Now, I'm not a fan of using traditional faction colour schemes or even using "in-game characters" so while I'll be building a force using the Highborn Covenant mercenary list, it will actually represent a Thamar dedicated mercenary unit called the "Black Souls".
I've already created a miniature to represent the Companies main war-caster from the Hayley warcaster model plus some bits from Legend of the Five Rings and Diablo II miniatures but she (Lady-Captain Errin Taine) will be played primarily using the rules for Ashlynn, with occasional forays into using the stats for Primer Magnus (although Magnus can't actually be used in a Highborn covenant list, I expect to have enough units that will work for Cryx to be able to put together a Four-Star Syndicate list when I want to use her as Magnus)
The idea is that she is a former lover/companion of Magnus who learned her trade as one of his flunkies before nicking some of his designs and effing off to start her own company of Thamarites. Once I have a large enough force under my belt, I'll be adding Fiona the Black as my second caster. Appropriate, as she is the only Thamarite Warcaster in the game.
In the meantime, I've decided to go with a Thamar themed colour scheme: Black armour with silver details and black cloth with bone and/or red detailing.
I've already painted a test miniature using the one and only Devil Dog miniature I could find all the parts for and I'm quite happy with how he turned out. Note the base is unfinished: I've been trying out a number of basing style with the test model. I like this one best though, so I'll be gluing him down and filling up the gaps in the base shortly.
|Devil Dog Test Miniature|