Monday, 31 March 2014

Gallery: Araby

This post will be dedicated to my personal Araby collection, hopefully giving you players some inspiration and ideas for your own army. If you would like your own models to be showcased, feel free to send me an email with links to your models and you will also have your own entry in the site's gallery section.

The Colour scheme is based on the Egyptians from Medieval II: Total War, as well as Hell Dorado. I originally painted them red and black like GW's Warmaster army, but found the colour scheme rather dull, so opted for lighter colours instead.


Army shot 1

Army shot 2

Characters (mix of Hell Dorado, Reaper, Dark Sword, LotR, Gripping Beast)

Janissaries (Assault Group)

Mamelukes (front unit from Footsore, back unit from Black Tree)

Roc, Basilica Cannon, Corsair (Reaper, Assault Group, Black Tree)

War Elephant, Vizier and Sheik on Flying Carpet, Bladedancers (Vendel, Black Tree, Hell Dorado, Reaper)

Swordsmen with Imam and Dibbukim (Black Tree, Gripping Beast, Hell Dorado)

Spearmen with Imam and Dibbukim (Black Tree, Reaper, Hell Dorado)

Sultan's Guard with Sultan (Black Tree, Perry, Hell Dorado)

Bowmen (Black Tree)

Desert Riders with spears (Black Tree)

Desert Riders with bows (Black Tree). Nomad Hunters in the back (Hell Dorado).

Camel Riders (Black Tree)

Flying Carpet Riders (Black Tree)

Naffatun (Perry, Hell Dorado)

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Gallery: Dogs of War

This post will be dedicated to my personal DoW collection, hopefully giving you players some inspiration and ideas for your own army. If you would like your own models to be showcased, feel free to send me an email with links to your models and you will also have your own entry in the site's gallery section.

This post will be updated regularly with new photos as more of the army is completed, so I recommend checking in rather often if this interests you.

The colour scheme is a mixture of Venice and Milan during the Medieval Ages/Renaissance, similar to the official Marksmen of Miragliano. Originally started out with only burgundy and white with a golden serpent as the heraldry, but later opted for adding dark green to the trousers and changed the serpent into the Venetian lion. Might still go back and make a mixture of the two in photoshop and then print the banners out.

Ghazak Khan

Being the final DoW SC, I finally have the entire collection. Unfortunately his bow and quiver was missing when I bought it, so I replaced it with bits from the Goblin Wolf Riders kit instead. I'll probably add a proper back banner eventually.

Mercenary General

This is the classic Mercenary General released by GW in 1998. Did a lot of kitbashing to add more detail and made his horse rearing to make him look more important. And yes, his horse is in fact wearing armour on top of its armour.

Mercenary General

Reman Halfling General Maximus "the Great". Model from Hasslefree Miniatures.

Mercenary Captain

Rodrigo Delmonte, Captain of the Alcatani Fellowship. I did some kitbashing to make him look more like the book cover. I plan on adding a lion cloak later on to complete it.

Mercenary Captain

Female Mercenary Captain. In hindsight it was a bit of an unnecessary purchase since I have so many models to fill the same role already, but all the weapon details just screamed "mercenary" to me. Model from Reaper Miniatures

Mercenary Captain

Elven Mercenary Captain. Might use it as an extra champion for my Mercenary Elves in the future. Model from Reaper Miniatures

Hireling Wizard

Using the Lore of Metal, obviously. Model from Reaper Miniatures

Hireling Wizard/Truthsayer

From GW's Dark shadows campaign. Will be used as a Lore of Life Wizard, unless I play with Storm of Magic rules.

Hireling Wizard

A Tilean noble woman, or Lucrezzia Belladonna on foot. Model from Reaper Miniatures

Hireling Wizard

An Elven Mage wearing too little clothes. I blame the Tilean climate. Model from Reaper Miniatures

Hireling Wizard

Sorceress using the Lore of Fire, with a pet dragonling. Model from Reaper Miniatures

Assassin

Johann the Knife from Mordheim. I will probably be using a more Tilean Assassin in my games though, but it's a nice model nonetheless. Model from Citadel Miniatures.

Elf Ranger

Sneaking about the forest. Love this model. Nienna from Reaper Miniatures.

