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Old Worlder Ally Contingent

In the recent attack on Three Oaks, the human settlement was defended by the Dwarves. Where were the human defenders? Due to this I decided to start to work on an Old Worlder Ally Contingent.

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The first part of this will be a unit of halberdiers.

What is now called "An der Fähre" (At the Ferry) started out as the
cottage of Karl Ruderer, who operated a small ferry business at an
infrequently used travel route.
When more and more merchants started to use this route, soon
small queues started to build on both sides of the river, which soon let to
inns being opened; shortly thereafter smiths settled there, food was needed
so some farmers joined... and very quickly a
village formed - named after the place it is situated at - the ferry.

The Bürgermeister soon was forced to spend money on a permanent village
guard, as drunkards needed to be arrested, disputes between merchants needed
to be deescalated (especially when the merchants employed caravan guards) and
raids by bandits needed to be stopped.

The core of the village guard is a company of halberdiers.


The miniatures I ordered from [Mirliton](http://www.mirliton.it "Mirliton"), one pack of each of their halberdiers (I, II, III and command group) from their fantasy human range. They delivered very quickly, great service!

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The miniatures are very nice. They have crisp detail, are very varied in details but still look like one type of troop, and no pack has duplicates. Especially the variety in equipment is very fitting in my opinion, as in medieval type times there was no real uniformity, as basically very piece of equipment was manufactures as a one of a kind due to lack of industrialised manufacturing. The mold lines are very small, even the ones going over the chainmail are easily removed.

The only complaint I have about them is the basing. No bases are supplied with them (which is fine, as depending on which game their customers want to use the models for they would need round, square 25mm, square 20mm, hex, ... bases), instead they have quite thick integral bases. When glued to the 20mm bases usually used for Warhammer humans, the integral base basically doubles the base height - so I have to cut them down. This is not difficult but tedious work.

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The first 5 models have the mold lines removed but are not yet glued to the bases - this I will only do when all minis are ready, so I can rank them up in the formation I will most often use them, 5 wide and 4 deep.

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I did not pay enough attention when buying the models. On the one hand the command group only includes 4 models, so my unit is not 20 strong but only 19; on the other hand it includes two leader type models and no halberdier, so I have an extra hero (back row with the plumed helmet) but only an 18 strong unit.

Models ranked up and glued to bases.

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Here you can see how I marked the position of the models.

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Bases covered with plaster to hide the integral bases.

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Bases covered in sand.

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I basecoated the models with my airbrush and Vallejo surface primer black 28.012.

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The first colour I applied to the chainmail some of the miniatures are wearing with... 72.053 Chainmail Silver... what else...

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After that, I painted the studded leather armour with 70.822 German Camo Black Brown. Yes, there is really not only black and silver on the miniatures in the following picture:

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I painted the quilted armour in three different shades of light brown / khaki.

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The plate armour, helmets, bucklers, hellebarde blades etc. were painted in steel. I used the Vallejo air colour, which has a very nice consistency.

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Now I am thinking on the unit's/village colours and the emblem. I want the emblem to show water and the ferry.

Something like

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My problem now is that I cannot think of anything that shouts ferry and at the same time is easy to paint...

Here are several examples of ships on an emblem, but they look to much like sea faring vessels, not like small river crossing ones.

This one Image I like very much, but I don't see me painting the two guys freehand on tunics...


Do you have any ideas/suggestions?

Thank you very much.
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Post Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:15 am

Re: Old Worlder Ally Contingent

They loo good. How do they scale with old citadel stuff? They look a bit similar to the Moon Duke in style.
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Post Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:18 am

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I suggest on the free-hand - work, try drafting pens -indian ink, practice on paper, to get the size and shape you want & then once you've painted the background colours, apply the design to the shield, flag etc. and colour-in the sections you want, don't worry about going over the edges, once you've got the jist of what you're looking for, go back over with the pen to tidy the edges.

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Post Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:39 am

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Their gunna look ace when your finished!
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Post Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:57 pm

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This looks very promising indeed, a proper job in the hobby craft!

The Coat of Arms for Helsinki could be a good reference?

http://www.asisbiz.com/images/COA-Helsinki.jpg

Looking forward to seeing the progression of this one :D

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Post Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:00 pm

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I say put the pig on the boat and forget the two guys...perfection!

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Post Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:33 pm

Re: Old Worlder Ally Contingent

weismonsters wrote:They loo good. How do they scale with old citadel stuff? They look a bit similar to the Moon Duke in style.


As requested, here are some comparison pictures with older Citadel miniatures.

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I continued to work on the models, painting the wood, leather and woolen hoods. I still tried to use non-colours, only browns and beiges, etc. The real colours will only come with the clothing and coat of arms.

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Golgfag1 wrote:I suggest on the free-hand - work[...]


Ok, I will give it a try, but am not very confident... let's see...



Blue in VT wrote:I say put the pig on the boat and forget the two guys...perfection!


This would certainly look good, but I am not sure that the pig is that much easier to paint... But I will give it a try as well!





Fimm McCool wrote:They look really great! For future reference, these are available: http://www.hfminis.co.uk and there are plastic ones as well, but can't remember who from. :)


Dude... couldn't you have posted this some days ago...? Would have saved me a lot of cutting... ;-) I will definitely consider these next time.
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Post Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:02 pm

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The miniatures are done except the bases and the coat of arms/banners. I am still tinkering with them...

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