Thursday, 5 April 2018

Necromunda! (and other ramblings about skirmish games)

Solaris of House Escher
Well, I finally got around to doing some more painting, this time of my starting house Escher gang for the new edition of Necromunda. These miniatures were a real joy to build and paint, and I'm really very pleased with how they turned out. I have also tried to up my photography game a little bit so I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Cheer up Kid.

As a teacher, I seem to spend half my life trying to give teenagers perspective. They have an alarming tendency to view everything in frankly apocalyptic terms. Now I think everyone needs a bit of perspective.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Doctor Who?

So, I got an early Christmas present from a good friend of mine. That most intriguing of gifts, miniatures for a system you don't play.

In this case the game was Warlord Games "Exterminate!" and the set was The Twelfth Doctor and Companions. Which is good, because Peter Capaldi is my favorite of the modern era of Doctors.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sepulchral Guard

Shadespire time again. The awesome Sepulchral Guard came out on Saturday, so here they are painted up.

The Sepulchral Guard

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire

Don't worry. I'm not dead. Life just conspires sometimes to give one other things to do. However as it is half term this week I have had the opportunity to dig into a hobby project.

Garrek's Reavers

Friday, 9 June 2017

Age of Sigmar: Skirmish

I know, it's strange. Everyones excited about 8th edition 40k, and here I am painting up some Age of Sigmar stuff.

However, I quite like the skirmish ruleset and I think it's a really good introduction to wargaming in general.

With that in mind, we will be playing some games as a family, my wife is painting up some Seraphon and my 7 year old is painting up some Ironjaws.

I will have photographs of both of these on my blog. However, for now I am bringing you my 50 renown Deathrattle warband.

Deathrattle Warband

Friday, 2 June 2017

Blood Bowl Grombrindal

I went to Warhammer Fest the other weekend, and while it was an awesome and fun event, things were a bit thin on the ground in terms of limited edition things to buy.

I did pick up this little chap.
Yes, he's a dwarf, but he can play for the Humans and I have decided to pick up all the star players my human team can use.

Fun to paint because he looks a little different from the rest of the team.

I did also get the Black Gobbo, but my wife is painting that one to go with her Orc team.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Shadow War Armageddon

With the release of Shadow War Armageddon I took it upon myself to paint up some extra Adepta Sororitas to use if a campaign ever surfaces at the local club.

These are on the new 'Sector Mechanicum' Bases because I thought they looked interesting.


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Nuln Sootstains

Just in time for their last game before being knocked out of the league, the Nuln Sootstains are finally finished.

I posted most of the team before; however I have now replaced the old, tiny positionals with additional new plastic models.
The Nuln Sootstains

Monday, 8 May 2017

Relic Knights

You may not have heard of Relic Knights. It launched via Kickstarter a few years ago and had a few teething problems. Happily it's second edition Kickstarter finished relatively recently and looks to have solved the main issues with the game.

Relic Knights is fairly unique in that it feels like a blend of table top wargaming and a card game. Now, being a Malifaux player the idea of using cards in a game is not new to me, however the way in which relic knights uses them is quite unique.

In Relic Knights you very rarely flip randomly off the top of your deck to see what happens, instead if you can pay for an action on a units card, it goes off. Your opponent can mitigate some of the damage dealt with defensive abilities; if they can afford to play them. Your models stats dictate how many cards you can pick up while performing an action, and the game is about sculpting your hand so you have the cards you need for your upcoming activations, which you have to declare in advance.

Anyway, the advent of the Relic Knights V2 Kickstarter inspired me to go back and paint up some of the models I got with the original Kickstarter.

One Shot and Fritz
This is One Shot, a Black Diamond Relic Knight. This was one of the models that got me interested in Relic Knights, slightly infuriatingly some of the V1 Relic Knights had scaling issues and One Shot and Fritz are quite a bit smaller then it seems like they should be.