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Author Topic: The Black Order - All Things End  (Read 203186 times)

Offline Ogrob

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Re: The Black Order - Mounted Sergeants p.64
« Reply #960 on: July 19, 2022, 09:49:54 AM »
Love them, great job. It's a fun kit to work with.

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Re: The Black Order - Mounted Sergeants p.64
« Reply #961 on: July 22, 2022, 09:30:05 PM »
Love them, great job. It's a fun kit to work with.

Cheers mate. I'm really hoping they paint up more easily than other cavalry have in the past.

During the heatwave last week it was too hot to paint, but I got some more assemblies done. These Crusader Hearthguard by Stronghold Terrain must be some of my favourite ever metal miniatures - they just have tons of character and the poses are all brilliant. I didn't need (or want) to repose or rework these guys at all, just slapped some fur pelts on them to initiate them into the Order as veteran foot sergeants.

I'll also enter these into the Saga Thorsday painting comp - paint and base a unit of Warriors by July 31st. Let's see if I can do it...

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Offline Robosmith

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Re: The Black Order - Mounted Sergeants p.64
« Reply #962 on: July 28, 2022, 11:05:53 AM »
This look fantastic. Can't wait to see the whole project brought together as 1 army.

Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: The Black Order - Mounted Sergeants p.64
« Reply #963 on: July 30, 2022, 07:22:03 PM »
Some progress painting up the War Wagon. It's a pretty involved project, still a fair amount to do on the interior before I get on to the crew, and then the vignette of the wounded being dragged on board will take a while after that.

Have to get this done before 13th August - where I'm hoping to run the Black Order under the Eastern Princes battle board at Britcon!




Offline Ogrob

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Re: The Black Order - War Wagon progress p.65
« Reply #964 on: July 30, 2022, 07:54:43 PM »
Great work on the wood there, this should look amazing in the end.

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Re: The Black Order - War Wagon progress p.65
« Reply #965 on: July 30, 2022, 08:15:40 PM »
Brilliant work as always mate, you never fail to impress!
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Re: The Black Order - War Wagon progress p.65
« Reply #966 on: July 31, 2022, 08:28:03 AM »
Great job

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Re: The Black Order - War Wagon progress p.65
« Reply #967 on: July 31, 2022, 08:32:41 AM »
Superb  :-*

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Re: The Black Order - War Wagon progress p.65
« Reply #968 on: July 31, 2022, 01:48:56 PM »
So much progress - the swamp is just  :-* :-* :-* in a kind of noxious gribbily-way, and the war wagon is going to be a real masterpiece

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Re: The Black Order - War Wagon progress p.65
« Reply #969 on: August 01, 2022, 07:26:31 AM »
outstanding woodwork :-*
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Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: The Black Order - War Wagon progress p.65
« Reply #970 on: August 04, 2022, 01:48:53 PM »
And it's DONE.

Easily one of the most involved projects I've worked on for the Order. This started life as a 1st Corps war wagon, which I converted a little with some Fireforge pavises and a couple of horses from the Forgotten World range (to match the rest of the army).

Although the war wagon will see use mostly in Saga, under the Eastern Princes faction, I wanted this to reflect slightly more realistic wagenburg use as seems to have been the case historically (using the Hussite Wars largely as an inspiration). Although the Saga wagon has the Unarmed and Improvised Projectiles rules, reflecting a crew of peasants throwing stones, I still wanted this to look like a military unit, so I put some crossbowmen in the wagon itself. I head-canon the actual impact the crossbows have as disrupting, distracting and diverting the enemy through the Lure of Avarice rule, forcing them to engage the war wagon as a threat, rather than dealing outright damage to enemy units.

So, the wagon serves as a mobile distraction unit, forcing the enemy to divert their attention from the Order's warriors. As the vignette on the base - from Reconquer Designs - also indicates, the wagon can serve as a casevac for wounded soldiers.

Thoughts? I'm hoping to use this in Britcon, coming up in just over a week, so fortuitous timing to have finished it!











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Re: The Black Order - Finished War Wagon p.65
« Reply #971 on: August 04, 2022, 01:51:55 PM »
That is superb! :-*
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Re: The Black Order - Finished War Wagon p.65
« Reply #972 on: August 04, 2022, 01:52:33 PM »
outstanding paintjob :-*

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: The Black Order - Finished War Wagon p.65
« Reply #973 on: August 04, 2022, 01:55:40 PM »
Amazing! That's a brilliant bit of work!

It's a superbly evocative creation too - it oozes narrative.

Offline Ogrob

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Re: The Black Order - Finished War Wagon p.65
« Reply #974 on: August 04, 2022, 02:21:25 PM »
Oh yes, absolutely fantastic. Hope it treats you well in game.

 

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