Galharen's works - 10.01.2022 Youtube channel

Want tips? Have tips? Have pictures even? Well, post them here!

Moderators: The Loremasters, The Heralds

Message
Author
SpellArcher
Green Istari
Posts: 13404
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Location: Otherworld

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#721 Post by SpellArcher »

Galharen wrote:few years ago fire bird was a no-go compared to the frostheart
Maybe better with a rider?
Galharen wrote:Now in 9th Age the situation turned and more odds are on the fire phoenix's side.
Again, did you consider adding an elf Galharen?
Galharen wrote:Here you have some photos:
Really nice, love the fire effect.

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#722 Post by Prince of Spires »

SpellArcher wrote:
Galharen wrote:few years ago fire bird was a no-go compared to the frostheart
Maybe better with a rider?
I think there was a good player towards the end of 8th ed who had some good success with a mounted flamespire. I think it was Furion, but I'm not sure (my search fu is failing me at the moment). He brought it to the ETC if I recall correctly.

Of course, his role (also in his team) was to not give up any points. And the anointed + flamespire is very good at that. Survivable character on top of a bird that can regenerate if it dies. So it was an interesting choice there.

But on its own he's indeed not that great in 8th edition. He usually feels like he underperforms the points he costs.

Rod
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

SpellArcher
Green Istari
Posts: 13404
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Location: Otherworld

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#723 Post by SpellArcher »

Prince of Spires wrote:think there was a good player towards the end of 8th ed who had some good success with a mounted flamespire. I think it was Furion, but I'm not sure (my search fu is failing me at the moment). He brought it to the ETC if I recall correctly.
It was indeed Rod, he top-scored with it.
Prince of Spires wrote:Of course, his role (also in his team) was to not give up any points. And the anointed + flamespire is very good at that. Survivable character on top of a bird that can regenerate if it dies. So it was an interesting choice there.
I remember him mentioning that a couple of opponents deliberately matched up with his list. The match-ups were much worse than they thought and they lost heavily.

User avatar
Giladis
Bond... James Bond
Posts: 2740
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:13 am
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Contact:

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#724 Post by Giladis »

Looking great as ever Galharen =D>
Image

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#725 Post by Prince of Spires »

SpellArcher wrote:
Prince of Spires wrote:Of course, his role (also in his team) was to not give up any points. And the anointed + flamespire is very good at that. Survivable character on top of a bird that can regenerate if it dies. So it was an interesting choice there.
I remember him mentioning that a couple of opponents deliberately matched up with his list. The match-ups were much worse than they thought and they lost heavily.
Yeah, it was a surprisingly strong and durable list. Though it should be noted that is was also specifically catered to the ETC, with its own comp system and match up format. Which means that the results don't necessarily translate one on one to non-comp random 8th edition.

Still, it could be worth a look.

Rod
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

User avatar
Galharen
Master of Brushes
Posts: 1272
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Poznan/Hannover

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#726 Post by Galharen »

there are so many different lists und builds which work really well now, this is amazing. What I like the most is the fact, that even things believed to be simply bad, prove to win tournaments and be very competetive. After ETC many people started using sea gurds because Furion did well with his list. It is the same story with the mounted fire phoenix few years ago.
In 2 weeks time there is another 60+ players tourney in my hometown which I'm gonna attend, I'm testing and scratching the list right now and I can't decide what I want to take :mrgreen:

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#727 Post by Prince of Spires »

Indeed. I remember around the time when I first joined u.net, towards the end of 7th, there was a guy, Ant Spiers I think, who build a list around 2 small LSG units. And managed to win GT with them. And that was at a time when people were saying it was impossible to win with LSG in your list because they were a severe handicap and that HE were too weak to really match the powerhouse lists.

It shows that it is important to really understand your list and why you bring the different units you bring. If you know the different elements intimately and optimise the army (not the units individually) then you can get great results. Of course, it helps to see the possibilities if you're a great player. And you need the dedication to keep iterating over your list to see what works, what underperforms and how you can improve things. Mathhammer only takes you so far. At some point you need to put the models on the table and try them out.

And this is what players like Furion did relentlessly. I think leading up to the ETC he played several games a week, analyzing the results and his list, making small changes here and there to get to the best list for him. The same was the case for Seredain and Curu. They played a lot and, at least as important, they learned from what worked and what didn't work.

Have fun at the tournament. And let us know how it went. What are the options you have in mind for your list?

Rod
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

SpellArcher
Green Istari
Posts: 13404
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Location: Otherworld

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#728 Post by SpellArcher »

What I noticed was that organised play under 8th tended towards lighter comp in English-speaking countries and heavier in continental Europe. But 8th was the common factor. Now we have 9th Age, AoS, Kings of War etc.. What I'm wondering is how much of each is played. Is 9th Age dominant on the continent for example?

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#729 Post by Prince of Spires »

I'm not sure. I'm out of touch with most of the gaming community here.

I think the comp around 8th edition came from a desire to turn a casual game into something competitive. I think it also came from the ETC, where a group of very vocal people found each other and decided their way was the way the game should be played. The ETC, as the largest European tournament, gave them the reach to publish their comp rules and have them widely accepted.

I actually also think that they found that creating a balanced and fun game was not as easy as it looked. As evidenced by the many comp and ETC discussions over the years.

