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PostSubject: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 13:33

Hey there
Just popped in to say hi from the, soon the be, snowridden depths of Sweden.
Going to start up my old Reiklander mercenary band so i thought id come here for some help and ideas.
Most of the old band got cleaned away by an old girlfriend so i pretty much only have 1 champion and some henchmen bitz left.
Thinking about getting the Empire witch hunter model for either my captain or second champion, that model is just awesome. How does this match fluff-wise?
And some state troopers and huntsmen for henchies?
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 20:50

Welcome to the forum!

Glad you have a project lined up for those long winter nights. Very Happy

As for using the Witch Hunter model for a Reiklander, I;ve seen others paint him up as part of their warband and it looks great. We only have GW's word that the model is a Witch Hunter, he doesn't look like one to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 22:24

Thanks!
My thoughts exactly!
Is it still useless with two-handers? Never really thought that extra S paid off against the extra A's..
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Tue 23 Oct 2012 - 5:45

Sorry to hear about the snow (hate the stuff) & the loss of your Reiklanders to the Clean Freak Lady. That aside, WELCOME to Fearless Leader Tom's Sleep Yet Often Inspirational/Informative Mordheim Forum. Have a FUN stay! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Tue 23 Oct 2012 - 14:54

Thank you kindly Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Wed 24 Oct 2012 - 10:10

welcome back to the game and welcome to the forum!

as to the two hander, I do think they have a use now and again to make sure you take out guys and also it helps IMHO on a hero to dispatch the guy who is on the ground.... strike last after the other heroes/henchmen knocked them down means you give your hero the kill.
Also a lot has to do with if you use house rules making armour better (extra strength then is good) or if you nerf dual wealding. Both make the 2 hander more valuable.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Wed 24 Oct 2012 - 14:21

Thanks Pervavita!
Yeah i see your point. Im not actually sure what rules we're playing by yet, its my brother and some guys who's setting up a new campaign so i guess ill just have to wait and see.
Might just mini-magnet the arm/hand sockets for replaceable weaponry on my heroes..
Well hopefully ima stop being ill so i can get my hands on some new paint, all but the red ones has dried up Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Wed 24 Oct 2012 - 15:20

NP.
Odds are good for no house rules if they haven't been playing in some time or are new/introducing new players just to get everyone into the swing of the game.

as to your paints, have you tried adding water? If not then try that.
if that doesn't work/you have already then I recomend going with another paint providor then GW as there new pots suck and are over priced for the amount of paint in them compared to other paint providors.
Reaper and Valajho (SP... sorry I have no clue on the spelling of this one) are both better in quantity of paint to price... quality is the same or better as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Thu 25 Oct 2012 - 4:27

Haha yeah exactly my oldest bottles, that ones with the vacuum top are still fresh the others are stone dry. Nope, no luck with water and i don't dare use something stronger because i tend to put my brushes in my mouth from time to time.. Razz
Thanks for the advice, my little non-GW shop has got Vallejo (i think thats the right spelling) merchandise so ill try them first.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Wed 31 Oct 2012 - 12:17

The new empire miniatures are really great! affraid (well, new for me atleast)
Got me some huntsmen, for marksmen and i think im going to make 2 or 3 of them as my "start of the campaign" swordsmen.
One box of state troopers for later game swordies and what not and the really great witch hunter mini to use as either captain or champion, havent decided yet..
But i need some help with the colour template (right word?), im sure of using red as the "main colour" but the second uniform colour is my issue.. Should i go for blue or black? And then white for smaller uniform areas and shirts.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Wed 31 Oct 2012 - 21:19

There are lots of painting guides to Empire troops on the web. Unless you are trying to follow one of the established province color schemes its really up to your personal taste. Red and blue, for example, are the uniform colors for Altdorf, while red and black are featured in the former province of Sylvania and the city-state of Carroburg.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Thu 1 Nov 2012 - 0:16

Thank you Von Kurst, Im really no good at all on the W:fantasy fluff..
Shading and highlighting black has never really been my forté (spelling?) so i think ill have a go with blue and see how it looks. Altdorf you say.. Well that sounds like a decent region for the warband.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Thu 1 Nov 2012 - 3:40

