Painted Krielstone Bearer and Stone Scribes

These are the Krielstone Bearer and Stone Scribes, part of my Trollbloods force for Hordes. They’re a staple of ‘brick’ lists (i.e. ones that like to keep the core elements close together) in Trollbloods as they provide an armour bonus within a certain area. This makes the already resilient Warbeasts in particular a bit of a pain to deal with efficiently. Needless to say, this puts them high on the target list for anyone who can get past the wall of Warbeasts that I usually have the Krielstone Bearer hiding behind. The rest of the unit, the Stone Scribes, are pretty much ablative wounds for the Krielstone Bearer since they can pick up the Krielstone if they’re close enough when he dies. Otherwise, I just use them for getting in the way.

I like the sculpts on these guys, though it would be hard to guess that the Krielstone Bearer belongs with the Stone Scribes since they have almost no common visual identifiers. I picked green for the robe colour on this unit and otherwise they’re largely painted the same as my other Trollblood units. I tried to mix up the colours on the skin, metals the clothing/belts/etc so that none of the unit are actually identical.

I dedicate this post to Azazel’s Unit-ed October Community Challenge.

It’s hard not to think of the Krielstone Bearer as Obelix. I did have a brief try at glowing runes on the Krielstone but after a couple of goes of them looking awful I decided just to stick with boring old non-magical stone.

The Stone Scribes are much more interesting to paint than the Krielstone Bearer, so in some ways it’s a bit of a shame that they’re quite dull in game terms.

Next on the painting table: Mulg the Ancient

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6 thoughts on “Painted Krielstone Bearer and Stone Scribes

  1. I have to admit – I did immediately think of Obelix when I saw the photo of the model – before even reading any of the text. Another great looking unit for your TrollHorde!

    • Thanks very much. I wonder if Obelix is specifically the inspiration for the miniature. I didn’t get the impression that Asterix is very well known in USA (where Privateer Press are based) so perhaps this is almost more like convergent evolution.

      • I’m sure the PP design studio have people from all over the world, though. I know Mike McVery was a key part of their studio at one stage. On the topic of the runes, you could try carefully using a wash – I’d recommend using Nihilakh Oxide and just wiping away the excess that comes out of the indentations. I find that works a treat for this sort of thing. I just wish it came in other colours like green and red, because it’s so easy to use compared to everything else!

        • That’s a good tip, thanks. Nihikakh Oxide is one of GW’s new technical paints, I think. I don’t own any so I’ll take a look next time I’m in a gaming shop.

          • Yeah I was experimenting with it a while back for some glowing eyes basically painting them white and then dropping that stuff in gives a really nice glowing effect since then I figured out that you can use it for quite a bit of other stuff.

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