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The Empire handgunners from Games Workshop painted by Neldoreth - An Hour of Wolves & Shattered Shields

The Empire handgunners  -  Posted: November 1, 2010  -  Manufacturer: Games Workshop
This is the first element of handgunners for my Hordes of the Things and Kings of War army... This one is 60mm by 40mm, so it's ready to take part as a single HotT element and as a troop/regiment builder for KoW. The banner is pretty simple but it does a good job for this unit I think. I went with a barricade sorta design for this; I imagine these guys commandeered a few merchant's cards and stole their barrels and crates... Not sure if they bothered to empty them of their goods and fill them with earth, or simply used them as is :) I mean, what merchant is going to argue with a unit og handgunners anyway? Thanks to the barricade, the archery fire has been much less effective against these guys that their spearmen counterparts. For KoW these guys represent two ranks of soldiers (six figs); I was never much for the 1 to 1 figure requirement ;)