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Title: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Midaski on May 05, 2007, 03:30:56 PM
Stirland is to the east of the Empire and includes the area known as Sylvania.

Library Link:  http://warhammer-empire.com/library/aisforaltdorf/the-grand-county-of-stirland/


Current Ruler:  Graf Alberich Haupt-Anderssen
Capital: Wurtbad
Province Colours:  Green & Yellow



Map Link: (Colour)     http://www.fys.ku.dk/~blicher/Stirland_v2.jpg
   (Black & White)     http://www.fys.ku.dk/~blicher/Stirland_v2_bw.jpg

  (Sylvania Colour)           http://www.fys.ku.dk/~blicher/Sylvania_v2.jpg
(Sylvania Black & White)   http://www.fys.ku.dk/~blicher/Sylvania_v2_bw.jpg

Notes:
The Stirland River Patrol is a well-known and uses a Green and White uniform.


Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: MrAnderssen on May 29, 2007, 07:06:58 AM
Fellow Stirlanders there are two things that I think we should do to improve our proinces thread.
First off, everyone with a stirland army should post a reply so we can see how many generals we have.
Secondly, I think that we should post pics of some of our models so people cam see how good our scheme can look. Anyone with a stirland or SRP army please post a pic or two.
The Stirland Generals so far.
Username - Army Name - General
Mr.Anderssen - The Stirland River Patrol - Hearshal Von Jeager
Douchie - The Army of Eastern Stirland - General Mikel Von Schroeder
Klostpret - The army of Münzhausen - Count Paulus von Schliestein
Spikey - The Stirland/Ostland Alliance? - ?
Shadowgeneral - The 7th Stirland Infantry - Chaplain-Colonel Hedwig von Menkemp.
OrcyBoy - The Army of the Stirland Marches - Baron Winterlich Von Stir
Sojung, Yoon - -
Shear - -
Mystic Force - -
Graf Alberich - 62nd Stirland State Corps - Captain Jarelius Vaunsten.




Here is one of my stirlanders
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/mranderssen/DSCN0051.jpg)
and one of my SRP
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/mranderssen/DSCN0100.jpg)

Mr.Anderssen
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on May 29, 2007, 03:29:40 PM
First of all let me offer my many thanks to Midaski for taking the time out to put together this wonderful thread.

Secondly, Answering Mr Anderssen's call-to-arms here are some pics of my Stirland swordsmen.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s232/Douchie101/NewImage.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s232/Douchie101/boldscar.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s232/Douchie101/hood.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s232/Douchie101/Picture089.jpg)

Please find below a link to my ongoing Stirland Army fluff

http://www.warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=14955.0 (http://www.warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=14955.0)

'Victory or Death!'
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: MrAnderssen on May 30, 2007, 07:21:59 AM
I have moved the list to the top of the thread.

Mr.Anderssen
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: klostpret on May 30, 2007, 02:28:56 PM
Hey,
I'm doing another Sitrland army.
General: Count Paulus von Schliestein
Town: Münzhausen (see the map)
I have no name for my army yet, but it includes some River Patrol, Free Foresters, and... no guns  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Spiky on May 31, 2007, 03:23:05 PM
Hi, I'm doing a joint Stirland/Ostermark force - I'm leaning towards Stirland as my main force though as the archer detachments are great!

I'll put some pics on as soon as I've completed some units - currently 3/4 of the way through a 25 spearman unit :-(
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: shadowgeneral on May 31, 2007, 05:14:03 PM
I too am a Stirlander. My army, the 7th Stirland Infantry, hails from Steinbachthal in the north, and is lead by Chaplain-Colonel Hedwig von Menkemp.

Here's bad WIP pic of some of my guys.

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/ominousgeneral/stir1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: orcyboy on June 04, 2007, 07:12:17 AM
I'm a staunch supporter of all things Stirland.

The Army of the Stirland Marches is led by Baron Winterlich Von Stir.

Though the army patrols and maintains posts all along the border with Sylvania, the Baron has his headquaraters in Eisigfurt for the most part.

A little more about them here: http://home.comcast.net/~orcyboy100/Stirland%20main%20page.htm

(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/orcyboy/Handgunnerselct.jpg)

(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/orcyboy/swordselect.jpg)
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on June 05, 2007, 05:48:45 AM
Thanks to Warlord for pointing out this thread (I'm so slow on the internet seriously it takes me aeons to find like anything).

Here's my so far WIP Stirland army.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/MF3000/FIRST%20ALBUM/P1040266.jpg)

I'm still working on my Knights, and the artillery, and my general/battle standard bearer being painted at the moment...

@ orcyboy - your army is admirable! I love the bright yellow - something I could never achieve, hence the dark stained, crappy yellows on my mini's.

@ shadowgeneral - I can see that you'e painted the underlays in whites as well. Great stuff! I like the leather jerkins!

@ Douchie - like I said before, those shields are damn osome.

@ MrAnderssen - comrades! Hallo! oh and p.s. I have no name for my forces yet. Since they are largely expatriated Stirlanders formed into their own military force. So officially they don't exist.  :icon_mrgreen:

sj

EDIT: For you Midaski (almost) anything! :biggriin: (where is the heart sign?) :icon_evil:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: shear on June 05, 2007, 07:19:47 AM
Hey there.

I was recently given some Empire models by a friend, on the condition that I paint one of his Brets for every unit that I got. I painted them Green and White before doing any research, so my army ended up Stirland River Patrol, although the models I have painted include a Steam Tank, 2 Helblasters (with one more on it's way to being a Helstorm), and around 25 Greatswords. So, it's not exactly "in theme", but I really like the color scheme.

~shear
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Midaski on June 05, 2007, 07:20:45 AM
sj - doh!

Now you have found this Board - please read the 'POLL' thread sticky - page 1 my intro.

Especially the bit about "just a few pics" and then use a link to the Gallery - Oh have you found the new Gallery yet, and the offer to create your own album. :icon_question:

 :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: MrAnderssen on June 05, 2007, 09:31:15 AM
I was wondering when you'd post Sojung. As always nice army. To Shear, I found my colour scheme the exact same way. As much as I try to stay to theme i keep just buying units for their coolness. Good luck. Do you have any pictures?

Mr.Anderssen
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: shear on June 05, 2007, 07:41:51 PM
No, not right now, all my pictures are terrible. I'll post some when I figure out how to take good ones with the camera I've got.

~shear
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Big Time on June 06, 2007, 12:28:17 AM
Sojung, Yoon, is that a unit of Hero Quest mercenaries in your picture there?

That was a rhetorical question, I can see that they are.  :eusa_clap:

That is what I call being resourceful. Where did you get so many of them?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on June 06, 2007, 06:41:26 AM
Oh this dude was chucking'em out for $12 bucks. lol. He had like... allllll the different heroquest mini's, but I only wanted these ones. I did not enjoy painting them. :D it was a series of mental-constipation. Where is your army? i.e. which province?

Yeah, the reason behind my choice for Stirland was mainly due to geography, I wanted to be somewhere in the centre of the Empire, but not Nuln or Altdorf, so I chose a very very peripherial location within the Stirland province, bordering the Moot and I think Nuln. This way I can get interesting mix of allies from the Great River system (either Stir or Reik... or both haven't decided which one). Moot Halflings, Nuln Artillery train and the odd Marienburg traders coming up the river *grin*.

But then again, I can always change my fluff so that it's the Stirlanders that effectively leave their foresty barracks on the river, and head to the southern states of Estalia and Tilea, dragging with them Marienburgers and various other troopers. I'll just make up the fluff as I make my army to whatever colour I feel like painting lol.

sj
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Big Time on June 12, 2007, 05:22:17 AM
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Where is your army? i.e. which province?

Who, me? Are you some type of spy? Answer me!

My army hails from all provinces and no province (dramatic, eh?) You can find out more in the Independent Army section if you are interested. I imagine it is somewhat boring to anyone who isn't me, so I'll spare you the details. I will say that my army is a political enemy of Stirland because of the latter's unlawful occupation of Sylvania.

That's right, I said unlawful. Do something. What? Stirland: province most suited to pansies and mommas' boys.

Alright, so now that we have that out of the way(and we're all clear about it):

@S,Y: I think the models look decent, in fact they were among my favorite from the entire HeroQuest series. The mixed weapons might throw people off, however. I would have considered letting mine go but I painted several of them in the Reikland colors (like ten years ago) and I would still like to do something with them. I hold out hope that I will get some HeroQuesting going in the future, but at that point I will probably just use my Warhammer models instead of the HQers.

Quote
Yeah, the reason behind my choice for Stirland was mainly due to geography, I wanted to be somewhere in the centre of the Empire, but not Nuln or Altdorf, so I chose a very very peripherial location within the Stirland province, bordering the Moot and I think Nuln. This way I can get interesting mix of allies from the Great River system (either Stir or Reik... or both haven't decided which one). Moot Halflings, Nuln Artillery train and the odd Marienburg traders coming up the river

That is why I chose the fluff for my army the way that I did. I can easily justify their use in pretty much any battle that the Empire might be involved in (fundraising, solidifying alliances, etc.) and I can justify almost any unit type for inclusion. I wanted to keep it as broad as possible because I am a fluff nerd. Yes, I use Halberdiers.  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: klostpret on June 14, 2007, 08:57:19 PM
Hey!

Is there somebody who has painted the Warrior Queen on one of his banners or shields? I just want some inspiration for the design  :happy:
Just finnished ten Swordsmen (6th edition, to use as Detachment). It's time for the Archers now  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Otaku on June 15, 2007, 05:36:07 AM
The new book mentions a Scarlet Guard from Stirland. Anybody know anything about them? What kind of weapons do they use? Why do they wear red?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: MrAnderssen on June 15, 2007, 05:45:54 AM
hey, klostpret. Is this what you were talking about?

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/mranderssen/DSCN0049.jpg)
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/mranderssen/DSCN0050.jpg)

I had a spare banner and thought I would give it a go. I failed.

And also Klostpret and brian, are you guys stirlanders? Just post some army info and I will put you in generals list.

Mr.Anderssen
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on June 15, 2007, 03:49:32 PM
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The new book mentions a Scarlet Guard from Stirland. Anybody know anything about them? What kind of weapons do they use? Why do they wear red?

The Scarlet Guard is a unit of normal state halberdiers that held the line at the battle of Hel Fenn in 2154.

They wear red instead of the standard Green/yellow of Stirland state troops, in honour of the extreme losses inflicted on the regiment during the battle. They are kinda like the 'Carroburg Greatswords' in that respect.

Although unlike the 'soft reiklanders', the 'Scarlet Guard regiment' actually won the battle they were made famous for... ssshhhhh! they might be a bit touchy about that comment  :wink:

@Mr Anderssen - That is a lovely free hand banner, welldone.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: klostpret on June 15, 2007, 04:10:21 PM
Ah, Mr. Anderssen. Great Banner. That will give me some inspiration.
I do have a Sitrland Army, and I am on the list already  :icon_wink:

Alas there isn't a real Stirland captain model. So I bought a Reikland model instead, to convert:
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/newimage.asp?Size=A&Img=253642

Is there a particular god(dess) or magic worshipped/used in Stirland?
Like Taal is worshipped in Talabecland? And Manann worshipped in Marienburg?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on June 15, 2007, 04:13:20 PM
Not a Stirlander, but maybe I can help out. :wink:

Sigmar would be your go to guy for sure.  Stirland has been one of the strongest provinces that have followed him.

Morr would be another good one as well with all the Sylvania stuff.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Otaku on June 15, 2007, 07:51:27 PM
Thanks a lot Douchie!   
 
 And no Mr Andersson. I am not a Stirland General yet. I only have 3 Stirlanders in the convertion phase so far. But i'll get there someday.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: orcyboy on June 16, 2007, 06:34:15 AM
Hey!

Is there somebody who has painted the Warrior Queen on one of his banners or shields? I just want some inspiration for the design  :happy:
Just finnished ten Swordsmen (6th edition, to use as Detachment). It's time for the Archers now  :icon_biggrin:

Here's my WIP standard depicting the warrior queen Freja.  I used the Athena from the California state seal as my model.

When finished she'll hang from my Arch Lector's war alter.

(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/orcyboy/Freja.jpg)

Edit:  Make that Freya.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on June 16, 2007, 09:33:19 PM
Kool beans orcyboy. + MrAnderssen

I always thought too that Stirland was big on the Sigmar Cult. Seeing as how they were the capital one time or another?

I have my plans for my own sigmar cult... muwahahahahahahaha
i.e. small picture frames of sigmar instead of books for my warrior priests - after studying a tiny little bit of Russian history, and seeing a really cool WW1 picture of the tsar and his staff galloping past the thousands of infantry bearing pictures of the Tsar... omg it's so apocalyptic and romantic I just have to use it.

But Freya is pretty cool too.

I never heard about the Scarlet Guards... I want one now! lol of course this will totally screw up my fluff as is with a famous guard unit being in the army. lol.

sj
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: klostpret on June 18, 2007, 03:08:28 PM
Ooh, your banner is great!

But, what kind of magic is most used in Stirland?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Mystic Force on June 20, 2007, 04:36:15 PM
I am likewise a Stirlander. The reason I picked Stirland was because I had a VC army that was nominally from Sylvania so it fitted to have some opponents for them

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/Mystic_Force/000_0014.jpg)
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Graf Alberich on June 24, 2007, 07:47:50 PM
Hello, this is my second day here and so far i'm lovin' it! :biggriin: The community is great and, after searching forever for a site like this, i feel like I am home. :closed-eyes: If you'd add me to the list of Generals i would be honoured. Here are my statistics. Graf Alberich-62nd Stirland State Corps- Captain Jarelius Vaunsten.


