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Offline Artobans Ghost

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #275 on: November 06, 2019, 03:20:49 PM »
I like the big horns. More orky. Might spike a head on one em😺
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Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #276 on: November 06, 2019, 03:21:44 PM »
Well, there are some that say that size does not matter....
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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #277 on: November 06, 2019, 04:39:20 PM »
Too early in the morning.  I am now awake, but way too much work in front of me to provide an opinion currently. :icon_wink:
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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #278 on: November 06, 2019, 11:46:13 PM »
I like the big horn head. But I also like the body with the wolf skin on the shoulders. You could always use a black orc head for an orc boss though too. How many instances of those heads do you have?
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Offline KTG17

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #279 on: November 07, 2019, 02:43:08 AM »
The head that is on the bearer? Two, but I am using the other as the Big Boss for my Mordheim gang. Along with another wolfskin cape body.

So until I figure out what to do with the Orcs, I am moving on to Goblins. Just finished my Battle Standard.  :icon_razz:



All it is (I THINK) is the standard from the Goblins Warrior set. I got it in that mass lot of Goblin bits some time ago to make the Gnoblar Wolf Riders. I was able to buy the bits to make the unit Champion. The Standard may not look like much, but its much nicer than the other Goblin standards I got in the Skull Pass set so I think it will work.

Still pissed off about clipping that Goblin Big Boss ear! I don't think I am done with that guy.

In other news, I ended up with a bunch of random bits from the Goblin lots, and some of them are the exact models on the Fanatic sprues. Since I didn't get the instructions, I have no idea what they are. I also got a Night Goblin riding some kind of smaller ball and chain, and a upper half of a Night Goblin doing what I have no idea. They were made of resin. No idea where they came from. But anyway, I decided to do something with them, and here is what I ended up with:



Just did it for cosmetic purposes. I figure I would litter the Goblin camp with them during a game. I have no idea the purpose of the pot, but decided to make one of the goblins look like he is brewing some crazy magic stew or something. I also added some mushrooms from other parts to put around the base. I have no idea what the snotlings (?) are for either. I thought about putting most of them on a larger, single base as their own diorama, but I thought this would be better since they all look like they are doing different things. If anyone has any idea what the heck they are all doing let me know.



The Goblin over the pot is the one that I only got a half of, and I glued him to one of the few regular Goblin legs I have. Amazing how sometimes you just have the right bits to finish a random project. Anyway, just some fun bits to add some flavor to the battlefield.

Offline Zygmund

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #280 on: November 07, 2019, 08:46:09 AM »
Doesn't matter where all the parts come from or what they were meant to represent. You have done great with them!

"What on earth are the snotlings doing?" must be a proverbial question in the Warhammer world. Go figure, I guess.  :-P

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Offline KTG17

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #281 on: November 08, 2019, 06:40:24 PM »
lol, and thanks!

So I think I have decided on what I am going to do. I swear this journey has had a bunch of twists and turns.

First of all, I am so glad I went with the Battle Standards, I really like them. And they make sense that a General would have a personal banner or the overall army, and that's how I see it. Many of them are very dynamic looking and I think add even more character to the armies. I like them so much, that I have decided that the basis of all my armies is going to center around the General, Battle Standard, and Wizard. Regardless of army size, this is what I am doing. I know some of you have said that I have too many heros in small armies, but at the same time I have these figures and want to use them. I think they help bring character to my armies. So basically I am building my armies around these heros.

Next, while i was thinking about that to do with my Empire army, and what to mix and match, I decided I might split my Empire collection into two. Rather than doing all Talabheim, I would use the newer models I got for them, and use the older ones I have been working on for another city. Which I do not know. I have a unit of Knights of the White Wolf which I haven't assembled yet, so I though about doing a Middleheim one, but at the same time I have a lot of leftover bitz of blackpowder weapons as was thinking maybe Nuln? I am not sure. I have the Hellblaster, which I want Talabheim to have, and then a Great Cannon and Mortar. Kind of struggling how to split those up. I don't know.

What I do know is that I am not crazy about having everything Talabheim. Just going with the newer models I have about 800 points of minis before adding equipment and magic items which is close to what I had previously set out to do. And as I have been buying more and more, I have blown way past 1000 points for some armies. The problem is, some armies, especially my themed ones, are more around 700 points like the Gnoblar and Marauders, and I have zero interest in making them larger. So I went back and see if I could divide some of the collections up and I think I can.

So what I plan on doing is going back to smaller armies, centered around the heros, built around a theme. In the case of my Chaos and Dark Elves, I plan to make pure Chaos Warrior and pure Marauder armies with their own heros, and then a standard army theme for Dark Elves, and then another based around fast-hitting Corsair raiders. Of course for larger games I could mix and match, but for the purposes of finalizing a group of models to build and paint, I thought I would do this. That way rather than just painting endless units and not knowing where they will go, I can use the models to carry the theme. At least that is the plan anyway. And in the case of the Dark Elf Corsair army, I have the Corsair commander guy, who I really had no place for in my army - I only got him because he was cheap and an interesting model. But now he will lead two units of Corsairs and some Dark Riders, among other things that fit that theme, as opposed a mix-match of various Dark Elf units. And, it will help me have a beginning and ending for each group to focus on, and having a lot of variety.

So back to smaller armies, but with more focus on theme. I think its pretty exciting.
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Offline KTG17

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #282 on: November 09, 2019, 05:11:38 AM »
Lol I just counted up all my new Empire models and they come to 900 points before magic items. So I guess I am back to 1000 point armies.

