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Blog Warden's Other Paint Log: Lustrian Joust Terrain added

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Warden, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Warden
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    Got a small update on my non-lizards.

    I was inspired by my brother's productiveness on his home-built settler's of cataan board game recently to go base/create movement trays my Bretonnians as well
    warden's_brother201704_3Dsettlers of cataan.jpg

    My mind was blown when I saw this picture. He even made CLOUD TILES for all the tiles on the map that aren't revealed yet! And he is working on a pirates expansion and his own creations for this thing!

    Needless to say, I was incredibly inspired.

    So this is what I have gotten to so far with these movement trays:
    stack of trays:

    warden201704_bases 01.jpg

    warden201704_bases 02.jpg

    Got enough for each of the knight regiments, and smaller ones from the men-at-arms and peasant archers.

    warden201704_bases 03.jpg

    I am still trying to figure out how I am going to paint these movement trays though, here are the options I was considering:

    OPTION 1: paint them green and add maybe a heraldry symbol in the center, like I did for my saurus base movement trays. The difference would be drawing the shield of each knight unit's champion.
    warden201704_saurus movement trays 5.jpg

    OPTION 2: The second heraldry-version would be to paint each individual knights heraldry on the spot they go. That would REALLY help my temporary OCD that sits in every time I line these guys up on the battlefield, because I never want two knights sitting next to each other who have the same color... but it might make the empty bases look too busy and start to look annoying when casualties start to mount up (or down?) and have to be taken out of the tray.

    OPTION 3: The last idea doesn't have any heraldry, but instead would make the trays look like jungle roads, painted to look similar to the jungle roads I have already created. This would probably look pretty cool (especially if I manage to make the bases of the knights themselves look like jungle roads!) and could double as terrain pieces if I wanted them too.
    Jungle Road.jpg

    Any opinions?
     
  2. Bowser
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    Your brother is awesome! That is brilliant! I say option 2. Sounds like a lot of work, but will be worth it in the end.
     
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  3. Bracnos
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    Thats soo cool dude...i would say go with 3 as that makes it versatile
     
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  4. Ritual
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    Some of the 40k stuff does look great, you've done a good job.

    Haven't been able to justify pulling the trigger on any of them just yet... Waiting to see if they blow up anything interesting before I pick an army for 8th.
     
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    While all the options sound great, I'd go with #3. That way as you remove casualties, the movement tray continues to blend in seamlessly with the remaining models of the unit.
     
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  6. Warden
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    Updated movement trays, they all fit fine so far as I can tell
    warden201704_bases 04.jpg

    warden201704_bases 05.jpg

    warden201704_bases 06.jpg

    Still not 100% decided, but I will probably go with the jungle-path route.
     
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    That's my favourite option, but you can't really go wrong with any of them. They are all great ideas.
     
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  8. Warden
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    Just another picture of movement trays with my knights:

    warden201705_knight movement trays.jpg

    Also here is a project my brother was working on:
    He still has yet to assemble the plastic model, but he successfully cast the treemen in resin and filled in the cracks with a green-stuff substitute.

    warden'sbrother201705_treemen 1.jpg

    Right now he has four variants to paint for his wood-elf army, including a vine-whip-hand treeman, a four-armed treeman, a double-upper-body treeman based on a greek monster, and one that is destined to only say "i am groot."

    warden'sbrother201705_treemen 2.jpg

    He also gifted me with a few pieces to make my own, and I am currently drafting ideas... :vulcan:

    Also thanks @Wolfwerty33 for filling up my inbox with a hundred likes :D
     
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    These look so cool!
     
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  10. Wolfwerty33
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    Hey, it's not my fault that you've got such an awesome army. Also, hurry up and repaint those Templars!
     
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    A whole army of treemen, for very little :greedy:. Take that GW, that's for AoS!
     
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  12. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Can Brets actually have Foot Knights then? I thought they only appeared in unofficial 8th Ed books.

    I do like the Bretonnian miniatures and found them much more appealing than the ugly Gothic feel of the Empire. If I had to collect a human army for fantasy I would do Brets. I find it a real shame GW got rid of Brets and Tomb Kings and yet kept Empire and Vampire Counts, who I also hate.

    I love the army selection and the colour scheme - all those Trebuchets would be terrifying to fight. I think only my Dwarfs with their Organ Gun (which now rolls 2 artillery dice instead of 1 and only rolls on the misfire chart on a double-misfire) would be able to deliver such a punch right back at range. I also like how one of the knights holds a Saurus Warrior's drumstick as a weapon - he probably broke his lance on a charge and picked up the drumstick to use as an improvised weapon.
     
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    A few more pictures of my Bretonnians, along with their shiny new movement trays, lined up against some of my brother's Wood Elves.

    warden201705_Wood Elves vs Bretonnians 01.jpg
    Group Shot. We have much to paint on both sides.

    warden201705_Wood Elves vs Bretonnians 03.jpg

    Wood Elves (eventually some of them will become more Avatar-themed creations).

    warden201705_Wood Elves vs Bretonnians 02.jpg

    We didn't have time for an actual game, mostly because we were busy playing Settlers of Catan, among other things...

    warden201705_Wood Elves vs Bretonnians 04 Robin Hood.jpg
     
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    All that cavalry - love it!
     
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    Thanks for your compliments!

    In reference to your Foot Knights question, in the unofficial 8th edition books they could. But in the last official book no foot knights UNIT existed. The only way to take foot knights was to give a knight hero the Virtue of Empathy (for 10 points), to allow them to forgo the mandatory horse option and join a unit of peasants.

    warden201705_foot knights.jpg

    I made the first foot knight as a test mini to test my army's heraldry scheme, the rest were made for fun, or to potentially use in future Mordheim matches.
     
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    Wood elves vs Brets should make for a fun game if you guys decide to get one going. They look awesome!
     
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    The knight who says NII! Looks especially good.
     
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    Small update on the Bretonnians before I go back to the Lizardmen for a bit.

    Due to a transportation malfunction (the jars holding them fell out of the closet), all four trebuchets broke. They have now been fixed by a fresh application of glue:

    warden201705_trebuchet fix.jpg
     
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    I wouldn't have known based on the picture
     
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    They don't look broken. Good job fixing them!
     
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