Sunday, 30 September 2012

Empire of the Dead

Today I'm going to put up the Westwind Productions' EotD miniatures I mentioned previously.

First up a little background to the game for those that don't know.

Set in 1888, it is a Victorian Science Fiction, (or Steampunk if you must), skirmish game with supernatural overtones.  The discovery of a new element, Infernium, has advanced Victorian science in leaps and bounds in a very short space of time, but it has also awakened the worst in human nature as well as drawn the attention of other, darker forces.

If you've ever played Mordheim or Necromunda then learning EotD will be easy as the game runs along similar lines with some nifty tweeks here and there to add some nice flavor, and as with both the aforementioned games there is a nice campaign/advancement system built into the rules as well.

For the starting forces I wanted a couple to take to the club with me to demo for people and decided upon The Brotherhood, members of the Holy Orders sworn to protect humanity from evil, and Nosferatu, out looking for new victim to drain the life-blood out of.

Both the games I've played so far went well with myself and my opponents coming away having had  fun games, I'd definitely like to play a campaign though as I think that is where the game will really come into it's own.

As for the models, first up are the Nosferatu:




Thrall #1

Thrall #2

Thrall #3

Bat Swarm #1

Bat Swarm #2

Next The Holy Orders:



Brother #1

Brother #2

Brother #3

Brother #4

Brother #5

Brother #6

And finally, I have also painted up the limited edition edition miniature I got with the rules:

All the paint jobs were kept pretty simple for the sake of speed as at the time I was really struggling to concentrate for very long at the painting table, but these guys really helped me get back into the swing of things with both the starter boxes taking me one week to paint each group of 8 miniatures.

The cobblestone bases are from Fenris Games.

Anyway, I hope you like the models.

Hopefully more miniatures soon, so until then take care.



Brummie said...

Great work on these. Love the slightly brighter than normal colours you used on the Vampire faction.

pulpcitizen said...

We need to see more from you Jon. Always good to see your most recent minis.

Passed on a Leibster award: