Guardians of Malta taking over the Calle al ponte sull’acqua

Having made their way from Malta to the almost glittering godly city of Venice, the Guardians of Malta are taking over the place.

It’s a pretty sticky situation when you’ve witnessed Malta fall to the aquatic Rashaar and you’re probably wondering what to do now. For fans of the Vatican such as John Powell, the answer is to send them to the Calle al ponte sull’acquaa! This week’s Monday Motivation, like every week, is thanks to the hard work of our TTCommunity and we’re heading to Venice.

Guardians of Malta

For a lot of people here in the TTCombat, the GOM are some of our favourite Carnevale miniatures. We’re always happy to see how people paint these miniatures and John has done an amazing job with this set. Vibrant in tone, its hard to point out a single miniature that stands out but personally, I love the Burning Saint.

Just look at those flames surrounding the Burning Saint and I dare you not to be impressed! John has clearly been affected/inspired by our studio Burning Saint with a gleaming suit of armour and flowing cloak, although his brighter cloak makes this miniature look almost like a White Knight from legend. Additionally the Angel of the Blooded Rose has been painted to a very high standard and im glad to see John kept the blood stained wings and robes. This touch really works given the characters story in Blood on the Water.

Calle al ponte sull’acqua

Besides these miniatures, John has also built and painted the Calle al ponte sull’acqua. This is actually the first time we’ve seen a fully painted Sull’acqua as technically this piece of terrain hasn’t received a full release yet. Still exclusive to our recent Streets of Venice White Box Bundle, we’re slowly seeing people get around to assembling this building. John placement spanning a canal and linking two board sections is a really good idea and you can see a Gondola will pass below without issue. The family crest looks fantastic and I think the added vines to the rooftop garden is a clever finishing touch.

Thanks for sharing your work with us John!

That’s it for this week’s Monday Motivation. If you have a project you want to start or add to your tabletop setup. Then make sure you head over to the TTCombat webstore for a wide range of miniatures and scenery. If you have anything of ours that you’d like to see featured as a Monday Motivation post, then send us some photos to


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