|One of my many Demitras.|
Constance Blaize, a model I've ruminated on here before. She is almost exactly what I'm looking for here, but the sword and smoke stack are discordant enough that I kept looking. Not that I dislike either element, but the ideal I have in my head is 100% archaic, and the techno bits on the sword plus the smoke stack don't work for me in this situation. I took a look at the Precursor Knights, but they don't have swords. Plus I wanted ornate armor, and the Precursor's is decidedly plain. Swords Knights got a glimpse too, but they suffered in the same ways Constance did, plus they weren't nearly ornate enough. That was it for Cygnar. I knew Khador had nothing in this vein, nor would Cryx have anything approaching a holy warrior. I gave Retribution a look, but there was nothing there either. Finally I looked where I knew I would find something, the faction that is composed almost entirely of holy warriors: Menoth.
neither one quite fit the bill. The pose doesn't quite fit what I want on the first, and the second has a funny looking head. The Exemplar Errant Seneschal would be close to perfect, if not for the crossbow. A bit dismayed I went on to the casters, figuring that there had to be an Exemplar caster or two. Sure enough there are, many flavors of Kreoss and Reznik, but none of them had a shield. With growing dismay I headed to the Menoth units and went straight to the Exemplar Bastions, figuring that they must have a shield. Skunked there, two handed axes for the lot. Knights Exemplar? Two handed swords. The Exemplar Errants were close, like their solo, but again the crossbow was a problem, plus bare hands. I looked through UAs to no avail.
|The Paladin? Quite possibly.|
Of course I could look into a Sir Ekkrion from the Iron Kingdoms line, but his head looks kinda funny. He would serve as a fine warm-up/holdover though...