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Offline Schrumpfkopf

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2018, 10:18:37 PM »
Very nice building - I like how quick everything comes together here.
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Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2018, 10:26:49 PM »
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..


Ah. I understood the two human forces were arrayed against one another, my bad. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the Wytch's men. For some reason I instantly thought of the Black Company series when I read about mercenaries in her employ...

Also, I like the Moraine witch model too, for some reason though the gratuitous booty does make me laugh. I don't know if I expected butt icicles or what  ??? However, you sold me on the model - I think I might have to grab one at some point!
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Offline wolfkarl

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2018, 10:39:04 PM »
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
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Thank you, like you said pricey. She's $27 to the US. Yikes! :o
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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2018, 09:23:24 AM »
Ah. I understood the two human forces were arrayed against one another, my bad. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the Wytch's men. For some reason I instantly thought of the Black Company series when I read about mercenaries in her employ...

Also, I like the Moraine witch model too, for some reason though the gratuitous booty does make me laugh. I don't know if I expected butt icicles or what  ??? However, you sold me on the model - I think I might have to grab one at some point!

Ah I see. No all the humans are the same army they are just different contingents each wearing the colours of their lord the purple/blue are the Grand Dukes personal soldiers the red and white one of his barons I have one more contingent to go I'm thinking of green and yellow livery though yellow is never easy to paint well.

The Wytch's army is more barabaric and fantasical trolls, giants and barbarians probably the plastic frostgrave ones.

Yeah the Moraine witch is a nice model I suppose you could give her a grenn stuff icile skirt if you don't like the Beyoncé look.

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2018, 09:24:30 AM »
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

Thank you, like you said pricey. She's $27 to the US. Yikes! :o

yeah you have to really like her to buy her  :)

Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2018, 10:49:28 PM »
Another unit finished for the army this is The Ducal Guard. This one hundred strong heavy cavalry force are made up members of the Grand Duke’s extended family, sons of court nobles and second sons of the various country nobles as such they are the premier unit in the whole grand duchy. Every member of the guard receives a black cloak hence their alternative name, among the general populace, of Black Cloaks. Those members of the guard who distinguish themselves in combat are gifted a black wolf pelt to add to their cloak.

These guys are all Fireforge Teutonic Knights with no conversions apart from cutting down the overly long lances to a more manageable size.









and a quick shot of the grand Duke and all his guards


Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2018, 08:23:20 PM »
I’ve added another unit to my ever expanding army. This time we have some Freemen who live on the ducal lands  following the old ways practised by their Black Wolf tribe ancestors as hunters, woodsmen and fishermen. When war comes to the Grand Duchy these men will muster and join the army of the Grand Duchy as scouts, skirmishers and raiders.

This unit is mostly made up of Frostgrave soldiers with a few spare Wargames Factory Viking arms and heads, an old GW Mordhiem miniature and a Warlord games Celtic dog handler.










Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - first up a human army
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2018, 06:56:19 PM »
The penultimate unit (for now) for my Grand Duchy of the Black Wolf army the knights of Wolfsburg in their natty green and yellow livery. These are a mix of Conquest Games and Fireforge Games plastic knights. I thought I’d play around with photo taking for these guys staging the scene better and tried some filters in my editor to make them look more wintery.














Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - More knights
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2018, 12:05:12 AM »
Somebody say knights?  ;D

Great pics and the editing really came out well. Although time-intensive, you should consider applying similar effort to an AAR at some point. Are there Conquest knights in there too or just Fireforge models?

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Re: Diablo Jon does Generic Fantasy - More knights
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2018, 06:48:38 PM »
Somebody say knights?  ;D

Great pics and the editing really came out well. Although time-intensive, you should consider applying similar effort to an AAR at some point. Are there Conquest knights in there too or just Fireforge models?

Thanks.

The knights are from both makers the heads, arms and shields are very interchangeable between the two makes. Unfortunately you can't really swap bodies and horses as Conquest knights have the saddles moulded to the bodies and the Fireforge horses have the saddles moulded on. So a Fireforge Knight on a Conquest horse has no saddle while a Conquest knight on a Fireforge horse would have two saddles  :?.