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Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Treant 31/10/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 13, 2020, 06:07:03 PM
Once my local book shop re-opened, I ordered an assortment of books including Oathmark.

Here is my brief review of the game.
https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/08/oathmark-review.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/08/oathmark-review.html)
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w6_-lyoZKYs/Xz2a-ONgG_I/AAAAAAAAG0M/sKeyr1Z_CAwAJu8_Pjdnv_qZb1c_Wr1SACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/oathmark-book.png)

For those not wanting to click the link, I was intrigued by the rules, and filled with more enthusiasm than sense, I picked up a couple (more) boxes of Fireforge historicals from a model shop.

I then ran out of bases, so for a not-Colours order I bought a few boxes (and bases) from North Star.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g0iqdiDOZpE/X0n0vuH8btI/AAAAAAAAG48/IdW-BTJCMMMxo0Rqw3eiS-JlAL6A0bUZgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/notcolours2020.png)

Hopefully this thread will chronicle the building of mighty armies and their battles.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 13/09/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 13, 2020, 06:15:56 PM
Basing
Oathmark works with 25mm square bases for infantry (with a maximum frontage of five bases). Now I have a lot of assembled (but unpainted) Frostgrave figures, all on 25mm round bases.

Luckily Renedra have an elegant solution -  sabot bases.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-spTQBIGfkRg/X0n0XGZp2pI/AAAAAAAAG4o/Fi1cQFUByhcOMZJkVJgWiHVYQ5An2NjugCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/sabot1.png)
Other companies have similar bases (I am looking at getting some from Products For Wargamers which have three 50mm round holes for larger figures - they are in MDF).


Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 13/09/2020
Post by: Sir_Theo on September 13, 2020, 06:39:44 PM
I look forward to seeing your project develop.

I just picked up Battlesworn, and it has some interest additions to the game (Riverine craft and a different type of campaign primarily)  ive not played Oathsworn yet but it has a lot of elements I like.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 13/09/2020
Post by: Historiker on September 13, 2020, 11:10:39 PM
Just today I also used the word "intriguing" in regards to Oathmark, so I will follow your thread with high interest :)

The "Lots of 25mm Round Skirmish Minis" situation also applies to me, so I might get myself some of those Renedra Trays though I am thinking of eventually trying to play the game with the classic 20mm squares bases (which might depend on some feedback I might get in my questions thread about Oathmark).

Godspeed for your new project, I can absolutely relate to all of a sudden having begun a new one. Your phrase "filled with more enthusiasm than sense" perfecty describes a phenomenon very well known to me  ;)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 13/09/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 14, 2020, 08:44:10 PM
Thanks Historiker, only just seen this.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 13/09/2020
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 14, 2020, 09:22:17 PM
I highly recommend Products for Wargamers as a supplier. I have always had excellent customer service and quality products from them, both in person at Crisis and via post. They are also the most affordable I found for the 25mm sabot trays.

Now I am looking forward to seeing how your project comes along Ultravanillasmurf!
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 13/09/2020
Post by: Historiker on September 14, 2020, 10:20:24 PM
Really looking forward to seeing your armies, be they Gnolls or others, as I am quite fond of the design direction of the North Star miniatures lines.

Particularly interested seeing the Elf Light Infantry as the only thing having kept me from buying those was that I hope that Northstar will release some Human Rangers eventually. We all know from Rangers of Shadow Deep that they do know how to get these right!

Oathmark really had a rough start due to it being released right in the middle of this whole global mess but I do think that there is great potential there and that Osprey are correct in having it positioned as one of their main games.

As said: All the best for the project!

Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 14, 2020, 05:29:21 PM
So, here is my first rank of Gnoll Linebreakers.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J-RyY7Mqp4Q/X4Yhn76V7fI/AAAAAAAAHI8/-0a7oIQCjJo0PK7g4WL4F3x9jVI8UVBfACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/gnoll-linebreaker-1.png)
Out of the box Frostgrave Gnolls with some Green stuff details and Anvil Renaissance Pauldrons.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gh5bBjnmA44/X4Yhn1zvnnI/AAAAAAAAHJA/5Clt4ij_yKQXSZLmQSoUf8y9i3ki7DIOgCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/gnoll-linebreaker-2.png)

Another two ranks of Gnoll Infantry to assemble, but lots to paint.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Historiker on October 14, 2020, 06:33:16 PM
Really like the pauldrons. Takes away the "We are D&D villains" vibe and makes them look like an organized fighting force!
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 14, 2020, 07:56:19 PM
Thanks.

If I was to do them again I would have added some armour to their chests (I only decided to up-armour them after assembly).

They do have some added armour on the backs.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Historiker on October 14, 2020, 08:15:47 PM
Very cool that you are already diving into the other unit types apart from the run-of-the-mill warriors. So far I have not assembled a single linebreaker.

Currently I am thinking that I might just use my square human infantry shields on some of the dwarf infantry to identify them as warriors instead of soldiers. Don't really like the Heavy Infantry Dwarf kit (too playful armour, too "evil dwarf-y" for me).

Will you do a whole Gnoll army or just several Gnoll units to use in a wider kingdom?
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 15, 2020, 05:23:20 PM
Very cool that you are already diving into the other unit types apart from the run-of-the-mill warriors. So far I have not assembled a single linebreaker.
Thanks.
A couple of the Linebreakers were from my original build when I bought my first box for Frostgrave (I do need to find Into the Breeding Pits sometime).
So they were to reduce the number of figures I needed and to make the army slightly different.
Will you do a whole Gnoll army or just several Gnoll units to use in a wider kingdom?
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g0iqdiDOZpE/X0n0vuH8btI/AAAAAAAAG48/IdW-BTJCMMMxo0Rqw3eiS-JlAL6A0bUZgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/notcolours2020.png)
Well I ended up ordering two more boxes from North Star in August.

Because of the way you can build armies, I am building small armies that can be combined into larger armies. I have not planned beyond the initial 550 points really.

I do intend to build as much as I can for a Gnoll army.

I have Gnoll Soldiers, Archers and Linebreakers. Warriors might well need more Pauldrons from Anvil, or bits from the Skeletons.

Not sure how to build Spears, the bows are held horizontally so they would need wrist work. I might use the two handed spear arm.

