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  • in reply to: Crusader States and A Viking in the Sun #165354
    Alex
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    Excellent! I keep meaning to get A Viking In The Sun but forget and get distracted whenever I have some spare cash!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #164234
    Alex
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    Steam Tanks are peak Empire to me – every single battle report in WD back in the day seemed to have one alongside the War Wagon

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #164031
    Alex
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    Excellent! Suitably evil!

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    Alex
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    Quick update: still two Kislev Bear Dudes to do… but once my current assembly jobs (Malifaux) are done they’ll be at the front of the to-do queue!

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    in reply to: Collection Management System for Wargamers… #163352
    Alex
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    I’m just an excel spreadsheet kinda guy! And that’s mostly so I can gain a sense of achievement by being able to ‘tick off’ what is actually painted (a very small percentage of the overall collection shamefully!)

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    Alex
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    I think that research and learning is, ultimately, completely optional once rules and army lists etc are understood.

     

    Now, to get immersed into a game regardless of setting that’s where the research comes in for those of us who enjoy that immersion.

    sometimes I fear we all take things a little too seriously about our little metal/plastic/resin people and dice rolling/card drawing/whatever. At the very least there’s an unfortunate tendency to overthink things!

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #163043
    Alex
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    Lovely walls! (And the giant is ace too!)

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    in reply to: Reasons NOT to refight historical battles #163034
    Alex
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    It’s an interesting discussion and interesting blog post.

    Personally I understand why someone would want to recreate a specific battle etc but it leaves me cold.

    I prefer taking inspiration from theatres (so limiting choices for example) and I’m more than happy to play scenarios that aren’t ‘equal’. It’s about interesting challenges, making memories and telling stories for me – and my approach seems to satisfy that to my tastes.

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #162921
    Alex
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    Love a bit of scope creep lol

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    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #162793
    Alex
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    Obviously just ordered a pack!

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    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #162700
    Alex
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    Hope you are feeling better soon!

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    in reply to: I am the LORE!!! #162576
    Alex
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    I reckon that motion is carried!

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    in reply to: I am the LORE!!! #162533
    Alex
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    Why would anyone voluntarily put on a straightjacket?

    lore is a jumping off point. The more I like, the more I keep, but to me, part of the fun is carving out my own version of a world.

     

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    in reply to: Down with DRMs! A Modest Proposal #162150
    Alex
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    I’m utterly lost. This is more confusing than just working out with my opponent in seconds what I need to roll.

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    in reply to: Alex’s Corner of the Burning Sands #162056
    Alex
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    Thanks Mike! I tried to not go overboard with the oxide and dust 😂

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    in reply to: Alex’s Corner of the Burning Sands #162051
    Alex
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    2 bronze statue scenic pieces

    a couple of CP Models Sumerians I’ve used as bronze statues to make a start on the Burning Sands stuff. As much to help me dial in on a basing scheme as anything!

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    in reply to: Wargames As An Investment? #162015
    Alex
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    The very thought makes me feel rather sad!

     

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    in reply to: Wi-fi Booster #161992
    Alex
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    We got TP-Link AC750 at the start of lockdown 1 for WFH purposes and it worked fine extending for us! Got it from Amazon if that helps!

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    in reply to: Ever Happy? #161889
    Alex
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    There’s three stages with new rules/games:

    1. You learn the rules, this can last several games
    2. You play the rules, again, this can take a few games
    3. You play your opponent, if you’re lucky this can last forever

    Only stage 3. is really enjoyable. However so many people either move on to another set or start tinkering before ever arriving at step 3. Seems such a waste of time and effort, but then some systems deserve to be discarded!

    I’m at 3 with Konflikt 47 of all games. With my ‘regular’ opponent it accidentally became a weird and wonderful story continued over a couple of years now and it’s one of my favourite gaming experiences ever.

    For other games I’ll (try to) persevere with rules where I love the setting (Infinity/Malifaux), or I stick to relatively straight forward rules for historical and generic fantasy or sci-fi. My poor mental health addled brain can’t handle really complex or highly detailed rules.

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #161857
    Alex
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    Oh that’s very smart!!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
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    in reply to: Age of fantasy: regiments 10mm #161851
    Alex
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    Cracking stuff!

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    in reply to: Ion Age Knights #161741
    Alex
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    Lovely stuff! Really need to dig mine out some time!

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    Alex
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    Fourth Kislev Bear Rider assembled… can only face them every now and again… still, only two left to do!!

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    in reply to: Alex’s Corner of the Burning Sands #161600
    Alex
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    Coolio. Do you reckon the gate detailing will be visible after painting?

    if it’s anything like the store signs on my Wild West MDF buildings it’ll show through the primer enough so I can work with it at the painting stage. Doubt it’ll reward washing techniques too much, but we’ll see!

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #161577
    Alex
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    I do love Stoodhof! The outhouses, fences and the town square statue are all excellent touches!

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #161484
    Alex
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    They look good at least!

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    in reply to: 10mm Fantasy Village #161457
    Alex
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    Prendraken hold this range. https://www.pendraken.co.uk/10mm-escenografia-epsilon-895-c.asp regards Sean

     

    i knew they looked a little familiar! Good spot Sean!

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    Alex
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    The masonry-flail was my favourite bit about the modern (I think it’s still current?) plastic Citadel Giant kit!

    Giant
    Although I won’t be doing the same colour scheme as my other Giant!!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
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    Alex
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    Right, last of the miniatures for this project now.

    First a metal Chimera from Alternative Armies (Greater Warbeast, Flying, Flame/Spore Attack):

    chimera
    It’s a similar size to the Griffon.

