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The Brush and Palette / Re: Altdorf Army
« Last post by Doc J on Today at 04:54:33 AM »
I love the models and how you paint them. Its nice to see the old school troops. It would be great to see them all at once, tight blocks of blue and red.
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I'll just paste what I wrote in my blog below. That was how I got into miniatures in particular. We had previously been playing RPGs and popular boardgames like Risk, Axis & Allies, and Dungeon for a long time.


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We were playing AD&D and I picked up Battlesystem to play some big games. They were played on a friend's vinyl tiled basement floor. All the terrain was drawn out with masking tape like a topographical map and a few model train trees. We used the cardboard chits that came with the game, as well as the TWO lead figures. I really fell in love with the lead. I painted up those two figures (a knight and an orc) with my dad's Testors enamel paints, and we hunted down more: the box of halflings, a couple of Grenadier ogres, two generic super-heroes, and the Grenadier "Dragon of the Month" red dragon (or red dragon II?) and some Dark Horse miniatures were some of the first I remember. They were all the local comic book shop had. We cleaned them out & started seeking out more from wherever we could find them. Discovered gaming conventions -- mostly for RPGs -- but ended up playing in a big Chaos Wars game. Thus discovered Ral Partha, played Chaos Wars for a while. In the course of the Quest for Lead a couple of friends and I took a trip to a semi-distant (for a couple of young teens at the time) mall train & model shop where they had some boxed Citadel Regiments of Renown. Half of them were either on clearance or mis-priced. One guy got Skarlock's archers, another got the Skeleton Horde, and me -- flush with the profits of newspaper delivery -- I picked up everything else: Harboths & Ruglud's orcs, Imrick's & Bugman's dwarfs, and the Nightmare legion. One of the other guys (I think Skarlock) also spotted a bigass (compared to the other games) rulebook: Warhammer Fantasy Battles (3rd ed.) and bought it as well. Thus... we were hooked.

At least that's the hasty version. We played some other games, like Battletech & Car Wars, a well. And somewhere in there, I had started picking up White Dwarf alongside Dragon magazine too...
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The Brush and Palette / Re: Updating of my blog
« Last post by Warlord on Today at 03:11:45 AM »
I had some other stuff on flickr a while back, but performance wise that was difficult as photobucket.
One day I need consolidate my photo hosting services
So imgur you say...
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The Count's Tavern / Re: How'd Folks Get Their Start in the Hobby?
« Last post by Michael W on Today at 03:03:09 AM »
I played some Avalon Hill games as a kid (Gettysburg, D-Day), liked the fantasy genre from the moment I met it, and enjoyed a copy of Battlemasters that my grandparents bought for my brother and I (but never had a clue that it was part of something bigger).  Wandered into video games (Warcraft 1 and 2, Starcraft, etc.). 

Then in college, a girlfriend pulled out a few Grave Guard and said, "Hey, you should come check out this Warhammer thing...I bet you'd like it."  Picked up Marius Lietdorf at a local hobby shop, then got out to an actual GW store a few weeks later, and that was that.  Added D&D to the repertoire about two years later.   :icon_cool:
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Warhammer 40k Discussion / Re: 8th edition on route.
« Last post by Michael W on Today at 02:56:54 AM »
If the new edition looks anything like the Adepticon rumors, it's going to be...very different.  Movement speeds, armour save modifiers, and charging units swing first (geez, it's like they went back to the original game for ideas).  And morale that isn't all-or-nothing.  But between those reports and this new FAQ, I'm encouraged.  Could be a lot of fun.  :-)
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The Imperial Office / Re: Campaign Fluff
« Last post by Doc J on Today at 02:41:13 AM »
Short but good, Great battle sequence quick, vicious, ill prepared and violent. Whats next
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The Imperial Office / Re: Character guide
« Last post by Doc J on Today at 02:35:21 AM »
Good characters Bosch is the best.
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The Count's Tavern / Re: Memory Lane and non Empire painting.
« Last post by Artobans Ghost on Today at 12:56:08 AM »
Understood 👆
I don't think I can sell mine as the they are an attachment to a time in life that I truly enjoyed. Later with my warhammer, everything I bought was connected to my son. Havnt bought anything much in 4 years. Those times with my son are the other part of life that was truly enjoyable. Pretty much everything else is just existing. They won't mean anything except my son again so there all his to do with what he will.
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The Brush and Palette / Re: My Empire Army Update 23.04.17
« Last post by Doc J on Today at 12:12:45 AM »
They look outstanding, the paint job is super crisp. Are you planning on doing more? These fellows would look magnificent 20 strong.
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The Brush and Palette / Re: My Empire Army
« Last post by Steve63 on April 22, 2017, 11:36:11 PM »
Thanks Xathrodox86

And a few more classic models for your enjoyment or amusement.   Voland's Venators



As usual some more photos and rambling on my blog
https://putpainton.blogspot.co.uk/
Cheers
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