Having safely returned from a short break visiting my parents in the Principality, it is time to get the summer's hobby work underway. First up, these additions to the ranks of the Clubmen, three splendid sculpts from 'Redoubt Enterprises'. I have mentioned on many an occasion that I am very fond of these more robust of sculpts that look to keep things simple. Compared with more the recent releases, from the likes of 'Warlord Games' these 'honest' sculpts shun the need to impart the most meticulous amounts of fine detail, giving me the freedom to slap paint on the miniature without unduly worrying that I might be concealing the sculptor's craft.
Sold as individuals, the gentlemen required a head selection to be made and I found it too difficult to pass up the opportunity to use one of their bandaged types. Looking at the fearsome blunderbuss that he is brandishing, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the wounds were self inflicted!
The matriarch, was again, one of those sculpts that you look at and think, "I have to have one", armed with little more than her womanly charms and a knife lashed to a pole, she is clearly determined to fight to the death to protect her plot. With plenty of large spaces to paint, I managed to get through these three relatively quickly and thoroughly enjoyed finding a palette that suited my needs.
Finally, then, an image comparing the recent 'Warlord Games' sculpts with these latest additions from 'Redoubt Enterprises'. Clearly they are bigger, and if you focus on it for too long they seem ridiculously so, but having based them on the same size washers and used the same basing materials, they are starting to hold together, particularly when seen from a distance.
More from 'Warlord Games' on the table at present, with the Hell Hounds lurking in the shadows, but looking forward to some Zombie fuelled nonsense this weekend with the 'Dark Templar', I must remember to take the camera!