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Offline Douchie

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Hi Guy's,

I've returned to the hobby & have picked up where I left off with my army of Eastern Stirland. having re-jigged things to fit 8th edition I'm happy to report two stirland victories from my first two games.

Below are a couple of pictures, taken form my second game with me updated army. More pictures will follow shortly.

The Ironskulls swordsmen after taking five casualties from Vampire magic




Their Unit filler, a poor Stirlander getting pulled into an open grave. Dwellers Below, perhaps?




Raven Takers a Stir River patrol archer unit, having performed a stand & shoot, fled the following combat, only to outrun the charrot, rally & finish it off in the next round.



Let me know what you think
« Last Edit: August 06, 2014, 08:50:32 AM by Douchie »

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Re: Stirlanders - back from a couple of years out
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 02:03:48 PM »
very cool figs dude!! keep posting ..love the unit filler  :::cheers:::
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Re: Stirlanders - back from a couple of years out
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 08:30:46 PM »
This looks like some really good stuff!

Like how the Iron Skull Dudes have a both colourfull but still uniform style.

And yes the filler is brilliant!

 :::cheers:::

Offline Douchie

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Re: Stirlanders - back from a couple of years out
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 09:27:42 AM »
Hi Guy's

Thanks for your kind words. I'm still trying to get a photoshoot sorted, but came accross some older pics & thought I'd share them in the mean time.

The first of forty swordsmen I painted.


The horn blower, a conversion of an old GW model from way back


Heinrich, a front rank soldier & one of the characters from my 'short' story


Some free company (I now have about 80) more pics will follow...

Offline jhig

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Re: Stirlanders - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 07:35:24 AM »
Looking very nice good to have more Stirlanders.

Offline Douchie

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 10:38:06 AM »
Looking very nice good to have more Stirlanders.

couldn't agree more Jhig, we may be poor but we're always up for a good fight.

Some more pic's from the second games Vs a Vampire Beastmen alliance.

A picture of my cannon, it's blue beacuse it's been looted for a middenheim force. it saves money Stirland doesn't have if we can just take someone else's expensive stuff.


& here is a picture of how a direct hit from a great cannon can make your opponents look... four blood knights with one shot, didn't go down too well.  :evil:


I have another game arranged for tonight so will look to take some better pictures & share them with you.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2011, 10:40:29 AM by Douchie »

Offline Ivimotorola

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Re: Stirlanders (pics) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 08:38:10 PM »
I love this army, i like so much the different characters in the free company, the look nice!! I love de spearman, and the double sword warrior with armour and hat.
Show more pics of your army please, I wish see more about that!

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Re: Stirlanders (pics) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 06:24:33 AM »
Very gritty; the army really nails the feel I expect from a Stirland force.  Well done.   :eusa_clap:
Definitely interested in seeing more of those Free Companies.  Oh, and the Swordsman unit filler...perfect.   :happy:
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Offline Douchie

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Re: Stirlanders (pics) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 05:44:43 PM »
Thanks for your kind comments, as requested I've taken some pictures of some more free company.

Hope you like

36 unit free company


Detailed shots



My WFRP character Konrad Kaine & his three legged dog Magnus, in WFB he acts as the unit sgt & the dog as the musician.

Offline Silver Wolf

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 23rd Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011, 10:25:50 AM »
Amazing!
Especially the sergeant.  :eusa_clap:
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Offline Spjuth

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 23rd Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 10:48:34 AM »
Stunning unit! Every modell seems to have a lot of personality!

I just hope thay all know what kind of barking is the signal for charge, and what is for retreat....

Offline Douchie

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 23rd Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 10:59:06 AM »
Stunning unit! Every modell seems to have a lot of personality!

I just hope thay all know what kind of barking is the signal for charge, and what is for retreat....

Aye lets hope so, In truth I have a WIP flute player that will be the musician.

I have the much stuff to finish it's unreal. 2 years away from WFB has taken it's toll & I sold some units before a house move & really regretting it now.

