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Offline Schrumpfkopf

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2018, 11:01:38 PM »
Nice mix of minis and makes - it all comes well together with the 2 colour scheme. Excellent unit. What games are you planning for?
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Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2018, 07:32:17 AM »
Nice mix of minis and makes - it all comes well together with the 2 colour scheme. Excellent unit. What games are you planning for?

Thanks

 I'm planning to use the "Legions of Battle" rules by Crusader publishing  https://crusaderpublishing.com/legions-of-battle-fantasy-rules/ not a particularly popular rule set that play a lot like older versions or WFB.  They are a very generic (and have a nice list of unit traits) giving me pretty much free reign to create what ever units I want. Units are made up of 4-6 stands rather than individual basing which I quite like. I plan to use left over miniatures from the various armies to make SoBH wrbands for skirmish gaming in the future.

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2018, 08:18:06 AM »
I have wondered about Legions of Battle.  I think March Attack, also by Crusader Publishing is a great set of rules.  I also read the old play-through example of the Crusader Rules for ancient warfare which seemed old fashioned but a solid set of rules (https://crusaderpublishing.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/crusaderexampleofplay.pdf)
I imagiune the fantasy rules should be good.

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2018, 03:21:02 PM »
These look great! I especially love the Nordburg guys. Very thematic and beautiful painting.

As for rules, TooFatLardies are seemingly working on a Tolkien-esque fantasy game, so that that may be worth checking out when they publish it.

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2018, 04:28:31 PM »
This is wonderful and thank you for sharing. If I had more time I'd embark on my own adventure to Generica. Please keep the paint blog a rolling. A great little gem.
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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2018, 10:06:02 PM »
Thanks guys glad you like them.

Next unit up for the army of the grand duchy are the Nordburg heavy cavalry. Made up of Noble knights with feudal obligations and men-at-arms who are non noble paid soldiers. The heavy cavalry are the grand duchyís elite soldiers and the battle winners. Like the militia the heavy cavalry provide their own equipment so can vary in appearance they also tend to create their own livery using the colours of their barony.

These guys are a mixture of Fireforge and Conquest games knights which I think fit pretty well together. The parts from both sets are pretty interchangeable even the heads use the same fixing method which gives more options for modelling.



There are more close ups of the knights, for those interested, on my blog here

https://jonsotherwargamesblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/nordburg-knights/

Here's a shot of the whole Nordburg contingent of the army




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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2018, 02:08:42 AM »
You are really quick aren't you? Great units, keep them coming!

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2018, 07:30:57 AM »
You are really quick aren't you? Great units, keep them coming!

So my wife tells me...mmm I mean I had a backlog of stuff I had painted up but only photographed recently to post up. Things will slow down a bit now. I have one unit half painted and two more built but not even undercoated and two more units that haven't even left the sprue yet so more to come but not as the same rate.

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2018, 08:04:51 AM »
Very nice painting style and nice figure builds!
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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2018, 09:44:04 PM »
I should have been painting up more infantry for my Grand Duchy army but I got side tracked thinking about the opposition army I will build next to face them. I end up writing a background piece for Isolda the Winter Wytch which is here for those interested

https://jonsotherwargamesblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/10/isolda-the-winter-wytch/

It got me so enthused I decided to put paint on the miniature I had chosen to represent the Winter Wytch this afternoon.









now I need to get back to painting the Grand Dukes foot guards.

Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2018, 09:45:45 PM »
Another unit finished this time the Grand Dukes Foot Guards. The Grand Duke maintains a standing force of 500 footmen half of whom are crossbowmen. The foot guards are responsible for guarding the Grand Dukeís palace and his family during peace time and providing the backbone of the Duchyís infantry in war time.

These miniatures are basically a box of Fireforge Teutonic infantry straight out of the box with one or two head swaps from the Fireforge Templar set for variety.








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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2018, 09:08:08 PM »
Having decided to go down the route of two winter based armies I realised I donít really have any winter terrain. I have two dozen winter trees, the sort that go in model Christmas villages, I picked up in the local garden centre in after Christmas sale and a white cloth other than that nothing. So looking around my box of terrain modelling stuff I found this resin building I had bought for a long defunct Mordhiem project. I had already attempted to ruin it for Mordhiem so I decided to paint it up and winterize it for my new project.

Coaching Inns are common on the roads that cross the Grand Duchy but this has sadly been sacked by barbarian raiders working for the Winter Wytch.










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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2018, 11:52:28 AM »
That's some great terrain there. Love the two contrasting forces as well. Some battle shots are required soon, I think ;)
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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2018, 05:52:17 PM »
You're project is very nice. I really like the Winter Wytch, is this a conversion?

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2018, 09:29:34 PM »
That's some great terrain there. Love the two contrasting forces as well. Some battle shots are required soon, I think ;)

Thanks. Need to paint up some of the Winter Wytch's army first, before I can get some battle shots, at the moment she is in a rather exclusive army of one..

You're project is very nice. I really like the Winter Wytch, is this a conversion?

No not a conversion she is from Mierce Miniatures Darklands range and is called Skaadi, Moraine Sorcerer. Mierce have some lovely miniatures but they have some hefty prices to go with them. Normally I wouldn't spend as much as I did on one (slightly larger than man sized) miniature but she just fitted what I wanted so perfectly I bit the bullet and shelled out for her.

Here's the link to Mierce Miniatures http://mierce-miniatures.com/index.php?act=pro&pre=mrm_dkl_fmr_blr_wcf_961_000