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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Goblin conversion into...?
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2016, 04:24:24 PM »
Used to play that computer game with family. Great fun, however every other army picked on the Gremlins first. :-(
Titan, maybe 54mm ancient figure. Also try Reaper plastic for Genie and Nags. That's if you want to use non GW figures.
Any special rules for Gremlins ?

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Goblin conversion into...?
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2016, 01:05:38 AM »
Rule wise, i have no idea, and for this project I don't care. I will figure that out later!
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Goblin conversion into...?
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2016, 09:05:35 AM »
No guesses? No heroes 3 fans out there?

Heroes Chronicles "Clash of the Dragons"  was the first video game I bought. Got me hooked on HoMM. Heroes 3 is still my favourite, and my preferred faction was/still is Tower.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Goblin conversion into...?
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2016, 10:48:30 PM »
my preferred faction was/still is Tower.

Mine too, hence this project. I always took fafnir or solymr if i could, but always wondered how a hero who specialized in genies or magi would fair, because mine always died too soon, but my nagas were solid, and i usually sent them against whatever seemed most powerful on the other side.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2016, 01:19:14 PM »
Well, anyway, about 5 years ago, I bought a bits box on eBay for $50.
In that box, also came a bunch of beautifully painted Empire miniatures. I never took photos of them before, but thought I should try now.
Or at least in person they look great. Not sure the photo's do them justice.
Whoever painted them did a great job.

First up is the infantry.







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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2016, 01:35:04 PM »
Those are the type of halbediers and swordsman I have as well. The very end of 5th was when I came in. Had jandgunnners rather than crossbows. They look pretty good!
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2016, 01:59:08 PM »
I like 'em! :icon_biggrin:
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2016, 02:34:35 PM »
There is a lot of wok and patience here, painting their eyes!

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2016, 12:51:23 PM »
Next up is the cavalry and characters. Some of these were painted to a quality I haven't quite had the patience to reach yet - Rutgar's cloak is one such example...













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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2016, 04:58:44 PM »
Those Reiksguard knights are superbly painted!

For me, these 4th ed metals by the Perry brothers crystallize what the Empire is/was.
They're the first minis produced with an Empire army list in mind, right?

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2016, 12:28:31 AM »
OH DUDE, I love these guys so retro the golden age of Warhammer and the empire !!!!
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« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2016, 12:24:23 PM »
Excellent! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2016, 12:28:51 PM »
They're the first minis produced with an Empire army list in mind, right?

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Yes as the fourth (well the minis and the proto-list came out late 3rd) set the current make up of Empire armies what with the very specific minis for certain Knightly Orders rather than generic entries which covered various levels of Empire Knights in the 3rd.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2016, 03:04:48 PM »
Here is the War Machines and crew:











Now the Steam Tank came with a card base, but it was showing serious age, so I used a Demi-Gryph sized base instead and flocked it with something I had in storage from that era.

There is a lot of wok and patience here, painting their eyes!

Tell me about it! When I paint eyes, they are a lot less effort (and look less good) than all of these.

Those are the type of halbediers and swordsman I have as well. The very end of 5th was when I came in. Had jandgunnners rather than crossbows. They look pretty good!
I like 'em! :icon_biggrin:
Excellent! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
OH DUDE, I love these guys so retro the golden age of Warhammer and the empire !!!!

Thanks guys. I was pretty blessed to have bought them for so cheap. I don't think they knew what they were selling when they did.

Those Reiksguard knights are superbly painted!

For me, these 4th ed metals by the Perry brothers crystallize what the Empire is/was.

Agree. They were really well done. And I feel the same. The Battle for Blood Keep in White Dwarf (even though I think it was 3rd edition, the models were starting to approach this, and everything I looked at after up until 6th was like this. To actually own some, painted to such a standard is a priviledge.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2016, 05:23:57 PM »
this is 'red period' done tastefully. Not easy to pull off. And I agree, the sculpts from that era are as 'Empire' as it gets.

Also, good job on the 'retrobasing' for the the steam tank, fits right in.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2016, 12:12:01 PM »
A trip down memory lane there :)

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2016, 01:54:56 PM »

Love it. Are they marienburgers?
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2016, 12:07:40 PM »
Alright, last up is the Wizards and Halflings.
Thyrus Gorman came without his staff of Volans, so I just swapped the top in from one I had lying about from an old bits order when GW still did that.











this is 'red period' done tastefully. Not easy to pull off. And I agree, the sculpts from that era are as 'Empire' as it gets.

Agree. The knights especially I think are beautifully done.

Also, good job on the 'retrobasing' for the the steam tank, fits right in.

Thanks! I recycled the decorations from the previous base, which I think helps.

A trip down memory lane there :)

It is nice having them in my cabinet to help me feel nostalgic every now and then.

Love it. Are they marienburgers?

What makes you say that? They are pretty much the stock standard Altdorf halberds....?
I didn't paint them. I guess they could be.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2016, 12:09:01 PM »
Looking at the celestial wizard, I may have to retake those photos...
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2016, 05:50:17 PM »
 :laugh:  The famous Mushroom Company? (of the Stirland River Patrol?)

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2016, 08:06:09 PM »
Love it. Are they marienburgers?

What makes you say that? They are pretty much the stock standard Altdorf halberds....?
I didn't paint them. I guess they could be.
Marienburgers are red, yellow and blue.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

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« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2016, 08:58:19 PM »
Tell that to 023.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2016, 10:44:38 PM »
Marienburgers are red, yellow and blue.

They only have yellow feathers. Its not how i do my marienburgers - i do them multi-coloured.
Furthermore, I thought marienburgers had orange on them like the Dutch?
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - 5th edition models
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2016, 11:24:37 PM »
I thought halberds were in Altdorf colours as well. And some-one can paint better five pointed stars than I can.

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« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2016, 11:31:18 PM »
:laugh:  The famous Mushroom Company? (of the Stirland River Patrol?)

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Hehe. Thats how they came. I liked the mushroom - perhaps its their standard bearer?

I thought halberds were in Altdorf colours as well. And some-one can paint better five pointed stars than I can.

Whoever it is i bought them off, yes. The stars look good in person. The decorations on the celestial wizards mount i am not so sold on, but going to leave as is. I have enough models of my own to paint first.
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