Post by gloriousbattle on Nov 28, 2018 9:42:28 GMT -9
Just thought I'd post a little more here about Antohammer's current project for me.
The Napoleonic and fantasy-Napoleonic figures for Red Shield & Gold Eagle(C) are really coming along beautifully. He has completed his commission on seven period armies, including duelists (essentially, player characters) for each: French, British, Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Spanish and American.
The French and Austrians will be published along with the rules, so everybody will have something to play with. The rest will be available as separate sets.
He is now working on sets of additional figures which will be published periodically, which have a more fantastic and role playing focus. The first will be an Elcaireur of the Guard, a French line regiment drummer, a skeleton in the rags of a French uniform (I have seen this guy already, and he looks great!), a demonic Red Shield Banker, a lady in a ball gown, a civilian gentleman, a Catholic priest, a kind of generic peasant (who will have a blunderbuss strapped to his back, to serve double duty as a Spanish guerrilla or a Vendean rebel), and two historical figures: Marshal Jozef Poniatowski and Ludwig van Beethoven.
I the above is pretty much the format we will try to follow: Ten figures in each set. Two of soldiers with a more exotic or rpg basis, two fantastic pieces, four civilians or other generic types (thieves, brigands, pirates, smugglers, whatever) and two of what the system refers to as Power Player Characters, which are essentially famous personages of the period, who can effect the grand campaign either on or off the battlefield or both.
I will also publish this note on a thread of my own.
Again, magnificent work, Antonio! I greedily await the rest of them!
i m even trying to use a new identification sistem... the upcoming set will recive a H at the beginning if they are HISTORICAL a F if they are FANTASY and then two letter to indicate what time period or what group they belong ... and obviously a progressive numeber do you think will make enough order?
antohammer: The scorpionman concept art looks good. Not sure he really needs the pincers as well as his arms and weapon though; looks maybe a bit too cluttered?
For the recent releases on WV and DTRPG, I noticed none of the Previews seem to be working. Maybe something needs tweaking about them, as they are a key feature in selling things on the sites, I know.
EDIT: Missed that we'd slipped onto a second page, so have gone back to check the new Hittite concepts. The light spearman might be still more lightly dressed - shorter skirt length, for example. He maybe needs a little more definition to indicate his arm is bare - inside elbow line and maybe a wrist line?
The scale armoured guy looks good. Lamellar armour would be another option, though how common armour was overall isn't clear. His arms might be bare as well.
The shield bosses look much better, by the way, and the alternate shield looks good. Rectangular shields might be used by some - possibly only allied - troops too.
antohammer : I checked the WV/DTRPG Previews a short while ago, and all seemed OK except the Hoplites ones, which were coming up just blank. Not sure if that may be an OBS fault though, as I know sometimes the Full Preview PDFs can take an unexpected while to download.
I'd be a little wary of relying too much on cast minis for the appearance of ancient troops, as compared to genuine historical and archaeological sources. Mistakes made in one interpretation often get carried over and repeated endlessly in wargame figure ranges, unfortunately. Plus variations may be ignored.
I think the Osprey Warrior 120 book "Hittite Warrior" is probably the most reliable single published modern source aimed at wargamers and military historians, and which has a suitable range of illustrations to help, including modern recreations of full Hittite warrior costumes. It doesn't have much in about body armour, however.
In terms of robe/skirt lengths, period artwork suggests lengths of anything from a little above the knee to ankle-length could be possible. Shorter lengths give greater freedom for fighting on foot, certainly, but as the Hittites came from highland Anatolia, the longer options would make more sense for things like guard duty, marching, or just general winter wear. Plus the Hittites seem to have been known for their use of military chariots, where much active motion wouldn't have been necessary, but where additional protection, both from enemy weapons and the climate when moving at speed, might have been important.
Lamellar armour is similar to scale, but where the plate shapes are more rectangular. Several different styles of lamellar armour have been proposed by modern interpreters, and it's not often clear which may have been more likely in specific ancient cases.
cowboyleland: Putting on my pedantic hat: some of you are mis-using the term "begs the question." Some day I will make myself a paper pedantic hat.
Nov 14, 2019 6:02:10 GMT -9
Vermin King: I wouldn't hold my breath. He used to be very active on a French forum, so I asked him if he was going to be back there. no response yet
Nov 13, 2019 9:04:45 GMT -9
squirmydad: Crap. I hope he's able to recover and republish his work.
Nov 13, 2019 8:57:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: I sent Mauther an email. My guess is that it will be inaccessible while he is migrating things over to Blogger
Nov 13, 2019 7:45:54 GMT -9
wyvern: Today though, the Papermau blog is no longer accessible unless you have an invitation (and of course you can't get one unless you visit the blog, Catch 22). Anyone got any better news about it?
Nov 13, 2019 6:22:34 GMT -9
wyvern: I know Papermau's blog has been having problems because of virus infections lately - it's fired-up my antivirus system every time I've visited there for some weeks, though he did write and say the problem was resolved a while back (it wasn't).
Nov 13, 2019 6:21:08 GMT -9
Vermin King: I suppose it could have been worse. She could boost someone up in a positive uplifting supportive manner...
Nov 9, 2019 10:25:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: Okay ... double negatives are bad, but how about triple saying the same thing. I just heard someone on TV saying, 'I found we really boosted each other up in an uplifting supportive manner'. And that was probably meaningful to her. duh
Nov 9, 2019 10:11:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: Be careful what secrets you let out of the bag
Nov 5, 2019 12:33:45 GMT -9
oldschooldm: ... SO ... One of my players now has a cutter and has joined the forum. :-) For the first time I have to worry about WIP spoilers. :-) Just kidding! Welcome h0meralm1ghty!
Nov 5, 2019 7:40:19 GMT -9
woosh: I FINISHED THE M722 LRV AND I LOVE IT. will post pics when i get the chance
Nov 4, 2019 1:10:23 GMT -9
Vermin King: Back in my younger days, I tried to get 'Trick or Drink' running. We would go door to door in costume with our Halloween-themed rocks glasses in hand.
Nov 3, 2019 4:39:43 GMT -9
shep: On the other hand, Halloween is not that big for kids, here in Germany, anyways. It's more an excuse for teens and young adults to dress up and have a party... and for the latter ones to get drunk beyond speaking their native tongue...
Nov 3, 2019 1:44:29 GMT -9
shep: "A ninja, a mage, a knight, and a fish enter a tavern..." Wait this is no joke??!? Great costumes! The kids in my neighborhood were, as always, either too shy or too lazy to climb up into the third floor (40 steps, man, 40 steps!)...
Nov 3, 2019 1:42:29 GMT -9
forgedchaos: or to traslate
Nov 2, 2019 13:14:13 GMT -9
squirmydad: Every adventuring party needs a fish to guide them.
Nov 1, 2019 8:14:51 GMT -9
WackyAnne: This year's adventuring party - no sexy witch but fish!
Nov 1, 2019 1:07:18 GMT -9