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#1 mousekiller

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:36 PM

DWARF ARMY:
Kalar Stonefist, Dwarf Thane -- 68 points
Karal Stonefist, Dwarf Thane -- 68 points
Logan Battlefury, Dragon Slayer -- 70 points
Bardal the Mad, Dwarf Runesmith -- 66 points
The Baggage Train, 20 Dwarf Warriors - 210 points
Dregar's Treestompers, 10 Dwarf Warriors -- 130 points
Bhalgur's Surefires, 16 Dwarf Quarrellers w/cmd -- 222 points
Dragon's Defemders, 16 Dwarf Thunderers -- 222 points
The Gryphon's Claw, 10 Dwarf Longbeards -- 160 points
Belegar's Brave, 12 Dwarf Ironbreakers -- 223 points
The Oathsworn, 10 Dwarf Slayers -- 152 points[/b]
Stinger, Dwarf Bolt Thrower -- 55 points
Karal's Grudge, Dwarf Grudge Thrower -- 80 points
The Dragons Breath, Dwarf Cannon -- 120 points
The Quintuplet, Dwarf Organ Gun -- 120 points


LORDS: 0% HEROES: 16.08% CORE: 46.37% SPECIAL: 30.94% RARE: 5.89%
TOTAL: 2036 points.

INCREMENTS OF WAR:
500 point Dwarf Army
1000 point Dwarf Army
2000 Point Dwarf Army

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HISTORY OF AN ARMY:

While excavating further tunnels in Karak Norn, a group of miners discovered a small rune bound chest. The discovery was brought to the immediate attention of the King of Karak Norn, who then called his greatest Runesmiths together to decipher the ancient text that seemed to bind the chest closed. After several days of deliberation, which is very fast in Dwarf terms, the answer was that the chest was "evil". During the trials, three of the Runesmiths were severely injured, their minds reduced to childish gibberish. Recognizing that the chest could pose a great threat, but unknowing of the exact nature of the threat, the King of Karak Norn decides to dispatch a small force to take the chest to the greatest Runelord still living, Thorek Ironbrow of Karak Azul.

Hoping to not cause great alarm in his own kingdom, the King sends a summons to a remote clan, the Stonefists. and Kalar Stonefist, leader of the clan, immediately dispatches his eldest son, Karal Stonefist and his best warriors and quarrellers to meet with the King. Once Karal arrives, he is given the chest and a sealed letter to present to the other Dwarf Holds along his route south, with specific instructions not to read the letter. He is also given a great cannon and contingent of the Kings very own body guard to ensure success of the mission.

Heading south through the Grey Mountains, it is not long before Karal and his contingent are set upon by a Night Goblin tribe, attacking with a fury and precision unusual for the greedy Gobbos. All may have been lost, but as the battle began to turn a roaming band of Slayers arrived, pushing the tide of battle back in favor of the dwarves. Soon, the Night Goblins were in a full route. After explaining his mission to Logan Battlefury, the leader of the Slayers, Logan agrees to stay with the Stonefists until the expedition is complete.

In the meantime, Skarsnik,, Warlord of the Eight Peaks, had been engaged in a stalemate attack on the defensive hold of Karak Eight Peaks against the self-proclaimed true king of the Hold, Belagar Ironhammer. As the dwarves of the Hold began to prepare a counter offensive to attempt to sway the battle, a great mist arose shrouding the battlefield. When it dispersed, the entire night goblin army had left. Taking a portion of his forces, Belegar gave pursuit north thru the badlands, and across the black mountains, with the Warlord always one step ahead. During this pursuit, Belegar gave witness to Orc and Goblin tribes gathering in numbers that he had not seen even in his time retaking the Eight Peaks, numbers that could only mean one thing- invasion! Belegar and his force finally found the army, camped in the midst of what was once a small dwarven settlement, the Stonehand Hold. Now reduced to rubble, a rage came over Belegar and his army charged straight in, finally routing the army of night goblins and sending them scrambling. After questioning a few captured goblins, and before executing them, it is discovered that Skarsnik was seeking a chest within the hld. Soon finding the devastated remnants of the Stonefist clan, Kalar Stonefist relayed the tale of the chest and his son’s treacherous quest to deliver it to Karak Azul. With a promise to rejoin him, Belegar leaves a small contingent with Kalar to assist him in getting the surviving woman and children to the safety of Karak Norn and to help bolster his son’s chances of success. With that, Belegar sets off to warn the King of Kings, Thorgrim Grudgebearer of what has transpired and of what he saw in the Badlands, while Kalar speedily heads to catch up with his son.
 
