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  • #153476
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I think I have sussed what makes this work so well for me.
    They are very obviously staged to get the angles and look, but even though you have set them up for a scene…  they look natural and like you have captured the moment.
    It seems real.

    #153488
    Padre
    Participant

    Thanks. Sometimes it just works even when I was concentrating on something else. Like yesterday, I was putting together a scene for the end of season 13 report, and put some buildings and a few halflings in the background of the main marching regiment. When I took incidental photos of some of the background features, they just seemed to be, to paraphrase you, in a moment …

    The main scene …

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #154269
    Padre
    Participant

    My new campaign video is up, Part 5. It was delayed by my need to move the campaign on, writing a bunch of end of season reports. Hopefully, now, the videos will appear slightly more frequently!

    The Chancellors.

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #154271
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cool beans, nice story and terrain.
    I really do like the hedges with the visible branches, very cool.

    #154429
    Thomaston
    Participant

    That went by way too fast, didn’t feel like 16 minutes at all.

    Did you sew the banner yourself? The batton and half sub lookstoo tight to be hand stiched, was it machines? the yellow edge looks looser, very cool. And how did you get it in that flowing position, wires?

    Oh, and you you me giving another attempt at a fantasy campaign. Hoepfully this one will last more than a few months.

    Tired is enough.
    R-rated narcissism

    #154449
    Padre
    Participant

    Thanks Thomaston.

    The banner is from a silk hankerchief. I used paint for the symbol, and sewed the edge with silk thread as well as sewing it to the pole. I used the corner of the hankerchief, which was embroidered, many years ago as a flag for a building …

    I must have added the yellow fringe sometime in the last 6 years ‘cos the flag did not originally have it …

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #154734
    Padre
    Participant

    The next video, part 6, is done! It starts with a spot of history then continues with a prequel story to a forthcoming battle report.

    This should get easier, especially as I won’t have to re-do the photographs for the later reports, and I should find the process a little easier too.

    A Monstrous Assault

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #154739
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cool. You using LINKA for some of the buildings?

    Ah. I wrote that as I was watching, the credits answered me.

    Very cool. Must get me some ogres!

    #154810
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Nice episode.
    I thought the peasent was going to be some kind of assasin.
    Was the woodgrain on the axe handle painted or washed?

    Tired is enough.
    R-rated narcissism

    #154811
    Padre
    Participant

    It’s an old figure, painted many a year ago but i know the answer nevertheless. It was painted. Until a year or so ago I painted exclusively in enamels, and washing isn’t an option, apart from the very rare ‘washing’ of figures in white-spirit thinned paint to make them look filthy. Like some of my skeletons.

    I worry some of these episodes might be boring, but if I miss them out then the later ones won’t make sense. Not sure, for example, what I am going to do with the large chunks of history I including (a part of which was incorporated above) and also the story pieces (admittedly few in number) I did without pictures. If I am lucky, I will be able to make some sort of picture(s) to go with them.

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #154813
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I am happy with just audio.
    On the plus side, just audio means I can paint and listen and not have to worry about missing pictures.

    #154815
    Padre
    Participant

    Reworking the Terme Castle bat rep for a video report, and need some better, additional pics.

    Just done this scene of the Bretonnian chivalry sent to relieve the castle – I feel sorry for the horses!

    The paladin, Sir Gregoire de Vienne, leads them …

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #154818
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Gotta love some cavalry.

    #155020
    Padre
    Participant

    My next campaign video is up, part 7. I am hitting a weekly stride. It is the second battle report of the campaign, in which Razger Boulderguts’ ogres assault a Bretonnian held castle. It features the original battle pictures from 7 years ago, plus new ones using some of the same figures.

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155044
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Yikes, that was bold/foolish?
    Shame it ended that way.

    Also, is this the wizards only entrance?

    😀

    Defo want me some Ogres now.

    #155050
    Padre
    Participant

    Bravery and foolishness have a tangled relationship!

    As for the door, I could’ve edited it from the pic had I noticed!!!!! Oops! I reckon there’ll be more of that sort of thing along the way.

    Also, I really can’t make my mind up between stating actual toy soldier unit sizes and more ‘realistic’ sizes. I think I will end up flipping between the two!

     

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155051
    Padre
    Participant

    Really wierd. The first letter ‘i’ in the word ‘flipping’ is there in my reply box, but disappears when I publish the post? Which makes this second post a kind of test to see if it happens again!

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155052
    Padre
    Participant

    Wow! That’s flipping crazy! Is it a rude word in America/Canada or something?

    Maybe it is the combination of l and i? I’m gonna test some other words …

    clipping    live    life   alive

    (edit) Ok, they work. So, combinations of f and l and i …

    Flirtation    Flies

    (edit) Maybe its a case sensitive flaw?

