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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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?

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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.

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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

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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]}.

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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...

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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.

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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.


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

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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.

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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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The Electors' Forum / Re: Halfling Hot Pot
« on: March 11, 2017, 12:50:00 AM »
Looks like the old Empire cannon to me.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: Halfling Hot Pot
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:18:19 PM »
You mean this one?


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The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 09, 2017, 03:48:13 PM »
Mathi Alfblut von Siegfriedhof - he may have died hard (the old lecher), but he died...

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The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 09, 2017, 01:56:01 PM »
Kapitein would be the rank in Dutch. The word "fleet" is not Dutch, though. If you are intent on retaining the meaning "fleet", then it would be Vloot. Or you could use Vleet , a term for a fishing net several kms long for herring, now mainly used in the expression bij de vleet (in abundance).

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The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:48:09 AM »
The marksman I would something like:
Hans 'killshot' Steiner

Killshot would be Todesschuss. More ironic would be Kopfnuss (literally: headnut) or Hirnbatzl (brainsplat) - both actually referring to hitting someone's head with the fist or fingers.

A historic name would be Matthäus Hetzenauer, said to have been the deadliest marksman of the Wehrmacht in WWII.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: Vanilla knights in T9A 1.3?
« on: March 07, 2017, 01:03:20 PM »
I do not know what the T9A rules for a musician are, but in WFB a musician was always worth his points - in 8th more than ever.

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And I thought it was obvious that I was just quoting the T&G rules...

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The Electors' Forum / Re: Naming units and characters
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:12:41 AM »
On a general note: the Empire is modeled on the Holy Roman Empire during the reign of Charles V, who has been quoted (apocryphal as it is) as saying: "I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse."
If we look at the actual use of languages in the HRE of that time, then names would be mostly German, some French, Italian and Dutch. All of which could be Latinised. Slavic names would usually occur in their German or Latin form. The Empire equivalents would be Reikspiel (German), Breton (French), Tilean (Italian), Westerland Reikspiel (Dutch), Kislevian (Slav), and Classical (Latin). English, I am afraid, does not come into the picture at all.

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