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Online AKULA

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Iíve finally been tipped over the edge, after having played Captain Bloodís GoT game at BLAM a couple of weeks back, and then rereading so many of the inspirational threads on LAF.

My project will probably end up being a blending of TV series & books in terms of the look (probably more the former than the latter).

No idea on rules yet...quite liked the feel of the game at BLAM, but I tend to play mass skirmish, and so may write a simple set at some point - for now though I want to get some figures on a table, and Iím about SEVEN YEARS behind some of you lot!!!

(Edit) - have added a page index to help if you are skipping through looking for the start of a particular House.

Page Index
1 - Start of House Bolton
2 - Start of Houses Stark, Prester & Tully
3 - Start of Houses Lefford & Lannister
4 - Start of House Sarsfield, a Giant & Unsullied testpiece
5 - Sellswords
6 - Start of House Karstark
8 - Start of Undead
9 - Start of Wildlings
11 - Undead Dragon
12 - Dothraki test piece
13 - House Mormont
16 - Stannis & Golden Company test pieces
17 - Wildling Camp
18 - Siege Train
20 - Karstark Cavalry
22 - Project so far - Group shots
23 - Giants WIP
24 - Essos Masters
25 - House Velaryon & Summer Isles archers
26 - Ship WIP
27 - Dragon WIP
28 - new giant, new ship WIP, Sell Sails
29 - Golden Company
30 - Elephants WIP & Mammoths & Thenn WIP
31 - Elephants Painted, start of Kingís Landing terrain project
32 - Thenn painted, Dragon painted
33 - WIP Mounted Wildlings, Wildling Chariot & War Mammoths
34 - Mounted Wildlings painted
35 - War Mammoths & Chariot painted, more Giants WIP
36 - Giants painted
37 - Undead giants
38 - Cave Dwellers & Targaryen ship
40 - start of Ironborn ship & Golden Company Cavalry
42 - Holdfast
43 - First battle report (Boltons vs Lannisters). Golden Company archers
44 - House Lefford & House Sarsfield reinforcements
45 - House Estermont
46 - House Umber, Red Priestess & The Mountain
47 - Children of the Forest, Pale Spiders, Undead Bear & more Unsullied
48 - House Tully, the Riverlands
49 - House Foote, the Westerlands & Baratheon reinforcements
50 - Everything so far on one table - photo heavy
52 - NightsWatch
53 - Second dragon
54 - Building a Westeros Campaign Map
56 - Wildling Chariots & a ballista
57 - Ironborn ship
60 - ďA Feast for CrowsĒ - BSC 2021 Winning Entry

Handy reference tool for the novels

https://asearchoficeandfire.com/


As Iím only a couple of days ride south of the Wall, Iím going to start with some Northerners, Boltonís, and then Starks plus retainers.

Thoughts on the look Iím going for:

House Bolton

My first bunch of figures will represent Household troops, so Iím going for a fairly regimented look, as Iím working on the basis that the Armourer/Smith at Dreadfort churned out a basic design for the Houseguard - additional retinues will be far more of a mix in terms of look and gear.

Being Northerners, there wonít be a huge amount of metal armour, so the emphasis is upon padded gambesons which would not only be cheaper but also warmer. Unlike some of the other Northern Houses, Iím not going to give them too much in the way of fur - I figure that Roose/Ramsey wouldnít be too fussed about comfort for their troops. The Officers can afford to embellish their gear and it will help them stand out from the rank and file.

First wave, undercoated, and ready to paint - the figures are mostly Crusader Miniatures, with minimal tweaks as they fit perfectly the look I had in mind...other forces will require a lot more mixing of the various plastics.

The long spear/pikemen will have shields/pavise (once I either find some I like, or make a bunch) - I really like the look from the end of Season 6. I figure these are household troops, so are better drilled in close quarters, while some of the retainer/vassals will provide more rough and ready forces with a greater variety of equipment and weapons, regular spears, axes etc.



Plenty of bowmen





The horse will be largely armed with lance, to deliver a decisive shock, or chase down a broken enemy....I donít see the Boltonís as being very big on skirmishing, unless it is to capture a few prisoners to torture.



