Gisby's Gaming Blog

November 14, 2016

SPACE 1889: Heavy Crossbows

This is a unit of heavily-armored crossbowmen, to be used as City-State infantry. Like the Raptor Riders,  they are ex-Grenadier Dark Elves from Forlorn Hope Games.

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I had originally planned to modify them into musketeers, but I did one and decided against it. He looked good, but doing another 17 was more effort than I wanted to make. They also look great as crossbowmen!

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The Officer and Standard bearer are just a pair of swordsmen, converted to command. They do have command figures available, but I like these. The command figures are more flamboyant, and I wanted the unit to be all business.

I chose a crescent design for the banner, to echo the shields carried by the command figures.

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The figures are great: Lots of detail to paint, and more brought out by ink washes. They will look great battling on Mars.

All in all I am very pleased with the way the unit turned out.

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