I'd add a picture but i can't figure it out.  :dry:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: prinny22 on July 03, 2007, 11:59:44 AM
Hi there one and all thought I would add myself to this mighty post, I am just starting up and Empire army after a few years break from the hobby, have always wanted to do a Stirland Army.

Will post a few pics over the weekend of my first units, and will also have a name for the army  :-D
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: beari on July 06, 2007, 04:47:17 PM
Hello everyone!

*first post*  :Ohmy:

I founded this forum only few days ago, but after seeing this thread decided to register. After playing about five to six years 40k with orks, decided to try my luck with Empire in Fantasy.

But yes, Stirland it is. Two of my friends have Vampire Counts and me being much of a fluffplayer, decided to build an army which would have  good reason to fight most of battles against Vampire Counts. That is the main reason why i decided to go under the banner of Stirland.

For now i have only a mere Captain, that got only few troops to command, without a permanent recident. My army/patrol is roughly about 1000 points. Allthought i have heard rumours about an Empire warrior Priest, who should take charge of my troops and he should bring lots of flagellants and Free company with him. Also an Master Engineer has been sent to aid. Maybe with those guys i could achieve some victories against Vampire Counts. :)

...so yes, most of my army are still without paint, so no pictures and names yet. Maybe in near future :)



Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on August 26, 2007, 06:23:52 AM
Hey bro, welcome to the boards (about a month late bahahahahahaha but all good).

Your story is similar to mine, I was 40k Ork player too, for about 5-6 years, before hitting the Warhammer Fantasy universe with Empire. Originally an independent state, I think my lot are definitely Stirlanders now!

Post heaps once you get started!

sj
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: oak_prince on September 03, 2007, 02:37:25 AM
Okay - so I was scared away from playing Stirland because of its backwater nature(I want to use lots of pistoliers and a helblaster).

But then I read about past emperors being from Stirland, et cetera. Stirland being a strong contender in the Vampire Wars/Civil Wars.  Is Stirland's decline a recent thing?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on September 03, 2007, 11:16:38 AM
I'm not really sure... but this is how I take it.

With the advent rise of Altdorf and Nuln (after Magnous the Pious set up the magic schools etc), more or less, Stirland has remained 'traditional' agrarian Empire, where as other city states moved on to be more urban. I don't think Stirland actually went into a decline per se... just that it never really moved fast enough to catch up to the other cities.

I only came to this conclusion because
1; obviously Stirland is based on Imperial Russia - which too didn't 'decline' against other European states, but rather, never really got off its feet.
2; I don't recall any specific event which actually 'led to' the decline of Stirland, if there was.


I'm not sure if Stirland was the source of some Emperors as well as being the Capital of the Empire one time or another (my fluff is so twisted - writing essays at the moment lol) ... but yeah... it was fairly important a state... but didn't become a run down back water state... I think it has always been one, but with relatively few development ACROSS its territories (like, sure the cities may be more urbanised, but doubt they would consolidate that development into rural areas).

Just my take on this.

sj
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: MrAnderssen on September 04, 2007, 07:58:36 AM
woah, hes written a bloody essay!

Mr.Anderssen
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wyzer1 on September 04, 2007, 11:01:29 PM
I founded this forum only few days ago, but after seeing this thread decided to register. After playing about five to six years 40k with orks, decided to try my luck with Empire in Fantasy.
That is the best typo I have seen yet  :-D

Also an Master Engineer has been sent to aid.
Send him back! lol

You Stirlanders got it lucky. Our Inquisitorial counsel was behind on burnings, and we decided to torch Stirland. We had all the votes counted and were going to execute it, when someone brought up the point that its "immoral" Bah, would wold have thought... A tax collector with morals  :|

lol, Im actually looking into starting a Stirland army. My Averland army is full, my Altdorf army is nearing completion, and I am looking for another province to play  :roll:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: oak_prince on September 07, 2007, 07:53:12 AM
Definitely some food for thought. Thanks for your insights.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: beari on September 08, 2007, 07:28:35 AM
Hey bro, welcome to the boards (about a month late bahahahahahaha but all good).

Your story is similar to mine, I was 40k Ork player too, for about 5-6 years, before hitting the Warhammer Fantasy universe with Empire. Originally an independent state, I think my lot are definitely Stirlanders now!

Post heaps once you get started!

sj

heh, thanks. Allthought now i dont know anymore in which army i mainly belong. For now we are playing an campaign where the main theme is to secure the river Stir (or actually river Templa ) so the Dwarfs of the World Edge mountains can have some trading with the Altdorf. So now i have Altdorf troops on my command too...



Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Mr.Carloff on September 22, 2007, 05:15:55 AM
Posted my own Banner Bearers. Based on Warhammer MoC
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc52/Carloff/Stirland/GWStndrt.jpg)
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc52/Carloff/Stirland/Bsb.jpg)
Khem, now painting Freya themmed banner. :)
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on September 22, 2007, 10:19:15 AM
OMG bro... nice job on those! I think the second one can use a little clean up around the bottom edges, but ... damn! it's great!

sj
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: MrAnderssen on September 23, 2007, 10:54:11 AM
what is zomg, soju?

what does the the z stand for?

Mr.Anderssen
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on September 24, 2007, 02:36:22 AM
I have no idea, a lot of my nerdy l33t friends say it. I think it's the exaggeration factor (like, more surprised than omg). And plus it sounds funny. Zomagod.

What is this, inquisitorial questioning? You all know that Stirland generals like myself have every absolute right to do whatever I *gagged* ...

=][=
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: MrAnderssen on September 24, 2007, 05:22:08 AM
I have no idea, a lot of my nerdy l33t friends say it. I think it's the exaggeration factor (like, more surprised than omg). And plus it sounds funny. Zomagod.

What is this, inquisitorial questioning? You all know that Stirland generals like myself have every absolute right to do whatever I *gagged* ...

=][=

What is L33t. lol. I gotta get out more.

Mr.Anderssen
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Midaski on September 24, 2007, 09:28:49 AM
Quote
what is zomg


Quote
What is L33t

Someone looking for a head-on meeting Face to Face with a Mace

Special dispensations are for one word only ...............
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: MrAnderssen on September 24, 2007, 10:59:48 AM
Lol. You've made the old guy angry now Soju.

Mr.Anderssen
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on September 24, 2007, 12:36:52 PM
Original post edited for purpose of keeping sanity here.

I apoligise for the word which led to the series of offtopic conversations here.

Let's keep it on-topic now, our great state of Stirland!

sj
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: thor fadelson on October 03, 2007, 09:55:12 PM
They say that stirland is one of the most unknown and insignificant provinces of the mighty empire, but it is defiantly not. Maybe the fact that it is insignificant and not so powerful attracts people, it certainly attracts me, yes in that way!!! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on October 04, 2007, 05:36:06 AM
Yeah I see what you mean. It is one of those, broadly described, but never really 'delved into' in quantity... type of region in the Warhammer world eh.

I mean you do hear a fair bit of fluff or non-canonical information on Altdorf, Kislev, Nuln... but nothing really about some of the peripheral regions like Stirland and the Border Princes' Territories...

I do find it attractive because it is clearly a wink at Imperial Russia though... and I always find that culture fascinating. :)

Welcome to the boards and Stirland provincial board thor fadelson!

sj
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: orcyboy on October 19, 2007, 10:10:06 AM
I do find it attractive because it is clearly a wink at Imperial Russia though... and I always find that culture fascinating. :)
sj

Imperial Russia... nah  more like Imperial Arkansas or Royal Kentucky.  Every good Stirlander sports a mullet under his cap and enjoys a fine afternoon of noodling along the river Stir.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Soju on October 19, 2007, 08:18:57 PM
LOL You know... I was watching the local music channel the other day, and the song with P Diddy and Nelly came on... and they were wearing all green and yellow sports gear. And I was like... 'wo... Stirlanders'...

So ummm that was my story of seeing real life Stirlanders. :D

sj
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Barbosa on October 30, 2007, 09:14:45 PM
I, Baron Wulfgang Barbosa have decided to choose the area of Stirland as my area of care.  :::cheers:::Also, I wanted some feed back on the idea of creating my own town/city called "Roe". Once only the sight of a small poor hamlet built around a chapel guarded by The Knights Crimson, now it sits a fortified sheild to the East. My army has a steam tank, however and I hope it doesnt look too out of place. I have a group of greatswords I am converting to look like Highlanders, one even has a set of pipes! Let me know what you all think. :ph34r: Oh yeah my uniform colr is a combined yellow and white, a pear type.  :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Gneisenau on October 31, 2007, 12:55:43 AM
You asked for comments...  :icon_wink:

- Knights in red will probably look cool in a Stirland army due to the colour contrast. Nice background story!
- A steam tank is expensive, Stirland is poor... that could be a problem.
- At first, I thought "Highlanders" and "Stirland" somewhat clash. But on the other hand, people in the plains are entitled to long beards and skirts as well. I'm looking forward to see the pipes, hope you have some pictures!

If you're feeling patriotic, be sure to read Douchie's Stirlander story in the Imperial Office.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: cpt_machine on January 05, 2008, 06:54:25 PM
I'm new to the forum and to the game of warhammer, I dabbled about 10 years ago but now with a fully paid job I can now afford the hobby and a bunch of mates are starting armies too.
I've been running a Warhammer RPG game set in Stirland for some time now so I'll be making an army led by Count Von Stople as he starts his one man crusade against Slyvannia.
Pictures will follow when I have painted the figs.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: elcubano on January 07, 2008, 09:38:01 AM
You asked for comments...  :icon_wink:

- Knights in red will probably look cool in a Stirland army due to the colour contrast. Nice background story!
- A steam tank is expensive, Stirland is poor... that could be a problem.
- At first, I thought "Highlanders" and "Stirland" somewhat clash. But on the other hand, people in the plains are entitled to long beards and skirts as well. I'm looking forward to see the pipes, hope you have some pictures!

If you're feeling patriotic, be sure to read Douchie's Stirlander story in the Imperial Office.



A steam tank could fit in just fine.....just say it is quite old, rusty, barley in working condition. Or as a gift from Nuln or another state.
Or you could use a shiny new one for the new Marienburg campain......as Stirland was much more prominent in those days.

I have just started work on my tank and will be converting it to be in "salvaged" condition, with patches, rust, some duct tape.....well, maybe not, but I like the idea of having pulled it out of the swamp in sylvania, after 100 years in the muck it will look quite rotton, but awsome. Will use sticks, small pieces of wook as patches, maybe create a few holes, ext.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Conrad_of_Stirland on January 30, 2008, 08:35:15 AM
Sorry Im so late (about 6 years) the um harvest was a big one...
My General goes by Konrad Seusenhoffer of the Grand Province of Stirland, a somewhat irrational and oft times intoxicated ( :::cheers::: ) Imperial commander.
I dont play a themed force often enough (I started collecting before I had any idea what fluff was or what Stirland was about which I regret) but when I do my army is linked to the Blazing Sun Templars so i include my order foot (greatswords) initiates (pistoliers) and the knights themselves along with trying to include huntsmen(with halflings), spearmen and crossbows.
The real problem is the artillery since I like having 2 cannon which is unfortunately unstirland in a way, though not as bad as the helblaster. I suppose the Blazing Sun order is rich enough that it could provide the artillery but it still makes me feel uneasy. What are others thoughts on Stirland themes?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Raidst on April 06, 2008, 10:29:38 AM
Hey guys, I'm new to the forums and new to warhammer.  I've collected and built some ogres, but feel Empire suits me a bit better. 

I've noticed that a lot of you see Stirland as a nod to Russian culture, I see them fitting into the Empire much in the same way that Hungary fits into Europe, actually.  Reasons for this include the regions superb wine and agrarian culture (not much growing in Russia, and the Tokaj region of Hungary is known throughout Europe for its wine), its resentment of the decision to give land to the halflings (reminiscent of the post WW1 decision to give Transylvania to Romania), and the fact that Sylvania (an obvious nod to Translyvania) lies within its borders (which Transylvania did during the middle ages).  Other factors include the morose nature of Stirland citizens (something Hungarians exemplify very well), and the prominence of religion in Stirland (primarily Sigmar and Morr), which mirrors Hungary's devout catholic populace.

Please respond with grievances about my assertion :smile2:...also, tips on collecting Empire on the cheap (I'm still in college after all).
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Nicholas Bies on April 07, 2008, 12:30:44 AM
well technically transylvania was a principality of its own under Hungarian vassalisation. Wallachia and Moldavia were also vassals of Hungary or the Ottoman Empire at various times.


I like yellow and green which is why I play stirland =)

My army is an army that's been joined by the Emperor and his personal Champion who have bought along an extensive artillery train (2 cannons, 2 helstorms from Altdorf). Together with the Knights of Burnished Gold (red paint scheme with Gold trim). They are marching into Sylanvia to raise Drakenhof Castle to the foundations so no vampire count can use it as his capitol again. Due to the importance of this mission Karl Franz is leading it himself.

Who knows what awaits him in Sylvania?


I'm going to play with the above as my tourny fluff.

Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Scotsgit on April 16, 2008, 05:43:01 PM
Hmm, got to admit that Stirland does sound a nice idea for my next army... :happy:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: GamesPoet on April 17, 2008, 12:46:37 AM
I've noticed that a lot of you see Stirland as a nod to Russian culture, I see them fitting into the Empire much in the same way that Hungary fits into Europe, actually.

...

