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Author Topic: Bison's Tales of Hobby Crafting  (Read 53506 times)

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Reply #360 on: June 10, 2023, 11:17:57 PM
Thank you. It's quite a relaxing process and using the DMG random tables is actually quite fun as a solo game as well. It really plays out more like a skirmish wargame than a story-based RPG but I find myself linking the random events and creating a story. I roll up 4-5 characters on a single page with just the key vital stats, gear, and spells and off I go. I think I have four or five dungeons going for the map. One of which you might experience at some point in the future... ;)

Very cool Bison, very cool! I forgot abut the random generation tables in the DMG and I now remember using them to create dungeons for fun. Looking forward to whatever you have to share with us in the future.



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Reply #361 on: June 11, 2023, 08:34:53 PM
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Reply #362 on: July 17, 2023, 06:57:12 PM
It's been a few weeks since my last hobby update. Progress has been slow but progress is progress.

I have finished my Essex Republican Romans other than shield details and flocking on the cavalry. The foot infantry needs to be based.

Roman cavalry.

First up is my leader stand. In ADLG, leaders can be purchased in a unit or individually. This is a typical DBA leader stand.


Roman medium horse.


Roman foot. These are the principes. The hastati and triarii are basically the same sculpt. The hastati do not have the chain armor and the triarii have a long spear. 



For scale purposes, it's easy to forget just how tiny 15mm is really.





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Reply #363 on: July 17, 2023, 09:06:15 PM
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The last shot with the penny!
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Fantastic work!  :applause:

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Reply #364 on: July 17, 2023, 09:24:52 PM
Great job with those!



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Reply #365 on: July 17, 2023, 10:01:42 PM
:o
The last shot with the penny!
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Fantastic work!  :applause:

Yeah, somedays I really question my sanity.



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Reply #366 on: July 17, 2023, 10:02:57 PM



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Reply #367 on: July 17, 2023, 10:09:19 PM
I just realized the penny is 40 years old. I feel so old now realizing I was rocking the same AD&D books I still use today in 1983. :(



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Reply #368 on: July 17, 2023, 10:43:54 PM
just don't ask TCT what he was doing in '83 ;D

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Reply #369 on: July 17, 2023, 10:46:34 PM
those dudes look nice!

bring them up here next time you come and let's see them on the table en masse

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Reply #370 on: July 17, 2023, 11:05:16 PM
those dudes look nice!

bring them up here next time you come and let's see them on the table en masse

The goal is to get at least 100-point ADLG armies done before Southern Front. Hopefully, adulting responsibilities comply.



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Reply #371 on: July 17, 2023, 11:28:01 PM
just don't ask TCT what he was doing in '83 ;D

Haha...he hangs with us old guys in an RPG game and keeps us in line. :D



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Reply #372 on: July 18, 2023, 08:49:28 AM
I have issues. I started cleaning the next batch of Republican Romans last night. Cleaned the excess metal from the casting process and placed the miniatures in a Simple Green solution last night. The Simple Green bath is to remove the molding chemical residue. Is 12 hours too long? Probably but I like to give my metal the full spa treatment. Of course, I cannot let stuff sit. So this morning post-workout, I finished the cleaning process. These miniatures are from Old Glory 15s.

Toothbrush, a clean bowl of water, one of the wife's baking sheets, and some paper towels. Surprisingly, she said nothing as I was prepping the dining room table and rummaging through the cabinets for a baking sheet. I guess after 20 years she has come to accept my ways of being an awesome nerd.


32 Principes


32 Hastati


This will make 8 L'Art De La Guerre (ADLG) bases or 15 DBA bases. And with the already painted Essex figures, I should have 10 bases of Republican Roman hastati and principes heavy foot stands for the field. The max base count in ADLG is 16 but I have never seen an army list with that many stands.

I am pretty sure this is not what the 80s tag line "we do more before 9 am than most people do all day" was referring to.



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Reply #373 on: July 18, 2023, 11:37:54 AM
Hahahaha

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Reply #374 on: July 18, 2023, 09:09:32 PM
just don't ask TCT what he was doing in '83 ;D

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just don't ask TCT what he was doing in '83 ;D

Don't know about that. Last session was rough for my dwarf  :sick:

Haha...he hangs with us old guys in an RPG game and keeps us in line. :D