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The Brush and Palette / Dwarf Beer Tank
« on: June 01, 2016, 10:01:54 PM »
I get a fair number of questions about 3D printing so I thought some of you would enjoy seeing this. This is a variant of my steam tank design that I shared last summer. I painted this up for the EEFL war machine painting challenge. You can follow the link at the bottom to see WiP of the model. Also check out the other entries. Beer Tank rules are available in my project log. Enjoy.



WHFB The Electors' Forum / 8th Edition Mega-Battle/US Northeast
« on: April 29, 2016, 02:05:54 PM »
Daboyz GT will be doing something a little different for Warhammer Fantasy this year. We plan to run a large mega-battle over 2 days (out with the tournament jerks and in with beer and pretzel fun). We are looking to have 10-12 players and are "recruiting" guys to maybe even travel to this rare event.

The game will take place in Canandaigua, NY on November 5-6 (setup and pick-up battles on Friday, November 4). It takes place at a beautiful scenic lodge/hotel (Bristol Harbor Resort) on the Finger Lakes.

If you still love Warhammer Fantasy Battles and want to hang out with W-E and EEFL crew, consider joining us.


Because this game is a presentation of the hobby at a GT, we do require all participants to field completely painted and based armies. Army sized can and will be around 5000 points.

WHFB The Electors' Forum / Behold! A moment in Warhammer History
« on: April 22, 2016, 07:30:16 PM »

I just received the LAST 4 EMPIRE KNIGHTS from GW US.

Long story short, I had a miscast pair of legs from a knight kit, I called GW customer support, and was reminded that all knight kits are discontinued. I had a wonderful and long conversation with a representative over there about the demise of warhammer, bretonnia, and EEFL. After a search through the GW bits pile, he found the last 4 knights available (they were as bits in a pile there) and agreed to send them to me.

As I NEVER plan to quit warhammer or give up the hobby, these Knights will hold a place of honor in my collection. It is also a very sad thing though.

Anyway, I figured a few of you longbeards might appreciate this story.


WHFB The Electors' Forum / Calling 8th Edition players, Northeastern USA
« on: September 14, 2015, 04:21:23 PM »

November 7-8

Canandaigua, NY

2400 points, $80

I have been to Daboyz before and the venue is very nice. The EEFL group felt that if we are as in love with 8th edition as we claim to be, we should put our money where our mouth is and attend. It would be tragic if we complained about AoS and the death of the Olde World but failed to attend a local event in support of our hobby.

At the suggestion of my club I will be bringing a Khorne Warriors army but I hope to see some of you with your Empire forces...ranked up and on square bases.

I plan to run a large Storm of Magic Battle on Friday night, let me know if you are interested.

The Brush and Palette / Rick's Army Showcase
« on: July 29, 2015, 10:23:10 PM »
Now that I'm using this app for the forum it is very easy to post pics. I plan to show my entire empire force over time.

Talabheim Lions led by Captain Schein:

Manfred Richtoven on Schnell:

Steam Tank:


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The Brush and Palette / Age of Sigmar Project...not for use in aos
« on: July 20, 2015, 10:15:14 PM »
These minis are being painted for use in EE. I couldn't pass up on the new sculpts once I learned they were getting rules over at the EEFL forum. Anyways, here's the first unit of liberators.

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I am playing a little AoS. It's ok. Not warhammer but ok. It appears that the majority of folks here are still interested in EE and W-E appears to be staying as-is. This is a great community, I've been here for maybe 11 years and I love it here. For people who want to dive deeper into EE stuff, please join us over at EEFL.freeforums.net.

Here's what's going on right now at EEFL:

-the first draft of the new updated Bretonnian army list

-rules development for using the new Stormcast Elementals (Sigmarines) in EE battles

-painting and hobby stuff

-EE list review

I would like to add that our rules development and administration is being led by my good friend Kevin Coleman. He wouldn't want me to brag about him but he has written extensively for white dwarf and the citadel journal, wrote the Indy GT army books for dwarves of chaos and most recently wrote Warhammer: Grom (an all-Goblinoid army book). He was also one of the last official play testers before GW phased out the program.

