Finishing Stuff

Welcome back!

a bit of a short one this week; i’m playing in a 40k tournament on Sunday so been prepping an army and background; it’s my first 40k tournament since 2001 (Conflict Bristol, where i placed 12th!) it’s an unusual army so keeping it quiet 🙂

That said, i’m looking at Streaming with Hamish so been getting a few stand alone games completed, i showed some Super Dungeon Explore before and i’m still working through it

While i’ve been working on boring minions i did allow myself some work on the cute heroes…

i’ve got the dragon half of hte box on my desk then another 4 heroes to complete the box

i’ve also been doing more Bloodbowl; i know Hamish doesn’t want to play it again but i may try to get to more tournaments this year…

not using Skaven though as i’m not a fan of the miniatures…

That said, i showed you my Escher recently so have started the Goliaths…

a standard paintjob as they’re only going to be used to demo the new game
i did dig out a pair of fresh gangs for the original game as we may play that first to demonstrate how different the games are

The Stalking Bats, House Delaque mostly by Heresy Miniatures

The Red Eyes, House Escher; current plastics bolstered by old school metals

To finish i’ve had these guys sat on my desk for months and months since i finished My Lamenters Army.
As i picked up the Blood Angels Codex from Triple Helix recently i thought i’d slap some paint on them!

That was a productive week; next week i plan on having lots of images from the Tournament!
I hope my dice hold out and i see some great armies!

thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Finishing Stuff

Welcome back!

Bit of a quiet one this week, i’m playing Magic The Gathering with Hamish tomorrow so have been digging my stuff out for that

That said, i’ve been continuing with the Escher for Necromunda and managed to finish my gang, The Red Eyes , named after thie leader’s fearsome bionic

mainly reds with with bright hair and yellow loincloths at tribute to the original miniatures

I like the Necromunda minis but some better work could have been done regarding assembly options; ability to put any head on any torso and easier to convert weapons as each mini only really has 2 options
that said they do look good and i think i’ll have to have a read of the rules to get some games in

I also managed to finish my copy of Burning Of Prospero; quite straightforward paint jobs but look good as a group

i do plan on playing one scenario on stream with Hamish, i’m just waiting for a foam tray to transport the forces

This weekend we managed some games of 30k against Newbie, my Blood Angels stomping his Deathguard then a close game where my Emperors Children beat his Deathguard

This was followed up with a game at Triple Helix Wargames against Alhaus where his Custodes kicked the Sisters to pieces; in one game turn i managed over a dozen rolls of 1!

That said, his army is coming along nicely; i’m hoping to test out some trounamnet lists against him as i’d like to do more gaming days this year!

i’m hoping to have some Malifaux for show next week; i dropped my case and while the Curiosity set wasn’t inside al lthe rest of my figures need paint stripping and rebuilding due to being old metals

Anyway, thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2018!

don’t know about you but i don’t get alot of hobby-related gifts but thankfully i picked up a slew of stuff from Triple Helix Wargames including Calth, Prospero and Necromunda

I plan on playing them all with Hamish so started painting Burning of Prospero

as can be assumed from the title, you should paint Prospero as Space Wolves vs Thousand Sons .
i’m painting them as Blood Angels vs Emperors Children as both Calth and Prospero should give me a pair of 30k armies

as they’re mainly for use in the box games they’re quite standard paintjobs

i’ve gotta tidy up the bases and do squad markings but that’s not a priority.

I’ve started theLoyalist sides; Custodes and Sisters of Silence are quite straightforward paintjobs; the Sisters to match the ones i’ve already done for my Adeptus Sororitas

I also converted Geigor Fellhand to be a bit more Blood Angels; basically replacing his top half from some bits off the Blood Angels Upgrade Sprue

While i wait for some shoulderpads to arrive for the blood angel infantry, i’ve assembled Calth and Prospero

2500pts of Emperors Children

3500pts of Blood Angels

I also continued with Blood Bowl stuff, assembling some Goblins; just need a pair of Trolls and i’m undercoating the Box Orcs to give me something to get on with.

I picked up the new Necromunda Underhive boxed game; i’m iunimpressed iwth the rules, both mechanics and book issues (terrible layout and god knows why it was split into two books)

neverless, i’ve assembled the gangs and i’ve started painting the Escher.

Finally, i’ve finished the Curiosity Killed The Cat box set and the addtional figures ordered on Black Friday

i’m hoping to try out some Malifaux this year; possibly going to tournaments is the way forward as there”s no local interest

Candy was painted up to match and the Cat Herders deliberatley darker colours.

a slew of Cats; they’re basic but don’t spend alot of time on the table!

thanks for reading; i hope you enjoyed the Festive Period and have a new year full of games… Have Fun!

Necromunda

only a short update this week, so i apologise!

Like most of the wargaming community, i’m moderatley excited for Necromunda.
Possibly like several other gamers Necromunda was my first boxed game, receiving a copy for Christmas 1995.

while i’d played and collected some 40k i was buying White Dwarf every month and was hyped for the game, a mix of Judge Dredd Megacities and 2nd edition 40k’s wonderful Blanchian artwork.

I’ve run most of hte houses and both GW miniatures and non-gw, such as my first attempt at greyscale painting; my St Trinians Escher gang from Hasslefree Miniatures

i loved playing Ratskins; their immunity to Trecherous Conditions making them a lethal gang to play against; the opponent would generally have to fight handicapped while your natives swarmed them!

Generally though, i’d play Delaque; masters of Sneaky Sneaky and opponents would often find themselves with whole turns without line of sight my my bald guys

While the new miniatures look great (and much better than the last editions), i still prefer the classic Jes Goodwin ones

even if these girls are part of my Sisters Of Battle army!

I am slightly concerned by the box contents though; looks awfully like a boardgame; while Betrayal At Calth and Execution Force are good stand alone games, we buy them for use in other games… hopefully we’ll get gang lists for Shadow War: Armageddon as that’s closer to Necromunda.Of course, some of us have our old books so that is always an option…

as always, thanks for reading, i’ll have some more Pop-Up Terrain for next time.

Have Fun!

Fate of Konor: More flamers!

Welcome back!

a short update this week; after watching Hamish play Ziggurat i had to buy myself a copy in the Steam Sale and it’s highly addictive!
i have been painting the Blood Bowl Dwarfs and hopefully will have the team finished next week; then onto the Skaven i think 🙂

I managed to play in Triple Helix Wargames’ Konor campaign, this time 75 Power with the Sisters.

I had been expecting the Konor mission where the Defender has to survive in their deployment zone but instead we played the Open War cards.

I faced off against a Deathguard list with a load of Pox Walkers, Typhus and some plague marines

Seeing this ahead of me, i used an alpha strike from Dominions and Retributors to try and clear some of their numbers…

But it didn’t go well!

That said, we wiped everyhting else out but lost 44 – 37; we played turn 6 and i would have won the game as i took a pair of Hellbrutes worth 16 points easily

still, it was a fun game and has given me tips for my own zombie horde…

I managed to play a Deathwatch force next and while i grabbed no pictures, we tabled them turn 5!
i wish i’d kept the Immolators Flamer turret options as they’re quite tasty in this edition… still, the buff to Heavy Bolters are more than useable

Like i say, hopeing to get the Dwarfs finished for next week and currently digging my Necromunda stuff out…

 

as always, thanks for reading and Have Fun!