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Author Topic: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log  (Read 3238 times)

Online Ogrob

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2022, 07:33:31 PM »
They look great! When it comes to your question of what to add, surely you could make a unit of shieldmaidens and just field them as warriors? If they don't get a banner, that should avoid most confusion from your opponent. Steppe nomads are also a fun choice of course.

Offline sir_shvantselot

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2022, 09:02:09 PM »
Amazing painting and kit bashing.

Online Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2022, 12:38:38 PM »
They look great! When it comes to your question of what to add, surely you could make a unit of shieldmaidens and just field them as warriors? If they don't get a banner, that should avoid most confusion from your opponent. Steppe nomads are also a fun choice of course.

Yeah, I think that'll be what I end up doing if I do go down the shieldmaiden route. Definitely easy to just proxy them as warriors or whatever.

Great painting and inspiration.  I'm looking forward to you modelling the flaming birds!

Could make a neat little addition to Olga - perhaps an unlit sparrow on her shoulder as a nod to the story?  Or a figure with a cage of birds and another with flaming brand in hand.  Represent some kind of magical type of affair for Saga AoM?

For your display board maybe two spruce trees in the background?



That's such a good idea on the Olga front. Kudos.

I've finished off four more Warriors to bring this to a unit of 12. I'm so close to 6pts now, just have to push through a Priest, some objectives, and maybe another unit - whether it's Shieldmaidens, Steppe Nomads or Warrior Archers (to double for Pagan Peoples) I'm not sure.


Squad shot:

" ... the seventh wave of Thrall stumbled and climbed over the slippery, piled dead and Mazzarin saw The Watcher with them and at last knew the number of his days."

-Thrall Flavor Text, Myth: The Fallen Lords

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2022, 05:29:32 PM »
Looking awesome as usual mate!
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Online Pattus Magnus

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2022, 06:44:26 PM »
They do look great, in a grubby unwashed hordes kind of way. Inspiring work, as always!

Online Little Odo

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2022, 06:42:34 AM »
Awesome work!
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Offline Michi

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2022, 06:59:05 AM »
Most excellent paintjobs and great narration of what you are doing there. I really like it!  :D

Online .:Gunslinger:.

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2022, 09:19:17 AM »
Lovely work, great miniatures per se, but also beautifully painted and really fitting with these snow bases  :-*

Online Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2022, 12:40:26 PM »
Thank you, guys! Really appreciate the kind words.

Time to add a couple more pics before the final army shot. I completed a Priest, who will feature in either Pagan Rus/Pagan Peoples lists, using Gripping Beast's Rus priest model. I was inspired by Koyote's excellent Pagan Rus log with its custom objective markers, and thought - I should do something similar. So I raided my local Etsy store for Norse-inspired beads, and made four runic stones/staves to populate the Priest's base and act as objective markers. I think the wood/stone effect hopefully comes across. What do you guys think?








Offline DalyDR

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2022, 12:57:30 PM »
Love the markers with the beads, they are excellent.  And I think I'll steal that idea.

Like the priest too.  Thought he was from GB's Arthurian line?

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2022, 02:15:27 PM »
Fantastic! Magnificent brushwork! Brilliant eye for detail!
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Offline LouieN

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2022, 03:24:47 PM »
They look good.  A good etsy find. 

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2022, 01:55:17 AM »
Brilliant work mate!

 

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