This is all to say that Mr. Coleman is very passionate about warhammer fantasy and has a great track record of rules development.

Just to be clear, here is something that the EEFL community will NOT be doing. We will NOT be changing the existing EE rules. While some players see this as an opportunity to "fix" warhammer, and we respect their angle,new plan to play EE AS IS. Simply put,mew like the rules and don't want to make a mess by tinkering with them. We do feel, however, that change can happen through the eventual "fixing" of the army books. Some armies, of course, haven't gotten much live from GW in the last decade or so. Since WE not own warhammer fantasy, we can use our skills to revise the armies.

Some are interested in moving on to AoS and that's fine. It is not warhammer but people can still find entertainment in playing it. If you, like us at EEFL, plan (at this point) to be playing warhammer fantasy for the rest of your life, we would like you to join in iur discussions and show us your pics. Play test with us, meet up with us for EE events. Warhammer belongs to is now, let's enjoy this new age together.



WHFB The Electors' Forum / How to keep Warhammer Fantasy alive
« on: May 21, 2015, 05:07:45 PM »
Hey friends, I normally don't post stuff like this. I'm more of a lurker/hobby guy on here. Let me give you my WFB/Empire pedigree before I get going:

I have been playing WFB since 1997 and have collected and painted maybe around 7 armies. I have been involved with The Empire since the beginning and I have a gorgeous painted force that I am very proud of. As far as playing, I have dabbled in the tournament scene and ultimately found it to not be very fun for me. I ended up attending these big events to win painting honors while some battle-hardened elf general stomped my army into mush. Winning "Best Painted" and "Players Choice" was fun, but I came to the realization that it was too costly and stressful if I wasn't really going to be competitive in games. In my area (Rochester, NY) we have a small group of serious tourney players. A number of them play for Team USA at ETC. Good guys, good painters, highly skilled and trained game winners. Of course, these nice guys are not fun for me to play against as they are often preparing for their next out-of-town GT.

So how do I play Warhammer? After visiting the local shops every Saturday, I had 4 kids, bought a house that needs lots of attention, and have been limited to games in my basement or in friends homes. This type of Warhammer is very fun for me. You know...beer and pretzel gaming. Since I became a recluse though, I have seen the popularity of the game dwindle not only in my area but in America. Many stores no longer host Warhammer battle nights. I no longer see local 8-man WFB tournaments at comic book shops. Painted fantasy miniatures no longer dazzle customers in game shops-they have been replaced by magic cards or 40K stuff. Not that I have anything against these other hobbies. I simply miss the attention that Warhammer used to have. The attention that got me to purchase blister packs and White Dwarf.

How can we, the community of collectors, painters, modelers, and gamers keep this game...this hobby alive?

Here's what I'm doing: I have group of about 8 guys ranging in age from 20s to 40s that that get together to participate in a campaign. We use a modified Mighty Empires map, have our own fluff, and get together twice a year to do moves and fight battles. The meetings last an entire weekend and we eat, play, laugh, and talk miniatures. To me, these weekends epitomize everything that I and most folks love about Warhammer. As fun as this is...it's not working.

Warhammer is alive and well in The Real Rick Salamone's basement with a small group of guys. When I go to the shop, nobody plays and the selection of miniatures is dwindling. People aren't seeing Warhammer anymore because it's hiding in my basement.

If new players are going to become interested in this hobby, I need to present it to them. We are planning (even though it will be a logistical annoyance) to play some of our pivotal campaign battles in public places. This way, people can walk by and not only see grown men pushing figures around...but beautifully painted figures, miniatures converted just for the campaign to represent feats and injuries...playing a critical match for critical territory on a war-torn landscape of our own invention.

I feel that if we put forth the effort to show how fun Warhammer can be, not as a tournament thing but as a cool thing for people to do, we can hook people. I was hooked in 1997 when I saw some fat dudes rolling dice on a flimsy table in some back room at a smelly nerd store. Then I looked at the painted minis in a small glass case, then the owner game me an old Citadel Miniatures catalog to take home. My soul wanted to be a part of this Warhammer thing. We will struggle to compete with video games. We will struggle to find people with the attention span to create an entire painted army. We will struggle to find people willing to pay the high cost of plastic miniatures. But if we stay in the basement, curse what has become of GW, what has become of the End Times, and what 9th edition might look like. Nobody is going to play Warhammer anymore.

