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PostSubject: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Thu 13 May 2010 - 14:46

I've been noticing that the warbands that people post pictures of on the forum appear to be significantly larger than the starting bands I can field using the build costs in the rule book.

Are these not beginning warbands, or are a lot of people using higher gc totals to start with?
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Thu 13 May 2010 - 16:46

They're only starting warbands for one game so it makes sense to build all you'll need or atleast a few extras as you'll know from the start what you'll eventually need. Unless you get uber zombies.

I'm building atleast 16 to include the extra guy you can have from a halfling thief.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Thu 13 May 2010 - 17:02

Well, for me, when I take pictures of my warbands. I have more minis then allowed for a Warband just because I have painted more for the different variations in warriors, weapons, or equipment as my Warband goes and changes. And of course for specialty characters in a Warband, that are out of the ordinary. Examples are like my Skaven minis with a crossbow pistol, one with handgun, and another with Dwarf Axes. What Iím getting at is, you may only have 12 warriors in your band, but why not take a group picture of all 20 minis painted?
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Thu 13 May 2010 - 17:29

For campaigns, it is best to have several minis painted up that represent just one character as he progresses and gets better equipment and armor. I used two minis to represent my skaven leader. One when he started out, and them another with full armor. I also made some mounted and dismounted figures for another warband.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Thu 13 May 2010 - 22:53

franzyland wrote:
For campaigns, it is best to have several minis painted up that represent just one character as he progresses and gets better equipment and armor. I used two minis to represent my skaven leader. One when he started out, and them another with full armor. I also made some mounted and dismounted figures for another warband.

Yeah, painting the same mini twice (one mounted and one unmounted version) must be pretty much the most boring thing one can do with a mordheim miniature.

Besides that, all of the above speakers say it all: Minis may not be actual warband, but theya re all potential miniatures to use Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Fri 14 May 2010 - 2:28

I'm the same as everyone else; I aim to paint enough models for the maximum number of each type of warband member that I will ever need, even if that means I end up with more models than I can take at one time!

For Orcs and Goblins this is 20 Orcs (including 4 Heroes and a few exceptional-looking Boyz for "That Ladz Got Tallent"), 1 Troll, 1 Ogre Bodyguard, 1 Pit Fighter, 1 Warlock, 5 or 6 Goblins. I haven't done any Squigs for any of my Orc Warbands... yet.

Here's an example of extra models that you can't use all the time:

Mung-Qi was the Boss of my Cathayan-themed Orc Warband. He was killed in the "Bell, Book and Candle" campaign and I wanted to bring him back: in keeping with the Chinese-style background he was reincarnated as a Henchman and I painted a new model of him. When he eventually got LGT I stopped using the Orc Boy model and went back to the Boss model.

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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Fri 14 May 2010 - 10:01

I usually try to paint-up a couple of options. You never know how a champaign is going to pan out so it's good to have options. Nothing is more annoying then getting another henchmen, and then being like... ok what model should I use?

Like with my Lizardmen I had quite a few skinks with different options. So that way if some of my guys died, or if I wanted to swap their weapons choice I could.

My Orc warband I had a few options so that if I decided to have a group of bowmen I could, or if I wanted Spearmen I could have them as well.

Right now I am putting together my Marauders and I am making a couple options so that they are more WYSIWYG. I have to say that WYSIWYG can be a little annoying when you know that you don't have enough to buy a bow for everyone, but next game you will, so should you add the bow now? or wait? or make two guys one with and one w/out?
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Fri 14 May 2010 - 16:21

Mung-Qi looks wicked in both carnations.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Sat 15 May 2010 - 15:00

SiliconSicilian wrote:
Mung-Qi looks wicked in both carnations.

There's actually 3 versions as I got one too muahahahahar
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Sun 16 May 2010 - 4:29

We should do a group shot of all three Dave!
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the size of warbands in peoples' photos   Sun 16 May 2010 - 6:03

+1!
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