Friday, 21 July 2017

Wallachia - Under Vlad The Impaler 3

Wallachian Army Part 3 - The Baggage & Voynuks

At the beginning of May those of you that follow my blog would have read that I purchased an incomplete and partially painted Warhammer Historicals Wallachian Army for Vlad Tepes. I have already blogged about the army and its progress. I then had to stop working on it whilst I finished off my Early Polish army and buy the missing infantry for the Wallachians. After I completed the Poles on Monday I decided that I needed a break from them and resumed work on the Wallachians.

I purchased a lot of infantry and cavalry from Donningtons and a also took advantage of their rather interesting baggage figures and accessories. Those of you that are aware of Vlad III Dracula and his reputation will know that he gained the appellation "The Impaler".

The Donningtons castings mix in well style wise with the ERM mounted figures. So today I completed the four elements of Armoured Voynuks Irr Bd [O] that the army list has. I used a mix of OF23a and OF32a for the Voynuks and I purchased more OF23a as Baggage Guards.

The Voynuks painted up really well and the castings required minimal cleaning up, mainly a little light flash on the halberd blades and around the sword scabbard. I found a few pictures of Wallachian heraldry to work from and will use these for all of the figures that carry shields.

Donningtons OF23a and OF32a Armoured Voynuks 

Next up are the baggage elements and their guards.
I used Donningtons codes OF23a Voynuks as guards, DD34 Pile of stripped bodies, DD36 Impaled Man, DD41 Tower of Skulls, CB30 Prisoners Barbarians and CB31 Prisoners Medieval for the baggage elements. Because a human body when it is dead loses heat very quickly it ceases to look pink like very quickly. It goes a greyish colour and the surface of the skin started to take on a mottled bluish purple colour quite soon after death. I wanted the baggage elements to be as gruesome as possible and am very pleased with how the baggage has turned out. All of the castings were quite clean and required minimal preparation. I hope that it scares the Ottomans when I play against them!
Donningtons OF23a Armoured Voynuk with DD36 Impaled Man

Donningtons OF23a Armoured Voynuks with - DD34 Pile of Stripped Bodies, CB30 & CB31 Mixed Prisoners or DD41 Tower of Skulls.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful job Drew, great colors, and nice use of unusual (at least for me!) references...very nicely done!