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    i want rough riders now, damit, empire stuff will be raided and re purposed eventually
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    Re: Goru Fen Riders - A Cavalry Company

    That is a lot of cavalry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitromors View Post
    As all the others have them it would seem sensible for the Commissar to have one. Although the troops wouldn’t mind it if he didn’t I’m sure ��
    The overall internet consensus is pretty 50/50. People like the rebreather because the horse has one, and the other models do so along with the kilt it blends in well but, it covers the face, and with the eye piece it makes it maybe a little bit too "busy"

    However, there has been a solution suggested

    Have it hanging around the neck like the others. That way I don't obscure the characterful face but, also tie him in with the other troops. Unfortunately it just adds another bullet point to the ever growing list of things green stuff. I also don't have a tube maker so I will have to order that

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Brown View Post
    The Fenguard continue!

    Although I keep thinking:

    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.
    'Forward, the Light Brigade!
    Charge for the guns! ' he said:
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

    When I look at all those lovely cavalry.

    Commissar deserves a rebreather.

    Cheers,

    CB
    Indeed, it is such a thought provoking piece. I did adapt it for the 40k universe though

    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the one hundred.
    “Forward, the Light Brigade!
    Charge for the guns!” he said.
    Into the Eye of Terror
    Rode the one hundred.

    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them
    Volleyed and thundered;
    Stormed at with shot and shell,
    Boldly they rode and well,
    Into the jaws of Death,
    Into the mouth of hell
    Rode the one hundred.



    Quote Originally Posted by Armholeeio View Post
    i want rough riders now, damit, empire stuff will be raided and re purposed eventually
    Be careful with using WFB/AoS miniatures. It may work for Praetorian but, a large portion of the aesthetics is immersion jarring in the 40k setting. Bretonnian Horses could work depending on the regiment (I would think Vostroyan). I always thought there was potential with the Ogre Sabretooths, and of course now there is the Genestealer Cult Cross Bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by CBC View Post
    That is a lot of cavalry.
    You have seen nothing yet! There is another 60 left unbuilt ready for lasguns

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    Love to see an update on that, Mate
    / SDKFZ

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    Excellent work on this project
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    Holey moley 60 more cavalry! That's going to be a glorious sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDKFZ View Post
    Love to see an update on that, Mate
    So would I

    Quote Originally Posted by Inso View Post
    Excellent work on this project
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by nitromors View Post
    Holey moley 60 more cavalry! That's going to be a glorious sight.
    I sure hope so, and to get there I must resist the lure of finishing my Ragnaroks

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    UPDATE TIME

    It has been an awfully long time since I got back to work on this project. While I haven’t really touched a miniature in about 6 months, I have been busy with other hobby related things relating to this project that I hope to show you soon once the proverbial ball gets rolling again.

    So I will start with a small update. I have finally printed off some dogs to sit among my mounted command squad.





    Enjoy

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    Re: Goru Fen Riders - A Cavalry Company

    Outstanding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitromors View Post
    Outstanding!
    Thank you very much



    I have finally gotten around to converting 84% of my command squad

    1.The Commissar

    The commissar has had a cloak added (mainly to disguise the conversion work done in the body swap), and a fur connector to disguise the join. A servo skull has been added, as well as a stand alone rebreather, and hunting lance sheath to tie them into the squad

    2. The Officer

    Has a bonnet to further tie in with the Scottish routes of the regiment, a power sword, a lance and personal banner, and a few pieces of additional equipment

    3. The Standard Bearer

    The simplest conversion. A banner in place of the hunting lance, and a sword for combat. Added rank insignia on the left shoulder

    4. The Navigator

    Reading a map, and uses his binoculars. Hunting Lance is stored on the back of the horse. Rank insignia added.

    5. Medic

    I decided the medic would not carry a hunting lance, so instead is carrying a standard lasgun. In addition I thought they would be required to carry more equipment than the others so I added a bit more stowage to the mount, as well as added the medic symbol to the left shoulder

    6. Horn blower (Vox) – WIP

    See below for more information








    Where can I find a Horn?

    You may have noticed I didnt share any individual photo of the Horn blower, that is because I have misplaced (Ed: LOST!) the horn I was intending to use on him. I thought the horn works well with cavalry and can count as a vox-caster, as well as can be used to control the dogs.

