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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2016, 12:48:21 AM »
Thanks! Unfortunately no battle reports for some time, as everything is in storage back in the states...
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2016, 09:03:38 AM »
Thanks! Unfortunately no battle reports for some time, as everything is in storage back in the states...

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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2016, 12:43:14 AM »
This next entry is all about Sea Creatures:

A couple years back, I "borrowed" a Playmobil giant octopus from my kids. I cut it into pieces and glued them onto separate bases. I used contour putty to add some rippling water details.





The finished piece turned out like this:




Now last summer, a buddy gave me an extra Kraken he got from the Reaper Bones kickstarter. I've since gotten a Forge World Merwyrm as well. (Did you know that they hunt Kraken?!)




The Merwyrm will be part of a small Lothern Sea Guard force. How should I base them? And what colors should I use to paint them?
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2016, 11:17:18 AM »
The merwyrm is a damned fine model. Looks like a shallows or coastal base is appropriate. Will you be using it as a dragon?

Don't know about the Kraken though, it already looks out of place being airborne.
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2016, 02:12:08 AM »
I'm leaning toward a coastal base. I plan to use the stats for a beastman ghorgon.
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm: Sea Elves
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2016, 02:29:07 AM »
Okay, the Merwyrm is the final piece to a small Sea Guard army that I've been putting together. I've had an eye on these guys since the Storm of Chaos came out. While never large enough to be an army of their own, in Age of Sigmar I think it will make a tidy little 50-wound force. Here's how it all sorts out:

Sea Helm on Skycutter
18 Lothern Sea Guard
Mage w/ annulian crystal
Bolt Thrower (mine is actually converted from leftover bits from the skycutter)
Merwyrm (using the stats for a ghorgon)

Mine are all grey plastic right now, but I'm hoping to start painting them this summer.







I've always liked the mage, and I think he fits the aesthetic of the rest of the group well.
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2016, 02:42:05 AM »
The octopus from the kids set looks great!  And I like how it can have it's tentacles removed as casualties. :eusa_clap:

The kraken looks good, and yet it is as if it has been modeled as being under the ocean.  A good pose for such.

The Merwyrm is quite the model!  Wow. :icon_cool:
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2016, 04:33:45 AM »
Thanks! Yeah, the pose for the kraken is a bit different. I think I'm going to leave it as is, as if it's under the ocean. Might go well with a dwarf submarine...
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2016, 09:54:27 AM »
The Octopus idea is ingenious. I also adore the Merwyrm model. Shame that FW is not making Warhammer Forge anymore. They had such great products.
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« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2016, 10:42:13 AM »
The Octopus idea is ingenious. I also adore the Merwyrm model. Shame that FW is not making Warhammer Forge anymore. They had such great products.

Yeah, but although I like all the monsters, they were never particularly pushed like 30k, and I never got the impression FW were really into Warhammer, and were only doing a token effort.   This shows just by the fact they've still not released AoS warscrolls for most of those monsters, or the Empire stuff.    And today is the first hint that they're doing anything for AoS, and it looks like a big Khorne deamon, as if the game really needs another big Khorne daemon

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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2016, 11:12:41 AM »
The Octopus idea is ingenious. I also adore the Merwyrm model. Shame that FW is not making Warhammer Forge anymore. They had such great products.

Yeah, but although I like all the monsters, they were never particularly pushed like 30k, and I never got the impression FW were really into Warhammer, and were only doing a token effort.   This shows just by the fact they've still not released AoS warscrolls for most of those monsters, or the Empire stuff.    And today is the first hint that they're doing anything for AoS, and it looks like a big Khorne deamon, as if the game really needs another big Khorne daemon

They have put out a warscroll for the Dread Saurian though
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« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2016, 12:57:15 PM »
Yeah, but AoS has been out for 6 months, where are the rest of the warscrolls?

On the FW blog thing on their site, they've sneak peaked an AoS model that is coming soon, A big Khorne daemon by the look of it.   Like that's needed for AoS.   :icon_rolleyes:

A friend of mine has recerntly emailed FW asking about eh Warscrolls.  Their reply was that they're slowly working on them, but as the warscrolls are free, they are putting their time into stuff that can make them money, and for AoS, they have a couple of books in development.   

While I'd probably buy a AoS warscrolls 'Monstrous Arcaum' equivalent,  (my assumption is that what one of those book might be)   I'd like to see a FW AoS campaign, that runs parallel to the main GW one, and they should make it very clear, that you can use FW models in any game of AoS.   Previously with the rules, the monsters could only really be used in Storm of Magic games, which didn't really mean you'd see much use out of them.

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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2016, 03:30:03 PM »
There are still some Warhammer Forge World items listed on their site under the W:AoS area.  Including some Imperials like Mananns Blades and Ironsides, although minimal across the board at best.
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« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2016, 05:51:19 PM »
There's about half to two thirds of what they had at their peak for the Warhammer Forge Range.   That pretty much died before End Times came along.  The Dread Saurian is the most recent fantasy release, and that was 18 months ago?   something like that.  And that was about a year after the previous release of the river hag troll.   Warhammer Forge was dead long before Warhammer itself.

