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Offline White Knight

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #600 on: May 28, 2011, 04:54:10 PM »
Also just got this nice Witchhunter in the mail from Gorgon Studios:



http://www.gorgon-studios.com

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #601 on: May 28, 2011, 08:08:47 PM »
Nice found WK  :::cheers:::

I've just ordered it.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #602 on: May 28, 2011, 08:46:25 PM »
Not mine! ...it's from their official site.

« Last Edit: May 31, 2011, 08:37:13 AM by DariusZero »
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #603 on: May 29, 2011, 06:47:21 AM »
I cthink ill do something to his sword when i get him, i dont like that square design - looks like orcsword from lotr.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #604 on: May 29, 2011, 08:37:10 PM »
Do anyone know what rules are being used, and which terrain the Lead Adventure use for their post WWIII miniatures?
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #605 on: May 31, 2011, 08:19:26 AM »
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

He's French. Since when do his plans have to be feasible?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #606 on: May 31, 2011, 08:35:52 AM »
@Justnorth: I apologize for misleading, but this isn't my work, it is just a copied image from their site. I was trying to be informative, because I also think this is a great mini and worthy to be praised more.



.....but you can allways check my blog for my work thou :wink:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #607 on: June 01, 2011, 05:37:43 PM »
Do anyone know what rules are being used, and which terrain the Lead Adventure use for their post WWIII miniatures?

I have wondered the same thing, Shadowlord. I really like the look of those fellas. Anyway, I got get myself some of the Bruegelburg folks for my Empire. And I will get some of their WWIII minis that seems suitable to add to my Witch hunters.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #608 on: June 01, 2011, 05:52:50 PM »
There are no specific rules, they just make the figures and you can use them with whatever game you want.

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« Reply #609 on: June 01, 2011, 07:53:59 PM »
There are no specific rules, they just make the figures and you can use them with whatever game you want.

Any cool ones out there?
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #610 on: June 02, 2011, 05:30:11 AM »
Bugelberg artillery





Made to fit a certain widely available gun carriage:


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« Reply #611 on: June 02, 2011, 06:24:45 AM »
wow, they look fantastic! your work?
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Offline Mathi Alfblut

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #612 on: June 02, 2011, 07:10:52 AM »
Sweet baby Jesus!  :Ohmy:  If I could get some of those cannons I would field a whole artillery battery with my empire just because of them sexy cannons!
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Offline Uryens de Crux

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« Reply #613 on: June 02, 2011, 07:48:03 AM »
Yeah. How the hell do you get your hands on those puppies?
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« Reply #614 on: June 02, 2011, 09:29:10 AM »
I WANT!!!

Where do I get all these?
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #615 on: June 02, 2011, 10:08:46 AM »
They will be released by Lead Adventure Miniatures.

http://www.lead-adventure.com/index.php?cPath=22

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #616 on: June 02, 2011, 01:55:25 PM »
Sorry to be a party pooper, but I'm not thrilled by them.  I can understand some snazzy designs at the rear end, but the rest is a cannon barrel, not some work of art.  Time is money, so what cannon builder in their right mind is going to spend extra effort getting all fancy with the barrel, like putting rifling on the outside, or a patch work quilt pattern, or making it look like a Roman Remas column?  I want artillery to look like artillery.
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Offline Uryens de Crux

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« Reply #617 on: June 02, 2011, 02:32:33 PM »
GP, somewhere on this forum I poster pics I took in Musee de l'armee in Paris, in there they have cannons that look very similar to this, genuine works of art made by master craftsmen.

Sure many were churned out as cast iron or bronze tubes but some were made with just such artistry.

Artillery was a status symbol too, don't forget that.

Aha, exhibit a.

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« Reply #618 on: June 02, 2011, 02:54:50 PM »
Oh yes, I've seen such things.  Yet when an army needs artillery I doubt they're going to demand art, but that's just one view and its ok if there are others.  For those who want a status symbol, buy away.

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« Reply #619 on: June 02, 2011, 03:40:46 PM »
You can apply the same argument to anything in war GP

Why have a fancy, ornate sword
Why have engraved and enamelled armour
Why dye the coats of hundreds of horses so they all match

Prestige, esprit d'corps, Úlan and instilling fear in the enemy by your very appearance.
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« Reply #620 on: June 02, 2011, 04:04:09 PM »
I wasn't so broad with my view that was expressed, and if other folks like the fancy artillery, ok.  :icon_cool:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #621 on: June 02, 2011, 05:41:55 PM »
Gamespoet. Why insist on having the regimental colours in silk when you can have cheaper cotton? Because your soldiers would have felt humiliated and in full fury of being treated like dirt by not being given a proper banner out of silk.

There is no opposition between showing status and combat. The present day situation is probably just a temporary thing. We tend to understand and view everything from our perspective, but the fact is that throughout most history the norm seems to have been an eagerness to show of status and prestige on your own wargear!

A roman legionary would probably have disliked the present attitude towards personalization of a soldiers kit. The longer he served the vet would tend to "bling" out his kit more and more. And yes, he would fight in it.
Why fight in your fineries and risk having them trashed? Simple. Because by fighting in your fineries and risk them you show your enemy that:

1. You are a badass soldier who have fought long and survived to earn some handy extra coin enabling you to bling out your kit. You gotta be pretty darn though.
2. You show you are not scared one bit about him ever getting close to ruin your fineries.

The romans managed to achieved a rather neat esprit de corps and look of unity in their units while still allowing for personalization. And many see the romans as probably the most disciplined and most military army in history, even surpassing many modern forces.

Much comes down to the social standing and status of the common soldiers too. And to the level of individual involvement in contrast to state control over warfare.
And in the end, modern soldiers do bling out their kits and their vehicles as much as they can within the given restrictions. If things would be more free, you might see engraved cannons and gold engraved assaults rifles.  :icon_wink:

And you know what? I believe we will sooner or later turn back to that. And remember the german uniforms of WWII. Designed by Hugo Boss. Damn sure they were not the best adapted fighting dress in WWII, that gotta have been the US or maybe the british battledress. But damn did they look mean and sexy.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #622 on: June 02, 2011, 05:42:58 PM »
I WANT!!!

Where do I get all these?
These fellas might take those cannons in if we support by making strategic purchases of a certain line of minis.  :icon_wink:
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« Reply #623 on: June 02, 2011, 06:34:59 PM »
Hey, Mathi ... not sure what the big deal is and strongly suggest me presenting my dislike of those cannons doesn't warrant entire post like that.

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Besides, I like ACW artillery, but I suppose some would find them dull, and thats ok.  Folks are entitled to their versions of beauty and the reverse.

Additonally, I wasn't trying to start a debate, just offered a different view point then what else was being offered.  If folks have a differing eye for beauty with their cannons, thats fine by me.  I'm not impressed with the one's shown, and I precluded my comment with an apology for being a party pooper, but now I'm repeating myself.
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« Reply #624 on: June 02, 2011, 07:03:10 PM »
I know what you mean GP, the ECW army I used for the animosity campaigns is comparitivly very plain and I love that look too. It's just that these cannons are perfect for a self assured, wealthy and powerful army from Nuln or Altdorf, perhaps even Marienberg.
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