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I am sure that I am not alone with a growing number of large armies that I enjoy collecting, but really never intend playing. My two main armies are Brets and Chaos, but how can I resist a shiny new army? I thought it would be a great project to make individual army chess sets to get a few models of armies. My first complete set is the Undead/VC. I think this opens up a whole new outlet for growth!
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Next up is a Bretonnian army. It is a lot of fun scouring for just the right model for each piece and then some modifications to make them work. i will keep posting the completed armies as I go if there is any interest in seeing them.
Very cool, just got me thinking of doing this myself
Great idea! I have a Lego chess set myself, the idea having been stolen from someone online. I might steal this idea too! That would bring me up to 4 sets altogether - my Russian set from my dad, my Lego set, my crappy travel set, and now my Warhammer set. I'm thinking Empire vs. Warriors though myself.
Great idea. Really great work too!
Thats actually an awesome idea, i think you've done a good job selecting and painting the right models too.
A really cool idea, and very well executed - can't wait to see the other side of the board!
Just out of interest, how are you differentiating between white and black? Or is it just the traditional Vampires = Black and Bretonnian = White?
Yup - I'm sure the VC will be the black and the Brets will be the white. I have just completed the painting of the four mounts (knights, King & Queen) and finished the Rooks (Towers), so when I get the army finished I will post some pics. Converting the skeleton horses to be rearing up was pretty easy, but the Bret ponies were a bit of a pain - but, they came out pretty good. I am already looking for my next army - it is nice not to have to spend so much money and it certainly takes up a lot less display space.
Bretonnia seems to suit the theme really well. The king and queen look pretty epic, I especially like the freehand work on the queen - simple, but looks great!
Just something I noticed - the male Bishop could probably do with a bit of orange washed in the recesses of the flames of his torch, if you were looking to make any improvements.
Ooops - looks like I totally missed putting some wash on the torch! Good catch!