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Been Around the Block

At last, my longtime dream of bear cavalry with AK-47s, RPG launchers (hunting lances) and molotov cocktails (melta bombs) has been fulfilled. Sorry about the blurry, bigfoot-like pics, I will try to get better ones later.


The bears are made by Deezee Miniatures.

Edit: resized photos

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2008/09/25 15:21:22

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I love it! Valhallans were always my favorite of the IG types and the bear models work out great.


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Nasty Nob

Gardner, MA

Brilliant - absolutely brilliant. How did you do the RPG's and AK's?

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President of the Mat Ward Fan Club

Los Angeles, CA

As a fellow Vahallan player, I salute this awesome concept carried out to great realization.

However, why not attach the pictures to the post instead of linking to them? That way Dakka will automatically re-size the images to a better size for viewing.

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Been Around the Block

Thanks! The AK-47s are here; the RPGs are from the same company.


Yak, thanks for the feedback. I edited the pictures. Is this better?
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Truely inspiring work you've done here! Kudos all around!

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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge

Whenever I saw that picture I always thought that bear riders would make great Valhallan Rough Riders. Great job all around on this one.

Today I didn't even have to use my hot-shot las; I gotta say it was a good day. 
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Been Around the Block

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Looks good. Wish the pics were a little less blurry, just to pick out the details, but overall they look really good.

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Junior Officer with Laspistol

Awesome. Truly awesome. I'll have to check Deezee out.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Congratulations, you have realized pure awesomeness in physical form.

I want Valhallan Bear Riders in the next codex!

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Ruthless Rafkin

Glen Burnie, MD

I demand plastic Valhallans with Plastic bears!

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North Carolina

Expect to see your idea copied all around the internet now! Awesome job.

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Killer Klaivex

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Bear cavalry! Woot!
That inspires me to make some different RR mounts. I'm thinking wolves for Valhallans...

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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver

The bit stuck on the side of England. Wales isn't it.

Just a thought did you ever consider polar bears?
Great work by the way. as grey death said this idea will live on in other armies around the world.

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Flashy Flashgitz

Chicago Suburbs Northwest

So perfect, so cool. The riders poses are just right and the weapons you used really complement them.

I like the brown bears!

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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos


First rate work!
I particulalry like the bear/rider rearing up.
Seriously, these are really characterful.

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Twyford, UK

Bear cavalry. Awesome.

That's it, no way am I using horses for my rough riders.
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker

Arlington, VA

Amazing work. What models did you use for the bears?
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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw

St. Louis, MO

Sturmtruppe wrote:Amazing work. What models did you use for the bears?

It's at the bottom of the first post, under all of the pictures:

The bears are made by Deezee Miniatures.


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You have an advantage. They will almost certainly get to charge, your opponent will feel guilty about removing such models from the table, at least the first time.

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Fixture of Dakka

Moore, Ok.

beautiful!! absolutely beautiful!!

i just hope Steven Colbert doesn't find out!

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Crazed Gorger


Awesome work

Have you named the bears? those models deserve names!

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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver

Birmingham, UK


As they say :

"Bear Cavalry - You're pretty much !"

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Long Beach, CA

Those are AWESOME!!! Where did you get the bears? Man those things are really so cool. I want them.

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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!

Seoul, South Korea

Great models, instead of Rough riders, use them as Ogryn...I've bear hunted, they don't go down easy.

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Those are freakin' sweet!

awesome job!

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Man O' War


So Cool! I think this idea will copied many times over! Way cool customs.

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Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries

awesome makes me tempted to do this type of stuff but i dont have the money to start another 40k army :(

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Regular Dakkanaut

those are sick.

last time i saw a bear in a tabletop game it was when my black skaven was chopping down a kislevite bear in a mordheim campaign several years back.

I think my rats would have a tougher time with these beast though. well done.
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