Thursday, 19 April 2018

Thank you. 100,000 hits!

So arrived at work this morning to find my little corner of silliness about 28mm soldiers has reached 100,000 hits!

Thanks to anyone who has actually read this drivel.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

No Salute but definately some Shadespire!

With no real need to go to Salute and absolutely no need to buy ANYTHING I decided to give Salute a swerve this year . . . . but this did not stop me going to the post-Salute gathering at Lano's afterwards. And I'm really pleased I did!

Friday, 13 April 2018

Back to Armageddon!

I have been on radio silence for the last week as I have been on hols with the family.

I landed back to the grey skies of the UK yesterday and decided I needed to re-visit Armageddon to blast away the post hols blues.

The plan was to get my Imperial guard kill-team finished while away but the kids are at that age where they always want to be doing something.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Finally . . . Some finished miniatures

Its only taken 3 months but I have finally managed to finish off some mininatures!!!

First up is the Sorceror for my Chaos army for our summer offensive.

In the close up the brush strokes look a little heavy but considering this is the first miniature I have managed to finish this year it will do.

Hopefully my standards will rise as I get more painting in?

I decided to finish off the Chaos Knights off first as they looked like the most work.

There was A TON of edge highlighting to do to make these guys pop.

Hoped to add some varitey to the monotone metals through the use of palid tones for the flayed skins and added bone elements.

Ended up with using a fairly dull tone of bronze. It makes the Chaos Knights look 'heavy' and brutal. I am 50 / 50 if I like it or not but will probably continue to use it on the 'rank and file' troops.

The standard bearer got a very simple banner. This may get a re-paint in the future . . . . maybe.

Here they are all ranked up and ready to charge.

To be honest I happy just to get an entire unit ticked off and done. With the light improving I will hopefully be able to get stuck into my Chaos army and get it finished so I can move on to other projects.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Learning fast! 1800 point WHF throw down.

This Sunday saw Lee and I throw down with 1800 points of Warhammer Fantasy.

After the last two 'dubbings' by the Empire I was thirsting for some payback!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

More Scythe at the Creative Biscuit.

With our monthly meeting at the Creative Biscuit being this Friday just gone we decided to pull out Scythe for another round of alternate 19th century history.

Ended up with four of us playing and once again we played with the extended map and the airships.

This game saw me biding my time, cranking up my popularity before dropping my final star as I made a last gasp land grab!

This ended up with me winning the game by 20 odd 'coins'.

On the other table Lano, 2key and Ben were having 'fun' with 'company of iron'.

Next meet will be the 19th of April.

Monday, 19 March 2018

But I'm trying to be good . . . . . . . .

So what I really needed was a year of restraint so I could really clear the 'pile of grey shame'.

Instead I get this  . . . . . . . .

and this  . . . . . . . . . .

And after the giggles of 'Shadow Wars' with Shaggy this is a LOT more tempting . . . . . . .

AND these would make a great 'Imperial Guard' kill team proxy . . . . . .

And I LOVE the look of these new Armiger Warglaives in the new 'Forgebane' box release. . . . . .

Add to that the fact I am already getting the shakes over this. . . . .

and ALL of these . . . . . .

Damn you GW!!

I wonder how much I can get for a kidney on the open market?

Friday, 16 March 2018

Shadespire at Magic Madhouse EXP

It was daylight when I set out on this trip!!

For a little while I had heard rumors of a gaming club in the vicinity of the Olympic stadium in Stratford.

Having to buy a new suit at Westfields after work I decided to kill two birds with one stone and see if I could also visit the 'Magic Madhouse' and get some painting supplies and gaming in after wards as it should only be a 10 minute walk away.

45 minutes later I was still roaming the wastelands of E20 trying to find the place!!!!!!

The address is Cantina Bar, 2nd Floor, 60 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ and best of luck!

When I did finally find the place this is what I found. . . . . .

The building / Bar itself is quite impressive and is situated right next to a canal so should be great for gaming in the summer.

It has the bar down stairs which is full of retro games consoles which you can hire.

When I asked about the 'gaming store' I was directed to the toilets . . . .

Which leads to some stairs . . .

which leads to a corridor . . . .

Things are looking promising. . . . .

and voilà . . . . a gaming store!!!

With gaming stuff . . . . .

Staff are super friendly and they offer discounted prices on nearly all their stock.

The place was empty when I got there but quickly filled up.

It turned out Thursdays is Pokémon and Shadespire night. Would I like to take part in their organized play tournament ?

Yes . . . . . . . Yes I would!

We ended up with four players including myself and we played a one round, round robin.

Game one

Game one was against John and his Reavers.

This was a tight game right till the end when John hit me with 'contained' and I lost 7 to 10.

Game two

Game two would see me take on a familiar face, Jack. Jack organized the Shadespire tournament I attended at HATE in January. He had also managed to come 5th at the Grand Clash so this was going to be a tough one!

Another cagey game but Jack's Stormcast took the win 11 to 8 through decimating my more fragile Skellies.

Game three

Game three would see me taking on Laura with her 'Chosen Axes' Fyreslayers.

COMPLETELY outplayed on this one and got walloped 14 to 5!!

So ended up losing three out of three but the good news is I got three games in.

Not sure how often I will make it to the 'Madhouse'. In theory it is closer then Darksphere and the prices are a little bit cheaper but this place is SO out the way. . . . Time will tell.

That said, if you can find the place it's worth a visit.
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