I have one Snow Troll (Heresy), and need to order some more.

I am planning on building some Spellcasters (using the great Sword arms).

The Demon Renders included some armoured digitigrade legs which would be good for Command/Champion figures.

Plastic Hyenas would be great (but unlikely) so might use the wolves from the goblins set (if available separately).
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 15, 2020, 05:31:21 PM
Currently I am thinking that I might just use my square human infantry shields on some of the dwarf infantry to identify them as warriors instead of soldiers. Don't really like the Heavy Infantry Dwarf kit (too playful armour, too "evil dwarf-y" for me).
That is a good idea. I was wondering about using pavises or some Roman shields.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Jack Hooligan on October 15, 2020, 06:26:35 PM
So, how could the other frostgrave unit boxes be used besides gnolls for orcs? the human soldiers seem obvious, but what about the barbarians? the knights maybe sprinkled around as champions for units?
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 15, 2020, 08:04:09 PM
So, how could the other frostgrave unit boxes be used[?]
I have not thought much beyond the primary Oathmark Infantry box for that faction (Fireforge Northmen faction are self contained).

Selected Frostgrave Soldiers would work as Militia and Rangers, others will work as Spellcasters and command. The Knights will be cover Warrior and Linebreakers.

Barbarians, interesting thought - possibly Warrior, Ranger and Linebreaker (hardy barbarians scorn armour,  they do not need it). Alternatively reduce the Defence value.

Possible expansions?
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ogrob on October 15, 2020, 08:05:44 PM
Barbarians could use orc stats.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 15, 2020, 08:54:31 PM
Barbarians could use orc stats.
Interesting thought.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 16, 2020, 07:44:22 PM
So, having seen the suggestion about using Frostgrave Soldiers, here is a Town Militia for the minimum points value.

Human Captain
Town Guard:
Two ranks of Spears
Two ranks of Archers
Five ranks of Militia

The plan is to use Oathmark Human spear arms and possibly Oathmark Dwarf shields.


Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Historiker on October 16, 2020, 08:49:49 PM
Great idea!

However when you say "soldiers" do you mean the old Frostgrave Soldiers Box or the newer ones (Knights and Specialists)?

I ask because I found that the soldiers of the old set are a tad smaller than the newer ones.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 16, 2020, 09:56:42 PM
I mean the original ones (except for the Champion).

I had not noticed the difference, saying that I seem to have used all my stock, so I will add a box to my next North Star order.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Historiker on October 16, 2020, 10:57:46 PM
Yes, there definitely is such a thing as "a North Star order" now  lol

I was quite happy when I found out that the German company Miniaturicum carries the North Star products in Germany. Before that the postage costs were horrendous  for me  ;)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 14/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 17, 2020, 01:22:13 PM
I ask because I found that the soldiers of the old set are a tad smaller than the newer ones.
Here is a comparison shot.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g3LxL7dtIbg/X4rixUtOUZI/AAAAAAAAHJ0/VvahvIKFqgw02ykRb-Z-awMF7T8-VKbfACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/oathmarkfrostgravecompare.png)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 17/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 17, 2020, 01:31:37 PM
An Elf mini-army.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VHOqvDy4peI/X4rjlNg3ymI/AAAAAAAAHJ8/2w1hwe2YRGAV8iiXXK-o2JqqZ5kQAUOnQCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/elf-mini-army-1.png)
An all Elf Ranger force.

The box set contains six ranks of figures, so by dropping one rank of Rangers and the few stragglers, an alternative force can be built by adding one rank of Pathguard and a Level One Spellcaster.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oVyNbNh5YHI/X4rjlHncyeI/AAAAAAAAHKA/y5HpzN2CTagFC6EbHdp4yXGycm5-VnduQCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/elf-mini-army-2.png)

The Gnoll mini army is still waiting for two ranks of Gnoll Soldiers.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xKouJePgx-o/X4rjlbQj1II/AAAAAAAAHKE/e550s5bodrsX9j2myKpM0RocbZhfHzGjwCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/gnoll-mini-army-1.png)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 17/10/2020
Post by: Historiker on October 17, 2020, 02:05:30 PM
Wow! That is some great project progress!

You certainly could play your test game right now  8)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 24/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 24, 2020, 03:29:04 PM
So the first Gnoll was painted on the 9th of September (having been assembled shortly after the box set was released).

Here is the first painted Linebreaker, and the second painted Gnoll (so that is 45 days per figure).
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0KlW2YP02RA/X5Q_ICFb6DI/AAAAAAAAHKw/ck5RMvfJDj0mLMamfsCbW58o-sFUAqU6wCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/gnoll-linebreaker-1-1.png)

So, my Gnoll Mini-army is forty figures, two are painted so that is 38 figures so the mini army should be painted in 1,710 days (or about four and a half years).

Here is a view of the added armour.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-82u9aKDv0XA/X5Q_IOajYPI/AAAAAAAAHKs/raM9C85ACdwK-hszmO2WvDeAZQKMykM-ACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/gnoll-linebreaker-1-2.png)

And the entire painted army (so far).
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5Phq8oWDDs4/X5Q_I6wyWuI/AAAAAAAAHK0/jrJpQodMCAMMcCGs12nm2tZtqK7WRSrawCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/gnoll-linebreaker-1-4.png)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 24/10/2020
Post by: Historiker on October 24, 2020, 03:59:53 PM
Like the colour palette and the toned down metal! This army will look great!
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 24/10/2020
Post by: marcusluis on October 26, 2020, 01:41:39 AM
I'm waiting for the undead stuff.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark 24/10/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 26, 2020, 08:27:34 AM
Thanks.

Yes, the Undead will be another distraction (the Gnolls are having to compete with some FireForge medieval for Oathmark painting time at the moment).
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - developing the kingdoms 03/11/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 03, 2020, 07:28:28 PM
So while I wait for the Undead to start scraping on the door, some developing details of the human kingdoms of my currently unnamed world.

The main armies are the three Northern Kingdoms.

All three have distinctive kit and style.

Kingdom One
Kingdom one has extensive grass lands and so can field more cavalry than its neighbours.

The average soldier wears a long Brigandine coat and an almost conical helm.

