Monthly Archives: February 2020

Painted Satyxis Gunslingers

Here are some Satyxis Gunslingers for my extremely-slowly-expanding Cryx army. They provide a little ranged support in a faction mainly noted for its speed and melee presence, and I’ve enjoyed the variety on the few times I put these ladies on the table. In my experience their best use is to either thin out light infantry at range, or to clear off jamming units with their Black Penny shots (which can be fired nicely into melee with no penalty). I’m planning to try them with Asphyxious1 soon as I think that his armour debuffs could let them do a bit more work.

I stuck with the same general colour scheme as the rest of my Satyxis here; pink has been a colour I try to keep on each miniature to tie the army together.  I went with a consistent approach of green coats and blue clothes across the unit as I could theoretically include another unit of Gunslingers and therefore would want an opportunity to paint them in a different (but also internally consistent) colour scheme so that I can actually tell them apart on the table.  The skin on the right-most Gunslinger turned out to be a right pain to photograph between the dark tone and the slight shininess; in the end I gave up trying to get this to work well in the picture.  The same one has what appear to be armbands on (maybe fitting since Satyxis are supposed to be pirates; perhaps she can’t swim) and even a visit to the official Privateer Press website to see their promotional photos didn’t convince me that they’re anything else.

I dedicate this post to Alex‘s annual Fembruary challenge. The Gunslingers still fall foul of the usual ‘combat heels and chainmail bikinis’ so prevalent in miniature wargaming but I like them anyway. It’s a bit late but if you want to participate then you still have a day or so to get your paintbrushes out.

Next on the painting table: Kharybdis (for real this time; it got bumped back in the queue so I could do Fembruary).

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Painted Aiakos, Scourge of the Meredius

Here is Aiakos, Scourge of the Meredius. He’s a junior Warcaster for the Cryx faction in Warmachine, meaning that he can be included in an army with another Warcaster… at least as long as it isn’t the other version of Aiskos. I actually haven’t even put the little chap on the table yet as I got him as part of a job lot second hand, but that meant that he was handy when I was looking for which miniature to paint next.

I quite enjoyed the simplicity of painting a single human miniature without a ridiculous pose for a change, and it didn’t take long to get through him. I’m not sure about the practicalities of having metal trousers when your job is ‘pirate’ nor the comfort of having a steam engine strapped to your naked back. But who I am to judge?

Next on the painting table: Kharybdis.

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