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Looks like a mounted Reiksguard Knight to me, which were never pictured in any catalogue.

On the other hand, would you not agree that Mathi himself is displaying very much a dwarfisch disposition...

The Tactica Board / Re: standard bearer placement
« on: April 30, 2017, 11:14:08 AM »
You want to get lead into their shoes?  Most military strategists would advise against that...

The Tactica Board / Re: standard bearer placement
« on: April 30, 2017, 08:16:28 AM »
If you are playing according to WFB rules, it was always the case that the command group must be placed in the unit's front rank, and will move automatically if the unit reforms.

For example, 8th edition BRB p .82:

Any models that make up a unit's command group must be placed in the front rank of the unit, unless there is not enough room for them to fit. Where this happens, as many command group models as possible must be placed in the front rank and any remaining models are placed in the rank behind.

If the unit changes formation then the command group automatically pushes its way back to the front. Accordingly, when a unit reforms, the models of the unit's command group must be repositioned into the unit's new front rank as described above (regardless of the distance).

The Brush and Palette / Re: Updating of my blog
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:34:22 AM »
It is a known problem, that has been reported by several members. It manifests itself primarly by a very long delay, before the picture will appear. Some experience the same problem with photobucket on other websites too, so it may perhaps be more of a photobucket problem.

On a side note: IT problems are best posted in the Altdorf Press.

The 7th ed Pistoliers as younger sons of nobility never made sense to me. You don't learn cavalry charge by shooting at range, so they were not getting the practice they would later need. Also, why would the fathers/elders send their noble sons into battle wearing light armour and no barding? Do they want their sons to die? (the Pistolier figures clearly had heavy armour, which was the best at the time).

The idea of pistoliers being younger sons dates at least from 6th edition. One should never confuse game rules with actual history, but pistoliers being light cavalry with hit and run tactics, it does make at least some sense for them to sacrifice protection for mobility.

The Altdorf Press / Re: Problems with the Website
« on: April 14, 2017, 05:03:37 AM »
Better a scan than a scam...

Looks all like heresy to me. A good Sigmarite would put the tiger into the Steam Tank...

Never underestimate the ability of GW to put a square peg in a round hole...

One could say, Lord Alisk needs to put meat on the Bone...

Thank you both. I promise I will continue this eventually (cross my heart and hope to die).

The Count's Tavern / Re: Forest Females Kickstarter ...
« on: March 16, 2017, 10:34:39 AM »
Perhaps they abode in the hot, wet and lascivious luscious jungles of Lustria.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 15, 2017, 01:04:10 PM »
o) Aldebrand Ludenhof = (Erich) Ludendorff comes to my mind, which is not so great, as I don't really want to be reminded of real (historical)

Perhaps it does want to refer to Ludendorff, but ,as it happens, there is also a historical Ludenhof (now Luua) in present day Estonia. The place was established as a manor named Pakuvere by the Schwertbrüderorden (the Livonian Brothers of the Sword , an ecclesiastical military order, founded in 1202). In 1519, the manor came into possession of the von Luden family, and was renamed Ludenhof.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 14, 2017, 11:21:45 PM »
Here is the new link to the Malleus name generator I mentioned earlier: http://malleus.dk/forge/warhammer-fantasy/name-generator/
You can also choose Kislev, Border Princes, Tilea and the Wasteland (amongst others).

The Count's Tavern / Re: Forest Females Kickstarter ...
« on: March 14, 2017, 11:10:04 PM »
Perhaps they are also part of the stretch goals?

The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 14, 2017, 09:20:12 AM »
I strongly agree with Victor regarding bad German (or bad Latin for that matter). But I would not be too punctillious. A warhammer pundit will always enjoy a finespun wordplay - as long as it is in good taste and moderation.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 13, 2017, 09:27:29 AM »
Sorry about the misspelling. I'm dyslexic

Just pulling your leg, you know. So, I will not even mention that srubber mispelled Scharfschütze.

On a side note: it is still a common misconception that witchhunts are something medieval. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance,  it was a marginal phenomenon. The hight of the witchhunts was in the 17th century, so the Modern Period. The number of victims are often highly inflated. Modern research puts the  total number of people killed at around 25.000 within the HRE, and 40.000 to 60.000 for the whole of Europe. 

Some more names of historical persons involved in witchhunts in the HRE:

Alexander von Haslang zu Haslangsreut, Grosshausen und Reid
Vincentius von Berg
Johann Gottfried I. von Aschhausen
Johann Adam von Bicken
Franz Buirmann
Hermann Cothmann
Johann Georg II. Fuchs von Dornheim
Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn
Philipp Adolf von Ehrenberg
Dietrich Flade
Dietrich von Fürstenberg
Peter von Greyerz
Daniel Hauff
Johann Schweikhard von Kronberg
Balthasar Nuss
Sebastian Röttinger
Georg Scherer
Heinrich von Schultheiß
Johannes Trithemius

The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 12, 2017, 11:53:24 PM »
Doesn't work in any case, as there is neither a {[bad German] pun}, nor a {[bad] German [pun]}.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 12, 2017, 05:06:23 PM »
No doubt you want to write Feuer Sturm, as Fier Sturn does not mean anything in German...

The Electors' Forum / Re: Halfling Hot Pot
« on: March 11, 2017, 10:47:59 AM »
Some background:

The model of the Halfling Soup Tank "Kathleen" was built by Chad Mierzwa, with parts of the classic steam engine model. It was used by Mat Ward and Gav Thorpeduring the "Revolt in Mootland,"  a game report/special scenario  in the White Dwarf of February 2006.  Presumeably one of the lost Steam Tanks, it was armed with a soupcannon and had its own rules for the scenario.

The Halflings used the Soup Cannon in their revolt against the "Mad" Elector Marius Leitdorf of Averland (2502 IC), which had degenerated into a  war of extermination. This indiosyncratic  "Soup Tank" was probably based on one of the lost Steam Tanks of the Empire and, like the notorious Hot Pots could burn enemies with boiling hot soup, against which even full plate armour proved no protection.  In addition, the Soup Tank was able to simply overrun enemy troops, and probably helped to ensure (together with the Ogres of the Feastmaster tribe and Lumpin Croop's Fghting Cocks) that the demoralized Halflings survived the revolt after their defeat in the Battle of Wassernah. As a result of the events, the Elector of Averland was reprimanded by the Emperor himself, who sent him champion, Ludwig Schwarzhelm, to bring him back to his senses.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Halfling Hot Pot
« on: March 11, 2017, 02:20:59 AM »
Well, the billies are in mahogany colour (not for sale in ages) and the chairs look like this, but with dark blue upholstery.

The curtains are red/blue/gold with golden fleur-de-lis. I do have a green shaded table lamp, and an art deco chandelier in heavy bronze.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Halfling Hot Pot
« on: March 11, 2017, 01:54:52 AM »
Billies from Ikea - but somehow never enough of them.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Halfling Hot Pot
« on: March 11, 2017, 01:43:16 AM »
Hadn't seen that before, thanks for posting! :::cheers:::

We serve to please and please to serve.

The Electors' Forum / Re: Halfling Hot Pot
« on: March 11, 2017, 01:41:59 AM »
Nope it is the old Dwarf Flame cannon, the wooden barrel and the bellows are a dead giveaway

I was talking about the chassis. The wheels certainly are not from the Flame Cannon, but the frame could be.  The trailer as a whole is a conversion of various elements, including what seems to be a Cauldron of Blood.

Here is the old Flame Cannon:

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