Please respond with grievances about my assertion :smile2:...also, tips on collecting Empire on the cheap (I'm still in college after all).
Seems possible to me.  And Averland to Austria.  And Wissenland to Switzerland.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Raidst on April 18, 2008, 03:29:59 AM
New question:  this might go somewhere, else...(please feel free to move it and spare my indiscretion if it does :engel:)

I'm new to warhammer, so I'm constructing my army in 500 point chunks, that way after I'm done with the first I can play some border patrol, then 1,000 point games etc.  Anyway, my first 500 is Stir River Patrol and consists of some spears w/militia detachments, a captain, some handgunners and a cannon (The River Patrol fluff says they employ some guns, but I swear that's where it'll end :blush:).  So for my second 500 points I wanted to make some Stirland nobles, mostly knights and pistoliers I imagine.  I want my pistoliers to be mounted archers though, in order to round out the fluff.  I was wondering if fielding Kislev mounted archers would work, or if I should just put some archer arms on the pistolier models and also if I should field them as pistoliers or use the stats for the kislev mounted archers (opponent permitting of course).  Well, what do you guys think?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Nicholas Bies on April 20, 2008, 02:35:31 AM

Well my Stirland army includes Outriders, Pisoliers, 2 cannons, 2 Helstorms and 2 Steam Tanks (not that I field them all at the same time).

My other missiles are 20 Crossbowmen and 10 Archers.

Bow and Arrows are a "peasants" weapon and this view is carried across in the fact only militia can be equipped with them. Stirland nobles should be able to afford 2 pistols for their sons.

I believe it's more the Stirland treasury isn't highly advanced (based off an agricultural society and not close to any trade routes) so they cannot afford as MANY cannon or newfangled equipment that other states can.

I get around this by saying my AL Father Phigure and his apprentices Father Rondowne and Father Tousun blackmailed the engineer guild into sending some experimental weaponry for my crusade against Sylvania.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Raidst on April 20, 2008, 07:51:07 AM
Hmmm... I see the point (though I think two stanks and that many artillery is a little much :biggriin:), but I'll probably just go ahead and steal some archer arms from my FC box for the pistoliers.  Adds to the rustic feel, I think.  While the nobility of the province should be wealthier than the plebes, I still think in a place like Stirland maybe the whole economy should be on a smaller scale. 

Thanks for the insight into your army though!  :smile2:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Nicholas Bies on April 21, 2008, 10:11:54 AM

Well my army is now close to 4000 points maybe more. I Should check the total amount some time.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on April 21, 2008, 11:01:22 AM
Sigmar's Heirs talks about how Stirland has the impression of being poor, but most of it is just a misunderstanding.  Its not as afluent as Averland, but probably not as poor as everyone makes it out to be.  I'm sure the troubles of the past have made people continue to think that it's near bankruptcy.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Raidst on April 24, 2008, 12:37:05 AM
Sigmar's Heirs talks about how Stirland has the impression of being poor, but most of it is just a misunderstanding.  Its not as afluent as Averland, but probably not as poor as everyone makes it out to be.  I'm sure the troubles of the past have made people continue to think that it's near bankruptcy.
yeah, I just got my hands on a copy of that, thanks for the help!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Dihenydd on July 11, 2008, 08:30:49 PM
Hmmm I can't believe I've never noticed this before.

I run a River Patrol army.  It is dutifully manned with halberdiers as the mainstay, a few different types of calvary and of course Ogre Mercenaries.  I'll try to get some pics up soon.

It is lead by Iolinda de Chauvier, wife of a Brettonian 4th son who carved out a home in the Border Princedoms.  They spend their time back and forth between the two lands.  They have also been spotted in other locations in the world following their grand adventures.  I have written some materials and may post something here if interest is shown.  My armies tend to the TVI style with lots of 'pointy sticks'.  I don't play Empire Rare's, instead always inserting some kind of DoW.  It may not fit the region, but I always take a CASKETASUS.  I'm sorry, I shout that a lot....
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Karl Voss of Averland on July 14, 2008, 03:24:33 AM
Sigmar's Heirs talks about how Stirland has the impression of being poor, but most of it is just a misunderstanding.  Its not as afluent as Averland, but probably not as poor as everyone makes it out to be.  I'm sure the troubles of the past have made people continue to think that it's near bankruptcy.

From reading Sigmar's heirs, I got more of an impression that stirland is more back-woods-ish.

"At their worst, Stirlanders are isolationist, suspicious and hidebound, stubbornly holding onto traditional methods in a manner similar to the Dwarfs. They're slow to befriend, often taking years to accept newcomers into a community."

The province isn't the wealthiest, but is constantly threatened by the undead to the east along with the many other horrors that lurk in the woods that cover the majority of the province. I think the south central part of the province is considerably wealthier than the rest of the province as the forest ends and rolling plains begin into Averland. Access to the river Aver must be considerably helpful too. I think during the time period of our Marienburg campaign, Averland actually controls this portion of Stirland, north of Averheim and the Averburg.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: moctez112 on August 02, 2008, 08:44:49 AM
Hi I'm new to this forum and my Army is from Stirland
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Velead on August 02, 2008, 09:41:47 AM
Hi I'm new to this forum and my Army is from Stirland

As long as you're not from Nordland (Rufas (and nobody else) being exempt), you're a friend of mine. Welcome!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Lucky on August 29, 2008, 09:44:25 AM
Hi all.

Like many I'm new to Warhammer and the Empire. For a change of pace I decided to paint some fantasy minis and I've always liked the Empire style. I'm drawn to Stirland due to it's scruffy and backward reputation. I foresee my army being part Sharpe- part Wicker Man. I've got a fair idea what to go for for my first purchase and the first 500 points, watch the army list area as mine will be posted in the next couple of days.

That's all really, all I need to say is that I'm loving the Empire smileys!  :biggriin:

(I just ran the spellcheck and it asked me if I wanted to change 'biggriin' [the smiley] to 'buggering'!)
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on September 11, 2008, 12:25:27 PM

(I just ran the spellcheck and it asked me if I wanted to change 'biggriin' [the smiley] to 'buggering'!)

Lol, you really don't want to see that smiley  :icon_eek:

Welcome to the boards, I look forward to seeing pics of your army when you get some painted.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Lucky on September 12, 2008, 12:37:04 PM
Thanks Douchie.

Currently I've modelled a warrior priest and some flagellants; the yellow and green will be coming up after that. When I do start my state troops I'm going to be wanting a nice rich green, does anyone have any tips?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Kris on September 27, 2008, 09:43:17 PM
I've been into the Warhammer games off-and-on for years now.  I used to have a bit of a High Elf army before I found Warhammer 40k about five or six years ago and this is the first I've returned to Fantasy since then.  I am a complete fluff player, and usually have some of the most bizzare army lists as a result of that; when I decided to pick Empire I origionally thought about Ostermark because of the obvious connections to Austria (Osterreich) and the Habsburg family -- not to meantion regal purple and gold robes are pretty as anything.  As I read more into the Fantasy setting though I kind of changed my mind and wanted an Army with perhaps a bit more colour to it.  Since I'm a huge fan of masses of Infantry I thought what about an Army drawn (recruited?) from Sylvania?  Presumably when the Empire has a large war effort in place the milita forces swell as common people are pressed into military service and despite Sylvania's troubled past why not draw from the population of that region?  So I'm currently in the process of making a Stirland army with the colours of Sylvania modified to look like an irregular levvied army with perhaps one or two units of provinvial soldiers who presumably forced the locals to draw arms and fight alongside the rest of the Empire.

EDIT: Fixed spelling of Habsburg 
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Graf Weber on October 05, 2008, 05:47:35 PM
Hello there.

Well, first post and all. Very exciting. I'd like to remark on how glad I am to see so many dedicated to the greatest province in the Empire. I've been playing a Stirland army for almost 9 years now (off and on, but mostly on) and would get no end of shit from my other Imperial friends. Hell, we may be poor, but who cares when we seem to have an abnormally high concentration of Emperors spilling from our lands. Gives you something to think about. As a side note, most of my friends came to understand and respect the Stirland war machine, smelly and cheap as it may be.

Because when I started playing, the army colors in the back of the 6th Edition Empire book showed the Stirland Swordsman with an all green uniform and yellow socks, that was the color scheme that worked for me. None of this silly quarter uniform scheme. Stirland can't afford that. So I currently am sporting 2,000 pts of finished, painted, and happy soldiers of Stirland. I had very little that was salvageable from my old army, so they are being pressed into service by the VC army my friend has. A sad fate for the poor buggers, but I'm sure that's what they would have wanted. Wait. Probably not actually, but I look forward to killing them.

Will work to put up pictures at the soonest possible opportunity, but for the moment I have a question for all of you Stirlanders out there, as it one that has probably given me the most cause for thought:

The Reiksguard. We've all seen them, and they irritate me. Guard of the Emperor blah blah blah. If I were an Elector Count, I'd darn sure have cause to equip and maintain an order of Knights that served as my bodyguard. Yes, we have the Greatswords, and they're terrific, but I want something more. I want horses and lances. So I did some researching back in the day when my fluff craze was in full swing and dug up some info on the Order of the Black Rose, founded in the Time of the Three Emperors as the bodyguard of the Elector of Stirland (and thus the TRUE emperor). I though to myself, great. Cool. I know what Order my Knights will be. And then I read that they shift their loyalties at the drop of a hat, and I say, no. These are not my knights.

So I looked at the Reiksguard and thought: "Hey, if the Reik has a guard, why can't the Stir? We've produced a boatload of Emperors. We need, nay, we DESERVE a Stirguard." And thus my Order was Born. The Knights of the Stirguard are dedicated to the protection of the Elector of Stirland, and wear a nice burnished armor with plumes of Green and Yellow. Thoughts? I'll put a picture of them up soon, but I thought if anyone has any alternative ideas, I would very much like to hear them.

Cheers!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on October 06, 2008, 12:17:20 PM
That's the reasoning I came up with for my knightly order, the Wissengaurd, but with a slight twist.  I think it works nicely.  Welcome to the forum! :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on October 17, 2008, 10:55:56 PM
Welcome to the forum Graf Weber.

I too, am a long suffering Stirland General and also came across the same issue when deciding upon a unit of knights, in the end I chose 'The order of the sacred sythes' an off-shoot of the knights of Morr that patrol our border with Sylvania.

Stirland's highest honour is the 'Order of the Thorny Rose' so I was going to base my order around that and the 'knights of the Black Rose'. i hadn't decided upon a name, obviously 'rose' would go in there some where, but I was going to have them as a band of all or nothing knights desperate to restore their orders dodgy history. I love the fluff side of the hobby so this maybe something I can re-visit.

I think the Stirguard is a very good idea for an order. finally someone can show those elf loving Reiklanders how to fight.

I Look forward to seeing pics of your army.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Graf Weber on October 18, 2008, 03:47:34 PM
The Order of the Sacred Scythes sounds like a great idea. I originally had myself a unit of Black Guards of Morr, but in the end decided that they were an eyesore of black amidst all the green and yellow of the rest of my army. I repainted them to become the Stirguard, but the thought was a good one. I know that the Witch Hunter series of books spend a lot of time in Stirland and the Templars of Morr play a vital part. I'll have to think about a way to perhaps reintegrate them into my army. VC's beware.

Douchie, there's a great article in WD #309 concerning traits for Knightly Orders. You should go have a look at it if you aren't familiar. It is great if you really want to add some fluff to your Knights that translates into the game. Good thinking on the Knights of the Something Rose. I've been toying with the idea of introducing another Order into my army, and I was thinking The Black Rose. So thank you for the idea. I may have to steal it. In fact, I think I shall with your permission  :happy:

The current scheme that I'm working on for my Knights is to have a block of ten regular Stirguard Knights, a unit of 5 inner Circle Stirguard, and the Stirguard Grandmaster (who happens to be the Elector Count's brother. The Stirland Counts learned their lesson during the time of the Three Emperors when the Knights of the Black Rose betrayed them. Now you gotta keep the help close and loyal at all costs). In addition to that, what I'd really like to do is set up the same idea (10 regulars, 5 inner circle, and the Grandmaster) from the Knights of the Black Rose. The idea of the competition between those two orders seems like it would make for an interesting bit in the Army. Each order tries to outdo the other in battle, with the Black Rose trying to regain some honor and perhaps replace the Stirguard as the bodyguard of the Count, while the Stirguard want to put these "traitors" in their place.



Another minor question: Are Pistoliers really against the Stirland fluff? Think about it. Way back in the day when the 7th edition of the Empire army book came out, WD ran an article detailing the different provinces. Stirland nobles were seen to behave rather rashly, as though to make up for the poverty of their province. Given the fluff on Pistoliers, wouldn't in make sense for Stirland armies to field them? Rash, eager to prove themselves against the odds? Sounds like a rather Stir...ish mindset. And yes, although we as a province are poor, I'm positive our nobles can afford themselves a pistol or three.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on October 18, 2008, 06:39:16 PM
Your Idea of the conflict between the two knightly orders is excellent, I really love the fluff side and that is a great starting point. please keep us all informed as to how this progresses.

My opinion on pistoliers has been said before by others. Stirland in comparison to other provinces is more agricultural and has a ''poormans'' reputation. This could be characterised by more units of cheap state troops like spearmen rather than swordsmen, Archers and Crossbowmen in place of handgunners etc etc.

However, any nobleman worth his salt (even a poor stirland nobleman) can afford a pair of pistols and a horse for his son.

