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Spring Clean Oldhammer 2021

Spring Clean Oldhammer 2021

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Project Blog by horus500 Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

Warhammer 4-5th Ed is going through something of a revival here in Oz. I thought it would be a good time to get some old miniatures painted for a game I really lived for years ago.

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Protect the Emperor! For Karl Franz!

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So after painting the 1st version of Karl Franz I realised he’d need protecting. That sounds for the ideal job for the reichsguard.

Reichsguard on foot seem to be as rare as hen’s teeth. I had 60. I sold 40 bought my wife a very expensive christmas present, bought myself a bunch of paints and hobby stuff for 2022 and then painted the other 20.

Reichsguard on foot are a strange concept. Karl Franz is on Deathclaw. Deathclaw moves twice as fast as a human on foot and flies 3 times faster than a human runs. How do they protect him if they can’t keep up with him?

Oh, what a knight!

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So I found these 3 mixed in with the Reichsguard. They are all 3rd Ed Warhammer and predate the 1st Empire army book. I found some old shields and painted them up. I barely spent an hour on each. It’s hard to invest a lot of time in minis you’ll probably never use and didn’t even know you owned until 3 days ago.

You're a wizard 'arry!

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So I was on the verge of getting these guys finished when the Golden Button arrived. All painted to match the on foot versions that I have for Warhammer Quest.

For the Emperor!

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So I finished off Karl Franz (banner to be attached tomorrow) and a friend wanted to play Stargrave. I could have just used my Blackstone Fortress and 40K stuff but I had these Necros in a draw. I think there’s bits missing but they look good anyway. I also painted an old plastic wizard and Githyanki Monk a friend played in D&D 5 campaigns ago.

Random Empire

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I had intended to just paint the 2 engineers. Oh well. Karl Franz should get done next

Random Empire

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I had meant to paint just the 2 engineers. Oh well! For those that missed it, Karl Franz is on the painting table waiting his turn

Sharp end

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Having given myself 24 hours to paint 20 crossbowmen I repeated the challenge for spearmen. Having made 10 of the Crossbowmen Nordlanders I decided the spearmen could be too.

Bolting ahead!

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So, after 20+ years it seemed like a crime not to paint these minis, but with a backlog of several lifetimes worth of minis I gave myself 24 hours to get the regiment done.

10 Averlanders and 10 Nordlanders. Mission accomplished

Old Lead and the long dead

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These are so old I had to look them up to know what they were. Barbarian Woman (which I think is based on Rachel Welch in 1,000,000BC) Chaos Thugs (one of which I think is loosely based on Frankenfurter) and a Valkerie. All from GW 80’s and 90’s.

I don’t actually play undead but these really are cool minis. They may get used in Warcry, Mordheim or an RPG

Miniature Minis

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I found a whole army of Warmaster Empire stuff whilst digging out ‘Wizard Duel’ for Ben. These are my Reikland test models

Waaagh!

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So I had 17 Orcs with Double Choppa laying around so I made 3 more from bits and painted them up. I’m particularly proud of the guy on the front left with a head from the fantasy regiments box set from 30 years ago. Sadly I had to match them into the dodgy paint job from 25 years ago for the rest of the army. At the time it looked great, now it’s very basic (but on the plus side very quick and easy to do). I based the 10 orcs in the 2nd and 3rd rows on single 5 wide bases to make ranking up easier.

From Mordheim, city of the damned

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Yes they are old, but I still love that game

From Mordheim, city of the damned

Some Heroics!

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Here’s a couple of lads I found at the back of the pile of opportunity.

I missed a few

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So it seems I missed a photo of the Halberdiers and if there's no photo, there's no proof. Aparently. The Middenheimer is now the champion of my existing Middennheimer halberdiers which have snow bases (hence the differing base). Well spotted ...... Mr Smarty-pantsSo it seems I missed a photo of the Halberdiers and if there's no photo, there's no proof. Aparently. The Middenheimer is now the champion of my existing Middennheimer halberdiers which have snow bases (hence the differing base). Well spotted ...... Mr Smarty-pants

Infantry Oldhammer heroes all done

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So that’s 20 Infantry heroes done. I matched the colours to my 5 Empire armies, Marienberg (Red. Blue, yellow, although my mercenary Tilean Crossbows are Red, Green and White), Reichland (red and white), Middenheim (blue and white), Nordland (blue and yellow)and Ostland (black and white).

Not sure what I’ll put on the BSB’s banner yet, probably a ‘KF’ but my freehand banner foo is crap.

Now for some mounted wizards

5 More Heroes

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So that's the last of the infantry I was intending on doing.So that's the last of the infantry I was intending on doing.

More Old Hammer

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So the next 5 are done and I have a heap close to being finishedSo the next 5 are done and I have a heap close to being finished

Old Hammer

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Another 5 down. I know bright happy colours aren’t very Warhammer but they are what the real world soldiers of the day were wearing. Crossbows in the colours of Italy/Tilea, Halberd in Nordland and Greatswords in Marienburg -bling, bling!

Empire Hero

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So it turns out I’ve painted this miniature before and rather than have 2 identical heros in WHFB I’ve decided to add this one to my Mordheim collection (hence the base).

A glorious Moustache

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I decided to start with the Reichsmarshal. Certainly better than bare metal

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