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TCS Midway

Yes, just sand/paint and some basic flocking/tufts sparsely placed. I wanted something fairly low key to mimic the dusty plains that hoplites battles often were held on. Thank you guys for the positive feedback.

The last of the hoplites for Argonaut warrior units:



Then a unit of pelasts for the Spartans to act as warriors for them.



That is a "happy face" on one of the shields, although I'm sure that isn't what it was seen as then. It came up while looking for peltast shield designs, and is even on the box for victrix's plastic peltasts. On some level it feels a bit cheeky in a war game.

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models are looking good. Talking of cheeky, do you think it would have been too obvious to do that design on a yellow field?

   
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 Syro_ wrote:
models are looking good. Talking of cheeky, do you think it would have been too obvious to do that design on a yellow field?


I should do that, that is a good idea.

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We went to Germany this summer with my folks and came across a some really great shadowboxes using painted tin flats. I was a bit disappointed I couldn't find any for sale, as I remember them being all over when I was a kid living there in the 80s. I usually paint a figure for my Mom for Christmas, and this year, since she like the dioramas as well, I decided to try it with 28s instead.

The walls are made from foam, and I used some mig weathering solution to grout the bricks. The tree is some sea moss that I pruned up, and the figs are converted Fireforge and Gripping Beast models. I was able to add the wings on the helmet as it will never see the playing field, otherwise I don't think they would hold up well. Snow is made with some model railroad snow mixed with glue and water to form a thick paste. It holds up and covers better this way.

I wanted to do a Landsknecht group, but the minis from the kickstarter (that were supposed to be here last Christmas) still haven't arrived. So, I chose Teutonics instead as something 'German' and medieval. Most of their castles were made of brick, as there was no good sources of stone in most of the Baltic area of the Northern Crusades. I also find the Teutonic Knights interesting, in that while they eventually were pushed out, they were ultimately successful in ways the Templars and Hospitallers were not. They carved out Eastern Europe and ensured it stayed 'converted', and the land was never 'recaptured' until the Soviets took it after the second world war, unlike Outremer which was lost and never recovered.

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That is a really slick idea and well carried out. Walls look very realistic.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
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Wonderful! Reminds me of old-style doll animated movies, so it is a solid mix of nostalgia and amazement. Thank You for an inspiration and a good chuckle, sir!

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Not historical, but something fun anyways.

These pieces compose my final entry for the League of Extraordinary Riveters, round 27. These are intended to be used with Galactic Heroes, from the guys who did A Fist Full of Lead. It's a pulp sci-fi skirmish game.

So far I have Noble Team (from Halo: Reach), Master Chief and ODSTs, a start on Goth Sullus (from Galaxy's Edge) and shocktroopers, Aeson Keel and crew (from Galaxy's Edge), and will be adding Flash Gordon and crew, Star Trek (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, and probably Checkov or Sulu), Darth Vader and some snow troopers, and a bounty hunter crew.

That should give a nice mix of 5-man teams to duke it out with my kids.

First up, the Prof. Zarkov (made from a Juicy Fruit gum container):





The merc Red Ryder's ship, in for a refit after another successful mission (made from a tape measure, and with some coffee/sugar stirrer straws).





A freighter running 'goods' out from under 'imperial' noses (made from a gum container and the cover for a sonic tooth brush):





Some trees in planter boxes (made with sprue, sea moss, and leftover MDF from a Sarissa building).





An old orbital defense missile silo, opened once, never fired (from a gum container):





A billboard (made from, a Cliff bar duh):





A crashed escape pod (made from a dental floss container):





Now to work up some buildings and play with the kids





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Great use of household items - they all work perfectly. I especially love the tape measure ship, that one might be getting stolen.

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Awesome stuff, love the ships, but the planters are fantastic. Nice use of the less nutrient parts of the snack purchases .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
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Love, love, love the old fashioned scratch builds, brilliant stuff.

Are they 28mm or 15mm?

 
   
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They are all 15mm.

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Love the scratch builds. Impressive reuse of ordinary materials, like gum containers, floss, etc. I may have to borrow these ideas for my own table. Thanks for sharing!


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I love the way all your ships a pieces turned out. Amazing job!

   
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Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad!

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Thanks guys. I wanted to get some stuff done before moving into squads.

Speaking of, my first two:

The team from Halo 3:ODST. Buck, Romeo, Dutch, Mickey, and the Rookie




They have all been modified to some degree from various Clear Horizon drop troopers.

Then a team of insurgents/rebels:




I am pretty happy with the drone controller’s drone. It is entirely from bits off a Russian Hind kit.

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Yep, like that drone

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Not much of a computer gamer, so not sure how accurate they are, but they ARE cool .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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I have to admit, I was interested in Halo long before most of the modern world knew it existed. It debuted in a pc gaming mag as the future of online gaming when Tribes 1 was all the rage. It was originally intended as an online pc game like Tribes, but with very different sides. It was supposed to feature some of the earliest takes on gaming clans, the ability to recruit players, and specializations.

IMHO ODST was the best of the series. Your character was more rainbow six than the Master Chief, and it centered on humans vs a faceless protagonist. The interweaving of the storylines was very well done, being both a detective story and various action movies all mixed together.