Infantry tends toward spears or swords.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mEIDQy9TiUs/X6CKK5wseQI/AAAAAAAAHOw/7M1i5anjh9U8f7yd0CqV0NVzFhSCg4ynwCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/northmen-spears-1.png)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qdm1aD9iC2U/X6CKK6L5lXI/AAAAAAAAHO0/AJpPssQLKTw5F1V2ZTrS7uu31vOi1pGoACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/northmen-swords-1.png)

The other two kingdoms are the result of a schism between a single kingdom. This means that they do have some commonality in equipment (a shorter brigandine to their neighbours) but distinctive helmets.

Kingdom Two
Kingdom two infantry sport a reinforced helm.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Nf2wrnHT9cY/Xgo4TcZwVMI/AAAAAAAAGBs/sF1tFe6CqmsfXxB5VsmbRJ0npDWMxqjPgCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/oathmark-1-1.png)
They tend to have a lot of archers.

Kingdom Three
Kingdom three has less archers, but their infantry sport a wider flatter helm that provides protection from arrows.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AT19ND5eQbg/X6CHuomPMwI/AAAAAAAAHOc/7mAR-U-VREUosRMnNSdjxg6PQFvlGTiOQCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/human-infantry-ah-3.png)
The soldiers tend to use spiked maces rather than swords.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-x-d7vKfwkk4/X6CHuq-l9eI/AAAAAAAAHOg/78hyOyf1dxEcQsyg--r1ood0GzgOGUMNgCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/human-infantry-ah-2.png)

Northern Tribes
North of these kingdoms there are various disparate groups, which occasionally band together and strike south.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Iq0lLx0dFD4/X6Gt8AN195I/AAAAAAAAHQY/ocvoJAupvCAoXYDRFa5hLr-ZaKOru9RqQCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/wildlings-1.png)
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z2QjR2cYLFM/WH5OXrPTdNI/AAAAAAAABws/hyKLZSC9jWQ_qu5USxPOxj4yqrU6u_OTwCLcB/s1600/frostgrave10.png)

Southern Kingdoms
South there are numerous kingdoms.
They have various types of infantry and archers.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e5iVL2MUEHE/X0DAiZsSFcI/AAAAAAAAG0s/2gMJbstS94UynYL5KDPikeIZwUFfPsEFQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/deusvult-compare2.png)

They also have more warriors in heavy armour, and the warmer climes allow for more and heavier cavalry.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - developing the kingdoms 03/11/2020
Post by: Historiker on November 03, 2020, 09:09:58 PM
Your efforts put me to shame!

Love the fact that you make up backgrounds!
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - developing the kingdoms 03/11/2020
Post by: sir_shvantselot on November 03, 2020, 10:38:46 PM
Lovely stuff. Could you put an Oathmark human next to a Fireforge not Stark infantryman?
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - developing the kingdoms 03/11/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 03, 2020, 10:39:44 PM
Your efforts put me to shame!

Love the fact that you make up backgrounds!
Thanks, though I have not got much painted.

Backgrounds are easier than painting ^__^.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - developing the kingdoms 03/11/2020
Post by: BZ on November 03, 2020, 10:47:53 PM
Nice background story, looking forward too read and see more!
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - developing the kingdoms 03/11/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 03, 2020, 10:51:10 PM
Lovely stuff. Could you put an Oathmark human next to a Fireforge not Stark infantryman?

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-R1WkKwzeMrY/X0DnaaWi9zI/AAAAAAAAG2w/fHMRIAvy0XYEK7GMO6vRU4QwOfGdaZSCQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/deusvult-compare1.png)
Fireforge Foot Sergeant, Fireforge Northman, Fireforge Medieval Archer and Oathmark Human Infantry.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7sNCz1z8g7Q/X6Hd_xwzPmI/AAAAAAAAHQk/FgIL2SGLtqYIpvZpcuZYh5DAiTDkPafnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/oathmarkfireforgecompare-1.png)

I do not have a standing (the Oathmark figure in the other photograph is advancing) Oathmark figure with the Oathmark head to hand. The Oathmark figure above has an Anvil head.

The Fireforge  Forgotten Realm figures are taller (the oath mark figure has a base), but not so much that you cannot use them together (well I am using them together).
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Southern Kingdoms 08/11/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 08, 2020, 05:11:26 PM
The Southern Kingdoms have more Warrior units. Their armour is better made and they are better trained than the Northern Rank and File.

The main differentiation between the Southern Kingdoms is in helmet and shield design. Their armour is not as well suited to northern climes, and the troops tend to suffer because of it.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SFwIAv92qj0/X6gdm4XglKI/AAAAAAAAHRA/iQqwXb_b8UQsfl9khDQh2Dmw7eLxtuCKwCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/dv-knights-1.png)

Work in progress Fireforge Templar Infantry (from one sprue, except one head which I got from another sprue). The Templar and Teutonic Infantry boxes contain two each of identical sprues and the respective Command Sprue.

I did not get any painting done this weekend - I started off building a rank of Northern Alliance Warriors, got distracted by some Barbarian Spearmen (using the Northern Alliance spears), then further distracted with the idea of a column versus line attack of Gnolls versus Elf Rangers so needed another twenty Gnoll Soldiers, then wondered about a Gnoll Spell Caster which meant I needed to gets some bits off the Cultist sprue - but while I was was looking at the sprue I thought, well I will need a Necromancer (I have a GW plastic one somewhere but hey) so put one of those together then needed a body guard of Cultists...
https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/08/deus-vult-templar-and-teutonic-infantry.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/08/deus-vult-templar-and-teutonic-infantry.html)

Of course no matter how brave your knights are, they need to have the support of some archers.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8UD_eKvkiBM/X6gdu_ffHFI/AAAAAAAAHRI/K5E8_dJg6EkX0gp-3NwE8UbP7-rAGgufACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/dv-archers-1.png)
More work in progress Fireforge - built using the components of one Medieval Archer and one Foot Sergeant sprue. These sprues have the same bodies, just different weapons.
https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/08/deus-vult-foot-sergeants-and-medieval.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/08/deus-vult-foot-sergeants-and-medieval.html)

