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Author Topic: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (played a game)  (Read 178813 times)

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Goat Riding Hobbit Sorceress)
« Reply #1245 on: January 04, 2020, 09:12:55 PM »
Nice work nonetheless. The gems in particular. And is that a custom tuft in the front?
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Goat Riding Hobbit Sorceress)
« Reply #1246 on: January 05, 2020, 05:34:42 AM »
Nice work nonetheless. The gems in particular. And is that a custom tuft in the front?

Thank you. I am a student of the 'Eavy Metal school of gem painting.  lol

The flowery tufts on all my minis the past couple of years are from a sample pack from http://shadowsedgeminis.com/ that had something like 8 different colors included and I'm running out. But I've been extremely happy with them and need to order full packs of several of my favorite colors. (Sounds like an advert, but honestly just an endorsement for something I bought & liked.)


A contrast to the previous hobbit -- One a member of civilized and courtly society, the other a spirit of wild nature. This second one is from Reaper. This mage may hitch a ride with her animal companion for short sprints around the battlefield, but might not be the standard sort of cavalry. Both intended to function as mounted spellcasters from a gaming standpoint.


Offline Mallo

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Goat Riding Hobbit Sorceress)
« Reply #1247 on: January 05, 2020, 11:28:20 AM »
Love the goat rider. The gem is indeed fantastic!

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Hobbit & Troll spellcasters)
« Reply #1248 on: January 08, 2020, 06:06:50 AM »
Thank you!


Continuing to wrap up half finished figures from last year when I should be focusing on painting the wood elves I'm doing for the Old World Army Challenge this year! (I am making progress on the elves...)

Troll shaman by Artizan Designs, from North Star. I previously posted a comparison shot -- this troll is a little smaller than the Satyr & Marauder trolls, but given that he's squatting and I imagine trolls as being heterogeneous in size and shape (as humans are) I think this is within reason.

Not the best painting -- I think I'd choose a different color palette if I were to do it again.


Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Wood Elves & a Tree)
« Reply #1249 on: January 28, 2020, 04:58:47 AM »
The 2020 Old World Army Challenge is ON. Pics and words about my January entry here:

https://oldworldarmychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/zerotwentythrees-january-wood-elves-278.html

I got more than expected done in January, which is just what I needed to pick me up from a disappointing December. I had planned on painting a unit of archers, but ended up with...




Offline Pinguinbaer

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Wood Elves & a Tree)
« Reply #1250 on: January 28, 2020, 09:31:06 AM »
Wow, those are wonderfull miniatures! I really like your color scheme. Probably I have to get my tree huggers out of the box to paint them...  lol

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Wood Elves & a Tree)
« Reply #1251 on: January 28, 2020, 09:40:19 AM »
Well done!

What is a harp but a multi-stringed bow? Pragmatic, yo. (I also loled at your beast master/bear write up.)

Offline guitarheroandy

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Wood Elves & a Tree)
« Reply #1252 on: January 28, 2020, 12:43:56 PM »
Love the darker scheme on those Elves - gritty and makes them seem more dangerous (even if the harp thing does make one feel that, on the whole, they'd rather be singing...)

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Wood Elves & a Tree)
« Reply #1253 on: January 29, 2020, 09:11:03 AM »
Stop that, stop that! You're not going to do a song while I'm here. Now listen lad, in twenty minutes you're getting married to a girl whose father owns the biggest tracts of open land in Britain.

Offline Maddoc

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Wood Elves & a Tree)
« Reply #1254 on: January 29, 2020, 12:42:47 PM »
Stop that, stop that! You're not going to do a song while I'm here. Now listen lad, in twenty minutes you're getting married to a girl whose father owns the biggest tracts of open land in Britain.

But I don't want land, I want Marauder Elves!

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Wood Elves & a Tree)
« Reply #1255 on: January 31, 2020, 12:19:44 AM »
 lol Thanks for the laughs!

I will have to keep the idea of the harp as a weapon in mind too. Warharp? Repeating shortbow?

Offline Gallahad

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Wood Elves & a Tree)
« Reply #1256 on: February 01, 2020, 07:56:38 PM »
Lovely old school elves! Thanks for sharing.

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (Wood Elves & a Tree)
« Reply #1257 on: February 02, 2020, 11:26:47 PM »
I actually played a game. Just a small one. Finally tried a solo game of Dragon Rampant.



More on my blog... https://www.zerotwentythree.com/2020/02/ambushed-by-trolls-preface.html

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (played a game)
« Reply #1258 on: February 03, 2020, 12:34:49 PM »
Interesting method of using reaction for both sides. Maybe more nuanced reactions for one side and free reign play for the other?

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Marienburg vs. the Undeadish (played a game)
« Reply #1259 on: February 03, 2020, 11:33:41 PM »
The hobbits weren't so much programmed reactions, as they were common sense given their abilities and the fact that the trolls plan was obvious enough that it could be assumed as a given.

I was really surprised at how well the militia could fight off the trolls in a head-on fight. (And I even took away their wall of spears ability.)