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  • #181478
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    I guess this is technically “historical,” but I’m using it in a fantasy context: I finally started painting my Warring States Chinese from Microworld Games. They are great little figures, cast beautifully and with excellent definition. A really fun set to paint.

    These are Ji infantry from the State of Qin, who are fighting for domination of the Chinese heartland as well as trying to fend off an even greater threat: the Fallen Empire, an undead scourge spreading both east and west out of the frozen wastes of Siberia. In this they are allied with the Kingdom of Prester John. However, the Fallen Empire has vast resources to draw upon, and so far, Zhao, Wei and the other Warring States refuse to believe the threat and join Qin in the defense of the Middle Dynasty – and indeed, all Mankind!


    #181479
    Avatar photoThaddeus Blanchette
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    Really beautiful stuff! I have always wanted to do Chinese armies. Do you have a good book for beginners on Chinese military history during this period?

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    #181480
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    Well it doesn’t deal with the Warring States but rather the period a generation or two after (the fall and reunification of the Han Dynasty), but I recommend the Romance of the Three Kingdoms for getting the flavor of the period. You can also read the Classic of Han Fei Tsu to learn about the social system of Legalism, which was the dominant social structure of the period. As for a history of the Warring States themselves, or at least their military culture, there’s a good Osprey book on the subject.

    #181494
    Avatar photo6mmwargaming
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    Great work, I can’t wait to see more!

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    #181498
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    Thanks for saying so! They’re a lot of fun to paint so far. I did some swordsmen this afternoon to keep the army going.

    #181505
    Avatar photoMicroworld Steve
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    These look great, and I now feel vindicated in my decision to do an extra pack of action poses for the ji infantry 🙂

    #181506
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    I just wish I were better at photographing these! My painting is not shop quality, it’s just good enough for tabletop play. At this distance they look a mess when you see every single brush stroke. But together they are a great and convincing mass of soldiers and I chalk that up to the excellent castings and the great design of the minis.

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