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the Bloodguard

Postby Bragallot » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:40 am

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The royals are the rulers of the kingdom. As a military unit they are known as 'the Bloodguard', made up from the many sons and daughters of the King. They form the vanguard of his realm. They all have the same red hair, a sign of royalty in the Kingdom of Shadowtops. It hasn't occured yet that they fight as a unit though, as they are most often scattered across the Kingdom's feudal states, each Bloodguard possessing the right to give command.

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The right of the column. You can see the King to the left, and the Grand Marshal to the right. The Grand Marshal is the most badass of them all and thus granted that equipment and helmet, but he needs a helmet his visor fits better on (one of those older ones I presume :? ).

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The left of the column, with my favourite unit; the king's daughters, who all wield zwei hander. They are the only 'good' torsos I put armour over (I try to avoid that 'cos I think it's a shame when you have a bunch of otherwise useless ones lying about), but I couldn't find any other use for my silver armour. The guy with the eye patch to the right isn't a son of the King, but his brother and lord of the Bloodguard and the Kingdom, second only to the King.

I wanted to make a faction who all had red hair, but while I do have a lot of them I of course don't have enough red-headed figs for an entire army, so I made them royals because the King was red-haired anyway. He's my first castle fig ever, btw. They have 'one' royal soldier who I didn't think was really worth showing, their ranks still need expanding :s

I cleaned up a bit and kept finding minifig parts and tried to use them all to the best effect so here's some updated pics from my other factions:

The Bulls, with a new Bullbeast fig, two new leaders, three new heavies, another phalanx leader, three cannons, and with their ranks slightly expanded and several fig's appearance changed. Yeah, I'm working on 'em.

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Somethings wrong with this pic :s However I used some faces and torsos I didn't find a use for on the first go on my 'skeleton warlocks', who are now known as 'wraiths' instead. It freed up some heads for the expanding skellie army :)

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... who's squad leaders now have more evil faces and other hats, as well. In the background you can see the guardian, who is now an imperial trooper :s

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Some baddies you hadn't seen yet. About half of them are 'IWC' (Intergalatic War Clan, my modern army) characters, but most of them have a double role so they can participate in medieval fantasy slaughters as well :) Forgive me for the megablocks fig, I still can't find a use for him myself :(

Updated pic on the Dwellers:

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And the Wolfpack's new leader, who didn'tfit on the first pic.

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The imperials hardly changed but for the colour of their leader's helmets, and a new bannier carrier was also 'elected':

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The armies of Kerrat can hardly be called that yet, I still need a lot more stuff (mostly armour to cover the not very castle-like torsos) for them, but the idea is that they have three knight's classes (based on black falcons, dragon masters and fright knights) each with two unique banner carriers per unit, and one leader and sorceror each, so they can be used in nice small battles as well as large ones when you put them together, the same as my royalists really. Garth and Xalen in the back don't really belong to them anymore, but heck :)

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Dragon knights, supposed to become pikemen like the Bulls are. The bats are just regular heavy swordsmen battalions, just like the eagles.

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They are closest to being finished and their leader and mage already are, but I still need a lot moar armour and shields. See the abandoned black falcon body? It's supposed to be the start of a 12-man archer / crossbowmen battalion :?

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Some guys and parts just don't fit in whatever you try. Timmy, the evil supervisor of the spare parts, has decided to start a rebellion to claim more rights for the spare parts brigade. His rebellion hasn't had much success yet because most of his 'troops' are handicapped and anything deemed useful about them is quickly shipped towards the 'real' armies. However, these guys are simply screaming for customization, but I'm still looking for ideas, and good, fitting custom torso's.

That's most of my figs, but I forgot / didn't take pictures of my pistol unit and hitokiri. They too, still need some stuff, though all but 2 figs are at least no lacking any body parts.

And what's this? A battlefield? Am I perhaps finally up to something, or will school stop my efforts once more? :?

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Yeah, I'm still working on a bunch of things but I have hobbies / doings outside of BW still and don't always have the money / time ... things are moving in the right direction even if it's happening slowly, though.
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Postby Zahru II » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:22 am

All chromie goodness... I really like all those diverse factions.
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Postby james+burgundy » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:22 am

Where the hell is all the blood? I tell you what people these days don't know how to lay down a good amount of blood. I did one battle so bloody that it made the front page of Brik Wars :evil:
No props; no backdrop; only two minifigs standing in the road. In a single arresting vignette, james+burgundy captures the very essence of BrikWars, and then splatters it all over the plastic asphalt.
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Postby Zahru II » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:45 am

james+burgundy wrote:Where the hell is all the blood?


As a military unit they are known as 'the Bloodguard'


I consider this a FAIL, j+b.
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Postby Elmagnifico » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:47 am

Might I suggest using the Dungan Jaw-Jaws as some sort of sand basilisk, that can turn men to stone just by looking at them?
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Postby 501stCadians » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:39 am

Elmagnifico wrote:Might I suggest using the Dungan Jaw-Jaws as some sort of sand basilisk, that can turn men to stone just by looking at them?

Why not use them as Cannon Fodder?
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Postby Elmagnifico » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:56 pm

maybe because he doesn't have enough of them to do that effectively?
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Postby dcl32 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:24 pm

each Bloodguard possessing the right to give command


To eachother? Or to lower troops. Or is it some kind of ridiculous thing where there is no rank but every one contributes, hey i bet that's what the soviets do
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Postby Strana » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:54 pm

its a real treat to see well put together castle factions, nicely done.
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Postby Bragallot » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:35 pm

That basilisk thing was a good idea. I'll try something tomorrow. Gungan heads are damn hard to get off of torsos though. :s

dcl32 wrote:
each Bloodguard possessing the right to give command


To eachother? Or to lower troops. Or is it some kind of ridiculous thing where there is no rank but every one contributes, hey I bet that's what the soviets do


It means that when they leave Shadowtops (where the Royals live) and go into a feudal state they are above even the faction leader of that region and can command him and his army to crawl across the floor if they want to as if they were the king himself, though they generally carry authorization from the king or that eye-patch guy before doing anything like this ;)
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Postby dcl32 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:44 pm

ok, i thought it was something like that
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Postby Magic Soap » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:32 am

The idea of the basilisk could fit. With all these hideous leftovers, make mythological creatures! They could then battle your fantasy armies.
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Postby OneEye589 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:20 am

I agree! It's awesome to see massive amounts of matching minifigures, but I also really enjoy seeing creations as well. Could we have a close up of that bull-beast?
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Postby Bragallot » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:29 pm

Yeah I know I should do more than just posting minifigs, and I will, but organizing my room without making it too obstructive is taking some time. You'll get a close-up soon, along with two of my little 'creations' and perhaps the gunganmonster if it works out the way it's in my mind and I have finished it then. However, my kodak easysoftware was causing problems on my pc and I uninstalled it, so I should look for a way around that first :?
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