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Offline VonOttenheim

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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #75 on: March 20, 2019, 03:59:25 PM »
...or it could be that they found a nice English pub....

I will leave that open for interpretation    :biggriin:
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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #76 on: March 20, 2019, 04:35:41 PM »
With it being described as being a "white hart", that's quite possible.  Either that, or an albino. :icon_wink:
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Offline VonOttenheim

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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #77 on: March 20, 2019, 05:42:20 PM »
Just for everyones reference regarding what I mean with "white hart"   :smile2:

"How the magical white hart inspires legends (as well as the name of a thousand pubs)"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-514249/How-magical-white-hart-inspires-legends-thousand-pubs.html
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Offline VonOttenheim

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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #78 on: March 20, 2019, 06:43:39 PM »
The story continues…

Favouring a mare for the hunt, as opposed to the heavy stallion warhorses that the rest of the party rode, Bohemund had been well infront of the rest when his horse lost its footing and they both tumbled down into the small gully.

When he came to, he found his leg caught underneath the heavy body of the horse, being in desperate throws, attempting to stand up.

As he pulled free he realized that both her front legs were broken.

The poor girl in agony, being one of his favourite hunting horses, he quickly pulled his sword that was sheated beside his saddle and with a swift cut ended her life.

The warm blood splattering across his face.

Collapsing next to her, Bohemund  reached for the wineskin attached to his saddle and took long deep gulps.

In the distance he could hear the rest of the hunting party moving through the brush.

Closing his eyes and catching his breath, the small stream running through the gully made a soothing sound.

He might have passed out for a moment....or maybe he woke up in a dream.....but when he opened his eyes...there it was....across the stream.

The white hart....drinking from the slow running water.

As if noticing it was being observed it lifted its head and looked straight at him.

Then it slowly turned and moved up the gentle slope of the gully.

Bohemund, supporting himself on the carcass of one of his favourite horses, got to his feet and grabbed his sword and plunged across the stream.

Reaching the top of the small gully...there it was..50 meters ahead....looking back at him.

As if urging him on.

With a sense of a destiny being fulfilled he pushed on.

The white hart was his.


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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #79 on: March 20, 2019, 07:23:36 PM »
Just for everyones reference regarding what I mean with "white hart"   :smile2:

"How the magical white hart inspires legends (as well as the name of a thousand pubs)"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-514249/How-magical-white-hart-inspires-legends-thousand-pubs.html
A good general read. :::cheers:::
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Offline VonOttenheim

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Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2019, 11:31:04 AM »
So just a question for you guys. Whats the option to using "photobucket"?
I just assembled some models for Bohemund and his brother. (To continue the story)
Also some opposing forces in the rebellion supporting the King….(de Bœuf  and de Bracy  forces….)
But it kinda sucks when they are covered with this "photobucket" thingy.
Just pay up and keep using it?...or what do you do.
Maybe its in a thread here….but Im lazy so please link me.
Thank you in advance.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 11:37:56 AM by VonOttenheim »
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Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2019, 11:50:34 AM »
Apart from the caption imposed, you cannot exceed a certain limit (25 MB or so). If you do exceed that limit, your pictures will be blurred, and you are forced either to pay up or to delete pictures. There are a number of completely free alternatives. I myself switched to Imgur.
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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2019, 11:56:34 AM »
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

Offline VonOttenheim

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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #83 on: September 14, 2019, 06:32:30 AM »
Thank You!   :::cheers:::
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Offline VonOttenheim

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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #84 on: January 07, 2020, 01:29:16 PM »
Bohemund and his hunting party....Bertrand is the fat one…..then a cousin knight leading the hunters.
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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #85 on: January 07, 2020, 01:31:05 PM »
Ah! The days of Bretonnians. :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

Offline VonOttenheim

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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #86 on: January 07, 2020, 01:42:31 PM »
So Ive been trying to get back into the hobby over the holidays….



These guys are part of a 16 unit of flagellants.

Paintstripping and basing is mainly what I do these days….this unit of spearmen appeared….



