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Offline Sharkbelly

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Order of the Cleansing Flame
« on: December 27, 2009, 01:32:31 AM »
Well, I have come to the conclusion that my Empire-based Marienburg army is not going to really work out. I was just having too much trouble reconciling the Empire models and theme to that upstart city. In the process, I painted up 5K Dogs of War pirates and 3K Ogres to use as mercenaries in the army, but they'll keep.

This means that I am taking my Empire army in a different direction: The Order of the Cleansing Flame.
It is an army of Myrmidian Witch hunters who aim to clean up the remaining taint of mutation and corruption following the Storm of Chaos. They are based out of Talabecland, where the Suns are already well established, and aim to build on the power vacuum left by Conrad Feuerbach's dissappearance.

It will not feature the typical witch hunter look, but instead have more of a Knights of the Blazing Sun feel. It is led by a High Priest of Myrmidia on war altar and a Grand Master of the Blazing Suns. I'll get some pics going as I touch up a few of the units from the old army and add some new ones as well.

Offline Badwolf

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 01:48:59 AM »
Sounds good. When I read the title I thought you'd aquired some of the old Knights of the Cleansing Flame RoR figures. I haven't seen them for years.

Offline Psycho Pirate

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 04:53:54 AM »
Myrmidian witch hunters seems like an odd concept, since she is a goddess of war, strategy and such.  Morr, Ulric and, of course, Sigmar I can see witchhunters of, the latter especially.  But Myrmidia?  Curious why you chose that road?

In any event, I'm curious to see the results.  I know I have hit a point where I want a little of different things and can't stick to my Riekland theme, so I have created contingents from realms my general has holdings or that he has business.  Marienburg is one contingent I am starting to have fun with.  Or I will once I get some more units made.

I'm sure you can find a way to integrate your existing Marienburg units to whatever new form your army takes.

Offline Midaski

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 12:43:31 PM »
Sounds good. When I read the title I thought you'd aquired some of the old Knights of the Cleansing Flame RoR figures. I haven't seen them for years.

I'll show you mine .............

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Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 05:47:44 PM »
I was thinking about how the War Altar casts spells from the lore of light. That got me thinking about the Blazing Suns, a Myrmidian order. According to their story, they are well established in Talabecland (a similar color scheme to my old Marienburgers) and growing in popularity since participating in the Storm of Chaos.

Why not use the opportunity to further Myrmidia in the Empire? They bring in a high priest and form an army, vowing to wipe out any last vestiges of chaos. Thus, they are not exactly witch hunters, more like a martial order dedicated to the fight against chaos in all its forms.

Offline Psycho Pirate

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2009, 07:03:37 PM »
That makes sense, similar concept to the Hunters of Sigmar, just different in practice, I'm sure.

I have a similar concept running with my Order of Saint Johannus.  Myrmidian order that broke away from another order to pursue a more intelligent means of fighting wars, including securing resources and (re)establishing defense works in preparation for future wars.

Offline Nicholas Ironfist

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009, 04:04:44 AM »
I like the idea alot. Can't wait to see some pics. Other than the knights what units are you considering?
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Offline Otaku

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2009, 04:24:21 AM »
Sounds good. When I read the title I thought you'd aquired some of the old Knights of the Cleansing Flame RoR figures. I haven't seen them for years.

I'll show you mine .............

 :engel:


Id like to see them. I have no idea what they are.

Great fluff Sharkbelly!

Offline Obi

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2009, 09:00:10 AM »
Sounds good. When I read the title I thought you'd aquired some of the old Knights of the Cleansing Flame RoR figures. I haven't seen them for years.
You see them every time you play a Helf.

Great idea sharkbelly, a shame to see your Marienburg army go!
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Offline Hendrid

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009, 09:15:53 PM »
Sounds good. When I read the title I thought you'd aquired some of the old Knights of the Cleansing Flame RoR figures. I haven't seen them for years.

Me too, my thought when I saw the title. But an interesting bit of background fluff. I like the idea of a military (templar) order, knights with the other units as auxilliaries maybe?

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Offline Psycho Pirate

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2009, 01:46:35 AM »
Half Elf I believe.

I think several of the major orders in history had men at arms that supported the troops, like the Templars.  I was going to do something similar with my army, but got distracted with Riekland

Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2009, 02:44:05 AM »
Great idea sharkbelly, a shame to see your Marienburg army go!

Well, they'll be back. Just as a pure Dogs of War army.  ::heretic::

Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2009, 04:03:13 PM »
Well, the first few models are done:

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Offline Zak

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2009, 01:19:10 AM »
not bad man not bad plus there older models my favorite :blush:
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Offline Obi

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2010, 10:12:54 PM »
Helf= High elf in my book. I just thought the models looked a lot like the H-E models.

Nice painting! I dislike the models, but I like the clean style.
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Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 09:15:42 PM »
Just finished this mounted wizard:


Offline Dreadaxe

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2010, 12:13:32 PM »
Sounds good. When I read the title I thought you'd aquired some of the old Knights of the Cleansing Flame RoR figures. I haven't seen them for years.

Me too
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Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2010, 05:21:36 PM »
Just finished a war altar:



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Offline steveb

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2010, 11:16:49 PM »
I love the addition of the top gun to the old style stank, good job.  steveb

Offline Obi

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2010, 04:07:32 PM »
Great war altar! Excellent work as always.
Hello Athiuen and welcome to the Back Table.

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Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: Order of the Cleansing Flame
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2010, 02:28:48 PM »
Well, I finally got one more model finished, the Grand Master: