Monday 22 October 2018

Rangers of Shadow Deep: Conjuror

This is another companion for my ranger in Rangers of Shadow Deep. Conjurors are great utility companions. Before every scenario, they get to pick 2 or 3 spells – unlike rangers who know certain spells, but cannot change them. The only problem, once they’ve cast their spells, they are very weak fighters, so use those spells wisely!

The figure is actually the Elementalist apprentice from the Frostgrave line. I painted him in the same green that I’m using for all of my ranger’s companions/soldiers of Alladore. I was a bit worried that he might look too ‘cold weather’ to fit in the with the rest of the band, but I don’t think that is the case.

My favourite bit about this figure is that he basically only has one hand. The other is Just a little ball of flame – perfect for someone about to throw a fireball! (And yes, you can take fireball in Rangers). Otherwise, though, he doesn't look terribly 'wizardly'. I am quite pleased with my ‘fire effect’, which is just yellow layered up to red.

Just need to paint up a dog and my ranger’s initial companion set is complete!

[Eagle-eyed readers might remember that I already had a ‘conjuror’ when I did my last post about my ranger’s companions. Looking over the figures I had, I decided I would make that other figure the arcanist – since she’s reading a book – and go with this figure for the conjuror since he has an obvious magical effect going on.]