While the lack of an industrial heartland means our province can't churn out huge units of outriders, engineers, steam tanks and volley guns, two pistols and a horse is well with in budget.  So I say crack on!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Graf Weber on October 18, 2008, 08:13:01 PM
Glad you approve. After all, Stirland may be rustic and agrarian, but that doesn't limit the fact they there are still nobles who would have land and a fixed income, even if it is only from crops or through wine. And although wine can only be sold at Wurtbad, the nobles who own the vineyards will no doubt either take them to the market themselves, or have a contact there who buys the grapes and has their own fermentation facility.

The other idea I've been batting around with pistoliers concerns the Witch Hunters. I think it would be a great idea to take a unit or two of pistoliers and do some work with greenstuff to have a unit of mounted Witch Hunter Initiates. Take a unit or two of Militia, a unit of Flagellants, a warrior priest, and a captain, and you're all set to go with an angry mob that would be perfect around the border of Slyvania. Perhaps it could sound a bit trite, and I am all for block upon block of solid units of infantry (that's what my army is for the most part), but we all need our delusions.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Graf Weber on October 23, 2008, 03:01:08 AM
Also, another question: What do we know about Haupt-Anderssen?

I'd like to get to know my Elector Count. Anything that could be dug up on him would be stellar.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on October 23, 2008, 12:00:08 PM
He was having a border skirmish with the Elector of Talebecland before SoC.  That's about all I know, there may be a bit more.  I think there was something stated in the army book about him as well.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Alberich Haupt-Anderssen on December 14, 2008, 04:08:49 AM
Also, another question: What do we know about Haupt-Anderssen?

I'd like to get to know my Elector Count. Anything that could be dug up on him would be stellar.

If you were interested in me, all you had to do was ask.  :blush:

Alberich Haupt-Anderssen here, obviously another proud citizen of the finest county in all the Empire!

My army is The Grand Count's Garrison at Fort Morrkopf. The fortress is located near the city of Drebkau on the southern shore of Aver Reach, a river in southeastern Stirland. The fort was once the palace of the noble family Rösche who volunteered to convert their home into a keep to protect the Zhufbar Road and the Dwarven and Imperial merchants that travel it. As such the Levy of Morrkopf is renowned for it's mighty cannons.

Lord-Marshall Helmut Rösche Grandmaster of the Knights Austere, a small order of knights devoted to Morr known for their services as common priests and morticians when not on campaign, commands the garrison.

So, shortened for the list

Alberich Haupt-Anderssen - The Grand Count's Garrison at Fort Morrkopf - Lord-Marshall Helmut Rösche Grandmaster of the Knights Austere

Pictures to come later when I can repair my camera  :dry:

Also- as a footnote: Death to Halflings :closed-eyes:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Captain Gerntass on December 30, 2008, 09:47:48 PM
Greetings fellow Stirlanders, i wish to place my lot in with you all, the 9th Stirland foot. Unfortunatly they are still in the barracks training, many still wearing wissenland and Hochland colours. But soon fellow generals they will role out of the barracks to reinforce their fellow Stirlanders to hold back the dead tide that threatens to consume them that marches out of Sylvania.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Captain Gerntass on December 30, 2008, 10:01:03 PM
First of all let me offer my many thanks to Midaski for taking the time out to put together this wonderful thread.

Secondly, Answering Mr Anderssen's call-to-arms here are some pics of my Stirland swordsmen.

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s232/Douchie101/NewImage.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s232/Douchie101/boldscar.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s232/Douchie101/hood.jpg)

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s232/Douchie101/Picture089.jpg)

Please find below a link to my ongoing Stirland Army fluff

http://www.warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=14955.0 (http://www.warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=14955.0)

'Victory or Death!'

Douchie, love the swordsmen, are they suppose to be the 14th Regiment of foot, the Iron Skulls. I read a story that invovled them and all i can say is that i am going to include them in my army.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on December 31, 2008, 12:38:07 PM
That story was probably Douchie's.  He's quite talented in multiple areas of this hobby, and is very much loathed in the forum for that reason. :wink:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Captain Gerntass on January 01, 2009, 02:46:59 PM
I have to admit wissenlander he sure does some fine work.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: GamesPoet on January 16, 2009, 11:13:06 PM
Nice backgrown so far!  Makes me want to join the story. :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::

Captain Gordo needs to scrape up some local archers, crossbows, and militia to aid his spearsmen soon. :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Captain Gerntass on January 17, 2009, 01:01:38 AM
"VICTORY" or "DEATH" my friend, "victory" or "death" :cry:  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: galrion on February 24, 2009, 10:20:23 PM
I always thought the Knights Griffon would be a good knightly order to fit in with the Stirland color scheme.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Nicholas Bies on March 04, 2009, 01:50:24 PM
Fellow Stirlanders lend me your ears!

I march to battle in two months time and I wish to be at the head of the grandest army Stirland has ever sent forth. This army must be fluffy as hell and reasonable competative.

I have 2500 points to spend. These are my models however I'm willing to buy more (not too much as I do have 5000points already).

Karl Franz (either on horse or Griffon)
Kurt Helbourg/TGM/Mounted Captain
Ludwig Shwarzhelm/Mounted BSB
Empire General/Mounted Captain
3 Mounted wizards
2 Wizards on foot
1 Mounted Priest
2 Priests on foot (1 war altar- not a great model though, probably re-do for tourney if chosen but Al won't be chosen as a GOTE must lead my army)
1 on foot BSB/Warbanner model/Greatsword banner

59 swordsmen, 2 banners, 2 musicians, 2 sergeants
10 free company
10 huntsmen/archers
16 crossbowmen
4 handgunners- 1 with hochland
19 flagellants
11 Greatswords, musician
30 knights- 2 banners, 1 champ, 5 musicians
5 Pistoliers – musician, champ with repeater pistol
5 outriders – musician, champ with hochland
2 great cannons
1 Helblaster
1 Helstorm
2 Steam tanks

Now if I use my current list (which is effective but not as fluffy as I want it to be) means I need to buy 5 more Pistoliers (10 more for my cav army) and another 60 swordsmen.

However I want Scarlet Guard so 30 Halberdiers will have to be included in my list.

I also realize I should incl. Greatswords even though I don’t like them and they take up a valuable special slot (probably go to outriders and drop the Pistoliers).

I also think I should include a unit of huntsmen as being a fluffy choice failing that archer det. But I’ve never been a fan of archer dets before but I can trial them out.

SO. Help me make my fluffy competitive list!

Ben
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Captain Gerntass on March 17, 2009, 07:51:16 PM
Well you seem to have enough swordsmen for the 14th of foot, the Iron Skulls, 30 Halberdiers for the Scarlet Guard sounds good and fluffy. The rest I would add lots of spearmen as spears are cheap and fit in with the fluff.
Yes, to keep in with the fluff.
(Core)
spearmen- variouse foot regiments
Swordsmen- the Iron Guard (recruited from the capital Wurtbad)
Halberdiers- the Scarlet Guard/Stir River Patrol
Archers- the Stir River Patrol/comman ranged weapon used
Crossbowmen- Stir River Patrol/ mainly used by the companies with wealthy patrans
HandGunners- could say old fasion Handguns (use the blunderbusses from the militia sprue) or just don't use them as black powder would be expensive

Knights- An order dedicated to Morr, free knights, local wealthy nobility banded together, lancers' of Wurtbad.



Overall, keep blackpowder weapons to minamun or non-existant levels. you could convert some catapults or balisters and use the cannon/mortar profiles, try not to use things that would be too expensive in fluff terms, i.e halberds, convert men to carry axes, needs 2 hands, usualy needed for logging so not designed for combat so not heavy enough for a great weapon.

Well I hope thats helped, but you don't have to use my advise, just go for what you feel is right.
 :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wolfsgaum on March 18, 2009, 06:14:54 PM
I've got to ask. Why does everybody assume that gunpowder is expensive?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Captain Gerntass on March 18, 2009, 07:09:53 PM
I've got to ask. Why does everybody assume that gunpowder is expensive?

Well for one thing, the indevidual ingrediants are expensive on-mass, then theirs payments to the indeviduals' that know how to make it.
There's transportation costs, costs for guards whilst its in transportation plus variouse other unforseen expenditures.
Trust me, I've tried making it myself but it cost me nearly an arm and a leg to just make a small bottle useing old fasion methods and ingrediants.  :dry:
 :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Padre on March 18, 2009, 07:37:16 PM
Gunpowder historically didn't come cheap. You need sulphur, charcoal and saltpetre. The first and the last are more difficult to get than the middle ingredient. And you need someone who can make it - a skilled job, almost alchemy, and certainly a devilish trade, creating a powder which smells of brimstone itself!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Captain Gerntass on March 19, 2009, 12:04:10 PM
So I see another alchemist in trainning :::cheers:::
It would have been very expensive indeed.

That is why, to answer wolfgoumes question, blackpowder is expensive, especialy on a scale as to arm soldiers with primary weapons, replacement weapons, powder, spare powder, replacement powder, shot ect, ect, ect.

 :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Padre on March 19, 2009, 12:41:35 PM
Powder can also only be kept so long before it separates and becomes unuseable. The 1605 gunpowder plotters had to replace the entire batch when Parliament was postponed - Guy Fawkes (a siege engineer) had inspected it and made the decision.

So, expensive, dangerous, and of limited life span. There's not much that's 'easy' about powder. 
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Uryens de Crux on March 19, 2009, 02:29:51 PM
Though something that is often overlooked about gunpowder, especially in fantasy settings, is where one of the ingredients comes from.

Namely, nightsoil.

Padre will correct me I am sure, but at one time there were laws in England that allowed nightsoil collectors to enter anyones home and search where they wanted for it, even digging up floors if they wished in the hunt for it and the trade in the stuff was massive, making the people that had the contracts to collect it very wealthy indeed.

As the saying goes in Yorkshire...where theres muck, theres brass.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Padre on March 19, 2009, 06:36:08 PM
If the Empire's temples are as strict about people staying put during a service as the RC church was in the Middle Ages, then I reckon you could find nightsoil underneath said temples. Though what sacrilege it would be to tear up the floors! Better stick to pig and hen houses, eh?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: General Tomerix Rotenkopf on May 20, 2009, 07:17:13 PM
My fellow Stirlanders!
I am general Tomerix Rotenkopf, lord of the town of Wolfsfurt. Located between Marburg and Thalheim, our main strategic task is to control the river; many smaller streams flow into the Stir here, and piracy must be kept at bay, litterally.
We must also patrol the Huntsheimer Wald, where we have many settlements. Forestry is one of our most imortant resources, along with river trading and farming on the fertile shores.

Wolfsburg is not big but heavily fortified and well defended. We are famous for our gunnery, and probably have more cannons than any other town of similar size in all of Stirland. On more than one occasion, enemy forces have been driven off by gunfire alone, hand-to-hand combat not even being necessary.

As the newly appointed lord of this little region, I have begun recunstructing the armed forces. We need to tighten up the organization, and train a few new units of state troops. We have huntsmen and militia all over the place, river patrol units and, as I mentioned, a vast gunnery range (by Stirland standars, I know...). What we do not have at all is cavalry. Only our commanders have horses at the moment. This is a problem, and it will be expensive to solve it. I dont beleive there is a single stud farm in our whole province, and definately nowhere to train war horses. I must travel to Wurtbad myself and see the Elector Count about this. Perhaps the court can help us out somehow...

Anyway.
I will set up a few new regiments of halbardiers and swordsmen, and hold a grand mustering of all our forces before midsummer. Every man, woman and halfling able to bear arms will be listed. Before long, you will hear and see more of the Wolfsfurt army.

Best regards,
General Tomerix Rotenkopf
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Lord Maurice Thayer on June 08, 2009, 07:04:51 PM
I started collecting my Stirland army close to 4 years ago, and picked the province because of its not "comercialized" by GW and I like the color scheme.  Soon after starting my painting I transfered to a University that has the same colors as out beloved province (Husson, Bangor Maine, USA).  While at Husson I have pledged a fraternity and have decided to make my knights based upon my brotherhood.  Unfortunatly I ave not had the time for much hobbying the last few years and all I have is a small warband ready for play, although surgery this summer should ensure me some painting time!!! When I get a few more models and units painted the pics will be posted.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on June 09, 2009, 03:53:41 PM
I look forward to seeing your work Reese3697, welcome to our humble group of Stirland generals
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Lord Maurice Thayer on June 11, 2009, 04:35:04 PM
I noticed a previous post asking about our elector, I think further discussion on him would be nice. 
It is my understnding that he is young (barely a teen when he took office) and a very devout Sigmarite.  His advisor is a very prestigous Priest in Sigmars Church.  He is also a bigotond in command and there has been rumor of him planning a "relocation" and genocide of the Hafling's (most of this at the suggestion of his advisor mind you).  I had not heard about the border skirmishes before the Storm of Chaos, if anyone has any links to its documentation that would be grand. 
Does anyone else have anything on the subject of our Leader? I will hit the stacks a little harder and see what I may dig up.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Mathi Alfblut on June 11, 2009, 04:57:19 PM
Seems I have failed to write in these list, but then, as Mathi Alfblut, acting warrior priest and heretic dispatcher extraordinarie I have lot of things to do.

Among other fight a war against them haughty Talibanheimers and Talibanlanders up north. :dry:

Anyway, it is good to know so many brothers have seen through the slander and mischief of the other provinces and realized where the true heart of the Empire resides. That more than me realizes that skill in war does not steem from expensive uniforms or overmade wargear!
No! Strength in war comes from Faith, steel and... to some extent at least... from gunpowder. But mind you, Faith and steel are the most important ones here!

