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In this project I'm going to work on forces for SAGA. I'm going to start in Age of Magic but I might drift into the historical versions too.

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Cavendish Cottage

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I knocked our another terrain piece this morning. This is Cavendish Cottage from Warbases. I’ve added roof tiles from thin card to make the roof look better.

Lords of the Wild Warlord wip

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Starting my next project, Lords of the Wild force my wife, I thought I’d better get cracking on building the warlord.   So I stuck this dude down on a 60mm base and thought it looked a bit empty, it needed something else.  My solution… war pugs.

Lords of the Wild Warlord wip

Great Kingdoms part 3

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Great Kingdoms part 2

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Great Kingdoms part 1

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Here’s the first few images of my finished Great Kingdoms force. I’m going to have to break these up into separate parts, because it keeps crashing when I try and upload too many images.

May as well start project number 3

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I’ve started on a Lords of the Wild force for my wife based on GW’s wood elves. I’ve just painted a primitive totem, which I got from Ainsty Castings.

Basing continues

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Basing continues

The entire force has been flocked and sealed. I’m waiting on the IPA I used as flow improver evaporating and then I can paint the base rims.

Great Kingdoms point 10

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Point 10 completed. It’s one last unit of warriors.

 

Now the basing can begin.

Great Kingdoms point 10

Great Kingdoms 2nd paladin

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I finished my second paladin.  He’s a conversion using the body, head and arms from the knight box and a spear shafts and axe head from the foot sergeants box. I personally think my kit bashed two handed axe looks pretty cool.

Great Kingdoms point 9

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Knights really paint up fast.  This is my 9th point, more hearthguard with heavy weapons.

 

On the subject of the number 9, I’ve only got 9 left to paint. After that it’s time to do the bases.

Great Kingdoms point 9

Great Kingdoms point 8

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So I went larping again, which has delayed my painting for a good few days. You can read up on it on my blog if you wish https://necrothrallshallsofthedamned.blogspot.com/2019/07/empire-lrp-summer-solstice-383ye-loot.html?m=1

I did manage to finish these guys though

Another unit of levy crossbows Another unit of levy crossbows

Levy wip

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Work begins on the 8th point

Next up more levy crossbows Next up more levy crossbows

Great Kingdoms warlord

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That’s the warlord done. I’ve almost got an actual force painted.

Great Kingdoms point 7

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For my seventh point I’ve finished another group of hearthguard, this time with heavy weapons.

Spot the draughir in this bunch.Spot the draughir in this bunch.

Great Kingdoms point 6 and a hero

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I’ve finished another unit of warriors and a paladin. These guys are lineaged. In empire people can have magic in their blood which has outward trappings, these people are said to be lineaged.  You can find more out about lineages here

The pale dudes are draughir, the green dudes are Merrow and the guys with the green cheeks are naga The pale dudes are draughir, the green dudes are Merrow and the guys with the green cheeks are naga

So I got married

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So I took a wee break from painting to get married.  I think that’s a legitimate excuse.  But don’t worry I’m back to painting tiny fighting men.

Me and my wife; SarahMe and my wife; Sarah
No medieval themed wedding is complete without a castle.  This is the stunning Neidpath Castle outside Peebles.No medieval themed wedding is complete without a castle. This is the stunning Neidpath Castle outside Peebles.
I may have gotten into a few sword fightsI may have gotten into a few sword fights
And I even found some time for a few rounds of ultimate werewolfAnd I even found some time for a few rounds of ultimate werewolf

Great Kingdoms 5th point

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More hearthguard.More hearthguard.

You might have noticed this warband is all infantry.  That’s because the larp that these guys are based from has no horses… because they’re extinct. I may be Gipping myself with theme here, but I don’t mind.  Besides I plan to do a samurai themed Great Kingdoms force too.

Great Kingdoms 4th point

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For my fourth point I’ve painted my behemoth; Paul. Paul is an important part of my character’s backstory at Empire, she’s my pet war bear after all.  Yes Paul is a girl, if you want to know the story you’ll have to come to Empire and ask me.

Great Kingdoms 3rd point

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This time it’s a unit of levy crossbows.

Great Kingdoms 3rd point

Great Kingdoms 2nd point

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Second point finished. This time it’s hearthguard in the form of knights.

Great Kingdoms 2nd point

Great Kingdoms 1st point

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The first unit of warriors for my larp inspired warband are done. My house colours are dark blue and white.  These guys represent the yeofolk of the house.

Like with the undead, I'll base them all at the same time.Like with the undead, I'll base them all at the same time.
Reference pick.  That's me by the way.Reference pick. That's me by the way.

Undead complete part 4

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I will come back to my undead to add more. I wouldn’t mind adding some creatures, cavalry and archers. As well as adding in some of the other warlord, herosion and monster variants.

 

I’ll also need a terrain piece.  But for now I’ll make do with the mausoleum my other half painted.

Undead complete part 3

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Undead complete part 2

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I’m having to split these up because I can’t seem to load more that 4 images at a time, without it crashing when I try and publish it. Please bare with me.

