Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Kill Team

Nothing like a release of a brand new rule set to get miniatures back on the table and ready to go! I played my first games of Kill Team last night, nice simple Open Play games at 55pts with my recently-returned-to-the-hobby friend.

We knocked through 2 close games in the space of the evening which is pretty good going considering we were learning as we went as well!

My Tech Gangers, more from these lads to come soon. #OilAndBloodTorMegiddo

Awakened Dire Avengers.

Death from above! (He missed)

Stalking each other through the landscape.


Up close and personal fighting.

We both loved really enjoyed these games and the little touches that have been added to Kill Team certainly elevate it as a rule set over 40K.  To be honest, I can see it totally replacing 40K now for my 42nd Millennium kick!

Friday, 20 April 2018

You belong to us. You shall be like us.

As mentioned in my last post I picked up a couple of figures (10!) at Salute for two brand new projects, the first of these have seen some paint and glue applied so presenting my first Tomb Cybermen for Warlord Games' Into the Time Vortex Game.

Original 1967 Transmission

Fan colourised version

I loved painting this figure, it was nice and simple, I tried a couple of techniques I don't normally do, like highlighting.... The base is still WIP but does currently pass well for the sandy regions of Telos.

I really had to pick up the Tomb of The Cybermen box even though I had no real interest as it is probably my favourite classic Who serial.  That one or Doctor Who and The Silurians anyway...

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

No blogging but plenty of gaming!

The last few months have been a bit of a gaming marathon for me, playing weekly games of Age of Sigmar Skirmish for the Malign Portents global campaign:

All pics from the most excellent Warboss Kurgan

The odd Matched Play game of Age of Sigmar:

Legion of Nagash in action!

To a fully packed Salute weekend of games:

Star Wars Legion

 8th edition 40k

Advanced Song of Blade & Heroes

Mutants & Death Ray Guns

Basically, I have been very busy getting the stuff I have painted actually on to the table.  My visit to Salute was a pretty cheap one considering and I only returned with two boxes of figures, neither for any game system I play...dammit.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Down in Goblin Town

Clap! Snap! the black crack!
Grib, grab! Pinch, nab!
And down, down to Goblin town
You go, my lad!
14 days late but I managed to finish up my Goblin Town warband for the Lord of the Rings Battle Companies.  I am very happy with these and may even expand them into a full force for the battle game.

Goblins quaff, and Goblins beat.

That means that so far for 2018 I have:
-  Completed a Goblin Town Warband.
-  Rejigged and added to my Death AoS army.
-  Painted a Shadespire Warband.
- Modelled and converted a second Shadespire Warband.

Not bad going really! Add to that getting my scenery collection in order (more on that soon) and selling off a lot of unwanted lead and plastic to fund everything, I am pretty happy with how things are going so far!

On to some Malign Portents games!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Harbingers, Portents & HDR

Managed to purchase, assemble and paint the Harbinger of Death: Knight of Shrouds for Malign Portents this week to fit in with the rest of my Death forces.

At this point the focus is still very much Nighthaunts (and he provides an excellent General) for this, but now I am looking to expand into some more "generic" Death units.  Ghost Hounds have always had some appeal.

My latest photograph really emphasises that I need to go over the red eyes of my ghosts with purple (sorry, amethyst) to tie into the latest vogue.

Also, did you know phone cameras have an HDR setting? Because I didn't...

Ghouls & Ghosts

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Doing more Shadespire bits

The last few weeks have mostly been concerned with Shadespire, listening to podcasts, the audiobooks and painting/modelling up some warbands to take to the Grand Clash.  So far I have come up with:

The Sepulchral Guard - painted to match the rest of my Death army.

Punk Rock Stormcast!

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

How time flies!

3 years ago I was deep into the Oldhammer vibe and umpiring a vicious game of Rogue Trader between Curis and Tears of Envy.  With added lichen!

I love the smell of model railway shops in the morning.