To differentiate between the Southern Kingdoms, the knights have different helmets, in this case Anvil Industries Sallet helmets.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-njRE19SeG5U/X6gdszgz9gI/AAAAAAAAHRE/9LQuBzuUZhgS4Aujlr9MFLZyUxxESKeogCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/human-knights-ah-1.png)
More work in progress, and using the same bodies as above. To give a consistent weapons appearance, they use the Oathmark Elf Light Infantry arms.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - developing the kingdoms 03/11/2020
Post by: sir_shvantselot on November 10, 2020, 09:47:10 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-R1WkKwzeMrY/X0DnaaWi9zI/AAAAAAAAG2w/fHMRIAvy0XYEK7GMO6vRU4QwOfGdaZSCQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/deusvult-compare1.png)
Fireforge Foot Sergeant, Fireforge Northman, Fireforge Medieval Archer and Oathmark Human Infantry.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7sNCz1z8g7Q/X6Hd_xwzPmI/AAAAAAAAHQk/FgIL2SGLtqYIpvZpcuZYh5DAiTDkPafnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/oathmarkfireforgecompare-1.png)

I do not have a standing (the Oathmark figure in the other photograph is advancing) Oathmark figure with the Oathmark head to hand. The Oathmark figure above has an Anvil head.

The Fireforge  Forgotten Realm figures are taller (the oath mark figure has a base), but not so much that you cannot use them together (well I am using them together).

Really useful. Thanks!
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Infantry 29/11/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 29, 2020, 06:10:20 PM
So here is the first of the Skeleton Infantry.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4Kz-hYP4vEI/X8Pc_-mDVRI/AAAAAAAAHVQ/el8upzjjjNERzdXHrpN0Wy2GImiTrEBDQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/skeleton-15.png)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BCFseD4nBvs/X8Pc_PtX4EI/AAAAAAAAHVA/XA5i7bG18s8S7A5JEmWQcKrcr3x5UyfawCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/skeleton-11.png)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uFfg78_J8CI/X8Pc_IAQjFI/AAAAAAAAHVE/hHFe3zuav1wB6WS9QvQwy502HHpqyotZQCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/skeleton-12.png)

More details and sprue photographs here: https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/11/oathmark-skeleton-infantry.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/11/oathmark-skeleton-infantry.html)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Infantry 29/11/2020
Post by: sir_shvantselot on November 29, 2020, 09:38:47 PM
What were the Skeletons like to assemble? Iím finding the Wargames Atlantic ones a bit fiddly. Lovely models. But fiddly.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Infantry 29/11/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 29, 2020, 10:54:45 PM
What were the Skeletons like to assemble?
They went together very easily. The key thing to be aware of is the shoulder joints are ball and socket rather the flat surface of all the other Oathmark/Frostgrave figures.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qS0QFMeETiY/X8PbVm47mKI/AAAAAAAAHUg/uhwcU-B_YtQpollbjE9zgNhi9FfsgmPhgCLcBGAsYHQ/s607/skeleton-2.png)
It is worth checking the left arms you use, the left socket on at least one of the bodies is positioned so that choice of arm is limited.

I used plenty of Tamiya thin liquid poly (the one I use on the Rubicon ABS kits) to ensure that the joint is solid. The rest of the figure (base and head) were added using Humbrol liquid poly.

I will see if I can get a photograph of the sockets.

The weapon arm does flex rather a lot, you do need to support it when painting only because it springs around.


Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Infantry 29/11/2020
Post by: BZ on November 30, 2020, 04:17:07 PM
Really nice paintjob!
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Infantry 29/11/2020
Post by: sir_shvantselot on November 30, 2020, 07:22:08 PM
Very informative. Thanks. Wonder if compatible with Wargames Atlantic
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Infantry 29/11/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 30, 2020, 10:34:10 PM
Thanks all
Wonder if compatible with Wargames Atlantic
Unfortunately I do not have them.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Infantry /2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 07, 2020, 10:57:41 PM
First Northern Kingdom soldier with an alternative head.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Okvq67OWR1U/X86v2CMU6cI/AAAAAAAAHWE/Xtsyw-04iQIeaD09730t-MMjy6yoTSD5gCLcBGAsYHQ/s522/human-infantry-ah-7.png)
Fitted with an Anvil Industries Brodie Head, this soldier is the first of one of the three Northern Kingdoms to be painted.
The pose looks a bit odd because there will be a shield fitted later.

Here is a comparison shot with an "out of the box" Oathmark soldier.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7ELUo2weZw0/X86v9qJbayI/AAAAAAAAHWM/jC2QAQOTPjUjCaFfKoD785vPyC7jeO8YACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/human-infantry-ah-8.png)

These two kingdoms have a common origin, with similar design armour and equipment.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Infantry /2020
Post by: killshot on December 08, 2020, 11:36:49 AM
Great project so far, really shows the versatility of all the plastic kits available. 

Those Anvil Industries sallet helmets are new to me, definitely keeping that in mind for future projects.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Infantry 29/11/2020
Post by: JollyBob on December 08, 2020, 02:12:39 PM
Wonder if compatible with Wargames Atlantic

I've just used some spare Oathmark arms and a head on a spare WA body, went together no problem. The WA skellies are a wee bit chunkier though.

Excellent work in this thread, some nice kitbashes.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Revenant Infantry 19/12/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 19, 2020, 05:09:03 PM
Just to show that I can concentrate on one army at a time, here is the first Revenant Warrior.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-49CZcOVNy4M/X9vg0X4fnlI/AAAAAAAAHY4/LoTDrszvzrQVeNJtKwhteBc_B8ojU1GpgCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/revenentinfantry-1-5.png)

Sprue photographs are available on the Fireforge website, and on my blog:https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/12/fireforge-living-dead-warriors.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/12/fireforge-living-dead-warriors.html)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Goblin Infantry and Human Knights 21/12/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 21, 2020, 06:30:34 PM
First painted Goblin.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--oxBsDv68hs/X-DjAlC5haI/AAAAAAAAHbA/vuFRi4PTQnY7_wcxeSXAnmRFxYVZ8T8-gCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/goblin-1-1.png)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cUkpo38C0qk/X-DjBR3URyI/AAAAAAAAHbQ/MuxBKFvVQsAiFN_Na7sha-zws73-QqTmgCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/goblin-1-5.png)

