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Offline HavoK

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Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« on: March 24, 2011, 08:05:49 AM »
Hey everybody. Long time lurker first time poster Havok has finally decided to take a break from painting 40k and do start the planned Empire army. When I do an armyblog i usually tend to make it narrative because im just snuch a nerd and for me, the writing of background is a natural process of the army creation process. So here we go with some planning and storyline.

Models in possesion

Unassemeled
-10 greatswords
-3  knights
-1 Oop Cannon an crew

WIP
-2  knights

Completed
- 20 Statetroops
-10 greatswords
-1 general
-1 battlestandardbearer
-5 pistoliers
-10 Handgunners
-1 Electorcount on griffon
-3  knights

Pics will get posted later during the day

Background

-Chronicles of Averland by apprentice schribe Balian the Humble of the Kampfenhammer Sigmarite chapel-

Chapter I
Civil unrest in Averland
Since the most unfortunate death of elector count Marius Leitdorf the position of Elector Count of Averland has been vacant. As one might expect this has caused some instability and unreast. Due to the absence of political order our province many a fortune seekers and ambitious men have taken the presented opportunity to make personal gains. Some have showed their true trecherous colours and turned away frm threir formar duties while others have stubbornly stood by the oath of loyalty which they have sworn.

One of these true heroes of Averland is one brigadier Erwin Haydrich that served under the late Elector Count Leitdorf. During the time of peace, brigadier Leitdorf served as the commanding officer of the 3rd regiment also known as "Haydrich's rightgeous hammer" of the standing Averlandian army.

Long before the tragic incidents that woild cost the counts life, rumours had been circulating of a lost bastard son of the count. Rumours that of course were wisest to suppress. Following the count's death, brigadier Haydrich remained loyal to the house of Leitdorf and took upon him the task of finding this lost son of the count, if there is one ofcourse, and place him on his rightful position as the Elector Count of Averland. course were wisest to suppress. Following the count's death, brigadier Haydrich remained loyal to the house of Leitdorf and took upon him the task of finding this lost son of the count, if there is one ofcourse, and place him on his rightful position as the Elector Count of Averland.



« Last Edit: August 05, 2011, 09:00:33 AM by HavoK »
"Also wood elves are no "good guys" they are racist isolationists and savages."

My Averland plog; http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=37762.0

Offline red bull

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 12:43:50 AM »
Welcome!

It sounds like you've got the makings of a good list there.

I'll pop bacl later, see what you've done. I must admi, since yu said armies I'm expecting excellence.

No presure.

And again, welcome.
No matter how good a general you are; if the dice are against you, you will not win.

My new stories http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=36076.0
http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=36981.0

Offline HavoK

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 11:42:40 AM »
Thank you sir:)

Here is a wip update of the pistoliers. Still some work left but i got a lof of done yesterday and during the morning today.


By dinomog at 2011-03-25
"Also wood elves are no "good guys" they are racist isolationists and savages."

My Averland plog; http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=37762.0

Offline Scarr Gunliner

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 11:49:52 AM »
It looks very promising. I like those horses very much :icon_smile:
Although quite low, Marius look high and strong in his power. He has a worn hat on his head, which big folds fall down over his ears. He has a long grey cape that hangs over his body and makes it impossible to identify him without taking it off. His body is covered in fur and his hands is ethereal.

Offline red bull

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 02:13:38 PM »
Definately Averland.

Nice horses.
No matter how good a general you are; if the dice are against you, you will not win.

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Offline Nuigen

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 02:46:11 AM »
Nice horses indeed, but I'm pretty sure that the far right one couldn't exist in nature. Grey horses will generally have white or black mane and tail, where as horses with brown mane and tail will be some sort of brown. With some exceptions horses will generally have darker mane and tail than bodycolor.





Offline HavoK

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2011, 10:31:32 AM »
Nice horses indeed, but I'm pretty sure that the far right one couldn't exist in nature. Grey horses will generally have white or black mane and tail, where as horses with brown mane and tail will be some sort of brown. With some exceptions horses will generally have darker mane and tail than bodycolor.

I know he looks a bit of but I dont think it is in any bad way. Want a more cartoony feel (but remaining dark and brooding) to the army and IMO he fits that ida perfectly

"Also wood elves are no "good guys" they are racist isolationists and savages."

