Striking the Anvil

I have all the figures lined up for my Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th Edition Dwarf army, but there is still a lot of painting to do on them. Among the units that I started a while ago are the Ironbreakers, who are clad in steel from head to toe, wielding compact axes or hammers for close quarters tunnel fighting. As Captain Darling put it, they are “one of the best anvils in an army of anvils”.

I managed to complete this unit of 15 models over the course of a few days, and I’m very happy with how they turned out. The steel is Citadel Ironbreaker (fittingly) with a thinned down wash of Nuln Oil and a dry brush of Runefang Steel, while the gold trim was painted in Gehenna’s Gold with a wash of Reikland Fleshshade.

Three ranks of Dwarf warriors in full plate armour
Marching out to repel any invaders
Angled view of the regiment of Dwarf Ironbreakers
Weapons raised to smash their enemies

Obviously I had to get some Night Goblins out for the Ironbreakers to face off against. I think both of these armies are going to get some love over the next couple of months, I am really in the mood for this epic clash on the battlefield.

Dwarf Ironbreakers in loose formation clashing with Night Goblins in black cloaks
Yet another Night Goblin incursion to be fought off

10 thoughts on “Striking the Anvil”

    1. Thank you kindly! To be fair, the first rank only needed some touch ups and the other two already had the metal and the blue for the shields on. That’s the advantage of leaving projects half finished, it only takes half the time to get them done!

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