Warhammer AoS – Bastian Carthalos is Complete!

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  1. Your Stormcast is far better than you see in Heavy Metal in my opinion Jeff, and you should be proud of what you have achieved, sounds like a good idea not to take on another display for a bit, and enjoy painting your gaming mini’s for a while.
    The trials of a miniature gamer, do I get this next, or should I look over there, I think we all suffer from that one from time to time ! LOL Whichever direction you decide to go in, I know it will be impressive when you start adding paint.

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    1. Thank you, Dave! I am definitely proud of this one and I think it is probably my best work yet (which is always nice to say!). I will say that its always a good problem to have when you have multiple projects you’re interested in and both of them are very likely to be fun!

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  2. Your time and effort paid off mate, that figure looks epic. Truly impressive!

    As for Broken Legions, I am aware of the game but do not know much about it. Victrix on the other hand I am very familiar with and I think their plastic multi-part 28mm classical lines are among the very best, especially the newer stuff. That said I can see where the expense might be an issue.

    Send me an email if you want to discuss me sending over a couple of Germanic sprues as a bit of a thank you for your help over the last year.

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    1. Thank you, mate! Its really great to hear people like the final mini after quite a bit of work πŸ™‚

      Broken Legions came out a little while ago and has very little hype or buzz around it since then. It isn’t particularly revolutionary with the rules and it is somewhat limited because it is one of the Osprey books that has a relatively low page count. With that said, there aren’t many options for Roman skirmish games so that immediately makes it a winner in my book.

      I sent you an email and feel free to delete this comment (or I can do it, if you’re not able) so that the whole world can’t see your email. I don’t want you getting a bunch of spam as a result of your generosity!

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      1. I have edited it out of your comment so hopefully that helps. I had no idea that I can edit anyone’s comments however I want. It is a good thing none of us are power hungry!

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  3. It’s a shame you couldn’t have entered it, it’s so well done! I think my favorite part is his face.

    I’m glad I mostly had what I needed for Broken Legions, buying the monsters I want is being costly in itself. Seems like everything I look at that I like is UK based and shipping is a bear. End up looking on Ebay to see if I can find it there.

    The Savage Core figures look promising and can’t go wrong with Lost World pulp scenarios.

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      1. Found a minotaur from WizKids that I ended up getting. Just seems like the UK has the best fantasy and historic figures that tempt me.

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      2. Agreed, they really do have a leg up on us here. Especially when it comes to historical minis. There seem to be a lot of metal mini manufacturers going strong in the UK too, I’ve noticed.

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      3. I took a look at the sculpts and these are really nice. I think they might be the best option for Bret and I so thank you for mentioning them, mate! Foundry makes quite a bit of mythological minis but they’re too small I think to scale with modern minis like Victrix. I think Foundry might be a bit expensive to get in the US as well though I haven’t seriously investigated that yet either.

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    1. It would have been nice to enter, though unfortunately, I don’t think it would have brought home any hardware. Maybe next year, I can get fired up to paint something LOTR. I would like to be able to do that, if I can.

      You’re much further along than me with Broken Legions so I’ll be curious to see what you think of the game. I’m glad you’re finding some options too. Our friend Grumpy Gnome gave a good idea with Reaper Bones. There’s quite a bit in that one particular line/release that could be useful for us. I’m not entirely sure if it is out or when it comes out but I’ll be keeping my eye out for it.

      I think Savage Core is still winning out right now and I will be placing my order for some later tonight!

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      1. If ahead you mean spending money on monsters and adding to the unpainted pile, then sure, I’m further ahead.

        I feel that I need to make some cheat sheets to go along with what I’m planning to play, the rule book being small seems disjointed in finding particulars of character play aspects.

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      2. Well you’re ahead me on unpainted monsters but also, you have Romans and Barbarians painted if I remember correctly and I have a grand total of zero minis for this period so I’ve got a long ways to go.

