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The Release of the Armoured Orcs with Spears and Shields

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Happy New Year Everyone!

I’m back with a short post, just letting you know about the release of the Armoured Orcs with Spears and Shields, which you can see underneath:

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You can download the models at https://printandplayfantasy.com/the-black-land-orcs-army-cod... and click on ‘Armoured Orc Grunts with Spears and Shields’.

If it was not for Christmas, I would have had them ready last week. So the new system for knocking the models together faster works quite well.

My next job is to create the Orcs armed with Two-Handed Weapons, such as the Great Blades and Hammers. That should take a bit longer, as I have to create these new weapons from scratch.

Thanks and that’s it for now, have a great New Year and see you again soon

Dave

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Post 15-12-2021 New Orc Warriors armed Spears and Shields

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Hi everyone,

I’m back with an update and this time it’s the Orcs armed Spears’ turn to be released.

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As you can see above, I have created these new models in 4 different colours (Green, Orange, Brown and Blue), in different scales 15mm 35mm and in many different variants.

You can download them for free at: (https://printandplayfantasy.com/the-black-land-orcs-army-cod...) and click on the ‘Orc Grunts with Spears and Shields’.

With all the new units I create, I’ve also thrown in a new musician set to go with the unit, which you can see underneath.

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My next job will be to add on armour to these new models, which I’m hoping shouldn’t take that long, as I have thought up a new and more efficient system to create them quicker. Although, you never can tell with the holidays just around the corner when they will be ready.

Ok that’s it from me for now, have a great Charismas Holiday everyone, see you next year

Dave

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P.S. Before I go on my merry way, I just want to say a big thank you to all my Patrons, new and old alike for their support, thanks again!

My Patrons:
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Armoured Orcs with Hand Weapons and Shields 10-11-2021

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Hi all,

I’m back with the next set of models for the Orc’s rostra of infantry, which are the Lightly Armoured Grunts, carrying Hand Weapons and Shields.

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You can download these new models at https://printandplayfantasy.com/the-black-land-orcs-army-cod... and click on ‘Orc Grunts with Hand Weapons and Shield with Metal’.

Here are some pictures from our last game test, Herlanceians vs the Orcs. I played as the Orcs and got my ass kicked, sorry boyz. Tom played as the Herlanceians and took the pictures, thanks, Tom.

You don’t see too much of the new Orcs but the Men of Crack and Corn and Jigors are looking really good if I do say so myself.

There were a few things to take away from the battle, one of which is the Orc grunts are generally underpriced. ‘Soft Infantry’ needs reworking, which I have done and replaced with ‘Heroic Charges’. Oh, and Orcs aren’t too keen on War Hammers lol.

I have also started updating the Orcs’ rules and lore, to accommodate their new models. Here’s a new piece of art I’m working on, which gives you a taste of Orc’s society

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You don’t see too much of the new Orcs but the Men of Crack and Corn and Jigors are looking really good if I do say so myself.

There were a few things to take away from the battle, one of which is the Orc grunts are generally underpriced. ‘Soft Infantry’ needs reworking, which I have done and replaced with ‘Heroic Charges’. Oh, and Orcs aren’t too keen on War Hammers lol.

I have also started updating the Orcs’ rules and lore, to accommodate their new models. Here’s a new piece of art I’m working on, which gives you a taste of Orc’s society

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I did wonder if I really needed to sensor the Iron Maiden, as they don’t produce milk and so don’t have breasts but just in case I have.

Next, I’m going to start working on Orcs with Spears and Shields, which should take a bit longer, as I have to create these new weapons and with each new infantry unit, I always create a new pair of Bannermun and Musician.

Ok then, thanks for popping by and hopefully I will see you next time, all safe and well

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Orcs with Hand Weapons and Shields 04-08-2021

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Hi again,

Just a quick post letting you know that the New Orc Grunts with Hand Weapon and Shields are out and ready to download at the link below:

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Link: https://printandplayfantasy.com/the-black-land-orcs-army-cod... (Click on ‘Orc Grunts with Hand Weapons and Shields’)

On a personal note, my productivity has slowed with my Dad being ill with Parkinson’s disease and suffering from a Water Infection. The good news is that Dad’s condition improved to the point where we could move him out of the nursing home and into supported living. That was great for Dad, but it fell upon me to sort it all out. So that’s why I have been a little slow lately.

Hopefully, now Dad’s sorted, things should start speeding up again.

The next group of models I will be working on is these figures ‘Armoured’ variant. Their armour parts have been created already, so they should not take that long.

Thanks for popping round

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New Black Land Orcs Released Update 04-07-2021

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Hi everyone,

Oh boy, working on the new Orc Template took a lot longer than I first thought it would, but I have finally fished, and here they are.