Above all I wish to point towards faith! As a priest of Sigmar, and as Arch chaplain of the Stirland state forces, I know all to well the value faith have when facing the vile undead! But we, the brave Stirlanders, have faith and courage in great magnitude!

And as to those accusation, that the Church of Sigmar would advice our dear Elector count to relocate and murder the halflings, I tell you it´s just illwilling slander made up by some insulent Talabeclander or more likely them horsetraders the Averlanders.
NEVER trust an Averlander, son of Stirland. NEVER!!!

Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Siegfried Leitdorf on June 12, 2009, 12:19:15 PM
Well, don't come running to us when the walking lard menace rolls up to your front door; we'll be busy spending money on new clothes.

Care to join us, Stirlander? Oh, sorry, I forgot you didn't have any.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on June 12, 2009, 01:10:18 PM
Siegfried, please feel free to prance around in your girly clothes, us Stirlanders will do your fighting for you and keep you safe... bless
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Lord Maurice Thayer on June 15, 2009, 03:17:29 PM
I am dwarvier than you would think and have learned to trust very few people, atleast very few that have not served on the field of battle with me... speaking of which, our "boy count" has yet to actually see any bloodshed, and his advisor has not seen it in many years due to him being too busy brown nosing  with the church and misguiding our count for his own political ambitions... the halflings on the other hand have shown me their courage and will; their deadly accurate bowfire has held my flank more than once, and their produce is always welcomed in my army camps as it makes the freshest best tasting meals my boys can have...
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Lord Maurice Thayer on June 29, 2009, 08:44:46 PM
so i think i have figured out how to have swordsmen in my army... since stirland is so poor, and my area of protection is not much of an exception (i do have halberds, spears and a few handguns)...
but i was thinking the town militia could be a swordsmen unit, modeled using the free company box set (i have tons of extra old round wood shields)... i think this would look neat and give opportunity for a town battalion look, with detachments of bowmen/x-bowmen and free company, and full command, perhaps led by their local priest of sigmar/morr...
the only real "problem" i see fluff wise is that a towney unit would more than likely not have WS4... maybe call them speatmen/halberds that only use sword and shield (i realize this is paying an extra point for nothing)
what do you think??? do any other stirland generals use this or have seen other provinces use this???
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on July 15, 2009, 01:59:08 PM

what do you think??? do any other stirland generals use this or have seen other provinces use this???

It says in the new heraldry that while poorly equiped troops is the norm, some nobles over compensate & dress & equip their units as lavishly as any city state.

I have a unit of swordsmen in my army & the fluff simply has it that the nobleman commanding spends all of his money upon this unit & nothing else.

So I say go for it, I like the militia idea.  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Lord Maurice Thayer on July 18, 2009, 01:16:19 PM
yes douchie, your broken swords are well known in our lands... it is their tales that has found me wanting of swords in my army, but alas funding is the issue (i simply hate the 7th ed models, and finding/buying the old 6th models is to much)... so i think i will resort to training the militia swordsmen (fluff wise fun and painting wise a good break)... so when shall we get the next installment of your broken swords battle? i have had to suspend my officier training classes on battlefield tactics...
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on July 23, 2009, 01:36:07 AM
Also, Sigmar's Heirs notes that while the typical image of Stirland is of dirt poor bumpkins, it isn't as bad off as it is stereotypically portrayed.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Lord Maurice Thayer on July 25, 2009, 02:28:50 PM
makes sense... much like my home state of maine, people in other parts of the countrty seem to think i still need to use the outhouse to take a dump... when in fact i live in a suburb with over 20,00 people outside the city of portland... i know there are areas with larger populations, but i def dont live in the woods...
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Nicholas Bies on July 26, 2009, 01:34:36 PM
I think it's in the Genevieve vampire novels they talk about the Count of Stirland and he seems a pretty decent fella, if he spends most of his time in Altdorf.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Oscar "dA mAD cHoPpA" Barela on August 19, 2009, 08:28:53 PM
I'm finishing up on reading the Witch Hunter Omnibus and was curious as to were the town of Klausburg may be on the Stirland map. Any ideas? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on August 26, 2009, 10:03:34 AM
It was the Count of Sudenland, Ben.  Still a good series of books.

I'm not sure where Klausberg would be located.  Any descriptions that could lend any detail?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: General Tomerix Rotenkopf on September 09, 2009, 01:57:33 PM
If you have not seen this before......do so now! An absolutely fabulous Stirland army. Not mine, not mine, I just found the link this minute!

Amazing isn´t it???

http://www.dakkadakka.com/core/gallery-viewimage.jsp?i=11385&w=800
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Inarticulate on September 09, 2009, 03:04:23 PM
Woah that is actually really nice.

Though not to my taste, I like things a little bit more.. uniform and ordered.

OCD ::heretic::
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Nicholas Bies on November 27, 2009, 03:19:16 AM
It was the Count of Sudenland, Ben.  Still a good series of books.

I'm not sure where Klausberg would be located.  Any descriptions that could lend any detail?

You sure about that Wiss?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on November 27, 2009, 07:24:42 PM
Reasonably sure.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Justnorth on December 19, 2009, 04:22:47 PM
Notes:
The Stirland River Patrol is a well-known and uses a Green and White uniform.

I love that colour scheme.
It was particularly well executed in colour photgraphs by the 'eavy metal' team in the 5th edition? Empire army book.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Catesy2021 on December 30, 2009, 03:41:37 PM
Hi guys

I originally planned to do an Ostland army but a few weeks of paint testing I have changed my mind. Well I have changed my mind around 1000 times but Stirland just feels right.

I'm slowly writing some fluff for the army, and have built a captin out of the Greatsword and the General kit who is called Karl something. Hopefully i will finish painting him over the weekend, and maybe get some swordsmen done.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Eltarach on April 14, 2010, 09:29:51 PM
Hail, fellow Stirlanders.

I am new to The Empire, and I'm planning on creating a Stirland army of my own.

The fluff (I guess this means the RP-stuff of your army) is, that the army is lead by Captain Vaclav, who is a battle hardened nobleman with roots in the lost Stirland province of Sylvania. In this province, beast lurk in the dark woods, it's not uncommon for the Skaven to risk exposure above the ground in small raiding packs, and the Skaven lurking in the Vampire ruled Castle Ruins are mostly turned into the undead.
His pack of stout soldiers - The Stirland Ranger Guard - patrol the villages and cities in the lost province, in an attempt of pushing back the evil that has taken root upon the land. Most of the soldiers have fought in many battles before joining the ranks of the Ranger Guard, but the all have one thing in common; They all descend from Sylvanian families, who are now taking refuge in the cities closer to the border of Stirland, or have been forced to flee the province alltogether. They have seen what horrors the evil of Sylvania is capable of, Skaven hordes gnawing their way through entire villages, homes and humans alike. Or the stubborness (or sheer stupidity) of grandparents refusing to leave their homes behind, now coming back from the grave, turned undead by the Vampire Lords residing in the Castles around the region.


The colour theme is basically the same as the Stirland River Patrol, but with a much darker and gothic twist. A bit like the Dark Angels from WH40K. Also I want to add some yellow bits to the army, to pay tribute to the original Stirland colour theme.

Comments and critique is welcome?

/Eltarach
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Erkenbrand on May 26, 2010, 02:46:18 PM
Erkenbrand - Army of the Reaches - Count Von Hornau, Lord of the Reaches
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on June 20, 2010, 07:26:36 AM
I've finally started painting my army and was thinking what to be.  Hmm, I love the color green, hate undead with a passion, and am something of a river pirate who lives on the Mississippi....

The Stirland River Patrol is perfect for me! (I may be from Wisconsin, but I refuse to use Green Bay Packer colors.)  I have a few blocks of salty swordsmen I want to paint in green and white with matching halberdier detachments.  I have a rather large army collection but after looking at the map I can see it is perfectly reasonable for Nuln to send some units of handgunners which would explain my two units with Hochland champs.  Some artillery and such of mine is already painted Talabheim, whose borders we buffer so I can see them sending those models as reinforcements. I figure it makes sense as long as my main blocks are Stirland. My knights will be of the Black Rose Order and look like the dark version of the Reiksguard as their armor will be black.. The Black Rose will actually be the Saltire (German) Cross of the Empire with a distinct red border- and other red trim throughout their motifs. If I can find enough Flagellant scythes or somehow make them, I may just convert all of my White Wolves (16) to the The Order of the Sacred Scythe, as they are fanatical vampire hunters and could still be called 'great weapons.' I also have vanilla Panthers and lancers which fit everywhere.

I plan to lead the army with rustic soldiers and humble warrior priests who fight against the undead onslaught that is three of my friends.  I need your help answering a few questions.

Is it bad for me to paint pistoliers in Stirland colors?  Would Stirland have their own Greatswords?  How would I explain White Wolves and Teutogen Guard showing up in Stirland?  Is the hawk a particularly Stirlandish symbol? Are people going to hate me for liking to paint the newer soldiers rather than the old 7th I have? (I mean to have my halberds all with bare feet and no feathers; then there's the "intelligent" faces- very Stirlandy if you ask me)

So hello gents. With my new arrival, Stirland will become famous for the taco! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fJh7j3INmw&feature=related

Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on June 21, 2010, 12:54:40 AM
Is it bad for me to paint pistoliers in Stirland colors?

Not at all.  Pistoliers represent young nobles, and every province has its wealthy young nobles.

Would Stirland have their own Greatswords?

As with the pistoliers.  Just because the overall feel of the province may be poor doesn't mean everything is going to be of low quality.

How would I explain White Wolves and Teutogen Guard showing up in Stirland?

An expeditionary force, perhaps.  Or, this group of Stirlanders just so happen to be heavily devoted to Ulric as well. 

  Is the hawk a particularly Stirlandish symbol?

I've attributed that with Hochland myself, however, local livery of a smaller lord could have a hawk easily.  I'm not up to date on the symbols of every province, though, so I could be wrong.

Are people going to hate me for liking to paint the newer soldiers rather than the old 7th I have? (I mean to have my halberds all with bare feet and no feathers; then there's the "intelligent" faces- very Stirlandy if you ask me)

Maybe, but that's a risk you'll have to take! ;)

Welcome to the forum. :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Alexious on June 26, 2010, 02:34:01 PM
Hello All,

Although not strictly a Stirlander, I thought I would add own information here for my newly planned Empire Army. I have been playing GW games since 40k RT days and gave Fantasy up just after the start of 5th ed Fantasy. I have played Skaven and Dark Elves in the past, but have always had an interest in playing Empire and thought with a new rule book will give it a go.

My themed army will be pre VC Sylvannia. (sorry if this had been done to death!). However I love the idea of the Purple/Bone/Red scheme, and as I no longer have a province literally, I thought I would post my introduction here. (I do intend to use some archers as allies of my army the famous archers/scouts of Stirland.)

I want a very traditional Empire Army with a Sylvannia theme so am currently looking at a lot of free company as militia levy with a large central block of halberds acting as the Counts own home guard. (I was rather dismayed to see foot reiksguard have now gone, but may use greatswords instead for something as well).

As I paint and develop the units will do a post in the painting logs.

Cheers and hopefully accepting me into the larger province of Stirland!







Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on June 26, 2010, 08:47:39 PM
Pre-VC is fine by me.  We need to remember the good times and purple=epic.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on July 07, 2010, 04:58:51 AM
K, so i'm converting a unit of vanillas from full plate with lance and round shields to Knights of the Sacred Scythe with flagellent face masks full plate and well scythes.  Only thing is colors and what to put on the shields.  I don't know much more than they are fanatical vampire hunters based out of Stirland. 

Would purple work for the trim?  The armor is gonna be black and i'll use some brass for accents.  What could go on the shield as they worship both Sigmar and Morr?  My last resort will be to put the vampire counts emblem with a big red circle with hex- you know, like ghost busters  :icon_razz: But I would rather have them looking B.A. since I already have one silly regiment in my army.

Please can I has ur ideas?
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: judoonplatoon1 on July 07, 2010, 03:58:00 PM
maybe an hourglass in the center of the twin-tailed comet
judoonplatoon1 - Stirheim mercinary rangers - Maricus Valar
pictures later working on capes and better painting jobs.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Alexious on July 18, 2010, 07:56:35 AM
K, so i'm converting a unit of vanillas from full plate with lance and round shields to Knights of the Sacred Scythe with flagellent face masks full plate and well scythes.  Only thing is colors and what to put on the shields.  I don't know much more than they are fanatical vampire hunters based out of Stirland. 

Would purple work for the trim?  The armor is gonna be black and i'll use some brass for accents.  What could go on the shield as they worship both Sigmar and Morr?  My last resort will be to put the vampire counts emblem with a big red circle with hex- you know, like ghost busters  :icon_razz: But I would rather have them looking B.A. since I already have one silly regiment in my army.

Please can I has ur ideas?


Interesting concept, as I am doing the same type of thing, but going for a fated type knightly order.

The traditional color is black but that said what I have come down on is looking at what will match the rest of the force well enough. If the majority of your army is Stirland, perhaps black and gold? black and silver? I do like the purple style as well, but it needs to fit in with the rest of what your doing. Have you considered for flag type theme going black and yellow as in flames or purification style?

Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on July 19, 2010, 04:36:50 AM
I'm not sure if i'm skilled enough to do flames, but purple is looking good.  I'm going to try uysing an actual scythe as a stencil, dip it in paint and slap it on a shield.  If that fails I will go black and brass and try my hand at hourglasses and flames= just had an idea while typing.  I just got six boxes of infantry and they have hourglasses in there which I may be able to shave down by a third then glue them to the shields as embossments.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on July 19, 2010, 08:06:09 PM
You rustic barbaric Stirlanders are no match for the Grand Duchy of Talabecland! You back woods hill-billies must bow before the might of the God Taal!

