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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gone camping - Gallic and Pontic camps

To finish the Impetus armies I started last spring, I needed a Gallic and Pontic camp plus Pontic command stands. Here are the results!

Gallic Camp: Seeing as how they're on the move, I think the player who deploys this camp should be allowed to move it across the tabletop each turn!  Old Glory driver, Black Hat wagon, Splintered Light dogs and handler, Xyston rider.  
Pontic camp:  Xyston figures and Baueda tent. Bark from the banks of the Mississippi doubling as rocky terrain.   Brent, I'll need a fresh baggie the next time we get together!

Pontic command stands:  Xyston Greek command figures.  
That wraps up my 15mm Impetus projects once and for all.  Next week, I'll explain why all of these fellows moved on to new homes.  

33 comments:

  1. Monty - that is some really good work there, pal. Love the Gaul base especially,

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    1. Yea, two good ones in a row! I'm feeling lucky!

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    1. Thanks Dal! Hey, I found some locals who play Saga. Maybe, just maybe I'll be the last guy to give it a try!

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  3. Hi Monty,

    well done Mate! as Phil says the Gallic camp is especially cool!
    more room in the cabinet for a new project ??? ;-)

    Cheers

    Gilles

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    1. Thanks Gilles, you mind reader you. Too much lead...and more.

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  4. They look fantastic, but they make me sad ;(

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    1. Thanks Fire. If I lived in a city near you, I'd still have them.

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  5. Marvelous, absolutly marvelous!
    Phil.

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    1. Phil, I appreciate your kind words.

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  6. Excellent work Monty! love the camp set.

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  7. Love the purple tent there Monty.......that must be the ' Big Kahuna's ' .......I'm guessing ?

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    1. Oh yes! Isn't it nice that in the ancient world, purple tents, capes or mittens are shorthand for the Big Kahuna? ;-)

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  8. very great choice in the colors
    great painting

    giving the reference of the figure is a very good idea

    congratulations for your award

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    1. Thank you Marco! It has dawned on me that one trick in making camps is to have a lot of lead to select from. Time to buy some more!

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  9. Super looking camps! Like that tree added.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Chris! I did double check and make sure the camp plus tree could fit in one of the travelling cake boxes I use to transport my armies.

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  10. Yup, very nice work there. I really svould try to do better camps, such as yours.

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    1. I follow your work and you, sir, have nothing to worry about. :-)

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  11. I'll get up a baggie of the good stuff, Sultan ;^)

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    1. Excellent! Cottonwood Grey collected from the banks of the Mississippi is the best. If we lived in Washington or Colorado, we could do the exchange by light of day. I'll be wearing a false beard and dressed as a train conductor so as to avoid drawing attention in your neighborhood.

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  12. I like your painting style. It is unique, figures are like cartoon :)

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    1. Thank you Artar! They do look a bit better at 3' than 6." I need to check and see if you've posted any new dioramas lately!

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  13. These look great. I think the camps in Impetus are a great opportunity for this sort of thing, I posted my attempt at one on my blog a while ago - you can see it here.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Matt. That is very very clever-I really like what you did!

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  14. Your blog is awesome. I am getting to the point where I want to start making my own bases (currently for Warhammer fantasy artillery pieces) so that the crew and machine can all be on the same movement tray/base. Do you use mdf board or something else to make your customs bases?

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    1. Thanks Elon, I appreciate your feedback!

      In the photo above, you'll probably recognize the GW movement tray plastic I used for for my camp. For figures and the command stands, I use 3mm laser cut plywood Litko bases. It is always cut straight and true.

      That would be a cool look if you could base your crewmen and machine all on a single tray. Good luck with that!

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