Greetings vaqueros! Today I'm going to show you the first model from my new Mordheim Marienburger warband - Jodiah 'Whalebane' Quyjotte, mercenary captain.
|Mordheim: City of 12 Billion Rats and a lot of Weird Playing Cards|
Mordheim! Even after all these years, I cannot resist the call of my favourite GW skirmish game. Something about the setting, the atmosphere, the aura of terror and death, the possessed horrors lurking around every corner, and always, the promise of wealth and adventure - this combination has a hold on me that will likely never let go. So follow me if you dare, but don't come betwixt me and the loot, or you'll feel a free dagger betwixt your ribs! (They hand them out at the gate as you enter).
|Animal companions are popular in the City of the Damned, where all the food carts are full of apple cores and walking fish and a decent meal can be hard to find...|
Some of my gaming pals and I have a plan to put together something of a display game at CanCon next year, and this has us all a-flutter getting warbands together and planning scenery. Building warbands is one of the best bits of the whole game - wisely investing in decent equipment and weapons for your warriors, scraping together every last copper to buy your monkey a vest, that sort of thing. My initial plan was to maybe refurbish my old witchhunters, or perhaps explore the horrors of the mutated Possessed, or even the mysterious grace and sanctity of the Sisters of Sigmar. Then I received this model from Jodie Siegel of Imbrian Arts, and everything changed...
|"Here lads! Can we eat this? No...? Have ye tried?!"|
This sculpt was once submitted as a test for a job interview at Games Workshop, and was not put into production until much later by it's creator. He bears much of the flair of the 7th edition Empire armies, but with a distinct piratey theme that I instantly fell in love with. It's the lemur-thing on his shoulder. It's adorable. Look at his little hook hand. So cute.
|*sigh* "I'm a particle physicist and have an IQ of 145 but sure... cute... yeah."|
In the old times, the Empire was divided into many different electorates, and one port city that decided to secede from Imperial rule - Marienburg, the place where all the cool guys hang out, and where gold flows almost as strongly as the River Reik that the city sits upon. The most wealthy warbands of all, the Marienburgers like to flaunt what they got, so I'll be reflecting that in my choices for equipment and the overall look of the band - a combination of the practical and battleworn with the ludicrously flamboyant.
|Bling Pirate approves|
I struggled with a colour scheme for this warband - I wanted something striking, but not too difficult to look at. I studied the heraldry of the Empire supplement, where it was revealed that the official colours of Marienburg were - wait for it- blue, red and yellow! Like every other fucking Empire force painted since 1992! Great! No. Green and orange with a little blue will do nicely, the orange a nod to the real-life Marienburg, the port city of Amsterdam C.17th Century, the wealthiest city in the world, leader of finance, and still a massively popular tourist destination where all the drugs and women are on display for all to see and buy and noone ever regrets anything.
|No regrets here|
And what's next? Well, in any skirmish campaign, it's always good to have a back-up warband in case the inevitable happens and all your best guys get eaten by lobsterfish and you spend your last few coins on the paltry ransom for poor Willy 'Lucky' McGee, your multiple-amputee one-eyed youngblood...
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