More and sprue pictures here: https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/12/oathmark-goblins.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/12/oathmark-goblins.html)

Two Knights to command forces.
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(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v_O-sAKjjw0/X-Dbx-0O1lI/AAAAAAAAHZ0/jfYQRwU6hgk8jfE8ztlXnLaT0LAau9C_QCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/knights-2-5.png)

Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Undead Forces 28/12/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 28, 2020, 01:37:42 PM
Joriff the Necromancer leads his undead hordes to battle.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Conxrvb8Ppw/X-nbQ8AW-5I/AAAAAAAAHfY/74ycRJ9dUeMQf63JXJ34OjLdHm0EX-0ZACLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/necromancer-1-4.png)

Quote
CUT!
Can you two, yes, you on the end, please stop gossiping!
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Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Undead Forces 28/12/2020
Post by: Ogrob on December 28, 2020, 01:45:30 PM
Joriff the Necromancer leads his undead hordes to battle.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Conxrvb8Ppw/X-nbQ8AW-5I/AAAAAAAAHfY/74ycRJ9dUeMQf63JXJ34OjLdHm0EX-0ZACLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/necromancer-1-4.png)

Looking good. They look very spry for their age ;)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Undead Forces 28/12/2020
Post by: Jack Hooligan on December 28, 2020, 02:21:35 PM
This unit is coming along great!
I've also had my eye on cultist minis as the officers and heroes for the undead army. In fact, I think the frostgrave cultists sprue has bits to make them ghouls?

Oh, what's the white stuff you use to smooth out the area around the molded on base and the green renedra round it stands on? I see people use that stuff to take down the disparity between the two, but not sure what it is.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Undead Forces 28/12/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 28, 2020, 03:53:45 PM
This unit is coming along great!
Thanks. I have another two ranks assembled (and one of them based), awaiting some warmer weather for undercoating etc. I also have a rank of cultists with hand weapons (which will also get shields) based, undercoated and Chaos Red painted.

I've also had my eye on cultist minis as the officers and heroes for the undead army. In fact, I think the frostgrave cultists sprue has bits to make them ghouls?
There are undead elements (heads and arms) on the sprue (which apparently I have not photographed - something for tomorrow). They are more skeleton than ghoul.

Oh, what's the white stuff you use to smooth out the area around the molded on base and the green renedra round it stands on? I see people use that stuff to take down the disparity between the two, but not sure what it is.
It is Standard (grey/green) Milliput two part epoxy putty.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2YeIxP1Rq2Q/X-oESnXpFCI/AAAAAAAAHgA/riMSUTc_T1sMGabHcaMsukcsmh2wK3B9gCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/milliput.png)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milliput (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milliput)
https://www.milliput.com (https://www.milliput.com)
It is a composite material, I think the filler is porcelain. It makes it solid when set (unlike greenstuff which tends to be a bit flexible) and can machined and sanded once set.

For basing I mix about five to ten millimetres length from both sticks (one grey, one green) until an even colour then separate off a small amount, roll it and apply it to the base. Rinse and repeat. It can be worked (using water) like clay and texture applied with a scalpel, colour shaper or sculpting tool (probably anything you could texture Greenstuff with). It is probably fully workable for about twenty minutes (depending on temperature). It remains soft for about an hour but is not fully set for twenty four. I normally base up to twenty Frostgrave/Oathmark type bases per batch.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Undead Forces 28/12/2020
Post by: Jack Hooligan on December 28, 2020, 04:19:56 PM
^ That's an awesome post! Very clear instructions.
Cheers!
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Revenant Infantry 19/12/2020
Post by: sir_shvantselot on December 29, 2020, 02:28:22 PM
Just to show that I can concentrate on one army at a time, here is the first Revenant Warrior.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-49CZcOVNy4M/X9vg0X4fnlI/AAAAAAAAHY4/LoTDrszvzrQVeNJtKwhteBc_B8ojU1GpgCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/revenentinfantry-1-5.png)

Sprue photographs are available on the Fireforge website, and on my blog:https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/12/fireforge-living-dead-warriors.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/12/fireforge-living-dead-warriors.html)

Very useful size comparisons as ever but I donít understand why the revenant is 6 inches taller than another human from the same manufacturer; maybe there is extra height in the dead?
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Undead Forces 28/12/2020
Post by: AKULA on December 29, 2020, 02:36:30 PM
Great progress - I particularly like the Oathmark skellies

 :)
Title: Re: Re: UVS Oathmark - Undead Forces 28/12/2020
Post by: Mallo on December 29, 2020, 03:49:58 PM
Fantastic stuff, love the necromancer.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Undead Forces 28/12/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 29, 2020, 06:57:38 PM
I've also had my eye on cultist minis as the officers and heroes for the undead army. In fact, I think the frostgrave cultists sprue has bits to make them ghouls?
Here is the sprue photograph:
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-usFhZ0wfa-Q/X-t6vmxSQtI/AAAAAAAAHgI/YlXd9UTyx40sH3cKltLGxsf3I6ybF6-9ACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/frostgravecultists-1.png)
As you can see, there are skeletal heads and arms on there.
There is a photograph of the back of the sprue here: https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/12/frostgrave-cultist-sprue.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2020/12/frostgrave-cultist-sprue.html)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Revenant Infantry 19/12/2020
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 29, 2020, 06:59:09 PM
Very useful size comparisons as ever but I donít understand why the revenant is 6 inches taller than another human from the same manufacturer; maybe there is extra height in the dead?
Me neither.
I was a bit surprised that the Northmen were slightly taller than the Oathmark and the Deus Vulte from the same manufacturer.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Revenant Infantry 19/12/2020
Post by: sir_shvantselot on December 29, 2020, 08:15:21 PM
Me neither.
I was a bit surprised that the Northmen were slightly taller than the Oathmark and the Deus Vulte from the same manufacturer.