Stupid Stirlanders! Everyone knows your poor pathetic province is the joke of the Empire!


 :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: 132nd on July 19, 2010, 09:13:13 PM
 Stirlanders fight off Vampire Counts everyday.  We're saving the Empire.  Your welcome. 
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: judoonplatoon1 on July 19, 2010, 09:31:32 PM
Plus it's funny when you win. :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: 132nd on July 19, 2010, 09:36:11 PM
  The moral of this story is that Stirlanders are awesome. 
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on July 20, 2010, 04:30:28 AM
You rustic barbaric Stirlanders are no match for the Grand Duchy of Talabecland! You back woods hill-billies must bow before the might of the God Taal!

Stupid Stirlanders! Everyone knows your poor pathetic province is the joke of the Empire! :icon_biggrin:

I'm sorry were you talking?  I must have not heard because I was thinking Karl Franz might be from Altdorf, but Sigmar's from Stirland!  :laugh:

I got a whole detachment of barefoot halberds now!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on July 20, 2010, 02:44:04 PM
Sigmar is not from Stirland! Besides us Talabeclanders worship the mighty God Taal. Sigmar is all fine and good, but it is Taal that delivers the most protection for our forest realm.

See Taal's blessing has turned Talabecland into one of the mighty provinces of the Empire. We have cities, industry, agriculture and a professional army. You Stirlanders live in an accursed place with rocky soil that will grow no crops. Your solider's are so poor that they cannot even afford regular uniforms! The shame!

The Emperor should just allow Talabecland to annex Stirland and then we could just have two runefangs for our province. I mean its only fair seeing as how Talabecland is the largest province in the Empire. Maybe after acquiring you we Talabeclanders could teach you some proper manners!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: 132nd on July 20, 2010, 02:47:17 PM
  Morr is better than Taal.  Taal is really just a pansie wood elf in disguise.  Morr is death.  Can't beat that. 
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: judoonplatoon1 on July 20, 2010, 03:29:03 PM
And I believe we have Nuln so I think our artillery would be sufficient to win.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Warlord on July 21, 2010, 01:25:50 AM
Yet the Stirland thread grows, while the Talabecland thread withers at the bottom of the board...
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on July 21, 2010, 02:57:23 AM
Hah your thread grows from people making fun of you! Again, your province cannot even afford to give its troops uniforms!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: 132nd on July 21, 2010, 03:16:27 AM
  (changes into a very debating nerd) But, we CAN afford to kick your provinces ass.   :icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol:  LMFAO
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on July 21, 2010, 05:49:10 AM
  (changes into a very debating nerd) But, we CAN afford to kick your provinces ass.   :icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol:  LMFAO

+1 Bare feet and all!   :biggriin: 

Men of Stirland, shall we annex them or just succeed from the Empire?  Or perhaps we should just let the river pirates and vampires through to the heartland until they realize that we are "Gondor" and beg us for assistance.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: 132nd on July 22, 2010, 08:04:05 PM
  We'll just turn our head when a few hordes of unstoppable vampires make it into the Empire.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on July 22, 2010, 11:03:43 PM
Only reason Ostermark was ruined and the city of Altdorf itself threatened by the Vampire Counts is because the army of Stirland wilted like dew in the morning sun!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: 132nd on July 23, 2010, 03:17:30 AM
  It was Vlad von Carstein and a host of undead so large it could've ripped Talabecland in half and slaughtered the entire province.  Not only have we fought bravely in the Vampire Wars, we were also one of the first line defenses against them.  Anyway Stirland rules. 
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on July 23, 2010, 04:32:23 AM
Yep, I just fought an orc horde at a pass today, (Battle 3) and killed them to the last model.  Sure I lost a lot of spearmen and halberds but we got the job done just fine.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Burkhardt Stirlander on July 26, 2010, 10:05:33 PM
hi, im new to the forum, i recently started a stirland army, because i think they are the most awsome, fighting undeads allday.
so leading my army is Burkhardt Stirlander (which seems a bit cheesy, but i like it)

i haven't made up so much fluff yet.





Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: judoonplatoon1 on July 26, 2010, 11:50:09 PM
Maybe relative to the Elector of Stirland?
Any way great choice of province.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on July 27, 2010, 03:57:36 AM
Yes welcome!  Have a beer  :::cheers::: on Midaski's tab and some shoes on mine~  :blush:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: TexasYankee on July 27, 2010, 11:13:47 PM
Yes welcome!  Have a beer  :::cheers::: on Midaski's tab and some shoes on mine~  :blush:

Re-gifter! You aren't giving him the nice shoes I sent you, are you? Remember, the ones with the lacing instructions?  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Inarticulate on July 30, 2010, 11:31:06 AM
With the special laces that let you tie them up even if you have six fingers.

Oh you country folk and your squabbling, Wouldn't see any of that in fair Nuln!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on July 31, 2010, 04:49:06 AM
Of course you wouldn't see shoe tying in Nuln!  Most of you have blown your fingers off stirring some batch of crazy.  :lol:  :?  ::heretic::
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Inarticulate on July 31, 2010, 07:58:40 PM
Thankfully, Dr. Ernst von Velcro has being working hard to get around that minor issue.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on August 01, 2010, 04:15:37 AM
I must thank this Ernst von Velcro in person, as he keeps more than half of my infantry grounded when the big hand in the sky starts moving them around!  :happy:  By the readings Stirland isn't the poorest place in the Empire, but it doesn't mean we can afford magnets for all our troops...
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Erkenbrand on August 01, 2010, 10:28:58 PM
Stirland isn't poor, it just isn't as 'sophisticated' as other provinces.  :biggriin:

Plus, Sigmar may not come from Stirland, but his descendants did  :closed-eyes:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Hirwain on August 13, 2010, 10:30:44 PM
Hi

My army is the 13th Division, Stirland Light Infantry, known as the Roosenburg Rangers. Roosenburg is not on the map but  it's a small town on the bank of the  river Stir where the river Aeh joins the Stir on the edge of the Great Forest. My army consists of Stir River Patrol, normal core troops, "mercenary" free companies as detatchements and pistoliers and knights from the Order of the Pierced Heart, a Stirland Order formed during the fighting in Sylvania.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on August 14, 2010, 03:02:42 AM
Welcome to Stirland!  :happy:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Manfred von Stirland on August 22, 2010, 10:59:06 AM
Hi guys!

I'm leading the forces of Stirland as well! My general is Manfred von Stirland. :ph34r:

I made a montage from the leaders of my forces and the good citizens of Stirland.

http://kepfeltoltes.hu/view/100822/stirland1_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

Hope you like 'em !
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Dirk Hardpeck on August 27, 2010, 09:32:27 AM
Greetings fellow Stirland Generals! I have recently stumbled upon this site while looking for Empire battle tactics and have enjoyed everything I've found here thus far ... this  thread being my favorite lol!

Anywho I figured I'd give my specs on my Stirland Army, along with a few pictures of what I have painted. Sorry that the pictures aren't the best, and I have more painted now, just no pictures of them, but I will try to post an updated shot.

NOTE: All the city names can be found in N. Stirland as all in my army hail from that region
ARMY OF NORTHERN STIRLAND
White Wolves: 1st Northern Stirland Calvary Company
1st Gablitz Calvary Platoon (8)
2nd Gablitz Calvary Platoon (8)


Infantry: 1st Northern Stirland Swordsmen Company
1st Zipf Swordsmen Platoon (30)
- 2nd Zipf Halberdier Detachment (15)
1st Marburg Swordsmen Platoon, Stir River Patrol (30)
- 2nd Marburg Halberdier Detachment, Stir River Patrol (15)
3rd Zipf Swordsmen Platoon (30)
-4th Zipf Halberdier Detachment (15)
1st Enzesburg Greatsword Platoon "Death Bringers" (30)
-2nd Enzesburg Handgunner Detachment (10)
-4th Enzesburg Handgunner Detachment (10)


Artillery: 1st Northern Stirland Artillery Company
1st Langwald Artillery Platoon (Cannon & Mortar)
2nd Langwald Artillery Platoon (Cannon & Mortar)
3rd Langwald Artillery Platoon (Helblaster Volley Gun)


General- Hans Von Schroeder
Templar Grand Master- Dieter Steinman
Arch Lector- Bishop Erik Jonas
Warrior Priest- Father Alfons Eckhart
Captain of 1st Zipf Swordsmen- Edmund Voltz
Captain of 1st Marburg Swordsmen (Stir River Patrol)- Dieter Von Alicante
Battle Wizard- Mage Konrad Muller

This is a 3,000 point army I currently play. I know Stirland is suppose to be poor, but I side with the group who says people believe that Stirland is poor because it is old-fashion, rustic, and holds to its traditions. Besides, this is suppose to be a grand warhost for all of Northern Stirland, so there has to be some artillery in there right?  :-D
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on August 28, 2010, 02:43:28 AM
As an honorary Knight of Sigmar's Templars of St. Midaski's welcome!  Admiral Flint Ironstag will be happy to resupply your troops with his River Patrol.  Just pay us in shoelaces.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on August 30, 2010, 06:43:41 PM
You know what I am tired of? I am tired of the Grand Duchy of Talabecland (and you better remember the full name of the mightiest and largest province in the Empire!) having to always send it troops over into Stirland to clean up their own mess! In fact, that is all the Grand Duchy of Talabecland does is send it troops into other provinces seeing as how we border everyone and our own territory is taking care of.

Still, I can at least understand why Stirland asks for help seeing as how weak and fragile they are. I suppose I, as a good follower of Taal, should take pity on my neighbor Stirlander's as one takes pity on a crippled cousin in the family.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: TexasYankee on August 30, 2010, 07:34:14 PM
You know what I am tired of? I am tired of the Grand Duchy of Talabecland (and you better remember the full name of the mightiest and largest province in the Empire!) having to always send it troops over into Stirland to clean up their own mess! In fact, that is all the Grand Duchy of Talabecland does is send it troops into other provinces seeing as how we border everyone and our own territory is taking care of.

Still, I can at least understand why Stirland asks for help seeing as how weak and fragile they are. I suppose I, as a good follower of Taal, should take pity on my neighbor Stirlander's as one takes pity on a crippled cousin in the family.

Dude, I'm from Reikland, and even I'm not that much of a pompous ass . . . well, OK, maybe a little . . .  :happy:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on August 30, 2010, 07:35:49 PM
You know what I am tired of? I am tired of the Grand Duchy of Talabecland (and you better remember the full name of the mightiest and largest province in the Empire!) having to always send it troops over into Stirland to clean up their own mess! In fact, that is all the Grand Duchy of Talabecland does is send it troops into other provinces seeing as how we border everyone and our own territory is taking care of.

Still, I can at least understand why Stirland asks for help seeing as how weak and fragile they are. I suppose I, as a good follower of Taal, should take pity on my neighbor Stirlander's as one takes pity on a crippled cousin in the family.

Dude, I'm from Reikland, and even I'm not that much of a pompous ass . . . well, OK, maybe a little . . .  :happy:

And rest assured good sir, that when Reikland ever asks for help from Talabecland I just laugh hysterically!  :-D
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Erkenbrand on August 30, 2010, 09:13:48 PM
I remember Stirland troops going to aid in the siege of talabheim, but i dont know of one occasion when talab troops aided stirland. They didnt even come to the aid of Graf martin at Hel Fen.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on August 31, 2010, 01:18:40 AM
I remember Stirland troops going to aid in the siege of talabheim, but i dont know of one occasion when talab troops aided stirland. They didnt even come to the aid of Graf martin at Hel Fen.

Well uhhhh... you see... the Grand Duchy of Talabecland was... busy. Yeah.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on August 31, 2010, 01:49:56 AM
I remember Stirland troops going to aid in the siege of talabheim, but i dont know of one occasion when talab troops aided stirland. They didnt even come to the aid of Graf martin at Hel Fen.

Well uhhhh... you see... the Grand Duchy of Talabecland was... busy. Yeah.

Oh, we are seeing quite a few of your vassals coming over the River Stir of late.  Karl Franz himself mandated it in order to reduce the Talabcland inbreeding and support the widows of our gallant halberdiers who sacrificed themselves for the Empire.  Yes, the politicians have seen to it that your Lords are quite busy in deed...   :laugh:  :wink:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: judoonplatoon1 on August 31, 2010, 09:30:53 PM
 :eusa_clap: :::cheers::: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on September 01, 2010, 02:27:05 PM
I remember Stirland troops going to aid in the siege of talabheim, but i dont know of one occasion when talab troops aided stirland. They didnt even come to the aid of Graf martin at Hel Fen.

Well uhhhh... you see... the Grand Duchy of Talabecland was... busy. Yeah.

Oh, we are seeing quite a few of your vassals coming over the River Stir of late.  Karl Franz himself mandated it in order to reduce the Talabcland inbreeding and support the widows of our gallant halberdiers who sacrificed themselves for the Empire.  Yes, the politicians have seen to it that your Lords are quite busy in deed...   :laugh:  :wink:

Hah, well everyone knows Stirland is the inbred buffoons of the Empire! Besides the women of Talabecland are strong. In fact, when Spring comes around the men don't use mules, they just strap their wives to the plow and let them till the fields!

