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14 replies to this topic  – Started by Emperor Claudius Rome , Apr 17 2010 11:53 PM

#1 Emperor Claudius Rome

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:53 PM

The Battle of the Plains of Abraham decided the fate of Canada. Would it stay under French rule, or end up in English hands. A fleet of British ships sailed down the St. Lawrence river to the Quebec, the capital of New France. There was a strip of flat strip of beach that would make an ideal landing point. However, the French had highly concentrated most of their defenses at the beach, so it would be almost impossible to take Quebec by that route. There was another place where they could take Quebec from. Nobody would think of invaders using the cliffs southwest of the beach to get to Quebec, but a force under the command of General James Wolfe landed there. They climbed up the cliffs and began the march to Quebec. The French General Montcalm, upon realizing that there were troops closing on Quebec, rushed 2 armies to the Plains of Abraham, where the final conflict would happen.

In my MOC, a group of British Grenadiers attempt to eliminate a French canon, guarded by a few soldiers.
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The British Grenadiers.
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The French artillery crew.
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A wounded soldier shoots with his pistol, while his comrade defends him.
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An artilleryman charges with his axe, taking damge on his leg.
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The French captain abandons his troops. The coward.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:46 AM

Very nice! :pir-classic:   That coward of a bluecoat/french captain! :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 01:33 AM

Looks good 'Emperor Claudius Rome' - yep, that French commander turn a little chicken eh ? :pir-wink:
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:16 AM

Looks good.  You have done a great job of depicting the battle!  The smoke effect looks good to.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:17 PM

Wow, a very creative and cool looking battle scene, well done! the expression and the showing of the action is perfect, good work mate :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:37 PM

My suggestion would be to give a little more dynamics to the ground. Maybe not so flat. Other than that, that is a great assortment of minifigs you got there.

#7 Emperor Claudius Rome

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:46 PM

View PostNewRight, on Apr 18 2010, 09:37 AM, said:

My suggestion would be to give a little more dynamics to the ground. Maybe not so flat. Other than that, that is a great assortment of minifigs you got there.
The Battles of the PLAINS of Abraham. It was supposed to be flat. :pir-laugh: Thatnks for the advice though.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

View PostEmperor Claudius Rome, on Apr 18 2010, 11:46 AM, said:

The Battles of the PLAINS of Abraham. It was supposed to be flat. :pir-laugh: Thatnks for the advice though.
The plains of Abraham were not completely flat, they was some dead ground. So, I agree with NewRight about how you need to add a little texture to the ground.
The figs and scene look great though :thumbup:

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

I think a little texture would help your MOC stand out.

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#10 Emperor Claudius Rome

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:08 PM

I'm not sure how to do that though.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:22 PM

Maybe add some different colors, and elevations on the ground, and some more grass like plants if you have any.  Either way I really like your entry.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:26 PM

Well, for this MOC, I had to go by what I remembered from the video about it I saw last term.
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:40 PM

I always like to see the smoking muskets and the French on the run.  Nice job!
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:50 PM

i agree whit Commodore Hornbricker, your MOC is looking wotrh of waching, thanks for putting this

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:26 PM

I like the wounded leg on the guy with the axe
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