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Offline JAK

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Discworld Inspired
« on: January 01, 2019, 05:53:08 PM »
The Watch are completed and my other blog ‘By Jingo – Discworld at War’ had begun to deviate from its original intention, plus with its images hosted on Photobucket being unreliable it’s time for a rethink and new blog.

The history and development of Discworld will unfortunately not progress – (spoiler alert) it has been left in a state of rapidly changing flux with the introduction of the industrial revolution via the steam engine. It is also well known that Terry was a fan of Steam-Punk so could this also have influenced the way things may have been developed.

This blog will be a partial renewal of ‘By Jingo‘ as there are a number of units that I haven’t got round to building but I also have a number of ideas for units that while not official ‘Discworld’ I hope will fit its theme. The ‘By Jingo’ units were also built to use as proxies for WFB rules but as I’ve not got into AoS the game rules may no longer affect my builds but will explain past limitations I’ve placed in the Basic Concept.

Basics Concept

Discworld is made up of many powerful nations and cities who have a history of fighting one another but even though (2nd spoiler alert) Jingo is about war little detail was given about the make-up of armies or the art of war other than to say armies consist of massed banners and spears with some use of horses.

The Author’s descriptions didn’t help at times; there is a passage where Vimes is attacked by what his thoughts say is an Ankh-Morpork halberd but the book narrative first calls a pike, then states he dodges the blade. To me, and for the purposes of this work, a pike is a point on a 18’ stick, a halberd is an axe head on a 6’ stick and a spear is a point on a 6-12’ stick.

When Colon tried to use his old army bow it was suggested that this was old technology and the re-enactment of a 300 year old battle involved the use of tin pikes. Therefore I’ve decided that the main weapons will be the crossbow and the spear or halberd, and no unit would have bows, pikes or lance. (However Colon served in two named regiments, I’ve shown one in the past where they still use the bow, and the other is planned and is armed with the pike)

Vime's dress uniforms had tights and slashed/puffy sleeves and the palace guards had feather/plumes in their helmets which is why I chose the Empire figures on which to base my models.

A Gonne has been invented (and destroyed) so there are no black powder weapons – or ill-treating of swamp dragons.

Leonard of Quirm and his inventions are a da Vinci take off and with the introduction of steam this allows a lot of opportunities for unusual units, some with a steam-punk influence but hopefully without resorting to lots of cogs, wheels or goggles.

Onwards

Over the next two months the local GW store is holding a Legion of Legend modelling/painting competition (basically some units and a leader) which I hope to enter using the above concept. This will be a start then I’ll see where I go from there.
By Jingo Discworld at War – My Empire themed army based on the words of T Pratchett.

Micro Art Studio figures are over scale and not usable. (my review)

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Re: Discworld Inspired
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 07:06:37 PM »
 :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
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Re: Discworld Inspired - Lightning Lemons?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 11:52:21 AM »
When the Fulgurite Electro-Priests originally came out my first thought was how can I convert them into a weapon worthy of Leonard. The snail backpack would become some sort of wind up/clockwork generator and the two half-moon ends of the poles would be joined together to form a halberd type blade at one end.
 
I don’t know how it all evolved into this.



By Jingo Discworld at War – My Empire themed army based on the words of T Pratchett.

Micro Art Studio figures are over scale and not usable. (my review)

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Re: Discworld Inspired
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 02:35:24 PM »
I have a illustrated book ( in a box from steveb) by Terry Pratchet ( if that's how you spell his name) of Disc world Art. Amazing work and I see now the inspiration you draw from ..Awesome stuff  :::cheers:::
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Re: Discworld Inspired
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 12:52:41 AM »
Oh man Zak is that your first taste of Pratchett!? We need to get you hooked on the band wagon my friend.

JAK that guy looks phenomenal.  ::heretic:: ::heretic:: ::heretic::

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Re: Discworld Inspired
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 02:17:03 AM »
Oh man Zak is that your first taste of Pratchett!? We need to get you hooked on the band wagon my friend.

JAK that guy looks phenomenal.  ::heretic:: ::heretic:: ::heretic::


Ive watched the Three part movie on Netflix.. very cool
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