Showcase: Prismatic Palisade

Showcase: Prismatic Palisade

Published 2022-01-30

Those enlightened wizards who possess the required insight and purity of mind can draw forth an unbreakable wall of pure Hyshian crystal from the ground, blinding all who gaze upon it.

Miniature Review

The Prismatic Palisade makes a great looking wall for units to hide behind. I would actually love more things like this as scenery, rather than just a one off endless spell.

The crystal shards are broken up a bit in places, giving some chance to add additional colour of the light reflecting through them which is a nice tough. The way the crystals break through the ground is also a nice tough, and blends them in nicely with the base.

Painting Techniques


Corax White
Iyanden Yellow
Corax White

I watered the Iyanden Yellow down a fair bit and applied it very lightly over a couple of washes.

Crystal Interiors

Blood Angels Red
Akhelian Green
Warp Lightning
Gryph Hound Orange
Shyish Purple

I picked out each of the exposed interiors with a different colour.


Mournfang Brown
Stirland Mud

With the base fully brown and will a bit of texture I then added Patchy Plains to the base. It's a good mix of different sands and flock that gives the base a great look with minimal effort.

Once dried I then added both Army Painter Lowland Shrubs and Army Painter Swamp Tufts to break up the flat areas left by the Patchy Plains.


Painting the yellow on the shards themselves was really quick and looked great after the final edge highlighting. Adding a few dots of colour though really brought it to life, adding a lot more visual interest on both sides spotting all the colours of the rainbow.