I am continuing to build my Munchkin Brigade for Wars of Ozz games. In my last post, I shared OZZ-101 – Zoraster’s Guard Infantry Regiment (ZGIR). This time I have built and painted up a different Munchkin infantry unit – Colonel Tik-Tok’s Infantry Regiment (hereafter referred to here as CTTIR). I also painted up Zoraster (a Wizard) and a Munchkin Mayor as a lesser Wizard.
In the game, the CTTIR is slightly less capable than the ZGIR, but still better than a militia or Landwehr unit. Like the ZGIR, the regiment is composed of 20 figures plus a mounted regimental commander. It is similarly armed with muskets while sporting cool carabiner helmets. In the canon of the Wars of Ozz, Zoraster is “the Wizard Supreme”, and is the creator the Munchkin Army. The Munchkin Mayor figure came with the Kickstarter and confused me for a bit as you’ll see in the discussion below. The scale is 28mm and these 23 figures are metal.
There are 4 figures per 2″ square base, so five bases plus a commander make up a regiment. 16 of the based figures are of the same type, while the fifth base has four different figures – two standard bearers (with the Ozz flag and the regimental colors), a drummer, and another leader figure. This “command” stand fights like the others, but has an aesthetic effect on the tabletop of being nice to see. The regimental commander has his own base and can have special attributes, but its stand never engages in combat. It exists mainly for the attributes tab (on its MDF base) and also aesthetics. If the regiment dies, so does he. There is magic in the game – and Zoraster is a designated Wizard. There are also “unnamed Wizards”, so I will likely use the Munchkin Mayor as one – or maybe just an objective marker.
I pretty much followed the same procedure as to painting these figures as I did with the ZGIR. I prime in white, then wash with a dark shade, then paint and highlight. If I need more shade or highlight, I add it.
A major difference here for me was how to paint up the helmets and officer hats. While Wars of Ozz canon has this regiment in white, it also has all Munchkins as being very fond of blue. But after looking at images of Napoleonic era carabiner helmets (below) I decided that I wanted a similar metallic brass and chrome look.
I also decided to give the officers white hats. I did give the drummer a bit of blue on the drum and of course the standards have a lot of blue, so I think I’m safe. For the regimental commander’s pony I went with a slightly sallow pastel yellow. One cool aspect of the universe of the Wars of Ozz game is the use of a lot of color (hence the pastel ponies and more). The rules say that for CTTIR the facings, plumes and epaulettes are red – and that the coats and vests are white. Here I used a lot of Army Painter “Holy White” Speed Paint mixed with Citadel “Contrast Medium”. In fact, I still mix all of my Speed Paints with that medium. The combination of using the Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash post-priming and then the Holy White helped a lot with the less-detailed recesses on the figures. As usual, I list all the paints I used on these at the end of this post for those interested in that sort of information.
As I did previously, I’ll share some WIP shots, then some eye candy of the regiment.
I started on November 25th. Below, you see the figures are based for priming, primed, and then I added a Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash before moving on to painting them. I have not tried “slap chop”, but I do like this way of using contrast/speed paints as part of my technique.
I was confused (as my Kickstarter order was a while back) as to which figure was Zoraster. Eventually, I determined that the smaller one was a Munchkin mayor thrown into the Kickstarter and that I had mistakenly ordered 2 Zoraster figures! I’ll keep one unpainted for trade. The Munchkin figure looks like the Boston Celtics mascot.
During the next three days, I made decent progress. I ended up numbering the specimen bottle labels with mistakes and keeping a list so I could fix them – this helped a lot.
The figures were all painted less any varnish and flocking by December 2nd.
Then it was on to the varnishing the figures, adding the standards/colors, and thereafter flocking the bases. I noticed that when I cut out the standards from card stock that the edges stood out as white. So, to remedy this, I used a black Sharpie pen to color in the edges as the standards have a black edge as well.
