Title: Knight Warden Project
Description: heavy support for the household
Tebrey - March 6, 2012 03:29 PM (GMT)
My knight household needs some heavy support (like a warlord isn't enough)
I planned to make a knight warden anyway. I want at least one of each knight class. I don't care for the epic model, it looks like a bug. However, the basic idea is good.
The warden is the largest of the knight, and the most massive. My currnt plan is to make something like a warhound, but shorter and thicker. Heavy armor, shields on the arms (like a warlord), carapaced back.
14 armor all around (maybe 12 in the back), invul save (same as other knights), all ranged attacks.
For armament, an apoc missile launcher on the back, either vulcan megabolters on each arm or twin-linked earthshakers. Leaning toward the earthshakers, honestly. Becouse it would look cool. Maybe heavy bolters for close defense.
Sorry I don't have a drawing for this one. I haven't planned it out that well. I'm just going to design it on the fly.
Tinners - March 6, 2012 03:37 PM (GMT)
I love the legs/feet you make, they are really detailed, tis awesome. Looking forward to this.
Tebrey - March 7, 2012 04:43 AM (GMT)
Kall3m0n - March 7, 2012 12:31 PM (GMT)
Keep up the really good work!
Tebrey - March 7, 2012 07:09 PM (GMT)
Had a little time before i have to go to work, so...
Needss more detailing, but the structure is there now.
Tebrey - March 8, 2012 04:17 PM (GMT)
Anarnaxe - March 8, 2012 05:51 PM (GMT)
Good work so far, although the legs look a little stocky and just that hint too short. But that might be the angle of the photo. (Then again, you can ignore what I've just said ;) )
But keep it up. Its always nice to see some Knights.
Lucius von Kalteisen - March 8, 2012 06:07 PM (GMT)
Never ceases to amaze me the speed some of you guys make these wonderful projects. True treat once again.
Stockiness in it might be well acceptable, it's going to receive quite heavy armament.
Interesting to see how the upper torso will look.
Tech Adept - March 8, 2012 06:32 PM (GMT)
Iḿ always impressed, how fast Your projects run forward... :blink:
But great work so far! I think the bulky design of the Warden is a good contrast to Your slight and tall looking lancer (fantastic work as well).
Maybe Youŕe interested in some pics of epic scaled Wardens, I found. They have the typical "ducked" design, but look far better, than the old GW- model. I also like the segmented, more futuristic looking body- armor:http://jodrell.org/2012/02/19/epic-knights...-1-old-and-new/
S7RYPE - March 9, 2012 12:43 AM (GMT)
Aw, i liked the egg on stiks model better :(
Jk those are awsome :D
Tebrey - March 9, 2012 11:31 PM (GMT)
Thanks Tech, I've see those. Very nice. French company, I think...
It is stocky, but it needs to be. The warhound is tall and lithe, I don't want to compete for the agile superheavy slot with this guy.
He stands 14cm (5.5 inches) at the moment. I'm aiming for a total height of 22 cm (8.75 inches) or so. This will make him noticably smaller than a warhound.
Tebrey - March 10, 2012 02:39 AM (GMT)
Kall3m0n - March 10, 2012 11:56 AM (GMT)
You are starting to impress me now! :)
lone dirty dog - March 10, 2012 12:54 PM (GMT)
I like the look of this beast, great job mate I have never been a fan of the larger models till of late but this is great.
Dont know if I missed it, but are you using templates or is it all scratch, either way nice work, I want one it's looking great :thumbup: :drool: :D
On the Fly just realised no template ÖÖ... :sorry: :slap2:
Tebrey - March 11, 2012 04:42 AM (GMT)
Caiin - March 11, 2012 09:40 AM (GMT)
Really looking good so far. You have done a good job in making the walker look heavy armored. Canít wait to see this thing finished. :thumbup:
Tebrey - March 12, 2012 01:14 AM (GMT)
MrBigMr - March 12, 2012 01:27 AM (GMT)
Hey, wow, wait, that thing has earthshakers for arms?
I always thought the missile battery on its back was doing all the heavy lifting, and the arm guns were, well, just some puny little things to keep enemy infantry at bay.
Tebrey - March 13, 2012 03:36 AM (GMT)
Tebrey - March 13, 2012 04:52 AM (GMT)
Fireball - March 13, 2012 08:05 AM (GMT)
yay, it's looking better day by day. Very early on, it reminded me a lot of the Direwolf (or Daishi) Mech, now it's looking like a Warhawk (Masakari). Man, i really loved those two designs. Although it's clear that you'll attach a head to the front which will make it look very different from these mechs, i like the current look a lot.
