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Pauls Bods29 Apr 2020 8:25 a.m. PST

Set NF10


close up

Legionarius29 Apr 2020 10:15 a.m. PST

Your work sets a high standard in 1/72. Well even more, a high standard for painting in any scale—plastic or metal.

Sgt Slag29 Apr 2020 11:26 a.m. PST

Been playing D&D for 40 years. Seen a lot of varied weaponry in many a figure, across that time period. This is the first time I've seen Staff Slings. I had to look them up in my D&D books, to see what their ROF and Ranges were. They fire, per Gygax, at the same rate as a Bow! That makes them interesting as a weapon for my mass battles games of 2e BattleSystem! Only problem is, Gygax only gave them Medium, and Long Range categories, meaning they have a high arc of fire, so they can't be used for Short Range attacks. Still, they have possibilities: Staff Slingers behind Infantry, firing over the Infantry's heads, at oncoming enemies…

Dang! I thought I was done buying Human army figures and units. Thanks, Pauls Bods. :-( Grrr!… Thanks for sharing (maybe).

By the way, beautiful paint work. Really nice figures, too. Very tempting… Cheers! ;-)

Pauls Bods01 May 2020 12:26 a.m. PST

Thanks :-)
@Sgt. I made staff slingers a long while back but I never thought of using them for fantasy types..good idea.
fustibale (staff slings) have a high arc..making them good for rear rankers or "bombing" an enemy behind walls.
I also like the idea of them as "grenade launchers".
This vid shows a quite big stone being launched a long way
YouTube link
Also, the staff could be used as a weapon on close quarters fighting

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