Thatís not a surprise. They clearly were aiming these to be compatible with Warhammer empire, you can see that from their advertising images and I think itís a great ideaÖ As I have such an army already
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Armies WIP 23/01/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 23, 2021, 04:48:58 PM
Some Work In Progress (but not as much as I wished, and nothing compared to AKULA's).
Elf Army
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uJCstHlW6Pk/YAxL_3r6QDI/AAAAAAAAHlU/PXIM-bCKAZIi-8VeyfTvOv50P1VRLt-9gCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/army-wip-elves-20210123.png)
One box of North Star Elf Light Infantry.

Gnoll Army
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K0DuK7U_6RU/YAxL_zXScOI/AAAAAAAAHlQ/Nd7--tMG7mkY5RLfk2-P24X1qRTo7LKnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/army-wip-gnolls-20210123.png)
A number of boxes of Frostgrave Gnolls.

Necromancer Army
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6pCtpSsQc5U/YAxL_7QzziI/AAAAAAAAHlM/VaxuIowTXpYVR9ni8NMtkSrbkdvnHjhqwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/army-wip-necromancer-20210123.png)
One box of North Star Skeleton Infantry and some Frostgrave Cultists.

Northern Kingdom Army
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OUiI7Mptlf0/YAxMAkQErRI/AAAAAAAAHlY/PKOoFHV8-VoCcVYD4cLJdWN75FAxLzDMgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/army-wip-northernkingdoms-20210123.png)
North Star Human Infantry (some with Anvil heads) and Fireforge Northmen Infantry. Two characters with Frostgrave Knights bodies. one with the command head from the oath grave Human Infantry, the other with an Anvil Brodie Gladiator head.

Southern Kingdom Army
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--jncOD2rf3Y/YAxMAkapJtI/AAAAAAAAHlg/LfCnuBZljAIlzciX6wCbBUxHPmP64Oo6wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/army-wip-southernkingdoms-20210123.png)
Fireforge Templar/Teutonic Infantry (one rank with Anvil Sallet heads) and Fireforge Medieval Archers.

Northmen Army
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mUoN8wmVslQ/YAxMAhfDTHI/AAAAAAAAHlc/vsrAuz1C9TUdjKTJLbOKJ8QAjePUdFgswCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/army-wip-northmen-20210123.png)
Frostgrave Barbarians and Mantic Games Northern Alliance Clansmen (one of the Frostgrave Barbarian archers has an Anvil head, and there is a prototype Barbarian skulking at the back built from a Warlord Celt with a Frostgrave Barbarian head intended for The Red King campaign).

Only the Elf army exceeds the minimum army size.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Cavalry 29/05/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 29, 2021, 06:31:27 AM
Inspired by the release of the Oathmark Cavalry (sprue photographs here: https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2021/05/oathmark-human-cavalry.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2021/05/oathmark-human-cavalry.html)) I assembled the first one.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2pAqhDyiRDI/YLHS_r5_19I/AAAAAAAAH-E/H5LBi-Bigfolx_zc4dFu9h-4JCASeY-ngCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/humancavalry-8.png)
The horse is in two parts, with the whole of the head on one side - the joint being hidden by the reins.

The rider's body is in five parts (plus shield).

There are parts to equip all fifteen figures identically with Hand Weapon, spear or bow.

The supplied shields are the large rectangular ones found on the Oathmark Infantry sprues. Not sure how practical they are, and a  different design would have been nice where you are building different forces using the same bodies (especially as both sets generate plenty of spare shields if you build the archer option). I do have a lot of shields to choose from so it is not so much of a problem.

There is a distinct family resemblance between the infantry and cavalry.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vWi1LhmO7So/YLHS-pXvWZI/AAAAAAAAH94/uUwJyox8WX04ZM-ueK8_7n4TwWvP6lU0gCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/humancavalry-12.png)

So having built one of the Oathmark cavalry, I thought I should do something about the Fireforge Northmen Cavalry I bought back in November 2020.

Sprue photographs here: https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2021/05/fireforge-northmen-cavalry.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2021/05/fireforge-northmen-cavalry.html)

The horse is in four parts (head, left body, right body, tail) and the rider in six parts plus shield.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-skvz143IDYw/YLHXq3QLYoI/AAAAAAAAH_c/nbkQg23d8Ngah5br_4ysj_O9wyyDjjcXwCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/northmencavalry-7.png)
The riders can be armed with sword or spear and have the same circular (Aspis?) shields as the Northmen Infantry.

Here are the two figures.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gngrinJzWJI/YLHTIO_nrCI/AAAAAAAAH-M/pG-4zXY9uP4IIWwtO9h-Ke6yw7G_9MS1wCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/northmencavalry-11.png)

Here the Northmen faces off against the Oathmark Human Infantry,
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JuzYaH1czLQ/YLHXqw3Z_wI/AAAAAAAAH_Y/m2qtKcBH8PYuXddfEGy6go51dPDFeQXVQCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/northmencavalry-10.png)


One thing - I have ridden a horse twice so I am not an expert, but neither of the figures appears to be holding on to the reins. Are warhorses controlled by gripping the horse's body?
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Cavalry 29/05/2021
Post by: Ogrob on May 29, 2021, 07:29:29 AM
One thing - I have ridden a horse twice so I am not an expert, but neither of the figures appears to be holding on to the reins. Are warhorses controlled by gripping the horse's body?

To some extent sure, but they should probably be holding reins. I don't think any of my plastic cavalry from any manufacturer manage this, but you can cover the gap with a shield and pretend.

In the royal horse guard we rode (ceremonial only, I'm in no way a rider) with double bit tack and two pairs of reins held in one hand, one strap between each set of fingers on the left hand, sabre in the right.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human mini army 25/07/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 25, 2021, 06:23:26 PM
So how are my many and various armies going...
As previously shown, I have the Elf Ranger mini army assembled and undercoated: https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=126942.msg1613010#msg1613010 (https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=126942.msg1613010#msg1613010)

Well, I have assembled my second mini army - based on the minimum points value from the rule book - Humans.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IDgcX3Mn_DA/YP1XpPDiccI/AAAAAAAAIIA/LnsdJruIbrEl8fRs-YsXEi7fv9yfOeNJACLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/oathmark-human-army-2.png)

Four ranks of human archers; three ranks of human infantry; two ranks of human spearmen.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rBn_nVdahog/YP1XpAwI5AI/AAAAAAAAIIE/-dLLmCanw3QZ605NuiGXR4TfMee6yUTsgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1000/oathmark-human-army-1.png)

Now I have to finish the bases and actually paint them. One figure only is painted, and he was painted at the end of 2019.