 


 
 

LINKS TO WORKS IN PROGRESS

WORKS IN PROGRESS: Neutral Armies
WORKS IN PROGRESS

LINKS TO MOUSEKILLER ARMIES

NEUTRAL ARMIES
DWARVES

ARMIES OF GOOD AND ORDER
IMPERIAL EMPIRE

ARMIES OF DESTRUCTION
OGRE KINGDOMS
ORCS AND GOBLINS
SKAVEN

ARMIES OF DEATH
VAMPIRE COUNTS

ARMIES OF CHAOS
BEASTHERD
MORTALS OF CHAOS
DAEMONS OF CHAOS

Edited by mousekiller, 08 April 2016 - 07:20 AM.


#2 mousekiller

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:37 PM

KARAL, DWARF THANE

KARAL STONEFIST, DWARF THANE, ELDEST SON OF KALAR STONEFIST
Karal Stonefist, the eldest son of the King of the Stonefist Clan Kalar Stonefist. Karal, a mere 108 years old, has been given a critical mission by his father, Kalar. Well-liked by all in the clan, Karal has led a life of relative ease and peace in the hold. With this quest, he can now prove that he is worthy to one day lead the Stonefists. He was tasked to travel to Karak Norn, retrieve a package from the king of Karak Norn, then proceed to travel to Karak Azul to present the package to Thorek Ironbrow for examination. A simple box inscribed with one glowing rune... Along with this the King of Karak Norn also gave him sent with him 10 of his best warriors, from his own personal guard (The Gryphons Talons), and a letter that he was told to present to each King that he came across on his way to Karak Azul, but oathsworn not to read himself. Little does the Dwarven realm know that they have entrusted the future of not only the Dawi, but of the world on his broad shoulders.

Manufactured by: West Wind Productions, Dwarf Wars II series
Sculptor: Unknown.

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Vote at CMON: KARAL STONEFIST

Edited by mousekiller, 23 March 2016 - 03:52 PM.

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#3 Aseram

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:17 PM

I like it a lot. I almost did blue and white for my army, but went with blue and red because I was afraid that they might not stand out enough. However, I think you've pulled it off nicely with the blue being more of a softer blue, it plays well off the cream color.

How do you plan to do the bases?

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:18 PM

Great work! smile.gif I like him a lot. Btw, old Longbeards sure have some character in them. drinks.gif

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#5 Drugart

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:04 AM

Great job on the LongBeard! Karal Stonefist Aye? By chance is he related to my King, Drugart Stonefist?

Cant wait to see more.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:21 AM

Wonderful........ I like him a lot.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:18 AM

Of course blue and white looks great, we've already seen how good it can be here. I can't wait for you to expand the story to the part where your army includes this beast smile.gif

How did you do the beard colour?

I will be watching this thread with great interest.


P.S. I think there is a post in the tavern about that slayer thread. Thanks to the lack of interest in slayer armies since SOC ended, they have closed the forum.

Edited by Khazadson, 01 July 2009 - 01:20 AM.


#8 mousekiller

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 12:02 AM

BHALGUR'S SUREFIRES
BHALGUR'S SUREFIRES
Bhalgur Surefire, another dwarf of a young age, being born the same year as Karal Stonefist, has quickly become one of the best and most reliable hunters of the Stonefist Clan. Not having a "proper" fighting force, Karal asked Bhalgur to gather his best hunters together to form a fine crossbow regiment. Bhalgur did this, and within a matter of hours the Surefires were ready for this grand adventure.
16 Dwarf Quarrellers w/cmd - VOTE AT CMON

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Edited by mousekiller, 14 November 2011 - 10:01 AM.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 04:11 AM

I have a lot of wistwind's stuff in my army aswell. I really like the look of that hero, the one they use for the pic on their website isn't half as good. Any chance of a piccie with better light? I'm quite interested in that model.

