Well, this week, I completed it. Wildlings!
Now, I should say that I haven't read the books yet, so the army is based on (a) the TV series and (b) the figures I had available. If you want it's an army inspired by the 'Game of Thrones' Wildings.
The figures are mostly some I've had for ages; Kremlin Miniatures Siberian Tribesmen, now sadly out of production. When they released them several years ago I bought one of each pack so that I could see what they were like, planning on getting some more at a later date. Well, that won't be happening any time soon, but there were enough bits to throw together a HOTT army.
The army is as follows:
1 x Rider General @ 2AP (The King Beyond The Wall, or a Tribal Chieftain)
1 x Riders @ 2AP (Mounted Wildlings)
5 x Warband @ 2AP (Warriors)
2 x Shooters @ 2AP (Archers)
1 x Beasts @ 2AP (Skinchangers)
1 x Behemoth @ 4AP (Giant)
If I expanded the army I'd include a Hero maybe, and certainly find a place for a mammoth or two.
Here are the Warband.
The archers are lovely figures; some nice poses, and beautiful lamellar horn armour.
Here's a close-up of the armour.
And a rear-view showing the excessive back-piece.
The Riders are mounted on some great stumpy little ponies which really look like the mounts of tough steppe tribesmen.
The Beasts. I raided my wolf collection for this element, then added a couple of severed-head wielding figures to add the human component.
The giant. He's a Copplestone yeti I've also had for a few years. And he was a positive pleasure to paint.
The snow is done by coating the base in PVA and dipping in fine sand. I then painted it in white, gave it a second rough, incomplete coat in pale blue (with which I also edged the bases), then a final coat in white. The transparency of the final coat just shows bits of the blue and give the snow some shading.
Anyway, at some stage I guess I need to try this army out.