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Author Topic: *UPDATE 06-11-23 Barbarian linebreakers finished!  (Read 13710 times)

Offline General Lee

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*UPDATE 06-11-23 Barbarian linebreakers finished!
« on: December 11, 2022, 09:52:19 PM »
Hi guys, for the past month I have been assembling my Oathmark barbarian army using mostly Frostgrave male snd female plastic models. I have 5 units of 20 man infantry and needed something extra. So I used the Victrix celt chariot set and Gripping Beast horses, converted the drivers and used some leftover plastic barbarians as extra crew.

Next up was a unit of 10 cavalry using the Gripping Beast noble goth cavalry as a base and complementing these with Frostgrave barbarian and knight bits as well as some greenstuff.

Now onto painting!
« Last Edit: November 06, 2023, 10:41:02 PM by General Lee »
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Offline Golgotha

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2022, 10:21:39 PM »
Those look fantastic also given the vibe be great for Hyborian Conan-inspired games.

Online Pattus Magnus

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2022, 02:11:12 AM »
I completely agree, those look excellent! I love the kit bashed figures youíre putting together. The chariots are great.

Just curious why you decided to replace the chariot horses, did the ones from Victrix not fit in well?

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2022, 06:48:13 AM »
Those look fantastic also given the vibe be great for Hyborian Conan-inspired games.

I quite agree! 👍
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Offline LouieN

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2022, 03:01:43 PM »
They look great.  Look forward to their painting.


Offline Major_Gilbear

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2022, 05:02:42 PM »
Gosh, they look fantastic! Well done indeed!  :)

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2022, 06:49:34 PM »
Very creative, the cavalry and chariots are a great addition to a barbarian army.
Are you going to do a mammoth conversion?
Just curious why you decided to replace the chariot horses, did the ones from Victrix not fit in well?
Possibly so the horses look similar.

Offline General Lee

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2022, 07:38:51 PM »
I completely agree, those look excellent! I love the kit bashed figures youíre putting together. The chariots are great.

Just curious why you decided to replace the chariot horses, did the ones from Victrix not fit in well?

Thanks guys! really appreciate your comments  :D

@Pattus Magnus, the horses that come with the Victrix Celt chariots are very small, which is historically quite accurate, but I wanted something larger for my fantasy barbarians. And in addition, as Ultravanillasmurf said, to have them the same size as the cavalry :-)

Offline sir_shvantselot

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2022, 08:50:07 PM »
Wowee. These are utterly amazing kit bashes.

Online Pattus Magnus

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2022, 10:34:17 PM »
General Lee, that makes sense regarding the horses. I have the Victrix kit, but havenít done a side-by-side comparison with other manufacturersí nags yet. The details you added, like the shields on the sides, go a long way toward moving it into a fantasy setting. Iím really looking forward to seeing them painted!

Offline steders

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2022, 07:48:09 AM »
Thats a great idea, really nicely done
You need a mammoth, schleich do one which is spot on for 28mm figures

Offline General Lee

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2022, 11:09:07 AM »
Thats a great idea, really nicely done
You need a mammoth, schleich do one which is spot on for 28mm figures

Sounds good! But what would I run him as? I see A Song of Ice and Fure also do some great looking mammoths but they are sold out

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2022, 08:45:09 PM »
You could always use the Victrix elephants.

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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2022, 09:41:43 PM »
I got a wonderful mammoth off eBay, for my barbarian army.
Superb resin model.
Cannot remember the company, but just do a search?
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Re: Start Oathmark barbarian army
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2022, 09:56:01 PM »
You could probably run a mammoth as a giant. Both are big, attract arrows and are difficult to control. You could tack on a ranged attack for the mammoth or a giant for archers in a howdah shooting or the big guy throwing rocks, but why bother - their main impact in a battle-level game is shock and awe in close combat. Iím of the opinion that keeping it simple with a re-skin is the way to go when importing a troop type int Oathmark.

 

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