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Offline Midaski

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The City State of ALTDORF
« on: May 05, 2007, 03:36:44 PM »
Altdorf is the seat of the current Emperor Karl Franz and stands where the Reik and Talabec rivers meet.

Library Link:  http://warhammer-empire.com/library/aisforaltdorf/the-city-state-of-altdorf/

Current Ruler:  Emperor Karl Franz

State Colours:   Red and Blue



Map Links: (Colour)   http://www.fys.ku.dk/~blicher/Altdorf_v2.jpg

     (Black & White)  http://www.fys.ku.dk/~blicher/Altdorf_v2_bw.jpg
 
 & Altdorf Zoo - http://www.hapimeses.com/Images/Zoo-map-lores.jpg


Notes:
The Emperor's court is based here.
Home to the Imperial School of Engineers.
The Imperial Colleges of Magic are concealed here.
The Reiksgard Knights - the Emperor's personal bodyguard - have their HQ here.
The Knights Griffon have their HQ at the Cathedral of Sigmar in the city.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 10:00:19 AM by rufus sparkfire »
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Offline Spyros

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 06:13:34 PM »
I 'm just now starting Warhammer (but into WH40K since 2nd ed.) with an Altdorf army.

This my first and only unit at the moment, a Great Cannon.

Offline Alasandril

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 09:16:14 AM »
Hi Spyros, Welcome to the Greatest City in the Old World.

Nice job on the cannon,

I've been painting my Altdorf army for 2 or 3 years now. Even though i should probably start another army at some point, I just can't stop adding to it. I.m working on 3 units of 6 outriders, a second steam tank and possibly going to do another Spearman unit with Detachments. You can never have too much Infantry :biggriin:.

At least when the Flaggelants come out finally I'll be able to work on my religious crusade army. I've got them on advance order in anticipation.

Here's a link to my Altdorfian guard website. I still have a pile of newer stuff to get photographed and I'll maybe try and get my older stuff redone to be clearer. The wife has broken my camera so I'll need to cart all of my figures up to my Brother in Laws to get them done. Anyway here's the link.
http://www.freewebs.com/thealtdorfianguard/

I've tried to promise myself that when i hit 10,000 points painted I'll stop and start another army but knowing me I'll keep on going :unsure:


If you scroll down to the bottom right of this link then you'll also find some Altdorfian information. Mostly Roleplay stuff though.
http://www.strike-to-stun.com/WFRP/
« Last Edit: May 31, 2007, 09:28:01 AM by Alasandril »
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Offline Volkmar The Grim

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 07:36:05 AM »
Isn't it the home of the cult of sigmar?? i think it is because volkmar the grim is there

Offline fearlessgod

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 11:09:07 PM »
I'm close to completeing 2000 points of my Altdorf army. My army consits of state troops, artillery and the famed Reiksguard and Kurt Helborg. Looking at the history of Altdorf, I don't see me adding and Free Company or Flagellants. To me, they really don't fit the theme. As I build towards 3000 points, I'm looking to add the Emperor and more state troops.

"For the Emperor and Altdorf!"

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Offline CaptScott

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2007, 06:31:34 AM »
Alright! Altdorf currently tops the poll!

I ended up being Altdorf based by accident.  I originnaly painted my first unit in the colours of Solland (red and purple), but the highlight I put on looked mostly blue.  I liked the look so much I continued it and only later found out they were the colours of Altdorf!

I'm now a dyed-in-the-wool Altdorf player, and couldn't imagine anything else.  My army is currently about 2000 points (about 60% state troops, the rest Order of the Golden Lion Knights).  I view my army as being the 'goodwill ambassadors of Altdorf', being sent out to any trouble spots in the Empire as representitives of both the Emperor and Altdorf.
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Offline liuzheng

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2007, 01:55:16 AM »
Why we choose Altdorf?


Offline Warlord

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2007, 09:27:48 AM »
I like that new engineer invention in the above picture! New Mecha-horse?

Also, I haven't seen that Captasus conversion before, very nice!
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Offline wissenlander

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2007, 10:47:14 AM »
We have just entered the realm of 40K! :icon_eek:  Although if I had known Optimus Prime was going to be the rarest of rares for Altdorf I probably would have played them instead. :dry:
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Offline Veldemere

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007, 09:08:37 PM »
who do I have to play to get my hands on megatron (or dogtanion, either way I will win!)
Veldemere, Elector Count of Solland (Elect)
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Offline Wyzer1

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2007, 11:58:02 PM »
 :Ohmy:  :Ohmy: *gasp*  :Ohmy: :Ohmy:
I like Averland, but these "Altdorfians* (?) are catching my eye... hmm, I smell a new army coming on...
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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 03:39:51 PM »
Greetings, the forum has a new Altdork General joining it.
Me!  :icon_biggrin:

Although I may be more of a hinderance.... :icon_neutral:

Offline Wyzer1

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2007, 05:13:50 PM »
Greetings, the forum has a new Altdork General joining it.
Me!  :icon_biggrin:

Although I may be more of a hinderance.... :icon_neutral:
Hey! Meatshields are always useful!

