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Kyn ell Inactive Member04 Oct 2012 7:54 p.m. PST

I just finished the next faction background, the league of Anthracks, the evil religious league of oggam nations if you want to take a look.

thegrinningskull.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/oggam-factions-the-league-of-anthracks

Tell me what you think to it.

kyn

Victor Kravenhoff Inactive Member04 Oct 2012 10:42 p.m. PST

Definately an interesting faction. These plague bringing piggies will bring a dark evil plague/biological warfare looking army to the table top if they ever get that far, and I sure hope that they do :D

Kyn ell Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 7:18 a.m. PST

Glad you like them!

Personal logo Eli Arndt Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2012 10:33 a.m. PST

This looks like a very cool project.

Stick with it.

There are plenty of folks providing more mainstream minis, what we need are guys willing to take on the oddball projects.

-Eli

Victor Kravenhoff Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 10:49 a.m. PST

Amen to that. we need sci-fi monsters, we need space orks, we need freaking space pigs with plague powers! and as much as I love khurasan, micropanzer, and rebel mini, there take on sci-fi will probably not be giving us those things. we need people like kyn to give us stuff that is cool, no matter how impractical they are.

Kyn ell Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 5:20 p.m. PST

Thanks guys, I just wanted to get some feed back on the fluff, as all being well if I get the chance to expand the range, these guys will be some of the next possible figures. Some of the worst criticism of my indiegogo campaign was how unprepared I was with the whole thing, and they were right. I'm just trying to get as much done as I can in order to get plenty of options! It's true that I could have gone down a more mainstream route with what minis I chose to do, but I think there is enough hard core sci-fi generic troops out there, and they are doing a great job. I think by going oddball, it allows you to think of stuff without the restraints of usual sci-fi stereotypes. I only started all this to see if I could get the job done from scratch without any real knowledge of the industry, so I'm not trying to make a wage from it, but if I could keep coming up with mad stuff, that would be excellent. I like critique that allows me to evolve and merge ideas, so if there is stuff you think could be worked in that might eventually get to see the light of day let me know. I'm doing shed loads of art at the moment for the designs of the next three generic oggam to complete the first range, then will start on specific faction models (maybe 2 of each to start) then if you wanted to field an army of any of the main 4 factions you could get a good mix. After that specials etc. I have some trippy alien race ideas as well and doing a few designs for them too (they are pretty strange too) I'd also like to do some Baahl mercs and sharpshooters (sheep mutants) for oggam forces! It's all going to take time but, I'll get there!!

Personal logo Eli Arndt Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2012 5:47 p.m. PST

Actually, it's not a ton of fluff you need. It's a solid concept.

Trying to develop too much detail up front may end up painting you into a corner and as you are doing this ground up without some massive setup, you really do want to keep yourself flexible. Any number of things could happen.

You might find that while folks are willing to purchase one faction worth of War Pigs they may not hold out that love for two, three, or four.

It could be that developing four unique factions turns out not to be viable.

I'm not saying that this is going to happen but if you focus on the concept and not the nitty gritty of the details and setting or allow yourself some plan B's here and there just in case.

-Eli

Kyn ell Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 6:05 p.m. PST

I know, that's why the first lot are going to be generic oggam, if they take off, then I'll look into the rest if people want them. I just want them to have a bit more life and meaning to them to take them from "generic pigmen" to "Oggam", and if all goes well with a few ranges I would like to work on some campaign stuff to accompany them. Once the other two faction fluff is done, that's it, and there will be enough material to make the PDF I set out to do. Its more of a personal goal than anything. Even if I got to the stage of all 4 factions, there would be nothing to stop anyone from mixing and matching any of the troops and making thier own stuff up for their own games, they are all pigmen after all! I also wanted to see how much variation you can get out of one race. As far as plan B is concerned, there is always plan C, D, E & F! Until the figures are done, I can change any aspect of what I'm doing, but I hear what your saying!
As much as I like the Oggam, my attention span will only serve me so far, and i would go mad if I had to stick to just them! I have some crazy ideas that would make great models for 15mm, and hopefully I will get to have a few other stuff made ready for when the oggam get cast up! I'm not too bothered if no one really buys them, I just want some for my own games!!

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