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    Zemlod's adventures in the Old World

    Funny, how you sometimes take things for granted so you don't really notice them anymore -- until they're gone!

    For me it was that way with the Warhammer Olde World setting. Although the Warhammer setting has been one of the foundation blocks of my Fantasy experience, I never got round to playing a single game of Warhamer Fantasy Battles, just taking it for granted that -one day- I would find the time to do so. Until they just blew the whole place up!

    I did however spend countless hours playing the Fantasy Roleplaying game. So, over the years I have formed a rather strong opinion of what I imagine this setting to be about. As I already said elsewhere:

    I want my Fantasy to have puffy sleeves on unshaven Empire soliders, toothless Bretonnian serfs in ramshackle half-timbered hovels, gnome mechanics, halfling thiefs, flashy buckles on floppy leather hats and Fimirs in the swamps.
    In my book there's no place for the over the top, action figure, masters of the universe look of the age of sigmar. And I don't mean this figuratively. In this case there actually is a 'my book', and it's this one:




    You see, no Stormcasts here...

    Not having played Fantasy in the past, I'm less dogmatic about the rules system. Admittedly, I always liked the appeal of ranked troops, forests of pikes &c., but to be honest, the game that's most regularly played here atm is Song of Blades and Heroes, so I'm fine with a simplified skirmish mechanic. Maybe I'll even give the AoS rules a go sometime... I really do like the new round bases, I'll be using those here.

    Enough of the blather, you say, what'll this thread be about?

    Fair enough. Well, over the years I've picked up the odd Fantasy mini here and thereน, most of which I never painted. So this is the thread where I try to fix that. I've no particular order in mind, and this thread has to compete time-wise with my Lord of the Rings pile and my 40K Praetorians, so progress is probably going to be erratic. But the main point is

    We'll always have Altdorf!

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    น That's a blatant understatement! It's piles of them! Dwarfs, Empire, Beastmen, Chaos, a whole ******* Skull Pass, Bretonnians and what not...
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    Re: Zemlod's adventures in the Old World

    And to start this off, here's some Empire

    Despite being such a fluff dogmatic, I wanted to have a bit more freedom with the fluff of these, so I didn't use one of the major cities. After the wife suggested the colours for these: black, red with white for accents, it all came together. So I here present to you

    The Imperial city of Hibdebach

    I already did a mini for this city a while ago, but that was more of a joke back then:




    But now I rather think this'll actually work:

    some Greatswords:





    and a Priest



    And again the Grand Seal of Hibdebach, as seen on one of the local jugs, used for the traditional export product: ฤpple Wine




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    Re: Zemlod's adventures in the Old World

    Hey Zemlod,

    my first thought: you know this heraldy... and you know this bottle....

    But now to your minis: great work and nice paint job. I'm looking forward to see more minis from you.


    Greetings from Dribbdebach.

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    @malakev thanks!
    I think I will have to watch another game to get some ideas for the unit banners
    And there's quite a lot more SGE-Empire coming.

    But first, here's a teaser of some greenskins that I'll try to base and photograph tomorrow.



    But there's also so much other stuff that I just don't know where to start. So, what better way is there to decide than by rolling on a table? I included most of what's already basecoated or even started to paint in this list. Mounted models counting double, tanks and buildings counting ten each. I still have to/want to rebase a lot of the fantasy models to round bases, so the list is still going to grow...


    As you can see, it's a 72 so the next update will be in my random thread with some dreadfleet. But work starts again on monday, so I can't make any guesses as to painting speed...

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    Those are some very good empire characters. Look forward to seeing your next fantasy outing!

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    @Darth Alec thanks! Before I start on the Dreadfleet markers (and who knows what next), here's the Greenskins shown above,
    this time with proper pictures.

    Three snap-fit ones and two lead ones. While I still recall buying the lead ones (ages ago), I have no idea where those two have left their shields. Once I find them (or failing that, once I've built some) I'll have to find a shield design eventually. Something simple and stark, possibly. Teef? Or perhaps some leering 80's shield faces? Anyway, here's the greenskins:








    edit: This may sound odd, but painting the stitches on the ork bottoms is probably my fafourite part of painting fantasy or 40K orks...

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    I know what you mean about the stitching. So satisfying on Ogres. Your cloth is gorgeous. I wish I could paint cloth like that!

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    Thanks, Darth Alec!

    As you can see above, I rolled "Dreadfleet markers" in the what's-to-paint-next-table so here they are:





    There's actually two of the skeletons on the steering wheel, but I painted them up the same so I didn't take a pic of the second one... Now I've only to find the box with the remaining ships and paint those...

    I had originally indended to stick to the above table and only occasionally add entries to it from the lead pile. Then madness happened and I rolled: "dig out every mini you own, clean and base them and then basecoat as many as you can before the madness subsides"... Now, two cans of Army Painter spray and an unhealthy amount of super glue later I've run out of bases and have to face the fact that I've close to 1k of unpainted minis waiting for me. Or for my heirs. Or theirs.

