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threemcs
post May 24 2011, 07:31 PM
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For ages I have been looking at alternative miniatures to use in this fair game of ours. Whilst I like the GW models, I get tired of seeing 'stock' armies just rolling off the production line; I like to see heavily converted armies or armies from alternative ranges.
Warlord Games make some awesome ancients plastics, and whilst they're not as well detailed as the GW models, they're much better value for money. Besides, in a horde you don't really look at the minute details. Their celt models were pretty cool, and I came up with an army theme that uses them.
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I decided to use them to make a (completely anarchronistic) army of celts with all the things you'd expect to see in a tacky scottish-themed pub (if such a thing existed). Think kilts, tartan and bagpipes- known as Tartanry. Being (at some point) of scottish anscestry, I decided to try and work my family tartan and arms into the army design.
The arms are shown:
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I'll be putting the tower on top of my standard poles.
The tartan (as best as I can remember and find on google images) looks a bit like Royal Stewart but with more blue. At least that's how it looks to my eyes untrained in the intricacies of tartan weaving.
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Unfortunately, with apparent disrespect to my anscestors, I decided that red, green and yellow would look more striking, so I'm going with that for now.

The army is going to be a Warriors of Chaos army, featuring two hordes of marauders (based on the WF celts, with sculpted kilts). The army will be backed up by a bunch of chariots, dogs and two warshrines. I'm only using minimal casters and minimal armour (for theme, really). It's loosly following what I can find on historical celtic warfare, but I know there are plenty of errors, both visually and in terms of military funtioning. Please, any historical wargamers out there, I know it's not accurate. It doesn't need correcting. It is first and foremost a fantasy army, inspired by roughly historical ideas.

I'll get some photos up when I can.

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post May 24 2011, 08:18 PM
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Nice one. Looking forward to following your progress.


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post May 24 2011, 08:31 PM
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I have had a similar idea using the same miniatures from Warlord games (but without the kilts/tartan).

I was going to us the Druids as my Spellcasters.

Great idea! I really look forward to seeing it completed.

You will love Warlord Games Figures. They are very nice smile.gif

I also have a pile of Warlord Games Early Imperial Romans I am tempted to use to make an Empire Army.

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post May 26 2011, 12:48 PM
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As my user name suggests, i will show an interest in how you go.

I believe buying tartan paint is pretty expensive lol


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post Jun 23 2011, 10:17 PM
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Ok, finally, an update! I had my head down to get the first part of this army (1500 pts) ready for ConVic on 2nd/3rd July. I put together a list that I thought I could manage, but had it KBed fro being too hard! So I've decided to go with an old army and keep this one on the burner.
On the plus side, I'll be able to take more time on these guys. That, and I can get some photos up!
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One unit of 50 nearly complete!

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Command. You can almost make out the pipes muso.

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Shows the frozen lake effect I'm trying to achieve in the middle. Hopefully will look better when it's all completed.

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Warhounds (handler counts at the 5th).

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Marauder Cav. You can see an (unplainted) set of pipes here.

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Chariot. One of many! I clearly do not understand chariot anatomy; the reins are attached to the yoke instead of the bit.

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One of the warshrines. Don't ask how they get it from battle to battle or, indeed, move it during the battle.

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My lord. Currently on his foot base, but made so that he can be slotted onto a chario. Like all the characters will.

Lots of WIP so far, but you get the idea. I should have it dont within the month I think.


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post Jun 23 2011, 11:18 PM
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I would say you are off to a great start!

Inspiring stuff to be sure. The bagpipe conversions are good as are the kilts and basing.

Maybe you could model the war shrines with the stones magically levitating to show movement?

I really like the Lord conversion!

Have you watched "Centurion" or "The Eagle" yet?

Keep posting your work. It has been worth the wait.

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Good on you for having courage to do what I could not bring myself to do (As I have a horde of models already for WHFB)!


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post Jun 24 2011, 11:20 AM
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post Jun 24 2011, 12:58 PM
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For some reason I'm imagining the war shrine as a set of bagpipes SO LARGE they need to be maneouvred by wagon...

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post Jun 25 2011, 09:17 AM
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^^ haha lol.

Nice job with the models, they look great.
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post Jun 25 2011, 10:13 AM
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Looking good Matey!
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QUOTE(threemcs @ Jun 23 2011, 10:17 PM) *



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Chariot. One of many! I clearly do not understand chariot anatomy; the reins are attached to the yoke instead of the bit.


Been looking at pictures of Chariots for my own conversion. Looks like many have the reins running through the yolk and then to the bit, so just run one like that smile.gif


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post Jun 25 2011, 05:42 PM
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The warlord Celts are very cool!


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post Jun 26 2011, 02:00 PM
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post Sep 14 2011, 11:38 PM
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Any chance we can get a few more updates?

I really liked this log smile.gif


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post Sep 15 2011, 11:48 AM
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Would not want to be seeing those boys at a football game!!


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post Sep 16 2011, 07:09 PM
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yeah im using the zulu warriors from the same range as gnoblars. they look awesome for such cheap minatures. keep up the hard work.
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post Mar 28 2012, 07:19 PM
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Wow- I don't know what happened but I really dropped the ball on this log!
Apologies to all those who were watching!

HEre are some pictures of the finished army. Most people say they never finshi an army, but the concept is my favourite part of a force so I'm moving onto new things.

Here are the Marauder Celts. Photos are from Skabrad's Blog, The Land of Misfit Toys. Lots of good things to see there!

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Horde Command.
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Wider shot of the horde.
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One of two fast cav units. Apparently Brad and I failed to keep all the wang out of this shoot. Damn- it was all covered up in very other shot!
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Warshrines. Levitating stones. Thanks for the idea Fluffy!
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Three of the four warhound units.
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One of the generic chariots (left) and my mage (right). More wang- uh oh.
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The general rising up front on his chariot, (conveniently) obscuring view to another of the generic chariots.
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The BSB in his chariot, with another of the generic chariots off to the right. I really like the dude haning out the side there- a cool sculpt from Warlord! All I did was add a brass spear.

I ended up taking the army to Book of Grudges last year. A great event, and the army didnt' go too baly considering how lop-sided the build is (I was trying to let theme dictate build, not the other way around!).
I think I won 3 or 4 games form 6, but I took away Best Painted, which I was pretty pleased with.

I'll let you know if I do anything else for the army.
Thanks for coming back!


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post Mar 28 2012, 08:41 PM
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Great work mate!

Nicely converted and they look like a bunch of Northern Mad Men biggrin.gif


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Ancients: (Hail Caesar Rules) Celts, Romans - Early Imperial and Republican
Flames of War: British Paras, British Armoured LW, US Rifles, US Paras, US Armoured, Germans Panzergrenadiers
SAGA: Normans
Hordes: Circle

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post Mar 28 2012, 08:58 PM
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Epic stuff. Thankyou for sharing. Is great to see the finished product.


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