Reiksgard Foot Knight Commanders

Reiksgard Foot Knights, Marauder Miniatures MM65 Reiksgard Knights, Empire Imperial Command Groups Hero with Halberd 2

More Reiksgard Foot Knights today. I couldn’t find refernces to either of these two in the catalogues up to 2000, and due to the slight difference in stature and style between the two of them I suspect that they were released as part of different waves, or if the same wave, two different sculptors. Either way, these two are different enough from my other Reiksgard models that I decided that they could be a pair of Sarjeants as my numbers of painted Reiksgard slowly increase.

– edit: Thanks to Fredrik for letting me know that the Knight with the Morningstar is from Marauder Miniatures’ range of MM65 Reiksgard Knights, sculpted by Aly and Trish Morrison (Carden), released in 1993. The Halberd-armed Knight is “Hero with Halberd 2” from the Empire Command Groups, circa 1992). Both models quite a bit older than I expected, though I wasn’t especially interested in Empire back in those days as I was more into the fantastical and sci-fi stuff, so it does make sense that I’d have glossed over them.

Reiksgard Foot Knights, Marauder Miniatures MM65 Reiksgard Knights, Empire Imperial Command Groups Hero with Halberd 2

These were actually painted up early last month (June) but I forgot to photograph them until the other day, as they were sitting around with the other painted Reiksgard, and I just assumed I’d already posted them. That was until I posted the Sigmarite Warrior Priest the other day and was looking for the post with these two in it to refer to, as the model with Morningstar and Shield was the one I’d been proxying as my Cleric through the D&D Boardgame campaign until the WP was completed. And, well, I couldn’t find this post, or the photos, since neither has been created yet!

Reiksgard Foot Knights, Marauder Miniatures MM65 Reiksgard Knights, Empire Imperial Command Groups Hero with Halberd 2

Paint-wise, there’s nothing amazingly revelatory going on here. I did use a variety of reds in order to try to define the different textures of cloth, feather and leather. A touch of green to contrast as a spot colour on the two of them.

Reiksgard Foot Knights, Marauder Miniatures MM65 Reiksgard Knights, Empire Imperial Command Groups Hero with Halberd 2

And finally a group shot of them alongside their charges. Since painting these, I even found a baggie with even more of these things inside. So I’ve now got another 5 Reiksgard – stripped, based and sprayed, ready for a fast paintjob in the next Tray. Once I finish that, I’ll fish out another half-dozen or so…

18 thoughts on “Reiksgard Foot Knight Commanders

  1. Nice! I believe the troopers and flail guy are Marauder minis (so sculpted by Aly Morrison or Trish Carden) originally, while the halberd guy is a more general citadel empire command group dude. Possibly by the Perrys. I could be wrong, but I think the Perry bros are the only ones to actually put cowmule shoes on their Empire sculpts.

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    • Awesome – thank you! I just found the SOL pages for both “heroes” and I’ll edit the post in a few hours with that extra info. The troopers are Perry/GW from the Imperial Reiksgard Foot Knights line, since I don’t think the Perrys did any sculpting via Marauder (just The Morrisons/Dixon).

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  2. I don’t remember these guys either but I have found memories of painting Empire troops in the famous red and white schemes. I had whatever mini came with one of the old Warhammer Fantasy starter boxes. I don’t think I got much more than half of that box painted up before I gave up or lost focus but I was proud of the knights I painted which were one of the cooler Empire units at the time.

    Having said all that, I really like these short and stubby knights. They look perfectly suited for the Old World and the sculpts hold up well. As I often say, its really neat seeing and reading about these old sculpts that are often new to me 🙂

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