The arm construction is very well done. As well as the detailing of the feet. Very good job!
MrBigMr - March 13, 2012 02:07 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Tebrey @ Mar 13 2012, 03:36 AM)|
|Considering the size of the thing, little guns would have looked silly.|
At least it would have been true to the original form.
Tebrey - March 14, 2012 03:43 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (MrBigMr @ Mar 13 2012, 10:07 AM)|
At least it would have been true to the original form.
Like I said in the first post, I never liked that model. I never had any intention of being true to the original form. I'm trying to be true to the intentions.
Anarnaxe - March 14, 2012 03:47 AM (GMT)
Because nothing says overkill like drum-fed-basilisk-sized-cannons. Very nice, lets see some more ;)
chip6793 - March 14, 2012 02:25 PM (GMT)
He calls this planning on the fly!!!
Beautiful job so far mate!
Tech Adept - March 14, 2012 02:52 PM (GMT)
2x twin linked earthshaker- cannons, 120", Strength 9, AP 3, ORD 1/ Blast
Indirect 36" - 240" Strength 9 AP 3 Ord 1/ Blast :blink:
MrBigMr - March 14, 2012 03:02 PM (GMT)
Don't know about inderect. They seem more like direct fire guns, even though earthshaker is intended for artillery fire. It doesn't seem like the guns can pivot high enough to enable effective indirect fire. It's like they just took powerful guns they had to spare, and slapped them on there to put a dent into big enemy units/formations. But that's just me.
You could also switch twin-linked for 7" blast. Macharius tank's twin-battle cannon uses this, as does the twin-earthshaker Minotaur.
Tebrey - March 14, 2012 06:53 PM (GMT)
I was thinking of using the FW minotaur guns as a basis.
By the way, how high do you want them to pivot to count as indirect?
Tech Adept - March 14, 2012 09:07 PM (GMT)
Sorry, I meant no harm by my last comment. Just thougt, using the earthshaker cannon rules in game could be fun. The warden could crouch in cover behind a building and give heavy fire support, while the enemieś warmachines are unable, to target him. :D
Tebrey - March 14, 2012 11:23 PM (GMT)
I didn't take it amiss.
The minotaur uses the same rules, they call it a "double earthshaker", same as regular earthshaker, except 7" blast and twin-linked. Grin.
I don't really care, to be honest. I rarely get to play apoc anyway. And when I do, no one wants to use superheavies. Sigh.
I hoping that changes when I move out west...
Working on the head now, btw.
Fireball - March 15, 2012 10:12 AM (GMT)
just bring some super-heavies with you, next time. And offer your adversary to choose from them so both forces consist of some monsters. That might work best. I mean, i would never use my Warhound in a game where no other heavies are at the table, but if the 'enemy' needs a baneblade to feel better, i can help him out ;)
lone dirty dog - March 16, 2012 09:56 AM (GMT)
DAM I LOVE THIS BEAST !!!!! NOW GO BUILD ME ONE !!!!!!!!
No really this gets better with every post, the look is fantastic and I truly mean that.
The stance structure of the guy is tops, as for this guy crouching to take cover would not be needed.
No this is great work and I would be happy to own this guy :thumbup: :jaw: :jaw: :rock:
MrBigMr - March 16, 2012 11:26 AM (GMT)
What about the Apocalypse Missile Launcher rules of the Reaver titan? 4 shot guns with good range and they use the apocalyptic barrage template.
Caiin - March 16, 2012 11:42 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Tebrey @ Mar 15 2012, 01:23 AM)|
|I don't really care, to be honest. I rarely get to play apoc anyway. And when I do, no one wants to use superheavies. Sigh.|
Why wonít they play super heavies? That is part of the fun, isnít it?
Would be a pity if you cannot bring this beauty to the tabletop.
Redshirt - March 16, 2012 12:36 PM (GMT)
That's it! Ive had it!
This is a call to arms for all hobbyist gamers who are denied fun by stuffy, oppressive game clubs.
We should create our own city and move there and create our own stuffy, oppressive club and exclude THEM!
That way we who wish to be pummeled by warmachines can do so in peace.... and also bring measuring devices to get dimensions for our own projects off of Tebreys insanity. :thumbup:
Tebrey - March 16, 2012 08:35 PM (GMT)
Well, I'm moving to Phoenix, Arizona soon. I should be able to find some good games out there.
MrBigMr - March 16, 2012 09:26 PM (GMT)
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