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Offline dadlamassu

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Grandad and the boys - Greek Myths - Jason and Argonauts
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:51:15 PM »
One of my favourite "Classic" is the film "Jason and the Argonauts" and I also like the TV version.  Our children and grandchildren have been suitably indoctrinated.  Another favourite of the young ones (including grandad) is "One Million Years BC" and that might influence later additions. 

So my main project this year is to search for The Golden Fleece (and much more) depending what I find in the Lead Pile or cheaply at shows. 

Jason (Foundry and a Plastic one) with his crew.  A few more will be added later as they are a bit short of missile troops.




And in the bottom of a box was a resin hull base that I bought many years ago in a bargain bin of miscasts which with some card, paper, dowel, tinfoil and a Greek or Roman figure found in a charity shop became the "Argo"


Fully Crewed the Argo has taken down its mast and sail ready for action.


The stern with the statue of Hera and two plastic Greeks converted to make Ancaeus (axe) and Poeas (Champion Archer)


And, of course, The Golden Fleece


In the lead and plastic pile are more Greeks, Some Persians that will become King Aetees of Colchis, his army and citizens as well as Amazons and other humans, demihumans, gods, demigods and monsters. 





« Last Edit: April 28, 2018, 06:33:00 PM by dadlamassu »
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Re: Grandad and the boys - Greek and other myths
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 03:17:16 PM »
Great plan! Eagerly following. Rules? Of course, I'd suggest 7th Voyage. :)

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Re: Grandad and the boys - Greek and other myths
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 03:56:33 PM »
Great plan! Eagerly following. Rules? Of course, I'd suggest 7th Voyage. :)

Thanks.  We have our own club rules for fantasy skirmishes or we might use a modification of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit Strayegy Battle Game because we are all familiar with those.  I'm not familiar with 7th Voyage Rules.

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Re: Grandad and the boys - Greek and other myths
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 03:57:57 PM »
Yes, I'll look forward to watching your progress as well. Games set in the Greek mythological world are some of my favourites, and I wonder, sometimes, why it isn't more popular. After all, you have some of the world's best stories for inspiration, an unparalleled array of heroic types to either use or model one's own heroes after, and about the finest selection of foes to be found anywhere: who can't love harpies, minotaurs, gorgons, Grey Women, cyclopses, giants Laestrygonians...add in Harryhausen's creations and you're set.

Love how your figures and ship have turned out. I'm also curious what rules you intend to use. 7th Voyage is indeed great; Typhon is well worth a look also. Keep us posted on how you get along.

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Re: Grandad and the boys - Greek and other myths
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 05:15:01 PM »
And of coarse...

Offline dadlamassu

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Re: Grandad and the boys - Greek and other myths
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 06:53:06 PM »
Love how your figures and ship have turned out. I'm also curious what rules you intend to use. 7th Voyage is indeed great; Typhon is well worth a look also. Keep us posted on how you get along.

A short version of our rules are here http://www.morvalearth.co.uk/Fey%20Isle/Short%20Rules.htm

This version was used about 15 years ago and the rules have moved on since then. I am now making the Greek character and monster lists as the base rules are fine as they are for most games.  If you want the as they are PM me an e-mail address and I'll send a word copy of the base rules and spells.  Later in this thread I'll offer up the Greek Myth additions.

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Re: Grandad and the boys - Greek and other myths
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 05:22:40 PM »
Those look great and good for motivation. My wife gave me four packs of Foundry Argonauts for X-Mas.... oi! so many projects!
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The main enemy force is that of Aetees, King of Colchis and his forces. I looked at the Foundry figures but I really wanted a more diverse force than was on offer there. I have no idea what the historical inhabitants of Colchis looked like and so looked for figures that would look a bit like those in the classic film. First I looked in my Lead Mountain and then I looked online and settled of Warlord Games range of Achaemenid Persians backed by some Black Tree Design figures.

Here, from left to right are some of the main characters for our games:

King Aetees, Priestess of Hecate, Medusa (one of many guises I have), Medea as High Priestess of Hecate, two of the king's servants.


The Green Regiment


The Blue Regiment


The Archers led by a Ral Partha amazon now re-roled as one of the Princesses


the Hydra (one of two that I have)



Children of the Hydra
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Looking good.  Followig with interest.

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Re: Grandad and the boys - Greek Myths - Jason and Argonauts
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2018, 01:51:33 AM »
There's some good stuff here. I like what you did with the boat in particular. I had a chat with a few of my archaeologist friends last year and, for what its worth, they also thought that Achaemenid Persians were a good choice for the inhabitants of Colchis.
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Re: Grandad and the boys - Greek Myths - Jason and Argonauts
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2018, 03:25:09 AM »
Wonderful cast on a nice little project!
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