Coming out of GAMA it was announced that a Song Of Ice And Fire miniatures game was on the way (which I am super excited for!). I've been using some of Darksword Miniatures' figures for my RPGs and Frostgrave so it was the trigger for me to get a couple more out and get them done up.
One of the things I really like about Game Of Thrones is that the characters feel a lot more 'lived in' than traditional fantasy. Heroes are often highly flawed and villains are not without their redeeming qualities. This is typified by one of my favourite characters on the show; Jaime Lannister.
When we are introduced to Jaime Lannister three fact get established very early on:
1. He stabbed the last king in the back (literally) thus earning him the nickname "Kingslayer".
2. He is in an unbelievably inappropriate relationship with his own sister.
3. He ends the first episode by attempting to murder a child.
So that in addition to being an arrogant bully mark him out as probably one of the villains of the show. As the story progresses Jaime falls more into an anti-hero role and in later seasons definitely comes across as a man with his own code of honour who can be trusted to act within the bounds of that code.
On another part of the Game Of Thrones moral spectrum is Bronn.
Bronn is a sellsword who comes into Tyrion Lannister's service early in the show and although he is clearly an amoral murderer who will do just about anything for money he seems at times to have a certain amount of loyalty. To be honest my main driver for painting Bronn had little to do with the show or fandom and was more driven by the fact that I needed a new low-level classic human fighter for D&D and this figure fit the bill perfectly.
I've really enjoyed an appreciated the Darksword Miniatures I've painted so far and I can't wiat to get my hands on an actual miniatures game meant to use them.