    Flipping   flipping   Flirtation flirtation

    (edit) Nailed it. It is a lower case f then l then i glitch.

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155053
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    It’s a font kerning issue as the ‘I’ is slid left under the ‘L’.

    Odd kerning

    There are a few issues like this very visible on iPads 🙁 and with no font selection it’s one to live with unless Mike changes the default font…

     

    (Sorry forgot the pic).

    #155054
    Padre
    Participant

    Thanks muchly Andrew. I can see it now. I was on a Windows PC and the font is so small I couldn’t see the letter had slid underneath.

    For a while I thought it was a bug at my end, thus my weird need to explore the issue!

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155058
    Padre
    Participant

    Hurray, all the glitches have gone. Which makes my earlier posts intriguingly insane looking. I like it!

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155062
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Hurray, all the glitches have gone. Which makes my earlier posts intriguingly insane looking. I like it!

    Happy to keep the font related posts or delete it all, like it never happened?

    #155063
    Padre
    Participant

    Don’t trouble yourself! It’ll make for some confusing reading, perhaps, for visitors, but whether or not that is a problem I cannot fathom.

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155070
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Also, I really can’t make my mind up between stating actual toy soldier unit sizes and more ‘realistic’ sizes

    Is there a set ratio you use?
    Like 1 model represents 10 soldiers?

    I am thinking 1:1 for my games as they are sort of local battles between lords and villages rather than kings and provinces.

    #155071
    Padre
    Participant

    It’s when writing the stories I have the issue. My players and I, although we have had the usual discussions about ratios, just decided to ignore the matter. But when I do the stories with pictures, it looks like tens or sometimes hundreds of figures not thousands of soldiers. I kind of think of it like the TV series Sharpe – the images can only show what there is. No CGI effects, see?

    In a bat reps, for example , I often give numbers that fit the actual game, such as casualties. But then in the connecting stories, if I use those same number it might seem odd, even jarring. I could try to avoid them I suppose.

    In that last story, I mentioned two ‘big’ companies of mounted knights, then later revealed there were 18 in total. Which seemed a bit off.

    Perhaps it doesn’t matter and I should just get on with the stories. We all know it’s fantasy!

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155112
    Thomaston
    Participant

    The word “company” was vague enough to not be an issue for me. Maybe you could use these kind of wordings more and sidestep the size thing, group, cohort, section, band, etc.

    I wonder if the ogres could take all those knights head on. I think they have numerical advantage and their leader did pretty well 1-on-1.

    Tired is enough.
    R-rated narcissism

    #155565
    Padre
    Participant

    Part 8 of Tilea’s Troubles is done and uploaded!

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155566
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Heh heh, I was just checking for new videos this morning.

    Tired is enough.
    R-rated narcissism

    #155569
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cool, nice to see mention of the previous things all coming together.

    Nice proclamation from Morr too.

    #155861
    Padre
    Participant

    Thanks for the comments.

    Part 9 of Tilea’s Troubles is now uploaded:

    (Yes, those heavily milliputted figures are ancient, and still in their 1980’s paint job. A good friend of mine painted them when we were students.)

    I am also currently in the middle of making scenery for the next battle, as well as writing a new story for the campaign thread, not just more video stories from early in the campaign. This will involved many new pictures and perhaps some painting. There are three battles to do soon, although I do not know whether to wait until the lockdown rules allow us to play them together or whether I should do one or two of them as play by e-mail like the last three!

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #155873
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Blimey, what are they going to do to stop those Ogres?

    #155884
    Thomaston
    Participant

    I blame the lord and his motivational speach for dooming them all.

    Tired is enough.
    R-rated narcissism

    #155899
    Padre
    Participant

    I blame the lord and his motivational speach for dooming them all.

    Well I believed him, and I wrote the speech after the game had taken place!

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #156178
    Padre
    Participant

    I am still working the campaign ‘at both ends”!

    Part 10 of Tilea’s Troubles is done, in which Prince Girenzo of Trantio plots against his rival, Duke Guidobaldo of Pavona.

    I am also, right now, working on scenery and figures (well, bits of figures – fiddly indeed!) for the next new story, set in a marsh.

    My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/

    #156191
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Very cool, I am liking the set up of these in particular:

     

    #156194
    Thomaston
    Participant

    I’m beginning to think of this series as an audiobook, looking forward to the story and occassionally realizing its a game report.

    Tired is enough.
    R-rated narcissism

    #156195
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Same here 😀

    #156200
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    …and here.

    Trouble is I find myself enjoying the story, then realise after a while that I’ve been doing something else whilst listening, and have missed all the pretty pictures!

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #156201
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Yeah, I listen then go back to see what images there are 😀

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