regiment, and all of my single painted figures- including the one off conversions- are pledge rewards as part of my upcoming Kickstarter. Getting these guys done and photographed was part of the wait. The KS will be launching a couple of days after I get the thumbs up from the Kickstarter group, so hopefully before the 10th. Pins and needles time!