    Unfortunately I have no idea where my piece originated so I am hoping someone can offer some suggestions to a replacement. I was certain the original was an WFB Empire piece but, have trawled the GW website I have had no luck in tracking it down


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    Quote Originally Posted by nitromors View Post
    I actually have that piece, unfortunately it is left handed, and I am saving it for something else

    UPDATE



    A very kind individual close to me managed to source a few horns from the Empire/Freeguild range in just a couple of days, so I have been able to get this finished promptly.








    What is next?

    Next up, I am converting/scratch building a fair few to guns to count as heavy weapon teams. Taking these as inspiration



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    It was suggested to me that my dogs were on the slightly chunky side, and after having a few days to think it over, as well as seeing someone else's work in printing them smaller. I decided to print them again, at 85% the size

    People have asked where I got them from, I downloaded the file from Thingiverse, here.






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    Re: Goru Fen Riders - A Cavalry Company

    Big dog, little dog , cardboard box new 40k dance move. could always sculpt fur on the big dogs and have them as some sort of wolf based unit
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    Re: Goru Fen Riders - A Cavalry Company

    Great job mate.
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    Re: Goru Fen Riders - A Cavalry Company

    Nice job Minigiant.

    Cheers,

    CB
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    Re: Goru Fen Riders - A Cavalry Company

    Quote Originally Posted by Armholeeio View Post
    Big dog, little dog , cardboard box new 40k dance move. could always sculpt fur on the big dogs and have them as some sort of wolf based unit
    Well I am certainly trying to think of what other animals I could incorporate

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Jacka View Post
    Great job mate.
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Brown View Post
    Nice job Minigiant.

    Cheers,

    CB
    Thank you

    Tow Gun Progress Part 1



    I am excited to say today I can show a sneak peak of what is being worked on. Doing an all cavalry army would get a little boring if it would only be made of only one squad, in this instance Rough Riders. Therefore other squads are being converted to incorporate the cavalry element of my army.

    Heavy Weapon Teams are the first to get said treatment, after all it quite clearly said it in the 3rd edition rulebook



    Now I am certainly made enough to do such a thing.

    Despite my best efforts and some valiant attempts I found it rather difficult to create such a conversion, that would be easily replicated. Therefore I reached out to Maarten van der Zalm, a miniature designer to create the trailer and gun in CAD so that it may be 3D printed and easily replicated.

    I now have a few sample shots of what we (mainly he) have been working on.

    Please while you are here, take a look at his Shapeways Shop Youbreakityoubuyit

    It will mean a lot to me if you can support him






    The design eerily resembles the Death Korp aesthetics to match well with the rest of my army. The ammo cart will have a removable lid, inside of which will have magnetisable inserts, each one corresponding to the heavy weapon in tow. Ammo Drums for Autocannons, Power Packs for Lascannons etc

    As always I hope you have enjoyed, and I look forward to reading any comments you may have

    See you soon

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    Re: Goru Fen Riders - A Cavalry Company

    40k Willys Jeep



    While the CAD Files for the Tow Guns are being worked on by someone else, I have had some time to pursue a side project that I have wanted to do for a very long time; A 40k Willys Jeep.

    Now the use of Scale Miniatures in 40k has always been met with mixed results. They suffer from scale issues, and not being ‘heroic’ enough.







    Where it fits into my Regiments Organisational Structure I do not yet know, nor do I know what rules I would use for it if it ever graced the table but, what I do know is that I am very happy with it.

    The corrent consensus is either a Staff Car for the Command of an upcoming Field Artillery Company or as part of a future kill team (Long Range Desert Group esq)

    It has been suggested that with a little moderation to its loadout (Which I note will never happen), it would make a good count as Tauros. To that I say, a 1/48 Wasp Flamethrower Jeep would be an even better replacement.

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    Re: Goru Fen Riders - A Cavalry Company

    Is it 1/35 scale and you could use it as a Sentinel or Salamander maybe. That said a great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Jacka View Post
    Is it 1/35 scale and you could use it as a Sentinel or Salamander maybe. That said a great job.
    It is 1/48 so a little bit to small. That is only a 60mm base it is on

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