In this weeks instalment of the Eagle Knights we have a few more characters, namely the second company champion and the senior Command team, consisting of two Captains and two lieutenants.
First up we have the second company champion , who is outfitted with a jump pack to keep up with the various assault troops.
A basic company champion, not a lot you can really do with these guys.
The sword, it still needs some finishing off to make it stand out but I'm planning on doing this after I Quickshade the model, so that hopefully this will help it to stand out more.
Next up is Captain Verreaux, the senior captain and company commander, known as the Lord Commander, and his chosen lieutenant, Bateleau, known as the Lord Lieutenant. Both of these characters are equipped with jump packs, to get them where they and there aura abilities are needed most, which will usually be with the assault marines or vanguard vets.
The lieutenant on the left here has bounced around some what, going from vanguard to assault marine, back to vanguard before finally settling as a lieutenant. Both lieutenants have a icon above there heads, purely to make identification easier on the battle field. The Commander is basically a mildly modified DV model.
A close-up of some of the details on the packs, shouldersand cloaks. I was actually quite pleased with how the fur turned out on the Commander.
Lastly we have the second Captain or Knight Captain Cassin and his lieutenant, also known as the Knight's Lieutenant Haast. These two will be foot slogging up the battlefield, supporting the tactical troops or the devastators, depending upon the enemy. No, as seems to be a common occurrence, the captain has fallen foul of the new codex, as he has a sword, a shield AND a pistol. With the new codex, he can only have two of the three but which 2? My first thought is sword and shield, but then he shouldn't be getting in to combat much, so maybe shield and pistol would be better? But he gets an invulnerable save anyway, so would the shield make that much difference? In the end I don't think it'll matter much, as I'm not remodeling him, so he'll keep all three and I'll play him to fit the game. On a modelling note, after looking at these pictures, I'm thinking of repainting the lieutenants helmets. I'm thinking of painting them up silver, the same as the colours on there packs, again, to mark them out. The vanguard vets also's have gold helmets but I'm thinking of leaving them as they are. I will also need to have a rethink on base edge colours as well, as i think all independent characters will get gold bases, to mark them out as characters and make in game identification easier.
The models. The Knight captain, whilst the same model as the Lord Commander, has received a different paint job to visually differentiate them from each other.
A slightly different angle.
Some of the details. One of the reasons that I don't want to get rid of the storm shield is that i like the painting. The lieutenants shoulder pad has also worked well. I have been experimenting with shading, washes and edge highlighting with these models and have had as some mixed results, but overall i have been pleased with the results.