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.

Monday 20 February 2017

Firestorm Armada Test

So, funny story. Over half term we were clearing out a lot of the wargames stuff we never use with a view to putting much of it on ebay. We dug out the wifes Firestorm Armada. At which point she made the saddest face known to humankind, and said "I really liked these space ships, but you would not play with mee". So, my efforts to tidy up my excess games ended up with me...buying a Dindrenzi fleet.

Secutor class cruiser

Saturday 18 February 2017

Welcome back sports fans.

Grak and Crumbleberry

Blood bowl time again. I've painted up a few star players. Not that star players are terribly useful to me at the moment being one game into a blood bowl league. But maybe if we do a second season and maybe if I keep losing every game, then eventually the differential will get large enough to hire them. Nevertheless, the completionist in me tells me to collect all the star players I could use with my humans.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Inquisitor Grayfax and Friends

Inquisitor Grayfax
Finally got around to uploading a picture of Inquisitor Grayfax. Possibly one of the nicest paint jobs I have ever managed to do.

Sunday 29 January 2017

St Celestine

Group Shot

So I was indeed planning on painting my Horus Heresy stuff, and then Blood Bowl came out and now, plastic Sororitas. so obviously, I had to drop everything to paint those. I think I did darn well. Apologies for the green background, but it was probably the best contrast of the options available.