it's time to paint up the faceless henchmen for my upcoming Frostgrave Star Wars campaign. Unlike say, Necromunda or Mordheim, where you have to track the experience and wounds of each member of your warband, in Frostgrave, the henchmen never level up. Still, I would like to think of them as the backbone of a warband, and with some character quirk for each.
That being said, I focused on variety for me and my friends to choose from when building up their warband. There will be blood since this is Frostgrave, so need a lot of troopers over the course of the campaign. Initially though, we would likely only afford 5 guys each...
Like the lightsaber types, I did a quick speed paintjob on each, using every trick in the book. No time to waste as I'm the only painter in my gaming group.
I mostly used Imperial Assault minis.
First up is a Jabba the Hutt, which I converted to a lower level up-and-coming ruthless scumbag Hutt on the make.
The original Jabba that came with Imperial Assault was too plain..
So, a quick raid from my bits box and pimped him out.. I came narrowly close to adding a boonie hat after I put in the cigar..
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The Ithorian that came in one of the IA expansions looked kind of lame with that staff..
So I converted him and added a wicked chain-blade..
When I saw this mini, I didn't know what race it was..
so I had to scroll through pictures of Star Wars races and decided it was a Bothan.
I think this Aqualish does like me and will buy me a drink..
The Gamorreans that came with one of the IA expansions seemed a bit too primitive, so I cut out the arms of two of them and added in a blade weapon and a pistol.. I also added some fur on top of one of them.
24-29 Imperial Assault Humans
That's 29 minis painted.. On top of the 19 lightsaber types, that's 48 in total in a couple of weeks. I am a bit tired, especially as I'm busy at work too..
Still, it was fun painting them up.
I know have more than enough, even if there are 3 warbands playing, for the foreseeable future.
I should now concentrate on some random encounter minis and terrain...