Nightmare Legion Banner with Vitruvian Skeleton and text: Nella tentazione Cercando la gloria Il prezzo da pagare E' la caduta dell'uomo
"Into temptation In search of glory The price we pay The fall of man"
A different Nightmare Legion banner, with two skulls and text:
Ennio Mordini Renzo Avanti
Forsan et Haec Olim Meminisse Iuvabit
"Perhaps someday we will look back upon these things with joy."
Black knight banner, skeleton design.
Black knight banner, skull design with text: Eram Quod Es Eris Quod Sum
"I was what you are, you will be what I am"
Skeleton Standard bearer. I love this model to bits but the ragged banner offers no opportunity for a nice design. So I did it white with a green rim as if it once were a wood elf banner, or something.
Another skeleton banner with hand design on one side and a skull on the other side with text:
Mors Ultima Ratio
"Death is the final accounting"
All banners (bar the green/white skeleton one) were made from lead foil from old wine bottles. Painted khaki (Vallejo Model Colour), drybrushed with khaki + white. Then I drew and painted on the design with paint and a technical drawing pen, and then I washed the whole banner with Devlan Mud.
My three standard bearers. The 6th ed Skeleton is the oldest - repaited a few times. Zombies are newer and heavily converted using various bits and green stuff(I have better pics of them in Zombies post page 3). The 7th ed Skeleton is my most recent.
Pil, those banners are marvellous. In fact, I like the whole army. It's probably the most medieval-looking one I've seen - something about all those old-school figures and the very simple scheme and man, those banners. It's not just the parchments, it's the sentiments they express. Straight out of the period. I salute you.