Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dracula's America - Emperor's Guard


The last three members of the posse for Dracula's America are complete! These three guys are Terror-Cotta warriors from Pulp City. They couldn't have been any more perfect for my Shadow Empire in space posse. Once these guys arrived (barely a week ago) I immediately carved them up to make three variants. Two were given more eldar tech, while one was built straight from the kit. The masks are separate, which was a godsend, as I could make three individual faces. They have quite a lot of cool gubbins at the back too, which you can see here:


The blue gives a nice spot colour to an otherwise quite warm earthy palette. Plus it adds a bit of a mysterious arcane tech vibe, and matches the canisters worn by the cultists. 

These three complete the posse, which is now ten strong. I can only have five starting out, but now I have enough minis to recruit up to a full strength posse. Yuss.



As I mentioned before, the three cultists act as controllers for the three Emperor's guard through stole- I mean recovered alien technology. This won't really have any effect in-game, but is a nice little story hook and goes someway to explaining all the shuriken weapons.


I have a sizable contingent of terracotta warriors painted for my Dragon Rampant army already, so the royal guard will serve as leaders or a unit in their own right.

+++SLAVE UNITS ADVANCE. FOR THE GLORY OF LO-PAN+++

I have some ideas for objective markers for these guys, so I'll be adding a few little accessory bits to them here and there, but for now that's job done for LoPan's Wild West in space crew.

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    1. Thanks Michal! I had great fun with them.

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  2. Glorious, the white masks and tech parts really fit with the whole thing which sounds incredible but it actually works. That's some real audace paying here.

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    1. Thanks Mr Assless, I think I skirted the edge of pulling it off, but I'm really happy with how it all worked out.

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  3. You never cease to amaze and surprise me :O

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    1. Thanks Suber! These ones surprised me a little, but sure isn't that half the fun?

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  4. Really fun project from inception to completion! The Eldar/Chinese/Dragon Rampant combination is very unique indeed! Looking forward to what comes next. The face on the middle terra-cotta warrior is truly creepy.

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    1. Thanks a lot. Getting a posse together that would work for a sci-fi version of the Tong faction from Dracula’s America, while still sitting within my existing Big Trouble in Little China themed Dragon Rampant fantasy army demanded I make Miniatures I world never have considered otherwise. I rather enjoyed that whole process. I would happily expand the gang with a couple of more outlandish characters. What would a doc or preacher look like for this gang?

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  5. Brilliant Mr. S.

    Your beautiful crockery men will be shattered in the most rootinest, tootinest ways possible THIS VERY EVENING!

    +++ YEE HAW +++

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    1. Thanks Cheetor. Indeed it was a most entertaining weekends gaming. I do recall Lo Pan taking out your leader in the last game with a rather dazzling trick shot while my clay coated robots hosed your ratskins with lead good and proper. Glory to the Shadow Empire!

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  6. Excellent looking band & lovely work on the figures!

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  7. Inspired madness sir...

    I love them...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly. I never thought I'd be painting robot terracotta warriors using stolen eldar technology. Isn't life grand?

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  8. These are inspired. Such disparate elements pull together really nicely.

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    1. Thanks Curis! I must have tried ten different arm combinations, but I'm very happy with the final result.

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