I was going to show a graph with the actual production and projected painting timetable, but it was far too depressing...
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xw_EuBmRHgM/YP2oCbC38JI/AAAAAAAAIIM/Fc2J4zayq6cOoT5WgQEs1gpFWp-meUD5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/human%2Barmyprogress.png)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Revenants 22/08/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 22, 2021, 09:55:18 PM
Beginning of the Revenant army.
(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEh1PIom6Wyf3WA1S1EauMD73H3gfx54ekkBdrSnUgv8buQQs5CXAVa6FHowVlIn82AGOHwn2hFSUz02dp3l2UfAmwLgZDxcBWb13nKAVRSht6MC72SPAKhlcubeJV2eFhDcSfrHCLqSpLm5lHbfVnyjMrYWh9vefN9SsXBdvYME-5Ak_Oip8XSdPIwkqA=s500)
Linebreakers.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Revenants 22/08/2021
Post by: sir_shvantselot on August 24, 2021, 08:58:40 AM
Revenants look good.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Reinforcements 31/08/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 31, 2021, 06:39:52 PM
So Joriffe's undead army has tripled in size.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZClqzuNDp44/YS5y7PswaWI/AAAAAAAAIOU/6aQ9Zekf7T4k5VLATrReq7LjnP9ZKWhEACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/skeletons-2-1.png)
Okay that is only another twenty figures, but they are painted (which is better than the human army) even though the most recent set do not have their shields added.

With Joriffe.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ck5D_0xLv7c/YS5y7I4mOnI/AAAAAAAAIOY/9e6rpsJiKE8-xaUY-XQxcLXeMzPVmXVSwCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/skeletons-2-2.png)
Now to work out the mini-army list.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Reinforcements 31/08/2021
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on September 02, 2021, 09:20:14 AM
Loving it. You're giving me the itch to jump back into fantasy big time! Keep them coming mate.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Reinforcements 31/08/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 04, 2021, 07:02:59 AM
Thanks.

Just crunched the numbers, and a complete minimum point army just requires three more ranks of Skeleton Soldiers.

Admittedly my original mini-army design was slightly more mixed (and included spears and archers), but I got in the flow and used up too many sprues ^__^.

I will have to buy some more (and another can of Army Painter Skeleton primer).
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Skeleton Mini Army 11/09/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 11, 2021, 09:34:57 AM
So here is the (not quite finished) Skeleton mini army for Oathmark.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MCXqN0MctgA/YTx2ac4JX9I/AAAAAAAAIOk/t5VP3qDrZokB_WKMyIxTFokZbwSIjb4ZQCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/skeletons-3-2.png)
So nine ranks of Skeleton Soldiers and one level one Necromancer.

I managed to get some of the TTG Skeleton primer, so they will get painted soon.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Knight 18/09/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 18, 2021, 07:02:50 AM
Another figure that has been sitting forlornly for a long time unpainted
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lJbb18uRiFs/YUULlyWd3tI/AAAAAAAAIO8/NqVzZNOJFaERG_3Lpo47krkrY1l7xi6rgCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/knight-2.png)
Perry plastic with a head that I cannot remember the source.

Definitely assembled during my GOT enthusiasm, he may well be leading an Oathmark army of some sort.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-I1EssEG9mq8/YUULl7O3AhI/AAAAAAAAIPA/P6qR4cWfzfQ4s3JrA4eKUS1OtvHCVdNAwCLcBGAsYHQ/s503/knight-3.png)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Knight 18/09/2021
Post by: BZ on September 18, 2021, 07:18:11 AM
I have a lot of those Perry sets too, and I like them a lot. And painting the fully armored ones is so quick, its refreshing.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Knight 18/09/2021
Post by: Ogrob on September 18, 2021, 07:22:58 AM
Warlord Celt head I believe. Nicely painted, love the metallics.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Knight 18/09/2021
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 18, 2021, 07:30:07 AM
Loving your work mate! I really need to get a bunch of my skeletons finished like you have. Your work is inspirational!
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Knight 18/09/2021
Post by: AKULA on September 19, 2021, 09:37:48 AM
Great to see more progress being made  8)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Knight 18/09/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 19, 2021, 02:25:47 PM
Thanks.

@BZ: Yes, full armour is great when you want to get something "finished". I am hoping the Oathmark Dwarf infantry will be similarly easy (and I hope the Heavy will be easier).

@Ogrob: I think you are right - that takes the figure back a while.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Knight 18/09/2021
Post by: BZ on September 19, 2021, 04:11:55 PM
Oathmark dwarf infantry is basically a group of iron statues (with some beards and wooden handles), it goes really quick.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Another day, another army 26/09/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 26, 2021, 05:11:07 PM
Oathmark dwarf infantry is basically a group of iron statues (with some beards and wooden handles), it goes really quick.
You may think that, I could not possibly comment....

^__^

And it is not just Dwarf Infantry.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Another day, another army 26/09/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 26, 2021, 05:20:17 PM
So instead of finishing off some of the Stargrave figures I just received (or the various Oathmark armies), I have been distracted by another human army for Oathmark.

The inspiration is the Nilfgaard Empire from The Witcher books and television series.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pM0wbpAGNNg/YVCkDy1wv2I/AAAAAAAAITA/xyGq14BywyMEzsiYSOPcnv5UfRBEIohNACLcBGAsYHQ/s576/byz-spear-7.png)

The figure is from the Fireforge Byzantine Spearmen set. https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2021/09/fireforge-byzantine-spearmen-and.html (https://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2021/09/fireforge-byzantine-spearmen-and.html)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ECeB_W36OQc/YVCkEjlC9WI/AAAAAAAAITM/BO-_vFb0Y_MBfL7Zql7-YUIC1kFrV3FIQCLcBGAsYHQ/s512/byz-spear-9.png)

The box will build twenty five Spearmen with options for the early and late Byzantine shields, once I have completed more of the figures, they will receive the later teardrop shaped shields.