        I totally agree on cheat sheets for the game. I was wanting to come up with something exactly like that to help make the rules easy to remember, especially with all of the various special rules units might have. There is a very small Facebook group for Broken Legions. I’ll try and check and see if anybody has made stuff like that for the game and made it available there. That would save us a bit of time, if so.

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      3. A quick morning follow-up, I can not find a Quick Reference Sheet in the FB group. There are mentions of it when I do a search but it is the first group I’ve seen that doesn’t have a files section enabled so that is puzzling and disappointing. There are roster sheets for the game available on Osprey’s website if you do some digging there. It sounds like we’ll have to make our own cheat sheets for this game, for better and worse!

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  4. I agree completely with Dave Stone in preferring your mini to a Heavy Metal version. πŸ™‚ Really does look excellent and the base complements the figure very nicely indeed! And it’s nice to see Hellboy again! I like the sound of both of your future gaming options actually so I’ll be interested to see which way you jump!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words as always, John! πŸ™‚ If you enjoyed seeing Hellboy this week, then get ready for next weekend where I have another version of him to show off! I’m glad to hear you like both gaming directions and I suppose that in a certain light, they’re both historicals as well πŸ˜€

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  5. He looks incredible, matey, and you should be very proud of the work and effort you put into painting him as it’s totally paid off. The base is wonderful, really subtle highlighting and shading that brings a sense of realism. Excellent work!

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    1. Thank you, Matt! Its been great having your support on this project as I didn’t want to let you down with this Stormcast, especially since you’re painting more and more GW yourself these days πŸ™‚

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  6. Badass space marine looks badass so you certainly have a great looking miniature there and should be shown off here and everywhere.

    I haven’t heard of Broken Legions but you know I love Clash of Spears. So that’s obviously the way you want to go. πŸ˜€
    But yeah, it’s a wargamer dilemma on what genre to invest our time and money in next. If I’m starting something totally new a big factor is how long will it take to get playable.

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    1. You gave me a chuckle by calling it a space marine. This is actually a fantasy Warhammer mini but I like to call them fantasy space marines because that’s basically what they are no matter how GW dresses them up πŸ™‚

      Broken Legions wouldn’t work with your Dark Ages stuff, but if you ever join the light side of the force and go Roman, you could give it a go. Greeks or Egyptians are welcome too! You even get to throw in a minotaur or centaur in your games if you want! I am convinced that Clash of Spears could be a great way to play the Roman setting so I hope to get there eventually. Its going to take plenty of time and painting though. I figure I win with either option because it gives me a chance to repurpose a lot of the old LOTR terrain I made and haven’t used in several years now. Except for those crop fields which I still think will make their way to you one of these days πŸ™‚

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  7. Can’t comment on your last update, so doing with a new comment.

    Thanks for the update, I will probably do some “Xerox art” with the roster and add particulars under the characters.

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    1. I had the same problem responding to Rick earlier today so no worries. You’re welcome and you’ll have to show me what you come up with when you get around to it. I think that a blog called Mapper’s Marvelous Miniatures and Terrain should be in your future as well πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! Badger Games is the exact source I was talking about in this update so you’re spot on! πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, they have no Roman shield transfers in stock currently but hopefully they will restock them down the road.

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  8. The end result was well worth the effort, Jeff, he looks superb.
    I never appreciated just how big he was, thanks for size comparison.
    It’s been a fun and interesting experience following your progress through this one and it will be interesting to see what you turn to next, when you decide to return to display painting that is.πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Justin! I really didn’t appreciate the size either until I get to the end and then the time I spent painting it started to make sense! I have several display projects on my mind so I doubt I’ll be able to get away from it for long πŸ™‚

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  9. Both Hellboy and the Sigmarite look amazing. Great red skin and there is so much to take in with the Sigmarite. The mask really draws me in. Must be the cool colour contrast to the rest of the mini. Really nice celestial look.

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