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The Gray Ghost Inactive Member18 Sep 2007 1:49 p.m. PST

Has anyone tried useing the Tekumel figures as early prehuman contact martians?

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Sep 2007 2:33 p.m. PST

No, but they would be pretty cool for that. If, instead of lances you put some kind of vibro lance or something in their hands they would make pretty cool Flash Gordon type baddies (or goodies) as well. Perhaps some type of royal guard.

Charles Marlow Inactive Member18 Sep 2007 7:07 p.m. PST

Good idea.

Commodore Wells 1 Inactive Member19 Sep 2007 2:40 a.m. PST

I'm planning to get some for this purpose myself . They'll go well with the Black Tree, royal elven guards that I've painted up as Martians.

They will look great dressed in red with gold armour for the Mars/Mongo look.

The Gray Ghost Inactive Member19 Sep 2007 3:12 a.m. PST

Took Me awile to find them they are nice and there's a chariot too.

altfritz19 Sep 2007 3:24 a.m. PST

A Chariot?

The Gray Ghost Inactive Member19 Sep 2007 3:25 a.m. PST

It's anciet war vehicle usually pulled by two or more animals.

The Gray Ghost Inactive Member19 Sep 2007 3:27 a.m. PST

If the scale is the same the BTD REGs could be bulked up by adding some LoTR Elf spearmen and command.

Commodore Wells 1 Inactive Member19 Sep 2007 8:27 a.m. PST

The Black Tree elves are a good 30mm, not sure about the LoTR.

The BTD chariot looks a little to "elfy" for my taste. The nice thing about the royal guards is that they look suitably evil once painted in Martian colours.

I think the same will be true of the Tekumel minis.

abdul666lw Inactive Member19 Sep 2007 12:30 p.m. PST

Gray Ghost,

in July the Seige of Vechta, with "the bombard and battery [that] were made to look like hotair ballons held them up; a small flaoting ship was also used", and now Tekumel on Mars! You really, really would buy a digital camera and open a blog for our great pleasure!

Did you consider (occasionally) merging your fictitious Lace Wars games / setting with your Steampunk ones, in some form of 'Cosmos 1745'?

Eager to read more, and hopefully to discover your minis, terrain pieces and battles!

(abdul666lw on the Old_School_Wargaming and SOCDAISY Yahoo groups: do you know them?)

The Gray Ghost Inactive Member20 Sep 2007 4:28 a.m. PST

Thanks Jean-Louis/abdul666lw

The Gray Ghost Inactive Member20 Sep 2007 4:30 a.m. PST

An 18th Century Castle Falkenstein would be cool

abdul666lw Inactive Member20 Sep 2007 6:37 a.m. PST

For sure, Gray Ghost (even if, for me, I'm reluctant to mix Technology & Sorcery in a single background)

Then you are the man to do it – and if you do (& even if you don't), please take photos!
P.S.: a few current ideas relevant to Lacepunk / Cosmos1745 /
18th Castle Falkenstein:
Ambrose Hawk posted on SOCDAISY (#7597) about a (joking) design of an armored coach for Napoleon: « they placed the horses in the rear, so that the trail pushed instead of pulled the contraption : this would require some sort of quasi modern steering system to work. Secondarily, they placed the coachman in an exposed copula in front of and above the structure: I would have placed the coachman behind the compartment, as was done with several kinds of English cabs. Third, the wheels and suspension were grotesquely inadequate». Well, maybe, but I'd like to see drawings of the design, even better a scale model! Ambrose called it ‘victorian sci-fi', but as Napoleonic it is closer to Lace Wars: a Lacepunk vehicle!

Not dissimilar to the scratchbuilt "Troika Kampfwagen" here:
(but here the horses –3– are in front of the vehicle). The front armor, while certainly almost useless against shooting, looks perhaps too ‘modern' for the Lace Wars? Anyway, for a 18°C setting, twin-linked Puckle machine-guns would fit better than a flame-thrower, and the ‘decoration' would have to be somehow inspired by Louis XV furniture…

Now, what about converting Eureka light & heavy Triumphapedes:
into more conventional (!) self-propelled artillery, by having them drawn by two and four (abreast, as for a Roman racing chariot) horses respectively? The ‘five barrels (parallel ?) machine-gun could be an alternative (light ?) weapon system, specially if modified to ba able to fire as a ‘Flugzeug Abwehr Maschinegewehr'.
With ref. to Ancient Chariots you could even add spear heads and scythe blades… Da Vinci had a more original design, with a ‘meat mincer' (4 horizontal scythe blades whirling, powered by the wheels of the vehicle) in front of the horses; Citadel did a Chaos Dwarf-Centaur with a ±vaguely similar set of flails.
For a Lace Wars setting, the crew would have to be substituted (or at least heavily converted), but this would not be too hard to work out.

Scurvy Inactive Member20 Sep 2007 3:52 p.m. PST

I have converted the crossbow men to flash gordon style ray gunners. Might take the one I finished painting over to Eureka today to show the lads.

altfritz20 Sep 2007 5:05 p.m. PST

How about showing the rest of us?

Commodore Wells 1 Inactive Member21 Sep 2007 7:34 a.m. PST

"I have converted crossbowmen to Flash Gordon style raygunners"

I have successfully done the same with dark elf crossbowmen simply by sniping of the "bow" parts of the weapon. After that the secret's all in the colour scheme.

abdul666lw Inactive Member24 Sep 2007 1:11 a.m. PST

Grey Ghost (and all other if interested!)
Some suggestions on the matter 'An 18th Century Castle Falkenstein would be cool' in the post ‘Lace Wars Sci-Fi?'
on the Monte-Cristan blog:

The 5 other post labelled ‘LaceW SciFi' – describing contrivances elucubrated by the engineers of the Institut Munchausen of Monte-Cristo! – are relevant to such a background.

abdul666lw Inactive Member31 Jan 2008 2:30 a.m. PST

The Yán Kórians (?) may look more like 'Ancient Humans' (well, vaguely a mixture of Greek and Inca features), imho, than the more 'original' Tsolyáni?

BTW, Re:
TMP link
I suggested A.A. ‘Dark Elves' Light Infantry can be used as *humans* in a (fictitious) Lace Wars setting –and they are ‘odd' enough to fit in a Lacepunk one; but they can also be used as *Martian* Askaris / Sepoys: the Zuave costume was not really more ‘exotic' or ‘dated'
Just imagine them painted in stereotypical 'national' uniforms: red jacket + dark blue trousers for British, blue jacket + garance trousers for French, &c…

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