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12 hours ago, Great Khan Artist said:

We who are about to die (again) salute you! Behold the retinue of Seti-Kaa!

 

You guys seem to really like it when I make terrain, so here you go: A pair of mastabas. They are 3" wide and just over 6" long. These are modeled on the ones in the Wargods of Aegyptus rulebook, except I used Hirst Arts blocks again. These were created to replace the elevators in Stargrave Quarantine's first solo scenario. The scenario specifies a 3x3" room for each elevator, and you have to unlock them and once you have enough crew, you can depart in the elevator. Obviously, this isn't really on theme for me, so I made mastabas with a 3x3" main chamber. There are stairs leading down (plot stairs, not modelled) and once enough warriors are in, the warband will collapse the door behind them to keep the mummies from following them down. Same rules, different feel. 

 

For those who are curious, a mastaba was essentially a mini pyramid. After the 3rd dynasty Old Kingdom pharaoh Djoser created the Great Pyramid as a resurrection machine, all the cool kids wanted one. Only a few pharaohs (and queens) in these early dynasties got true pyramids, but nobles and princes/ses emulated these by building mastabas. Often these were close to the pyramid of the pharaohs--as in life, so in death--the proximity effect of greatness. Mastabas usually had flat roofs, the name is from Arabic for bench. 

 

The plain and numerous mummies are Reaper Wargods models. Simple and easy, but nice sculpts. They are also huge. The mastaba walls are 1.5 inches tall. So if scale creep isn't your thing, beware. The fancy skellies are old Tomb King models from GW. These were much more detailed to do and took me longer than the set of 9 mummies. The mummies are bloater zombies for Stargrave converted. The skellies are elites for my Wargods Eater of the Dead army. 

 

 

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I know. I'm having a beast of a time loading them. I will try from the library next time I'm in. Failing that, maybe I can borrow Mumsy's camera. 

 

So it turns out that GlitterWolf is right. Anything over 4 mb won't load. I'm going to have to re-take the photos. Here's the only one that managed to load, the banner bearer. 

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On 1/12/2023 at 2:12 AM, Great Khan Artist said:

I know. I'm having a beast of a time loading them. I will try from the library next time I'm in. Failing that, maybe I can borrow Mumsy's camera. 

They could be too large.

Maybe try to size the pics down, there's a limit to the size of pics you can post I believe.

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On 1/12/2023 at 2:12 AM, Great Khan Artist said:

I know. I'm having a beast of a time loading them. I will try from the library next time I'm in. Failing that, maybe I can borrow Mumsy's camera. 

 

So it turns out that GlitterWolf is right. Anything over 4 mb won't load. I'm going to have to re-take the photos. Here's the only one that managed to load, the banner bearer. 

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You can resize pics on your pc/laptop. You don't have to take new pics.

Just rightclick on them and edit in windows, change size to about 25% and you'll be fine.

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"Free men". They have other names in the Frostgrave rulebook, but based on the colours I painted them, some people might find that offensive. They are the first two soldier entries, and they don't cost anything to recruit, hence the name. Early in her history, Egypt recruited mercenaries to make up the bulk of her army. Later, Egypt included populations of Semetic peoples and the ancestors of the Sundanese. It traded with and through other empires as far as northern China and India, Arabia and probably Somalia. I like painting a variety of skin tones, especially when I have loads of the same sculpt. It helps break them up. 

 

These models were a happy accident, as Lucid Eye sent me way more of them than I ordered. But they solve the problem of fodder for just about anything. There are a number of Stargrave scenarios that use the Unwanted Attention table, and these are my Bronze Age version. The spears and swords come from my bits box, I think they are spares from Mantic undead. (Weapons not supplied with these models.) 

 

The reddish ones represent the Egyptians themselves. The swordsman is Reaper's dark flesh triad; the spearman is GW's Catachan-Bloodreaver-Knight Questor Flesh triad. I find Reaper's middle dark flesh to be chalky, so I actually prefer the GW one. I gave the Reaper one a thinned wash of GW flesh wash to help blend it better. The caucasians represent a Greek and a Habiru. There were some Egyptians with red hair, it was considered the blessing of Set. I imagine when the Canaanites were added to the empire, the red hair came from their gene pool. The redhead was done in Reaper bones flesh colours triad, and the blond in Reaper tanned flesh triad. Finally, the darkest skinned was done in Reaper dusky skin triad. The loincloths are GW wraithbone with sepia wash and Reaper Linen and white layers.  

 

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