Star Wars Imperial Assault: Imperial Officers (Unit-Ed October ’18)

Star Wars Imperial Assault: Imperial Officers

He went that-a-way, (Imperial) Officer!

Today we have the final set of models from Unit-Ed October, the trio of Imperial Officers from FFG’s miniatures boardgame Imperial Assault. Not especially hard figures to paint, and they came out nicely enough. I didn’t try to paint in the whites of their eyes or anything, given just how small and undetailed their faces are. I went for the more usual method used by historical gamers of painting in a darker area that gives the impression of eyes, and on figures that are smaller or less detailed like these, it’s entirely appropriate.

Star Wars Imperial Assault: Imperial Officers

No! It was THAT-a-way!

Despite a lack of facial detail, the folds in their uniforms are nice enough, and so weren’t to difficult to get a nice, simple highlight and shade onto. Certainly good enough for a tabletop boardgame! Obviously, I went with the black uniform for the Elite officer (as well as floor-cog), and simple uniform greys for the others. I did consider doing one or both of the junior officers in the deep field greens (feldgrau) that Imperial Officers are sometimes seen in, but there are so many shades that eventually I just gave up on looking and went for a plain, but solid shade of grey.

And that’s the last of my completed units for October. I hope to have my monthly round-up done tomorrow (hopefully).

26 thoughts on “Star Wars Imperial Assault: Imperial Officers (Unit-Ed October ’18)

    • Nope, sadly we haven’t played the game in a couple of months (and still have 1 or 2 games left for the finale of the first campaign). ESO has taken up all of our get-togethers for quote awhile now.

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    • Thanks. Imperial Assault is a fun little boardgame to play. Typically one player has to be the “overlord/GM” but with that App that Pandora’s mentioned (that I still haven’t used) you can play it entirely co-op.

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  1. Very nicely done! Uniforms do look tidy and sharp, the way you’d expect them to look! Like ’em! I used to paint eyes on my 20mm figures when I could see ’em, but now I just go with a darker patch that works fine for me! Sounds like you could be making a move to maybe painting some Bolt Action figures!

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    • Thank you. I’ve had “paint a couple of small, opposed Bolt Action forces” on my “to-do” list for some time (all year in 2018, for starters) but it just hasn’t been able to happen yet. Hopefully I can finish a few BA models this month at least…?

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  2. Simple, but look deep, and not so simple. You effectively highlighted the black and the gray in a truly great way. I like the eyes rationale, it’s true, and I will be putting that into my cranium for future stuff where it will work.

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    • Yeah, the uniforms on these figure are very nicely done. Simple to paint, yet the folds look realistic and natural. Win all ’round there. The eye stuff is old as dirt, so glad to pass it on!

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  3. They look a bit goofy when all three of the same sculpt are lined up like that, but individually they’re great! Excellent work on the cloth folds and patent leather boots especially.

    I’ve been using that approach for eyes for ages. I actually did a test once, comparing minis in my hand to people on TV, and couldn’t see the whites of the eyes of the people on TV unless they were (from that perspective) 2-3x the size of the minis. So I haven’t bothered with trying to get that level of detail since.

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    • Yeah, being boardgame sculpts it becomes even less of an issue on the tabletop, especially since there will rarely be all three, and even when more than one are there they won’t be standing next to one another as they are here.
      It’s also true! You can’t see the details of people’s eyes at much of a distance at all. Doesn’t stop be doing them on (most) figures, though…

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  5. These are great! It’s kinda fitting that the faceless middle managment of the evil Empire have indistinct faces. You can imagine them pretending to be force choked by Vader and reappearing the next day in with a fake moustache – Family Guy style.

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