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These Orcs with Two Hand Weapons come in two scales, 15mm and 35mm and four different colours, Green, Blue, Brown and Orange. I know the ‘Orange’ is an odd choice, but that colour is really from a failed brown skin, which I thought I might as well include anyway.

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I would have included a light armour variant of the Orcs with Two Hand Weapons, but that would take another week or so. However, the good news is the Armour is done and just needs adding to the models. So that’s the next set of figures I’m going to release.

As their hand weapons are done already, after that, I will add shields to the Orc template, allowing me to create Orcs with Hand Weapons and Shields fairly quickly. In fact, I have decided to stick on the Orcs for a while and update all their models, which should keep me out of trouble for a bit.

If you want to download these new models, you can for free at: https://printandplayfantasy.com/the-black-land-orcs-army-cod... click on the link ‘Orc Grunts with two Hand Weapons’ to download them.

Well, that’s it for now, and as ever, thanks for popping by

Dave

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P.S. Also, a special thank you Patrons for hanging in there
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Just a Quick Post – PnPF Update 10-05-2021

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Hi everyone,

Just a quick update today on my progress. For those who read my last post about my Dad, he is doing well at the moment.

The New Orc Model’s Progress
As you can see underneath, I have just about finished the front parts of the Models for the Orcs.

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I have lightened up the model by adding a light yellow tint to the Orcs.

Also, looking back over the model and how their different parts fit together looks like I have a few fixes to make, which I will do tomorrow. For instance, I’m not quite happy with that banner, and I may lighten up the Orcs even more. Otherwise, they are on track and should be finished by the time I post again, where you can download them for free.

The Main Rules
As for my progress on updating the main rules, I’m at the stage of getting them proofread, which is, of course, one of the final stages to go before Three Plains 3.10 is released.

At the moment, we are up to page 80. I’m hoping to complete this process in the next 3 to 4 weeks, but my proofreader, Emma, is doing this for free and has a busy schedule, so she can only manage about 20 or so pages at a time. Emma, you’re a star btw!

The Outcasts
As for the new Outcasts, Three Plains’ version of the Undead faction, game testing is going really well for them, and they are starting to feel more and more like War Hammer Fantasy Undead, which is what we are going for with this faction. So the Outcast is a horde of all manners of reanimated monstrosities, all working together in one force.

In my last game test with Tom, he fielded a Vampire Lord, a Necromancer mounted upon a Black Wagon, Shadow Swarms – Undead Bats, Meek – Crappy Skeletons, Scared Bones – undead Skeleton Warriors and Mounted Writhes.

Even though I lost the game (just outplayed by Tom), I was quite pleased with the feel and performance of the Three Plains’ version of the Undead. They are starting to shape up quite nicely. I’m really going to have start carrying more magic weapons that can deal with spirit!

The Outcast codex is still incredibly rough at the moment, but if you want to take a look at it, you can at https://printandplayfantasy.com/Forums/topic/the-outcasts-ne.... Version 0.003 is coming soon btw.

Well, that’s it for now, and as ever, thanks for popping by

Dave

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‘I’m Back’ – PnPF Update 10-04-2021

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Hi everyone,

I know my posts are few and far between, but this time, there was a much bigger gap. So I would like to thank my patrons for hanging in there during my radio silence.

The reason for my disappearance was due to my father’s illness coming to a head. Dad suffers from Parkinson’s disease, and he had a bad fall caused by a Water Infection.

Dad had done remarkably well coping by himself until now. However, after his fall, it soon became clear that he needed around the clock care. So I had to move in with him to look after him until we could move him to a nursing home.

The good news is Dad is better and doing well and now lives in a good home, and I’m back, mostly, as it’s fallen to me to sort everything out for my old man.

Back to the Update – The New Orc Models
Before it all hit the fan, I was about to post my progress on the new Orc models, which you can see underneath.

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I have chosen to create the new Orc base model using a modular system, which will save time in the long run, as I can just add on extra weapons, armour and limbs when needed to get a new set of models when needed.

The Three Plains Rulebook
Even though most things went on the back burner whilst looking after Dad, I managed to find some time to continue working on 3P’s Rulebook.

I’m happy to report that all spell checking and grammar is done. There are a few rules which need streamlining and then it’s off to be proofread. After that, it needs number referencing and then it’s pretty much done, apart from art filler.

Well, that’s it for now. Again thanks to my Patrons for sticking by me and see you again soon.

Dave

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El and Elf Sorceresses Released!

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Hi guys,

Well, the El and Elf Sorceresses are ready, and as a late Christmas present, they are free to download and enjoy at your leisure.

