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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Boston, MA

 TheCustomLime wrote:
The Empire: The mustachioed fashion icons of the Old World. The Imperium wishes they could be this stylish.

This looks really good! When I painted *a* Talabecheim state trooper I just did the pants in red and the shirt in white. Doing the quartered thing seems like a real pain especially with the colors you are using.

It's pretty telling that a major part of the Empire's economy is based on the sale of fantastic hats Glad you're digging the army though. The quartered thing isn't really that hard. Since the models aren't made of hard, mechanical shapes, the lines don't have to be as precise. There are also a lot of seams on their pants and shirts that run through the centers of the models, which make breaking them up for quartering or halving pretty easy.

I played Age of Sigmar today with my buddy. I brought Empire, he brought Dwarfs. We played a mission with three objectives, which could only be captured by character models. Problem was, my characters weren't super motivated, so my Witch Hunter didn't get on an objective til late in the game, and my captain didn't clear off the central objective til the last turn. He won the battle, although he only had a wounded Cogsmith and an unmanned cannon left while I still had 20something state troops and crossbows, plus my characters left. Here's some pictures:









I've gotta figure out how to add some punch to this army. The block of State Troops was nice, but while they were survivable, none of their weapon options are that deadly. Even my Reiksguard aren't that damaging, although their charge was good enough to wipe the Slayers out - unfortunately, the Slayers' postmortem attacks killed half the unit! The crossbows did alright, although if I got to use their stand and shoot ability they could be pretty devastating. I've got a block of handgunners coming up next, and then I've gotta figure out were I can put some real punch in this army. I'm hoping Demigryph Knights and a Hellblaster Volley Gun will be enough to give the army some more dependable damage output, as for a lot of this game I felt like I was swinging wet noodles, despite the near tabling of my opponent.

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Boston, MA

For anyone wanting to see some video of these guys in action plus my thoughts on Age of Sigmar, I put together a video on my Youtube channel:


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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Bath uk

Not relevant to the topic of the video(which i enjoyed) but that was an awesome looking IG army in the clip when you start talking about 40k.

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Boston, MA

 STG wrote:
Not relevant to the topic of the video(which i enjoyed) but that was an awesome looking IG army in the clip when you start talking about 40k.

Glad you enjoyed the video! That's my buddy Dan's Guard, which are all Victoria Lamb sculpts. I might try and showcase them on the channel because they're a good looking army.

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Southern California, USA

A good overview of AoS and a really pretty battlefield. I agree that AoS has a lot of things going especially now that the GHB has been release. It's modern game design that flows a lot smoother than WHFB/40k with the latter's obsession with charts and the cross referencing thereof. Though, I think it would've been received a lot better if the old world, which everyone loved, hadn't been blown up to make room for fantasy space marines.

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30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
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Boston, MA

Agreed completely, I feel like it wouldn't have been hard to introduce Stormcast to the Old World while keeping it more or less intact. It's not like there's any shortage of dead heroes to be reincarnated as golden golems before the world got itself blow'd up.

As for the battlefield, that's my buddy Dylan's, which you can see more of here:
http://dylangould.blogspot.com/

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Cool pics from the Bat Rep.

EDC
   
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Southern California, USA

Have you considered adding a wizard or two? Wildform gives you +1 to a units to wound rolls. That'll give your big blocks of infantry some extra punch.

Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
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Boston, MA

Dang, I hadn't even seen that spell! With a casting value of 6 that's not too bad either. Fortunately, I have a blister pack of old Amber Wizards I can use for that. Thanks for the tip!

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UK

The Empire General and Handgunners is a very punchy combo, between his Hold The Line and their Steady Aim, you go from 5+/3+ to 3+/2+ so long as they don't move, and since the General's buff can affect up to 3 units, you can stick a unit nearby to defend the gunners pretty effectively as well.

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Boston, MA

Weird round of batch painting this month had me painting 10 Ironsides Handgunners, an Empire Engineer, and a Warrior Priest. Glad they all had a fairly similar color palette! Not happy with the faces on the Ironsides though; the helmets and the angles, plus my brush crapping out really made the faces look pretty poor. I really like how the priest came out though. Anyway, here's my hams:







The Engineer:





They call him Two Hammers Mcree, on account of his two hammers:




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Southern California, USA

Those Ironside Handgunners look pretty ace. If there is anything wrong with the faces the helmets and huge honking guns block it. Forge World's fantasy models are pretty good which makes you wonder of the possibilities if they ever stop snorting the 30k crack. It's also kind of funny how the Ironside conversion kit just basically requires the arms from the plastic kit. You'd think at that point they would just sculpt some gun arms. The Engineer and Warrior Priest also look great. The Empire SCs are so full of character and nice detail. So nice that they gave them their own two factions lol.

Are you ever going to paint up a steam tank? That unit is so Empire it's ridiculous.

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Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
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Boston, MA

I hope to add a Steamtank eventually! I've got a pretty hefty backlog for this army alone, so I don't want to get that big centrepiece until there's a real army to center around it.

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Boston, MA

I'm playing a game this weekend, and I found I was in need of more Fantasy-appropriate terrain, so I painted up a set of walls and fences! There's some State Troops in there for scale:




A cheeky little Gobbo:


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Very crisp reikland color scheme. Good work!

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Boston, MA

Why thank you! After I stumbled over the first unit (batch painting 20 guys in the Talabheim scheme over black primer was not a good idea) the army's gone pretty smoothly.

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Cadia

Looking really good! I've got a sixth Ed fantasy starter box that I've been sitting on and now this makes me want to dig it out and fix it up for AOS.

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Boston, MA

The minis in that box are the perfect level of detail for massed ranks of infantry; I'm a little envious since the standard plastic kits are so detailed it makes painting a buttload of dudes kind of time consuming.

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Boston, MA

After seeing how well large blocks of handgunners do, I've started bulking out mine:






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Boston, MA

Tendinitis has kept me away from the painting (and video editing) table for the past three weeks, but I'm slowly getting back into it! Here we have 10 more Empire Handgunners, rounding out the unit to 30:






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Boston, MA

20 State Troops - painting masses of dudes is way easier when they don't have bling hanging everywhere:






Arcane Ruins - this set is easy to assemble but ugh there's so many gaps to fill and they're really awful. After gap filling and sanding it looks okay:




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Southern California, USA

Ahh, Skullhenge. A classic WHFB piece of terrain. It looks good!

Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
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Love this topic, class work!

   
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Boston, MA

New year, new models! I just finished a unit of Pistoliers, who will hopefully give my army some mobility. These guys are my favorite horses GW's sculpted:





I also added to my previous block of 20 spears with 10 more:




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Boston, MA

While waiting on paints to dry on an Apothecary I was painting today, I painted up this Amber Wizard:


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Boston, MA

Just painted up the first 20 troops in my Free Company Militia regiment, the Altdorf Alehounds:

The sergeant is a model by http://www.imbrianarts.com/

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Boston, MA

I converted up some markers for Age of Sigmar - 3 Hold the Line markers, Inspiring Presence, Wildform, and Mystic Shield:

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Boston, MA

10 more Free Company Militia for the Altdorf Alehounds (Talabheim Tappers?):







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Southern California, USA

The monkey is the real star of that squad.

Thought for the day: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
30k Ultramarines: 2000 pts
Bolt Action Germans: ~1200 pts
AOS Stormcast: Just starting.
The Empire : ~60-70 models.
1500 pts
: My Salamanders painting blog 16 Infantry and 2 Vehicles done so far!  
   
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 TheCustomLime wrote:
The monkey is the real star of that squad.


It gives the unit a Pirates of the Caribbean theme
   
 
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