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Mars Miniatures30 May 2017 6:34 p.m. PST

Taken from full post here: link

The League of Augsburg enters the War for Middle Earth!

The Town Crier can be heard with the latest news in the war torn lands of Eriador…

Marienburg has entered the War for Bree!
Floppy Hats sighted crossing the borders of Eriador!
Sauron says Floppy Hats are for sissies!
Social media calls for ban of all Mordor products until the Dark Lord apologizes for bullying!

Now that Ive got your attention (and possible prepared ire)…

Am I switching from Oldhammer to Age of Sigmar?
No. (You can put down the rocks now you grognards!)
Im here to announce that Marienburg is joining the war effort in Bree…
complete with new outfits and floppy hats!


Here comes the vanguard of the Marienburg forces.
They feel a bit vulnerable right now without the protection of their pikemen, cavalry and cannon.
But dont fret, reinforcements are following right behind this post!


Churchyll, Duke of Marlboro… errr… I mean Marienborough.

Churchyll is the sworn foe of the High Elven Cirque du Soleil King, Ludovic XIV
The Sun King, I mean Soleil King employs a troupe of Eldar mime/assassin/performance artistes whose wave of terror has spread across the Empire. These self-styled Harlequin assasins were making snide insults about Elector Counts the Old World over, simply because they just didnt have that "je ne sais quoi". Even the already flamboyant Marienburgers werent exempt from the taunting of the Soleil King and his snobby Elven insulteurs. Many a thin-skinned noble stepped out of public office and deleted their twitter accounts from the deadly Eldar ridicule. At first there was the War of the Estalian Succession, then the War of the Hochland Succession, then the War of the… you get the picture. It was a dark time for the Empire, until the Marienburg General Churchyll beat those dastardly pointy ears at the Battle of Bad-Plaquet. The Soleil King has accepted the terms of the "No more bullying" Treaty and so far the haughty Elves have refrained from their deadly derision and settled for narrow eyed looks and upturned chins. But the Eldar, being such a duplicitous species (dishonorable according to the stunties!), no one knows how long the peace will last. The success of the campaign has brought much glory, wealth and technological prowess for Marienburg. While the rest of the Empire has languished in the (yawn!) Renaissance era, Marienburg has leveled up to the Age of Reason, complete with floppy hats!

OK, this new and entirely silly background fluff allows me to now field the wonderful minis from Warfare Miniatures who have just opened up a US site! Cheaper prices and free shipping! For years Ive wanted to join the Imagi-Nations craze. Now I will, but it will happen in the context of my Oldhammer Middle Earth campaign world. And I really think its just an evolution that was bound to take place in the Oldhammer mythos. Bretonnia is just an excuse to use medieval minis, the Empire for 30 Years War, Kislev for Polish Lancers, etc…
I think there was even a Roman Centurion looking mini at some point in the past. (Yup, it was a Dogs of War General, Lorenzo Lupo – Prince of Lucinni)


The men in blue coats with red sleeves are from Oldenburg.


They are the most grizzled veterans of the lot and like to grumble about all manner of affairs; usually about new fangled editions of wargame rules.


For the rest of the post: link

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 7:05 p.m. PST

Ack the setting mixing…it's too much.

Nice figures though.

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 8:16 p.m. PST

Need. More. Skulls.

DesertScrb30 May 2017 8:50 p.m. PST

I love this mashup!

Jakar Nilson30 May 2017 9:06 p.m. PST

Interestingly enough, some people on 4chan had posited what if the Old World had progressed further, which included Bretonians advancing to the Age of Reason. Not sure what all the changes were that they wanted…

Mars Miniatures30 May 2017 9:20 p.m. PST

Ah, buddy. Beware, you may swoon when you see what Ive done to Kislev, the Easterlings, OH…. and the poor Gondorian vassals. ;p

Dont tempt me!

Thank you good sir!

Jakar Nilson,
Not surprised to know Im not the first to speculate on advancing the Old World. But Im not brave enough to enter the horrors of 4chan. OH and I would advance the Bretonnians to 100 Years War at least, but not further than that. At least not yet. To me, they seem to be sticklers for the old ways. As mentioned above, I want my Gondorian vassals to be Elizabethan Border Reivers. Oh there goes that surprise…

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 9:47 p.m. PST

I have always thought it would be neat to have some floppy hats and tricornes versus Orks – great figs and game on!

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

@Mars--do you h e your foot on 25mm square bases or 20mm square?

Mars Miniatures31 May 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

Who wouldnt want to see that, right?!

I use 6th/7th edition Warhammer conventions for basing.
20mm for humans/dwarves/elves, 25mm for orcs/chaos.

Capt Flash31 May 2017 8:57 p.m. PST

Mars, what's up with your blog? I need more inspiration!

tkdguy31 May 2017 11:34 p.m. PST

Muskets in Middle-earth? This must be the Fourth Age!

Just kidding; I think it's great. I hope to see more.

Baranovich01 Jun 2017 8:23 a.m. PST

I absolutely LOVE this!!!

It's like an alternate version of Flintloque/Slaughterloo…

The black powder fantasy has always been one of my favorite wargaming genres. Don't let anybody tell you that this is too far out there or too outlandish. It's great.

…keep up the great work, this stuff is awesome!

Mars Miniatures01 Jun 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

Capt Flash,
Not sure what you mean.
If you mean that my blog slowed down the last couple of months, then I have good news – its about to pick up speed again.
This month will get busy with posts.
Which means lots of newly painted figures, more background fluff… and battle reports!

Muskets in Middle-Earth sounds like a great title for a blog! I might use it as the title for the next blog post at least.

Thanks buddy.
Outlandish should be a term used somewhere on my blog manifesto.
OH, I have "Monty-Pythonesque" which should cover that! ;p

Capt Flash02 Jun 2017 10:25 p.m. PST

Mars- yes, that was what I meant. Thanks for your reply and apologies for my comment as I saw your posting.. glad it's on the move again.

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