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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2009, 02:16:47 PM »
Its the Landwaster, a viking or saxon warflag (King Harald fought under the Landwaster at Hastings in 1066)
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2009, 03:11:17 PM »
Ah, cool.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2009, 04:42:15 PM »
By 'eck, I like those figures. The Ogre's a great idea (what company makes that?) and the mortar pit is just smashing - it looks like a thing for WAR! The cut logs are a neat effect. (They're not real wood, I take it?)

I wonder where you got the mortar from? (hee hee hee)
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2009, 05:31:01 PM »
The elephant is from dragonblood miniatures, who have some lovely single figures, I have found an ogre sized lioness thing with a massive axe to go with it, just need a 3rd thing now

The logs are indeed cut bits of hazel, gathered from the woodland near my house, I have a couple of little bundles waiting to be put to use now :)

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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2009, 07:12:36 PM »
You and Padre are killing me today with inspiration.  First the introduction of his Ogre army on the Ex-Solland thread, and now the mortar pit here. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap:

And I got a ton of things to do before I can do a thing with this hobby today.  Including get off the computer. :icon_wink:

Like the idea of Southland themed Ogres, too. :::cheers:::
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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2009, 07:43:48 PM »
A Couple of newer bits





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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2009, 07:47:11 PM »
I like these muchly - though the dwarf will sure need his races' fabled strength to wield his fine piece!

Good figures too, especially the hunstman and his dogs. What make are they?
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2009, 07:49:02 PM »
The humans are from warlord games, the one on the horse being Marcus Aurelius, unfortunatly he is far too tiny to use with GW since he looks like a hobbit on a pony :(
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2009, 08:30:43 PM »
:icon_razz:
Where do you have that stylized bird icon on your banner from? I remember it from Medieval 2 TW, but I've wondered where it originally is from.
viking banner if I am not mistaken. steveb  I missed the earlier post nswering this question, my favorite is the black raven on white field for the Vikings
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2009, 08:34:02 PM »


Hope this shows, anyway, a knew GotE for my army, ever so slightly more enormous compared to his knights...
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2009, 09:46:36 PM »
Woah he looks rather nails.

And those dogs are awesome, would be cool to see them running alongside the GoTE into battle!
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2009, 10:05:58 PM »


There you go, along with his BSB for scale comparison!
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Offline Von Kurst

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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2009, 02:30:44 AM »
Its the Landwaster, a viking or saxon warflag (King Harald fought under the Landwaster at Hastings in 1066)

Stamford Bridge  Sept, 1066!  And Harald Hardrada is King of Norway so its not Saxon. End of History rant. (Missed this post when browsing earlier...)

I do like your army, especially the pikes!
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2009, 08:51:13 AM »
The Raven flag was used equally by Saxon armies as well as Viking armies, Godwinson fought under the Landwaster at Senlac Hill as well. (there was even a prophecy about it)
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2009, 09:06:42 PM »
Hmmm.  I thought Harold Godwinson fought under a dragon banner...  Several Lords carried Raven banners at the battle of Hastings including Normans, but not all Raven banners are "The Landwaster" to my knowledge (limited though it may be).  Was it captured at Stamford and taken to Hastings?

Prophecy?  Cool.  Where?

Too many Harolds (Harald) doing too many similar things in England in 1066.  Harald killed by an arrow in the throat, Harold possibly killed by an arrow in a eye...

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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2009, 10:40:31 AM »
You are right, the Landwaster was specifically Hardrada's flag but Godwinson did fight under a raven at Senlac Hill (possibly as well as the Dragon)

The prohecy was that and English King fighting under the raven wouldnt lose, but I am struggling to find a link to that now and am beggining to doubt myself.

I will post a piccy of another newly painted figure tonight (a drummer in Solland colours) to bring this thread back on topic :)
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2009, 02:44:30 PM »


There you go, along with his BSB for scale comparison!

That is pretty awesome. That would be Uryens von Kell then? With Uryens the Younger carrying his standard perhaps?
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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2009, 03:12:11 PM »
Uryens the Younger and Uryens von Kell are the same person ;)

He is the son of Uryens de Crux, Baron of Wusterberg :D

And no, I havent got a firm character for him yet, he might be the old baron on his warhorse, he might also get the job of the Grand Master of the Knights of the Southern Sword (The knightly order of Solland) But I am not sure yet :)

At some point I will have to post the list of "Dramatis Personae" of the Free Company that I have.

Thanks for the comments though, I am quite happy with how it turned out, simple but I quite like it, especially the horse
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2009, 03:14:41 PM »
Aha my mistake, I thought von Kell was the father and de Crux the son.
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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2010, 01:19:14 PM »
An entirely justifiable bit of threadomancy I think with a camp for the up coming summer campaign...










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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2010, 01:23:32 PM »



A unit of Halberdiers from Solland, and the unit filler which is to represent the market cross type thing from the town centre. (english market towns have a pillar in the centre of the market to show its status as having a town charter)



An ogre in Sollands colours too.





A colour party.
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2010, 01:26:33 PM »
Uryens already got another phot posted before the reply below.

So ... regarding the camp ...

Yes! :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::

I like the idea that the engineers are having a little gathering over there on the left, the cook is shaking his fist, while one guy has his palm raised trying to calm him down.
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2010, 01:29:33 PM »
He is actually sticking two fingers up at him  :icon_lol:
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Re: The Free Company of Solland (Pic heavy)
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2010, 01:33:48 PM »
 :icon_lol:

And I like how the Solland colors (as given by GW in the recent U&HotE book) came out on those new figures you've painted.  Gives it an extra touch of class on the 5th/6th edition halberdeirs, too. :icon_cool:

The banners look great, but that photo of the column is hard to see.  And it looks like there's someone else who picked up some of the new great sword figures. :icon_wink:
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« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2010, 10:54:03 PM »
You talked about this stuff the other week - I gormlessly (spelling?) didn't realise you had these pics up.

They are Grrrr-eat!
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