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Offline PaulJB

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Antediluvian Islesmen
« on: November 29, 2020, 07:56:58 PM »
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Offline HappyChappy439

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 08:22:50 PM »
Nice work! Big fan of the Antediluvian sculpts!

Did you see that there's some more Islemen sets in the pipeline?

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 08:24:23 PM »
Looking good!
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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 08:57:15 PM »
Nice work! Big fan of the Antediluvian sculpts!

Did you see that there's some more Islemen sets in the pipeline?

No but i’m sure I’d be happy to add some more. I will add the Perry Irish at some point in the new year too.

Paul

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 09:21:36 PM »
Very nice  8)

Have you a ruleset in mind?

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 09:34:19 PM »
As I painted them primarily for the Wars of the Roses then Billhooks for small games, Hail Caesar, Impetus or To The Strongest for big games. Other options include Warlords of Erehwon, Songs of blades and Heroes or Lion Rampant.

Footsore are also talking about expanding their new Barons War rules back to the Dark Ages which will be another option once those go to print.

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2020, 11:09:25 PM »
As I painted them primarily for the Wars of the Roses then Billhooks for small games, Hail Caesar, Impetus or To The Strongest for big games. Other options include Warlords of Erehwon, Songs of blades and Heroes or Lion Rampant.

A wise move. It's what i tend to do but my preference is for multi basing which has it's limits rules wise.

Footsore are also talking about expanding their new Barons War rules back to the Dark Ages which will be another option once those go to print.


From what I saw of the pictures of the playtest games they were mostly done using 11th Century miniatures so I expect the base of what is needed for the 'Dark ages' is already written.

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2020, 08:12:41 AM »
Lovely paint job on them.

 I have quite a few for my Scots wars and really love them, need some more lights and archers very soon.

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2020, 04:25:26 PM »
A wise move. It's what i tend to do but my preference is for multi basing which has it's limits rules wise.

From what I saw of the pictures of the playtest games they were mostly done using 11th Century miniatures so I expect the base of what is needed for the 'Dark ages' is already written.

A couple of years ago I decided that all my 28mm figures would be singly based and I use sabots from warbases to give me the unit sizes I want, that way I can play skirmish games and big battle games as I like.

Offline SJWi

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2020, 04:56:54 PM »
Paul, I agree with using sabots and individually based figures. I used to base all my ancient/ medieval figures on Impetus size multi bases. I still use Warbases Impetus trays but with individually based figures. Yes it may cost £20-30 in Sabot bases but that is small beer compared to over £200 for figures plus shield decals and wire spears. The flexibility to re-use the figures with other rulesets is well worth the expense.

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2020, 05:06:43 PM »
I'm the opposite, I like my mini's to 'talk' to one another on multi bases. I think it's the residue of playing WAB for so many years  lol

All a personal choice and all equally as valid :)

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2020, 08:39:04 PM »
I'd like to continue driving this discussion off topic ( lol) by mentioning that I started off with individually mounted figures, then onto sabot bases and now I find myself preferring multi bases.

OT: What time frame are the Antediluvian figures suitable for?  My guess is 14th to 16th century, but are they appropriate for earlier?

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2020, 09:44:10 PM »
I'd like to continue driving this discussion off topic ( lol) by mentioning that I started off with individually mounted figures, then onto sabot bases and now I find myself preferring multi bases.

Sorry  lol [feels sheepish]

OT: What time frame are the Antediluvian figures suitable for?  My guess is 14th to 16th century, but are they appropriate for earlier?

When they were originally commissioned by David Imrie for Claymore Castings they were meant for around the time of Otterburn. Basically their are two types of Ribalds. A more generic (Scots?) type and an Irish type......

Scots Types:(excuse the satin finish- half way varnished)



Irish Types/Early(ish) Kern:



Offline James Morris

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Re: Antediluvian Islesmen
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2020, 11:07:24 PM »
Those are superb paint jobs and minis!

 

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