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Online ZeroTwentythree

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Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Halberdiers, etc.)
« on: February 19, 2015, 02:40:24 AM »
ACHTUNG: Like many people, many of my images were lost to Photobucket's change in hosting policy. Images are working again (through an alternate host) around PAGE 58.


I've been away from gaming (not by choice) for a while, and necessity required me to sell the bulk of my collection of figures. I'm trying to find a project to get back into, and I think that right now, solo gaming is going to be my only option. I'm not even certain if I will be able to manage that, but for now I am working on painting figures and adapting rules as time allows. Mind you, I have never done any solo gaming before, so this will involve a lot of experimentation.

Project Background: In addition to various odds & ends that remain in my collection, I still have about 90% of my WFB Marienburg (Empire-ish) army. Thus, I'm going with a fantasy project. I figure that an undead-ish nemesis would make a good "programmed" opponent for solo gaming. While I had started with the idea of an alternate Warhammer setting, what I'm ending up with is more like my own setting that happens to have some similarities to the Warhammer setting. My plan is to build a narrative and fight a campaign. I'm drawing a bit of inspiration from the old WFB campaign packs (Lichemaster, McDeath, etc.) Not in terms of the particulars, just the nostalgia for gaming a narrative campaign. Who knows, I may even end up creating my own humble campaign pack in that vein. I will not be using Warhammer rules (more on that later.)

Any feedback/suggestions/criticism on either gaming or painting is always welcomed.

I will start filling in the details in future updates. But since I know everyone comes here for the pictures, I will stop babbling and post a few of the things I’ve painted recently. (I'll post more pics of older, previously painted figures later.) These generally fall into two categories: finally finishing half-painted figures from years ago, or starting on minis for their undead-ish opponents.

I plan on keeping almost all of the undeadish army in dull, desaturated colors to contrast the more flamboyant mercenaries.
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Offline Argonor

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 02:45:20 AM »
Nice, crisp painting!  :)
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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 02:49:30 AM »
Your creations are WONDERFUL. The colors, vibrant or subdued, are BEAUTIFUL & fit the subjects perfectly. The brushwork is OUTSTANDING! VERY WELL DONE!
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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 03:51:57 AM »
Oooh, spicy miniatures. Great concept for solo gaming...I'll be interested to see where this goes!
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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2015, 03:58:35 AM »
Wonderful painting, can't wait to see what comes next.

One question- Fourth picture down what is the female miniature second from the left in black and gold?
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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 04:04:53 AM »
Very well done! Your dark troops are exquisite. What company makes the lady with the crow?

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 04:51:50 AM »
Thank you, everyone!

One question- Fourth picture down what is the female miniature second from the left in black and gold?

I can't remember. It was part of a give-away bag that I got at a convention. I think it may be from Reaper. The sculpting looks like Werner Klocke's work.



Very well done! Your dark troops are exquisite. What company makes the lady with the crow?

Wargames Foundry's Ancient German Women set.


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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2015, 05:26:24 AM »
Do you happen to remember where the blonde lass with the big anthropomorphic sword comes from?  I don't think I've seen that model before, but she would fit into one of my warbands quite well. 

I really like the almost monochromatic look you have for the undead.  Very cool. 
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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2015, 05:30:12 AM »
Beautiful paintjobs!

I particularly like what you've done with the undeadish folks' eyes. They are creepy!

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2015, 05:30:26 AM »
Do you happen to remember where the blonde lass with the big anthropomorphic sword comes from?  I don't think I've seen that model before, but she would fit into one of my warbands quite well. 

I really like the almost monochromatic look you have for the undead.  Very cool. 

I think she's a Celtos miniature.

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2015, 06:56:13 AM »
Wow, those are grand - Marienburghers, orcs AND the undeadish  8) 8) 8)

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 07:14:51 AM »
Beautiful brushwork and the tones on the Undead are sublime.
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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 10:40:33 AM »
holy crap o_o those ancient germans(???) look bloody amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2015, 11:12:44 AM »
Yeah - I'm impressed. And they contrast nicely with the rest.
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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (pending a better name)
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2015, 11:28:27 AM »
 :-* :-* :-* :-* Nice stuff, look forward to see what's next!

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