View Full Version : Favorite Warhammer shield designs?

17-02-2014, 06:09
New longbeards are now mine.

previously I would probably have gone with Beorg bearmen bear paw shields.

I am talking purely about regiments here, not character shields.

I still think the night goblin crooked moon shields are awesome but the new longbeard shields are just beautiful

17-02-2014, 10:24
I'm a big fan of shields. I'm going to list my favourites from the kits that are currently available.

-Beastmen Gor (link (http://hoardobits.com/warhammer/beastmen/BEAST-GOR-SHIELDS.jpg))
-Beastmen Ungor (link (http://hoardobits.com/warhammer/beastmen/BEAST-UN-SHIELD.jpg))
-Dwarf Longbeards
-Lizardmen Temple Guard (link (http://hoardobits.com/warhammer/lizardmen/L-TG-SHIELDS.jpg))
-Savage Orcs (link (http://hoardobits.com/warhammer/goblin/SAV-OB-SHIELD.jpg))
-Forest Goblin Spider Riders (link (http://hoardobits.com/warhammer/goblin/ORC-SPIDER-RIDERS.jpg))
-Skaven Clan Rats (link (http://hoardobits.com/warhammer/skaven/SKAVEN-CLAN-SHIELDS.jpg))
-Tomb Kings Tomb Guard (link (http://hoardobits.com/warhammer/tomb/TK-GUARD-SHIELD.jpg))
-Vampire Counts Skeletons (link (http://hoardobits.com/warhammer/vamp/VC-SKEL-SHIELD.jpg))
-Chaos Knights (link (http://hoardobits.com/warhammer/chaos/CHAOS-KNIGHT-SHIELDS.jpg))

My preferences are towards shields that are detailed but not identical. Most of my favourite shields display racial features that are absolutely spot-on.

Worst shields by wide margin are High Elf Spearmen and Empire State Troops shields. Yuck.

17-02-2014, 10:46
I really love the Gor / Ungor shields and got a bunch of them for my greenskins. The Minotaur ones are also good on Ogres.

17-02-2014, 10:51
I would say bretonnia men at arms.
Nice and big, plenty of space to paint what you want on them :)

17-02-2014, 17:17
I second the bretonnia men at arms, before I lost my empire army I was using those as state troops and the fact they look imho more of a professional army than the actual models

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17-02-2014, 17:31
I third the Bretonnia men@arms shields. I have shaven off the arms that are attached to the back of them and used them on some knight units.

17-02-2014, 17:35
People really got some really random interests... I'm more interested in people's favourite belt design. So, who's got the best belt in the Warhammer universe? Ogres gutplates do not count as belts, of course.

Brother Asmodeus
17-02-2014, 17:55
Dwarfs: http://folksy.com/items/4264146-17mm-Bronze-Tone-Celtic-Knot-Metal-Shank-Button-Pack-of-6-Metal-Buttons

17-02-2014, 17:58
I've always liked the VC Skellie shields, not sure why.

17-02-2014, 18:39
The skelleton shields made up from broken coffin lids are my favourite, just full of fluff

From my servoskull

17-02-2014, 18:46
I adore the new longbeards shields. Absolutely fantastic designs.

17-02-2014, 20:44
Beastmen shields are really great. I like the gor ones the most

17-02-2014, 22:12
I love Tomb Guard shields. Maybe that's just my biases showing (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?388722-The-Lost-Legion-of-Mekhet-(a-WHFB-Tomb-Kings-painting-log)&p=7067254&viewfull=1#post7067254), but they've got this really awesome legionnaire thing going for them. Super badass.

Archon of Death
18-02-2014, 02:20
Dark Elf Dreadspears (sans designs, just the shield outline in general), Men at Arms, Knights of the Realm/Errant. Those three stand out as pinnacles of the 404 Darkelfshieldnamenotfound, Tower, and Kite Shields.

19-02-2014, 05:16
Great post jullevi.

Forgot about the tomb guard shields. Those are epic.

19-02-2014, 05:52
Another vote for the Men at Arms. I also really like the Black Orc shields. Looks very lethal and could double-up as a stabby weapon via Lurtz in LOTR.

19-02-2014, 12:37
I like the old plastic dwarf shields, the ones with no emblem that you could bitzorder before this new dwarf release.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_tgFQV6Dou5s/TTi3tZ3sNVI/AAAAAAAAFeM/focaqfnQgOY/s400/m1540239_99080205001_BitzDwarfShieldsMain_445x319. jpg