lundi 31 mai 2021

NORSE ARMY LIST

The first real post on the Norse army, finally.

Rather than starting from the existing list in V3 (see White Dwarf # 107 UK), I preferred to make an adaptation for the V6 / V7, my favorite versions in terms of ease of play.

So, with that in mind, I worked from the mercenary list, the cult of Ulric, and a very functional list, searchable at LE VERRAH RUBICON DE VERENA, a French site full of resources.

http://verrahrubicon.free.fr/

The objective was to make the list stick with my collection ... and here is the result (sorry, in french only. All comments welcome!).


I think I can hardly reach 1500 points with this list, but it is not necessarily a problem. My goal is not to represent a Large Norse Army, rather a small strike force.

Now the first painted figures ! With a few archers, and the beginning of the Huscarls.




If I rather like the color scheme, it is clear that my painting method is too slow. I open a test phase (airbrush, white undercoat ...) to try to "revolutionize" my habits ...!

samedi 13 mars 2021

Iron Orc Chieftain

A new strong recruit for the Iron Orcs range !

The Chieftain :





A huge guy as you can see !

Available on Knightmare miniatures :

https://knightmareminiatures.com/product/iron-orc-chieftain

samedi 16 janvier 2021

MORE BATTLE CHARIOTS

First post of the year ... Happy new year to all ! ... Better than 2020? We will see...

I ended the year by completing two more goblin battle chariots.











My army of goblins is almost complete. I should paint a snotling pump wagon, some snotlings bases, and a unit of half-orcs ....

However, I am thinking of alternating painting sessions with a whole new project ... a Norsca army!








Some models are old citadel references (the vikings and barbarians) still available at Wargames Foundry.

I have to think about the color schemes, the banners ... and the army list (V6 / V7). I'm thinking of mixing between the cult of Ulric list and a simple but effective list available on the excellent french site "LE VERRAH RUBICON DE VERENA"

http://verrahrubicon.free.fr/


samedi 10 octobre 2020

GOBLIN BATTLE CHARIOT

One of the most emblematic units of the goblins army : the battle chariot !

 
 
All the details are on the essential site "the stuff of legend" : 
 

I believe it is the first box "Regiments of renown / Machineries of Destruction" that I had, a gift of about thirty years ago. I was lucky some years ago to find another mint box on ebay, when prices weren't crazy.


I started this war chariot at the beginning of the year then the health crisis was a long painting break for me.





Then I resumed painting by finishing (?) the regiments of goblins. It was time to get back to this one. Knowing that I would like to paint at least 2 more. I also have a snotling pump wagon to paint. Enough to constitute a force composed only of everything that gallops !

A small focus on the shield

  • Shield
-  Shapping the forms with a mix of VMC military green and VMC ivory
-  Higlighting by adding more and more VMC ivory
-  Some shading with washes of VGC beasty brown and GW reikland flesh wash

I think soon (well, not so soon...) to alternate the painting of the goblins with other army projects.
Some clues about upcoming projects :-)


jeudi 10 septembre 2020

Goblin regiments

Full army photos are very difficult to take.

In the meantime, some photos of regiments, somewhat finalized.






Not very innovative, another standard drawn from illustrations from a book in the "Sorcery!" series.






Not entirely convinced by this standard (from orcs & goblins army book), to replace perhaps.