Warlord Games ECW Painted Figures
I'm in the middle of painting some Warlord Games Plastic ECW troops as TYW Imperialists. These are my first foray into the big scale for more than 20 years, so they are taking quite some time....
This site has several pages of these photos;
But rather than wait, here's a sneak peak at what's on my workbench at the moment - a late-ish Spanish Tercio based up for FoG Renaissance rules!
The figures are almost all Warlord Games plastic figures from their Renaissance figure sprue (they sell Royalist and Parliamentarian infantry sets, but there is only one figure sprue with 8 musketeers and 4 pikemen plus a spare pike/musket body - each box just has different flags included!). Each sprue comes with a range of hats, but only 3-4 of each at most, so you probably have to buy some extra (metal/cast) hats from Warlord's own site if you want to equip a unit with a standard set of headgear - in this case Morion helmets. The extra helmet set was quite badly cast with a lot of flash when I got it.
There are one or two Warlord Games "Firelock Storming Party" men there - again, this "set" of 15 men is actually just lots of one plastic figure with a choice of 2 pairs of arms, plus 3 metal command figures! There are also some Foundry Pikemen added into this unit for more variety, as I found the range of pike poses in the Warlord set a little limited for my taste. The Foundry guys were marginally shorter than the warlord Games men, but this I fixed by mounting them on a bit of card before building the base texture over the base of each figure.
I've still got a lot of finishing off to do (yes, I know they aren't shaded - I'll be doing that later...), but generally I'm very pleased with how they have come out so far. To make the figures does require some basic modelling skills - the arms don't always seem to fit on all that easily unless you get the pose/angle exactly right, and so I've ended up using some milliput to fill in some gaps around the shoulders of the figures. I also used metal pikes (from Perry Miniatures) for the men standing in the rear ranks.
It has the buggy bits from FoG Ancients ironed out, and with less skirmishers and more people shooting in the Renaissance era, it is a lot more about beating your opponent by removing bases rather than making them fail reaction tests!
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Here are some more with Army Painter Quickshade applied to them. Some of the cavalry (and infantry) are either Foundry (some pikemen), Perry (artillery crew), Old Glory (Turkic cavalry), 1st Corps (cavalry below in funny helmets) or Dixon (Dragoons) - the rest are Warlord Games.
There are loads more photos of the completed troops here