Shadespire has a really low model count. Only 8 models in total and boy are those models great. Each one has the detail and dynamic pose of a character level model. For that reason, I took my time with the Bloodbound and I love the results. Undeniably Khorne worshippers with their Bronze and Red armour. Their ruddy skin complexion really helps sell their angry demeanour. Individual close ups and a recent Warhammer Store experience after the jump.
Karsus the Chained
I haven’t played Shadespire yet but I’m itching to. The Games Workshop (are they still called that, or is it Warhammer shops now?) I bought it from had three members of staff in it when I arrived to buy Shadespire. One guy went out back (break) another guy came over straight away to chat and the third guy just sat at the back painting. I started chatting to the guy and then he did what every GW staff member has ever done to me. Cut me off abruptly to go and talk to another customer who just walked in. 5 minutes later he works his way back over to me to carry on the hard sale.
I asked him to have a demo game of Shadespire and he said it’s only him in the store because his colleague at the back had just started working for the company. My first and only opportunity to play Shadespire was denied because three staff members couldn’t organise themselves. I know GW stores with one Manager that do a hell of a better job.
Still, it didn’t put me off buying the product. I’m more of a painter than a gamer anyway. Could have been my reintroduction into gaming. Oh well, maybe next time.
Yeah I tell myself I'm going to get back into gaming and buy the games and never play them. It's bonkers. It's like buying a car and only cleaning it and never driving it.
It must be their marketing strategy.They seem blinkered to only their products, not willing to look outside the box. The manager of my local GW Store has given up on me, though the new guys always try – and there is always a new guy.
Love your painting too. Have been thinking about tattoos for a while, but this scarification is another level!
I don't have a problem with a Games Workshop only focussing on their games. However, imagine if Games Workshops were more like boardgames cafés where you could play anything but they only stocked Games Workshop models for sale. I think that would be profitable for them.
Thank for the kind words about my painting too. Appreciate it.
I'm just about to start my bloodbound for shadespire, just got to finish the stormcast first…
I'm really liking your take on these, especially the red (colourful but not too bright) armour and scarring effect.
I've always been a bright, colourful painter. It was hard for me to to tone down the red, but ultimately I wanted a darker red for these evil warriors. Thanks for noticing.
Love your work on the flesh here, it looks amazing.
Thank you Tallifer. I'm happy wth how they came out too.
But, no blood?
In hindsight this is a huge oversight. I'll rectify this and post an update soon.
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Lol. I feel that. i bought the skellys and painted them up just cause they were fun lookin! I always imagine that I'll play skirmish games cause they take less time, but then i never do. I like painting better anyways 🙂