"Baron von Jaeger is rather unique, an eccentric, may be even a madman, but irreplaceable nonetheless."
"Jaeger considers himself a hunter more than a military man; he spent his childhood honing the art of the hunt in the jungles of House Piquarde, near Helmutsport on Venus. The skills he developed while hunting Devilcat, Venusian Python and alike on his ancestral home, have placed him in good stead within the Bauhaus Military and specifically the Bauhaus Artillery Korps (BAK), where he has excelled for 40 or so years.
He is a strange sight to behold upon the battlefield, decked in the finery of a Bauhaus Kapitan, over which he wears his tatty fifty year old heavy leather hunting jacket. Perched upon his arm is his faithful hunting hawk ‘Hans’. He wears a monocle and has the most magnificent of moustaches."
"Jaeger’s talents have afforded him the leniency of his superiors in regards to his less than standard tactics and ppearance. When an enemy needs to be hunted in a brash show of Bauhaus military force, Jaeger is the man for the job. His befuddled ppearance belies a shrewd and tactical mind, a mind that sees a battle as something beneath him; much rather would he be hunting down a stealthy and intelligent foe in a series of precise attacks and feints, finally finishing the worthy opponent in a large, precise and devastating bombardment, obliterating them from existence. He scorns any mission given to him that does not spark his hunter’s interest, giving it the least of his attention. This has led to no end of disciplinaries, but his exemplary record elsewhere has ensured his current batch of superiors utilise the ‘old Baron’ where he is at his best."
"Jaeger will always be found amongst the howitzers and cannons of his korps, surrounded by tables filled with maps and antiquated instruments of cartography and survey, reams of ink and guava splattered plans billow in the wind, detailing his target and the intricacies of the particular hunt. He will often go beyond his station, taking control of the larger army, ignoring the counter of his field superiors, wielding their men as if his own. Placing them, repositioning them and distributing them ready so that they will funnel the prey. Constantly muttering to himself as he discusses his plans with Hans, often getting into loud argument with the tempestuous bird as it’s ‘suggestions’ infuriate the Baron."
"Eventually, the moment will come when he has positioned, or funnelled, his prey. ‘Check mate’ he will mutter under his breath as Hans squawks and flaps in excitement. ‘FIRE!’ he screams before his guns reply."
Text from Prodos site: http://shop.prodosgames.com/en/bauhaus-troops/139-baron-leopold-von-jaeger-iii.html
Excellent vignette and a very interesting back story on the Baron.ResponderEliminar
Thanks Jonathan :) This is my first ever resin mini, very finely sculpted and full of character :D Cheers!!Eliminar
Thank you very much Piotr :D Greetings!Eliminar
What a fabulous miniaure and you have done such a great job on him too.ResponderEliminar
Thanks Michael for your kind support :D It is indeed a fantastic mini - I was afraid I was going to ruin it but I´m quite happy with the results :) Lots to learn, still a long road ahead!Cheers my friend :DEliminar
Very, very cool figure and fluff!ResponderEliminar
Thank you so much Dean! Warm regards! :DEliminar
Great mini mate!Big BRAVO!ResponderEliminar
Thanks dear friend, glad you like it :D Greetings!Eliminar
Un sujet original et superbement mis en valeur...bravo!ResponderEliminar
Merci beaucoup mon ami :D Bon weekend! :DEliminar
Severe man 8oResponderEliminar
Thanks for your visit and comment Klingula :D Greetings!Eliminar
Magnifico si señor
Gracias por tu visita y amable comentario Amigo José Daniel! Saludos!Eliminar
A well painted character!ResponderEliminar
Thanks Francis, glad you liked it :D Greetings! :DEliminar
Thanks Gordon! :D Cheers!Eliminar
Excellent work. Very cool looking dude!ResponderEliminar
Thanks Rodger!!! :D Yes, he is quite a character! :D Cheers!Eliminar
Great figure my friend! I like the pants highlight!!ResponderEliminar
Keep up the Brushes!!
Thank you kindly, George! :D When I find the time, I´ll paint his crew :D Cheers my friend!Eliminar
Splendido personaggio e grande storia!ResponderEliminar
Grazie tanto, Luca! :D Saluti :)Eliminar
Muito interessante. Excelente trabalho!!ResponderEliminar
Obrigado Ana :) Para variar dos "históricos", um pouco de fantasia na fantasia ;)Eliminar
Me fascinó esta figura y el pájaro sobre su brazo :)ResponderEliminar
¡Y qué bueno que tienes una réplica del juicio de Osiris! Me encanta saberlo :D
Hola Marga, me alegro mucho por tu visita y amable comentario - y que te guste esta mini, claro!! :D Un saludo!Eliminar
What a brilliant little madman he is :) And LOL at the eagle being named HANS :)ResponderEliminar
Yes, quite a character ;) Thanks for your visit, glad you liked it Dezmond :DEliminar
I had Warzone as a futuristic game in my head, but I'd never looked at this faction. He's a perfect steampunk mini. At first I thought him something to do with Dystopian Legions!ResponderEliminar
Thanks Derek for your visit and kind words, and welcome to the blog! :D This is my favourite faction, I have a few more to paint, and you´re absolutely right: they are perfect Steampunk minis, no conversions needed!!! Funny you mentioned it, I´m planning on buying some "Dystopian Legions" armour and building a diorama with 19th century infantry! Cheers!Eliminar