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11-11-1999, 07:15 PM
New thread: what are people working on, just finished, or just started?
I've just finished the Scythian morph (from Parthian); I'm half done with the Early Armenian morph (from the same army.
I've just started an AB minis Marian/EIR morph to fight the Parthians and Armenians; my other current projects are the foot for a Chinese Border Nomad (morphing from my Huns).
I've just bought the lead for a Slav army (which will also allow me to produce the Slav foot for Avars, Early Bulgars, Magyar; all of which I can produce mounted for with my Dark Ages Steppe morph); I also have a full Post Mongol Russian army made mostly from Essex EMED ranges that I'll start as soon as the Romans are done.
11-11-1999, 09:57 PM
In the world of Ancients, I'm currently at the partway painting point of a pack of Pyrrhic pikemen. They're for an Early Successor campaign I'm working on. OK - so Pyrrhos is officially not a Successor, but he won his spurs at Ipsus and fought Demetrios and Lysimachos. Even better - I can of course use Pyrrhos for some interesting Western projects. (Such as teaching those Polybian blades to respect the might of a Hellenistic phalanx).
Unlike David (and others) I don't morph armies too often. I use dedicated figures for each army I have. I do enjoy painting and collecting miniatures; that might be my reason for stubbornly painting endless nearly identical pikemen for numerous Successor armies. Also gives me the option of a full six player campaign, or a triple size DBA battle, or possibly even DBM.
In the non-DBA world, I have been distracted by the colourful Foundry 28mm range of Cutthroats ( web.ionsys.com/~stapells/armies/pirates.html (http://web.ionsys.com/~stapells/armies/pirates.html) if you're interested) as well as an ongoing 1870 French Imperial army in 15mm.
[This message has been edited by Tony Stapells (edited November 11, 1999).]
I just finished a later Hungarian Army. I'm still collecting the figs for an Early/Later Seleucid morph army. This involves converting some toy elephants I bought at Michaels that look really great, and much more animated than most metal elephants I've seen. This will get thoroughly underway when the rest of my Gladiator figs arrive from England.
I'm hoping to start another DBA campaign amongst my friends, having won the last one. This time I hope to include rules for scouting/strategic maneuvering to effect the battlefield set-up. I'm also thinking about a forced march rule, whereby if you move more than one space to resist an attack D3 elements will be unavailable due to straggling, but will be regained afterwards.
Non-DBA I'm slogging through a DBR Thirty Years War Swedes Army, hopefully in time for a local tournament later this month.
After that I want to further morph my Low Countries/Later Swiss Army into a Burgundian Ordonnance army, hopefully with enough figures eventually that it can be divided into two armies against itself. This involves acquiring a couple more Knights and 3 more Bow at this point.
11-12-1999, 01:07 AM
Now that school is over I can start working on my Later Franks, but I may want to get some other figs, especially for Kn, since the Essex ones are all identical.
I'm not a big morpher, either, except for late medieval Western European armies, but I want to get an Avar army for the Franks to play with and I will probably morph it into Early Hungarian or Early Bulgar to fight the Nik Byzantines that I will either buy for myself or as a B'day or Christmas present for my brother who has a Norman army with no enemies (maybe I can just talk him into buying it himself...Hmm).
I am currently repainting some late medieval lads in accurate WoR heraldry as well as adding a few more billmen so that I can field a pair of them.
Also on the non-DBA front, I have been looking at a 54mm Roman Centurion, still in the package since a couple of Christmasses ago. I may actually get at him - I want him to look spectacular.
It appears that I will be making some new gameboards, too. At least one 1x2 to add onto my 2x2.
It never ends, does it?
Oh yeah, I also have a condensed scale ECW Royalist army demanding some attention.
11-12-1999, 01:12 AM
Having had both boxes of my hobby stuff disappear during my move two months ago, I have the "good" fortune to start with a clean slate. No figures, no paints, no terrain, no book collection, no nothing.
So where do I begin? At the beginning! Army list 1 is clearly in my sights!
Its easy to pick a new project with nothing to distract me!
11-12-1999, 04:26 AM
Generally: I have to finish some GW
chaos fantasy thingees for a client.
Then choose One demogame to get completely
ready (figures & rules): 15mm SF rules
playtest, WW2 War of Worlds (micro scale),
Smurf gladiator game, fantasy/SF mini-submarine warfare game.
Intended for Convention/Games store play.
DBA armies ?: a Dark ages one for
the local Spring tourney ..
HoTTs 15mm fantasy armies: Ice goblins, Demon chicks, Saucer men, Neo-Hobbits ...
Conference Of Wargamers (Winnipeg) COWW
11-12-1999, 05:41 AM
I am currently working on my NKE , along with a Late Roman East. I have around 4 stands of each army to complete. After that I will be painting a Hittite army to fight my NKE and hopefully finish my (two year old)Sung Chinese!
In between these projects I will be rebasing my ACW miniatures to use with a DBA ACW variant. I am also doing the same to my Zulu War British and Zulus (for another period variant). My wife occasionally plays DBA and
as she knows the rules is quite keen to try ACW games.
11-12-1999, 09:03 AM
DBM/R - Just finished Later Swiss
DBA - Finishing touches to a double-DBA Viking army (8 elements to go). With a double-DBA Norse Irish army this turns into 300AP of Viking for DBM (with a couple of extra elements and some DBA Saxon spear for Hird). This is for my Clontarf project, but I may have to paint up some more Irish Aux!!!