My Averland plog; http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=37762.0

Offline HavoK

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2011, 10:32:02 AM »
The horseies are done. The only thing left is getting minature autumn leaves and glueing them to the bases.
Just need to order hem first.


By dinomog at 2011-03-26
"Also wood elves are no "good guys" they are racist isolationists and savages."

My Averland plog; http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=37762.0

Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 12:38:52 PM »
They look great. Nice bright yellow.


I'm pretty sure that the far right one couldn't exist in nature.

He dyes his hair.
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

Offline steveb

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 02:56:48 PM »
ahhhhh.... another case of this fantasy is not real enough! loosen up and enjoy. Remember the wizard of OZ? it allowed for a horse of a different color. Kislev horses used to get painted half red, Native americans used to paint designs on their horses. And like Rufus said maybe his hair is dyed. Whatever I like it.  steveb

Offline patsy02

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2011, 05:03:34 PM »
It's not exactly WHFB's biggest stretch. Somewhow, I think most people will let it pass under the radar.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline HavoK

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2011, 10:17:17 PM »
The pics suck and ill take new ones during the day but let me introduce  Sergeant Lutz Staal


By dinomog at 2011-03-26

Sergeant Lutz Staal and his "Riders of Mayhem" are known to host some of the more hot tempered young nobles within their ranks. To serve under Staal requires a fine balance between skill, determination and a bit of thrill seeaking insanity. The Riders of Mayhem are often among the first to reach the enemy and are regarded a very agressive unit, even in relation to other pistolierunits and their doctrine of warfare.
"Also wood elves are no "good guys" they are racist isolationists and savages."

My Averland plog; http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=37762.0

Offline red bull

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2011, 12:38:32 AM »
Nice work. Crisp clean colours.

And if you think those pics are bad...
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Offline HavoK

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2011, 07:48:28 AM »
Nice work. Crisp clean colours.

And if you think those pics are bad...

The pic are bad because of the lightsource. I took the pics at night so my desklamp had to do it.
The light it procuces though is resembling the surgical light they have at the hospitals so the shine
on the model looks terrible.

The colours are totally matt IRL
"Also wood elves are no "good guys" they are racist isolationists and savages."

My Averland plog; http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=37762.0

Offline Nuigen

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2011, 12:01:24 PM »
I only said the thing about the horse's color as a service. I think you've done a great job painting them. But not all people have spend time around horses so you might not be familiar with their colors. It was in no way criticism, just information.

Again great paint job.

Offline Valetus

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2011, 12:14:18 PM »
You are right about it anyway so...

No seriously, very good models so far, like the effort you have put into the basing.

Offline mcpolle

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2011, 07:31:51 PM »
nice strong yellow, what did you use??

Polle

Offline Kirgan

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2011, 08:04:06 PM »
Nice  :happy:
Commission Painting-PM  :)

Offline HavoK

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2011, 08:18:43 PM »
nice strong yellow, what did you use??

Polle

White undercoat
Golden Yellow
Ogre Fleshwash
Golden YEllow highlight
Golden yellow+Skull white highlight

:)
"Also wood elves are no "good guys" they are racist isolationists and savages."

My Averland plog; http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=37762.0

Offline HavoK

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2011, 08:23:21 PM »
Finished one more pistolier.
Let me introduce,

Sir Bauer Fuchs

By dinomog at 2011-03-27

And a (so far) groupshot

By dinomog at 2011-03-27

Stay Tuned
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Offline patsy02

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2011, 09:23:19 PM »
Your colour palette seems very well thought through.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline HavoK

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2011, 09:34:46 PM »
Thank you:)
I try to keep the colours limited but on the same side of the spectrum, yet contrasting.
"Also wood elves are no "good guys" they are racist isolationists and savages."

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Offline Silvero

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2011, 09:39:54 PM »
Are you from Germany?  Just those colours looks like a litlle bit....:D
No - Im just having a laught...Great work! Looks very promissing.  Im a fan of averland and averland painter too...

Silvero

Offline HavoK

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2011, 09:55:17 PM »
Nope im not german :D
Im actually Bosnian :D
"Also wood elves are no "good guys" they are racist isolationists and savages."

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Offline Delthos

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Re: Chronicles of Averland [armyblog]
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2011, 09:57:09 PM »
Bauer isn't going to be too happy when Lutz shoots Bauer's horse in the head!
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