Today I'll get all cloak and dagger-y on you guys. These Messengers of Death as they are called in Gierburg, are elite assassins. And more. Those guys are maybe my favourite characters, so I am happy to present them to you today.
Gierburg's Messengers of Death are represented by the Assassins from Freebooter Miniatures.
According to the Gierburg backgroud, Messengers of Death traditionally wear "blood red masks".
A Messenger infiltrates the Burgomeister's Mansion:
I did a subtle "dust" effect on the Messenger of Death's cloak to underline his outdoor activities. I imagine these assassins to be masters of infiltration and escape, darting accross rooftops, climbing walls at unlikely angles, blending into crowds (or shadows) etc... getting through such a hit and run mission is unlikely to leave clothing immaculate.
Also Gierburg has some pretty filthy back-alley (ideal infil/exfil routes) favoured by Messengers of Death for the cover they provide. So again, I felt a slightly dirty cloak would emphasize this. Slightly dirty, because ideally a Messenger of Death should be able to remove his mask and look like an ordinary civilian if needed.
See you next time!