Sunday, 19 November 2017

Warhammer Underworlds, Shadespire Orruk, 'Basha'.



Just the one chip from the 'cupboard of doom' today.


I LOVE Orcs!


Especially when they look like this.



The trouble is I am red / green colour blind so I need periods of really good sunlight in order to paint them. Especially as I love Orcs with snot green skin and contrasting red armour! To make things even more complicated I cannot see shades of yellow, mostly it just looks white.


Unfortunately great sunshine was not forthcoming last weekend so only the one figure got finished.



To give you some idea of what I mean look at the circle below . . . .




Now depending on the light I can see nothing (like now), seven, three or four.


Now I know I should see a seven but I really can't.


So picking a colour scheme which is green, red and yellow was probably not a great idea ;0)


Anyway here are the numbers:

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 253

Miniatures bought 147
299 miniatures to go 




Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Warhammer Fantasy. 'Fell blade' Charlie Vs Capt. Guthook!!



Last Sunday Phil and I finally managed to squash our beef.


We decided to use the forces we would have fielded during the final battle.


This would mean that I would have a points advantage but as Phil texted me "Blood in the Badlands is never fair"!


I just wondered if it would be enough to tip the balance in my favour?

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Random chips from the cupboard of doom!

It's been a quiet week on the hobby front.

Last week as I was about to take the kids to Thaiboxing the Wife piped up with "Oh WE just need to  . . . . . . " and that was the end of my weekend (she is talking to me right now as I'm trying to blog this 😈).

Anyway through the week I did manage to finish off some bits.


First up is an Ogre Irongut musician.



I also got three Black Scorpion Cowboys finished up.


Only painted to a tabletop standard with ink washes and edge highlighting.


A Reaper miniatures pulp reporter.

It was fun to paint a metal miniature again.


Last one finished is the Knight Quester from the Silver tower box set. I figured it needed finishing as I had my eye in with the Liberators colour scheme and we needed a Hero to lead a skirmish warband.


My original intent was to pick up the Orc warband for Shadespire last week but as I said above the Wife scuttled those plans.

Finally managed to pick them up yesterday from Dark Sphere.


So far they are only base coated and ink washed and I have a grudge game planned with Phil today so they will probably not get finished until next week.


I am in no rush to get the Skellies as it has not taken off in my gaming circles and the Skaven are not out until January.

Bad news is Necromunda is out next week and I think that will gain some traction.

Now the numbers


Miniatures painted / sold this year = 234

Miniatures bought 147
318 miniatures to go

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Warhammer Fantasy. Ogres Vs Chaos 2500 point throwdown!



Last Sunday saw Lee and I cross swords over a game of WHF 8th edition.


Lee had a 2500 point chaos list written up so that's what we threw down with.


Battle report after the break . . . . .

Monday, 30 October 2017

By da skin of me teef. George Orkwell, my Orctober entry!



I was going to give Orctober a miss this year but then the clocks went back and I decided to put the extra hour to good use.


Now this fella was not completed in an hour as I started him bloody ages ago!


However with finally nailing down a decent triad for painting black cloth I decided his time had finally come!!


"Like deep thoughts and stuff, innit."


George ORKwell was always considered thoughtful by his peers . . . . in that he had once considered having a thought!


He could often be seen staring off into the distance thinking about the lot of the average Ork and how teef could be shared more fairly among the mob.


What really brought George Orkwell to prominence among the stars was his seminal works; 'Animal WAAARGHHHHH!!!!!, and Homage to Orkatonia.






Now the numbers

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 220

Miniatures bought136

332 miniatures to go

Saturday, 28 October 2017

'Storm of Sigmar' box set all painted up


I appear to be on a bit of a roll this half term with another complete set of miniatures finished up.

This time it is the 'Storm of Sigmar' box set I bought a couple of weeks ago.


First up the three Liberators


then the two Retributors


next the three Blood warriors


And finally the Blood Reavers.


Unfortunately the week was mental busy so my son and I were unable to play through the starter scenarios but hopefully we will get them played sooner rather then later.

Now the numbers


Miniatures painted / sold this year = 218

Miniatures bought134
334 miniatures to go

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Warhammer Underworlds Shade Spirespire Warbands painted up and completed!


So I have finished up all the miniatures from the Shadespire core set.

First up the 'Steelheart's Champions'


First up Severin Steelheart himself


My original intent was to give him a really banged up, shell shocked look, like he had not slept in weeks but then decided to be a bit ironic with him and give him the archotypal 'blond haired, blue eyes' hollywood hero look.

Even went with some free hand on the cloak.


Obryn the bold



Angharad Brightshield

 

Here are some slightly better pictures of Garrek's Reavers

Garrek Gorebeard



Targor



Karsus the chained


Blooded Saek


and Arnulf


Monday, 23 October 2017

Warhammer Underworlds Shadespire, Khornite Warband, Garrek's Reavers


Had these finished since Sunday but have been waiting ages for a decent stint of sunlight to take some pictures.

Unfortunately it has remained cloudy and grey in London so I have bitten the bullet and tried to take some photos today.

Here they are . . .

Garrek


Blooded Saek


Karsus the chained


Targor


Arnulf


Despite the poor light I have also broken the back of Steelhearts champions.


If I do not get a game in tonight these might even be finished tomorrow . . . .

Friday, 20 October 2017

SAGA. The battle of the ford!


This Thursday saw Macca and I continue our SAGA campaign.

With Macca winning the first game (scenario one), I needed to force the crossing of a river.

Monday, 16 October 2017

5 Reasons the Age of Sigmar, 'Storm of Sigmar' boxset is great!


It's no secret that I am super hyped about 'Shadespire' being released on the 21st of October.

With this is mind I dropped into a GW store Saturday to place and pay for my pre-order.

While there two things happened; one I stopped worrying about the future of our hobby as the place was RAMMED with kids AND two I spotted this on the shelf. . . .

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Blood in the Badlands; secret sparring session.


Not being quite ready to walk away from the Badlands yet I have decided to blog the secret sparring session Lee and I had before the final storming of the Fastness.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Week 16. The storming of the flying fastness!


Standing upon the Arcane Fulcrum, the Butcher Bloodsky had an unprecedented view of the battle field below him.

Four great armies were arrayed beneath him.

The Fey Folk in their glittering armour stood upon the walls of the occupied flying fastness.

Across the field a mass of green allies(?) bellowed into the morning mist, their challenge resounding across the vista.

To his left the sodden Skaven shivered in the morning chill; or was that fear from having to run the gauntlet to gain the flying fastness?

Directly below him, the sweating mass of his Guthook tribe had mustered, their greedy eyes scanning the feast of flesh before them.

The Butcher Bloodsky looked up and scanned the sky above him. He studied the alignment of the slowly dwindling stars, met the eye of Captain Guthook and nodded his head in affirmation.

The stars were aligned, the portents from the heavens were good, the final battle could begin!!


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