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Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Season 2 - Round 10 - Bonus theme
« on: April 30, 2008, 07:20:56 PM »
Dear LPL Season 2 Participants, now I know what we are going to paint for the bonus in the Round 10.

The bonus theme will be.....Back of Beyond!

Now who would claim it's up to the current passion of the admin of this forum for the Central Asia...errr...maybe...yes, perhaps there's something in it. It's good to be admin, isn't it? Well, anyway, I'm back in Kashgar and want you there too :)

Ok, what I have in mind is:

Paint a troup of 10 (yes, 10!) BoB foot soldiers (Reds, Whites, Brits, Chinese, Japanese, Tibetans, Mongols, Turks etc.) and get 10 points Bonus
Paint a troup of 5 mounted soldiers and get 15 points
Paint a troup of 10 soldiers and an armoured car/tank or 5 cavalry riders and an armoured car/tank and get 20 points.
Paint a troup of 10 soldiers and an armoured train or 5 cavalry riders and an armoured train and get 25 points.

Before you ask, NO, no adventurers, no dino hunters. There are too many painted adventurers out there. I want to see a sort of uniformed unit, suitable to the Central Asia of 1920, that's the stuff we need!

Well...any questions? No? Then get painting!

Offline Ray Rivers

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 07:39:41 PM »
Quote from: "Prof.Witchheimer"


Well...any questions?


Oops... 1 Sec. please.

Is the deadline 11 May?

Offline Poliorketes

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008, 07:39:56 PM »
Great! Would an armored train count?
If you come for the king, you better not miss (Omar)

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008, 07:49:03 PM »
Quote from: "Ray Rivers"
Is the deadline 11 May?


June 8th

Quote from: "Ray Rivers"
Great! Would an armored train count?


good idea, now we have a new option for the bonus:

Paint a troup of 10 soldiers and an armoured train or 5 riders and an armoured train and get 25 points.

Offline Vanvlak

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008, 07:59:34 PM »
Eeep! A whole train! Where do I get one?!?

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2008, 08:07:15 PM »
Quote from: "Vanvlak"
Eeep! A whole train! Where do I get one?!?


http://forum.backofbeyond.de/docs/hlbs_re_releases.doc  :mrgreen:

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2008, 08:13:43 PM »
Quote from: "Ray Rivers"
Quote from: "Prof.Witchheimer"


Well...any questions?


Oops... 1 Sec. please.

Is the deadline 11 May?


again, to prevent misunderstanding, 11 May is the final registration for the Season 2.

June 8th is the deadline for the Round 10.

Offline Grimm

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2008, 09:07:56 PM »
10 soldiers and an armoured train or 5 riders and an armoured train  ?!?

No problem I have the old HLBS Train  :mrgreen:
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Offline Orctrader

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 07:27:51 AM »
Mmm.  Sounds interesting.  I've never painted BoB before.  Apart from the obvious and excellent Copplestone range what other lines do Gamers use for this?  I mean, do late war WW1 count?  French Foreign legion and Arabs?

I'm just curious, as if I have time to "have a go" I'll probably buy some Copplestone.  Just be interesting to see what others have used in the past.  :)

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2008, 07:46:09 AM »
Very much of Bob Murch would do, Chineses, Japaneses, Brits, Germans etc.

Unfortunately never heard of French Foreign Legion in Central Asia :) I could maybe imagine Arabs as proxies for Basmachis.

But Basmachis didnt use to wear turban, rather tubeteyka, like this:


Offline Vanvlak

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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2008, 08:01:42 AM »
Quote from: "Prof.Witchheimer"
Quote from: "Vanvlak"
Eeep! A whole train! Where do I get one?!?


http://forum.backofbeyond.de/docs/hlbs_re_releases.doc  :mrgreen:



Ok, I'll rephrase, that, where do I get the funds for one?  :P  :wink:

Matter of fact, I don't think I have a single model in the correct uniform (I'm assuming that this is historical, and not open to interpretation i.e. correct uniforms, correct weapons, and correct armoured train. Seeing I'll never manage all that, I'm going to try tohave a bit of fun with something of a - ah - parallel development. I won't get the points, but it should be fun :)  If I manage on time, that is.

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2008, 08:05:43 AM »
Quote from: "Vanvlak"
I'm going to try tohave a bit of fun with something of a - ah - parallel development. I won't get the points, but it should be fun :)  If I manage on time, that is.


That is the right attitude  :)

Offline Moriarty

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2008, 11:22:23 AM »
Guess who's off to ELC for a train set, then.....?

Offline Uncle Mike

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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2008, 03:20:39 PM »
Dredded history! Anyone know of any good/quick reference material on the appropriate theme? Osprey books? Again, history is all that stuff that happened before me so that's a bad start right there...and since the history part of my brain is full of Hammer Horror films and Rocky Horror Picture Show Songs it will take some dooing, but dammit I'll give it a go. Like I say, I've got no idea at all about BoB so anything is a help really...

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008, 03:57:47 PM »
welcome to the world of Back of Beyond :)

here you'll find not really correct historical infos but some pics of some painted BoB miniatures - http://www.backofbeyond.de/

one of the best book:
Peter Hopkirk "Setting the East Ablaze"

Osprey:

The Russian Civil War (1)
The Red Army
http://www.ospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=P6086

The Russian Civil War (2)
White Armies
http://www.ospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=P6566

Chinese Civil War Armies 191149
http://www.ospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=P6655

 

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