Kicking off 2019 nicely, I’ve finished up this group of bandits and general ruffians.
These guys are drawn from a few different Forged in Battle packs, and I wanted them to represent a mix of races and backgrounds – I originally pictured them as escaped slaves (indeed, a couple of them are from the Spartacus slave rebellion packs) – and now I think of them as more general ne’er-do-wells, but still a mixed group down on their luck. Like old west bandits.
I had the impetus to get these finished recently because I’ve been playing a bit of Ashen – I’m a huge Dark Souls fan so play any Souls-like games that come out. The game is so-so, but I was really taken with the little groups of bandits you encounter in the wilderness, camped around little fires. The style is a bit different, but that’s the spirit I’m trying to capture with this group.
All in all I think they’ll be really useful for little ambush scenarios and raids.
One these I made great use of Vallejo Red Earth and the colours in the Vallejo German Infantry set.
4 thoughts on “Bandits!”
Lovely work on the bandits!
It’s amazing how much personality 15mm sculpts can have when given a good paint job! Can’t wait to see what you do next!
Thanks dude – got quite a lot at the ‘near complete’ stage so I should give the appearance of ‘quite productive’ over the next couple of weeks!
Beautifully executed. I love your reduced colour palette here.
Thanks very much – I like exploring tight palettes but not making them dull or samey.