Thursday, January 17, 2013

First unit of Fireforge Knights

I've finished the first batch of 12 knights from Fireforge. These were made up from components of their three boxes (Teutonics, Templars and Sergeants) for maximum variety, and are going to be used as a mid-13th century force of the Holy Roman Empire. Some I like, others didn't quite work, but I'll get better. The bloke with the upright lance will be carrying a banner, probably of the Archbishop of Trier.

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  1. Wow, those are incredible. The shield with the blue stripes and the half-eagle really is remarkable. Nice work indeed!

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  2. Very nice paint job !

    Best regards Michael

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  3. Fantastic looking figures, lovely paint schemes.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  4. Lovely work Dux and those figures look fantastic. Is the heraldry hand-painted?

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    1. Thanks Tamsin - yep, all hand painted. To be honest the half eagle was surprisingly easy - I didn't have to make it symmetrical!

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  5. Cool miniatures and an even cooler historical background ;)

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  6. Awesome units...and shields!
    Phil.

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  7. Brilliant figures! I love these and the Conquest Games stuff - great news all round ;)

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  8. beautiful knight unit, I love the shields

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  9. Gorgeous buddy!

    I see you are continuing our 'no decal' shield challenge?
    That half eagle number will be hard to beat :-)

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  10. Sweetness in a box!

    Did the figures come with caparisons for the horses, or did you add those?

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    1. Thanks Dugroz! Yes, the caparisons came with the figures. All the Fireforge Teutonics have caparisons, half the Templars, and none of the Sergeants.

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  11. These look great, especially with the variety of the mixed kits!
    I'm trying to decide on a project to start and FireForge are tempting me!
    I really like the way you've done the bases. Are they based on 40x40mm for Deus Vult and do you have to base cavalry like that?
    Matt

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    1. Thanks Matt! The bases are 5cm X 5cm or 2.5cm X 5cm, and they are the bases that come with the figures. I agonised over basing for a while, but I think the mixture of single and double bases will give me enough flexibility. For example, I want to use these for Impetus as well, using bases with 12cm frontage, so I would only be .5cm over if I use a mix of the Fireforge bases. Deus Vult specifies 5cm X 5cm for cavalry and 6cm X4cm for infantry, but there are rules for how to deal with different basing, and it is pretty forgiving really.

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    2. Ah okay I see, when I'm basing mine I want to be flexible so I can use them for different games so I'm basing my infantry on 2p coins and getting some movement trays from www.warbases.co.uk so they can be used for skirmishes. Hopefully that system would work with Deus Vult. There's too many great looking ruelsets tempting me at the moment, and Warlord Games' Hail Caesar is reduced to 20 pounds!

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