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Offline Kolberg

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Brave men of Averland
« on: May 15, 2010, 09:11:22 PM »
Hi folks.  I want to show you some of my Averland soldiers I'm working on right now. I am not the best painter in the world and my main goal is to get my army completely painted (some day). Here are 2 pics of my first painted models for this army:

My Captain Oswald von Blauwasser


And here are my first 10 handgunners


Iīm sorry for the bad pictures I will take better ones tomorrow.
This is just the start of my Army, I have about 90 halberds (? Sorry, english isn't my native language) to paint and a lot more.

So, what do you think?
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Offline Generalisimo

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 09:19:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum  :-D

Good job for first models so far. You could use washes (on the skin and light colors), or highlights on the black parts, to make them more realistic and give depth to the model . I would like to see how your army will evolve ( you ve got a lot of halberds there  :happy: ) .

Offline Zak

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 10:55:02 PM »
Welcome dude yor going to lik ethis sight all kinds of cool warhammer stuff to look at...Dito what was already said as fare as your troops ..looks good keep posting
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Offline red bull

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 01:07:33 PM »
90 halberds!

That is a lot.
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Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 02:57:06 PM »
Thank you guys. I have thought about washes and they will be the next thing on my to-buy-list.

Here are a few more pics of my troops.

This are my swordsmen

I have painted them a few days ago and took pictures today. I use them as attachments because I don't think they should be "main-troops" fluffwise.

Here are my first 30 halberds

Sadly not all done. I painted 20 and then reinforcements arrived  :-D They will be done next week.

This are my second 10 handgunners

They are the new models. I prefer the old models but I only have 10 of the old handgunners.

And this is my whole collection (so far)

First Part:

1 Hellgun (I don't know what it is called in English, sorry), 2 great canons, 10 Knights, 10 inner circle Knights (will both be played as Reiksguard), some heroes, wizards, warrior priests and Swordsmen.

Second Part:

Here is my army's "beef" :)
Halberds, Greatswords, Handgunners and a few x-bows.

So maybe I have my first game today. Wish me luck!

MfG
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Offline peraturabo

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2010, 07:28:59 PM »
Itīs called helblaster
I,as an austrian,had problems with the english unit names too
looks nice so far,but if you would use ogryn flesh for the skin and for the yellow and badab black for the metal and the black parts they would look alot more better

Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2010, 10:22:32 PM »
Thank you peraturabo. I will buy some and try it.

Today I had my first game with this army and I will post some pics tomorrow.

MfG
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Offline red bull

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2010, 03:30:12 PM »
Did you win?
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Offline StealthKnightSteg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010, 08:36:42 PM »
Added this thread to the blog thread up top in the sticky department!

Keep up the good work :P
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Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2010, 08:57:56 PM »
Great stuff keep up the great work   :eusa_clap:

Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2010, 12:44:28 PM »
Greetings fellow warriors of mankind.
It is a long time sinc I last posted here, but I was not lazy.... okay, not very much. I have finished a little force (about 1000pts.) and will present you know some of my brave men.

They are all not "finished". They still need a bit work on the bases, for example grass and little stones. But they are good enough to fight and I allready had my first battle against skaven with them. I managed to win but it was a bloody battle.

So, here are the pics :

Knights:
I have a unit of 10 Knights (there is a second one of 10 and another one of 10 is going to be assembled later). I use these as InnerCircle Knights and they belong to a selfmade Order. They are all converted and all got the Schaller Helmets. I also converted the banner because I don't like the normal banner of the knights, not enough space to paint something on. The banner is not yet done, because I will do some storytelling on it. On one side will be the symbol of their order and on the other one will be little images of the brave doings. Fot example these knights killed a unit of 6 Ratogres in the last battle. Maybe there will be a little symbol of that or something. I donīt know yet. So, here are the pics :P


The whole Unit.


A close Up of the Champion and the Standardbearer.

My Cannon:
Yeah, itīs a cannon! Look!
It didn't do much in the last battle... mostly just got overrun by giantrats. Hopefully it will to some more next time :)



Hellebards:

You guys allready got a pic of my hellebards, but here they are again. They are the first 30 of my 90 guys and I like them. In the first row is my Hauptmann in small games he is the general of my army and leads from the front rank of these ... "soldier".^^ The banner is the same as the knights, on one side is a Unit Symbol (in this case a skull with the text "Aver Leitdorf" on it) and on the other Side will be pictures of the brave doings. Till know they just got killed by plague monks... so not much to be on that side :D So here is the pic:


Handgunners:

Another Pic of my Handgunners. They managed to kill a lot of rats in the last game and I like them. I know Averland depends more on xbows, but I don't have them painted yet.




Swordsmen:
They are used as my detatchment for my Hellebards and they performed well. Killed some plague Monks and managed to hold some other rats on my flank. They aren't based yet because.... I am too lazy. Damnit.



So guys, thatīs it for today.
Right now I am painting on another Hauptmann and I will post pics as soon as he is ready. After that I need a mage and then ... who knows!

MfG
Kolberg



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Offline Zak

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2010, 02:18:25 PM »
very cool army  :::cheers:::
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Offline ostlandbull

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2010, 04:06:30 PM »
I'm going to steal your knight helmet style. Simple and effective. Very nice army.
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Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010, 02:09:07 PM »
Thanks a lot.

