Firstly it’s the Revenants, you may have seen them before… These are the first mantic miniatures I ever painted. A great set with many options on the sprue. I decided to go with a green theme to match with the shields. The metallic green armour represents the fact they wear magic arms and armour, which continues in death .
Every Kings of War game I play using undead, I include this unit. I learned they have much staying power due to their high defence, though lack the killing ability of other undead units. It would be nice to increase them to horde strength.
Next up are the Skeleton Phalanx. I kept the same shield design as the Revenants , because the skeletons served the same order in life as they do in death. Again built using Mantic plastic skeletons. A great set with many options.
Next are the zombies. I went for a non-naturalistic look here, and took time to experiment with The Army Painter strong tone wash. While they don’t quite fit the theme of the skeletons, they are great models and fulfil a role in the army.
A few pictures of the undead army I am working on for kings of war. The kings of war army lists are great for incorporating models from any number of manufacturers. Here I have Oldhammer skeleton cavalry alongside Mantic’s revenants lead by a characters from reaper miniatures. I hope to stock reaper miniatures in the new year.
I am working on more skeleton infantry from Mantic. They are really great models and the sprues have many great things on them. Anyone who knows me recognises the fact that my army needs more spearmen…
Anyway the idea of my army is that an independent liche has enlisted the services of an army long dead. They were a group of warriors who protected the roads from brigands. They were betrayed by their own leadership and their fortress destroyed in the ensuing battles. However the vows each warrior undertook were binding beyond the grave – the old leadership suffered terrible consequences. Those who remained true could not pass on, and continue to patrol the roads and bring death to the dishonourable, the cowards and the brigands.