The first pictures of another warband for Songs of Blades and Heroes, this time Ninja or just assassins clad in black. The figures from Dixon Miniatures have lots of character and whilst there may be some quibbles over sizes and proportions they will do the job grandly.
Black has always been a funny colour to paint and two different methods have been used above. The first on the left (Sword) is black over painted with black grey from Vallejo. The second on the right (Shuriken) is black over painted with Foundry Charcoal B and then washed twice in Baddab Black to mute the tones down.
At present can't decide which way to go with the remaining figures so may mix them between the two different styles. All of the group above and below have been painted in the second style which is a bit slower.
The great thing about these figures is they can - and will - be used for both historical and fantasy gaming.
The next post will have more from Troy and the Northlands.
Cheers for now