Wednesday, 5 April 2017

OakenGuard

The OakenGuard are the personal retinue of the thane of Oakenhammer. Only the finest warriors who have proven themselves many times in battle are invited to join the Guard. They are provided with the finest armour and equipped with mighty great axes or hammers.

For these elite troops I have used mostly plastic hammerer/longbeards, arming them with great axes. One is simply a longbeard, most have heads from the ironbreaker set of models - I don't want them tripping over their beards in battle!

The figure in the centre of the front rank is a metal model from Russian Alternative with a head swap. Originally I intended this to be the thane of my Oakenhammer force, but I have found a different model for that role (more on that another time). Now he is the Captain of the Guard, perhaps a blood relative, certainly a most trusted figure in the thane's life.

There are six warriors here, built from half a box of the hammerers. There will be another six of course, with the key figure in that particular group being the thane's personal banner bearer. Two units of six OakenGuard will serve me nicely in games of Dragon Rampant. In Saga, these two units would be three points of hearthguard (elite) troops.

6 comments:

Matt Crump said...

Very nice figures ­čśÇ

Michał Kucharski said...

WooooW! pure dwarf mighty!

Florian said...

Great idea. It looks really good.

Old Fogey said...

Thanks guys, good to know about all this dwarf love. Wait until you see the thane....

Kevin Moon said...

I really like the headswap, works really well.

Brian Botzan said...

Great looking unit. The leader fits just perfect!

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