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Tyromancer

The Legions of Morximinus Thrash

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Chris Tomlin    2,980

@Tyromancer - Mate! This thread. B|

I've seen some odd photos of your work Retweeted etc on Twitter (whats your username on there as I need to give you a follow) and thought it looked cool, but having spent the time to properly look through the thread this morning I can see it's truly something else. The attention to detail and dedication to theme is really outstanding, you should be super proud of your work here.

Wish I'd come across the thread sooner, but a combination of a short absence from the forum and an issue with photos displaying on my work computer meant it has eluded me so far.

But yeah, stunning stuff. In terms of paint work, I particularly like your Warchanter's face.

My only jokey negative is that you've chainmailed over the back of the Brutes, which is one of my favourite parts to paint haha! ;) (not that anybody else ever sees it mind...I often notice that other well painted Ironjawz armies neglect the back of the Brute models tut tut!).

Can't wait to see more of this army. Great work.

Chris

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I can't like this thread enough; it is easily one of my favorites on TGA now.  I am a bit biased as a Classics major, and one who has spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours on Rome Total War and it's expansions before hopping into miniature wargaming, this makes me really happy.

It also reminds me how I have never seen any sort of fantasy setting use a Roman analogue, at least not one that feels Roman.  There was one similar to Rome in Dragon Age, but that was the precious empire that had shaped the world through its actions, and was not the main focus of the story.  This thread makes me glad to know that my homebrew D&D campaign is not the only Roman-fantasy crossover around :)

Seeing this is now giving me some ideas.   Hm....

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Spiky Norman    253
1 hour ago, BunkhouseBuster said:

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It also reminds me how I have never seen any sort of fantasy setting use a Roman analogue, at least not one that feels Roman. [...]

As an aside - Maybe 40k is not a fantasy setting as such, but the 30k spare marines especially the Ultramarines are VERY roman legion inspired, both in terms of iconography and designs to the lore - Prime example: https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-DK/roboute-guilliman-primarch-of-the-ultramarines

 

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Apparently I don't know how to use spoiler-tags

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Tyromancer    95
6 hours ago, Chris Tomlin said:

@Tyromancer - Mate! This thread. B|

I've seen some odd photos of your work Retweeted etc on Twitter (whats your username on there as I need to give you a follow) and thought it looked cool, but having spent the time to properly look through the thread this morning I can see it's truly something else. The attention to detail and dedication to theme is really outstanding, you should be super proud of your work here.

Wish I'd come across the thread sooner, but a combination of a short absence from the forum and an issue with photos displaying on my work computer meant it has eluded me so far.

But yeah, stunning stuff. In terms of paint work, I particularly like your Warchanter's face.

My only jokey negative is that you've chainmailed over the back of the Brutes, which is one of my favourite parts to paint haha! ;) (not that anybody else ever sees it mind...I often notice that other well painted Ironjawz armies neglect the back of the Brute models tut tut!).

Can't wait to see more of this army. Great work.

Chris

Thanks Chris!  Twitter is @theTyromancer.  As a whole, I wanted to take something on that was to the same detail as your army, but using  David Soper's skin scheme to the best of my ability.  Every model would be modified in some fashion, which this theme forces me to do as each Orruk will undergo Romanification if they are an Ironjawz unit. 

The warchanter's face will likely be the best as he was the first and I got to experiment until I found something that worked.  Everything to this point has been trying to copy the process as I am one of those fools who does not write down recipes.  But I am ok with that.

As for the Brutes' backs, going full chain on all the combat troops was a must for me.  I remember hearing, possibly on TBS, that it was an area that a lot of people had skipped, so therefore I specifically wanted to make it an area that received detail.  I had originally wanted the chainmail to be worn and have holes, but the Brutes are the elites and it felt silly to not have them in top form, gear-wise.  

4 hours ago, Malakree said:

Sweet Jesus Holy ****** Christ those are amazing.

Thanks!

 

1 hour ago, BunkhouseBuster said:

I can't like this thread enough; it is easily one of my favorites on TGA now.  I am a bit biased as a Classics major, and one who has spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours on Rome Total War and it's expansions before hopping into miniature wargaming, this makes me really happy.

It also reminds me how I have never seen any sort of fantasy setting use a Roman analogue, at least not one that feels Roman.  There was one similar to Rome in Dragon Age, but that was the precious empire that had shaped the world through its actions, and was not the main focus of the story.  This thread makes me glad to know that my homebrew D&D campaign is not the only Roman-fantasy crossover around :)

Seeing this is now giving me some ideas.   Hm....

Steam says I've spent nearly 20 full days (479hrs) on the 3 versions of Rome Total War that I have installed there.  To be fair, I have it on while hobbying, since it is a turn-based game and I can start/stop as needed.  I pretty only play Total War games now for this reason.  Everything else is a time sink that takes away from hobby time.

Elder Scrolls had their empire which looked Roman, but I don't know enough about the setting to speak to that.  

 

30 minutes ago, Spiky Norman said:

As an aside - Maybe 40k is not a fantasy setting as such, but the 30k spare marines especially the Ultramarines are VERY roman legion inspired, both in terms of iconography and designs to the lore - Prime example: https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-DK/roboute-guilliman-primarch-of-the-ultramarines

 

Funny you mention Guilliman, he was the specific model I was going for with the Megaboss.  The pose, the base where he can be removed, all of that was inspired by the FW model.

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Tyromancer    95

Think I've finished with knocking together my Ironskull's Boyz, though I am not 100% committed to how Basha looks.   I may have to change the weapons to the skull like maces in the gladiator scene in Rome.  I just need to check my bits box.

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Kramer    725
On 11/13/2017 at 6:00 PM, Spiky Norman said:

Prime example

hehe, I see what you did there...

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Tyromancer    95

Group shots without the gladiators.  Revisions to Bash a has caused them to be delayed in their painting.  I bought a bunch of plastic card to make either a ballista/scorpion, but a lot of Christmas projects may delay that production (pic of examples from last year below).  

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