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WHFB Beast Clans
« on: April 15, 2010, 12:38:27 PM »
As promised here are some pics of my alternate WHFB Dwarfs using the Chronopia Beast Clans.

I am using GF9 magnetic bases along with the GW movement tray. here is a unit of Vulture swordsmen, the first 2 ranks aren't cleaned up or glued to the bases and I still need to work on a command group. The bases and movement tray will be textured before painting, when ever that is..


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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 01:22:29 PM »
Can't wait to see them painted up.  Are some of those the ones I mailed you??  I'd like to make sure they got to their new home.
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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 01:34:47 PM »
No I haven't received them yet, should be sometime this week.

My immediate goal is to have a 1000pt list consisting of a mix of clans.

Thane - Vulture Talon Lord

20 Warriors - Vulture Swordsmen
20 Warriors - Darktusk Swordsmen? or Bloodbone Gauntlets

10 Quarrelers - Vulture Marksmen

10 Thunderers - converted Bloodbone Axemen? holding rifles.

2 Bolt Throwers or a Cannon
1 Organ Gun or possibly a Gyrocopter

I would use Vulture crew for the Bolt Throwers while possibly using Bloodbones for gun-powder wielding dwarfs and crew.
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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 05:04:28 PM »
Those are going to look great. Keep us posted please.
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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 05:29:31 PM »
Let me know when they arrive.  I want to keep my good trader status and see your results.  This looks like it's gonna be big!
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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 07:43:01 AM »
I have been trying to find a suitable Bolt Thrower to use with the Dwarfs. I am not a hug fan of the GW one, its okay I guess but It's made out of metal/stone? and I'm not really a fan of the new dwarf fluff/attitude that views wood is an inferior building material.

After a little searching on the web and I found some roman war machines that could fit the bill although they do look slightly 'primitive' compared to many fantasy counterparts. Any thoughts or pointers to other Bolt Throwers/Ballista miniatures would be appreciated.

I would mount both the smaller Scorpio's on a single base to count as a larger bolt thrower comparable to WHFB.

Miniatures are from Warlord Games.

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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2010, 08:14:14 AM »
I think those would work just fine.
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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010, 09:30:31 PM »
Here are a few Blood Bone Axemen I have cleaned up and mounted on bases/tray. I had rounded the pointy toed boots on the first few and felt compelled to trim them all down.

While I think a full unit of 20 with command would look impressive they are some of the few sculpts that I could easily add rifles to. It all depends on the rifle size but I envision them holding the barrel with the stock resting on the ground. I may have to reposition some arms.



Part of me wants to stay 'true' to the Chronopia fluff and not use any black powder weapons, thoughts?
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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2010, 01:28:06 PM »
Well, it's Warhammer done with Chronopia, so I say go with your gut.  You can always convert one just to see how it looks first before committing.
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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2010, 09:13:28 AM »
Have you thought about using Bayonets with the Blood Bone rifles? Maybe using their Ake heads for this purpose?
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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2010, 07:00:08 PM »
My gut says that if I ever plan on playing or even assembling an army larger then 1k, I should have some variety in missile weapons and war machines.  So black powder is in, not to mention I have had a hard time finding enough vulture marksmen.

The bayonet idea is a good one. I am still looking for some rifles/muskets to use but I will give them a try.

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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010, 02:29:42 AM »
Kroot rifles ??
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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 09:59:23 PM »
I received the postal slip for my Prince August order so I should be able to show some more progress soon.

In the mean time I bought the roman war machines set and they are a pretty good fit. However I do not think they will match up to anything more technical such as the planned organ gun.

Now I am eyeing up the following from Black Tree Design. I like that they are not as elaborate as the GW war machines.
Finances permitting I will pick up a pair of bolt throwers and an organ gun. But first I will have everything else cleaned, based and ready for weapon swaps if need be.



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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 10:16:57 PM »
Kroot rifles ??

I managed to find a couple but they are far to big/long.  I have not been able to find any musket or old-style rifles so far, although there are plenty of WWII and Sci-fi weapons out there. Unless anyone knows of a source I will be looking into using the GW thunderers rifles. I am hoping there are some rifles on the sprue with out arms and hands cast to it.

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Re: WHFB Beast Clans
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2010, 12:18:59 PM »
Now Mantic hasn't released it yet, but this would make an excellent Organ Gun for your forces, once they release it.

http://www.manticblog.com/?cat=7