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Words may be unnecessary... But what is that? Is that a Hochmeister? The shoulders look like they are but the torso doesn't really look like the renders or the arms or legs.

The right arm looks like the Faust but it'd be much to small for a DL one. But it looks bigger than the Teutonic Knights.

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Words may be unnecessary... But what is that? Is that a Hochmeister? The shoulders look like they are but the torso doesn't really look like the renders or the arms or legs.

The right arm looks like the Faust but it'd be much to small for a DL one. But it looks bigger than the Teutonic Knights.

 

All will be revealed upon completion.  B)

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Next up will be finishing off some odds and ends: 1 Vierling, 2 Medics, 1 Colour Sergeant, 1 Commander from the starter set, 1 Landwehr. Still in boxes: 5 more Landwehr to make a unit of ten, 1 box of Luftlancers, 1 Grenadier Expansion Set (mainly for more Vierlings, wish they were sold individually!), and a special huge ironclad project.

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Really nice Grenadiers and models as a whole.

I'm very impressed that you have a Faust though... Did you actually get it from Spartan or somehow sculpt it yourself?

Did you convert it from a Hochmeister or was it specific to the Faust?

Also, how tall is it? Is Spartan actually following the scales they say they do? They are always adamant that DW is 1:1200, DL is 32mm to the eye for human models. So assuming the Fausts aren't half the height of the FSA Defiance's which are 11mm tall so should be approximately 10 inches tall for DL.

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That's good to hear. At least they're apparently keeping a fairly consistent scale. I think the tanks we have are the main oddballs. The Pioneer is about 60% shorter than its DW model would mean, but then again it'd be prohibitively expensive when it's more or less there already and I'm not sure about how super heavy tanks would affect the game when the current ones are already hard.

I really look forward to seeing the Faust once you get it fully painted. I'm sure it's going to be beautiful judging by your previous models.

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That's good to hear. At least they're apparently keeping a fairly consistent scale. I think the tanks we have are the main oddballs. The Pioneer is about 60% shorter than its DW model would mean, but then again it'd be prohibitively expensive when it's more or less there already and I'm not sure about how super heavy tanks would affect the game when the current ones are already hard.

I really look forward to seeing the Faust once you get it fully painted. I'm sure it's going to be beautiful judging by your previous models.

Thanks! The hard part is figuring out the color scheme. I don't want to copy the painted example Spartan had. The model reminds me a bit of Zakus from Gundam so I might use that as a reference. I do hope they eventually release it and similar models for the other factions.

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Well a color scheme like Zaku would match your army much better... But the red armor would make it stand out heavily... On the greater Dystopian battlefield I don't think that a Faust would want to stand out amongst the giants of the battlefield.

As a giant of the DL battlefield it looks great, and would make for some enjoyable scenarios... But that's where my enjoyment of it abruptly ends.

I am definitely one of the people who think that of all the decisions GW has made bringing the Titan level machines as regular sights on the tabletop has been by far the worst. It completely dominates and changes every game from two platoons using strategy to achieve their objectives to a math test on if you can build an army capable of taking out the big machine before it and it's miniscule helpers pummel you down.

When the Walze and similar tanks cost 65+ dollars, and the new dreadnought robots even more, now you are bringing out 10+ inch tall hunks of resin. The cost will be such that except for a very few who just like displaying pretty models the big robots will be expected to have a huge impact on the game because they had a huge impact on the players wallet.

I dread the impact that they will have on the game and atmosphere because it's already so much more fragile and undeveloped than 40k was at the time.

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I can agree with most of that Roadkizzle. I think there should certainly be a minimum points level for something like the Faust in DL. Certainly very large games, same with some of the large ironclads, although with Spartan's superlative value/prices I wouldn't mind spending the money on one so much as in 40K. Weapons wise I imagine the Faust wouldn't be all that overpowered, the tesla weapon would be similar to the artillery piece and the machine guns should be the same as in the tankettes. Once it's painted up I will sit down and hammer out some rules for it. Another way to balance it would be to take up extra slots in the force organization. He could be a great scenario piece too!

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How many machine guns does it have? Also I wouldn't be surprised if it's Tesla Coil is more powerful than the tesla cannon. It definitely has room to have much bigger batteries/a generator.

But even then the Field Guns are severely limited by Move or Fire, very slow and restricted mobility so they can't redeploy and relatively short range, plus limited firing arcs and a low profile so they are always impeded by terrain. And very low armor/HP.

The Faust with its locomotion, height, bulk, and armor will make a Tesla Coil much more dangerous than it is mounted on the Field Gun carriage. Plus if it has machine guns that can join in an attack.

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Two machine guns. I'd probably write it as being twin-linked. I'd agree on a slightly more powerful Tesla coil. I wouldn't run this in anything less than truly large games. There is a crazy amount of detail to paint on this but that gives me a good excuse to test out my airbrush :)

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Saw your blog first, super cool stuff.

 

Rules wise, I could see the tesla being written into more of an area effect, or chain lightning style of rule to impact the use on the tabletop. ie. a limit on how many models can be damaged by it as it jumps (ie d3 jumps).  I also don't see a 10" model being terribly cost prohibitive if it looks good and fits into the game, my Stormwall felt reasonable with its large number of pieces, and it ended up 9" tall.

Sadly it took a lot of fun out of the game with some of the Colossal rules in WM.

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It's been a while but here are some updates as I start getting down to the last few models of my Prussians for Legions. Next up are a pair of medics. I apologize for the picture quality, the phone camera would not cooperate tonight.

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Remaining models to paint:

 

2 medics

1 grenadier colour sergeant

5 landwehr

5 sky hussars

3 vierling specialists

3 machine gun teams (hoping the resculpts on these improved on the gun assembly!)

1 giant robot

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