Norse Chieftain

"Smash puny Imperials!" Model from Reaper Miniatures 

Norse Chieftain

Flexing to impress the ladies. Model from Avatars of War

Crossbowmen

Basic crossbowmen from Perry Miniatures, equipped with pavises for extra protection.

Pit Fighters

Gladiators from Black Tree Design, a great mix between fantasy and historical.

Mercenary Dwarfs

Varangrian Dwarfs, decked in plate armour and wielding great axes. Gold Seeker on the far right. Models from Westwind Miniatures

 Curin's Cataphracts

One of the three RoR's I wrote after seeing the models. Super-heavy Dwarf Cavalry on barded warhorses. Models from Westwind Miniatures

Ballistae

Originally bought these as Scorpions, but they are a bit too large to really fit that role. Will use them as Ballistae instead as soon as I get some proper Scorpions to replace them. Models from Black Tree Design

Ribault

A really old model I picked up on eBay some years ago. The crew are old Empire crewmen, the Ribault itself I'm not so sure of.

Bronzino's Galloper Guns:

The Classics from the DoW range. Only thing that irks me is that I got 2 identical sets of crew

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Dogs of War 4.21 out now!

[Edited to sound less douchebagery] Due to some negative feedback from tournament players, we at DoW Online went back and re-did certain parts of the list to have a chance seeing the list allowed at more tournaments. Some important issues were brought up and have been fixed accordingly. What follows is a list of changes in 4.21:
  • Removed stacking of War Academy abilities like Rapid Deployment, make it 30 pts, general only.
  • Only 1 Merchant Prince may be included, including special characters.
  • Paymaster increased to 45 pts.
  • Paymaster "death-range" increased to 18" with a paychest. 
  • Nerf Lucrezzia Belladonna.
    Nerf/reword Stunning Beauty: "Any friendly Human unit within 8" of her rallies automatically during the Compulsory Movement phase."
    Nerf Phial of Poison: "Nominate D3 enemy characters at the beginning of the battle. Roll a D6 for each; a roll of 4 + means that the character has been poisoned and starts the battle with one Wound less than normal. "
    This keeps enemy characters from possibly getting killed outright.
    Nerf Potion of Pavona: "At the beginning of the battle, Lucrezzia may give the potion to any one character, unit Champion, or take it herself. Roll a D3..." 
  • Staff of Fickle Fortune: 3+ to work, 2 does nothing, 35 pts.
  • Marksmen of Miragliano: removed Marksmen ability. Maximilian gets the Marksman Trait.
  • Increase Ogre Great Weapons to 8pts/m.
  • Equipment options mandatory for Stradiots to increase their base price, while still keeping available model options at a maximum.
  • Increased Merc Elves to 7pts/m.
  • Justintine's Paychest gives "cold-blooded" for psychology tests.
  • Better clarification for Scorpions as units.
  • Ballista/Scorpion cap added to avoid spam.
  • Leonardo will only boost units in his vicinity, 100 pts.
  • Ghazak Khan is now normal Ca rather than MC.
  • Galloper Guns can no longer march, Bronzino's Master Gunner range nerfed to 3".
  • Dwarfs updated in accordance with 8th ed. 
I've also edited the background for multiple units, so there's quite a lot of new things to read in the bestiary. For the time being, this update only applies to the Google Drive versions. It includes the RoR book as well.

Aside from this, I haven't been able to work on the books particularly much due to work and having laser eye surgery earlier this month. My sight is improving well though, so I should soon be able to get back to work on more updates at least, though new material will still be awhile off.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Army Builder/BattleScribe Files

Rather than having direct links to each file (which would amount to 40+ files in the end if I have support for both Army Builder and BattleScribe), I've decided to keep them all linked through this post for now. This post will be updated as more files become available.

Albion:

BattleScribe (by Shadow)

Amazons:

BattleScribe (by Shadow)

Araby:

BattleScribe (by Shadow)

Bretonnia:

BattleScribe (by Shadow)

Cathay:

BattleScribe (by Shadow)

Chaos Dwarfs:

BattleScribe (by Shadow)

Dogs of War:

BattleScribe (by Shadow)

Estalia:

BattleScribe (by Shadow)

Hobgoblins:

BattleScribe (by Shadow)

Nippon:

BattleScribe (by Ankhalagon)

Readme (various notes, known bugs, etc.):