Gisby's Gaming Blog

August 7, 2018

SPACE 1889: City-State Archers

Filed under: Forlorn Hope Games, SPACE 1889, Victorian Adventure Gaming — gisby @ 23:39

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This unit is made up of ex-Grenadier High Elven Archers, from Forlorn Hope Games. I made several units from the High Elves in order to get more variety in my Martian forces.

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As is my wont, I replaced the bows and weapons with floral wire. The supplied bows were fine, but wire is stronger.

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The officer is a spearman with his spear replaced with a wire sword. The standard bearer is a two-handed axeman with a wire staff. The standard was printed on my computer.

The sword was hammered flat on an anvil, and given  a small plastic tsuba.

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There are two types of archer in the unit. There is more variety available, but I wanted some uniformity in helmets and plumes.

I have several other ex-High Elf units, so they work well together as a separate or allied force.

Also see:

SPACE 1889: City State Spearmen

SPACE 1889: City State Cutters

 

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August 1, 2018

SPACE 1889: Lancer Cavalry

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This unit was originally intended to go on Tauntauns: I thought the long skinny lance on the awkward-looking mount would be both alien-looking and funny. But when it came time to make this unit, I thought it was the LAST of my cavalry units,  and I had a box of Thoats ready for it.

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I thought nothing of it, and completed the unit. It was only then that I found the Tauntauns I had intended to use.

There was still a unit to go, that I WAS going to put on Thoats. It wound up on the Tauntauns. Oh well….

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But I think they look good on Thoats: Certainly the heavier mount makes them look fiercer. The combination of lance and sword caused me to treat them as a hell-for-leather berserker unit.

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The rider is an ex-Grenadier Elven standard bearer from Forlorn Hope Games, with a lance made from floral wire.

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The Standard bearer has a standard printed on my computer, and the pole is twisted from more floral wire.

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