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Path of Conquest 2020 : The 100 Kingdoms - The host of the Iron Wolf

Path of Conquest 2020 : The 100 Kingdoms - The host of the Iron Wolf

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Terrain and battles to come

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First I noticed only today that the team awarded a Golden Button to this project back in October ! Thanks guys !

I’m still waiting for my order from OTT. It has been stuck at Roissy Airport for more than two weeks by the French Post “adapting it’s procedures to Brexit”. That’s frustrating, since I really want to get my hands on those minis…

I wanted to show a piece I’m especially proud of : the standard bearer of the Steel Legion. The banner is really finely detailed, and it was a real pleasure to paint. It came out quite well and stands out naturally.

I play miniature wargames because I like miniatures.
Thus, a battlefield should be aesthetically attractive for my miniatures to fight in.

There are a few things that can make a battlefield great:
– Nice battle mat (fortunately, there are great battlemats nowadays: mine comes from Crank Wargames, a small French company)
– Scenery based on the army’s lore (that’s the goal of the next steps of this project, since the minis I’m painting right now are not really something new)
– Coherent : everything should fit well on the battlefield

I had already decided that the Iron Wolf lived in snowy mountains, and his Kingdom was rich because there were iron mines.
I really like the Let’s Play Justin did with Leo, and the snowy battlefield helped a lot to find inspiration.

Those few hints led me to have a few scenery ideas :
– Snow battle mat
– Scenery with a mine entrance
– Buildings that had the color of the bases (with the same techniques)
– Vast forests of pine trees covered in snow

I also had a few thoughts about the battles to come. I wanted to test the gameplay of Conquest in three parts :
– I want to first test a small encounter (around 600 pts) just to understand the game
– The next battle would be a small one (800 pts) where the local Lord faces the Spires. I thus wanted a Noble House, probably another house, and a few pine trees
– The third battle would be in the middle of the forest (1200 pts), with big rocks and hills
– The fourth battle would be at the entrance of a mine, with the 100K protecting the mine (1500 pts)

Those battle are made to use the various milestones up to milestone 4.
I have a few more ideas for milestones 5 and 6, but it is a secret…

For the first battle (not the encounter), I already knew what I was going to use. I had a few 3D models of small houses and noble houses. You can find those free 3D model here (this guy does amazing things).

I settled for the Noble House and the Small Cottage you can see below.

For those, it’s just matter of printing time anf filament so no big deal, my 3D printer works for me.

For the pine trees, I looked at what existed but ended up not satisfied.
I then decided to build mine. Next update will be on how I did it (simple and efficient way to get an entire battlefield in a few hours, for just a few bucks).

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Sie sollten nicht so sehr darüber aufregen, ich rate Ihnen, diesen Ort zu versuchen:, da hier habe ich es geschafft, meinen alten Freund zu erhöhen, ich bin sicher, dass Sie auch alles bekommen

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