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Author Topic: "Songs of Blades ..."-backlog challenge, update: new gang, 24.04.  (Read 17707 times)
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« on: April 09, 2010, 12:38:08 PM »

This thread started as my own little project. But since so many cool ideas and warband-pics entered, I give it a try and start an open challenge here. So please feel free to post your own warbands.

I ve started this little project a little time ago...
Some of the joys of "Songs..." is that you can mix all creatures, monsters and heroes in a warband as you think it may fit. I wanted a more themed approach to my games.

I searched my leadmonutain and found some nice greeks... and started my first ancient-fantasy warband.

After a little playing around with the idea I came to my project-rules or guidelines (some more may follow)
-only miniatures from the leadmountain may be used, no new buying
-as little "GW-feeling" as possible
-find narrative gangs with a cool story
Edit: new rules, 15.04.:
-mix ranges wherever you can: it's not cool to do a gang out of the box (a helldorado Sarrasins-starter box may include superbe miniatures, but its dull to make a pure Sarrasins-gang out of it)...
-make the gangs too big: include spare models for variety and gimmicks for scenarioplay.
Edit: 25.04.:
-repaints are allowed: I ve a lot of half painted/old painted miniatures laying around, which I can't use in any rulesystem I usualy pay. Want to put them in good use again... Wink

okay, here is my first gang, the greeks:
...sorry for the quality of the pictures...





The mino and the centaurus are from my old RPG-times the hoplites are from a never started greek WAB-army. The hoplites shields are handpainted or old marauder ones I found in the pile...

Next are my conan-like barbarians. Cool old Copplestone miniatures wich I had for years in my lead mountain...
The big gry on is a kind of half-god or werebeast, don't know yet.







The first two gangs are perhaps to big to use completely in a standard SoBH game. But I have some variety and perhaps can use them for other systems...
The next gang is rather small though...
it's the elemental-Gang, consiting of the four elmentals and a summoner/scolar-type...



I had three cool elemnetals but could not find any suitable fire elemental in my leadmountain.
At last I used a WH-flamer deamon... Roll Eyes



Another gang came to my mind when I stumled across a big spider from LotR: the cult of the spider.
There are two spies, a few little spiders, a big fighting spider, a champion and "the mother" herself...



The latest gang in my arsenal are saxons for "Songs of Arthur and Merlin"





I had these cool GW-figures in my pile for quite some time, never know how to use them: too heroic for historical, too thin for WH-Fantasy...
I added two fantasy elements to the gang: a dwarf and a giant, just in case... Wink





...next on the list are some fantasy arthurians (high mediaeval) inspired by the Excalibur film...

...greetings from the mountain of lead,
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 01:43:57 PM »

Very nice! I like the Greek warband the most. Looking forward to seeing more.

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 02:04:29 PM »

These look nice. It's interesting to see how LotR GW miniatures fit in there.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 02:09:28 PM »

All that from sorting through your lead mountain? Darn man, I bet its big enough to have its own micro climate, the lead mountain that is.

They all have very nice themes and looks to them, perhaps give us an idea of what stats you plan on giving them?
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 02:45:43 PM »

Very nice, Don

Where are the other elementals from?
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010, 03:17:08 PM »

Elementals are from...
earth: Confrontation
fire: GW flamer deamon
water: WotC, D&D 3rd edition RPG
air: helldorado Sarrasins

...thanks for your nice comments!

@YPU
Its not that big... Wink
Just the 1000 minis everyone collects over the years... Cheesy

@stats
I am not sure at the moment: greeks as heavy inf. or medium etc.
The elements need a reconstruction, as I want them all at the same pointlevel. In the book they are quite differrent pointwise, and not at 300p together.

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 03:42:50 PM »



That is a great set of warbands.  I am totally with you with regard to keeping the warbands themed in some way.  If they arent themeds in some way then the whole exercise can become a dull min/max-ing exercise.

One of the very good things about SoBH is how it can make you look at your old miniatures in a new light.  I painted up Elves and Lizardmen that I had had for years last year, all to play SoBH with.

Nice work Smiley



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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 04:57:12 PM »

All brilliant stuff - really like the Greeks and the Spider Cult!

Made a little Citadel Norse warband meself - now looking out for a pet dragon for them (picked up on one of their saga holidays no doubt!  Wink) so totally with you on adding a nice monster with each band! Putting a little back story with each group is half the fun and it can develop as you play!
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010, 05:01:18 PM »

Wow, all great stuff. Its really super how you could cull the archives and come up with these great warbands. And of course they are well painted.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010, 07:08:36 PM »

Nice thread with some great minis and ideas.

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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 04:28:08 PM »

Lovely set of miniatures. This is the way fantasy gaming *should* be at 28mm.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2010, 07:57:09 PM »

This is the way fantasy gaming *should* be at 28mm.  Smiley

Fantasy wargaming is like that at 28mm. It's just the hobby of warhammer that isn't!  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2010, 11:32:11 PM »

Laugh, I'd put that down to ignorance, but I imagine you're joking.  Grin

I'm looking forward to AA's new Darkestorme fantasy skirmish book. I have ordered it for salute and I'm wondering what it's like compared with SOBAH...
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2010, 11:37:18 PM »

We're stealing this idea! Can't wait to go home and poke through my own backlog for some warbands!
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2010, 12:08:28 AM »

We're stealing this idea! Can't wait to go home and poke through my own backlog for some warbands!

Same here! All those Celtos barbarians and Sons of Kronos just got a new lease on life! Been wondering how to do my Slaine/Tain game, and get the right feel. May have just found it!
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