#1 The Sacred Sockpuppet of Sigmar

Posted by MortiS-the-Lost MortiS-the-Lost
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Here's a new random and irregular feature for the forum

I quite often get emails from people asking about the things I've posted, why these people choose to email me rather than replying to the relevant topic forum is beyond me - but in an attempt to get a little more traffic to our humble corner of the internet I've decided to make a feature of these questions via email. So here goes ….

Greg wrote
Sacred Sockpuppet of Sigmar‏

Hiya Mort'

just joined after lurking for some time while I tottered on the fence deciding whether or not to get back into gaming. The final "push" came when I saw your sockpuppet, and I remembered all the GOOD things about the hobby :-)
So, c'mon, spill the beans. what is he? I'm guessing you've converted the mini from something like the top of an Empire standard but I've googled til my fingers bled and can't find anything appropriate!
Thanks again for the inspiration and I hope you don't mind me asking.

See you 'on the boards'
Greg
'ello Greg

I'm guessing the model in question here is this one:


This is in fact not a conversion at all but a stock figure from Citadel's Mordheim range (also it doesn’t actually belong to me but my friend Mutt). Specifically this miniature is a Zealot from the Witch Hunter faction (you find pictures of in the colour section of the Mordheim Rulebook pg100 and pg108).



Here's a Link to Witch Hunter Figures on the Collecting Citadel Miniatures Wiki

Before we got into playing our dungeon-based MortiS Quest games, my group used to mainly play Mordheim so we had many Mordheim figures lying around which went on to become PCs and NPCs in MortiS Quest

Given GW's recent policies toward nice old miniatures like this, it seems unlikely that this model is still available, but they were quite common for a long time so you should beable to pick up this fella from eBay for (hopefully) a reasonable price.  
While searching for images to use in this post I came across this nifty conversion which you might want to consider having a stab at doing should eBay prove problematic


 ^ It looks to be made from the running victim from the Citadel Plastic Giant plus some bits from the Citadel Plastic Flagellant kit and should prove pretty easy to execute

Well that's all for now - Until next time; if anyone has any more questions about things I've posted on the forum, please reply to the relevant post on the forum

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The Skald The Skald
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Re: #1 The Sacred Sockpuppet of Sigmar

I thank you sir!

Just whizzed over to Evilbay and nabbed one (at a reasonable price! It's amazing what some of these old mini's fetch on there!)
When men meet foes in fight, better is stout heart than sharp sword.
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Re: #1 The Sacred Sockpuppet of Sigmar

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this forum is great for discovering odd miniatures.
Miniature sculpter and painter.
The Skald The Skald
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Re: #1 The Sacred Sockpuppet of Sigmar

You're not wrong there - add to that all the other inspirational stuff and this just has to be the best forum on the web

Before Mortis kindly started this new board I Emailed my question to avoid being accused of "Thread Necromancy" by posting on an old topic     Qustions, questions...  getting back into the hobby after such a long time away (and on such a tight budget) means making some pretty important decisions, a major one being which rules to go for with so many choices available now.
Did "Mortis Games" ever get around to producing the hybrid rules you mentioned in the Dave thread? Are they available (pretty please?)
 
When men meet foes in fight, better is stout heart than sharp sword.
MortiS-the-Lost MortiS-the-Lost
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The Skald wrote
Did "Mortis Games" ever get around to producing the hybrid rules you mentioned in the Dave thread? Are they available (pretty please?)
That's a very good question, which I have addressed In This 'ere Thread Here

If you're interested in the final product and on FaceBook I'll add you to list for the 'Open Beta' (but don't hold your breath)
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I feel I should also mention that we have no qualms about people posting to old threads -"Thread Necromancy" as some call it, is not a crime here. In fact I'd like to actively encourage people to reply to any thread they find interesting no matter how old - I for one rather enjoy seeing my older posts being talked about again

after all it keeps the forum active!
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Re: #1 The Sacred Sockpuppet of Sigmar

Magic!  I'm definitely up for a bit of beta, all I need to do is remember my Farcebook password (I don't go on there very often).

As for
MortiS-the-Lost wrote
 -"Thread Necromancy" as some call it, is not a crime here.
I won't be needing any of these in my deck then!


When men meet foes in fight, better is stout heart than sharp sword.