Friday, May 4, 2012

Mounted Warrior Priest of Manann



This guy was going to go in Monday's hobby catch-up post, but I took enough pictures of him and I'm happy enough with him that he gets his own post.

As soon as I decided to start running Demigryphs, it was immediately clear that I needed to run a Warrior Priest with them.  A bunch of nasty baby gryphons hit hard, but Hatred helps make sure they hit as hard as they possibly can.

I'd converted up a few Warriors Priests of Manann on foot already (here and here), and was very happy with them.  The army has a disconcerting lack of conversions in it, for the most part.

Originally, I thought I'd use a special character's horse... but it turns out that none of them are appropriate or any different from the basic knight's horse.  So, I turned to the unassembled mounted General model in my bitz tub.

It's a bit heavy on the Sigmarite iconography, so I had to do some shaving: removed the "SIGMAR"s (to later replace with painted "MANANN"s, replaced the moon with a trident, some twin-tailed comets with fish, and a twin-tailed comet hammer with an anchor.




I can't get enough of these Flagellant heads as Priest heads.  These guys look way crazier and more dangerous than the bald Sigmarites.


The only unfortunate thing going on here is the shield.  Doing that Crown of Manann the first time and such was a huge pain and I didn't feel like going through that again.  Since I'm not likely to need two Warrior Priests on foot any time soon, I just ripped the arm off the linked Priest and reused it here.
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