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Greek Hoplite Mercenaries (Neldoreth) vs. Freebooter Mercenaries (Thargor)

Greek Hoplite Mercenaries (Neldoreth)
366 (80.3%)
Freebooter Mercenaries (Thargor)
90 (19.7%)

Total Members Voted: 452

Voting closed: April 27, 2014, 01:55:54 PM

Author Topic: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries  (Read 7202 times)

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Offline Uncle Mike

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 02:35:47 PM »
Beautiful job Neldoreth! Those shields are simply amazing!  :-*

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 02:37:14 PM »
Oh, my gosh, Joe! Those shields are outrageous! You were right when you said you'd spent more time on them than any others!

Stunning!!!

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 02:52:54 PM »
Oooff really tough choice those shields are amazing but those mercenaries are also superb.  Is the one towards the right a 'copy' of Sean Connery on Highlander

I'm losing my head with the choice

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 03:46:41 PM »
 :o :o :o

(Picks up ones jaw....).

Those shields!!!
 :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2014, 04:20:44 PM »
Fabulous freehand artwork on the shields Neldoreth.
Very tough on Thargor, because that entry is a really good group too. But up against such a bravura display of miniatures freehand, it's a tough assignment...

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2014, 06:45:08 PM »
Tough choice!!!

Who makes the poor bugger with the burden and the beast?



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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 08:31:03 PM »
Both are superb (love the poor bloody porter) but those hoplite shields are off the freakin' hook!

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2014, 09:07:35 PM »
Neldoreth entry will be above the Rankings after round 5 for sure...

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2014, 09:44:03 PM »
Excellent entry Thargor, a lot of character in those figs, kudos! Nice non-metallic metal! It's awesome that we both did non-metallic metal in this round :)

Thanks to all for the positive feedback, it's appreciated!
n.

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2014, 09:57:19 PM »
Neldoreth, I take my hat off to you sir.  A superbly painted entry.

My minis are all by Freebooter Miniatures from their Freebooter's Fate range.  The 2 on the left are from their Legends set, the figure on the far right is an old mini called Lobo and the "Not Sean Connery from Highlander" and the generic porter are from their Mercenary box set.

Offline Grimmnar

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2014, 05:22:39 AM »
Well didn't want to vote on this one. Too damn hard. So i flipped a coin. Damn thing landed on its side. :-(

Grimm

Offline Constable Bertrand

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2014, 07:51:56 AM »
Both are beautiful entries! I'd have voted for either.

But.. Neldoreth, you know the way to our hearts. FREE-HAND!!!!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* Blooming lovely!


Thanks for the treat on my eyes chaps.
Matt

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2014, 11:59:36 AM »
WOW! This shield design is the best I have ever seen…a piece of art.   :o

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Re: Round 5 - Greek Hoplite Mercenaries vs. Freebooter Mercenaries
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2014, 07:03:41 AM »
WOW! This shield design is the best I have ever seen…a piece of art.   :o

They look very legit. That fanged face is really something. I think that historians agree at this point that the Greek sense of color was pretty garish (architecture, statuary, etc). I can really see these designs on the ancient battlefield.

The detailing and color on the fourth Freebooter is particularly impressive, great job!
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