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Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby gaunt » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:44 pm

Hey everyone,
I haven't been on in the forums for a long time, but my dark-age boredom and nostalgia led me to creating another fantasy army and helped re-ignite an interest in the greatest battle game ever (Brikwars of course).

These are various units from different lands that fight together under the leadership of a wealthy individual. They are also united under a common enemy, my Imperial Army (a thread on them will soon follow).


A view of the whole force.
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Another view:
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Dismounted cataphract javelineers
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Rangers from the North, who operate as individual units and act as scouts as well as ranged troops. Accompanied by their trusty hunting hounds
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A warband of Northmen raiders, eager to pillage!
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A warlord of the eastern nations with his honor guard cavalry.
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Pike/halberd-type weapon wielding troops from the regions southwest of the empire.
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Militia Spearmen from the desert nations.
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General and his standard at the front of a contingent of skirmishing infantry and archers.
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Highland clansmen, roused to war against their pesky southern neighbor.
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Toshinorii sellswords from the Far East.
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The hammer-thrower, a longe-range artillery piece that launches hammers or axes long distances at a fairly high rate of fire. Not totally satisfied with this one. Also note that these are much less effective in practice, since a hammer is really only going to hit one enemy at a time.
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That's about it for the enemies of the God-Emperor and his armies. thanks for checking them out!
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Re: Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby Theblackdog » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:34 pm

I like the wide variety of minfigs on display here, the Rangers and Highlanders are my favorites. I feel like the pike guys could use a bit more detail -- the plain uniforms seem kind of odd on medieval minfigs.
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Re: Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby gaunt » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:58 pm

Glad you like em!

As for the pikemen, I was going for a sort of armor-heavy on the top look. I don't have enough armor-printed torsos, and the only armor I had left was black Euro armor with a skeleton design on the front, so I put them on backwards on those guys. I'm definitely open to any suggestions for changes you might like to see to that unit.
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Re: Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby Theblackdog » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:37 pm

Ah, I didn't notice the armor the first time because it's hard to see in the photos. I can see how they'd look good in person, though. Just wondering, what does the armor look like on the front?
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Re: Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby gaunt » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:52 pm

They really are kind of bland to be honest.

And here's the armor: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=2587pb20
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Re: Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby Silverdream » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:50 pm

This is very well done for such a diverse force.
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Re: Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby gaunt » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:27 pm

Silverdream wrote:This is very well done for such a diverse force.


Thank you! I was going for a core force of some of the tan guys surrounded by various mercenaries from different lands. Hence all the various units with different colors (or so goes my excuse).
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Re: Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby Bragallot » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:03 am

These are :666: , all these units look really mean and menacing. The wide variety of (awesome) troops reminds me of Hannibal's army. The skirmishing infantry even look like Iberian infantry, the highlanders could pass as the Gauls who fought in his army, etc. And I think you should keep the hammer-thrower 'cos that thing is :666: as well.

I really hope to see these guys on the battlefield soon.
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Re: Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby gaunt » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:17 am

Glad you like em! Funny that you make the Hannibal comparison, those skirmishes td were at first some Hellenic type troops, and the javelin guys were originally my attempt at Parthians, as were the tall shielded militia spearmen. We'll see about a battle in the near future for sure.
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Re: Mercenary Faction(s)

Postby Bragallot » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:13 pm

Well if that was what you were going for and I noticed it is says something about your army building skills! Looking forward to the battle.
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