As for flocking, this time I pre-flocked all of the regimental bases with one type of grass, then added the other two types after affixing two, then three, then the fourth figure to each base. It’s probably overkill but I do like how they have come out. For the two Wizards, I just went with the first two grasses and added Shadow’s Edge Miniatures blue forest tufts.
By December 4th, the CTTIR was done, plus the wizards as well. Now onto some eye candy…
Colonel Tik-Tok’s Infantry Regimental Commander
A look at 2 stands…
A look at the command stand…
A look at the whole regiment…
A look at Zoraster…
A look at the Munchkin Mayor (Lesser Wizard)…
I hope that this was interesting for you. I am hoping to take 7-10 days per regiment or battery until I get through the Kickstarter. This should take me into next year, but hopefully I can keep a good pace. I have plenty of space in the box for this in-progress brigade…
As you may want to check out the figures range – there are two places to get them (and I make no money from this btw). The game rules and figures are available from the following two places:
In the US Old Glory has a site – Wars of Ozz Miniatures.
In the UK go to Sally 4th.
Thanks for checking this post out and please let me know what you think in the comments section. More to come…
Miscellaneous details and references for those interested in that sort of thing:
For all of my previous posts on Wars of Ozz games, figures, units, and other related projects – please see this page.
PAINTS, INKS, GLAZES, SHADES, WASHES, PIGMENTS, FLOCKING, GLUES AND MORE THAT I USED ON THIS MUNCHKIN REGIMENT, ZORASTER, & THE MUNCHKIN MAYOR:
- Gorilla Glue
- Paper clip wire pieces
- 1/2″ x 1/2″ square steel bases from Wargames Accessories (#16)
- 3/4″ steel washers (wizards)
- Poster tack
- Vallejo Premium Primer “White”
- Vallejo “Flow Improver”
- Vallejo “Airbrush Thinner”
- Citadel “Nuln Oil” (wash)
- Vallejo Model Color “White”
- 1/2″ x 1/2″ square steel bases from Wargames Accessories (#FOW1)
- Vallejo Model Air “Gun Metal”
- Vallejo Model Air “Bright Brass”
- Vallejo Model Air “Chrome”
- Army Painter “Speed Paint – Dark Wood”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Contrast Medium”
- Army Painter “Speed Paint – Crusader Skin”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Baal Red”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Magmadroth Flame”
- Army Painter “Speed Paint – Grim Black”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Ironjawz Yellow”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Gore Grunta Fur”
- Army Painter “Speed Paint – Hardened Leather”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Karandras Green”
- Vallejo Model Air “Steel”
- Vallejo Model Air “Armour Brown”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Aggaros Dunes”
- Army Painter “Speed Paint – Pallid Bone”
- Army Painter “Red Tone”
- Citadel “Nuln Oil GLOSS” (wash/shade)
- Citadel “Cryptek Armourshade” (wash/shade)
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Doomfire Magenta”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Nighthaunt Gloom”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Asurman Blue”
- Americana “Bahama Blue”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Pylar Glacier”
- Vallejo Model Color “Black”
- Citadel “Contrast Paint – Snakebite Leather”
- Citadel “Warpfiend Grey”
- Citadel “Longbeard Grey”
- Battlefront “Skin Shade”
- Battlefront “European Skin”
- P3 “Flesh Wash”
- Army Painter “Speed Paint – Holy White”
- Martha Stewart Crafts “Pale Bronze”
- Vallejo Mecha Color “Olive Green”
- Vallejo Mecha Varnish “Matte Varnish”
- PS Model Color “British Brown Drab”
- Black Sharpie pen
- Elmer’s PVA Glue
- Regimental MDF base from Old Glory
- Army Painter “Battlefields Grass Green” (flocking)
- Army Painter “Battlefield Field Grass” (flocking)
- Army Painter “Battlefields Field Grass” (flocking)
- Army Painter “Brown Battleground” (flocking)
- Shadow’s Edge Miniatures “6mm Dark Forest Dark Blue Tufts” (flocking)