|The original painting used as the box art for Mighty Empires - The Battle of Alexander at Issus, by Albrecht Altdorfer, 1529.|
The Baron's journey would start at the mouth of the old barrow as he emerges newly clad in his chaos armour. A series of small skirmishes would ensue, using the WFB 2nd/3rd ed. or maybe even the Havoc or Skulldred rules, as he makes his way back to wreak revenge upon his rebellious peasants and raise an undead army. In between games he may be rewarded with chaotic followers as his power grows - might make my own random tables for this or possibly dip into Realms of Chaos. Typical objectives at this stage would be searching out well stocked cemetaries, raiding local militia's armouries and perhaps even seeking out magical artefacts, weapons or the last resting place of potential Undead heroes.
|Did you know I was a bit of a fan of Renaissance Art?|
One of my favourites - Pieter (the Elder) Brueghel's Triumph of Death.
|Another atmospheric piece that captures my mind's eye view of the Old World - Brueghel again, with The Conversion of Saul.|
|Not added captions to my pics before - quite fun!|
Here we have Brueghel's Suicide of Saul.
|Detail taken from the Battle of Alexander at Issus.|
|More detail taken from The Battle of Alexander at Issus - you could spend hours pouring over this painting!|
Lastly I'd like to pick your brains if I may. Do any of you good folk know if GW released any other minis for Mighty Empires other than these -
Specifically I'm after army banners representing other races - siege weapons and scenery I'm hoping to track down or use proxies from other 2mm/6mm manufacturers.
Edit - just nipped upstairs and compared the army banners from the Mighty Empires boxed set with my 10mm Copplestone Orcs and they're not a bad size match. I think the way forward might be to make up some pieces using 10mm minis from the likes of Pendragon and Kallistra.
Oh, and as a final thought, if you thought I was mad - check out this good fellow's mind bogglingly ambitious project!
I am absolutely in awe at the amount of work this is going to entail, the progress that has been made so far and how brilliant it will look when its finished.
Mr Law, I salute you and good luck with your tile hunt!