|Battles of Westeros | Published 03 May 2011|
“Aegon saw that three hundred years ago when he stood where we are standing. They painted this table at his command. Rivers and bays they painted, hills and mountains, castles and cities and market towns, lakes and swamps and forests ... but no borders. It is all one. One realm, for one king to rule alone."
- George R.R. Martin, a Storm of Swords
One month ago, we announced the Battles of Westeros Painting Contest, an opportunity for miniatures painting enthusiasts around the world to submit their handiwork for a chance to win exciting prizes. The number of submissions from excited fans exceeded our expectations, as dozens of stunningly painted entries flooded in over the subsequent weeks.
A difficult decision
Our panel of judges had a difficult decision before them, but after painstakingly narrowing the entries to a few final contenders, they ultimately decided on the work of James Brown.
James painted Sandor Clegane leading a force of House Brax pikemen. Commenting that James’ work went “above and beyond,” our judges were particularly impressed by his attention to detail. Down to the dents in his war-torn shield and the burns on his scarred face, The Hound was brought vividly to life by James’ skilled hand.
Our winner will receive one copy of every Battles of Westeros release to date, including the new Tribes of the Vale expansion! Congratulations to James, and thanks to everyone who participated!
Set in the rich and vibrant world of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, Battles of Westeros is a board game of tactical battlefield combat for two players. With scenarios that include beloved characters and settings, players can recreate the most significant battles from The War of the Five Kings.
Looks great, especially the shield with the painted hounds and the grass with arrows stuck in the base.
Add me to the list of people who would like to see the top 5 entrants.
Also, I would encourage the winner, James, to post pictures of any other painted Battles of Westeros figures he may have, either here or over on BoardGameGeek.
Great job, and great contest. I'd like to see seperate painting contests for all the different expansions, and more pictures of the top runner's up.
Really impressive work! One of the few skills I really wish I had, hehe
Great work indeed! Congrats James! It really shows how much surprising details are in these miniatures.
I too hope to see the other contestants shown over time. It both provides BoW news to show the game is active but also inspires other painters and just puts one in a Westeros mood!
Please keep showing us more entries FFG!
Indeed, excellent paint job! Congratulations James.
Congrats on winning with your great paint job, James.
I hope to see the other entries as well at some point. Their creativity should do great to provide inspiration to other people painting their own set as well.