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Siege of Ardon

Postby OverLoad » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:18 pm

After the Lion alliance defeated the Dragon and Crown armies in the King's Grove, siege was laid to Ardon, the capital city of the Crown Kingdom. As the Crown Kingdom was very weak and unstable, the siege would no doubt end in success for the Lion alliance. The white and gray apothecaries, among the rest of the population, must escape or be led under a new Lion-backed king.

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Siege of Ardon by GrayOverload, on Flickr

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Siege of Ardon Overview by GrayOverload, on Flickr

As always, many more photos and close up shots are on Brickshelf.

Another installment in my current story arc, although this particular one is rounding to a close soon enough, as I've got new ideas for what is next. C&C welcome. :)
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby Forestboy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:35 pm

Really cool battle! Nice sense of action, especially minifig positions and the siege-thingy...(word is escaping me. :? ) Do you have a picture of the other side? I'd really like to see what else is happening in the MOC. My only suggestion is maybe freshen up the terrain because it's a bit basic. Otherwise, really nice MOC. Keep it up! :)

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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby OverLoad » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:10 pm

Forestboy wrote:Really cool battle! Nice sense of action, especially minifig positions and the siege-thingy...(word is escaping me. :? ) Do you have a picture of the other side? I'd really like to see what else is happening in the MOC. My only suggestion is maybe freshen up the terrain because it's a bit basic. Otherwise, really nice MOC. Keep it up! :)

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It is a siege tower. :wink:

Photos of the other side are on Brickshelf, unfortunately it is not public yet. Fortunately, I can give you some deeplinks:
An overview of the city.
Over the flowerbed/streets.
Sideview of a street.
Aerial view of the streets.

There are many more, these are just a few of the photos I took. Thank you very much for the comment! :)
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:34 am

Overall I like this moc, however, a few things come to mind when I view this. First, would the knights/soldiers stick to walking up the road and not spread out on the grass? Did they know that the walls were undermanned? Some knights are hiding behind a barricade, do they see archers that the others don't?
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby OverLoad » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:26 am

Tower of Iron Will wrote:Overall I like this moc, however, a few things come to mind when I view this. First, would the knights/soldiers stick to walking up the road and not spread out on the grass? Did they know that the walls were undermanned? Some knights are hiding behind a barricade, do they see archers that the others don't?
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The way I planned it was so; it is a two pronged attack (or three, if the archers count). The siege tower leads the men up and over the wall to dispel any resistance (minimal) and the archers are positioned behind a barricade in the event that there were projectiles/arrows coming their way (there are none, since the castle is even less managed than previously thought.) And the final prong is the men marching (or storming) the castle gate itself, the first with a torch to hopefully burn their way down, or to smash it to bits if fire does not work. Granted, they don't have a battering ram, but worst comes to worst, they have the men who cascaded over the wall to release the gates from the inside, allowing entry.

A bit convoluted, I know. :lol: Thank you for the comment though! :)
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby SSchmidt » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:25 am

OverLoad wrote:
Tower of Iron Will wrote:Overall I like this moc, however, a few things come to mind when I view this. First, would the knights/soldiers stick to walking up the road and not spread out on the grass? Did they know that the walls were undermanned? Some knights are hiding behind a barricade, do they see archers that the others don't?
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The way I planned it was so; it is a two pronged attack (or three, if the archers count). The siege tower leads the men up and over the wall to dispel any resistance (minimal) and the archers are positioned behind a barricade in the event that there were projectiles/arrows coming their way (there are none, since the castle is even less managed than previously thought.) And the final prong is the men marching (or storming) the castle gate itself, the first with a torch to hopefully burn their way down, or to smash it to bits if fire does not work. Granted, they don't have a battering ram, but worst comes to worst, they have the men who cascaded over the wall to release the gates from the inside, allowing entry.

A bit convoluted, I know. :lol: Thank you for the comment though! :)


I think this setup goes nice with the way the figs are arranged. Very nice MOC, any time figs are battling Im happy :)
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby Pedro Ivo » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:16 am

Amazing diorama!!!
I love all the action going on! :)
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby OverLoad » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:23 pm

Thanks so much for all the comments guys! :)

The Brickshelf folder is still not public :(. But until it is, here are some more deeplinks (for those who are interested):
Two pals running away from the carnage.
The fight along the wall.
A certain fishing fellow, who has been in more than one of my MOCs. :)
The gray and white apothecaries packing things up.
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby Ferretclaw » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:26 pm

Love the siege tower! Awesome moc.
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby THE_BRICK_TIME_Team » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:27 am

Hi,

Great scene. I love how the troops are running against the wall. Very atmospharic.

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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby Brickninja » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:26 am

Looks great, I like all the detailing! :)
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby Sir Erathor » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:21 pm

This is very nice!
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby Finn Tegotash » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:17 pm

Nice work!
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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby royalbrickcustoms » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:52 pm

Very neat build man! I like all the action you incorporated, well done! :D

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Re: Siege of Ardon

Postby jman44 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:12 am

Nice work man, you have quite the collection of red lions! :)
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