After lurking around the project log forums for a long time, I decided it was time to start a plog myself. So, about a half year after I started painting my Empire army, I finally made one. The idea was to start this earlier, but laziness of my side and some troubles with photography delayed the log a few months. On the plus side, that means that I will be updating this log quite regularly in the first weeks, as I have quite a lot of models painted already. The original idea was to have a 3000 pts army painted by the end of the year, and so far I am making good progress in achieving that goal. However, it doesn't end there; the final army will be quite a bit larger than 3000 pts.
Anyway, on to the army. I've yet to decide specific origins within the Empire, which will follow later in this plog. I decided to paint all armour bronze, which is a nice, warm colour, setting the army apart from my rather cold Dark Elves and Vampire Counts. It also fits the steampunk elements of the Empire rather well. Bronze limits the possible uniform colours slightly though, so in the end I decided for dark blue and broken white / oker as other primary colours. As I am not the best painter around by a long shot, and this army needs to be done by the end of the year (along with some side painting projects), I focussed on a simple, easy colour scheme, focussing on overall look instead of details.
Hope you enjoy, any C&C welcome!
As this plog has grown in size, I think a small summary of what's on the various pages would be useful. Enjoy!
Page 1 - Halberdiers, Pistoliers, Greatswords, Crossbowmen, Artillery, Terrain
Page 2 - Swordsmen, Wizards, Hellstorm, more Artillery, Outriders
Page 3 - Outriders, more Pistoliers, more Wizards, Handgunners, Huntsmen, Army shots
Page 4 - Knights, Mechanical Pegasus Captain, Steam Tank
Page 5 - Free Company, more Wizards, Engineer, Griffon, Duellists, Cockatrice
Page 6 - More Greatswords, Demigryp Knights, Wood Elf Treewoman, Vampire Counts Classic Zombie Dragon and Black Knights
Page 7 - Luthor Huss, Engineers, Reiksguard Knights, Knights Panther, Spearmen (20)
Page 8 - Horde of Spearmen (40)
Page 9 - Demigryph Knights unit 2, Horde of Spearmen, finished (60)
Page 10 - Demigryph Knights unit 1 expanded, Handgunners (additional unit)
Page 11 - Diorama: Griffon Knight vs. Strigoi, Flagellants (start of unit), Light wizard covenant
Page 12 - Year 2 army shots, Luminark of Hysh, Witch Hunters, Beast wizard & 8 colleges group shot
2013 edit: the complete army, Januari 2013. More pictures can be found at page 12.
2012 edit: and an picture of the complete army, though only up to page 3 (more army shots can be found there):
Halberdiers, unit of 30 (a pain to rank up... I'll be more careful when assembling new units of these):
Empire Captain (love that model, simply had to include it in my army):