I thought they were going to the rebellion side...but then their Captain from Reikland stepped forward and declared his allegiance...so its one for the Empire then…

...

Trying to get back into the hobby in 2020....


« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 01:58:39 PM by VonOttenheim »
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Offline VonOttenheim

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Re: Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #87 on: January 07, 2020, 02:09:35 PM »
So Ive move the pictures I thought Worth saving from photobucket to imgur.

Pain in the *ss, but it seems to work.

I have no problem paying for some storage...but PB seems to be … not so good

Imgur is nice.




« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 02:13:44 PM by VonOttenheim »
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Offline VonOttenheim

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Rebellion....or a new beginning?
« Reply #88 on: February 16, 2020, 05:32:46 PM »
Our story continues yet again….

Struggling through the thorny undergrowth....cursing his way along.

From time to time catching glimpses of the white prey. Like it was urging him on.

After what felt like hours....the sun was setting among the tall trees.

All of a sudden there was a clearing. A serene, tranquil clearing with the mist from the coming evening cold laying low on the grassy floor.
A small stone chapel against a steep cliff side. It looked like it had been cut right out of the rock. Except for the wooden roof.

Had he really come this far..?  This was where the forest met the mountains.
It could not be...this was days from where he had started the hunt.
It must be some foul magic at work here.

The chapel had long been abandoned by the looks of it.
Overgrown by bushes and the door hangning slightly ajar
An ornate wooden door. Mystical symbols, trees, animals.

He drew his sword and pushed it ....it swung open...creaking on rusty hinges.

A moldy, earthy smell came from inside....leaves covering the floor....fallen through the semi-collapsed  roof....rough cut stone benches.....last rays of sunshine peering through the window, behind the large altar at the back of the chapel.

The light hitting....hard to see the shape at first.....what looked like fur...
Bohemund moved closer, thinking it some heathen idol...exquisitely carved...but all the same... just a large reclining statue or idol...but.....then it moved!!

Almost falling backwards....stunned.....grasping behind him and catching one of the benches.

Its was....a lion?....incredible...here...deep in the forest of Arden....

A huge yellow lion.....licking its paw.....then slowly looking up.... its dark, black eyes burning into his soul...as if searching for answers....then it gave a low earthshattering growl.

"You have come..." its thunderous voice proclaimed....."I have been waiting for You..."

It spoke!!??...it could speak man tongue?

Its breath hitting Bohemunds nostrils...hot and heavy.... it smelled of carrion.

"Hear me now... son of man"
"Since the days of Beren I have watched your family."

"Bohemund,   first son of Guilvray, who was brother to Hagen. Honour to your tribe."
"Your long service in the fight against the southern non-believers have proven you worthy for a great cause."

"You will raise an army for the glory of Taal. "
"Your soldiers will be powerful creatures of the forest, the mountains and the great oceans... your own white hart, the wolves, the red fire dragons, the mighty kraken.... and of course... my own kind."

Raising its paw....giant claws shot out...revealing a piece of bloody, red meat stuck on one of them.
A swipe of the lions great tongue and it was gone.

The smell hadnt been carrion...it was the smell of a fresh kill.

A drop of blood from its claws hit the cold stone altar

The giant beast lifted its head and let out a mighty, eardeafening roar that felt like it almost shook the stone walls of the small chapel.
Its deep booming voice contiuned.

"Ride...not only under your own banners...but join with the Prophets soldiers....follow his Green Cross.
"And victory shall be yours."
"Not only in the fight between brothers and tribes. But foremost...in the coming war with the great Enemy."

"Show no mercy...as you will be shown none."

"Ride now my son...ride for Castle Couronne."
"Ride for Taals glory."

Rising on its haunches it made a giant leap towards Bohemund who, ducking down, barely escaped its huge paws passing overhead.
With another thunderous "ROOOAAARRR!!!!" that shook the little clearing the great lion passed out the chapel door and was gone.

Outside was darkness.

A shooting star was falling across the black sky.


Ulrich von Ottenheim

Commander Black Griffon
Komtur Templar Knights of Taal
"...I want milk in my Khorne flakes..."