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Author Topic: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA (Baba Yaga Undead start on P.20)  (Read 42687 times)

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA
« Reply #285 on: April 08, 2022, 05:18:48 AM »
That looks amazing mate!

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA
« Reply #286 on: April 08, 2022, 02:12:39 PM »
Ooh, now they look good all set out together.
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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA
« Reply #287 on: April 09, 2022, 08:00:10 AM »
Great looking force - you must be pleased with how it has all come together.

And congrats on the adapticon medal - for those of us on the other side of the pond - what where the criteria for ‘best overall’?

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA
« Reply #288 on: April 09, 2022, 11:33:57 AM »
great to see them all together.

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA
« Reply #289 on: April 09, 2022, 02:07:26 PM »
Great looking force - you must be pleased with how it has all come together.

And congrats on the adapticon medal - for those of us on the other side of the pond - what where the criteria for ‘best overall’?
The criteria was a true best overall score, with battle points, paint, and sportsmanship being weighed equally. In the event of a tie, massacre points was to serve as a tie breaker.

There were also awards for best sports, paint, and most massacre points. Swag/prize support was handed out in reverse order, with lowest overall score getting first choice from the swag pile, second lowest next, and so on.



 I won my first two games (vs Great Kingdoms and Horde) and fought to a draw in the third (Undead). I squeaked out 1st place overall by one point, thanks to a single ‘Best Opponent’ vote.
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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA
« Reply #290 on: April 09, 2022, 04:25:23 PM »
Well done! Good work to have scored so highly in all 3 criteria.

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA
« Reply #291 on: April 09, 2022, 05:44:57 PM »
Congratulations! You had a great performance!
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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA
« Reply #292 on: May 21, 2022, 06:05:18 PM »
The original theme was is a cursed forest that has fallen under the spell of a malign, enigmatic fae creature who takes the form of a gaunt, impossibly tall manlike creature reminiscent of member of the Wild Hunt from Northern European folklore.  The warband is comprised of the reanimated men, elves, and even a treant, of forest kingdoms decimated by the fae creature's dark magics.

I've refined this theme by adding Baba Yaga and some of her pets to the mix.  I've additional flavor to the warband by sprinkling some fun character models throughout.  Finally, added some resin bits to the bases and the hearthguard's helmets to reinforce the dark forest theme.

I magnetized the warlord (or Necromancer) so I can switch him between bases.  This lets me play him on foot or mounted on a Beast (although in this case, he and his "beast" walk side-by-side).  The two character models beside the warlord are to be used as Challengers in the Old Feud scenario -one a fighty character (Brute or Soldier) and one a non-fighty character (Mystic or Counsellor).




Here's Baba Yaga herself.  Mounted on her flying mortar and pestle, she can represent either a mounted Sorcerer or mounted Necromancer.  Beside her is her trusty lieutenant, the Black Knight.  The FAQ made the Black Knight a bit less useful, but still, its ability to take Fatigue off of a nearby hero could mean the the difference between life and death when a Necromancer or Sorcerer has to roll on the Abuse of Power Table.




I've replaced the scary Treant model with an even scarier Leshy (Wendio) model. I made the switch because I think this model will paint up much nicer than the original "undead" Treant.




Of course, you can't have Baba Yaga without her magical, chicken legged hut. This hut is a bit smaller than I had originally envisioned, so I've ordered a second hut printed at 150% of this hut's size.  My plan is to use the hut as the warband's Sacred Terrain.




Below are three themed objective markers I whipped up for the warband.




Below are my mounted hearthguard.  The antlers were snipped off a pack of resin antlered helms I ordered from a printer on Etsy. I drilled holes into the sides of their helmets to slide each antler into place.




Below are four units of 10 Warriors -two with "no equipment" and two with bow.  Each unit is led by a champion that has no in-game effect, but adds flavor to their respective unit.









Offline Ogrob

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA (Baba Yaga Undead start on P.20)
« Reply #293 on: May 21, 2022, 07:05:58 PM »
Fantastic set of miniatures, impressively cohesive for such a varied mix of makers.

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA (Baba Yaga Undead start on P.20)
« Reply #294 on: May 21, 2022, 08:26:35 PM »
That’s an amazing looking collection! Great job finding them to fit with the theme. I can’t wait to see them painted!

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA (Baba Yaga Undead start on P.20)
« Reply #295 on: May 23, 2022, 01:55:14 AM »
Another impressive Saga build begins.  This group has a lot of character.
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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA (Baba Yaga Undead start on P.20)
« Reply #296 on: May 23, 2022, 02:11:27 AM »
Fantastic!
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Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA (Baba Yaga Undead start on P.20)
« Reply #297 on: May 23, 2022, 02:27:20 AM »
Another impressive Saga build begins.  This group has a lot of character.

I am echoing Syrinx0 here! Loving it!

Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA (Baba Yaga Undead start on P.20)
« Reply #298 on: May 23, 2022, 06:40:51 AM »
Really brilliant stuff, this is shaping up to be one of your best forces yet.

Have you chosen a colour scheme for the undead yet? And where did you get the unit champions, if I may ask?
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Re: Koyote's Age of Magic -SAGA (Baba Yaga Undead start on P.20)
« Reply #299 on: May 23, 2022, 08:21:26 AM »
Wow; this is such a cool force you put together. The theme across the whole army is wonderfully coherent and creepy; this is no ordinary undead army!

Especially the leaders of the undead units add the required character to otherwise rather bland units.

The warlord(?) in the first picture (with the hound on the base) is from the Circle faction from Hordes, right? But the leader in the first bowmen unit looks familiar too, but I can't recall where he's from?

Can't wait to see this army painted!
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