Sunday, 2 August 2009

Where did all the Middenheimers go?

Been a bit short on poasts this last week, sorry, two things led to this.

Firstly I fell on my ass in the garden (raucous laughter) actually I fell face first on some slippy moss covered steps, the result being i managed to catch myself with my whole not inconsiderable) weight on the knuckles of my right hand.

yes, I'm right handed.

so I was a bit too sore to paint or model for a good few days, and that led me to finally install the expansion pack for NWN2 storm of zehir. I'm enjoying it immensely, its got the open world feel I like and the trading system makes it feel much more like the TSR games of old.

anyway, modelling wise I've been looking at putting a warband together for mordheim. the figures recently posted were ones assembled over 9 years ago, so imagine my surprise when I look on bits sites for some of my old favourite bits (including stuff I've used on this last DH army) only to find they no longer exist.

the Middenheim bits that used to be in the Mordheim box eventually turned into the famed "hairy head" sprue in the knights of the realm box giving the option to make middenhiemer knights. that is now no longer in the box, so for all intents and purposes those heads dont exist. the title of this post reflects my feeling that, were I to pick up an empire army at any point I would be very lacking in troop options without a ton ov conversion, which is very odd to me seeing how many of the HQ choices for the empire are middenheimers, and still in production.

anyway it's led me to one or two bitz orders, an order from these good people and while I wait some creative GSing.

I present to you my first two kitbashed middenhimers in nearly 10 years!

The first is a champion with a two hander. the facial hair is GS over an empire state troop head, the cloak and puch are GS.


Yes. that's a cat hair. it's been tweezered off now :)

This crossbowman also sports GS hair and beard over a space marive scout head, the body and weapon are from the handgunners sprue and the quiver I think is high elf, strikes me as very odd that they give you cropssbow options in the handgunner box but no quivers.


I've "montaged" these to try and tidy up my act a little, these threads of massive ammounts of pictures are getting a bit dull :) let me know what you think, it a few more minutes work but it got to tidy the blog up no?

Also I'd be (as always) very happy to read any comments on the above.


  1. I really like these. They look very middenheimer like. Nice work. What do you have in your warband all together?

  2. Excellent work on those Middenheimers. Nice to see someone else keen on the warband :)


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