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My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« on: January 04, 2021, 01:32:28 PM »
Unlike Burning Sands which is my own set of rules and minis which was about the heroes and what they did, I am minded to make my WFB about the place and how that place changes over time.

Or maybe a bit of both.

My initial thoughts are of Emperor Karl Franz I being oathbound to offer some land to a minor noble for some unknown service, however unwilling to grant anything of substantial value the Emperor grants a piece of gods forsaken land in the eastern reaches of Stirland, specifically in Sylvania.

Undeterred the noble to whom this land is granted rallies some troops from the neighbouring provinces of Ostermark and Talabecland and heads off into Stirland to claim his land.
The first few games will be of getting there and exploring the locality and then setting up residence, this will likely be in the ‘best’ of the villages in the area granted to him which will no doubt fall far short from anything regarded as Empirical.

Essentially it will be ran as a sort of mini campaign, some skirmishes, finding villages, choosing the best, clearing the surrounding areas of chaos and building up fortifications.
Hopefully we will see the area grow and prosper and the forces of Albrecht Von Halven turn the gods forsaken area into a thriving town as he burns away the forces of chaos and evil.

Here are some teaser photos of things I have been working on:

My bases are colour coded to match the uniforms as are my dice to match the units!
WFB being single based minis does benefit from movement trays, but I fid these ugly as models are removed, so I made empty bases to pop back in:

With so much to get done as I am starting from scratch, I am going for a cheap and cheerful paint scheme on the units.
I may go back and pick out details later.







I purchased some historical buildings and they are all well and good, but they lack the ramshackle quirkiness I associate with The Empire. So I started making a watchtower.

Here it is so far…








And to get up to speed here is the official site of my WFB chronicles:

https://angelbarracks.co.uk/wfb.html


Oh and here is my main man, Count Albrecht Von Halven
(3d printed model)

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 01:38:24 PM »
Great start to your thread! :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap:

Love the look of the tower.  In those pictures of the spearmen, are the figures based individually?
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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 01:59:13 PM »
Great start to your thread! :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap:

Love the look of the tower.  In those pictures of the spearmen, are the figures based individually?

Yup, all my figures are.
WFB 3rd requires that, do the other editions?

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 03:01:24 PM »
Yes, even W:AoS.
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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 05:00:14 PM »
Meant to say, thanks for the complement on the tower.

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2021, 08:44:15 AM »
I was hoping to paint some new stuff, but my daylight lamp broke.
So zero painting/working until a new one arrives...

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2021, 09:56:30 AM »
3d printing has enabled me to get some WFB flavoured models that are not out there in 10/12mm.

However sometimes you just need to go old school.
I want some flagellants for my army and commissioned my regular sculptor who does my 15mm to do me some.

Here is a quick pic before I send them off to the casters to be moulded.



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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2021, 11:16:24 AM »
Look good for 10mm.
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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 11:27:21 AM »
TBF they are 12mm as they need to match my Kallistra / Pendraken fantasy, but yeah.

I like them, I may well pop them up for sale.

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 12:39:52 PM »
Holy crap Michael. They are awesome
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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 01:29:28 PM »
Thanks.
I wanted religious fanatics.
So they have the historical studded leather straps and robes and unkempt hair.
In order to make them a bit fantasy without too GW I had him add pages of holy text nailed to their bodies, and avoided chains as weapons.

I reckon I can use them and sell them safely.

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2021, 04:39:13 AM »
Wow! Amazing job.  :::cheers:::

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2021, 12:10:31 PM »
Found a nice quick scenario online for some beastmen attacking an inn.
Only I don't have an inn so thought maybe a farm, then I had a thought.

I bought a 3d printer.
Here is my new inn.


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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2021, 12:53:31 PM »
Bloody hell!!
Time to start a saving jar for a printer. All terrain problems over. Period. 😺
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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2021, 01:07:49 PM »
Not that much, mine was an end of line model, £200

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2021, 01:28:40 PM »
Though for 28mm you would need a printer with a bigger build area.

BUT there are some amazing WFB 3d models out there, figures and scenery.

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2021, 11:32:30 PM »
That looks fantastic.

My recommendation around 3d printers would be to reach out to warhammerlordsoth - he has one (or maybe two?) and has done a lot of printing, so would likely have a lot of experience to share.
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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2021, 01:22:21 AM »
Not that much, mine was an end of line model, £200

When you add a few pieces of terrain, it pays for itself pretty quick. I think I’ll look into one
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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2021, 08:02:57 AM »
Not that much, mine was an end of line model, £200

When you add a few pieces of terrain, it pays for itself pretty quick. I think I’ll look into one

And figures, a 28mm figure is about what, 10p max to print?

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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2021, 08:41:30 AM »
Sooo, my Empire troops being historicals lack some of the lore/feel of GW’s Old World, an obvious way to make them more Empire is to add big ass feathers to the helmets.
I did not fancy sculpting scores of feathers so I have sliced a digital file so that only this remains:




here is the result of me sticking some printed feathers on their heads, due to my hurriedness I have a few teeny gaps to greenstuff fill, but otherwise a success I feel:


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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2021, 11:45:31 AM »
So I did that inn and printed it in a way as big as possible whilst fitting both halves of the model on the build plate.
That meant I could print both bits at the same time, it looked maybe a bit small but I convinced myself it would be ok.
That is what you saw earlier, it was a bit small when it came out and I pondered if I was happy.
I decided last night I was not so I have re-printed it and made it bigger so as it almost fits the print area.
(It could have been a bit bigger still but I was happy with the sizes it showed on screen)

Here is the new version:



in the inn:




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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2021, 03:30:56 PM »
The printed feathers on the Talabecland pikemen worked nicely, so started painting them and have begun another print.



A nice abandoned windmill that can be captured and used as a lookout, the sails are on the printer right now.




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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2021, 04:22:31 PM »
Fantastic. That enlarged inn was the right call
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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2021, 04:56:08 PM »
Yes, a good choice on the larger inn, the small one looks more like 6mm scale near the miniature. If it's 10mm?
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Re: My 10mm WFB 3rd Edition Topic
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2021, 05:46:42 PM »
sold as 10mm yeah, though like so many scale creep figures, closer to 13mm.
Had it been 10mm it should have been ok...