Painted Stannis Brocker

Here is Stannis Brocker, a solo for my Mercenaries army for Warmachine. Stannis is thematically a leader of the Steelhead corps and this is represented in game as he has Tactician (Steelhead), allowing models with the Steelhead tag to freely move through each other. Needless to say, this is extremely handy in a theme force that utilises swarms of Steelhead Halberdiers to body block the other force. To be honest, he’s otherwise not particularly inspiring in the modern game and if he wasn’t a free option in the Soldiers of Fortune theme force I’d be hard pressed to consider him at his current cost.

Painting Stannis was a remarkably quick and easy process; now that I’ve painted a lot of Steelheads I feel like I have the process down quite nicely. Assembling him, on the other hand, was a long and tedious experience! It became apparent very early that he was going to have a huge gap at his waist where the legs and torso attach and he languished for quite a long time until I got round to dealing with the necessary gap-filling. By the time that was done I’d rather lost interest in playing Warmachine in general and Mercenaries in particular so Stannis was not really a priority. In the end I got sick of his puppy-dog eyes looking longingly at me from my Pile of Shame and decided to get some paint on him just in the interests of ticking him off the ‘to do’ list. I’m glad that I did as I really enjoyed painting Stannis and I’m happy with the end result.

Next on the painting table: Valkyrie.

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9 thoughts on “Painted Stannis Brocker

  1. Very cool – he looks like he could be a handful!

    • Thanks Alex. He’s an integral part of my game plan for Soldiers of Fortune but most of what he provides is a passive effect. So he looks considerably more of a badass than he actually is.

  2. Worth the tedium of assembly, very nice figure. 🙂

  3. And here I was thinking it was going to be Stannis from Game of Thrones! Stannis looks like a bruiser and I like the green and gold scheme you used for him too. I’m sure its nice to reduce the dreaded pile of shame too! 🙂

    • Thanks Kuribo! It’s been ages since I read any of the Game of Thrones so I will admit that I can’t even remember who Stannis is in the series. Based on my general memory of the books, I imagine that some horrible fate befalls him as that is rather the theme of them all!

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