    Anyway, between opening all those boxes and going "i had no idea i still had those...", I finished a Bretonnian knight I had packed away half painted years ago. He's joined by a paint scheme tester peasant. Whith him I wanted to try and keep the colours as muted as possible, with his lord's coat of arms the only spot of bright colour. I'm still trying to find some transfers, so no idea which device I'll put on the coat of arms yet... The grail knight's coat of arms is actually that one of my home 'town', so don't blame me for the heraldic sin of joining vert to gules...





    I also rebased this undead knight on one of the new oval horse bases. I much prefer this look so I may eventually rebase all the little gee-gees. . .




    In other news, I took pics of everything else I painted this year so far, so I'll update my other threads accordingly.

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    Re: Zemlod's adventures in the Old World

    I'm really liking your work. I feel a connection. I got into WFB via the Role Playing Game too. I picked up a box of beastmen to use as foes for the generic lead figures I had and was hooked.

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    OHHHH!!! Another twin soul who really gets the excitement of playing in the old WFRP universe... The Old World was(is) still the best fantasy setting ever conceived for many people, including me of course, and the amount of inspiration one can draw from it is simply infinite! I can see from your work that you really know how to capture the atmosphere of that marvellous setting and I am definitely going to look at your progresses with interest... At least AoS did something really good showing us how better wh models look on round/oval bases (something I always suspected but never had te guts to do on my models before)...

    Also, I loved the idea of a random painting schedule, it made me laugh quite loud at work!

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    Welcome back after the downtime everybody!

    Here's another troop from the last century:


    The warscroll says 10+ peasants, but the generals' handbook now wants 16+ for a unit, so I'll have to add a few archers here.

    After that (or before that, possibly. Or both at the same time. I won't even try to make predictions anymore...) it'll be a unit of these:


    I will need to get a new lamp as well, these pictures look almost as if taken in the light of the fireplace...

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    What a lovely painting and god do they look good on round bases!

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    Hah, great stuff chief, your bowmen are appropriately grim looking.

    If there's one thing I've enjoyed about the whole AoS debacle, it's seeing the way so many WHF fans have mustered up some proper Dwarfish stubborness and walled themselves off in their own favourite part of the setting rather than giving in to GW's attempt to bully everyone over into their new reality. I've gone for Mordheim myself, but the WHFRP books are still often foremost in mind when I work on a new project.

    Can't wait to see more.

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    Re: Zemlod's adventures in the Old World

    Finally sone (smallish) bits of progress here:

    First: a random chaos champion:


    I didn't notice in real life, but the silver highlights on the armor do really look too broad in these pics...


    Whith this figure I've debated with myself whether he really belongs in this Old World thread, not being a GW mini and all... But then again, this is what I'd want my Warhammer miniatures to look if they still made some. It's an inquisitor from White knight miniatures. I really like thie sculpt, so I had to paint and finish him right away (his colleagues still need their highlights and bases done) - he has just the right mix of serious heroic attitide and a fun nod to another poncho wearing, cigar smoking warrior whose name I just can't recall at the moment... So anyway, I've decided that Inquisitor von Ostwald and his troupe do belong in the Olde Worlde thread and I'll post the rest of them here as soon as they're finished

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    Re: Zemlod's adventures in the Old World

    Hey, just looked through this and you've got some great stuff here. I particularly like the Inquisitor from the last post and the earlier old metal Orcs are great. Keep up the good work keeping fantasy alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaltheras View Post
    Keep up the good work keeping fantasy alive.
    Exactly. My favorite part is that heraldry on the captain's coat way in the beginning. But, it's all old world goodness in here.

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    I like the witch hunter figure. It definitely looks as though it belongs in the olde worlde.

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    Re: Zemlod's adventures in the Old World

    Thanks! That's three yea with no nay, so here's the finished White Knight Miniatures witch hunters:


    And while everybody's going crazy over steampunk sky-dwarves (Duaeordin?), here's some proper Dwarves. The one with the crossbow I've gotten 2nd hand recently, but the one with the spear I actually bought in an original blister years ago in a really nice store on Hompesch Road. There's a couple more Marauder dwarves on the painting desk right now, so a few more will be along soon(ish):





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    Re: Zemlod's adventures in the Old World

    Update!
    (well, sort of)

    First of all, I'm not dead after all, I just forgot about warseer for a year. Not that I've posted anywhere else in that time, i just sort of took an involuntary hobby break. 2017 did not turn out to be that good a year all in all. Nothing dramatic, just too much of the little annoying "grown-up" stuff between work, home, family, taxes and minor medical annoyances.

    Well, anyway, I'm back. Probably.

    I've started trying to fix the images in this thread as in the meantime this photobucket thing hapened and since I'm pretty broke anyway I just can't spend any real money on hosting images...

    Enough text, here's two I painted a couple of years ago but apparently never posted here:




    edit: I really, really don't like the pictures appearing only as little preview thumbnails at first. I'll try to find out if that can be fixed.

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    Very nice material there zemlod,

    When you click on the image you will get the preview size of the image. If one clicks it again it increases to the full size of your browser window. Someone can then make the image full size by selecting the plus symbol when clicking the image again.

    If you want the image to appear full size on the page then use the IMG tags to capture the location of the image.



    Cheers,

    CB

    PS: If you want to see how I did that, just quote my post and you will see how it was done before you post the reply.
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