From the depths of ancient forests the Lycaon are rising. No longer able to sit by and watch as their secretive world is menaced by the march of technology, they have stirred their followers to find and destroy any who threaten them, this is the so called Empire of the Dead!!!
As you will have read in my many blog posts I am in love with West Wind Productions newest skirmish game – Empire of the Dead!
I have previously looked at the wonderful Weird Victoriana Game through the released concept art and then the pre-release schedule of the miniatures and then after receiving my miniatures and rulebook I wrote a review of sorts for the book, set about playing games and doing a review of the Lycaon Starter boxed set. I know have painted the Lycaon Starter and here I take a look at the results!
Beastlord - This Werewolf is the Alpha-Male of the pack and as such the model is of a muscular werewolf. These aren’t the foaming at the mouth, blood drenched beasts that we have seen through horror movies but are a neutral faction in the game and so the model isn’t a rip your face off kinda werewolf!
The Pack Master - This is the hero level character, not the overall leader but still an impressive werewolf! As I have said before the model reminds me of the Wolfman and a couple of pictures I have found that gave me inspiration when painting him are pictured below:
The Wolves of the pack - These join the pack and help in the game as a support for the werewolf models as they have the same speed.
The Wolfskin - These make up the bulk of the pack, actually humans that want to be turned into werewolves these are loyal to the cause and are treated as part of the pack by the wolves as well. Armed with bows, Crossbows, Throwing Weapons and the nasty Claws of the Wolfen these are great during the game!
When I can afford him I will also be hiring the formidable brute of Cedric Hyde who will add some strong ranged and extra combat punch!