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Well, the story's seven or eight years in the making, but we finally got married.
Now we just need to get Gene Van Horne to sculpt a bride and groom mouseling. Or a zombie bride and groom mouseling. Or a bride and groom mouseling with chainsaws...
By Lord of the Dish Pit
These were done in two batches, the first almost a year ago.
The whole crowd.
The Staff. These were part of last year's batch and I tried to give the Innkeeper the Perpetual Bartender Sneer.
The Drunks. The two on the sides were last year's batch.
Totally new to the Reaper brand, so forgive me if this is mentioned somewhere else.....
When I look at the Mousling line of minis, I see a few different models that are listed as 2 separate SKUs and 2 different prices but there's zero information about them so I don't know what's up with that. For example with SKU 03744 it's $7.49, while — SKU 77290 is $2.99 (Mousling Druid & Beekeeper). I've also noticed this with the King & Princess, Ranger & Yeoman, etc. The cheaper models are shown with a B next to them on the table as well. The only other difference I've noticed is release dates.
I saw one thread mention different SKU's for different materials but it didn't mention the 03XXX SKUs. Can someone help me?
I want them all but don't want to buy the same thing at two different prices if they are, in fact, the same thing.
This will be the Terrain build-up thread for the Valkyria Chronicles scenario I am creating here: Let’s Make … Gallia to Arms! A 20mm Valkyria Chronicles Scenario
I wanted to create a double effect with the terrain. On one hand, my goal was to recreate the atmosphere that Valkyria Chronicles radiates, this special kind of game and anime combination that made the game's artstyle so unique.
On the other hand I was aware that there is some difference between the view the player in VC has on the units and terrain and the view a player has on a board game.
So I decided to mix the overall design with the art style of the original Blitzkrieg strategy game.
Well then - gehen wir's an!
I’ve been asking myself if this is the right place, but as this project has been the one that kept me busy for most of my recent time and is very dear to me, I would like to present it to you.
The whole idea to this was born during the time when I nearly stopped painting miniatures and doing wargaming.
I had some pretty bad experiences with some guys and communities in Germany and my overall motivation to do some painting and building stuff was down to almost none. I even stopped writing which normally is my preferred method of relaxing. In short: A midlife miniature crisis.
Read some more about the background over here:
Gallia to Arms - original blog entry
During that time a friend of mine bought the miniature kit of the Edelweiß tank that became available just then and later also purchased the kit of the Shamrock tank. That was the moment I decided to also make a small miniature project within the world of Valkyria Chronicles which I had known and liked since I first came to know the original game (or rather … its soundtrack).
I had a lot of 20mm figures left and some 1/72 scale tanks, which I figured to be perfect for my plan to recreate the equipment and figures of the game in small scale. They don’t need much space, are easily convertible and they don’t cost as much as 28mm figures and vehicles.
As some of my friends continued to do wargaming on WWII and I had so much stuff left, I soon decided to create a small force of Gallian troops for WWII skirmish games. Unfortunately it turned out that the game rules they were using rendered the Valkyria Chronicles scenario almost useless (due to balancing issues).
So I continued creating models just for fun, using the whole anime scenario to set up the amusing story of a guy doing weird stuff.
It somehow got out of hand …
My little builds caught the attention of some guys organizing an annual local tabletop event called “Do or Dice” – and they asked me if I’d like to present some of my miniatures.
I thought – wow – what an honor – but … it’s a tabletop event, not a miniature showcase event. So … hm. What to do?
Right! Create an own scenario.
Luckily I had acquired some left-over scale train terrain from my late uncle – and there were two grass mats measuring 100cm x 70cm.
Perfect for a small skirmish game. Reason enough for me to tackle that challenge.
Fortunately I’ve like 8 month or so left.
Well then – Let’s Make … Gallia to Arms!
Creating a scenario set in the Valkyria Chronicles universe requires certain elements.
As I plan to use this thread as the main thread and create threads for the single elements of the game – Gallian Forces, Imperial Forces and Terrain – consider this as some kind of register for the different threads. I will frequently update the different sections, so stay tuned.
What do we need?
Gallian Army WIP Thread
Game rules and scenario setup
Let’s make this:
Or at least something that looks like it …
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