Here we have three mercenaries, sculpted (mostly) by me. They do look dangerous don't they.
Second take on Count Ozgrusowoa von Glutemarknog, born in Sweden and fighting with various weaponry. He's the head of the party and never seems to be short on coins. He once wrestled a dozen badgers.
Jose de Tabasco, Spanish of origin, but the Inquisition made his life uncomfortable, so he left the motherland... Although he didn't forget to steal a barge full of the best tobaco from His Majesty's colonies. He fights with a dagger and a dangerously sharp rapier.
Jürgen von Bekkön, from Northern Germany, is a simple man, but he uses his musket like the devil. Trouble is, he's always hungry and complains about his empty stomach in the hardest battle just as in camp. Once almost mortally wounded at the battle of Lökkenheim (revolving around the possession of thirty sheep and a shepherd dog, about twenty Saxons and thirty Prussians participating, armed with various clubs, bows, pitchforks and sticks), he is always seen wearing a morion helmet and a full pikeman armor for safety. (This figure has inherited a pair of arms and what they held from a Zvezda Austrian musketeer.)
Here they are, compared to the Zvezda Imperial foot commander, a tall fellow himself. These three turned out rather cartoony, but I just think my sculpting is getting better. I also figured using scraps of match sticks is safer than using pins for weapons.
Talking about vegetables, this thing above is a key element to the next scenario I'm going to play. I know, they are NOT vegetables: these are three tomato bushes the fruits of which the invading Jazygians will have to steal, and our mighty looking heroes will have to defend. If you mind looking at the 3rd Inter Arma appendix in the Rules page, you will notice I've added a mechanism for looting certain things, so this will also be tested.
Another scenario I'm thinking of is a Viking-style revenge: I'll build a longhouse which then will be set aflame by not-so-friendly archers. This is to test the 'buildings on fire' rule, also in the 3rd appendix.
- Need to switch from paper to wire skeletons. Paper is too bulky in the third dimension and results in out-of proportion figs.
- Need to decrease size further more. Although intended to be 25mm tall (except Ozgrusowoa who's 26.4 mm or 1. 90 metres) they still look too big compared to other 30YW ranges.
- Better texture on clothing (more patience, essentially)
- Smaller heads and less round faces