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odmiller
04-12-2006, 07:06
Well, for my first Fantasy army I wanted to try something a little different. I decided to do a Demonhunters themed army using the Brettonian list. With the Forces of Chaos recently driven back, and with Witchhunters already on the scene, I decided a Demonhunters force wouldn't be too far afield.

I wanted to get a little of the army under my belt before posting, and now I know I won't give up, here it is.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/brettoniandemonhunters/



Most of the characters are painted, as are the Peasant Bowmen (except the banner) and Pegasus Knights. Next I'll paint the Trebuchet.

The Damsel and Lord are my Inquisitors. The Knights are grey knights. The Peasant and men at arms are my stormtroopers. Then onto the unit that's a little different, the Battle Pilgrims. I am using Sisters of Sigmar for my Battle Pilgrims as a homage to the 40k Sisters of Battle. I still need to convert the guys carrying the relique into ugly women, but am looking forward to working on these ladies after the Trebuchet.

I will keep updating this as I progress.

proximity
04-12-2006, 07:33
your reliquae is scarily similar to my initial concepts until I moved more to the witchhunter and flagalent figures... the colour scheme of your knights and peasants also scarily close to mine, eerie really! your peasant bowmen look really nice :)

sillywopper
04-12-2006, 08:20
wow,this is very nice!
I always love a bunch of rag tag brutal religious fanatics...
What i definately like best is the shield design on the men-at-arms,very original!

EmperorsChamp01
04-12-2006, 11:11
wouldnt Pegasus's be Deamons??? THey are winged Horeses...

Lab Monkey
04-12-2006, 15:09
dude.. stick to fantasy

SpinO
04-12-2006, 15:58
wouldnt Pegasus's be Deamons??? THey are winged Horeses...

Creatures touched by Chaos: Maybe
Daemons: Hell no!

odmiller
04-12-2006, 19:32
your reliquae is scarily similar to my initial concepts until I moved more to the witchhunter and flagalent figures... the colour scheme of your knights and peasants also scarily close to mine, eerie really! your peasant bowmen look really nice :)

Thanks for the nice words. I happened on the Sisters of Sigmar on ebay a couple months ago, 19 of them for $20, and I new I had solved my Battle Pilgrim problem. My local store had stopped carrying them, and ordering 19 of them was going to be expensive, so I lucked out. And then, or course, it added to the theme.

As for the color scheme, I saw your wonderful thread the other day and had the same reaction. My first test models were done back in June, but it's taken me this long to get some steam going. Then just before I decide I can post, someone comes along with some similar minis, done way better! What a blow.

I am glad you like the bowmen, I am pretty happy with them.

As for Pegasi(?) being demons, I figure these guys formed up as a result of Storm of Chaos. Since the Pegasus has been a part of Brettonia forever, I think they see them as a natural, or at least good, feature of the world.

Lab Monkey, I am not sure if you mean stick to a defined Fantasy theme instead of bringing the 40k elements in, or if you think my fantasy efforts are going well and I should keep at it? I know the army won't be for everybody, but I think it helps me with my transistion from 40k. I fear change!

odmiller
05-12-2006, 09:11
Made some progress on the Trebuchet crew tonight, painting the flesh and bases on all. Will add some work on clothing tomorrow then show some pics underway.

Khrangar
05-12-2006, 18:06
I'm actually making a Witch Hunter army, with the Empire rules and about 50%+ Bretonnian models. I like what I see so far, especially the bowmen, keep it up.

Khrangar

odmiller
08-12-2006, 08:50
Made a little progress on the trebuchet crew. Flesh and their red uniform articles are done. I should finish the rest of the clothes and bandages tomorrow.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/brettoniandemonhunters/id29.html

I had a little delay as I had to finish up a couple models for a Ravenwing Squadron, but now I can fully devote my efforts to this army again.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/id28.html

Skycaptain
08-12-2006, 13:20
There is only one thing I don't like about this army (otherwise it's great ;)). It's the pattern on the men-at-arms shield. I don't know how to express it exactly. I guess it was supposed to be a cross, but to recognise you have to focus, and look closely. On the first glance it reminds me of some modernistic painting.

OnnO
08-12-2006, 14:23
dude.. stick to fantasy

This is fantasy, the Demonhunter bit is fluff.
He is using the 40k as templates for the role they would have in the army.
(Correct me if I'm wrong.)

But the original post is slightly confusing...

EmperorsChamp01
08-12-2006, 14:46
Skycaptian: THe Paint Job on the Men at arms sheilds is the Inqusitorial 'I' Great job tho man keep it up.

odmiller
08-12-2006, 17:42
Thanks for the comments guys.

Yes, the Man-at-Arms shield is supposed to be the Inquisition 'I'. However, if that doesn't come through I will put some additional thought into it before I work on that unit.

OnnO, you are correct. It's a pure Fantasy Army, but I see the 40k Demonhunter theme making sense in the Old World context, especially after Storm of Chaos.

OnnO
08-12-2006, 17:54
I see the 40k Demonhunter theme making sense in the Old World context, especially after Storm of Chaos.

I fully agree, and like the idea, loads of like :)
Personally I don't like Brets, but you manage to pull it of with cool fluff, I'll keep my eye on this thread :evilgrin:

odmiller
12-12-2006, 00:24
The crew is finally complete. I'll post the pics tonight. Then it's on to the Trebuchet, gah. Can't wait to complete it so I can get to the Sister Battle Pigrims.

LinkAdded

http://odmiller.tripod.com/brettoniandemonhunters/id29.html

odmiller
15-12-2006, 09:48
OK, my Trebuchet is finished.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/trebuchet.gif

On to the Battle Pilgrim sisters next.

odmiller
19-12-2006, 06:26
The last few days have been spent in prep for my next unit, the Battle Pilgrims. Cleaning models, basing them, and green stuffing the Grail pilgrims to turn them into ugly sisters. And boy will they be ugly.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/brettoniandemonhunters/id28.html

But that's OK, the manliest women got stuck carrying the hobbyhorse. Makes sense to me. Next step is to prime them all and paint up a test mini.

Stay tuned...

odmiller
19-12-2006, 09:25
Here's the test paint for my Pilgrim Sisters

http://odmiller.tripod.com/brettoniandemonhunters/id28.html

Lab Monkey
19-12-2006, 13:44
This is fantasy, the Demonhunter bit is fluff.
He is using the 40k as templates for the role they would have in the army.
(Correct me if I'm wrong.)

But the original post is slightly confusing...


So Brettonians Who Hunt Daemons?

Kinda makes sense.. :rolleyes:

odmiller
19-12-2006, 17:25
So Brettonians Who Hunt Daemons?

Kinda makes sense.. :rolleyes:

It's just a loose theme, nothing more. I wanted to do a uniform color scheme for my Bretts, and felt the Demonhunter's one translated well and I hadn't seen it anywhere. Once working on it, I saw that some other models from outside the Brettonian line would work well as "counts as" units and would continue the theme.

As far as fluff goes, is it so farfetched that a Brettonian lord fighting the Hordes of Chaos during the recent wars would decide to organize a crusade against the monsters he saw? Much like our own religious crusades? It makes sense to me.

chuckyhol
19-12-2006, 18:42
Makes sense to me.

odmiller
21-12-2006, 18:07
Took a quick break to paint up a Commissar for my guard.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/commissar.gif

Back to the first rank of my Pilgrims today.

odmiller
24-12-2006, 05:12
Well, the new WD convinced me to create a base for the Trebuchet while I am working on my sister's unit.

http://odmiller.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/trebuchet.gif