The models are actually a combination of Mantic Zombies and Ghouls, all run as zombies to get more model variation within the units. To further mix things up, I tried a bunch of head-swaps and torso-swaps. The head-swaps turned out fine, but I can't really recommend torso-swapping. The models are built differently, and don't fit together easily. It turns out ok, but it's more of a testament to the glue than anything else.
|Legion #1, in motion. The models are pretty dynamic.|
|Legion #2. All packed away now, and the only non-blurry picture was when I was experimenting with the flash. Sorry.|
The second legion makes use of a casualty model from Conquest Game's Norman Knights kit. The duo has been felled by the throng; the horse eviscerated and the knight decapitated. Looking good! The blood and the mud both have a nice shiny effect that works out.
The puddles on the basing of the legions actually allow for multiple configurations (2x Legion, 3x Horde or a ridiculous amount of Zombie Regiments). Given the cheap cost and huge nerve, Hordes seem like a great size, but we'll see what the future brings.
|Spooky! With bronzy armor and purple robes. Wonderful for evil lich guys in D&D, or for commanders of this army.|
The kings will provide nice support for the army, and the zombies will be great anvils for all the Wight and Wraith and Vampire hammers I have already. The army sits at over 3500 points right now, and is mostly complete. Still to come are some more skeleton infantry, and a vampire on a dragon conversion. Those last units should get me past 4000 points, which is way more than I thought I'd ever have of Undead. Future purchases may include Revenant infantry and cavalry,
With all these models finished up.. my hobby table is currently devoid of current projects. That's a little odd for me, but this is not necessarily a bad thing right now. I move (locally, thankfully) come August, and it's probably time to start organizing a bit for that. We'll see how packing goes, but if I have time, I'll try to keep a few posts coming with a few army shots or something.