The Byzantine Scale armour does look similar to the odd Niflgaard armour from the television series.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zwAepjeNdXw/YVCkEFB4MQI/AAAAAAAAITI/5Oy_QaW_YP8HruUyDfT1vzAe9fP1jkW6wCLcBGAsYHQ/s561/byz-spear-8.png)

First two ranks of spearmen.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UAtsV9f832U/YVCmj2TkLzI/AAAAAAAAITk/DbRPSmIDfuUHLqz3Rlf8SIYlb1dcbAdLQCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/byz-spear-5.png)

One rank of archers.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F8tJugwFOkU/YVCmqvqh5cI/AAAAAAAAITw/ZWWZTGwuo7MOPfXt95mXmKZ4fWqfDQ3JgCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/byz-aux-7.png)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Another day, another army 26/09/2021
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 26, 2021, 06:13:33 PM
Your troops look better than that odd armor in the TV series.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Another day, another army 26/09/2021
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on October 03, 2021, 02:36:38 PM
Looking forward to seeing paint on these. They really look uniform and professional.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Human Knight 18/09/2021
Post by: sir_shvantselot on October 09, 2021, 01:30:17 PM
Another figure that has been sitting forlornly for a long time unpainted
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lJbb18uRiFs/YUULlyWd3tI/AAAAAAAAIO8/NqVzZNOJFaERG_3Lpo47krkrY1l7xi6rgCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/knight-2.png)
Perry plastic with a head that I cannot remember the source.

Definitely assembled during my GOT enthusiasm, he may well be leading an Oathmark army of some sort.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-I1EssEG9mq8/YUULl7O3AhI/AAAAAAAAIPA/P6qR4cWfzfQ4s3JrA4eKUS1OtvHCVdNAwCLcBGAsYHQ/s503/knight-3.png)

Youíve done a great job as ever but for my part I reckon Perryís are too small to be compatible with Oathmark and Foundry etc. But this one just about pulls it off. Cos of great paintjob :)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Another day, another army 26/09/2021
Post by: sir_shvantselot on October 09, 2021, 01:32:13 PM
And just to your Byzantine infantry pics are v interesting as the miniatures look better than the painted ones on the website which Iíd dismissed. MmmÖ
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Ballista 31/10/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 31, 2021, 05:50:49 PM
At SELWG Irongate Scenics caught my eye with a 3D printed Ballista.
(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgSfC254V7ngy6SEYlv4LZ7zEUzKqivjMxZ142gR0-orZx3zEr40umi5ZgGQcgVUs9d-u-tvzxf8woOSaH0OfpQjZackFovmomHfmk2tZBc7uxP6eWpmQ3oIfkqQNflD443T9hXMwDJd8vGulBEvlJillqtESXAIyXsI0VKMC0kDRmuiF7AVVjS9ptdXg=s500)
Two Oathmark Human Infantry for scale.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjN529PRLMJORcohZiKqeW5MQnS3QofO0fw5NPQcNKA83-Jj6wVCmggQI-Hw7oM3WFgP0p6teMc5u6hExl9uwEwxpx8cSF6UCgSG_hS5IVSK8pOqyKSlUpXQtnujIwaZ2jDb1Zr7tjv0amEjYEqA6lYKf1zyU3CfzB5QY8EVxmmXXYj2qYxx5-UqEGKDg=s500)
The bolt is about the same size as an Oathmark Human spear, so some of the unused ones will be the source for ammunition.

Oathmark infantry (probably with some Frostgrave Soldiers bits) will make up the crew.

It is a bit wide for Oathmark - it is about 60mm wide, but that is probably not a major issue.

It does need some clean up and stringing.
https://irongatescenery.co.uk/product/ballista/ (https://irongatescenery.co.uk/product/ballista/)
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Treant 31/10/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 31, 2021, 05:55:53 PM
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It is as if the trees themselves were on the move...
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A Crooked Dice Treant will provide my Elf and Elf Aligned (Squirrels?) armies some heavy hitters.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiRLMKV_REMnVcAYmuuC9lHnJ4_TlnHu-1MkWxuLw_fYhUnD9ZvL7Ij2AVEPydeV0FwoAI0-snfvTdEVzHADxCRiNTLcvtuJw-RZ3sLm7hAUnmZEjT5_jPoTgVWuObDliNKQ7Ppml85WCduYO3cVeMkvK5YnHdOW4kFf3brMAi1Cshvzg3D2mhH2Edt_A=s500)
A Nilfgaard spearmen looks on in awe.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgMU6yuq8lPsai-8Zd7ejKcoq9Uj09T5DVvS40LQ0XzCKdLkzRDOWdI9MCkJdVfuw-ovsyP4Qjup1f3M67sCp6rRTALGJupVuByP-8rZRIZ46aShw82F5VCRmkWqxV-rejSv3XEbHtgSjaYP_A1csVGtbCeDcV7M03TMXeVlkPsn27ve9uAXWyxzfVLuA=s519)
I added an additional branch from the Crooked Dice Dead Forest set to the right shoulder/back, there will be a number of these in my army and the branches will alter the silhouette making them look different.
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Treant 31/10/2021
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 31, 2021, 06:27:08 PM
Thanks guys.

The problem with the Perry miniatures (if you can call it a problem) is that they have more realistic proportions.

The knight with the two handed sword is taller than my comparison Oathmark Infantry figure. Partly that is due to the use of a non Perry head (I have been told I used a Warlord Celt head in this example).

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-72Hhf-w5eig/YInXNpLPBcI/AAAAAAAAH0s/CdddYqm0qwsI5a_HRq5Ou7VFpNWyHfxRwCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/comparison-empress-7.png)
Okay not fantasy comparisons, but the figure on the left is an Empress BAOR figure (towards the larger size in 28mm) and the one on the right is an Empress ANZAC figure (Paul Hicks' sculpts are on the smaller size).
The head is from the Wargames Factory Male Survivors set.

I have another fully armoured Perry figure that is topped by a Frostgrave Soldiers II head for a certain "Lioness".

When daylight returns I will try some more comparison photographs (which will make up for my slow painting ^__^).
Title: Re: UVS Oathmark - Treant 31/10/2021
Post by: Bloggard on October 31, 2021, 06:55:54 PM
do like that crooked dice treeant - not seen that before.