Painted Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord

Here is Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord. Rhupert is a support solo at home in the Mercenaries faction for Warmachine, though as a Mercenary he can appear in all sort of different places. He mainly supports friendly infantry, either by granting them Tough or Concealment. Rhupert does have a sword but in my limited experience he never needs to swing it except in the most dire of circumstances. In the current game, he does also have a useful role to contribute by sitting on a flag or contesting a zone; of course any solo can do that. Rhupert, like Hutchuk, has the appearance of a PP team favourite; he has a convoluted and overwrought backstory and makes a lot of appearances in the stories. I wonder if he was someone’s RPG character at some point.

I really enjoyed painting Rhupert; he was a quick job and, unlike many other PP miniatures, isn’t covered in bling or parts that I had to work hard to try to work out what they were supposed to be. I’m not sure why he has a little towel hanging off his belt (my son suggested that all the bagpipe playing gives him sweaty hands) but I painted it green anyway as a little tie-in with the rest of my Mercenaries. The bagpipes don’t look like any that I’ve seen before (and I live in Scotland so I should know what I’m talking about) they’re more like the unholy offspring bagpipes and a trumpet; either way tartan on the bag is way outside my skillset, especially for a solo that I have hardly used since buying it about 5 years ago.

Next on the painting table: Captain Marvel.

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10 thoughts on “Painted Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord

  1. Nice work – he’s really taking those bagpipes to an extreme, isn’t he?

  2. Ann

    That is quite a set of bagpipes, though I do tend to agree with that fellow in Longest Day who said, that it “takes an Irishman to play the pipes.” 🙂

    As for the sword, one wonders if the situation is in fact dire that he might not be better served carrying several containers of some combustible (preferably one that can be drunk) and turning his pipes into an improvised flamethrower.

    • I like the way you think! There actually are some miniatures in Warmachine that drink spirits and then breathe fire over people so clearly it’s an idea that occurred to the PP team at some stage.

  3. Nice little piece mate and I love the seemingly random idea of jumping from good old Rhupert here to Captain Marvel! 😊

    • Thank you!

      It’s an eclectic mix of miniatures for different games; I find it keeps my painting mojo better if I just treat myself to whatever I am in the mood for at the time. Since you also swap from cowboys to wizards and such on your excellent blog I guess you favour a similar approach.

  4. That’s a mighty set of pipes!! He must have some Olympic sized lungs on him 🙂

    • Haha, true. Mind you, his bagpipes are probably magical so maybe they play themselves anyway and he can spend his time waxing those huge mustachios!

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