“The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.”
– Marcus Aurelius
Milan Mori of the Ordo Draconis, or of the Order of Blood Dragons in gothic, an ancient disciple of Abhorash and crimson lord of death, came to Mordheim to seek truth.
Milan traveled with just a handful of his most loyal huntsmen and squires, blood hounds and twists each one of them. They settled in the half buried manor that once belonged to the family and had its own way with unwanted attention and intruders. Slowly the few remaining never dead of the damned city scurried to their masters. Eyes and ears, rejects and twists, they would be their guides to the depths.
Happy New Year. Here’s to being a beginner again, to doing new things, to living vividly here and now and appreciating this magical hobby with our creations.
Best is a word best left outside of this hobby, but here is the best model I ever painted. A distillation of what I learned last year and equally letting much of that go to seek new.
I can chat more about the details and techniques based on people’s question but I’ll say that I actually painted it to be photographed on my desk, using directional light and shade scheme that recognizes where I present and photograph the miniature.
I’m also going to pay special attention to the basing. I find many “elite” painter bases actually distanced from what the materials they portray look and more importantly feel like. Yes they are perfect renditions, no they don’t smell like dirt and feel cold like stone when you look at them. Being able to convey genuine material sensibilities is my intention.
The group and a base they will get in time will be my entry to a few different events I want to attend this year. Gaming and painting occasions I’m really looking forward to enjoying.
2018 was an incredible year for the hobby. Games Workshop’s best year of releases by a vast margin. And also the magical Thorn Moons Crusade weekend we hosted that I will never forget. Collaboration will only be amped up this year and looks like Games Workshop will go on to do the same with their 2019 releases.
As for Ironsleet, this year’s Mordheim project is the first time in our history when all five of us are all in and building a war band!
Ps. #mordheim2019 on instagram and Echoes of Imperium blog for details on the summer event, #sleetheim for all of our contributions.