It seems to me that there currently isn't one game played all over Europe. Curu for instance mentioned that Warmachine and hordes was the game of choice in Norway, with some Kings of War thrown in. Other countries seem to move towards 9th age if they have a few active, vocal people. 8th edition probably has quite a few players still, just not internet-active ones. And, if GW is to be believed, AoS is slowly gaining traction (actually, looking through their annual report, GW seems to be doing very well, with something like a 40% growth rate, though that's not necessarily AoS related).

Rod
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

User avatar
Galharen
Master of Brushes
Posts: 1272
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Poznan/Hannover

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#730 Post by Galharen »

Sneak peek of my new shadow warriors:

Image

Image

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#731 Post by Prince of Spires »

They look very promising for the rest of the unit. :) The green is very unusual. And it's great, combined with the gold and earthy browns.

Did you make the bases yourself or were they bought from somewhere?
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

SpellArcher
Green Istari
Posts: 13404
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Location: Otherworld

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#732 Post by SpellArcher »

Prince of Spires wrote:The green is very unusual.
I agree, I like it. What's the thinking behind this on Shadow Warriors Galharen?

User avatar
elendor_f
Posts: 232
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:08 pm

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#733 Post by elendor_f »

That Aenur model is absolutely amazing =D> (no disrespect to the other Shadow Warrior of course!)
"The general has this to say about ensuring against defeat when outnumbered, out–weaponed and outpositioned. It is... Don't Have a Battle."
"Sounds like a clever man," said Jenkins.
Terry Pratchett, Jingo!

Avatar: https://silmarillionproject.tumblr.com/

User avatar
Galharen
Master of Brushes
Posts: 1272
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Poznan/Hannover

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#734 Post by Galharen »

Small Update:

Image

Image

SpellArcher
Green Istari
Posts: 13404
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Location: Otherworld

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#735 Post by SpellArcher »

Nice poses.

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#736 Post by Prince of Spires »

They are bad-ass. Great shadow warriors.
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

User avatar
Galharen
Master of Brushes
Posts: 1272
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Poznan/Hannover

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#737 Post by Galharen »

With a huge help of the @SpellArcher I've built my next project - Tomb King on chariot! I can't wait to paint him;)

Image

Image

Shannar, Sealord
Very Helpful Elf
Posts: 4028
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:10 am
Location: Patroling the Sea Lanes

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#738 Post by Shannar, Sealord »

Ah. Might have to do wire instead of string on my next chariot.

SpellArcher
Green Istari
Posts: 13404
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Location: Otherworld

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#739 Post by SpellArcher »

Lovely work Galharen!

=D>

The finest army I ever saw was a Khemri force, this was before the 6th Edition army book and that figure range. It was full of little touches like the ones you’ve used. The Priests all had animal heads like those statues!

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#740 Post by Prince of Spires »

Nice looking chariot. Looking forward to seeing it painted. I agree with SA that the little touches like the reigns and the mummy bandages on the horses really add to it.

Are you actually also getting any games in these days? Or is it mainly painting?

Rod
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

User avatar
Galharen
Master of Brushes
Posts: 1272
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Poznan/Hannover

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#741 Post by Galharen »

Image

SpellArcher
Green Istari
Posts: 13404
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Location: Otherworld

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#742 Post by SpellArcher »

You sir, are serious about basing.

:)

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#743 Post by Prince of Spires »

starting to look good. Though the brown of the base doesn't completely work for me. Not sure what it is. And perhaps having the complete model on there changes it. Maybe it's too bright and sharp in color compared to the rest of the model.

I do love the attention to detail that went into it. Like the skull stuck in the sand. Great atmosphere.

Rod
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

User avatar
Galharen
Master of Brushes
Posts: 1272
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Poznan/Hannover

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#744 Post by Galharen »

So, the Tomb King chariot is eventually done!

Image

Andrew_uk
Posts: 1077
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:07 am

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#745 Post by Andrew_uk »

Lovely to see you’re still posting on here - your work is as beautiful as ever
Bring me my bow of burning gold, bring me my arrows of desire, bring me my spear O' Clouds unfold, bring me my chariot of FIRE!

Check out my rather slow caledor themed painting log and my dragon project... also my faster moving nurgle themed Warriors of Chaos themed painting log

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#746 Post by Prince of Spires »

I love the chariot. The red and bronze combination especially is very striking. The red has a great lacquered look to it.

The only thing with the model is that with that base you'll be taking dangerous terrain tests every time you try to charge something...

;)

Rod
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

Shannar, Sealord
Very Helpful Elf
Posts: 4028
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:10 am
Location: Patroling the Sea Lanes

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#747 Post by Shannar, Sealord »

There is a bit of a drop off there. I know I said it before, but I'm really impressed with the wire, and a bit ashamed I didn't think of it. Much easier than thread.

SpellArcher
Green Istari
Posts: 13404
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Location: Otherworld

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#748 Post by SpellArcher »

Prince of Spires wrote:The red has a great lacquered look to it.
8)

User avatar
Galharen
Master of Brushes
Posts: 1272
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Poznan/Hannover

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#749 Post by Galharen »

Small teaser of my new project, something what I've not seen in the web for a while.

"The Last Elf standing!"


Image

User avatar
Prince of Spires
Auctor Aeternitatum
Posts: 7831
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: The city of Spires

Re: Galharen's works - 01.05.2016 Skycutter / sky sloop WIP

#750 Post by Prince of Spires »

Those are some serious abs...
For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91

Check my writing blog for stories on the Prince of Spires and other pieces of fiction.

Post Reply