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Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:28 am
by Zahru II
I fucking love these new things

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:18 am
by FPSlover
Your army put my little (and soon to be posted) army to shame. Good luck. can't wait to see more!

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:25 am
by IVhorseman
Love the bike, NPU of the little rayguns.

Have you seen the black heads that come with the ninjago baddies? The cheapy $10 mech thing comes with one of em, and they've absolutely got the whole traditional japanese demon face. It's pretty cool and might fit well.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:44 pm
by aoffan23
IVhorseman wrote:Have you seen the black heads that come with the ninjago baddies? The cheapy $10 mech thing comes with one of em, and they've absolutely got the whole traditional japanese demon face. It's pretty cool and might fit well.


I can't believe I hadn't thought of that yet. It's pretty much the exact same idea, and yet it didn't occur to me. I'll consider it, but I don't think those heads would fit with the regular guys. If I do get one, he'll be the dragon master or something, because those faces look a lot more supernatural than the Uruk-Hai ones do. It's unlikely that I'll end up picking one up, because none of the new Ninjago sets appeal to me, but I appreciate the suggestion.

And yes, those ray guns are extremely fun to use.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:42 pm
by IVhorseman
Nah, just stick em on the body-guards and swap out their red sleeves for black.

I don't remember which one's the dragon master, but the set I'm talking about is tenbux and has a million little joint pieces. Joint pieces that just might help with those giant animals you're making...

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:36 pm
by aoffan23
IVhorseman wrote:Nah, just stick em on the body-guards and swap out their red sleeves for black.

I don't remember which one's the dragon master, but the set I'm talking about is tenbux and has a million little joint pieces. Joint pieces that just might help with those giant animals you're making...


Sorry, I meant to say that I'll use the little guy's face as a dragon master for my army. Also, I know the set you're talking about, and although it has a lot of nice gold parts, it's just not worth it to me.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:10 pm
by Colette
IVhorseman wrote:Nah, just stick em on the body-guards and swap out their red sleeves for black.

I don't remember which one's the dragon master, but the set I'm talking about is tenbux and has a million little joint pieces. Joint pieces that just might help with those giant animals you're making...

But balljoints/Natalya.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:52 pm
by aoffan23
New stuff! All the pictures are taken on my desk, because the table I usually use for pictures is cluttered with a lot of stuff.

Anyway, first up is the band of Arctic guys. I've added a buggy, a helicopter, and armed all of them properly. No progress on Ursus, but I haven't disassembled him either.

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One of the grunts is now the polar bear herder, and he has a harpoon gun. The rest have pickaxes.

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Pilot, ice bike driver (both effectively the same thing), hero (with skis and two icepicks), mining specialist (with dynamite and chainsaw), and medik (with syringe and flare gun).

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Ice bike with twin harpoon guns.

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Buggy. It seats a driver and a gunner. The turret is a machine gun with two small harpoons.

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Skis stored in the back.

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Helicopter with big harpoon launcher and missile pod. The missile aren't very fitting to the theme of the army, but I justify them by saying they're for mining (like the dynamite).

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Planned special rules: extra damage on fleshy targets for the harpoons, immunity to any kind of cold damage, increased movement when wearing skis. I have a bunch of snowshoes, but I couldn't find them in my minifig bucket.

Next up is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, but finally made enough minifigs to flesh it out.

Canada VS. U.S.A.
Both sides have a hero, two champions (one on foot and one mounted with a flag), and some infantry. Both will have their own unique abilities based on cultural stuff.

The Canadian side:
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Hero with chainsaw, axe, and snowshoes. The snowshoes will probably give him some kind of movement bonus on difficult terrain.

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Hockey player with hockey stick and skates. The skates will definitely give him a speed boost, and he'll be Shielded by all his padding.

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Mountie with pistol, sword, and horse with the Canadian flag. He'll an ability called "We always get our man," which will allow him to mark a target and receive a skill boost when attacking them. Once the target is dead, he can designate a new target (a target is marked until they are killed).

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Red Green. I was going to make him a mekanik (notice the roll of duct tape), but there's nothing to repair. maybe I'll give them a Zamboni or something.

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Outdoorsmen (and an outdoorswoman). Two with hatchets, two with power saws, one with a flare gun, and a park ranger with a sniper rifle. Extra damage to wooden structures? Resistance to cold damage?

The American side:
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Hero with shotgun and Hammer of Justice. No idea what abilities to give him yet, except that maybe the hammer can set stuff on fire.

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Lady Liberty with the Torch of Liberty. She'll likely have a higher structure level due to the fact that she's made of metal.

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Zombie Lincoln (thank god for the Jekyll/Hyde minifig) with AK-47 and horse with the American flag. I should read up on him to figure out a fitting ability, but I might just do the whole "resurrecting zombies" thing.

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Lincoln's mob of freed zombie slaves, armed with swords, torches, and a flintlock pistol. The ability I'm going to give them is the Second Amendment. A zombie may use their action to roll a d4. on a roll of 4, they get a free pistol (they can only carry one at a time). They'll be Half-Minded, but I figure that having a 25% chance of making a gun magically appear in their hands makes up for it.

I might do a forum battle with these, but I'm more likely to just do a battle report, since I don't have the dedication to keep a forum battle going.

What does y'alls thinks?

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:51 pm
by Kalvinator
Jeep and helicopter are amazing, the gun on the jeep is one of my favorite parts, will probably have to make it if I can figure out how. Also, the US vs Canada figs all look great.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:56 pm
by Theblackdog
These guys just get better and better.  The Arctic guys have to be my favorite with their awesome weapons and vehicles.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:57 pm
by Scratch
This, this is just  :ftw:

Although the Americans should watch out for the red-coat zombie, could be a double agent for the Crown.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:46 pm
by Silverdream
Your vehicles are superb. I think you've captured the essence of Canada quite well as too. Perhaps you could add some Vancouver rioters for cannon fodder.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:48 am
by Ben-Jammin
:tiger: That arctic faction is excellent. Love the jeep and helicopter.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:41 pm
by aoffan23
Kalvinator wrote:...the gun on the jeep is one of my favorite parts, will probably have to make it if I can figure out how.

Thank you for the compliment, but I'll spare you the trouble of figuring it out. Here are the parts:
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Scratch wrote:Although the Americans should watch out for the red-coat zombie, could be a double agent for the Crown.

Well, I um... shush. :fist:

Silverdream wrote: Perhaps you could add some Vancouver rioters for cannon fodder.

There are three things stopping me from doing that.
6. I would have to add more minifigs to the American side to balance that out, and I have no idea what the American ones could be. I would do rednecks, but I've already used up most of my redneck-ish torsos on the Canadians. I just don't have enough civilian minifig parts to add to both sides.
7. You'll notice these are in a thread titled "Some Miniature Forces". The whole idea of cannon fodder is that there is alot of it, and that would mean it wouldn't be a miniature force anymore.
8. These two armies are meant to be more about symbolism than manpower. I wanted them to be distinctly Canadian/American, and bulking them up -- especially with what would just be generic rioters -- would defeat the entire purpose. The Canadian side would just become a bunch of rioters with some random Canadian guys mixed in.


Anyway, thanks for the kind words, everybody.

Re: Some miniature forces

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:59 pm
by Kalvinator
Thank you.