Monday, 14 January 2019

Renegade Armigers.

Finished these blokes off over the weekend too. These two Renegade Armiger's will slot into my Iron Warriors army nicely. They have the range and output capabilities to reach out and touch most targets on the battlefield with great prejudice! 

Looking forward to putting them on the table and see what kind of mischief they can get up to.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Necron Immortals

Got a few more mini's for the Necron army done today in between Dad duty and watching old episodes of Arrested Development.

Five Immortals with Gauss Blasters. I already have ten Tesla Immortals that I use on the regular but these dudes will give me another load out option. Each shine against different foes of course with these bad boys pumping out some -2 AP rounds at good range.

These fit in with my 40k painting method of base, wash, drybrush or highlight to get decent tabletop standard mini's battlefield ready in no time. They are really nice models by the way and If you wanted to go further with them there is some amazing images and armies to be seen out there on the interwebs for inspiration. 

I do have over 2000 points of unbuilt/unpainted Blood Angels in storage that I intend to take some time with once my permanent painting area is set-up later this year.  Ever since I was a kid the Blood Angels have been my number one when it comes to 40k, so I'm really looking forward to taking some time and painting them up as my showpiece army for the universe.  But for the meantime the Necrons and Death Guard models have been a breeze to knock over quickly and a breathe of fresh air.

Bases: Martian Ironearth Texture, Kindleflame drybrush then Carroburg Crimson Wash.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Foetid Bloat Drone

Off the painting table the other day is another addition to my Death Guard army. A Foetid Bloat Drone. This was another fun and quick mini to pump through the painting que. Again, I'm actually really enjoying the drab of the Death Guard, and at this rate should have a nice little tabletop standard 1000 - 1500 point army ready in no time.

I'm back at work now so weekdays are going to be choc a block, but I've got a second Bloat Drone undercoated ready to rock for this weekend if I get the time.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Warhammer 40k - Necrons vs Tyranids

Another game with the Brother saw my Necrons take on his Tyranids in a 1000 point battle. We rolled up the Retrieval Mission from the main rulebook using the Vanguard Strike deployment map. We didn't have a copy of the 2k18 Chapter approved so points values etc. were all pre Chapter Approved.

This was a close game with the Necrons hanging in for the win after weathering the relentless tide of Tyranids. Scoring first blood early and grabbing some key objectives late in the game secured the win for the Mephrit Dynasty!

 The forces size each other up!

 The Overlord preparing his Warriors for the first wave

Timely Reanimation Protocols came in clutch a few times throughout the battle

 The Command barge flanked by his Immortals, Scarab swarms and Deathmarks

Not much left towards the end, the tide has been subdued.... for now

Another good game of 40k and another game towards my 2019 6x6 challenge tally. Really enjoyed this one, It was very close to the last turn.


Sunday, 6 January 2019

Age of Sigmar - 1k Beastclaw Raiders vs Khorne Bloodbound

My Brother was up today so we had a nice little intro game of Age of Sigmar. I'd only played a handful before this and it was his first crack. It was a pretty bloody affair with two fairly 'killy' armies out to smack each other around. Christian took charge of the Gore Pilgrims and I rode to battle with the Beastclaw Raiders.

I didn't get a great deal of photo's as we were both referencing books and the app for most of it, but it was an awesome little game with the mortals of Khorne grabbing the win. Blood for the Blood God!

 Huskard charges into the Slaughter Priest and Bloodsecrator

Mournfang rush to their generals aid only to be ambushed by a group of raving Wrathmongers!

Game number one towards my 2019  6x6 Challenge.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Malignant Plaguecaster

Off the table today. Death Guards very own pox-ridden sorcerer, the Malignant Plaguecaster. This bloke came straight out of the Dark Imperium set. I picked up the Death Guard half for dirt cheap last year and intend to get them all tabletop ready over the next few weeks. You know, paint what ya got before buying anything else sort of thing..
Another quick and gritty character for my Death Guard army...check!


Thursday, 3 January 2019

Death Guard Plague Marines

Today I managed to finish off another seven figures to add Death Guard army for Warhammer 40k. The aim with these guys is to pump them out dark, gritty and quick. A technique that the Death Guard models lend themselves to. It also suits my three and four year old boys as well, less time painting means more time to throw dice at Dad's figures, because that is how you kill them after all...right?
So lots of wash's and a very small amount of highlighting and these blokes are on the table tearing it up for the Lord of Pestilence.

Lighting outside where I paint and take photos was all over the shop today. Sunshine followed by bouts of heavy rain out of nowhere etc. Picture quality may vary, perhaps the Plague Lord is at play here? Very cheeky Grandfather Nurgle…. very cheeky.

The way I do the Bases: 
Stirland Mud Texture over the base leaving some recess's for the pools of rot.
Ushabti Bone Drybrush
Caliban Green in the recess's.
Nurgles Rot layer over the Caliban Green.

A little different from the App but quick and easy.