Thursday, 10 March 2011

beer and beards - 7

The Baggage train is finally finished for my dwarf army. In WFB 3rd edition most armies can have a baggage train (and in fact require one if they want to field mercenaries). They also play apart in the Mighty Empires campaign I hope to run one day. For each 1000pts spent on the army the baggage requires a wagon and 5 camp followers. The camp followers are armed with improvised weapons and can fight if the baggage encampment is attacked. The idea of doing some non combatant vignettes appealed to me so I'm going to do baggage trains for all my armies.
I've made a baggage train big enough for a 3000pt army although my dwarfs are only 2000pts at the moment. I've cheated slightly and mounted smaller groups of models on 40x40mm bases but I'm going to count them as four figures. If you're really eagle eyed you may notice the baggage train is a dwarf short, hopefully ebay will furnish me with one of those Citadel dwarf villagers miniatures from the 80s soon.
The three wagons are grudge wagons from the skull pass box set picked up on ebay for pennies. The wagons are pretty much as they came. I fiddled with the loads on the tops a bit for some variety and added a couple of flags just to pep them up.
The dwarf chef has been in my bits box for years is from citadel and I think came with the Gob lobber catapult (sadly long gone). The dwarfs with tools are from Ral partha and sold as dwarf engineers they're Bob Olley sculpts and look great as baggage types in my opinion. They must be beardlings though as they're tiny. The three beer swilling dwarfs with the barrel of Bugmans XXX are also Bob Olley sculpts I picked them up on ebay so I have no idea what range they came from. They do show scale creep of at its finest though as these guys are huge.
The dwarf army is so close to being finished now, up to the 2000pts level. At some stage I'll go up to 3000pts but right now I'm sick of painting dwarfs. Which is a problem as I have 10 crossbow dwarfs left that need to be finished but I just can't muster the enthusiasm.........


  1. Fantastic stuff as always. 3rd edition warhammer is sounding more and more tempting to me!

  2. Those are excellent, love little effects like that, good work sir.

  3. Nice work. I kinda wish these days I had gotten the Bruggman's stuff from GW back in the day.

  4. Wonderfull...i see they have brought plenty of beer with them :-D

  5. Really marvelous work. Dean