Welcome  :engel:
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Offline offroadfury88

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2007, 07:29:53 PM »
Greetings, the forum has a new Altdork General joining it.
Me!  :icon_biggrin:

Although I may be more of a hinderance.... :icon_neutral:
Hey! Meatshields are always useful!

Welcome  :engel:

hey be nice, give him a halberd so then he can at least say hes fluffy. (not literally :wink:)
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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2007, 08:14:40 AM »
I need no halberd, all I need is my rapier wit.  :icon_wink:

...and maybe a greatsword.  :icon_smile:

Offline Gneisenau

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2007, 07:15:52 PM »
I need no halberd, all I need is my rapier wit.  :icon_wink:


...and the sad thing is that it might actually do more physical damage than a 7th ed halberd.

Welcome anyway  :smile2:

Offline Siamtiger

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2007, 10:32:29 AM »
:Ohmy:  :Ohmy: *gasp*  :Ohmy: :Ohmy:
I like Averland, but these "Altdorfians* (?) are catching my eye... hmm, I smell a new army coming on...
plurals in "Reikspiel":

Averländer
Altdörfer
Middenheimer
Carroburger
Talabecker / Talabacländer
Talabheimer
Kisleviten
Nulner
Ostländer
Ostmärker
Mootländer
Wissenländer
Nordländer
Reikländer
Hochländer

for the adjectiv, just cut the "er" and use "-ish" (for UK Reikspiel) or "-isch" (for real Reikspiel ;) )

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2007, 02:04:49 PM »
Greetings, the forum has a new Altdorf General joining it.
Me!  :icon_biggrin:

Although I may be more of a hinderance.... :icon_neutral:

Edit: Bad spelling error.  ::heretic::

Offline Captain Tineal

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2009, 04:10:31 PM »
My army is from Altdorf... just took a long time finding my way to this post.
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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2010, 11:14:14 AM »
Here is another Altdorf General, taking the 2nd intervention army out to the northern regions of the Empire to give aid where needed!!
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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2010, 03:31:39 PM »
Here is my fluff about the reason why my army is my army.
I'm not a story teller, but I do like to have a fluff basis on what I use.

The 2nd intervention army from Altdorf is one of the special armygroups broughed together at the idea of Karl Franz himself. This army,opposed to the 1st intervention army, is mainly deployed in thenorthern regions of the Empire to combat any stress situationsencountered by those provinces where the standing army is in need ofsome bolstering to counter the various threats from the northlands.
Dueto the nature of this army being deployed mostly against the Beastmen,Deamons and Warriors of Chaos it has gotten some special interest fromthe Grand Master Templar of the White Wolf. This is why there isusually a contigent of his knights present in this Altdorf armytogether with some warrior priests of Ulric.
The presence of theKnights of the Blazing Sun is also rather simple as they have devotedtheir time to combat anything that has nothing to do with the naturalbeings of this world.
The army is composed of several infantry unitsall paid and equipped by the Altdorf / Empire treasuary and are bythose means very good equipped. Also a few units of the mobileartillery from Altdorf is accompaning the army (ofcourse bought fromthe foundries of Nuln and the crew trained there as well). This armywhen moving around also attracted some Flaggelants and usually will getsome aid from the local militia.
This way Karl Franz hopes to keephis northern borders of the Empire protected enough to let the peopleof the Empire live in relative peace.
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2010, 04:49:55 PM »
to add to the Notes:

Also home of the University of Altdorf, the most highly respected academic institution in the Empire, where lords and princes from many lands come to sit at the feet of the foremost thinkers in the Old World.

Imperial Capital since the accession of Wilhelm III
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Offline BlackDog

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2010, 04:54:32 PM »
Another Altdorfer in!

I was thinking...Greatswords in an Altdorf army should wear the colours of Reikland right? They are supposed to be the Elector Count bodyguard and Karl Franz already has the Reiksguard bodyguarding him as Emperor. As he is the EC of Reikland I suppose Greatswords should wear white clothes / uniforms and not red/blue.

What do you think?

Offline Paladin-Zebra

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2010, 05:33:22 AM »
sweet i thought altdorf was one of the unpopular colours but now i see that the ARE popular and that is awsome now im not alone
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Offline Geekmeister

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Re: The City State of ALTDORF
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2010, 06:48:49 AM »
Here's my Altdorf Greatsword unit:

You can see more of them in my painting blog:
http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=33866.0