HoTT - Some elements to turn the Irish and Vikings into a HoTT senario. [Brian as Cleric, Murchad as hero, etc]. Brian and a Irish Sneaker element painted.
I should start painting a DBA matched WoTR pair. But I now have the elements for a "dinosaur" HoTT army, and those Maya and Inca need to be done...
11-12-1999, 03:50 PM
Whew! You *would* ask me that...
Finished Armies I own:
New Kingdom Egyptians Falcon
Midianite Arabs Peter Pig
Marian Roman Donnington
Armies I've painted for other people:
Later Hoplite Donnington
In process (and the how far along they are):
Alexandrian Macedonean Minifigs 80%
Frisian Donnington 20%
Later Hoplite Donnington 10%
Early Franks Donnington 20%
Still in the bags:
Another Hoplite Donnington
Norse Irish Donnington
Anglo Danish Donnington
L. Crusader Donnington/Essex
Scots Isles/Highlands Donnington
Feudal Spanish Essex
I tend to paint DBA armies as a break in between and during larger projects like my Napoleonic, British Colonial, and soon to be Marlburian armies not to mention the ever ongoing progress in on my Napolonic fleet.
[This message has been edited by Ray_Rangel (edited November 12, 1999).]
[This message has been edited by Ray_Rangel (edited November 12, 1999).]
11-13-1999, 02:10 AM
I'm almost embarrassed by the amount of lead that is prepped and sorted waiting for paint. My progress report is something like the following:
1. Down to my last three blade elements of Roman blades for a 6mm Republican (Polybian) Roman army.
2. Have 6 elements of Warband and 2 elements of Light Chariots to paint for my Ancient Caledonian variant to a Pictish dark ages army. Lots of naked tattoed flesh to be done with micron pens.
3. Then I've got a 12 element Mid-Saxon/Anglo-Danish army morph primed and ready for paint, with a cavalry option reserved for future consideration.
4. Then I've got all new Feudal Castings spear, warband, and cavalry to replace my mixed (mostly Essex) pre-Feudal Scots (which are not scottish enough for my taste).
5. Moving up on my list of priorities is a new Later Hoplite Greek (Theban) army using AB Miniatures.
6. At some point, I want to start painting a Later Visigoth/Vandal morph using a mix of figures (Gladiator, Irregular, Essex, others).
7. Odds and ends projects include four new elements of Early Imperial Roman auxiliaries to complete my double-EIR army, six elements of dismounted Knights to provide an Early Burgundian blade option, six elements of Sassanian cataphracts/cavalry to complete an Early Sassanid army, and several new camps.
Then.....only the god's know. Caesarian Romans using the Testudo figures. Scots-Irish perhaps. Or a biblical/bronze age army.
As for what I have that is currently playable:
Early Imperial Roman (#64) -- Essex
Caledonian/Pict (#67) -- Feudal Castings/Essex
Sub-Roman British (#82) -- Essex
Viking (#106a) -- ?
Pre-Feudal Scots (#111) -- Essex/Feudal Castings
Early Burgundian (#173) -- Essex
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12-08-1999, 08:33 PM
DBR - 46 figs (14 elements of Tupi tribesman for my Portuguese Colonial army)
DBR - 24 Gladiator Meso porters to replace my Falcon ones for my Mixtec/Zapotec army.
DSII - 30 assorted vehicles and aero figs plus alien plants and 26 Microtac urban bldgs.
40 Hallmark 1/6000 Renn. Galleys
Spearhead - stack of vehicles to do.
DBR/M - 350 piece Mayan army (for when I retire!)
and gawd knows what else!
Paul A. Hannah
10-25-2003, 12:07 AM
I saw this truly ancient post and wondered how many of the projects that the folks in this thread said they were working on back in December 1999, ever got completed?
I probably risk permanent banishment from this site for deigning to ask such a question.
Knowing my own woeful ratio of projects-purchased to projects-completed, I would say that a even a 30% completion rate is pretty good. (Hey, Major League Baseball players with that kind of an average earn millions. :D )
[ October 24, 2003, 21:08: Message edited by: Paul A. Hannah ]
10-25-2003, 01:56 AM
Virtually everything on my list got completed. The one exception is the AB minis EIR/Marian morph -- I decided those figures were too large, and since that time I've painted up both a Corvus Belli EIR and a Pass O'the North Marian army. The Scythians, Early Armenians, Huns, Slavs, Post-Mongol Russians -- all finished years ago. So I'd say I got a 95% completion rate on the projects I mentioned in 1999.
I did indeed convert those toy elephants, they are still the pride of my figure collection, including one that is rearing up to trample a Roman legionary, and another that has picked up a hapless enemy officer with his trunk so the mahout can spear him!
My later medievals are split into two armies now as I had planned, a Early/Later Burgundian army, and a Low Countries based on most of the original figures.
So in terms of DBA painting projects, I have done everything I planned to.
I never did get to do another campaign with my friends though, and have lost all interest in DBR and those TYW Swedes!
10-26-2003, 08:27 PM
1/1 Assembled, painted and led to Victory. Eventually expanded into a 200 point DBM army. Lots of "curb appeal" with the mule-carts for "knights". The pike phalanx always intimidates at first. Later given to a fellow gamer.
[ October 26, 2003, 17:28: Message edited by: Jim Wright ]
Attila the Hungry
10-28-2003, 02:23 PM
Still painting Middle Imperial Rome West II/78a (love the Essex figs) and am finishing up my Early Saxon Warbands II/73. I am glad I am not the only one with more projects on deck.
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