I'm really excited about this particular set. I need to do some work on them still. There are some proportions that need correcting. I will also have a commander group included with the set, since I figure a barbarian command group would be unique to the barbarians. The ones with flails will have alternate versions that use axes.
I like them a lot. Would a few female barbarians seem out of place? How about a few really big guys with giant claymores.
I second both the requests. My envision of "Barbarians" include a pretty wide range of warriors, from highlanders with kilts to northern ppl in bear furs, from "nude" conan-like to mongolians with woodstick breastplates. Anyway, they have to be one head taller than the average soldiers (from what i know, romans were at average a little more than 1.40m. Imagine how they felt against a 1.95 germanic blond warrior! )
Female barbarians (even in chainmail bikini) are very useful, as i see them as "rebels" against a male society, so they cannot be former soldiers but only self-trained fighters.
I also agree with the afore-made comments. In fact I am thoroughly enjoying creating this set so far. So much so, that I am almost contemplating creating a new Bellicose army just for Barbarians. My mind has been running wild with all the cool stuff that could be done with them.
A typical model set has 8-10 humanoid sized figures. This set is already up to 12 with the way I have it planned. I am all about adding some more variety, but it may need to come in a second set. Either that, or I could pull a couple of these guys down to add some female barbarians or something.
I'll think about it some more, but in the meantime, I'm going to move forward with the set as planned.
Thanks for your comments and compliments everyone.
Holy craa, I was literally just last night wishing that someone had done something like this. (Reading the Codex Alera books, if you're not familiar with them, there's a pretty badass race of loinclothed barbarian-types in it.)
Post by josedominguez on May 17, 2011 7:48:50 GMT -9
They are brilliant and will be perfect for Chaos marauders in warhammer.... weapon options in that game are: hand weapon and shield (covered here), flails (covered here)..... all they need is a great weapon- maybe a big axe would be cool and all options are covered More armoured variants would be good too, then you can represent 'unarmoured' and 'light armour' another WFB option.
I can't wait for these our big game is scheduled for the start of August.... 12000 points a side 15mm warhammer. huge games are possible now the catapult etc... are on the way. Adding command groups to your stuff will really increase the appeal to non-bellicose players. Once they've got the figs they'll start looking at the game too
how long until these guys are on horses too shield, light armour, spears, throwing axes, flails, javelins as options. Seriously, these guys look great and if the final pieces are half as good as your bow/handgun/crossbow troops I'll be happy
Just to prove I'm actually doing something I put together the progression of a Barbarian. After doing an initial rough sketch I then blow it up 200% and do a tracing and try to refine it a bit. Then I get some feedback and make some revisions. It's still not finished, but the next step is to get the backside done and get it all inked and painted in photoshop.
Ok, so the first six barbarians (the six at the top of the thread) have all undergone some serious revision. I'm about ready to start on the backsides of those while I await some feedback on the command group for them. I'll leave them as a surprise when the set comes out.
I can't show you everything, or there won't be anything left to the imagination!
Thanks for the compliments. I've been rather busy for the last several days so I wasn't able to crunch down and finish this set like I wanted to. That is going to be my project for this weekend. My self-set deadline is for next Tuesday night to have these completed.
The artwork is finished for all 12 barbarians. Now they are over to Nik for formatting and cut files. Don't worry, I will pester him ceaselessly til he gets them up. Them and the catapult set too. They all need to get put up on the site.
Now I just need to get them all set up for my Paper Cut Award submission.
Thanks guys for the compliments. I spent a lot of time on this set, mostly because I knew it was going to be my Papercut Award submission. I bet I spent 12-15 hours getting them painted. All together it was probably close to 30 hours . Yeah, I guess that's not a ton of time, but it's more than I usually spend.
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