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I have a day dream in my head of the 4 houses bring their miniature army's for a battle Royale! 

 

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House Frogwarts steps up, a well painted organized army of completely custom made miniatures, Some with wings, some with Tank barrels protruding from their chests and even an entire section of Insects holding rifles. It is a glorious show of custom-ness. They step up and push their modified army to the table.

 

 

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Then Figmentius arrives, they pour their bucket of miniatures on the table and organize them in lines. There are so many painted, primed, raw miniatures and even some still in the package that when they push them forward to the front line they begin to topple. But do not let your guard down it may be many, and it may be messy but they know everything about all of them. Knowledge is power for the Figmentus

 
 

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House Tabletop has an entire fleet of well painted organized miniatures inline and reserve units waiting. Whats that, The left flank is the great chibi guard... a fearsome bunch. They push them up to the front line,

 

 

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and finally after waiting and deciding to go get a bite to eat, Procrastius shows up, with only a few completed miniatures. The rest are unprimed miniatures glued to blank bases and a bag of assorted decorative bases, they push them to the front line "that will represent our army, we haven't finished them yet so this will do" The invisible army... probably the most frightening of the armies. Who can fight against and army you can't see.(Well kind of...)

 

Let the Games? being... LOL

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OK, so, this is the big baddy, I've got his body base coated, and I'm almost ready to base coat the arms, but they aren't glued on yet, so, just use your imagination, it's gonna look badelf.

 

OK, so, for, uh...the fighter, I've got this dude (pulls out the unpainted golem with the sword from Bones I), then for the wizard, I've got uh, this (pulls out one mini, hastily painted, where the paint is flaking off), and then I've got uh, this for the cleric (pulls out a Lego Minifig).

 

So, it totally works, just use your imagination.

 

(no bases, and there isn't a map, because you're fighting "in a big field")

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I have a day dream in my head of the 4 houses bring their miniature army's for a battle Royale! 

 

frogwarts.gif

House Frogwarts steps up, a well painted organized army of completely custom made miniatures, Some with wings, some with Tank barrels protruding from their chests and even an entire section of Insects holding rifles. It is a glorious show of custom-ness. They step up and push their modified army to the table.

 

 

figment.gif

Then Figmentius arrives, they pour their bucket of miniatures on the table and organize them in lines. There are so many painted, primed, raw miniatures and even some still in the package that when they push them forward to the front line they begin to topple. But do not let your guard down it may be many, and it may be messy but they know everything about all of them. Knowledge is power for the Figmentus

 
 

tabletop.gif

House Tabletop has an entire fleet of well painted organized miniatures inline and reserve units waiting. Whats that, The left flank is the great chibi guard... a fearsome bunch. They push them up to the front line,

 

 

procrast.gif

and finally after waiting and deciding to go get a bite to eat, Procrastius shows up, with only a few completed miniatures. The rest are unprimed miniatures glued to blank bases and a bag of assorted decorative bases, they push them to the front line "that will represent our army, we haven't finished them yet so this will do" The invisible army... probably the most frightening of the armies. Who can fight against and army you can't see.(Well kind of...)

 

Let the Games? being... LOL

But, but, but....

What Rule-Set are we going to use?????

 

Just deciding on how we are going to decide that, well, it might take a while....

 

I can see Froggy's Meerkats Charging across the table to find themselves in the midst of a Soviet 'Red God of War' artillery stonk....

The horde of Figmentius running from the rumor that the Procrastians are casting 'Slow Purchasing" spells...

 

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George

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Why I joined House Tabletop:

My first mini game was Hero Quest, put out by Hasbro and GW. Great little dungeoncrawl proto-RPG game, complete with a dungeon master. The minis were all in colored plastic. Heroes were red, undead white, humanoids green, and other in grey. After owning it for only a short time, I borrowed my dad's model paints and painted every single mini that came with the game, and then the minis that came with the 2 expansions that I got.

 

Fast forwarding 8 years, I got into my next mini game, also by GW, called Battlefleet Gothic. It was a Specialist Game about spaceship combat in the 40k universe. A friend and I got the starter box, and I took the imperial fleet from both. Another friend got Eldar. We agreed that we'd play our first game the following week. I showed up that next week with my fleet for the game all painted. Not well painted, mind you, but not terrible either. The chaos player had assembled his fleet, but hadn't painted it. The Eldar player's fleet was still tacky where the superglue hadn't dried. They refused to follow the rule about playing with unpainted ships.  :-/

 

These tendencies continue to this day. I hate showing up with an unpainted army to a game... So that's why I knew I had to pick House Tabletop!

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Why I joined House Tabletop:

My first mini game was Hero Quest, put out by Hasbro and GW. [snip]  After owning it for only a short time, I borrowed my dad's model paints and painted every single mini that came with the game, and then the minis that came with the 2 expansions that I got.

 

That's pretty much how I got started, too!  I still remember my orcs and goblins with god-awfully-bright red and sky-blue shirts...  :lol:  (I was still using Testors enamels back then, and these colors were probably for model car kits)

 

From HeroQuest (and similar games on the market at the time, including Dark World and Battle Masters), I went on to Advanced HeroQuest and from there Warhammer Fantasy (4th Ed., I think).  Somewhere in that time I started picking up "real" minis for AHQ, and that carried forward into our AD&D 2nd Ed. games.  I just recently found my original gnome crew, with their red dragonscale shoulderplates (painted on after we killed a red dragon) and an animated puppet familiar.  All fully painted, of course!

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I'm always super diligent about painting character minis for our D&D game, but anything more artsy tends to not get finished.  I've also noticed that now that I'm DMing a little I tend to get the monsters I need painted while all the other interesting ones that I thought would be fun to paint get bumped to the end of the line. 

 

Heck, I've barely bought anything miniature-related in months, plus my super-glue dried out before I used it up.  Yeah, I know which house I belong in.  ::D:

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Herman is just one of those European wolves. They just like to party more than the US variety.

I must be a transplant, then. I'm always up for a good party. :bday:^_^

 

In the Tabletop war-gaming groups that I hang out in, those totally unpainted armies are known as 'Silver Surfer armies', while the black primed ones are the 'Ninja armies'. White prime are 'Ghost armies'....

 

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So, what you're saying is that I've got a ghost army of silver surfer ninjas? :huh:

COOL!

 

I joined Frogwarts because I have some miniatures that I'm not even sure where all the pieces came from originally.

I keep copious lab notes on all of my experiments....

 

I may have said too much.

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I joined Frogwarts because I have some miniatures that I'm not even sure where all the pieces came from originally.

I keep copious lab notes on all of my experiments....

 

I may have said too much.

 

Considering how many pieces are 'made to fit', 90% reconstructed, or outright fabricated, I gave that up a long time ago.

 

Actually, in fairness, if I had ever started keeping lab notes I would have given that up.

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