Undead complete part 1

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Here’s my undead as it finally stands at a mighty 10 points. A warlord, a sorcerer, a black knight, 2 points of hearthguard, 4 points of warriors, 2 units of mindless and a scourge.

Troops have arrived

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Right I should be able to do most of the warband with these 2 boxesRight I should be able to do most of the warband with these 2 boxes

Starting the next warband

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While I’m waiting for all the flock to fully dry (I use foam flock, it can take a while to dry) I thought I’d make a start on my next warband. This time I’m going Great Kingdoms.  I’m make a miniature version of my military unit, which is my personal resource at Empire LRP (the larp I go to).

This is my warlord who is representing my character, Earl Bertrand de Loup, and his squire Guy.  They minis are from Footsore Miniatures, they were the model of the month last month.  Also shown is my behemoth, Paul the war bear.  The bear is from Atlantis Miniatures. This is my warlord who is representing my character, Earl Bertrand de Loup, and his squire Guy. They minis are from Footsore Miniatures, they were the model of the month last month. Also shown is my behemoth, Paul the war bear. The bear is from Atlantis Miniatures.

Starting basing

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Starting basing

What I’ve done here is applied some texture paint, in this case Tamiya soil effect dark earth, and painted the edge brown.  Next stage will be flocking, more on that once I’ve done it.

 

A note on texture paints for basing. For smaller projects like this I go with the stuff that you can buy in a pot.  Just for convenience. But for terrain or big multi bases like the kind I use for Kings of War, I like to mix my own. Super easy to do. Mix polyfiller/spackle with sand and cheap acrylic paint (I use brown). Then apply it to your bases/terrain. It drys rock hard and takes a drybrush well.

Sorcerer and Black Knight

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I’m back from Empire.  I have begun washing the mud out my kit and painted these guys.

I just need to varnish these guys and then the flockening can begin.

A quick wip

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Work begins on a sorcerer and a black knight. Work begins on a sorcerer and a black knight.

This will probably be my last entry until next week. I’m off larping in a couple of days and won’t be able to do any hobby.

Going forth into next week I’m going to start basing the warband. After that it’ll be work on the next force, a wood elf warband I’m working on for my other half in secret.

One last skelebob

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I found another skelebob. I’ve tarted him up to look like the rest. Now I have a full 4 points of warriors.

One last skelebob

9th point painted

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So I finished my scourge. I also learned a valuable lesson, if I build another one of these then I should paint it in sub assemblies. Anyway here’s big squawky.

Points 5 - 8

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Points 5 – 8 done. Or at least they will be once I find another skeleton. I plan on using these as warriors.

Skelebobs

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Skelebobs

Here’s some skeletons I rebased last year. I’m going to mainly leave them as is, except I’m going to mix up the colours of the shields and cloth to make them look less uniform. I might do them in the colours of various Noble Houses from the LARP I go to.

A bit more work on the scourge

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A bit more work on the scourge

Scourge wip

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I’ve started painting point number 5.  A nice big undead monster in the form of a scourge.  I figure a big mobile beastie will work nicely with the wall of bodies I’ve got going.

Scourge wip

Warlord painted.

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I’m calling my warlord done, I just need to varnish him and do the base. He still needs a name. The bodyguards are called Dave and Joe.

On a side note I got my tent halfway to the door this morning before the rain started.

Warlord update

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I managed to prime him during a lull in the rain yesterday. Seriously though it needs to stop raining,  I’m going larping next weekend and I need to give my tent a good sweep out before I go.

Anyhoo I’ve painted all the bone and have started to block in the armour.

Warlord update

4th point painted

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Another point, another unit of hearthguard.  It’s finally stopped raining and I’ve managed to prime the warlord.

4th point painted

Third point painted... more zombies

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That’s another point of mindless painted.  So that’s 3 points in total. Although mindless don’t generate SAGA dice, so I’d better paint up something that does.

Second point painted

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My second point consists of a unit of 20 mindless in the form of zombies.  They’re a mix of GW and Mantic zombies. My favourite one is the guy shot putting the head.

First point painted

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My first point of undead consists of 4 hearthguard with heavy weapons. I’m going to base the whole army in one go, so expect plain bases for a while.

First point painted

Vampire

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A bit of project cross posting. I painted this guy for the spring clean challenge. He’s a Gamezone vampire. I plan to use him as either a mounted warlord or black Knight.

Getting the warlord sorted.

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I’ve decided to go for a 60mm base for my undead warlord. I’ve done this for the rule of cool. The warlord himself is from Darksword Miniatures. The bodyguards are GW skeletons from the 90’s.

Getting the warlord sorted.

The SAGA begins

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So I’m starting my adventure by rebasing my old Vampire Counts. Yes I’m playing undead. So to ease me in I’m going start with a unit of hearthguard. 4 dudes nice and easy.

Four hearthguard with heavy weaponsFour hearthguard with heavy weapons

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