Great stuff

EDIT: Nevermind; I just looked it up on the old glory site, they have much better pictures than westwind wink.gif

Edited by Khazadson, 03 July 2009 - 04:14 AM.


#10 RedZeke

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 04:23 AM

Great work on the older quarrellers. The colors and beards are great, and I really like your overall look. My only issue is not with you, but with those miniatures. I'm fond of them overall, except for those gorilla hands. It's frustrating, but you've done a great job with them. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:32 PM

The gods indeed to favour us, for one of Bugman's Great has returned - Mousekiller!
I love what I'm seeing so far. Especially your painting style of woods and whites is kicking it. I like the conversion of the Crossbowman Champion, too.

I'm looking forward to more! drinks.gif

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:03 AM

DREGARS TREESTOMPERS - DWARF WARRIORS

DREGAR'S TREESTOMPERS
Every dwarf of the Stonefist clan, no matter his station, is required to have a proffession and to be a warrior. In times of war the Stonefist clan calls its levies together into loose groups of individuals. In this case, the tree cutters of the Stonefist clan have banded together under the leadership of Dregar Treestump when they heard of the expedition of Karal. Sharpening their blades for the journey, this group is anxious to prove its worth in battle.

10 Dwarf Warriors w/great weapon and cmd -- 126 points VOTE AT CMON

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:15 AM

Been watching your tutorial with keen interest but I missed these ones. Theres something about your paintjobs that make me want to grab a brush and copy them. From looking at the finished piece it seems they are so much clearer than other work of this quality, I cant really explain it. Its weird but I can learn a lot more by just looking at your finished fig than I can with anyone elses, even if they did a full tutorial with their fig. I dont know what it is but you have definately got something others painters havent ;)

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:58 AM

Looking masterfully! I like your clean paiting style and the plenty use of wood. I think the colours come out really well, hence I must agree with Perv. These will probably be very inspirational for me in the future, if they're not already :)

I like the 'Dwarf War'-Dwarf, although the sword doesn't seem very fitting. I normally don't mind a sword as a Dwarf's weapon, but to me his pose says 'axe!'. Anyway, will you be painting any metal OOP models (1980's - 1990's)?

I haven't posted anything in your new tutorial yet, it seems fitting for you to complete it first :)

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:04 PM

Those figures looks like they are alive!
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As Perv said, we are learning just by looking at the models, but the tuturial you made shows the amount of work in it.
There is a lot of inspiration just by looking at how you are using the colours to make shades and highlights.

But one thing on your armyist puzzeled me: Two handweapons for the warriors? Is that possible?

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 03:27 PM

THE GRYPHONS CLAW - DWARVEN LONGBEARDS
The Gryphon's Claw is an elite guild within Karak Norn that comprises some of the mightiest warriors within the hold, all of whom are oathsworn to the King of Karak Norn himself and would gladly give their lives in his service. The King has granted this small contingent to protect Karal on his quest, knowing what few other Dwarfs know, that the outcome of this mission could very well be the end for what remains of the Dwarven Empire.

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10 Dwarf Longbeards AT CMON

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 04:32 PM

These quarrelers look great! I like their colour scheme, and their bases are very Dwarfy, with lots of snow and rocks. Great job! :) Btw, Karal is very nice also, and his shield is especially eye-catching to me. :)

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Edited by Lord Ravenhelm, 18 July 2009 - 04:33 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:05 PM

Hi Mousekiller

We created a new brotherhood forum http://z8.invisionfr...rhood/index.php?

Amazing as always. Looking at your stuff never ceases to inspire me to get back to painting dwarfs.

Only thing that I can think of to suggest, as your level of painting is very high, is that I think the grain effect on the shield of karal could be a little finer.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:08 AM

Very nicely done mate. They have a very rugged and natural look to them. In the bottom pic of Karals back, the blue sleeve just above the glove looks like it needs a final highlight just to bring the colour closer to the other blues on him. This could just be the light though. Great work on the bases, the snow looks VERY lifelike ;)

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:52 AM

I'll never forget this blog again. Even better, I just added it to my favourite ones.
Please keep all good stuff coming! :)




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