The Dwarf King’s Oath

The second unit for my Oathmark Dwarfs consists of warriors with hand weapons and shields, lead by their king, a standard bearer and a horn blower. Three of these figures are made from the plastic set, while the rest are the additional metal sculpts that are currently available, including the Nickstarter exclusive chap.

Two ranks of dwarfs in chainmail with shields and flying a banner

The king and his bodyguard

Again, these guys just took a layer of base colours followed by Army Painter Quickshade Soft Tone and a single highlight on the skin. A great addition to the range are the specifically designed banners and shield transfers from Little Big Men Studios. A big time saver, apart from the fact that I would never be able to paint anything even close to their level of detail and quality.

Four dwarfs wielding hammers and axes with one or both hands

The warriors wield heavy hammers and axes

A dwarf carrying a large banner depicting an anvil and crossed hammers

The clan banner

Back view of two dwarfs with richly decorated shields

Shields slung onto the back

Finally a comparison shot between a Warhammer 3rd Edition Dwarf, Oathmark and a later metal Citadel Ironbreaker. The Oathmark style is visibly different and more ‘human’ in its proportions, while also slightly taller (note that there is also still a plastic tab underneath the feet though, on top of the square base).

Three medieval dwarfs of different styles next to each other

Dwarfs of all shapes and sizes

6 thoughts on “The Dwarf King’s Oath

    • Cheers, I’m happy with how all the ‘cheats’ are working out, those LBM designs are really beautiful. In a way it’s a shame that these dwarfs won’t fit into a grand alliance army with my Warhammer forces, but it does give them more of their own identity and I am looking forward to fielding them in a different context, exploring new settings.

    • I didn’t expect them to be this detailed and crisp, they are lovely indeed. Also easy to apply and they fit the shields perfectly. I bought the set for the goblins as well.

    • Thanks, they worked out as I had hoped. On the unit of spearmen now. Looking forward to more troops getting added to the range when the game releases.

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