The women of Talabecland have no use for the Halflings that make up Stirland "Halberdiers."    :-D
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on September 02, 2010, 01:32:12 AM
But our 'halflings' sure make use of your women when you're not looking.  :icon_razz:

Good times Talben.  But remember that there's no documentation to prove Stirland inbreeding but plenty for your province ...

There is method to our illiterate madness at times...  :icon_redface:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on September 02, 2010, 02:45:21 AM
But our 'halflings' sure make use of your women when you're not looking.  :icon_razz:

Good times Talben.  But remember that there's no documentation to prove Stirland inbreeding but plenty for your province ...

There is method to our illiterate madness at times...  :icon_redface:

You want evidence of Stirland inbreeding? How about when Martin (what sort of name is that anyways?) managed to kill Manfred von Cartsten. Now that was a noble act to be sure, but he didn't find the damn body! He looked for awhile and then just gave up! Why didn't he get his army to look, hell get all of Stirland to look, but no he just gave up and went home thus allowing Von Carsten to rise again. Golf clap Stirland. Golf clap!

That's just the thing with Stirlanders; always lazy and doing a crappy job. In fact, here is Talabecland when we come across work that is half complete (say a badly built building) we call that a "Stirland job."

Stirlander's are just lazy and the story of Count Martin illustrates it perfectly.  :-D
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Wendersnaven on September 04, 2010, 02:25:13 AM
Not all vampires are equal and neither are inbreds.  You missed the part in the story where the count died with the vampire so how could the count search for it?  :laugh:

Manfred died but the count's blood seeped into his husk and revived him.  He ran a way like a whipped dog after his defeat unlike certain regions north of us that run away before taking their licking.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on September 04, 2010, 02:46:44 AM
No, no for real that's not the story. Martin killed Manfred, failed to find the body and then added Sylvania to Stirland. Nobody else wanted Sylvania so they let him have it.

Manfred was revived hundreds of years later by a low level necromancer.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Warlord on September 16, 2010, 04:19:39 AM
Manfred was revived hundreds of years later by a low level necromancer.

Knowledge of the Dark Arts! Burn him!
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Gneisenau on September 16, 2010, 01:00:57 PM
Manfred was revived hundreds of years later by a low level necromancer.

That's just a piece of propaganda invented by a wannabe revolutionary and his whacky ethnic dwarf sidekick.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Talben21 on September 16, 2010, 04:53:36 PM
On a serious note, I was reading some history of Stirland and Talabecland and it seems that after Count Martin slew Manfred he invaded Ostermark to kick Talabecland out and finalize his claim on the Imperial throne. However, the campaign was disastrous and Martin was killed and the Stirland army routed. This all took place 1 year after Hel Fenn which explains why Martin never became Emperor.

I will try and find the source.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: wissenlander on September 16, 2010, 06:38:02 PM
That sounds similiar to the War of Ostermark Succession fluff.  Did you read it there?  Partly nostalgia I'm sure, but that was my favorite W-E.com campaign.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Chev on September 17, 2010, 03:12:09 PM
 :ph34r:
Greetings Stirlanders,

I've recently become a Stirlander myself, having started warhammer again a couple weeks back, and got my first box of troops last week which i plan on making into spearmen. I'm planning on creating a large warband from Gablitz and it's surrounding areas, Was thinking of having my Captain/General as a noble from Gablitz for fluffy purposes.
Anyway, I'm gonna post my Warband/army list and a couple pictures up. Comments appreciated.
 :biggriin:
 
The Von Mahler Warband

Eowold Von Mahler – 88 points
- Captain of the Empire
Equipment: Sword of Justice, Full plate armour, Warhorse

The Rohrwald Roamers – 105 points
- 10 Empire Hunters
Distanced formation,
Marksman upgrade, Huntsman upgrade

The River Melk Spears – 128 points
- 18 Empire Spearmen
3 x 6 Formation,
Full Command upgrade, Shields.

Melk Swordsmen – 60 points
- 10 Empire Swordsmen
2 x 5 Formation,
Spearmen Detachment, Shields.

Melk Crossbowmen – 40 points
- 5 Empire Crossbowmen
Line formation,
Spearman Detachment

The Rohrwald Stump – 75 points
- Empire Mortar


Total = 496

Pictures of the first spearman, I appologise for the quality.

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/1453/stirlander1.jpg)
(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/3633/stirlander2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: lexicanium on November 17, 2010, 01:06:18 PM
I too am a newly started Stirlander. I started my empire army a while ago and have been finishing off my orcs and goblins and FINALLY have time to paint my empire. I chose Stirland for the fluff, and of course the swish uniforms! I hope people still use this forum, it warned me that noone had posted for 60 or more days :O

Allow me to introduce my Stirlandish army.

General Roberto Vladermiester is of course the leader and final word in all things warfare. At a young age while out on a hunt with his ward, Roberto stumbled across an egg left alone in the nest of a mighty Griffon, fearing for the life of the creature and that it's mother had abandoned it he took the egg back to his home and told his father. Furious with his son, and fearing that the beast would cause problems for the family he had the ward removed from service and sent his son to be trained at the army barracks. His other son Daffyth, he had been horrified at the events and had demanded that his father explain why he had acted so extremely. For his efforts Daffyth was sent off to become a member of the cult of sigmar and was trained under the scrutiny of a warrior priest close to his family.

To keep his name from further shame, Roberto's father sent the griffon egg off to a farm estate of the family's and swore that noone was to speak of it again. During his time in the military Roberto had excelled at strategic manouvers and quickly found himself promoted to the sergeant of his unit. After some time he made his way through the ranks to achieve the title of captain. It was however, his heroics at the battle of the hoe, where himself and one regiment of halberdiers single handedly held off attack of an undead force from assaulting a small farm until support arrived. Little did his father know that during this time Roberto had been sneaking back to the family estate to check on the well being of his rescued creature. The two had bonded closely and he would frequently be seen flying on the Fawn's (the name he had fondly given the beast) back, not that anyone would dare spread such rumours upon pain of death.

In his 3rd year as general of the force dire news spread to Roberto. His father had fallen in the dead of night and he rushed to see him. On his death bed his father bid Roberto go find his brother amongst the ranks of the priesthood and soon after died. Roberto did exactly this, he took Fawn and flew to the headquarters to find him. His brother, Daffyth had established himself a competent warrior priest and bid permission to leave the order in search of sigmar's enemies under the command of General Roberto. Now he is rarely seen without Fawn and Daffyth at his side as he strides above the army, scouting the lay of the land many leagues ahead of his force.

The army consists of:
Roberto, armed with dragon bow, great weapon, dawnstone, full plate armour and silver horn. He sits atop Fawn his griffon.

Daffyth, Warrior priest and brother to Roberto, skilled in all manner of spiritual guidance.
He wields a great weapon and wears the armour of meteoric iron.

Abbigale Oakwood, captain and bearer of the standard for the army.
Wields the battle standard in full plate armour and enchanted shield

Horich Wildshaper
Shapeshifter and master of beast magic.
Level 2 battle wizard of life or beasts with rod of power.

Almarno Trise, expert engineer from Nuln, bearing his greatest invention to date, the hellblaster volley gun.
He travels with the army due to a debt he will not speak of with anyone but Roberto.

State Halberdier regiment, Roberto has personally trained these troops to dismember the heaviest armoured of foes.
30 halberdiers with armour piercing banner and command.
           Detatchment of archers deployed in loose formation.
           Detatchment of swordsmen, armed and trained by Roberto's own funds.

10 Huntsmen, Scouts for the force and skilled marksmen.

10 Crossbowmen, The anti-armour ranged unit, these guys can pick out the eye of a man in full plate from 30 paces.

6 Knights of the sacred scythe, permanent contingent at Roberto's request.
Command

30 militia, recriuited from local populace to aid in the cause due to lack of alternatives.
Command

State Greatsword regiment. Armed from Roberto's personal treasury at great expense, these are the elite infantry, trained to fight well even in dense terrain.
Command and strider standard.
              Detatchment of archers


5 Pistoliers, members of the sacred order of the scythe, training to be fully fledged knights.

Mortar, standard issue mortar.

Hellblaster volley gun, Almarno's latest invention, a devastating piece of artillery.

(may be missing units, can't check atm, I'm at work, will update at home if necessary).
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on August 04, 2011, 08:37:11 AM
Greetings fellow Stirland Generals! I have recently stumbled upon this site while looking for Empire battle tactics and have enjoyed everything I've found here thus far ... this  thread being my favorite lol!

Anywho I figured I'd give my specs on my Stirland Army, along with a few pictures of what I have painted. Sorry that the pictures aren't the best, and I have more painted now, just no pictures of them, but I will try to post an updated shot.

NOTE: All the city names can be found in N. Stirland as all in my army hail from that region
ARMY OF NORTHERN STIRLAND
White Wolves: 1st Northern Stirland Calvary Company
1st Gablitz Calvary Platoon (8)
2nd Gablitz Calvary Platoon (8)


Infantry: 1st Northern Stirland Swordsmen Company
1st Zipf Swordsmen Platoon (30)
- 2nd Zipf Halberdier Detachment (15)
1st Marburg Swordsmen Platoon, Stir River Patrol (30)
- 2nd Marburg Halberdier Detachment, Stir River Patrol (15)
3rd Zipf Swordsmen Platoon (30)
-4th Zipf Halberdier Detachment (15)
1st Enzesburg Greatsword Platoon "Death Bringers" (30)
-2nd Enzesburg Handgunner Detachment (10)
-4th Enzesburg Handgunner Detachment (10)


Artillery: 1st Northern Stirland Artillery Company
1st Langwald Artillery Platoon (Cannon & Mortar)
2nd Langwald Artillery Platoon (Cannon & Mortar)
3rd Langwald Artillery Platoon (Helblaster Volley Gun)


General- Hans Von Schroeder
Templar Grand Master- Dieter Steinman
Arch Lector- Bishop Erik Jonas
Warrior Priest- Father Alfons Eckhart
Captain of 1st Zipf Swordsmen- Edmund Voltz
Captain of 1st Marburg Swordsmen (Stir River Patrol)- Dieter Von Alicante
Battle Wizard- Mage Konrad Muller

This is a 3,000 point army I currently play. I know Stirland is suppose to be poor, but I side with the group who says people believe that Stirland is poor because it is old-fashion, rustic, and holds to its traditions. Besides, this is suppose to be a grand warhost for all of Northern Stirland, so there has to be some artillery in there right?  :-D

Some of this sounds quite familiar, good work
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: jhig on September 21, 2011, 07:31:23 PM
I have chosen to paint a Stirland Army.

(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy76/jhig/Empire/emp13.jpg)


(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy76/jhig/Empire/emp17.jpg)

I have found the maps provided by this forum site very useful and have chosen to create the forces in and around Drebkau in the bit of Stirland next to the moot between the two Reaches. The Knights are the Knights of the World's Edge also known as the Brotherhood of the Black Tower.

Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: finngoalie on September 27, 2011, 05:58:52 PM
Add my name to the Stirland list. Username: Finngoalie - army name: The Stirland Tribunal - general: Arch Lector of Morr, Hans Von Knoblauch. Some might remember him from the Treachery and Greed campaign from this time last year....He slayed the undead Mordini in the end. I have a small allied contingent from Wissenland. The army's sole purpose is hunting undead and cleansing the Empire. Von Knoblauch has 2 knightly orders under his command, The Order of the Sacred Scythes and The Knights of Morr. The infantry are composed of The IX Legion Spearmen and the Scarlet Guards halberdiers. The Arch Lector has also been known to employ Spartans from Hellene in the Border Princes as mercenary allies. This originated in the Tribunal's hunt for the Strigoi vampire Gashnag in Tilea, where Gashnag had raided all the ancient graveyards from Remas to Pompeii and raised legions of skeleton gladiators. Von Knoblauch conducts his tribunal operations from Hornau in eastern Stirland, where several road intersections allow for rapid deployment in several directions. Not by coincidence, Hornau is also the Chapter House home of The Order of the Sacred Scythes. Von Knoblauch utilizes both Wurtbad Pistoliers and Wissenland Huntsmen for reconnaisance while 2 mortars generally compose the artillery train. All members of The Tribunal believe every Empire citizen has the right to eternal rest in death, no matter their social standing and hold all Gardens of Morr as sacred resting places.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Psmith on October 27, 2011, 03:33:08 PM
My force is:

The Army of the Melk and Steyr, led by General Mathias Brundheim
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Psmith on October 27, 2011, 09:45:06 PM
Army of the Melk and Steyr / The Army of Moritz County

Some notable figures including details and folk traditions of Moritz County

General Mathias von Brundheim, 13th Baron Brundheim of Moritz
The Brundheim family have long held the seat of Moritz, one of the Baronies of Stirland, circled by the Melk and Steyr Rivers and containing much of the good agricultural land north of the Moot (in addition to Moorland in the east - best not wandered onto at night). Where many of the noble Viscounts, Barons and Baronets of Stirland have acquired much of their wealth from the grape and grain, the Brundheim's wealth is built upon honey and mead. Mathias himself still owns many of the family apiaries - at least  those not gambled away by the more careless of his ancestors. Because of this, the bee, honeycomb and hive play a significant part in both the Brundheim family and Moritz county heraldry; it's militiamen are notable for a high number of bee-sting upon their person...

Despite the importance, or rather prestige, of the apiaries, much of Moritz county is still given to the growing of  wheat, barley and corn and also the raising of cattle, sheep and pigs - the latter in particular.

This region is known for its folk traditions of the "Moritz Dance" and the burning of the "Wicker Halfling", as well as the popularity of the Cult of Taal and Rhya - the latter does not lessen their dislike of Talabeclanders in any way.

