Journeyman Warcaster

Unlike most of the rest of my South Khador army, I used a black undercoat on this guy.  It was mostly me being lazy since I was priming something else black.  Compared to, say, Arlan Strangeways, the effect of the undercoat is obvious.  I won’t be lazy in the future, although this does give me good insight into how to keep my “regular” Khador colors more on the red side.  Also on the topic of “lazy,” I didn’t mix any color into his resin water, and it’s *too* clear.  You actually have to kind of look at it to realize there’s anything there – good on the resin, bad on me.

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Kovnik Elizabeta Maddox

Major Elizabeth Maddox was one of the former Cynaran warcasters to defect to Khador after Vinter the Tyrant’s conquest of Cygnar.  Shortly after arriving, she was whisked away to [Greylord college] to help design magical defenses again new electrical weapons continually being developed by Vinter’s chief warcaster, Nemo.  A year later, she was given the honorary rank of Koldun and returned to active duty.  Although many of those closest to her picked up on her behavioral and personality changes, most of them attributed it to the stress of losing their homeland and the continuing war.  Only a few suspected the truth, and those few were smart enough to keep their mouths shut.

Upon reviewing Maddox’s service record, the Greylord commanders discovered that she had been tortured by Menite priests – first physically, then mentally – they resolved to finish the job of breaking her.  Although Maddox’s spirit was strong, the damage already dealt by the Protectorate was considerable, and the Greylords were able to accomplish their goal.  When they released Elizabeta back to warcaster duty, her loyalty was completely centered on the Greylords.  During the subsequent war, she undertook many secret missions for the Greylords, sometimes abandoning whole companies of soldiers right before battle.

Since the war, she’s gained a reputation as a fanatically loyal Khadoran and a heartless commander.  Although she’s been assigned to the province of South Khador, her actions have estranged her from most of her peers and caused the troops to fear serving under her.

I’m getting better at swamp bases.  I got the correct tool for the job, which helps.  2 part resin water, mixed with a little GW Camoshade.

Conversion on Maddox: Forge Seer hat, lose a Cygnus on one of her shoulders, remove a little thingy from her pauldrons, swap out her electrity turbine for a good-old-fashioned coal powered one.

Kapitan Yeremy Kraye

After King Vinter’s Skorne army crushed the Cygnaran Army and seized power, many of the remaining Cygnaran warcasters defected to Khador rather than serve under The Tyrant.  Although she was hesitant at first to receive such long-time enemies, Empress Ayn Vanar’s eventual trust in them proved wise.  Bolstered by the sudden influx of experienced warcasters and reserves of warjacks, Khadoran armies liberated cities such as Corvis and Fharin from Skorne control, eventually driving them back to the Bloodstone Desert.  Caspia remained in Menite hands, having been captured during a sneak attack while the bulk of the army was defending against the Skorne hordes.

Kapitan Yeremy Kraye (formerly Captain Jeremiah Kraye) led his troops – a mix of Khadoran regulars, scavenged Cygnaran ‘jacks and Cygnaran irregulars – at the forefront of many key battles against the Skorne.  Kraye cares most about freeing the citizenry from enslavement and doesn’t much care who rules, as long as they do so fairly.  With Llaelese and Cygnaran royalty disgraced, his eyes now look to Empress Vanar for guidance.

Sorscha 0 Conversion

Original figure is a Raging Heroes “nuns with guns” figure.  I replaced the 40k-looking gun with a blunderbuss, added Malakov1’s turbine and a Winter Guard hat.

I practice shaded metallics (I took Michael Proctor’s class at ReaperCon this year) on her turbine, gun and axe.

The matte coat dulled the red/orange of her coat down much more than I expected.  I was a little disappointed honestly, since she was really vibrant.

Kovnik Andrei Malakov

More Malakovs! Ladies, you have permission to swoon now.

I got most of the limited edition model in a big lot, but he was missing his gun arm which I replaced with the standard edition’s arm. I like the limited edition pose better, but standard edition’s face is definitely more characterful.

All three together.