If anyone lives within driving distance of Rochester, NY, has a painted army, and wants to play Warhammer for the fun of it...hit me up. For the rest of you, get out where people can see you and show them your miniatures. Show them a nicely terrained table. Show them a good time.


I want to be clear that I have nothing against people liking tournaments. Guys from my club play in them often and it is a great experience for them.

The Brush and Palette / 3D Printer Steam Tank-My own design
« on: April 10, 2015, 05:17:06 PM »
Created in Autodesk Inventor, printed on Makerbot Replicator 2. The tank comes with a few options for turret/platform and gun barrel. Since I created the CAD model, I can make custom parts or modifications based on any of your suggestions. I'd love to know what you think.



WHFB The Electors' Forum / Gaming shops in Delaware?
« on: July 22, 2014, 06:16:30 PM »
Can anyone recommend a shop? I'm on vacation and I'd love to check out a cool local gaming shop. Comics, minis, etc. thanks.

WHFB The Electors' Forum / Advise on Siege Armies for use in Campaign
« on: April 09, 2013, 05:16:32 PM »
In my current campaign, we are coming to a time when sieges are more and more common. I have not engaged in one yet, but I want to be prepared when I am attacked or inevitably need to attack someone else's fortress. Our rules allow for a standard 2000 point army to garrison a castle. Unlike our fixed campaign banners, these can be made up of whatever we want as long as they follow legal army guidelines.

My main opponents will be Warriors, Orcs, and Ogres...all T4 beasties. Hopefully, responders will be familiar with the siege rules in Blood in the Badlands. What do you think?


Arcane Fulcrum #1.  Plastic cake column with wood circles.

More pics of the halberd unit (all armed with the state troop comet shields).

The Brush and Palette / Snow White and the Dwarves
« on: June 28, 2011, 03:07:29 PM »
Vampire Isabella with Grave Guard (great weapons), banner that makes attacks flaming (candles).

I wanted to make a unit of Grave Guard on the cheap and I thought, "hey, those miners have great weapons and heavy armor".  My little girls have Snow White and princess crap everywhere so I was like, "hey, a vampire should lead these dwarves...and I'll never use this Isabella model for anything else". 

Zero conversion work, enjoy.

WHFB The Electors' Forum / Arcane Priest
« on: November 06, 2010, 07:10:49 AM »
Can a WP carry arcane items like a dispel scroll or seal of destruction...?

The Brush and Palette / Need Ludwig / Imperial Banner to print out
« on: May 14, 2009, 01:58:20 PM »
I am painting up the old Ludwig Schwarzhelm model and I want a paper banner for him.  I didn't see anything in the recent banner thread...does anyone have a file for an Imperial Banner or something that has Franz stuff on it?  Thanks mucho.

The Brush and Palette / "Painted" Empire Characters
« on: November 19, 2007, 07:53:15 PM »
A few weeks ago, Reiniger posted some awesome drawn pictures of Empire characters.  He agreed to e-mail them to me so that I could use them in my Photoshop class (I'm a high school teacher).  I gave the assignment to David, a 12th grader in my class. He set out to "redraw" the images...eliminating the hand-drawn lines and replacing them with digital lines.  After he created this template, he used Photoshop to color and render the image.  In all, I think it took him 4-5 weeks of class time to get this done...or since whenever Reiniger  posted the original images.

The original sketch:

The template:

David's colored version:

I am very pleased with these and David's attention to detail is remarkable for a guy his age.

I'm going to direct David to this thread, so please feel free to give him any comments you may have.

The Parade Ground / Talabheim reinforcements?
« on: April 23, 2007, 04:39:17 PM »
After I tasted victory with 200o pts at a recent RT, I have decided to host a tourney at my house next month but I need to add 250 pts to my list.  Given my list below and the fact that I have about 3 weeks for painting, what should I add to this army.  I know that the following armies will be there (Chaos mortals, Chaos mixed, Ogres, Goblins, and Dark Elves).  I was thinking about adding a few more troops to existing regiments and adding maybe 10 Outriders to hold the flank where the tank and knights will be operating.