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The print sheets contain 4 different Sorceress models, in 6 different colours, and have 4 different backgrounds and come in two different scales, 15mm for the game and 35mm for general use.

The new models come in a PDF file as normal, but I have used ‘Layers’ to save space on the file. You will need a good PDF reader to access all the different layer options on the file. The best PDF viewer is ‘Adobe Acrobat Reader’, which you can download for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/otherversions/

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I have also included plenty of add-ons with the models as well, so you can really get creative with them.

You can download the new Sorceresses models at https://printandplayfantasy.com/the-imperial-elves-the-golde...

My next Model Project
Updating the Orcs will be my next model project. I’m going to resize them. At the moment in the game, they are roughly the same height and built as a Human, but I want to make them much stockier and put one figure on a 20x20mm base, instead of two and have them stand about two heads higher than a man.

Working on this model should allow me to update most of the Orc gaming pieces, as they are an infantry army. Now that I have finished the Sorceresses, I can get cracking on updating the Orcs after the weekend.

The Outcasts
I have released the first draft of the Outcast Codex, which is really ‘Rough’ and most likely full of mistakes, but still usable for a game and should give you a good feel for how the Outcast will play in a battle.

Thanks to the feedback I got, I’m already currently working on V0.002, which should clean it up a lot. I welcome any commons on this new codex.

If you want to take a look at this First Draft of the Outcast Codex, you can download it at https://printandplayfantasy.com/Forums/topic/the-outcasts-ne...

Well, that’s about it for now, thanks for reading, and thank you to my Patrons and a late Happy New Year to you all, let’s hope it’s a better one eh!

Take care

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Happy Christmas Everyone and a Quick El and Elf Sorceress Update

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Happy Christmas everyone,

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Christmas and whilst I'm here give you a sneak peek at the new and improved El and Elf Sorceresses. So here are the new golden girls:

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I have finished their fronts and three of their backs. What's left to do is to give them each six different colours and work on their magical shrouds, which really shouldn't take long at all. So I'm hoping that I should finish this new model next week or maybe a little later.

Also, I just wanted to thank all my patrons, past and current for all of your support over the last year:

Laurence O'Brien
Ashley Tattersall
Giorgio
Andrew Tippman
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Brian Quirt
Luciano Molina

Thanks guys!

Ok, that's enough from me; enjoy the rest of your festive season!

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The Blue Orc Nutters have been Finished!

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Hi once again,

Good news, the Blue Orc Nutters have been finished and can be downloaded underneath. Only available for Patrons at the moment, sorry.

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You find the new models on this page: https://www.patreon.com/posts/28798437

Btw, the models are in six different colours and come in two different scales, 15mm and 35mm.

The Mains Rules Update
In other news, I’ve finished the first read-through of the rules and well into the second. At the moment I’m about halfway through rewriting the lore of the Three Plains universe.

Underneath, is the entire universe of the game, which I created to help me write its lore. It’s nowhere near finished yet, but it does give you a good idea how it all works:

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The Winner of the Last Poll
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As you can see, it was a draw between the Skeleton Horse Riders and updating the Orcs. As this is a draw, I get to choose between the two winners, and I’m going to go with updating the Orc main infantry model.

Redoing that model will mean updating about 80% of the Orc’s figures in one go, as they are an infantry based army. So this will be a huge update for their model roster.

I’m going to cheat a little and use that new Blue Orc Nutters as a starting point, and squish them down to sized and put one figure on a base 20x20mm, instead of having two Orcs on a base that size, which is the standard now.

However, as mentioned in my previous posts, before starting the Orc update, I will be remodelling the Elf Sorceress Model as you can see underneath.

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This mini-project should keep me out of mischief for a while.

The Outcasts
Well, there’s been a change of plan for the undead, as we have decided to stop working on the Vampire Lords of Evernight, and switch to a more traditional undead faction, a bit like the old undead for Fantasy Warhammer, which we are calling the ‘Outcasts’.

The reason for this is simple; I just bit off a little bit more than I could chew with that faction, as it’s not one, but six. I did play around with the idea to work on just one of the Evernight Vampire Families but save for House Lueking, none of the others is what you could strickly call an undead faction. For instance, house Fray fields living warriors, apart from their vampires, of course.

So I took what I had done so far and streamed it down to the Outcasts, which is a true Necromancer focused codex, with all the typical undead you could want to use in battle, with some new ideas in there to boot.

As for writing the new Outcast’s Codex, all is well, and we have a fully working draft. When this current lockdown is over, we’ll start game testing it properly.

As this post is really about the new Blue Orc Nutter’s release, I will talk a bit more about the Outcasts next time; such as, what undead gaming pieces they will include and how they will play.

Anyway, I think that is enough for today.

As always thanks for popping by

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