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #283 on: November 09, 2019, 07:08:26 AM »
Ah, but with two Empire armies, the disease has obviously taken hold. :icon_wink:
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Offline Warlord

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #284 on: November 09, 2019, 01:33:33 PM »
Smaller armies let you focus on theme. I like the approach. Theme is what kept me interested in WHFB as long as it did / does....
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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #285 on: November 09, 2019, 01:41:02 PM »
That is a good style, and a good way to put it, Warlord. :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
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Offline KTG17

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #286 on: November 09, 2019, 09:33:31 PM »
GP that's funny about the disease taking hold. I do still would like some Flagellants.

So remember my custom Runesmith?



Well, now he's a Battle Standard.



I used two banner tops to do this. You know how the kits give you two options for a unit? Well, I just carved them up to mount the head-looking thing on top of the flag pole. Neither one on it's own was blingy enough considering the size of some of my other Dwarf standards.



I had ever intention of giving him a leftover shield I have, but then read in RH that the standard bearers can't have that equipment. But there was a loop looking thing on his waist so I decided to pretend it was something to carry his axe with. Who knows, maybe that is what it's for I don't know. But I like it!



So here are the leaders of my Dwarfs.



I have to be honest I saw GW's plastic Runesmith and will get that at some point to make up for the one I just lost. I thought about buying an actual standard guy off Ebay, but it was either $1.40 for the bits or like $30 for an official one. I went with the $1.40 because that frees up cash for something like this guy:



My Wood Elf Battle Standard. Everything is coming together.  :::cheers:::

Oh, and speaking of Dwarves, the Warden King is haunting me and I really want it. Looks awesome. I thought about getting that and either using the one above or him for the leader of my Mordheim Treasure Hunters. No hurry on that though.
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Offline Warlord

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #287 on: November 10, 2019, 01:33:55 AM »
Warden King?
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Offline Artobans Ghost

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #288 on: November 10, 2019, 01:41:07 AM »
Warden King?

AoS replacement for wfb hero.
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Offline CŤsar de Quart

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #289 on: November 10, 2019, 11:07:12 AM »
So my Empire General was really bugging me and I had to do something. The legs on the guy are pretty static, and look fine from the front, but my guy was looking off to the side, and his feet both facing 45 degrees to the left looked dumb. So I carefully cut off his right foot and re-attached it at an angle. Came out pretty good.





Much better. Subtle, but it looks more natural. I would have gone further, but where the foot goes the knee kind of follows so I didn't want to over do it. Now I am really excited about the guy.

Also, I have had some problems with Standard Bearers falling over. I struggled to find some kind of weight to put under the stand and considered everything from magnets to sinkers, but at Home Depot today decided on washers. They come in all sizes and I got perfect fits for the 20mm base and the 25mm bases. Spray painted black and they will hardly be noticed.



I say hardly noticed because despite what is going on top of the base, what is under it bothers me too.

I have always been on the fence with this guy. I disliked almost everything about his design; I hated his proportions and oversized boots, I didn't like the head expression or the limited helmet options, the poses were very limited, the armour looks wonky and not at all (NOT AT ALL) what an Imperial general should be sporting... And no fur cloak option to make him into a Knights Panther or White Wolves Grandmaster? The only things I liked were the nice flowing cape (beautifully sculpted) and the fact that we got to have a plastic Runefang. That rocks.

And the horse, the horse was the most amazing horse I had ever seen for Warhammer.

Regardless, I'm sad they took him out of stock. RIP Imperial General.

Offline KTG17

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #290 on: November 10, 2019, 01:36:21 PM »
Yeah I know what you mean about some of the parts, and the reason I didnít buy him early on was that he his style really didnít fit with the other models I had at the time, the vintage models. He almost looks kind of cartoony. Then again, I think most of the newer models do. It wasnít until I got that lot that contained the horse and some of his parts did I start to appreciate him more, and at first it was to use for Mordheim.

But once I decided to get all the newer Empire models I was all in on the guy as now I felt my older heros didnít match the style of the newer units! He is def bulky too. But he makes up for it with that crazy hat, the crow, and some other things. Itís a shame they discontinued him because kits like his and the Elf Noble give you some nice options, where as the Sigmar Free Peopleís General guy is really terrible and has no horse option.

I wish they had made these General/Standard kits for all the races.

Offline Warlord

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #291 on: November 11, 2019, 01:40:44 PM »
I wish they had made these General/Standard kits for all the races.

Me too. Only Empire, Orcs, and High Elves. High Elves actually got two sets - one hero and one wizard, both foot and mounted in a box.
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Offline KTG17

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Re: Hi from a newbie and my deep dive into WFB. . .
« Reply #292 on: November 11, 2019, 03:13:15 PM »
Finally got around to finishing my High Elf General!



So same guy, on foot, horse, and griffon. I will do the same for my latest Empire General eventually. I am unsure on which shield to use for the Elf. The shield on the back of the general on the griffon is pretty plain looking, and looks like a regular spearman shield, which I do have, but I thought I would use something a little more blingy. The other shield the Nobel kit comes with is better, but its kinda too fancy.



I have to admit, I know it makes for a nice model, but I am not 100% crazy about the smoke effect under the mage. My view is that if all the models had fancy bases, I would do it for all. But I just don't have many that have this so I am not sure if one day I try to get rid of it. I don't know. I also did without the fallen building piece for the general's horse for the same reason, although I do have an extra horse if I want to go back and include it.

I have a complicated plan for the Wood Elves, Dark Elves, and Chaos Warriors so they might take a bit. I am also looking for a Chaos Marauder-looking sorcerer. The Chaos one I have (the latest plastic one) I think is too fancy for them. I am looking for a model with furs or some kind of rougher shaman-like look. I was thinking of using some Flagellant bits to do it. We'll see.
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