Ideas?  I can make pretty much anything given that I own a ton of unpainted/unassembled stuff.  I also thought about putting my general on a griffon.   

Here's the list at the moment.

Empire General
Full plate, great weapon, handgun         108

Captain on Pegasus
Heavy armor, shield, pistol, lance         116

Heavy armor, great weapon         98

Fire Wizard (lv1)
Wizardís staff (10 pt magic item)         75
5 Knights               105

25 Spearmen w/ shields (full command)      170
Detachment: 9 Halberdiers         45
Detachment: 7 Free Company         35

25 Swordsmen (full command)         175
Detachment: 9 Halberdiers         45

10 Handgunners
Marksman w/ Hochland            105

19 Greatswords (full command)         210
Detachment: 8 Handgunners         64
Detachment: 8 Handgunners         64

Great Cannon            100

Mortar               75

Helblaster                            110

Steam Tank            300


Character total:      397
Core total:         680
Special total:      513
Rare total:         410
Army total:         2000

The Brush and Palette / Talabheim Army (new pics)
« on: April 18, 2007, 02:09:00 AM »
Here are a few pics from my Talabheim army that won best painted and best general at a RT last weekend.  Only the cannon picture came out clearly (I took many).  I need to work on lighting and stuff.

I participated in a strange, but fun, tourney last weekend at a local hobby store.  The event had 2 4v4 battles and the best general was chosen from the winning sides.  Keep in mind that we only played in one 4v4 game each...as there were 16 participants.  There was a twist of a possible traitor after turn 2 but this did not come up in my game. 

Teams were chosen and I was given, by my teammates, the role of marshall for my side.  I directed the deployment of our armies and led the overall strategy of the battle.  Of course, each player was responsible for his own force once battle began.  I set up in the center of the 18' table with dark elves to my left and brets and ogres moving outward from my right flank.  We did not spread our armies about the table as our opponents did (dwarves, Grimgor's boyz, skaven, and mixed chaos).  Of course, we wanted to preserve our own leadership bubbles.  This was my Empire list:

Empire General
Full plate, great weapon, handgun         108

Captain on Pegasus
Heavy armor, shield, pistol, lance         116

Heavy armor, great weapon         98

Fire Wizard (lv1)
Wizardís staff (10 pt magic item)         75
5 Knights               105

25 Spearmen w/ shields (full command)      170
Detachment: 9 Halberdiers         45
Detachment: 7 Free Company         35

25 Swordsmen (full command)         175
Detachment: 9 Halberdiers         45

10 Handgunners
Marksman w/ Hochland            105

19 Greatswords (full command)         210
Detachment: 8 Handgunners         64
Detachment: 8 Handgunners         64

Great Cannon            100

Mortar               75

Helblaster                            110

Steam Tank            300


Character total:      397
Core total:         680
Special total:      513
Rare total:         410
Army total:         2000

The battle was competitive for the first few turns, and our Ogre player was routed by chaos when the bret player did not come to his aid...but on the whole, we dominated the table.  This was clear when I spent the last 2 turns moving my war machines around and arranging my army into a cool looking battle line.

Best painted was decided by the group of 16 participants (I abstained from voting), I won $25 in store credit for that.  I was also named best genaral which carried a prize of $90 in store credit...a nice haul for the day.  I used a portion of the credit to get more state troops and the new warrior priest with hw/shield.

I was very pleased with how the army performed, especially as part of the larger group.  The captasus was awesome in its cannon hunter role (though it did get hit first turn but a 1 was rolled to wound).  The tank killed a giant, orc shaman, and delivered the killer blow to Grimgor's unit, causing him to be run down.  BTW, Grimgor was disgusting...he killed my priest, spear unit, 7 greatswords, and a detachment of gunners before being overwhelmed.

If anyone wants, I will try to take some pics of my Talabheim army.  It has a nice mix of OOP metal models, 6th and 7th ed plastics and stuff.  Except for the spears and guns which are mostly the starter figs...but they are still sweet looking.   

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