Hey 9forsgren! Altdorf is the capital of Reikland; SO you'd get the Reiklander +1WS & +1 LD...not bad. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Thu 1 Nov 2012 - 4:01

DeafNala: Isn't it +1BS marksmen and swordies get the expert swordsmen?
Anyways the goldfish that i am i forgot to buy blues and black, so hopefully ill be able to pop by the shop on my way home and have youngblood ready during the weekend for some colour feedback/advice Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Thu 1 Nov 2012 - 4:13

Thanks...I messed up. It is +1BS not +1WS & they get to use the Captain's LD when within 12" rather than the normal 6"...now you know why I rarely comment on rules. clown
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Thu 1 Nov 2012 - 4:30

Haha well im not that wellinformed either, thats one of about three things i know Razz
Ooh really? That increased radius could prove to be pretty darn useful!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Thu 1 Nov 2012 - 4:42

I looked it up on www.mordheimer.com . My experience with Mordheim Rules is as a solo game; SO there's a certain flexibility to my interpretations...never get any argument from the other players. clown
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Fri 2 Nov 2012 - 11:33

Haha thats nice, well i wouldn't be able to.. Id only start arguing and bickering with myself Razz
You're gonna have to wait a while to help me out with the colours, forgot that Gamex was in town this week so been to nerdland/heaven in daytime..
Nintendo had some interesting ideas tho, hilarious boothMOMS being the most ground breaking Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Fri 7 Dec 2012 - 2:10

Hey guys, do you have any good tips of mounting or clamping your mini, so that its steady for painting?
Got myself some weird inflamation (is that the word? inflamed maybe) in my shoulder that makes my hands shake like an old man so any help is appreciated! Smile
Tried with soft "rubber putty" but it loosens to easily when tipped upside down..
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Fri 7 Dec 2012 - 5:56

I do my scenic work with plumber's epoxy (similar to Milliput); then, before it dries, I glue the mini to the base...it's less messy for me that way. What a Face

A way to deal with the shakes while they last is to rest both elbows on your knees. Press your painting hand against the one holding the mini. This is how an old friend of mine dealt with painting & Parkimson's.
If you post your modeling & painting questions in that section of the Forum, you will get more replies than you will here. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Fri 7 Dec 2012 - 9:06

Deafnala does much like I do to stabalize when painting. only difrence is I plant my elbos on the table as I don't like my back slouched so much.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Sun 9 Dec 2012 - 23:34

Okey cheers! Yeah ill do that in the future, just didnt want to take up to much space.
I found an old contraption for making flies for fishing, like some kind of small rotateable vice that works like a charm Very Happy
Deafnala: do you base your minis before you paint? I find it hard to reach some places when i do so i usually paint everything except the boots before slapping it on.
Anyways, pretty much finished with the first mini now that i can paint again so ill post a pic as soon as i find my camera..
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Mon 10 Dec 2012 - 6:13

Hey 9forsgren!
Most of my pieces are mounted & then painted. For the more difficult ones or ones that will be difficult to reach once mounted, I paint first: I remove the cast on bases or tabs & replace them with a pin (I do this on all my minis). I attach the mini to an X-Acto style knife handle by the pin for painting. Once done, I mount it on the base...I usually paint the base first & have the hole for the mounting pin positioned before painting either mini or base.
I hope that made sense to you. clown
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Tue 11 Dec 2012 - 16:43

Yeah okey! I think ill keep painting a lot before basing, im not really on your skill level.
If you want you could check out some of my work in progress and maybe give me a few more tips Smile
(That is if i actually manage to upload these pictures)
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the snowy slopes of Sweden   Tue 11 Dec 2012 - 16:56

I will leave comments, compliments, & encouragement on anything you'd care to post...you have my word on it.
As far as quality is concerned here at Tom's, I'm happy to say, we are a Fellowship; you'll get commentary that will encourage you to improve without being highly critical. The only one you are competing with is yourself. SO just enjoy the painting & post without fear.
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