06/03/2021 at 09:35 #153476Angel BarracksModerator06/03/2021 at 11:49 #153488
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/26/03/2021 at 09:06 #154269
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!
My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/26/03/2021 at 09:45 #15427129/03/2021 at 16:10 #154429
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.29/03/2021 at 21:51 #154449
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/05/04/2021 at 19:47 #154734
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/05/04/2021 at 21:52 #15473907/04/2021 at 17:59 #154810
I thought the peasent was going to be some kind of assasin.
Was the woodgrain on the axe handle painted or washed?07/04/2021 at 18:12 #154811
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/07/04/2021 at 19:45 #15481307/04/2021 at 21:27 #154815
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/07/04/2021 at 22:58 #15481812/04/2021 at 21:40 #155020
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/13/04/2021 at 14:55 #15504413/04/2021 at 17:46 #155050
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/13/04/2021 at 17:49 #155051
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/13/04/2021 at 17:50 #155052
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 …
(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/13/04/2021 at 18:47 #155053Andrew BeasleyParticipant
It’s a font kerning issue as the ‘I’ is slid left under the ‘L’.
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).13/04/2021 at 19:56 #155054
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/13/04/2021 at 20:35 #155058
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/13/04/2021 at 20:52 #155062
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?13/04/2021 at 20:56 #155063
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/13/04/2021 at 22:01 #155070
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.13/04/2021 at 22:14 #155071
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/15/04/2021 at 00:14 #155112
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-1.25/04/2021 at 11:47 #155565
Part 8 of Tilea’s Troubles is done and uploaded!
My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/25/04/2021 at 11:54 #155566
Heh heh, I was just checking for new videos this morning.25/04/2021 at 14:31 #15556903/05/2021 at 23:33 #155861
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/04/05/2021 at 12:56 #15587304/05/2021 at 14:22 #155884
I blame the lord and his motivational speach for dooming them all.04/05/2021 at 22:29 #155899
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/11/05/2021 at 09:43 #156178
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/11/05/2021 at 13:40 #15619111/05/2021 at 13:49 #156194
I’m beginning to think of this series as an audiobook, looking forward to the story and occassionally realizing its a game report.11/05/2021 at 13:51 #15619511/05/2021 at 17:01 #156200Geof DowntonParticipant
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 20:1111/05/2021 at 19:16 #15620117/05/2021 at 19:18 #156445
Thanks you three.
Part 11 of the video account of my campaign is now complete. It is a battle story/report, in which victory was determined by whether or not the Duchess Maria could escape across the table!
My Tilean Campaign can be found at https://bigsmallworlds.com/
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