I think it was an obvious death spiral though.  They weren't making anything warhammer players wanted, and warhammer players weren't buying anything they produced.  it's easy to see why they gave up, but it also felt like they didn't really care about WHF, especially in the lean months when big brother when 40k for a quarter.   

They also lied about HH not impacting WHF, which it clearly did.  And if they can't be interested in 40k or fantasy, why should we.    It seems FW only love 30k.    I'm glad Specialist Games is being run in the same way as FW, but not by FW.  It will have it's own staff.

They should have actually properly started a separate division for Warhammer Forge, run by new staff then, and not by existing HH/40k players, who clearly didn't understand what WFB players wanted or needed

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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2016, 09:57:42 AM »
Well the blokes at FW clearly knew the direction that WFB was heading - into a shallow grave. From buisness perspective they had to concentrate on HH, which is their best product to date. I have a love/hate relationship with the Horus Heresy as a whole, but even I will admit that there are no better models than the ones from the HH range.
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2016, 05:43:39 PM »

I think it was an obvious death spiral though.  They weren't making anything warhammer players wanted, and warhammer players weren't buying anything they produced.  it's easy to see why they gave up, but it also felt like they didn't really care about WHF, especially in the lean months when big brother when 40k for a quarter.   

They also lied about HH not impacting WHF, which it clearly did.  And if they can't be interested in 40k or fantasy, why should we.    It seems FW only love 30k.    I'm glad Specialist Games is being run in the same way as FW, but not by FW.  It will have it's own staff.

They should have actually properly started a separate division for Warhammer Forge, run by new staff then, and not by existing HH/40k players, who clearly didn't understand what WFB players wanted or needed

The performance of Warhammer Forge is another testimony to GW's philosophy of being a miniature-producing company first and foremost, which carried over to Forge World apparently. FW just produced seemingly random miniatures, which no one asked for. To have official rules for miniatures was very important to the majority of players AND collectors I think, but FW and GW never realized that apparently. Apart from that, most of the sculpts were not that great, so did not appeal to collectors either, which means that the whole thing was somehow doomed from the start.

PS.: I only just realized that I participated in hijacking this thread - I didn't know that there are project logs here too. Sorry for that. Nice army Sharkbelly!  :::cheers:::
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2016, 02:55:41 PM »
No problem.

Next up are the dwarves... er, Duardin. Since the pirates started as a Dogs of War army, it of course had to include Slayer P irates. I tried to go the cheap route and convert them from thunderers, but the results just weren't that great. Finally, when GW released the White Dwarf Pirate, I had to go for the classic slayer pirates.





Also, there is a cannon and crew that goes with them.

It's around 25 wounds; half the size of most of my small pirate armies. I'd like to add some irondrakes, but not sure what else. I've heard rumors of some new Duardin automaton that is set to come our soon...

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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2016, 03:07:53 PM »
Nice looking dwarfs there!  :::cheers:::
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« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2016, 08:51:29 AM »
Aaaaah Long D(r)ongs. I have a whole unit of these bad boys, all ready to get painted. If only I had the time... Anyway, great job with those pirates!
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2016, 01:35:33 AM »
Thanks! I forgot to add a picture of the liquor pony:



My plan is to eventually fill out the army with some ironbreakers and irondrakes to be the heavy marines of the force.

After that, I'd like to build a dwarf steamship using the old metal steam tank and one of these Games of War pirate ships.
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« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2016, 10:37:57 PM »
My next entry is a great example of a small unit that is now growing into its own army. I picked up a box of the dark elf corsairs and Lokhir Fellheart to use as Manflayers in my Dogs of War pirates. (I probably would have picked up the Fleetmaster as well, except that he came out after I was doing painting these guys and had moved on...) Then I added the Kharybdiss when that came out, and a sorceress as well.



The total army now looks like this:

Lokhir Fellheart
Dark Elf Sorceress
10 Corsairs
Kharybdiss and handlers

That's 32 wounds so far. They are all painted, although I seem to have gotten rather erratic with my photography last spring so I don't have pictures. I thought some river trolls would fit in well. (Corsairs like to take slaves, but anyone not fit for that job can be eaten by the trolls.)



That leaves about five wounds or so left, so I plan to get some Harpies to add in too. I also like the idea of adding a chaos familiar for the sorceress, so I picked up this little guy.

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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2016, 11:22:48 PM »
That pony model is a great addition. It's further back but that merwyrm is just wow. The painting on the belly is just fantastic.

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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2016, 12:48:49 AM »
Yeah, I wish I could claim it as my own. That's the Forge World job. I think I'm going to try to copy it, though.
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2016, 08:20:03 AM »
Always had a soft spot for Lokhir and his lovecraftesque-kinda mask. Great job!
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Re: The Friends and Foes of Pirate Admiral Karsten Sturm
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2016, 03:26:45 AM »
Thanks! I just placed an order on ebay for the five harpies. The army is all set now!
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