Anyway, here are a couple of more detailed pics of my swordsmen.




C&C as always is most welcome

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 24th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2011, 01:54:40 PM »
Everything is perfect.
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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 24th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2011, 01:56:31 PM »
Wow!  :icon_eek:

That is some seriously awesome grit without using grime.

My hood is my castle...

Offline Douchie

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 24th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2011, 02:26:53 PM »
Thanks for your comments guys, I'm glad the grittiness I intended, has come across.

That's one of the reasons I chose Stirland in the first place.

Anyway, here are a couple more pictures, I'm not too sure about the banner & make change it for the stirland skeleton blowing the hunting horn?
Let me know what you think?



The Iron Skulls with a militia detachment


My 'mortar', painted about 10 years ago, needs re-touching.

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 24th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2011, 04:35:10 PM »
I think yoiu should keep the Standard as it is!
Looks wonderful and adds to the units unique feel. After all not all Stirland regiments have a hornblowing skeleton...

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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2011, 07:04:33 AM »
I think yoiu should keep the Standard as it is!
Looks wonderful and adds to the units unique feel. After all not all Stirland regiments have a hornblowing skeleton...

Thanks Spjuth, but I'm still not totally convinced. I'll leave it for now & do some 'unattached' flags, which I'll post on here to see if people prefer them.

Anyway, here are a few WIP pics of my Pistolliers, let me know what you think/









Oh & a teaser around whatelse is in the pipe line, just because I'm nasty like that  :evil:

« Last Edit: October 25, 2011, 07:26:51 AM by Douchie »

Offline mr chumley warner

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 25th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2011, 10:06:50 AM »
nice how many Scottish swords is that?

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Offline Douchie

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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2011, 07:43:53 AM »
nice how many Scottish swords is that?

''they can never take our freedom''!

I don't understand the scotish reference mate?

but regarding sword wielders in general, this army has alot.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2011, 12:24:13 PM by Douchie »

Offline Douchie

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 25th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 10:57:26 AM »
Ok, So little to report on the painting front, I've completed the pistolliers, but will need to take some pictures.

I have however been busy putting together a nice centre piece for the army in the shape of a GOTE mounted on a Griffon. Still very early stages, but I'd like to know what people think?

Should I greenstuff some barding on the mount or leave the griffon as is?





& here is an early stage WIP for an Empire Cannon, I need to add a hat, cod piece, feathers etc to pimp the ogre up & i'm going to include the powder monkey some how, maybe standing on the brute's shoulders?



C&C welcome
« Last Edit: October 26, 2011, 11:01:23 AM by Douchie »

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 26th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2011, 11:55:37 AM »
Lovely colours mate. I like the grubby muted yellows and greens.

Which bits did you use for Konrad?
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Offline Douchie

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 26th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2011, 12:21:25 PM »
Lovely colours mate. I like the grubby muted yellows and greens.

Which bits did you use for Konrad?

Thanks mate, much appreciated.

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Now for the more in depth answer, let me think...

legs - artillery sprue, green stuffed boots
torso - militia sprue
arms - archer kit (green stuffed shoulder armour)
head - Greatswords kit
gorget & doube scabbard - Generals sprue
empty scabbard - Knights kit
wine bottle - pistolliers kit
skull - flaggie kit
helmet - perry miniatures 100 years war mercinery kit (the greatswords kit has a similar one)
Dog - bretonian men-at-arms

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Offline kwest

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 26th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2011, 12:50:16 PM »
He's a really good kit bash!

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 26th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2011, 12:51:15 PM »
Great looking army there mate! Looks FANTASTIC!! :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
  You realy have a nak for doing some great conversions - like that Griffon - WOW! Keep it going

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Re: Stirlanders (new pics 26th Oct) - The Army of Eastern Stirland
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2011, 12:56:40 PM »
Griffin would be fine as it is, but if you greenstuffed armor it would be awesome.  Depends on how adventurous you feel!
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