I've been basing recently, amongst other things! Here's some more pics of the force as they progress:
Knight's Standard (not going to be that solid black background though - but its a start!)
The Lion Knights lead the charge with Caesar at the front. Again this Battle Standard is just a start and isn't going to be a flat black background either:
Also, gonna be painting all their currently black robes up to a deep, burgundy red, velvety finish - classy ponces!
Some killer chicken maddness - again
standards/pennants are not finished
Matchlocke's Reiters - completed (apart from the base trim, so as good as finished!)
And finally, Matchlocke's Muskets. This standard is finished... oh wait a moment, no it isn't
It's hard to make out but the parchment on the standard is their mercenary contract - waving it around at the front of the army is supposed to inspire the troops to earn their keep.So, the list of jobs left to do before I can say they're finished:
+ Finish knights' burgundy red cloth bits.
+ Finish knights' skintones and faces and facial hair. Check over the muskets, reiters and demigryphs for facial stuff while I'm at it
+ Finish off standards - knights, muskets, demigryphs and BSB - lots to do there.
+ Freehand designs on demigryphs' armour plates - another big job but I have a good plan now so it's achievable.
+ Finish demigryph fur, feathers and beaks (not much left here, and not really critical but would be better if I get them done)
+ A few more strawberry/red flower type plants needed on bases of knights and muskets. (the red and green tufty stuff)
+ Base trim to go a very dark brown - easy!
+ Write the final cut of the fluff description
+ Double check the points/list (i remember still having 34 or 35 points left and not sure what to do with it... then forgot about it until now)
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+ Make and paint up something to go between the two central demigryphs to fill the space - perhaps a bit of wall or a dead soldier... have to think something up first!
+ varnish them
+ get started on the next 750 points - and eventually the final 750 (I have written up the 2500 point army - but that's for another thread)
+ "Sound the trumpets, hammer the drums, pray to Verena and march off in a Glorious Crusade in the name of Sigmar, with the blessings of the Emperor to, er, 'retake' the riches and the lands of Lustria, Araby and beyond."