Thursday, 5 June 2014

Empire of the Dead Wulfen Jaegar Faction

Well these are the first of my Empire of the Dead Requiem kickstarter figures. I've had these figures on the painting table for 3-4 weeks got inspired to do create a Wulfen Jaegar Faction (monster hunter themed faction) after watching the trailers and first few Episodes of Penny Dreadful.

I had a slight interruption in painting them as the ATDE figures landed on the painting table and jumped the queue to the front. Now having finished 3 out of the 4 figures and nearly finishing the last one I decided to get these completed and off the paint table to clear a bit of space.

Now I'd really like to of got the Westwind Vampire Wars ones but I have far to large a leadpile of EOTD and saving cash for holidays means painting what I've got for now haha!

The faction itself gains a bonus to combat and a negative to shooting only a +1/-1 to there stats but I figured in all the movies they always seem to have a fair few guns. Of course these are all painted as individuals as they can also then be mixed in with all my other gentlemen clubs etc.

I've picked the Tom Gaunt KS exclusive figure as the club President (leader) just because he looks cool and has all the right gear. Mr. Gaunt has a whip, stake and a groovy shotgun type weapon and also has some rather large shells in a bandoleer across his chest so I've painted them with silver tips for yep you've guessed it to use as silver bullets.




Next up the Vice President this is from the gents with guns blister  This chap anyway has a repeater rifle figuring his slightly lower shooting skill can be compensated with firing more shots. All these figures are part of the Gentlemen with guns set.




Up next are just two standard gentlemen members one equipped with a shotgun the other with a Volleygun. I really love the volleygun sculpt in the game it can lose off 5 shots in a volley but only the once. Perfect I figure for blasting werewolves and the like.








I have 3 large hounds that are on the painting table but at the moment I'm in to minds as to whether to try and paint them with Rottweiler type markings or do them in a tan colour similar to my Otherworld Warhounds.

(I really must track down pics of the retail packs as they split this set in two from the KS having the two man portable gatling guns in one blister and the other 3 in another but adding a fourth member to the blisters but theres no dam pics on the site yet of the mysterious gentleman with gun and what weapon he has!)

45 comments:

  1. Wonderfully animated and painted characters, Simon. I see green is the tie-together for this group. I love how you do your bases too. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean I love the figures. Just wish the rules would get updated.

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  2. Lovely set of characters Simon, top notch work!

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    1. Thanks very much Fran its a lovely range of miniatures theres not many I don't like!

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  3. Nicely done, Simon! I'm still on the fence for this or Blackwater Gulch. I love skirmish, Blackwater Gulch has the Tranquility crew( not Firefly crew) and AmerInds! I really want a sizable force of MY people! ;)

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    1. See I never got into Firefly so its EotD all the way for me.

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  4. Nicely done Simon. As soon as saw the post headline I guessed Penny Dreadful would be the source of inspiration!

    Glad to see you back at them. :)

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    1. Thanks Buddy yes indeed! just need 92 somethings worth of inspiration!

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    2. I bet you will still finish those 92 before I finish my 1005 remaining Anima Tactics!

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  5. Very nice work on these figures. They do look good as individual's as well as part of a group.

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    1. Thanks very much mate its why I was so into the range the figures are great and I saved a fortune on getting them separately

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  6. Nice miniatures and great paintjob on them!

    The two standard gentlemen could easily see action in ADE as well.

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    1. Thanks mate. Yes indeed they could well come in useful

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  7. They are stunning Simon, absolutely brilliant!

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  8. I concur, those are quite interesting minis and the paintjob makes them look great!

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    1. Thanks Suber yeah they have some really cool mini's in the range.

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  9. Very nice figures and lovely paintwork Simon.
    Penny Dreadful is rather good, isn't it.
    Is it me or does your VP look like Ron Pearlman.

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    1. Lol yes he does indeed look abit like Ron Pearlman. Penny Dreadful is brilliant and Thank you.

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  10. Great work mate. Mine are still in their blisters and boxes. Must get them sorted and painted (after ADE project and various others)

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    1. Cheers mate. I'm such a butterfly lately.

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  11. I new you couldn't abandon these lovely figures for long great work Simon!

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    1. Thanks mate they are all lovely miniatures I just get a bit annoyed when I get them out to paint over the rules so what mojo I have for them evaporates quickly sometimes

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  12. Great looking minis, splendid work...Mr Gaunt is my favourite!

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    1. Thanks Phil its one of my favourite sculpts.

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  13. Excellent work, looking forward to seeing the hounds! Cheers, Paul :-)

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    1. Thanks Red Dog as soon as I decide what I'm doing with them they should take long.

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    1. Thanks very much Andrew very kind mate.

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  15. Ah, stakes and whips and silverbullets and volleys - what's not to like?

    By description, my favorite faction already, ehehe. I'm looking forward to the rest of them. I really hope you start working on those again!

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  16. Beautiful, mate. I'd love an excuse to get stuck into some Victorian horror gaming.

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    1. I had a little shove from a friend and I fell along way lol. Thanks mate. Come and join us back in 1888 you know you want to.

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  17. Stunning work there Simon and they are one of my favourite factions which you have done justice too

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    1. Thanks mate. I do love having dogs in factions where possible.

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  18. such a fancy hat on that first one!

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    1. Indeed it is. Plenty of crucifixes to ward off evil and what not :D

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  19. Very nice work mate, that's some gun the last guy has

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    1. Thanks mate. Yeah its a real life gun as well Nock Gun it is called one of the chaps in Sharpe has one as well.

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  20. Hola
    Buenas estas minis si señor
    Me gusta en especial el del látigo
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you J.D! Tom Gaunt is one of my favourites.

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  21. Awesome Simon, love the old dude with the mighty beard and the huge cannon/shotgun thing!

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    1. Yeah the Volley Gun or Nock Gun as it was called is one of my favourite models. I'll have to check out the weapon sprues when they eventually get released to see if they are on there.

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