Which makes me a bit bummed for how things progressed by Halo 5. The novel, which chronicled the lead up was a tad disappointing.

Ah well. Up next will be some Hawkmen and the rebel alliance.

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 Maniac_nmt wrote:
Ah well. Up next will be some Hawkmen and the rebel alliance.


(Perks his wireframe ears in anticipation)

Happy New Year and good luck with them!

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Congratulations on the LoER win Maniac_nmt

   
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Thanks Syro! There was some stiff competition, and I am honored to join the league.

I have a large update, as I finished up a fair number of landsknechts just in time for our annual tournament.

Skirmish Cav from Singen (the town just below Hohentwiel)




Skirmish Cav from Boblingen, a town we used to frequent when I was a kid:



Knights of Schwabia:




Skirmishers from Lindau:



Skirmishers from Triberg:



I will try and get some full army shots tomorrow night at the tourney. Not sure how well they'll do, but they sure look 'purdy'.


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Then some recently finished team for Galactic Heroes.

Hawkmen (unfortunately they didn't have a good Vultan, and so I could only do a mild conversion):





Luke and the first rebel troopers (based on a resistance trooper color scheme)




Lastly, KILL THEM FIRST LEEJ! A kill team of Legionnaires from the magnificent book series, https://www.galacticoutlaws.com/:




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Great work on these tiny little bird guys.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Tonight we played the first of three rounds for our annual Warmaster Ancients tourney, and my boy did pretty good. The gun line did a number on my first opponent, scoring over 440 points (out of a 1000pt army) and breaking his army in the final turn due to some reasonable shooting rolls. In the second round, I was less capable at shooting, but manage to hold the Roman advance up long enough to eke out the win, with a little over 25 points more then my opponent, though neither side broke.

So I'm sitting at two wins, with one more match against a massive horde of Indians to come. That could be a slog. I do need to adjust the way I use the arquebus units, I had them directly in front of my pike, and they need to sit on the side of the pike blocks instead (slightly in advance, but no in line of charge). I'm also not sure the cannon is worth it. Maybe vs an armored army and assuming I can roll. It just doesn't put out a lot of shots, and needs help from arquebus to be effective.

Whole Army shot:

Spoiler:



Vs Hittites (you can see his casualities pilling up in the bottom left, vs my scant few casualties in the top right. In the end, it was a desperate chariot charge that got him most of his points. Up to that point it was decidedly in my favor, and he pushed his luck a little too hard causing his force to break.

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Setup vs Romans, which was a much closer fought game as I had a very ineffective charge from my Gendarmes and my shooting was pretty poor for much of the match. Only slowing his advance down without causing many casualties. Still, I did finally do in his cowardly sneak attack cav on the flanks in a following charge after the initial semi inconclusive scrap (3 hits on 15 dice, needing 4s to hit, blarg!)

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I love full army shots, so epic! Congrats on the two wins so far, and good luck on a third.

   
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I am with Syro, the army shots and big battle shots are really something, giving a great feeling of mass battle.



 
   
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Oh no, he's been hacked...well, not quite yet. I found the original Ancient Greek for the opening line of the Iliad (my favorite book, followed very closely by Beowulf). It was fitting given the start of a Hail Caesar! army, Greek Hoplites to be exact. A member of our group has Republican Romans and Successors, and these would have fought Hoplite armies to some degree (Alexander faced hoplite heavy armies, and not all Greek city states were quick to abandon the hoplite phalanx). Plus, it's hoplites!

In the end I'll have 4-5 blocks of Hoplites, a small unit of Cretan Archers, a small unit of Rhodian slingers, a unit of Hamipoi (light cav with peltasts who run along with them), a unit of peltasts, and a unit of Heavy cavalry plus the associated commanders. Eventually I will add a unit of Thureophoroi (mercenaries). My black armored Argonauts will be stand ins for Spartans. I am breaking somewhat with the 4 ranks for hoplites, and just doing 3 ranks as 24 figs for a unit seems perfectly satisfactory vs the 32 you would have otherwise (given many of mine are already on 1" or 25mm washers instead of 20mm squares, this seems reasonable and keeps overall formation size within the guidelines)

This is just the start (well, beyond what's already in this thread):





I've got some heavy cavalry figures from Aventine coming, as well as more hoplites and some horses from NWS Gaming.

Lastly, I have to mention Shogun Miniatures. I've ordered twice now from them, and their bases are excellent. The metal is beveled so there is no sharp corners unlike most other metal bases. They make movement trays and magnetic bases as well. If you are in the money for any sort of formation based army, check them out. Prices are very reasonable.

http://shogunminiatures.com/

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Hoplites are such an iconic soldier it'll be fun watching you make them.
As usual will they all have historically accurate shields?

   
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One unit ready for priming:



The middle row isn’t attached to hopefully help with painting. We will see how it goes. I also have to say that I hate plastic spears. If it wouldn’t take forever, I would love to replace them with wire spears. However that just seems masochistic.

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Looking good. So the middle row is removablefor painting, but that means your still trying o get in between the first and third row with a brush? And you think changing out the spears would be masochistic

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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