Friday 6 November 2015

Death Guard

When I decided to start a Warhammer club at school, I planned to make a new army to use to inspire the kids, and of course, to crush them remorselessly until they learn how to do better.

It took me a little longer then anticipated to get the minis painted and together, but here we are, 750 points of Death Guard.

Why Death Guard?

Well. Children tend to play space marines. So I wanted to do some bad guys. I wanted a low model count army so I could actually try and get to a meaningful conclusion in the hour available. I couldn't use my existing chaos army, because frankly, I didn't want to have to explain Slaanesh to anyone at work.

Also, painting the death guard having a bad day on the base of my latest Knight Titan (pictured in the previous post) really got me excited about everything grubby. My style of painting 'not being very good but trying to make up for it with gimmicky techniques' works really well on things that are supposed to look a bit dark and grubby. Which is why I have never really collected Eldar or Tau.

First up is Typhus. Not much to say about him, except he is a rescued metal Typhus sourced from Ebay, because honestly. Finecast. I did think briefly about using the Forge World Typhon as a stand in, but I went with the original. I think this classic sculpt is still excellent in today's range.

Sunday 11 October 2015

The importance of having a hobby

My knight is cool, but only has a passing relevance to this post.

This year I have started running a Warhammer club for students at the school in which I work. It seems to be taking off, however there has been a small quantity of agro sent my way from various students.

Sir, you play Warhammer, really, isn't that for children, (most children aged 12 or above don't apply the label child to themselves). It's so stupid. Why would anyone be interested in that? 
All very predictable and to be expected. However, it did get me to thinking.

Saturday 10 October 2015

The Prisoner

Apparently I remembered I have a blog, and picked up my notebook to draft a post. Inside those pages I found a blog post I had previously drafted out. I have no idea why past Phil decided it was not worthy of publication, but I'm pulling rank on that guy. He knew nothing.

I figured it was about time that I wrote something pertaining to Cult TV on this thing, as it is right up there in the description line.

The prisoner is one of those rare TV shows which made me grow a little in the watching. It got me thinking along lines which got me brought me to rest at my current political views.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Sisters of Battle

I finally finished painting my Sisters of Battle Adepta Sororitas. 3000 Points. Now I am somewhat worried I am going to die. Comments and criticisms invited, although I did *start* painting some of these a long time ago which is why the level of skill is perhaps a little... various.

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Like a wheel within a wheel

So a apparently, Warhammer Fantasy Battles is turning into a round based game. As apparently modelled by the skaven war machines in the picture above. I am hopeful, hopeful of a lower model count. This would make the game more appealing to me as I find fewer models, more variety and big centrepieces a good thing. The internet unhappiness patrol is out in force of course, and I suppose re-basing is a pain in the teeth. However, it seems that some folks are always unhappy with any change Games Workshop make, so it hardly matters.

Monday 12 January 2015

What I write in my notebook

I recently purchased a notebook, and find myself writing my thoughts with my excellent new fountain pen.

I have decided, on occasion, to type these thoughts up into blog posts. Unfortunately, I cant contain myself to just one topic, so this is never going to be a particularly popular blog. But it may be of interest to those who know me.

The first post is a rather long diatribe about politics. I actively invite comment because I really enjoy that sort of thing.