At GenCon Indy, I picked up a box of the Undead Regiment
from Mantic Games. It was 10 skeletons + 10 skeleton command squad for about $1.00 per figure. Overall, I'm very happy with these models. There was a variety of weapons and heads to use on the skeletons. There were also some long-spears, but that would have been difficult for my travel case (GW
Army Case). They were very easy to clean, with minimal flashing. The plastic was a little softer than some of the GW
plastics I've worked with, which made assembly easy.
I bought these for my D&D campaign, and should now be set for skeletons. To paint these, I put on a basecoat followed by Devlan Mud wash on the bones and Badab Black wash on the clothes, weapons, and armor.
All 20, + the skeleton dog and skeleton breaking out of the ground.
A couple of the commanders. I went with royal purple for the 2 weapon commander. The dwarf's head on the shield was a nice touch for the headless skeleton, I thought! The standard bearer and the helmed warrior are among the more dynamic of the figures.
The dog and the skeleton breaking out of the ground.
Here are a couple of the more humorous skeletons. One has an axe stuck in his skull. The other has a crow/raven eating either brain tissue or remaining skin from his head. Gross.
For scale purposes, from left to right: GW
Warrior of Chaos, Mantic Skeleton, Reaper Miniatures Skeleton, Mantic Skeleton, GW
Vampire Counts Skeleton Warrior, Mantic Skeleton, Space Marine, Mantic Skeleton, Reaper Miniature.
Additionally, I picked up 2 Mantic ghouls at another booth. They were part of a give away. I was pretty happy with these. They also had a couple of choices for arms. I went with the Freddy Kreuger claws on the lunging ghoul. I also put him on a short rock outcropping I made from corkboard. The faces on these two ghouls have a lot of character. I also included a picture with a couple of the Mantic skeletons for scale. I painted these a base coat, followed by a wash of GW
's Ogren Flesh, then Badab Black. I then touched up the highlights with the original colors.