Saturday, 31 December 2016

Last post of 2016. Titan forge Anchor Bashers.

I just wanted to post the final finished miniatures of 2016 so I can post my tally for the year.

Another set of gorgeous sculpts from Titan forge.

Decided to give the fella above Bermuda shorts with palm trees to complete the beach vibe.

And for the final time this year lets do the numbers.

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 194 (silver tower does not count)

Target 100

Miniatures bought 30 (damn you BOYL!!)
I had time to have a proper recount and wished I never bothered!

459 miniatures to go!

164 in the black this year.
Smashed my target of 100 miniatures painted or sold this year by 94!
I have managed to resist Bloodbowl as it has not taken off in my gaming circles so there is no point flogging a death horse. Unfortunately when I went to buy Space Hulk it is no longer available and I cannot excuse now paying eBay prices. A shame but I know in my heart I have dodged a bullet on that one.
Not sure if I will bother setting targets for next year as I need to buy some new minis for my Undead Mordheim Warband for our new campaign and I REALLY want a Giant for my Ogre WHF army (more on that later). Might be more of a case of concentrating on finishing off forces rather then hitting targets.
This year I have cut deep into the grey shame and truth be told I do not miss any of the miniatures that have moved to better homes via eBay so it could be a big selling year especially if the painting really slows down.
Do not think I will be doing a year in review thing as I'm back to work Tuesday and have completely ignored any paperwork over the holidays.

Want to wish everyone a prosperous new year.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

What every zombie should fear . . . . . .

 . . . . a stunt dog with a shotgun!!

Played Dead of Winter yesterday with the lads at the Creative Biscuit.

Got to be honest it's a cracking game combining combat, resource management and double crossing (my favourate bit).

Somehow I ended up with 'Sparky' the stunt dog armed with a shotgun defending the compound against a horde of zombie!!

Happy new year one and all!

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Peace on Earth and good will to all men . . . . But NOT Rats . . . .Definitely NOT Rats!!

Christmas Eve Lano hosted a WHF 1850pts 'Seasons beatings', bring and bash in his garage . . . . With drinks and nibbles . . . .all very civil.

I set up opposite Phil and his new Skaven army.

Got to be honest with Jiri returning to his homeland and Russel MIA I did not expect to see Skaven again.

I finish setting up first and win initiative.

First thing I do is line up my cannons in the Skaven Stone thrower . . . . . .  

Friday, 23 December 2016

Saga battle report. "Who the bloody 'ell threw that?"

This Thursday Macca and I locked horns over a game of SAGA.

Problem was we had only played once (maybe twice?) this year so the game was not played at what I would call break neck speed!

Thankfully the rule book is a lot slimmer then others out there or we would never have got finished.

The field is set with an orchard on the left, ruined church in the centre and a farmstead on the right . . . . and then I remembered about the bloody 'Sons of Dana'!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

So have you ever wanted to punch a Warhammer TV bloke in the Face? . . . . Because it turns out I have!!!!!!

As regular readers of this blog know (all three of you), I used to compete in Martial Arts at quite a high level.

For some reason Britian was a hot bed of Stick Fighting talent and I would regularly have to fight TWO World champions in order to win a domestic title!

After a couple of years of this I decided to stop the heavy lifting and drop down a weight category. . . . and I cleaned up. . . . like dominated. . . . . .

. . . . . and then one year a young bloke from Nottingham called Rob Symes walked in the door and caused me an absolute nightmare!!!!

That was pretty much the end of me winning any more domestic titles!

Thats Rob on the left and me on the right.
I did get my own back when Rob started fighting in the minimal rules stuff as he was an expectional stand up fighter but I had a stronger ground game. If I could grab hold of the fella he was in deep water and I was a shark!

I fondly remember several top scraps with the bloke.

And then two days ago I saw the video above and thought the bloke looked familiar and yep it's the same Rob Symes I fondly remember punching in the face!

Just to state the obvious this is not a trolling post as I have always considered Rob a top, TOP bloke and an excellent Martial Artist. It also turns out he is an exceptional Warhammer player who now works for Warhammer TV.

Small world!!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Warhammer Fantasy. Coming full circle.

Last Sunday I finally got some down time so run out the door and over to Lano's for a game of little soldiers. Lee and Damon also rocked up so Lee and I decided to lock horns.

No fancy scenarios, just 1850 points of smash mouth Warhammer.

And it will be smash mouth as Lee is fielding Khorne and I have brought a cavalry heavy Empire force!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Shortshank redemption pt.16. The rampage of Ale-Axe-Ander!

"Peek a boo!"

Keel Grymm did not know what disconcerted him more; the horrifically scarred form of Ale Axe Ander and his rising blood lust or the drooling, one armed monstrosity that the once proud 'Nailz' had now become. 

If they wanted to admit it or not the result was the same. The extended time thay had spent in this cursed city had had an irredeemable effect on them. Regardless how much Wyrdstone and riches they finally fled this hell hole with they would never be welcomed back by their clan. The taint of this city now run too deep in their veins!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Warhammer Fantasy House, card model kit WIP

I have the poops today so had to have the day off work.

The toilets are too far away from my class room to risk it ;0).

With some down time I delved into my cupboard of grey shame and dug this out of the pile . . . . .

Picked it up on eBay a couple off weeks ago for less then £6 and now seemed like the perfect opportunity to crack it open.

Did not like the look of the card strips that come with the original kit so peeled them off and stuck on some tiles I had from an old 'Del Prado' 'make your own medieval thingy kit'.

I also delved into a pile of building bits I have been winning cheap on eBay with some cheeky bids and decided to add some to the mix.

Personally I think it looks miles better and the added weight gives it more purchase to the table.

Hopefully I will find some time to give the tiles a quick dry brush before a planned game of Mordheim on Friday to finish it off.

Not sure if I should go with red tiles or bluey / grey slate tiles?

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Garden of Morr.

Internet has been out for the last week. Finally back on line so just a quick one as a sign of life.

Painted up some bits from the Garden of Morr set my brother got me for my birthday.

Used the paint scheme suggested by Rob Hawkings.

I also added red roofs to add some colour and added some brass fittings to add some variety.

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