Yeah, the helemts are nice. I just used the Pantherknights helmets and cut off the panterstuff. Then I added the feathers from the other helmets and they look awesome :) But I will just use them on my InnerCircles, to distinguish them from the ordinary knights.

And here is a picture of my new Captain: Hauptmann Emil Weber.
A hardened Veteran of many battles. Now finaly got his promotion after he took over the command of a small force when the former General got killed by the hands of a filthy skaven assassin.



As you can see he is the old champion of the Greatswords. I donīt have any of those models other than the command unit. And I got it after I allready finished my 30 plastic ones. I love the model and I allways wanted him as a captain in my army. He looks great and I hope you guys like him too.

The base is not yet done, like the other ones.

Right now I am painting my second unit of 30 Helebards... so my captain has something to command :D

MfG
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Offline Generalisimo

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 04:34:15 PM »
Good captain model. I use him too as a captain after the new greatsword models ,  only I gave him a beard  :happy:

Offline stareso

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010, 08:25:40 AM »
Hi Kolberg, great painting! Not only that, but I like your 'army approach', it feels like you are building a real army, good atmosphere! I also like the knight helmet idea and the banner idea, that is pretty original. Keep this up! I'd love to see more.

Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010, 02:13:51 PM »
Hi

Thanks guys. I like to give my army a personal "feeling". I am not the best painter but I like to give my units a unique look, that's also why there is a little backround story for all of my units.

For example the unit of 30 Hellebards I painted first (they are also my fist assembled unit :) ) are more of a newly recruited unit. Not very experienced and organised. The champion is a old fighter who desperately trys too keep his man under control and send them in the right direction.
All that is made clear by little conversions in the unit, the champion has a head from the outriders so he looks a bit "older" and "wiser", all the man point there hellebards in different directions and they look unorganized. The next unit will be different.

The whole Unit


The champion, Karl Krüger. He's the second son of a very rich merchant. Because he would never be able to inherit his father, he tried to finde another way of earning money. Together with other merchants, their sons and servants he formed a regiment of hellebardiers, Krügers Stolz (Krueger's Pride) and joined the empires army. Karl used the money he got from his father to build up his own trade connections and used it instead to equip his men. Now they form a tough and well disciplined unit. Some veterans laugh at them and their fancy clothes and bright feathers, but nonetheless no one would dare to doubt their fighting skill.

You can see there is a little "story" behinde all my units. Kruegers Pride for example isnīt a big conversion work, but I wanted them to feel like rich mechant sons. Everyone has a hat with a feather to distinguish them from the other units. Krueger hismelf got an axe from the Greatswords, by far one of the best weapons any Unitchampion ever got in the emipres ranks :D

So, thanks for listening... there are xbows waiting to be painted!

MfG
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Offline ostlandbull

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2010, 06:57:41 PM »
Very inspired. Good job once again.
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Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2010, 08:58:21 PM »
Thank you :)

Haven't painted anything new just yet, but I want to make a little comercial for myself :D

http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=36068.0

There is a battlereport of my last battle against my friends lizzardmen.

A long and tough fight, but it shows me what I have to paint next... my Wizzard!  I guess the crossbows need to wait a littlebit longer...

Hope you guys like the Report :)

MfG
Kolberg
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Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2010, 12:10:07 AM »
Hey,

I painted two units of 7 Pistoliers today... 5 Minutes ago :D

Did some quick pics just from my workbench so they are a bit crappy. Tomorrow I will base them and then you will get new pictures ;)

The first unit has green and the second one red feathers to tell them appart on the battlefield.





Have fun :)

MfG
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Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2012, 06:41:09 PM »
It's aaaaaalive!!!


With the new edition book out and the new miniatures I got back at building my army.

Here's a first shot with my crappy cam from the new amber wizzard:



I got to get a new cam and more light and a better backround and and and.

But I like him :D
The first one I painted this year... hope more will follow (looking at these 40 Swordsmen at my desk).
« Last Edit: June 28, 2012, 02:58:35 PM by Kolberg »
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Offline Warhammer-Weib

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2012, 05:38:23 PM »
Incredible how much you have painted within this short period of time.  :eusa_clap:

It might be the light, but I guess I can see mold lines on some minis. You can easily remove them by using a file.

Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2012, 07:58:01 PM »
Yeah... mold lines.

I am way too lazy to cut them all away but I tried it with my newer Miniatures.

And to be hones I painted some minis this year, just nothing Empire. I did some Dwarvs, Dystopian Wars French and Ancient Numidians.
But now with the new Book I am all into Warhammer again :)

I actually painted some more Miniatures:

My Salvocanon


Oberst Wilhelm Henkel


My Mortar


My mounted Warriorpriest Bruder Leopold von Blunt


My Warriorpriest Bruder Gunther Kannt


A self build unit of Greatswords.



I made them out of Ricos Republican Guard, cut off the Pikes and added some Hammerheads, some Swords, some Shields. I like them very much but they are done for the old book (so only 30 ) and I guess I need to add some more.

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Offline Spjuth

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2012, 08:14:27 AM »
I really like those Great Swords! I was thinking of adding some such to my unit.

Offline Kolberg

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Re: Brave men of Averland
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2012, 06:14:09 PM »
Thanks.

It is a bit of work but not too much. I guess it is easier to add Hammerheads then Greatswords because of how the hands hold the pike.
And it's not really more expensive then 30 plastic Greatswords, I got the lot from Ebay for about 40€... wouldn't get 20 plastics for that price.
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