    Adding another monstrous option is a 3D printed Giant (Greater Warbeast, Fear):

    Giant
    I added a few metal shields from the Lancer beastmen.  I also used Vallejo Plastic Putty to give the giant some kind of afflicted face, a small horn and various boils.

    I also acquired a unit of three Chaos Spawn (Lesser Warbeasts, tempted to give Exploder just for the fun of it):

    3 chaos spawn

    Finally, and providing the nemesis for my Elector Count is a Chaos Lord on a ‘Dragon’ (more like an oversized Wyvern to me, but it’ll do!) – either way it’ll be Greater Warbeast, Flying, Spore/Flame Attack:

    Chaos Lord on a dragon
    Although I have seen a MiniRat sculpt of a War Altar… that might be on the cards!!

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    in reply to: Age of fantasy: regiments 10mm #161431
    Alex
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    Good stuff! Nice value bundle that!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
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    Alex
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    Hope these help!

    Left-Right: Crom’s Anvil Religious Fanatic, Eureka Chaos Dwarf, Pendraken Landknecht (historical), Pendraken Wizard (Fantasy)

    And also:

    Left-Right: Black Gate Ogre, Eureka Chaos Dwarf, Magister Militum Wasteland Evil Knight, Lancer Beastman,

    To my eye they fit right in with all the other manufacturers in the collection, but obviously tastes do vary! Hope these pictures help people looking for size comparisons in any case!

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    Alex
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    Guess they switched it up a little as editions progressed?

    More Chaotic dudes this time – Chaos Dwarfs! These were all made up from a single pack from Eureka.

    To start with a unit of warriors (Heavy Infantry):

    12 chaos dwarfs
    These are very reminiscent of the original Chaos Dwarf rather than the big hat version that followed.  I particularly like that one of the minis has a mutated tentacle arm – fits nicely in with Nurgle!

    The pack also included a few Dwarfs armed with handguns.  Sadly not enough to make a standard full-sized unit, but by adding a Sorcerer mini I was able to get it up to six at least.  I’m thinking Heavy Missiles with the Wizardling upgrade (and reduced model unit of course):

    6 chaos dwarfs
    Finally I added a couple of spear guys to a leader looking guy (well he is pointing so of course he’s a gaffer) – he can act as a Chaos Dwarf Champion of Chaos (Elite Foot, maybe with the Mystical Armour upgrade):

    3 chaos dwarfs
    The minis in the pack were all really nice – the only downside is the mix of missile and foot in the one pack, but I think I’ve found an OK use for the handgunners.

    Have a final few pieces to share of the Chaos side and then (barring the Bear Cavalry that is an absolute chore – zero progress made) that’s the lot prepped.

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    Alex
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    Cheers!

     

    nope – Ostermark:

    Examples of uniforms

    Admittedly I went a bit lighter on the purple as I keep seeing people say smaller scales should be highlighted more lol

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    Alex
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    They look more than okay, they are great. Looking forward to see the whole army, especially the elite Kislev contingent.

    Thanks Steven, much appreciated!

    I’d better crack on with assembling the other three bear cavalry then! 😉

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    Alex
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    Test Halberdier Detachment done (minus suitable grass/plant stuff on bases):

    6 halberdiers
    think they look OK, so at least the project can keep moving forward on to the painting phase!

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    in reply to: Which nation next? #161248
    Alex
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    There’s too many interesting theatres – so I went with fairly small forces for lots of them… that doesn’t help narrow down your choices I’m afraid though!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
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    Alex
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    Fantastic!! So painted models are due … ?

     

    sometime before 2030…

     

    j/k am painting a halberdier detachment as a test unit so hopefully share that soon-ish (real life permitting)

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    Alex
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    I was trying to think of a pun around alpacas, drama and llamas. Can you just pretend I made a terribly witty joke?

    Haha you are a card old bean!

     

    (that work?)

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
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    Alex
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    Yeah they are great models, good price, good sculpts and a good size too! I used my Chaos Alpaca as a draft animal and not so much as a warhound.

     

    mind you the more I think in terms of Chaos Alpaca the more I like the Mini

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    Alex
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    Some beastly reinforcements this time – from Lancer.  If it hadn’t have been for TWW I wouldn’t have known about Lancer!

    First the Shaman – this didn’t look all that impressive on the website, but I took a punt (it’s a cheap mini after all!) and it is a lot better in the metal! Elite Foot, Single Model Unit, Wizardling:

    beatman shaman
    And the Doombull:

    doombull
    He will be most likely Elite Foot, Single Model Unit, Venomous.

    Of course I am also including some beastmen troops – I’ve got two units of Beastmen (Light Foot, Offensive):

    12 beastmen warriors
    I particularly like the champion mini – the one with the warhammer held aloft.

    Of course the Doombull needed some Minotaur friends (Bellicose Foot, Reduced Model Unit):

    6 minotaurs
    Like the Black Gate Ogres these have a nice old school feel to them.

    But that’s not all – also from Lancer I got some Chaos Hounds (Lesser Warbeasts):

    6 chaotic warhounds
    The one that looks like it is stalking ready to pounce has a bit of a flesh hound vibe, but with suitable paint choices he should blend in with his buddies.  The long necked miniature I can’t help but think of as a Chaos Alpaca though…

    Finally from Lancer I got some Centigor (probably Heavy Riders – they don’t have the look of javelin or bow armed types that would come under Light Riders):

    6 centaurs
    The chap with the axe makes ranking these up a pain in the proverbial but they look good in this Bretonnian style formation

    I can safely say that on the whole (Chaos Alpaca aside) I’m really impressed by Lancer’s chaotic offerings – and they are very good value for money indeed. Recommended!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
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