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More Panzerfäuste sketchbook pages

A couple more Panzerfäuste sketchbook pages. Here are my initial sketches for Hauptmann Entwickler; an eccentric Dwarf inventor veteran. He wears a WW1-style German helmet with a perch for his Nachtsichtfrosch (a simple lick will temporarily give him enhanced night vision!). I gave him little automaton robot mines which would march towards the enemy.

And here he is sculpted by the talented Irek Zieliński.
Hysterical Games shop – Dwarves

And here are some early concepts for the Gnome Infantry and their Alpine troops. I was trying various beard shapes and some subtle more French moustaches rather than Germanic ones. Traditionally Gnomes in Panzerfäuste don’t sport moustaches but I imagined some younger Gnomes might have typically French moustaches!

Here are the current sculpts on Hysterical Games’ website:
Hysterical Games – Gnomes

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Some fairly recent sketchbook pages

As it’s well past Hallowe’en (and not yet Christmas) I thought I should update my website! So for the next few days I’ll upload some relatively unseen concept sketches. These first were done when I had just started working for Hysterical Games in 2014.
Hysterical Games website

They’re my early ideas for the Troglodytes, a fantasy race unique as far as I can tell to the Panzerfäuste world. Eventually they evolved into a full miniature range which will be arriving in 2017. In ‘The Land’ (the world of Panzerfäuste) they occupy the area equivalent to Poland in our world (between the lands of the belligerent Dwarves and Dark Elves) so their equipment is based on the Polish gear and weapons of the WW2 era. They are described as underground dwelling (hence the name), mainly covered in fur, hunched but not simian, with tails and short horns. They’re fairly grotesque really so I tried to imbue much of that but at the same time give them some nobility! They have a shamanic culture so I added little bone fetishes and jewelry to some of them.


And for the third sketchbook spread we have some early ideas for the Troglogyte footsoldiers, an unused War-Badger mount for the cavalry and the Troglodyte Brute – Wojtek the Bear.

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Happy New Year! More Panzerfäuste sketches and drawings

A belated Happy New Year! My first post of 2016 is of some of the sketchbook pages I drew for Hysterical Games’ Panzerfäuste miniatures wargame.
Panzerfäuste – Mechanised Warfare in A Mythical Realm
Hysterical Games website
The first is some Troglodyte mountain troops, these are (in Panzerfäuste) the Polish so have the equipment and weapons appropriate to the real world equivalent. I drew these for their Kickstarter page as I had only provided them with a rough sketch originally.

Here are some Gnome commanders, wizards and generals and a nurse to heal the troops. Gnomes, in Panzerfäuste are French so I thought the druid (Getafix) in Goscinny and Uderzo’s Astérix The Gaul would be an appropriate character to homage for the illusionist.

This is an idea from John Bell that the Hysterical Games team wanted a bit more work on; the Dwarf Panzerbär. I based the shapes of the armour on the German Sd.Kfz Armoured Cars  from WW2.

And finally an extra Orc for the Local Orc Volunteers (Orc Home Guard), though I’m not sure if this will be produced as a miniature.

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Hysterical Games’ Panzerfäuste

I’ve been working hard on a commission from Hysterical Games over the last year; drawing concepts for their fantasy World War 2 miniatures wargame ‘Panzerfäuste’. Their Kickstarter project has gone live and surpassed its initial goal! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this project. Here’s a link to the Kickstarter page:
Panzerfäuste – Mechanised Warfare in A Mythical Realm

As part of this ongoing commission I created Wojtek the Bear, a character I based on the actual bear named Wojtek by Polish troops who adopted him in World War 2 Wikipedia entry for Wojtek (bear), carrying a MG08-15 machine gun. Wojtek is a helpful bear used by the Troglodytes in the Panzerfäuste world to carry things and to fight the Dwarves.

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