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Hexates
07-03-2016, 18:58
Hello fellow denizens of the Old World and places beyond,

I have recently been compiling a small portfolio of atmospheric Warhammer Fantasy art as a visual introduction for roleplay-initiates to its grimdark world.
For this purpose I skimmed through my WH books and was very surprised when I rediscovered the beautiful art works within the WHFB expansion "Conquest of the New World." I've never seen these beautiful pieces online so here they are to share with you.

http://imgur.com/kKAeR5V
http://imgur.com/wsY6Uny

The first one gives us possibly the only true grimdark depiction of a Warhammer conquistador (from Estalia even?) with his entourage of mercenaries and scribes - as well as a hidden lizard...). The second one has a really cool dwarf with a (Lustrian?) treasure chest on his back.

Question 1 (conc. Pic#1): Does anybody have an idea what's up with the strange naked figure that is chained to the conquistador and adorned with religious artifacts? Might it be a new-world slave or some kind of crazed fanatic? What are the writings on its back - is it a map?

Question 2 (conc. Pic#2): In the background there's some kind of creature that appears to be stretching its head/neck out from behind some kind of obstacle (rock, grass). Do you have any idea what that thing is supposed to be?

How do YOU like those pieces? Feel free to share your thoughts :)

RobC
07-03-2016, 20:13
On the first pic: could it be a lobotomised slave warrior? These were part of the very old slann army, back when slann and lizardmen were distinct groups.

Hexates
07-03-2016, 21:44
On the first pic: could it be a lobotomised slave warrior? These were part of the very old slann army, back when slann and lizardmen were distinct groups.

Do you know what edition this expansion book (Conquest of the New World) is from? It was apparently printed in 2005.
More importantly though, what exactly do you mean by "lobotomised slave warriors"? I mean, I do know what lobotomy and slaves are, but I have never heard these concepts to be used together in the Warhammer setting. Who uses lobotomy and for what purpose? I reckon this would be something that empire scientists might know about but why would they drag such a poor wretch into the jungles of Lustria??

Urgat
08-03-2016, 09:29
Iirc, these pics were in the booklet for the Lustria campaign.


Do you know what edition this expansion book (Conquest of the New World) is from? It was apparently printed in 2005.
More importantly though, what exactly do you mean by "lobotomised slave warriors"? I mean, I do know what lobotomy and slaves are, but I have never heard these concepts to be used together in the Warhammer setting. Who uses lobotomy and for what purpose? I reckon this would be something that empire scientists might know about but why would they drag such a poor wretch into the jungles of Lustria??

He's talking about ancient lore, from 1st to 3rd edition. When slanns were troops, etc. No link to your pictures.

Zenithfleet
08-03-2016, 13:39
Do you know what edition this expansion book (Conquest of the New World) is from? It was apparently printed in 2005.
More importantly though, what exactly do you mean by "lobotomised slave warriors"? I mean, I do know what lobotomy and slaves are, but I have never heard these concepts to be used together in the Warhammer setting. Who uses lobotomy and for what purpose? I reckon this would be something that empire scientists might know about but why would they drag such a poor wretch into the jungles of Lustria??

There was a 'Warhammer: Lustria' campaign/setting book released during 6th edition WFB, after Storm of Chaos. Had a pic of a Lizardman dino scrapping with a Skaven Rat Ogre on the front cover. 2005 sounds about right. But I thought 'Conquest of the New World' was the name of the campaign based on it that ran in White Dwarf etc for a few issues, rather than a separate publication... I could very well be wrong, though.

Maybe CotNW was a compilation of the WD articles? Can anyone help out?

BTW, Lustria in 1st-3rd ed WFB was a crazy yet awesomely gonzo place in which mohawked Amazons armed with 40K-style bolt pistols fought with frog-men, Norse raiders and pygmies. It was a lot more 'feral world sci-fi' in tone back then.

They brought a little bit of that flavour back in 6th for the aforementioned Lustria/CotNW supplement, with heroic efforts to find the Amazons etc a place in the then-current fluff.

VMBTS
08-03-2016, 14:25
Maybe CotNW was a compilation of the WD articles? Can anyone help out?


CotNW was a supplement that come along WD. Similar to the Dark Shadows book.


What I can't remember is which came out first between CotNW or Lustria book. I think it was the former, not sure.

EDIT: The other way around. Lustria was first. If I remember, the supplement came out at the same time as the release of the Marco Colombo miniature, sort of fitting.

RobC
09-03-2016, 11:38
As Zenithfleet said. A lot of very old Lustria concepts were alluded to in more recent background, so I was wondering if that was perhaps a nod to it.

Zenithfleet
10-03-2016, 14:25
CotNW was a supplement that come along WD. Similar to the Dark Shadows book.


Ah, OK. My White Dwarf subscription had lapsed by then (I'd gone overseas), so all my WDs from the CotNW era are from secondhand sources. That would explain why I never knew about the freebie. Minor personal mystery solved--thanks! :D