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Anstpuppet
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Posted: Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 8:27 PM Edited on 2012-08-07 20:28:07.0
.....Chariots? I converted up some chariots for my Sebeki but instead of making them long enough to fit two Sebeki in a line they are side by side. As such the chariot base is going to have to be either 65mm x 100mm or 70mm x 100mm instead the normal 50mm x 100mm. I see this more as the chariot and crew getting hit by more enemy models but that is just me. I guess that the chariot will be able to hit one more model due to the width of the base, but I do not see that as a huge advantage.

Any thoughts? Would any of you play against those chariots if you had the option? Or would you decline due to some advantage I am not seeing?

robertsjf
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Posted: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 7:58 AM
As you say, it has it's ups and downs. Then again, Sebeki are on larger bases anyway, why not their chariots?

Mordante
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Posted: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 6:48 PM
I'd say being wider has more disadvantages than advantages, so I would have no issues with this.

Anstpuppet
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Posted: Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 7:59 PM
Thanks for the feedback folks. I am liking the answers so far, I guess it is time to order some bases and get these models on the table. Once they are anywhere near complete I will post some pics. If opinion turns against them I can use them for friendly games and for display purposes. I should probably add some magnets to them to make it easier to keep the minis in place anyway. Sebeki are not my main faction but they certainly are fun to play, model, and paint.

Osiris
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Posted: Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM
Yeah, it is a slight advantage to your opponent, they'll likely get an extra attack in a frontal engagement. You'll be in contact with another model as well (probably), but as the chariot is considered a single base, this is not really an advantage to you. Sooo, no biggie. But lets see a picture of your chariot!

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Posted: Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 at 6:24 AM
Wow talk about coincidence! I was wondering the same thing regarding the base size and models, I'm trying to convert a Shining Chariot, however it needs the larger base haha

Anstpuppet
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Posted: Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM
Osiris said:
Yeah, it is a slight advantage to your opponent, they'll likely get an extra attack in a frontal engagement. You'll be in contact with another model as well (probably), but as the chariot is considered a single base, this is not really an advantage to you. Sooo, no biggie. But lets see a picture of your chariot!
I will try to get pics up in the next week or two. First I need to finish some work on a couple of the models for the chariot crew and get some pics of some of the stuff that is closer to being done, like my Anubi. This weekend I was supposed to work on minis most of the weekend. Instead I ended up in the house rearranging feedback loop. I had hoped to have my Sebeki army at 3 colors or more. Maybe next weekend.

Anstpuppet
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Posted: Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM
I posted some pics of the chariots on my blog. Before checking out any of this please realize I am neither a good painter nor a good photographer. That being said I am having fun with my Wargods projects as of late. I really have not had a chance to do much with the Sebeki chariots recently but you guys can at least see where this is going. The post is basically an early work in progress post for my Sebeki army. Most of the minis are super raw at this point. http://wargodsoftheunconquered.blogspot.com/2012/09/sebeki-insanity.html

I also posted some WIP stuff on my Anubi army. Some of the models there, especially the 2 slinger units, are much further down the path. http://wargodsoftheunconquered.blogspot.com/2012/09/back-from-abyss-updates-and-anubi-fun.html

Osiris
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Posted: Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 6:30 AM
Those bases are definitely wide! What's going to be pulling the chariots?

Great start to the warband, I like the use of the turtle shells for shields!

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Posted: Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 7:24 AM
I may go with 4 smaller horses for the lead chariot and then larger horses for the other 2. The chariots are wide to a silly degree but I like them for some reason. Once I get the basic painting and modeling done I plan to give them extra armor in the form of shields mostly. Aegyptus shields, Olympus shields, other ancient world shields like Roman and Celtic. Shields from Croc, shields from Wargames Factory, Zvezda, and Ra knows who else. I figure if they are up armored when I get chariot runners they can almost, maybe, kind of keep up. You know, sometimes.

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Posted: Monday, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I also am a fan of those Forge of Ice turtle-shell shields! Then again, I'm biased...

That's a good start to the army, I love the way your chariots look. I'm looking forward to seeing progress pictures!

-Alex in Alaska

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Posted: Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Alex you will be getting another order from me soon. I need a bunch more shields. Lots of cool ideas going on for the Sebeki army. City dwellers of Crocodopolis kitted out like Cretan Archers. More shields needed for the units that already have them. At least a few to go on the chariots. It appears my Spartans will never get done. I am enjoying the challenge of converting the Sebeki, the fun of getting the Anubi together, and my thesis is always looming over me. Combine that with raising a kid and there is no time for my poor, poor Spartans.

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Posted: Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Wow- actual pre-planning of Warbands? That is impressive to see all those WiP Sebeki and Anubi. My Warbands usually just come together unit by unit.

As for the chariot bases-- THOSE ARE HUGE! Are there going to be a bunch of horses for each? Another cool idea would be crocodiles to pull the chariots. There's enough room for several...

Nice work!

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Posted: Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 7:09 AM
Thanks for the kind words. I will take the crocodile idea under advisement. I know one of them is likely to be pulled by five of the six smaller horses that came with the set. Seriously the things look like ponies next to the Croc horses and other WGF horses like the ones for their Persian Cav. As to the other two I was leaning towards three larger horses on each chariot. But one pulled by crocodiles and another by a hippo would be fun and keep up the cobbled together notion of chariots and the army in general. We shall see where it goes.

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Posted: Monday, Apr 04, 2022 at 2:36 AM
If I had the choice, I'd like a suitable carriage that's not too big or too small drift boss

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