I recently picked up some of Brigade Models' Land Ironclad miniatures as a trade and after stripping the paint, a bit of clean up and a fresh coat of paint, the first three are ready for action!
Vongola Land Ironclad Formation
I must admit that I had initially thought of just adding them to my Dwarf force but as soon as I finished the clean up on them and picked one up to paint the black and yellow livery sprang to mind.
I am currently reading my way through the manga Hitman Reborn which features mafia families with magical powers and the Vongola clicked as the name of the city state that these somewhat sinister ironclads call home.
Needless to say, I'll need to somehow incorporate them into my setting but it shouldn't be too difficult to add a somewhat ruthless Human city state flexing its muscles to seize control of independant regions in the wartorn and lawless border regions of Aeroth.
I was pleasantly surprised by just how much fun the tiny tanks were to work on and am not sure why Brigade's Land Ironclad range doesn't get more interest as I've very rarely seen anyone else working on it.
These miniatures are from the British range and are called Brunel Tractors and are essentially a steam engine mounted on tracks with a couple of light guns mounted on turrets fore and aft.
I actually have a bunch more to work on including some larger ironclads which will just need a few infantry and cavalry stands to give me an entire new army to duke it out in the badlands and I cannot wait to work on some more of them!
Vongola Ironclads clash with Orcish Necrosaur Wartowers in the badlands
Speaking of flitting, I am feeling the urge to play some Rogue Trader again so will need to put together some 15mm scale gubbins for a bit for retro gaming fun in the next couple of days with the Governor General deploying his armour against some troublesome Badmoon Boyz...
Till then, All the best!