Up next in our look at the Dwarf portion of the Grand Army of Slasburg is a unit that is something special...at least to me.
Seeing this advertisement in White Dwarf in 1991 was a pivotal moment in my hobby career...
I had already been playing Warhammer Fantasy Battles for a number of years and had started to collect a dwarf army...which consisted of 3 principal units 1. Bugmans Rangers 2. Ulther's Dragon 3. a large regiment of the plastic dwarfs from the Warhammer Regiments box.
But it was these Marauder Dwarf Pikes that cemented my interest in going all in on a Dwarf army. I remember the excitement (and frustration) of trying to open the Blister Box that this unit came in ...and it was quickly painted and fielded...in fact one of the only completely painted units that I had completed in my youth.
Here they are in all their 1990s glory!
Well...here is the updated unit with new paint and a few changes in personnel...:)
As you will see I continued with my affection of the red and blue color
scheme...but in its current iteration I have included more white
components than I did with the old...a color triad is always better IMO.
Here, finally, we have the unit I dreamed of having in my youth...and in fact I have an entire army of similarly styled and painted figures...Amazing! It only took 30ish years! :)
You can see that I have kept, but updated, the old Banner design (again incorporating white). I have swapped out musicians though. The original fife playing dwarf that came with this regiment was recently transferred to the Guard Crossbow unit and he was replaced with the MM15 Dwarf Warrior Drummer. I also added the MM15 Dwarf Warrior attacking with pike to the front rank as well as three of the modular dwarfs with plug in pikes.
If we look at the second rank you will also notice some other additional recruits to the original pike unit.
I actually have another 7 figures that I could add to this unit bringing it to 28 in size...but they are still painted my late teenage paint jobs and I don't have the heart to strip them right now. I may attempt to "enhance" their existing paint with some washes etc and just leave them in the back rank...but that is for a future project.
Cheers for now!