OK after being inspired by some truly great project logs on here, I have decided it's time for me to muster the grand old army of Averland. I am setting this army between 2502 (Start of karl Franz's reign) and 2517. The reason being that I believe Marius Leitdorf (or Our Mazza to his mates) to be one of the most interesting character's ever created. Also for those of you have read the books: sword of justice and sword of vengence will know the current plight of Averland is.... well I wont ruin the books for you if you have not read them.... so i will just say 'in a mess'.
Now like many of you guys I love modeling and making armies but in the past I have made so many points worth of models, that it has been so demotivating when looking at what you have to paint. So I intend to model and paint this army in solid 500 point blocks. If you see me going off on a whim please feel free to reign me back in again with vile insults and severe threats.
One more thing I would like to explain before setting off is that I am currently doing a degree at university, working full time and have a six year old son so I see this as a long term project and updates may slow down everynow and again. The main reasons I am doing this log is because I have seen some great logs on here and have seen how everyone helps to motivate each other, support one another and offer advice. Oh and one last thing I seriously need tips on taking photo's so all will be welcome, what I have taken so far really does not show the shading or highlights but enough ramble from me lets get this wagon on the path!
If your still reading and have not died of boredom here is a few shots of my first few swordsmen 'The Grenzstadt Lions'. Originally I was going to go with a Wissenland theme but I hate painting white fabric but the shields got left on these guys. The models will form the back ranks and are made from various bits of older plastics so nothing fancy in the modelling department for now.
However my second unit are the Bergsjaeger which I am going to use as outriders and I think these are a little more interesting, Ive gone for a dark grey and black theme with just the small icons on the horses flank to tie them in with the rest of the army, I intend to do a unit of swords men in the same muted colours with yellow and black checked shields, as well as a detachment of handgunners using the cloaks off the outriders sprue in my first batch of 500 points. With Averland being so brightly uniformed I intend to alternate bright and dark units to give the force some depth.
ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH I HATE COMPUTERS AND BLOODY CAMERAS!!!!!!
Ok first bit of advice needed, how do you upload pictures hahaha this is really going well! I have tried as attachments, the files are on my computer but it keeps reseting the internet access, something to do with a firewall (what ever one of those is sounds like something Isiah Kailshar the army's mage might conjure up) I see most of you guys have pictures in the text rather than pictures at the end can anyone tell me how they do that. Us old timers aint to good with all this stuff the engineers keep bringing out.
Hahaha great start to the plog dont you think! Need I mention Its the first time I have ever done one of these!
Any help would be greatly (needed) Appreciated.