Bandrol’s Holy Gang

For all fans of Basilea I give you some impressions of my army. It took me about 2 years to paint, but as it is a hobby, I take my time. :sweat_smile:
You will find only Mantic models. I have no history in any other Tabletop games and no Minis to reuse, so why not. The photos are taken by my dear wife who has a passion for photography and a very good eye :kissing_heart:

We start with my Sisterhood, consisting of a Scout Troop and their Abbess. The Abbess was painted by someone else, because I just wanted to try it out. The girls are my very first Basileans and the first ever KoW unit I painted.





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very nice

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The next unit I finished were those Oger Palace Guard. Tried multibasing for the very first time, but I wanted to stay flexible so 3 of the guys are based normally and have a round magnet worked INTO the base. Now I do it differently, but it was my first approach. The idea was that you can take them off and use them as a regiment.

The one in the middle was my first ever kit bash. I changed his arm so he can charge down the hill.





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Really nice! I love those Basilea sculpts. The Basilaen warband for Vanguard was so much fun to paint. I’m very eager to see the rest of your army.

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The next units I painted were my two troops of Gur Panthers. I tried to give them a fur texture. Was my first attempt with fur.









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Now things go very interesting. I did my only indoor-multibase for the second Ogre Palace Guard Horde. For Basileans that had to be marble. I found that Terrain Crate Temple-pack, but the marble-effect had to be painted. After scanning through a variety of marble photos and tutorials and trying some things I abandoned the fast ways and did it stroke by stroke.

As for the minis, you can see how my skills are different than with the first Ogres. I put a lot more effort in getting the metal right and emphasizing shadows and lights. Also I did my very first freehands on the coats. Hope you like them!

A thing you might notice: I used the original bases and just glued them on cardboard so I can separate them again later if needed. I never overcame my laziness to put them on a proper Hord-base. :sweat_smile:





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Love it!

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Love those panthers! A good variety of colors while still looking naturalistic.

The marble looks great too, a definite success.

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Congratulations - your marble effect tiles look rather better than the ones on my kitchen floor. You may want to consider a new job as a kitchen fitter.

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Thanks for the nice responses so far. Time for a horde of spearmen. First I painted up the Veterans from the Army-Box. Their weapons are magnetized. The idea was to be able to make swordsmen out of them, but I experienced a much more useful effect: when charged the annoying spears can just be taken off to make room for the enemy model! :grin: Then the Rest of the horde followed two months later.

The Angel from the basing is placed like he is blessing the soldiers while they walk by.









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These two Angels have a story.

I had the idea of having Jullius and Samacris painted by a special artist, whose work I really admire. I told my wife their lore. Being two halves of a higher being who are linked together forever is a pretty romantic background. The idea was to display them in the living room as a symbol of our love. Jullius should be painted to look like me and Samacris like her. She liked the idea so much, she gave me Jullius commission as a birthday present.


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very fine work @Bandrol

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That is a wonderful gift!

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The next model to join the army is a High Paladin on a Dragon. I struggled to fit him in, but I needed to get the army completed and 310 Points painted with only one model is a pretty good argument :sweat_smile:

I also like the model and painting big models is great, because you can go into details. The most fun were the wings, horns and eyes. Maybe sometime I find inspiration to redo the scales.




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