Captain Werner Wessenberg
Second-in command and bearer of the battle standard. The main standard features a chariot-borne Freya.

Engineer Friedrich Dibbenheim
A native of Stirland with long family connections to the Brundheims, he is rumoured to have been ejected from the Altdorf College of Engineering for an inappropraite prank in his youth. Largely self taught he is known for his takes on standard Imperial machinery and equipment - a wainwright's cart, some reinforced cooper's barrels and batches of modified fireworks forming an early take on the Helstorm Rocket Battery. He is rumoured to be working on a new steam-powered contraption which can tow a plough or thresh a field much more quickly than a team of horses or oxen, this will likely have little military application.... (unless one placed a cannon on top of it perhaps :P)

Some notable units

The Praager Strasse Guard

Sir Joachim Albrecht's  Regiment of Crossbow - "The Yellowbellies"

Sir Heinrich Wissel's Regiment of Half-Pike - "The Longcoats"

Sir Johann Gessner's Regiment of Half-Pike - "The Shorthorns"

Sir Peter Leuchsner's Regiment of Half-Pike - "The Old Spots"

Sir Stefan Stahler's Regiment of Halberd - "The Barleycorns"

Sir Josef Weiss' Regiment of Halberd - "The Reapers"

Sir Martin Schwarz's Regiment of Sword - "The Saddlebacks"

The Moritz Company of Huntsman - "The Rohrwald Poachers"


Notable attached units

The Stir River Patrol "Melk Division"

Wurtbad Honourable Artillery Company (led by Johann Steinbach)
 - "The Vintner's Wrath" - Great Cannon   
(it's a bad joke, I know...)
 - "Freya's Vengeance" - Mortar
 - The Wurtbad Honourable Artillery Company's Regiment of Shot / Handguns


I have details of notable militia members also, but I won't bore you with their glories of winning the annual village pig race...

My native Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire and rural upbringing plays a big part of the look-and-feel of the force
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Douchie on October 28, 2011, 09:56:47 AM
- "Freya's Vengeance" - Mortar

Hi Psmith, that's spooky, I also called my Mortar 'Freya's Vengence'  :::cheers:::

I guess our Warrior Queen of antiquety had quite a reputation. 
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Psmith on October 31, 2011, 01:07:42 AM
That is rather spooky indeed... I nearly called it Freya's Honour, but that just didn't quite work for me lol
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Psmith on November 05, 2011, 02:41:23 PM
Some of you may be interested in a new map of Stirland and Sylvania (and the Moot) combined, based on a synthesis of all of GW's published maps over the years

I will do a variant using the details from Sigmar's Heirs, and a third variant which shows regions/provinces - the names of these will be of my own devising as the author of Sigmar's Heirs doesn't seem to get the heirarchical divides of Counts, Barons and Baronets etc.

Basically the 3 variants will allow you to choose the level of canon you want:

1. GW only
2. GW + Sigmar's Heirs
3. The above + Psmith's ramblings (I am a former graphic designer now history PhD student, so there is some realism to the ramblings hopefully)

If you have created your own fluff for your Stirland forces (such as county borders) then please send it to me and I'll see if I can include it to create a single Warhammer-Empire.com quasi-canon version
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Dionide on December 19, 2011, 02:03:55 AM
New to the forums here, but after some very generous gifts from friends this year for the holidays, I'm going to be doing a heavily converted Stirland Army, with detachments largely coming from Sylvania.  I plan on running two large units of State Troopers, 40 Swordsman, 40 Halberdiers, with a variety of other options.  I play VC, and want there to be some elements of Sylvania incorporated, as Stirland is too poor to turn away the skilled Warriors of Sylvania.  I'm even considering converting a Captain into a Vampire who see's serving the Empire in his short term interests. 

Just thought I'd say hello!

~Dionide~
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: jflesch on December 28, 2011, 06:02:25 AM
I join the ranks of the Stirland Generals!

I have an old army from 5th edition a friend of mine left in my care years ago.  He moved to New York and does not appear to be coming home anytime soon.  At least that's what the wedding ring on his finger says.  Anyway, since the army is in ramshackle and roughshod I've decided to put it right.  What was painted is in the Stirland River Patrol colors and so that's the plan to continue on in.

Everything listed below is the army contents in its entirety not a specific army list.  For that obviously units would be chosen or forgotten per the game being played.  If you question a few things (as I imagine you will) you'll have to keep in mind the models I'm using or going to be using.  The Steam Tank is going to be represented by an Empire War Wagon, not a Steam Tank model and the Flagellants are going to be comprised of the models from the Sisters of Sigmar Mordheim range.

Hopefully you all find this to be ample for the fluff of the army I'll be getting together.  Estimated date to completion of project...  Never... LOL!

Army Name:
3rd Company of the Grand Stirland River Patrol
-Servicing the river from Siegfriedhof to Waldenhof
-Sailing aboard the ship 'The Salted Fish'
-Housed in Siegfriedhof courtesy of The Order of The Raven


Commanding Officers
General Albert Conhafen
General of the Empire
Colonel Eric Bogenhald
Captain of the Empire
Lieutenant Derrik VonSprag (Battle Standard Bearer of the 3rd Company)
Captain of the Empire - Battle Standard Bearer
Magus Brody Lichtenstien (Permanently Positioned Wizard of the Colleges of Magic in Siegfriedhof, assigned to the 3rd Company)
Wizard Lord
Magus Alrich VonSpiel (Permanently Positioned Wizard of the Colleges of Magic in Siegfriedhof, assigned to the 3rd Company)
Battle Wizard

Troops of the 3rd Company
1st Platoon of the 3rd Company, Pike and Spears 'The Pikefish'
Spearmen- FC, Shields (40 Strong)

2nd Platoon of the 3rd Company, Swords and Boards 'The Anglerfish'
Swordsmen - FC, Shields (26 Strong)

3rd Platoon of the 3rd Company, Boarding Rifles 'The Pufferfish'
-1st Squad of the 3rd Platoon
Handgunners (12 Strong)
-2nd Squad of the 3rd Platoon
Handgunners (12 Strong)
-3rd Squad of the 3rd Platoon
Crossbowmen (12 Strong)
-4th Squad of the 3rd Platoon, Auxiliary Huntsmen
Huntsmen/Bowmen (10 Strong)


Artillery Battery's of the 3rd Company
-1st Ship Artillery Group 'Old Salt and The Codfish'
Great Cannon
Mortar

-2nd Ship Artillery Group 'The Wench and Old Privy'
Great Cannon
Mortar


Land Vehicles of the 3rd Company
While it is unusual for the 3rd Company to fight battles far from their river it has been on occasion called for.  Most often when the company is summoned by the Count to do battle elsewhere in his name.  For this purpose they constructed a mobile fort of sorts from which they stage their attacks and use it as a mobile platform for some of their ships smaller guns and longer pikes.
'The Stoneship Fort'
-Steam Tank

Allies and Occasional Consignment's of the 3rd Company
The 3rd Company is often accompanied and followed on the banks of the river by a regiment of Knights from the Order of The Raven whom hosts the Company in their home port of Siegfriedhof.

Also the 3rd Company makes a monthly trek all the way up river to Waldenhof to ensure not only the safety of the river but to check the lands of Sylvania for the undead and scourge what could taint the waters of the Stir.  At these times it is not unheard of for the Company to occasionally be Consigned a group of the Elector Count Alberich Haupt-Anderssen's personal Greatsword's all the way from Wurtbad.  Not to mention that it usually garners some support from the Cult of Sigmar in the shape of a few witch hunters or Warrior Priests and The Order of the Merciful Sisters who still reside on Sigmar's Rock just outside of what was once Mordheim between Siegfriedhof and Waldenhof.


1st Platoon of The Order of the Raven 'The Black Birds'
-1st Squad of the Knights of The Order of The Raven
Empire Knights - FC, Shields, Lances (6-8 Knights Strong)
-2nd Squad of the Knights of The Order of The Raven
Empire Knights - FC, Shields, Lances (6-8 Knights Strong)

1st Platoon of Elector Count Alberich Haupt-Anderssen of Wurtbad's Greatswords 'The Deathcallers'
Greatswords - FC (28 Strong)

Followers of The Cult of Sigmar
Olson Braburn and his Fellows
Pistoliers - Champion, Repeater Pistol, Musician (5 Strong)
Allen Collinber
Arch Lector
Gerrit Bellenhaf
Warrior Priest

The Order of the Merciful Sisters
Flagellant Warband (24 Strong)
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: WoT on April 21, 2012, 06:12:15 PM
I've just started painting my Empire up lately and at first I was going to go Nordland, went as far as to paint some, but I've had a change of my mind and went for Stirland, because I like their lore and the fact they are considered to be the least progressive of the provinces except there's more to them.

I also want to include some Halflings and ogres in my army and I think Stirland is definitely one of the most suitable for this. So below is my army's name and leader.

Froppenbach is the name of my town/city and my army is it's standing force.

WoT - Froppenbach Regulars  - Graf Gerlach Von Froppen
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: qiueyi on June 13, 2012, 02:27:59 AM
I'll put some pics on as soon as I've completed some units - currently 3/4 of the way through a 25 spearman unit


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Title: Zygmund's Troop (Hundham)
Post by: Zygmund on March 22, 2013, 04:59:11 PM
Time to bump up Stirland.

I've been collecting and painting a Stirland troop for four years now, with modest progress. The army originated as a Free Company/Militia troop that has been enlisted into regular service and collected men and equipment here and there, mostly in "eastern Stirland", i.e. Sylvania. Rumours tell that the arcanists attached to the army are too deeply and personally involved in Death magics, but no sanctioned priests or witchhunters have condemned a member of the troop thus far. They kill the enemies of the Empire, and that's enough, it seems.

The army is led by Zygmund, and is simply known as his troop of thugs. As of now, the troop headquarters are in Hundham ("Dog Home", or perhaps "Dogville"), near Waldenhof, where their main job is to patrol the road leading to Zhufbar and collect the Count's toll at the ford of Hundham (they get to use the toll for their upkeep, so they are very efficient).

I've yet to take decent photos, but here are a couple. I'll probably start a plog if and when I might bother taking more pictures and showing off my gaming corner.

Gendarmes, i.e. knights with lighter armour and no barding for the horses. This is poor Stirland, you know.
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt103/Ilkka/Troops/P1010534_zps50a69171.jpg)

Footfolk, with the Black Banner often carried as the battle standard when only part of the army is taking the field.
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt103/Ilkka/Troops/P1010533_zps6437859f.jpg)
This is the "behaved" regiment, with proper liveries and flags. There's another ragtag regiment with original thugs and drunkards from where Zygmund himself comes from.

Black powder is still considered advanced among the men in this troop. Thus crossbows and bows make up the infantry ranged weapons.

Here, a small band of semi-famous Stirland archers employed in the troop.
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt103/Ilkka/Troops/P1010342_zps3652585a.jpg)

Zygmund's Guard tries to imitate the Counts' Greatswords, but is notoriously small because the lack of full plate and skilled men. Here their thin lines are led by a Sigmarite priest and the youngish and eager witch hunter Heinz. Groups of militiamen like to offend the enemy from the protection of the Guard.
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt103/Ilkka/Troops/EmpireGS_zps63410b62.jpg)

The army also includes a couple of cannons, a mortar and a fighteningly advanced Helblaster operated by Nulnese hirelings under an Engineer. A small number of noble sons have bought pistols and ride about showing off. The mage Wolfgang, "Zygmund's Shadow", is accompanied by a very disciplined and quiet unit of hammer-wielding psychopats in black. In dire times, a detachment of the Kinghts of Morr or some random groups of southern mercenary knights have accompanied the troop, but they always return home swiftly after the battles. Zygmund has taken the field along with some Dwarfs many a time, and has made a name among the bearde folk as a stubborn drunkard - i.e. as a reliable fellow.

You probably get the idea.

-Z
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: brr-icy on January 22, 2019, 05:45:38 PM
I built my Empire army to be a Sylvannian army with a bit of fluff. Using the red, black and purple colours. The army's general premise is "distract the people with religion while the count feeds" We run a lot of special characters, mainly for the fun of them, so my army is (3200 points):

Count on Griffon
Volkmar the grim
Warrior Priest
Mages

20 Swordsmen, two detachments of handgunners
25 Halberdiers, two detachments of handgunners
25 Knightly orders in two units
20 Greatswords two detachements of handgunners
2 Cannons
1 Mortar
1 Hellblaster
10 Flagellants

going to figure out how to add in the Griffon legion.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7813/31760068917_439f9cac90_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QowDZ8)
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: GamesPoet on January 22, 2019, 06:06:25 PM
Lovely to see your Sylvania army, yet this thread is for Stirland. :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Midaski on January 23, 2019, 08:24:40 AM
Lovely to see your Sylvania army, yet this thread is for Stirland. :icon_wink:

Remind me GP - which province is Sylvania in …………………. :engel:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: GamesPoet on January 23, 2019, 11:59:26 AM
It's not part of Romania? :icon_eek:

Well there is a range of mountains in California and Nevada, does that count?

Wait, that's it!  The home of Vampire Counts! :icon_mrgreen: :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Rowsdower on January 23, 2019, 12:01:21 PM
By Sigmar I miss the militia box set
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: Doc J on March 14, 2019, 06:04:00 AM
I love seeing Sylvanians, we need more armies from defunct provinces.
Title: Re: The Province of STIRLAND
Post by: brr-icy on March 14, 2019, 11:12:47 AM
Thanks. Think I need to add some Pistoliers and a Stank to finish up the army