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 Post subject: Paint Scheme vs Soft Faction System
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:43 pm 
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One of the coolest features of Ex illis is the soft factions system, which allows any unit to be played in any type of army. So my longbowmen can be Arthurian, or fight for Edward the Longshanks....

Unlike Yosef, most of us are not able to collect and paint an entire army per theme, so it begs the question, how do you pick the color scheme for your army?

Do you pick an overall theme and leave the different faction color schemes by the wayside?
Do you start off with a faction and pick the color scheme to match?
Do you paint individual units the colors that they should be? (ie longbows are english so they should be red and gold), if so, how do you get army coherency?

I'm thinking about giving my painted collection away and starting from scratch.... (thanks smartah...) just wondering what you guys did / plan to do.

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Well to be really honest, I'll pledge for the book only once we get Lilith.

I'm keeping everything. Still hasn't finished painting everything anyway, but until the bok goes out in french, i won't have much opponents anyway

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:28 pm 
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so what paint scheme did you use, are you using, for your current army?

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seems all my pictures are still on the wiki, look at my sig^^ i have 3 or four different themes

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:18 am 

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I used this option for my army:
MadNes wrote:
Do you start off with a faction and pick the color scheme to match?

I've chosen to divide my army in three factions:
- English units: Cornwall
- French units: Savoie or Provence, I still don't know.
- Mercenary units: Venetian.

I only painted the generic and english units of my army until now. I searched for the coat of arms of real knights living in Cornwall, and painted my units to match. I found this book a great source for the English coat of arms.
My plan is to do the same for the French and Venetian units, although it is a lot harder to find info on knights from 1309 in those regions.

I admit it is a lot work researching all this, but I love how it gives character to the units and makes the battles more realistic. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Paint Scheme vs Soft Faction System
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:49 pm 
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I always play the French Crown, so my units have mostly the blue/yellow scheme. I have Genoese crossbowmen in red and silver, and two Marennes in colours of Arth Byddin and Seelie. And each of my Franc chevaleur units have different scheme (Blue-yellow, yellow-red, white-blue-yellow), depending on their Baneret (I have historical Banerets painted in their real heraldic colours). Creatures are painted in distinctive colours (orange...).

Dad have a orange/black army. Because these are the colours of our floorball club :D

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 Post subject: Re: Paint Scheme vs Soft Faction System
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Speedy, my army most closely mimics your style, but I find that it doesn't look as cohesive as I would like when its on the table.

I based my guys all pretty much the same way, but thats not working as well as I want it to.

How have you achieved cohesion in your army.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Although I have numerous armies I can play pretty much all the factions with 4 color schemes for my 4 most used armies.

Blue with gold trim, it covers 8 factions
Red with gold trim it covers 7 factions
Green with gold trim covers 3 factions
Black with red trim covers 4 factions

I have Fc shields in every faction that are magnetically stick to the FC and then I have an Dillman converted with an army banner for each faction, same with the unit of Spearman,
I can also swap out on the catapults.

So that when I change the shields and standardbearers that factions they look like the Army was painted for that faction.

so I guess blue and gold would would give you the most factions

for those of you that don't know
then I have my specialized armies
these are mainly armies that I've done conversions on to look specialized .

My blue silver and white the mad Rabbi's army
Scottish army with kilts on peasants and spearmint and swordsman and a unit of Hoblars
Dark Lord's army , Billmen will have ork heads and weapons
the Popes army white with purple and gold trim,
King Arthur's army, mostly mounted knights was different headdresses each knight is painted differently.
I also have a two demo Armys which is painted one Army blue one Army red

Lastly I have made specialized units of the peasants there as follows:
pig farmers (pigs and piglets)
sheep farmers (sheep)
Brewers (barrels and mugs)
Baker's (loafs of bread and puffy hats)
dairy farmers ( cows)
the dudes ( funky hats)
tormented slaves ( all chained to each other's by their neck with slave driver cracking the whip)

Long live the common people, I have five William Wallace's that have been customized to the following:
William Wallace
Brian Buru
the madmen of Ulster
Connel MacLoad
Patrick O'Connor

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 Post subject: Re: Paint Scheme vs Soft Faction System
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:11 pm 
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To Yosef: I want your collection :P

To MadNes: I am quite satisfied with colour cohesion. But I can´t say why :D I may try to take some overall photo... But I have very bad and old camera and slow internet connection, so it may end ingloriousy ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:15 pm 
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Yo, you don't count, you have so many models it doesn't even matter. Plus even if you mixed and matched, your movement trays give your army a nice sense of cohension.

Perhaps I should make movement trays...

Speedy, give it a shot, whats the worse that could happen.

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I generally like a cohesive army with variations. How do I come up with themes! I bug the crap out of friends making them help me decide. I'm actually super excited to use the theme that Nes and I discussed :p I am also starting fresh with a nice sized army.

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I'm going to steal that theme... . :evil:

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Honestly, i prefered making my own mercenary theme, with a story behind it^^

if you look at my wikis, almost all my units have a small story, and my army has one too^^

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:42 pm 
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MadNes wrote:
I'm going to steal that theme... . :evil:


I told you to use it! I'm good at sharing ;)

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