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[BTV1-OL] A Diversion from the South

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The battle for Terraversa continued with coastal bombardments from Olean Warships along with strategically placed artillery positions. News spread amongst the company that forces had breach the city from shore and were making they way inwards. Now the difficult task lay ahead. Jean-Batiste had gotten his orders, while troops were coming from north of the kings river and east from the sea, he was to scout out and try to block the major road leading out from King's port in the south. the objective was two fold: firstly cause a big enough disruption that would draw some attention away from the coast and second cut off any retreat from the city. With his company of Chasseurs and Guelph Tirailleurs Jean knew that time was of the essence and critical. Should he fail, it could mean that officials from the city could evade capture. 

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As he made his way to King's port along one of the roads, his company came across some Olean sympathizers being assaulted by Terraversan troops. While he may not have fully mastered the tactics his unit could perform his officers sprung into action. Each sergeant took a position to surround the Terraversans with the goal of capturing them. With these extra hands it may give him the numbers he needs to create a proper diversion. Once the skirmish has ended it was onward to King's Port.

 

So I finally got around to posting this build here. Unlike most depictions of the Terraversans, I decided to go with the blue coats with yellow epaulettes. Hopefully its not too confusing. C&C welcome

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Nice scene!

Though I see some studs that could be replaced with tiles.

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I saw this MOC on Flickr a while ago and I wasn't sure if you'd posted it here already and I had missed it. Apparently not! I really like all of the action going on! That's a lot of diverse soldiers and some great movements in this scene.

At first glance, I was indeed kind of confused about why bluecoats were fighting bluecoats, but if you look closer the warring parties are clearly discernible. I've said it before: too bad the Pirates line only has 2 soldier factions and corresponding torsos: red and blue. Someone should design other colors and invest in a printer. They'd make a million in no time! :grin:

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Nice battle scene Merc, it's not often we get this many soldiers fighting it out in a MOC. I like the TER soldiers with the blue coats. As Khorne notes they are clearly discernible and I'm pretty sure TER soldiers have been portrayed using that torso before (by Elostirion I think).

15 hours ago, Khorne said:

Someone should design other colors and invest in a printer.

I've often daydreamed that if I was stupidly rich I'd invest in a pad printer and print all the pirate/castle torsos that I think should have been made! Including a range of the classic imperial soldier torsos in all available Lego colours! (except maybe the 500 different pinks.... maybe... :pir-laugh:)

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Great scene Merc. The battle is well put together, and really shows a good example of minifig posing. My only comment is, I'd like for something to break up the grass a little more. Maybe some boulders, or some different coloured strands for the next one.

All around, great build though!

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On 10/16/2020 at 8:20 PM, JintaiZ said:

Nice scene!

Though I see some studs that could be replaced with tiles.

Thank you. Yea there are a few places that could’ve used more cover unfortunately hind sight is 20/20. :laugh:

 

On 10/17/2020 at 4:35 AM, Khorne said:

I saw this MOC on Flickr a while ago and I wasn't sure if you'd posted it here already and I had missed it. Apparently not! I really like all of the action going on! That's a lot of diverse soldiers and some great movements in this scene.

At first glance, I was indeed kind of confused about why bluecoats were fighting bluecoats, but if you look closer the warring parties are clearly discernible. I've said it before: too bad the Pirates line only has 2 soldier factions and corresponding torsos: red and blue. Someone should design other colors and invest in a printer. They'd make a million in no time! :grin:

Thank you. With a war going on I tried to display enough figures with different poses to help show the effort Oleon is putting. And I do wish LEGO would use some more colors. While I like blue, it would be nice to be able to display other colors and nations.

15 hours ago, Ayrlego said:

Nice battle scene Merc, it's not often we get this many soldiers fighting it out in a MOC. I like the TER soldiers with the blue coats. As Khorne notes they are clearly discernible and I'm pretty sure TER soldiers have been portrayed using that torso before (by Elostirion I think).

I've often daydreamed that if I was stupidly rich I'd invest in a pad printer and print all the pirate/castle torsos that I think should have been made! Including a range of the classic imperial soldier torsos in all available Lego colours! (except maybe the 500 different pinks.... maybe... :pir-laugh:)

Thank you. I’m glad that the two sides were discernible. Given that there is a war going on, it gave me an excuse to use as many troops as I wanted. :laugh: At one point I did think myself of doing water slide decals because I’m terrible with sticker though that idea quickly faded when I started crunching numbers. 

4 hours ago, Mesabi said:

Great scene Merc. The battle is well put together, and really shows a good example of minifig posing. My only comment is, I'd like for something to break up the grass a little more. Maybe some boulders, or some different coloured strands for the next one.

All around, great build though!

Thank you. I agree with you about the green. When I looked at the photo I did notice the amount of green without much else made the scene too green. The next time I do a larger scene, I plan on adding more of something to add some diversity. 

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Wise maneuvre, nice build, the terrain looks good, I like how you've built the river.

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