I love the musician when I originally drew it the rider was the only thing holding it up and I thought wow that's way to big he would never be able to hold it. then I remembered a Dr. Seuss image where there was a huge Horne on wheels and it was held up by some crazy metal stand ... and instead of making the horn smaller I made it more Dr. Seuss.
well first off the Jara Birds area a noisy lot to begin with, Giant carnivorous birds ridden by rattling clanking knights... ya subtlety isn't really their thing, also their is a really good play for the psychology of war. your in the middle of a fight and you think your doing well... then the unmistakable horn of Jara Bird knights comes from somewhere in the forest. in the back of your mind your thinking crap it's only a matter of moments before Giant carnivorous birds come crashing out of the underbrush ready to rip my people or myself apart and the fear begins to set in. In many cases the sound of the Jara Horn is all they need to send the enemy running for the hills. so they win without a fight, and lastly but not leastly ...
In most fantasy table top war games a musician will give some kind of bonus to the unit they are in. In a lot of fantasy table top war games the command group in a squad is all the difference between victory and defeat, the captain gives a leadership bonus and the flag barer gives a rallying bonus and the musician gives a moral bonus. So if you have all three it's a safer bet that your unit won't run off the table in fear of something killing them all horribly ...Unless your goblins in which case all the flags in the world wont help. ... this come in really handy when your opponent lands ,oh lets say , a greater green dragon in the middle of your foot soldiers.
If you didn't have a commander they would run, if they do run the flag bearer helps them rally and get back into it! and if they start to loose people the musician keeps them from breaking again.
so when ever you make a fantasy unit don't discount the captain, flag bearer and musician !!
If you want another version of the Distant Drums here is the link to a beautiful song that I wish to dedicate to my wife because she married me when I was in the Marine Corps Infantry: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t1fQzTOdO4
that looks seriusly fun ! though I can see people substituting Obbs for the gobbo models. though in Temporum Oblitus the Obbs are more like a mix between 40k I.G. and Tau Lousy in close combat but lots of gun and pretty good with them. when your fighting against Obbs lot's of good cover makes all the difference!
I mus say I didn't even have a version of distant drums let alone another version however it's quite lovely (though a but depressing I suppose)but I'm glad you joined up! and thanks for serving!
not yet, were are experiencing some technical difficulties. Right now Pigmi Games is listed under Mayhem in Paper, which I'm fine with because it means squirmydad has to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to posting new models and what not. But apparently squirmydad wants to have a life and spend time with his family, go to work and pay bills and other frivolous activities and doesn't want to be my personal servant (without pay or benefits ) what ever! Anyway he's turning the control of Pigmi Games over to me which I am grateful for, but somehow in the process it has been stuck in some kind of limbo land, and we can't do anything with it. Were Currently working with OBS to get the issue resolved and I will let you know as soon as it becomes available!
No you haven't missed them! in fact they are in the Q to be released to the public in the next day or so!
check it out I am very Excited to show the preview of my very first ever upload to OBS ! I want to send a HUGE thank you to squirmydad for making this all possible and putting up with all the technical weirdness that went along with it! it was defiantly a HUGE learning curve for me and Eric was their the whole time keeping me from killing myself with my own paper craft!
In the last part of the second age the The Elgonus empire from the east came against the Kelthose. Though the Elgonus were smaller they were rich in mineral mines and held many preshoious gems. they used their wealth to buy many mercenary groups and sell swords from all over Estall and beyond. During the lathum campaign it was not uncommon for Kelthose solders to find themselves fighting the Iron Rend Barbarians of the plains as well as warriors of unknown origin, but perhaps the most unsettling of all the Elgonus merks was the Ickthus. the Ickthus get their name from the islands where they are known to inhabit. They are rat men of the Icktharian Isles.
Though they are smaller than a man by almost half they are quite a bit stronger, faster and typically more cunning. they are master craftsmen and quite nimble at creating weapons, armor and things that kill. their assassins are among the most deadly in the known world. All their edged weapons have a sticky green huge to them as they are laced with a certain type of poison when the blade is forged. the poison isn't usually strong enough to kill right away it can take several days of agony before some one dies. many people believe they did that on purpose. Oddly enough the Ickthus can speak quiet well and can even mimic people fairly convincingly. they live in a matriarchal society. a Brood matron will control a single clan sometimes ranging in the thousands of individuals, each clan is beholden to it's matron. the matron oversees a brooding harrim where each female can produce several offspring at a time and within a years time what was merely a handful of Ickthus can be thousands. After the Elgonus wars where many Ickthus were slaughtered they learned that mankind isn't going to be snuffed out so easily and they have a sting that is just as deadly as any other. Because of this they have a tendency to stay to their islands and fight amongst themselves. though it's not uncommon to find spies and assassins as far north as the Edio District in Northern Kelthose.
ok so for those of you who like the Skaven the Ickthus should be right up your ally! they are going to be their own army! just as soon as I wrap up the Splinter Knights on foot and the 12 elder spirits Splinterwoods is done!! I will move on to the Falien elves and the Ickthus ! of coarse new units of Goblins will show up with every new army as they are found all over!
Also I am working hard on organizing the SPlinterwood Chronicles into a cohesive story line that will be like an dynamic David Attenborough story.
Yep I actually do have plans to do an undead army. the thing is sooo many people have done one already that it's hard to think of how to do it without just doing the same old thing. like the staple of any undead army is the skeletons and zombies (in all their various forms) and I think everyone who has been making paper models besides me has a small hoard of them. so I won't spend a lot of time making them, or if I do I will try my best to make them different enough that their will be some uniqueness to them. I think with my undead army I'm going to take it from the top down approach. I'm going to start with the hierarchy and work my way out. unlike other armies that are actually races in the world undead are controlled by a Master Necromancer. all the creatures and things are that apart of the army would be controlled or summoned by him/ her. of coarse the master Necromancer couldn't be everywhere at once so they would have acolytes to strengthen their power and send it out over a large area, and each acolyte would need a cabal of cultists to draw their power from, and each cultist would need a blood doll to keep them from being consumed by the Acolyte. the blood dolls would turn into horrors over time that would be used as guard dogs over the cabal. as the master necromancer is raising undead it would draw lots of carrion animals that when consuming the tainted meat would be tainted and controlled themselves like crows, wolves and vultures. plus the Master Necromancer would be able to summon things like wraiths, litches, gasts and banshees to send at the head of their army. the piece de resistance of the army would be demons. as the necromancer learns to reach out, control and summon other things they will have demons at their side as personal bodyguards. both seen and unseen. how does that sound so far?
well two things about vampires ... one they are not controlled by anyone therefore they come and go as they please and just because you run into a vampire doesn't necessarily mean that their is an undead hoard about to smash down your gates, that being said ... vampires make the most Powerful Master Necromancers. So when you hear about any very powerful necromancers they are probably a vampire. as well as most if not all of their cultists. so to directly answer your question yes, yes their will be vampires.
My son couldn't say Macaroni and cheese so he started calling it Monkey cheese ... and it stuck so now we call it monkey cheese LOL
ok I was in need of a simple tree nothing fancy just a flat tree and it was impossible to find one, so I did what all good crafters do I complained like a baby and ate a bucket of ice-cream ! then I decided to make my own ... since I got what I needed out of it I figured if anyone wanted a flat tree just to add ambiance or something then here it is!