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abdul666lw14 Jul 2011 10:42 p.m. PST



link (pictures heavy).
Seemingly not straight from a video game (unfortunately) but merely additions of accessories on digital images.
Specially for Timurilank:
({Btw Robert, we are still to discover 18th C. Melnibonean Elves War Dancers and Wytches, and hoping for Ornithopters: according to the name they would have bird-like [feathered] wings, or at least if with bat / Da Vinci wing, would be made of mobile 'flaps' a little like junk sails, 'closed' when the wing moves down, 'open' when it moves up; hull = a kind of narrow drakkar with a bird of prey head & tail rather than a dragon's?).

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Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2011 12:03 a.m. PST

Hello Jean-Louis,

I have not forgotten the Melnibonéan projects and as our Silesian Campaign must wait a few weeks, I have been sketching war waggons, ships and fortresses for the elves.

The war waggons will have a white exterior, gold/brass filigree finishings, much like the rocket launchers. Armament will vary from small cannon or flame thrower.

Ships or sleek galley will have dragon or butterfly "wings" as sails. As the Elves have mastery of the seas, there will be no need for larger vessels other than transport ships.

Natives populating the outer islands will have war canoes or catamarans.

The latest Three Musketeers film with flying boats and flame throwers will add more inspiration.

War Dancers and Witches:
The Blue Moon figures unfortunately carry "power packs" or some such devices that would make conversions difficult. I love the link you sent and the scree shots do have the right look. I will have another look at the Black Raven line of Elves.

A simple Google search using Fantasy Fortresses as keywords pulled up these:




We discussed Elven architecture and the fact much of their style blends in with nature, I need to define the nature present among the islands of the archipelago.


abdul666lw15 Jul 2011 1:57 a.m. PST

So excitingly promising!
Cheersthumbs up

Weasel15 Jul 2011 8:26 a.m. PST

Melnibonean as in.. Moorcock's Elric stories? Except not?

Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2011 9:20 a.m. PST

At my blog, 18th Century Sojourn, I have collections covering the SYW and include other conflicts for Asia Minor (Ottomans, Free Cossacks) and Africa (Sudan). In the East, there are Chinese and Warlords and lately I have added Mogul and Muslim armies of India.

Slipping out of the historical "coat", I created a niche for Fantasy centered on the Archipelago Ameri-go inhabited by 18th century Melnibonean Elves, who are equally as cunning and ruthless as their ancestors. Alas, Elric is but a fond memory.


skippy000115 Jul 2011 7:26 p.m. PST

I'm in love!

abdul666lw19 Jul 2011 2:50 a.m. PST

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Regarding ornithopters, despite Da Vinci's drawings (and Moorcock's short description), would not the addition of an egg-shaped balloon (the wings used for propulsion and direction) make them both more 'likely' and more '18th C.'?
Melniboneans were neither Red Barsoomians nor S1999 Martians, they knew neither anti-grav nor 'light wood'; while the 18th C. saw (gaudily decorated) Montgolfieres and the Charliere

abdul666lw11 Dec 2011 10:11 a.m. PST

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