Painted Daughters of the Flame

This is the beginnings of my probably-rather-truncated Protectorate of Menoth army for WarmaHordes.  I got this unit of Daughters of the Flame for my birthday, so it’s only taken me a paltry half-year or so to get paint on them.  Taking into account my total lack of skill at the game I found the Daughters rather effective.  They advance deploy and have high defence so I would generally just jam them in as deep as possible.  Inevitably they would get wiped out but usually I felt that it was worth it for either the amount of effort required to do so or for the board control that I was afforded as a result.  In the rare cases where a couple survived I was able to charge them off somewhere else irritating for my opponent as they have the acrobatics ability and are therefore hard to pin down.

I chose to keep close to the studio paint scheme for the colours with cream and red as all the other variations I considered just somehow didn’t seem to work out right for me.  I guess it’s not all about innovation anyway.  The armour was edge highlighted (rather than drybrushing which is my usual technique) to try and bring out the colour more, and overall I am happy with the results.  As with all my miniatures they’re best viewed from tabletop distance, and without too much scrutiny.

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I was originally drawn to the miniatures by the fantastic motion in them. You can really visualise the movement of each piece. Actually I think it’s a bit of a shame that the unit leader (both hands above head, right hand side in this set) is the least dynamic pose. I guess she has to take time to tell the others what to do.

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I was a touch disappointed that two of the sculpts are duplicated; I guess I’ve been spoiled by GW where everything is ‘posable’ off the sprue and Malifaux where you rarely want more than two of anything anyway.

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Finally, my assistant Argentbadger Jr MK1 wanted to add creative flair to the photos.

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Next on the painting table: Mr Tannen.

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