Group shot, undercoated and ready for painting



Will have a play about with the paint scheme - I like the grim dark look of the TV series, but Iím thinking of getting the pink/washed out red in as well...that said, I prefer the TV shields to the pink on red.

Next on the todo list will be officers/leaders (with fur cloaks), and then some more rough and ready looking retainers or some equally rough-looking Starks.
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Offline Ogrob

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 04:19:50 PM »
Nice, welcome to the madness!

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 05:16:16 PM »
Good to see another person drawn down the rabbit hole! Looks like you've got a nicely thought through aesthetic - how are you planning to paint them?

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 05:31:07 PM »
Good to see another person drawn down the rabbit hole! Looks like you've got a nicely thought through aesthetic - how are you planning to paint them?

Based on past experience....SLOWLY.

 :D ;)

I did originally think to just go down the route of the TV series (ie Northern = grey/dark grey/brown) but Iím going to try and incorporate some washed out red/pink into the scheme - I donít want to go the full pink/red combo, as I donít have Capt. Bloodís skill or patience with a brush.

The shields will owe more to the TV heraldry, than the books, and I might cheat and use transfers.

Will paint up a test piece and see what it looks like.

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 06:48:05 PM »
Welcome aboard!

I like the regimented look you're going for for the Boltons. I tend to imagine that the smallfolk in Roose's levies are pretty anxious about staying in line so they keep things highly drilled (or else!). Plus, bonus points because I've got a soft spot for kettle helms!

Will you be doing named-characters like Roose/Ramsay (or Steelshanks as an officer?) by the way?

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 07:19:53 PM »
You don't do projects by half Matt, do you? lol I'm really looking forward to what you pull off! 8)

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 07:26:12 PM »
Oh wow. That certainly is a running start.

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 07:57:05 PM »
Welcome aboard!

I like the regimented look you're going for for the Boltons. I tend to imagine that the smallfolk in Roose's levies are pretty anxious about staying in line so they keep things highly drilled (or else!). Plus, bonus points because I've got a soft spot for kettle helms!

Will you be doing named-characters like Roose/Ramsay (or Steelshanks as an officer?) by the way?

Thanks, hopefully it will gel together when I get around to painting the levies.

My aim for now is to produce some officers/minor noble types...if they end up looking like they would suitable for named characters, then happy days.



You don't do projects by half Matt, do you? lol I'm really looking forward to what you pull off! 8)

I try not to, but Iíve got a bit of catching up to do..I mean SEVEN YEARS just to get started.

 :)

Oh wow. That certainly is a running start.

I wouldnít go that far...after all Iíve just undercoated them - actually painting them is something else entirely.

 :D

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 08:47:09 PM »
Matt, in Germany we say ďWas lang wšhrt, wehrt endlich gutĒ. So seven years of planning is a secure way to make it right...
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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 07:36:27 AM »
 lol great start and I like your miniature choice. I wonder if this means Captain Blood will be starting a zombie project?

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2018, 07:50:10 AM »
lol great start and I like your miniature choice. I wonder if this means Captain Blood will be starting a zombie project?

 :D

Well to comply with Newtons third law I think he has to.

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2018, 05:42:50 PM »
First few test pieces - still plenty of work needed, including tidying up the shields and the base colour (which i havenít decided upon yet) - just wanted to give you an idea of the colour scheme.

Iíve gone with the flayed skin pinky/washed out red tunic, but with a dark grey gambeson...sort of Wehrmacht meets Hello Kitty.



Freehand shields...need tidying up still


I find my figures look MUCH better the further away the camera is....


....or hidden behind battlements

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project (Bolton test colour scheme)
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2018, 05:45:22 PM »
Looks good, it's a nice balance between show and book appearance.

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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project (Bolton test colour scheme)
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2018, 05:53:00 PM »
The pink and gray work well together  8)
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Re: AKULAís Game of Thrones Project (Bolton test colour scheme)
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2018, 06:22:24 PM »
Looking pretty good mate.

 

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