Warlord Epic ECW Shotte – Speed Paint
Warlord Epic Pike & Shotte
That opportunity arrived after I picked up a Warlord Games' Epic Pike & Shotte Batallia box at Historicon in Lancaster. Inside were three sprues of true 15mm ECW infantry for a total of 240 figures. They are modeled in strips of 10 figures each standing shoulder-to-shoulder.
I followed Miniature Realms' playbook and used Contrast Paints over a dark gray prime > light gray zenithal prime > white drybrushed figure. Then I used Contrast Paints for everything. I departed from his method when I painted the metal; he used the hard to find Scalecolor Black Metal. I used GW Contrast Black Legion and then when dry, hit it with Army Painter's Gun Metal. I like having a thin black line around my metallics and this combination gave me that look.
There are no highlights on these figures. Contrast Paints over the drybrushed figure make the recesses dark and the highlights pop. They will look great in my forthcoming games of For King & Parliament.
Didn't I say that these figures come on strips of ten? Why are there only three figures on this painting cap?