I have a lot of miniatures to paint (well, that's an understatement!), and recently realised that I have been approaching things in what I consider the wrong way. Instead of picking one project and ploughing on with it regardless, which often results in getting bogged down and disenchanted, I am now just painting things I wish to paint. This, I have found, is a lot more enjoyable, and still allows be to delve deeper into any particular army as an when.
One of these projects is from the photograph of the regiment of Empire Helblitzen in the 3rd Edition Warhammer Armies book (below). Like many people over the years I was always intrigued by the photographs, and a few years ago I was looking at this photograph on page 58. Now I thought to myself I must have most of those miniatures somewhere, and low and behold, I had all but two. A little visit to e-Bay and one to Wargames Foundry, and the Regiment was completed.
Why do this? Well, it's a fun thing to do, and I am going to require a couple of Helblitzen Regiments in my 3rd Edition army anyway, so why not this one? I am going to paint them in the colours in the photographs, after all it would be a shame not too.
I would think, although of course I do not know, that the regiment was just quickly put together with the painted miniatures which they had at the studio at the time, rather than someone's specific component of an army. I think that gives it a little ad-hoc charm.
Below I will detail each of the miniatures in the regiment, with the Citadel series code and range in brackets).
Dwyer (F2 Dogs of War); Dransfield (F4 Men at Arms);
Master Vlad (F4 Feudals); Jan the Slar (C46 Militia);
Gustav (F4 Dogs of War); Feargus (F4 Dogs of War).
Edmund (F4 Men at Arms); Calder (F2 Dogs of War);
Hodge (F4 Mercenaries); Billy (C46 Militia).
Rardach (F2 Dogs of War); Wilkin (F4 Mercenaries);
Gutbucket (C46 Militia); Jack (F4 Mercenaries).
Fenwick (F2 Dogs of War); Eric F4 Men at Arms);
Bloggin (C46 Militia); Dakin (F4 Men at Arms).
Next update will probably be some Turnip28 conversions or more Helblitzen or something else.