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Fantasy Empire army for Orctober

Posted by PhilC on 04 Oct 2020, 18:27

Hi guys! As written in a post related to Orctober (see here: http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24014&p=262773#p262773), I have begun to paint an Empire army (as named in Warhammer Fantasy Battle) that should try to save the Old world from the innumerable green hordes of Orcs.

Of course the Empire needs reinforcement, so please feel free to add pictures of your own troops (XBriX, don't leave me alone against those monsters :mrgreen: ) !!

Following (very loosely) the HOTT rules, I need 12 elements of figures. I chose an army list for which I need 41 figures. Here you are the first ones:

Longswords:
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Halberdiers:
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And an Arquebusier:
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More explanations about the Empire, the challenge, and more pictures here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/10/orctober-challenge-painting-172-empire.html
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Posted by carlosfaro on 04 Oct 2020, 21:12

Great Warhammer imperials!!
I do not recognize colour scheme..are they an actual "regional troop" of that land or invented by you??
Well, as human soldiers are few and desperarate, we Must think about ant help on them...
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Posted by Peter on 04 Oct 2020, 21:58

I hoped to see some mummies! :mrgreen:

Just joking! That are some great painted figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by PhilC on 05 Oct 2020, 12:07

Peter wrote:I hoped to see some mummies! :mrgreen:

Just joking!


Hum Peter, we agreed on October 13th, 2019 (it was a nice sunday afternoon), that YOU would show your mummies on display FIRST, and I have at least 4 witnesses ready to swear that I am true :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Posted by Peter on 06 Oct 2020, 15:08

PhilC wrote:
Hum Peter, we agreed on October 13th, 2019 (it was a nice sunday afternoon), that YOU would show your mummies on display FIRST, and I have at least 4 witnesses ready to swear that I am true :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

And I still don't have them! :(
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Posted by Michael Robert on 08 Oct 2020, 21:38

Warhammer or not Warhammer...
To me these are Swiss Landsknechte. Why can the Swiss survive in the mountains? Because they are great Orc slayers
Beautifully painted figures anyway

Bravo, et encore une
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 10 Oct 2020, 13:54

Wow, PhilC, you’ve done a fantastic paintjob on those Landsknecht figures, they’re beautifully painted with a rich colour scheme. Awesome! :love:

My best congratulations. :thumbup:

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Posted by carlosfaro on 11 Oct 2020, 18:19

Phil, I heard your call!
Here my urgent reinforcements!!!

I am so Sorry, i got only two men: one on foot and one MOUNTED ;)

Hope they can help!

More details at http://sceavusall172.blogspot.com/

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Posted by PhilC on 11 Oct 2020, 18:26

Thank you all for your kind comments, and thank you Carlosfaro for the reinforcements, so impressive! Where did you find this hippogrif ? I recognized the foot soldier, I've planned to paint an element of four of these arquebusiers as mercenaries.

I also have a few more men to show.
More halberdiers:
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and a fanatic (equivalent to Warhammer flagellants):
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More pictures, explanations and work progress here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/10/orctober-challenge-episode-2-more.html
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Posted by PhilC on 13 Oct 2020, 20:01

Good evening gentlemen.
Next unit, the artillery gun and crew:

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More pictures, and work progress here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/10/orctober-challenge-episode-3-artillery.html
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Posted by Peter on 13 Oct 2020, 21:53

Excellent! :shock: :thumbup:
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Posted by Wiking on 14 Oct 2020, 03:48

You put the color in a great combination on the heros in you pictures.
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Posted by OwenChpw on 15 Oct 2020, 00:33

This takes me back to third grade, and my first Warhammer Fantasy box set for 6th edition. Ah those were the days.
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Posted by PhilC on 18 Oct 2020, 21:23

Good evening! A new update in my project - at last, I only have 13 days left before the end of the month to fulfill the Orctober challenge ;-)

This time, I can show you the first element of knights, made with 15th century french knights from Miniart:
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I also finished the fanatics element - figures from various manufacturers, just guess :mrgreen: :
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And a preview of the two fire wizards I'm working on:
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Hope you're not fed up with the Empire :mrgreen:

Oh, I almost forgot: more pictures and work progress here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/10/orctober-challenge-episode-4-knights.html
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Posted by Wiking on 18 Oct 2020, 21:43

Fantastic painted knights as the foot supporters with her bloody metal.
And the Man In Black are with the force.
:yeah:
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 19 Oct 2020, 00:23

Wonderful work!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by MABO on 20 Oct 2020, 08:30

Interesting figures you have created here. I will follow this with great interest.
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Posted by PhilC on 26 Oct 2020, 18:08

Thank you for your kind comments, gentlemen!
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, only 5 days before the end of the month, and the paintjob is not very close to the end.

This time, an element of Arquebusiers from Talabecland province:
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Next, the test shot for the mecenary Arquebusiers unit:
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And the FFFW (first finished fire wizard :mrgreen: ):
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What do you think of them ?
More to read and look at in Orctober challenge episode 5: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2020/10/orctober-challenge-episode-5-fire-power.html
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 26 Oct 2020, 19:37

I think they look spot on. It's a good idea to use the old Empire sourcebook, (and it saves having to dream up countless individual colour schemes for landesknechts) and these figures work really well with it. Love your work.
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Posted by Brok_Santatusca on 27 Oct 2020, 12:57

awesome wizards :D
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