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Kookanoodles

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  1. That would be incredible. Imagine the Roc Rider too!
  2. And here are my finished Oathsworn Cavalry and Death Knight: I'm not too happy about the Oathsworn rider. I kind of rushed to finish him and I did a wash on the armour that's too dark compared to the wash on the horse's armour. For the cape I did too dark a wash and the highlights were too bright. I managed to bring it back with a red wash, but now the details are all hidden. Too bad, but I think I'll leave it like that. I'll do better next time.
  3. Hello everyone, I finally played my first games of Runewars yesterday, and a situation came up regarding damage application. Here goes: Oathsworn Cavalry (2 full trays) are engaged with Reanimate Archers (2 full trays) Oathsworn have Melee Attack + extra Hit dialed in, they roll 3 Hits on the die 3 + 1 Hits = 4 Hits x 2 Threat = 8 Damage Reanimate Archers have 1 Defence and 1 Health. 1 Damage is applied to each figure = entire unit is wiped out Is this right? It seems ludicrously overpowered to wipe out an entire unit of 2 trays in one lucky, but not so unlikely dice roll. At first I thought we had got it wrong, and you're supposed to apply Hits, not Damage, figure per figure. So that would mean 4 figures get assigned a Hit each, and they all suffer 2 Wounds so one is wasted each time, and in the end only 4 figures get killed. But re-reading the rules, they clearly say to apply Damage, not Hits, figure per figure, so all 8 get killed. What is the correct interpretation? Does it seem right that the Oathsworn can wipe out the Archers so easily? Thanks a lot!
  4. Hello everybody, And here is my first finished tray of Spearmen:
  5. Looking good! I dont think the orange mantle looks too bad. You could try mixing in a little white in the orange and picking out the raised edges for a little more contrast. If you want to make the runes brighter I would recommend painting them solid white (do several thin coats if necessary), then with a quite well diluted colour. You can always do a second coat of the colour if the white still shows through too much.
  6. Seconded, the drybrush after the green wash is very important to make the color scheme work.
  7. Update, some better pictures and the first two horses. Next will be the riders, Spearmen, and Kari. What do you think?
  8. I don't think so, I think Hexwraith Flame works like a shade.
  9. I've used Vallejo washes personally, but I think Hexwraith Flame is exactly what you need as it's what Games Workshop uses to paint ghosts:
  10. Hey, those are mine actually! I primed them using Vallejo White Base. It's a priming paint that you apply with a brush without diluting it. I do this because I usually can't use spray primers in my apartment. If you're using spray-on white primer that'll work just fine and be quicker. Then it's a simple green wash (not glaze). I don't use glazes myself but I do believe they are somewhat different to washes in that they don't flow in the recesses as much. Since to get this spectral look I then dry-brush them with white to make the raised parts stand out, I don't think using a glaze would be much useful, but if anyone knows more about glazes than I do feel free to interject. You can use a different wash here if you like, a different sort of green or a blue or purple would most likely work great for a spectral look. Keep in mind because you're applying the wash on top of pure white it'll end up looking quite bright, as you see here, even though the wash I used was a rather dark green. Then as I said it's a simple matter of dry-brushing the entire spectral parts with plain white, and that really brings the whole thing together. To make life easier you should do this first before you paint the armor or belts, as that allows you to be completely messy with the green wash and the white dry-brush, it really won't matter if you wash and dry-brush all over the mini, as you'll paint over everything else anyway. Obviously you should also prime the minis entirely white for this to work. All in all it's a very quick scheme to do as it allows you to paint the skeleton and the rags all in one go and in two easy steps. Then it's just a matter of painting some armour and leather bits. So far I'm managing to paint my Waiqar much faster than my Daqan thanks to this. By the way the Waiqar armour is painted the same dark silver as the Daqan, but I do a light brown wash on top of it to make it look dirty whereas the Daqan armour is washed black.
  11. Oh yeah that was totally the idea. Wait, are they *not* supposed to be connected to his skull normally? I just assumed they were some kind of unholy protuberance.
  12. Thanks for the comments everyone ! @QuickWhit your lancers are really nice, it's making me want to try a greyish theme like that as well. Though I don't think it'll be soon as I'll probably be doing a tray of Spearmen, both heroes and maybe the horses before - I live in a small flat so I brush-prime most of my minis, but I'll need to spray the lancer and haven't had the chance yet. Anyway, here's this weekend's projet, Ardus Ix'Erebus! Bit of a half-assed job with the brown wash unfortunately, I diluted it a bit compared to my other Reanimates as I didn't want the armour to be quite as dirty, but I must have put too much as it has pooled in some places in a weird pinkish grey colour. I'm happy with the green handles on the axes however, I'll probably paint my Death Knights in a very similar scheme. In the background as you can see I'm working on some Spearmen.
  13. I hereby forfeit any and all accountability if the paint stripping goes poorly! ? Actually I still have no idea how I'm going to paint my carrion lancer. Since my reanimates are already green I'd want something else to contrast, but I don't have any purples and I don't want to mix paints as it's too hard to find the same colour again if I can't do it all at once. So I'm thinking some beiges and browns maybe, but I don't want it to be too dull. How did you paint yours?
  14. I have made some progress and finished the Golem and a tray each of Reanimates, Archers and Crossbowmen. I've gone a bit lighter with the shading on the three other Crossbowmen and they came out much nicer. What do you think? Apologies for the warm colours, I'm not good at taking pictures.
  15. Thanks! Yeah I thought about making the armour appear ghostly too, although I had considered washing it with green to blend into the rest, not your solution which I think would definitely have looked better. In the end I went the way I did mostly because I was trying to buy as few new paints as necessary for my Runewars minis and I already had all the browns and metallics, and also because my main inspiration were the Nighthaunt from Age of Sigmar, and I was tring to get that "ghost that raised from the dead wearing the old rusty armour he was entombed with" kind of look:
  16. Thanks! I must admit my choice of a ghostly scheme for the reanimates was partly because I like the look but in no small part because it would speed things up!
  17. Hello everyone, After years of hiatus, I have started painted minis again. I started with my Memoir 44 and Cyclades minis, but quickly wanted to go back to something a little bigger and more detailed (I had started all the way back in the early 2000's with the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, when it was first released). I also wanted something with a simple ruleset so I could quickly teach friends and family to play with me, as I don't plan on playing this competitively. I thought about Bolt Action and SW:Legion but ultimately decided against those as Bolt Action is a little too complex, Legion still too expensive, and with the discontinuation of Runewars in French I was able to pick up the core set + 2 expansions (Heavy Crossbowmen and Death Knights) for less than a Legion core set. Plus, the Golem! Anyway, I decided to paint my Daqan in a scheme somewhat inspired by Warhammer Fantasy imperials, and my Reanimates as some sort of wraiths clad in old rusty armour. It's a very quick scheme to do: white base, green wash, white brushing, and then paint the armour and wood/leather bits. Still a lot to improve of course, and I won't be shading the fabric with black wash on my next Daqan minis like I've done here, it looks messy especially on the white. I'll just do some layering. Bases are Army Painter Brown Battlegrounds left unpainted, and some static grass. What do you think?
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