Last week, I showed my first faction for Relic Knights: the Shattered Sword. This week, I've got another small faction completed, so here are my Black Diamond mercenary corporation.
As with other factions, Black Diamond squads are led by a Questing Knight or a Relic Knight. In this case, the leader is Leopold Magnus, a Questing Knight. He's a cyborg of some type, considerably larger than a human and thoroughly evil. Cross Darth Vader with The Terminator and you're somewhere close...
Leopold is accompanied by Static, his cypher (familiar). This is a strange creature, a bit like a medium-sized dog with horns, but there's nothing remotely friendly about Static.
The foot soldiers for this faction are called Diamond Corps. They're fairly ordinary human soldiers, armed and armoured in a style that is clearly derived from modern, real-world troops. Consequently, there's not really much more that I can say about them.
Note that these models are not especially well-sculpted and they came to me second hand and already assembled (somewhat indifferently). I've done what I can to rescue them, but they're not my favourite figures. I believe these are 1st edition sculpts; the current Kickstarter 2nd edition versions are, by all accounts, vastly improved.
M-8 Blitz Autotank
The M-8 is a small, robotic tank. It's not clear whether it is completely autonomous, or if it is controlled remotely by a human operator (in the same manner as a modern drone). Whilst clearly not designed for front line warfare, it is a powerful unit in a small skirmish.
It has a quirky design that marks it out as a totally unique vehicle. I rather like it...
One Shot and Fritz
Even though she appears to be just a slip of a girl, One Shot is a Relic Knight. That means that she has a cypher (the little mannequin, Fritz) and also a relic (a large, stompy robot).
As with the Shattered Sword, the large walker/robot took longer to paint than most models because of its greater size. However, it wasn't nearly as time-consuming as I feared it might be. I have to admit that I'm rather pleased with the end result!
Once again, I've enjoyed painting these models (with the possible exception of the Diamond Corps: they were a bit of a chore). I don't know how/when/if I'll ever use them, though I now have 2 completed forces for Relic Knights and therefore enough figures to play a game. We'll see...