Monday, 11 September 2017

Blood in the Bad lands. Week 15. What's so civil about war anyway?

This Sunday with none of Lee's or my armies directly contesting any of the Blood in the Badlands tiles we decided to have an Empire show down in preperation for the ''reconquest of Solland' campaign.

1500 points of Empire it is then . . . .

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Legends of the Old West. Making a bank withdrawl.

This Friday my brother and I managed to meet up for another game of 'Legends of the Old West'.

With the Lawmen running for their lives last game the Outlaws decide to make an unauthorised withdrawl from the Mare Street bank!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Week 14. The Empire strikes back.

With only two games to go before the conclusion of the Blood in the Badlands campaign Phil and I decided to have a throw down despite none of our armies contesting any tiles.

Because of this Phil decided to field an Empire army so he could get his eye in with them before the next campaign kicks off in earnest.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Mournfangs and Cowboys. Not something you get to say everyday!

So after three weeks I finally have some chips from the lead mountain to post.

First up, four Mournfang Ogre cavalry.

Can't lie, I am not the biggest fan of this kit. I feel the riders are too top heavy and it throws off the whole aesthetic for me.

It's a shame as I am generally a fan of the Ogre look, even if it is not a favourate of most people.

I figured I wouid paint this lot as 'the glamour boys' of the Ogre army.

For that reason they got more gold and shiney shiney then any of the other units.

They are only painted to a basic table top level as the Titan forge, croc riders are heads and shoulders above these guys and will always be my first pick if I can only field one unit of Mournfangs.

I have Lano finishing off another two croc riders off for me as he did such an amazing job with my first two.

This means this lot will be pushed even further down the pecking order but at least their done.

Despite only being painted to a 'basic' level, the four of them still took over three weeks to complete!

I have no idea how?

I also managed to get another Outlaw finished for my 'Legends of the old west' posse.

This last one was a surprise entry as I managed to get an hour with the brushes last night and after I zenith sprayed him, he seemed pretty much done!

After a  couple of ink washes and some work on the flesh as well as finishing with some edging  he was one and done.

Not bad for under an hour from start to finish!

I had more good news when I pulled out the remains of the Ogre unpainted stuff and discovered how little was left to do!

Of the ten figures remaining at least four are block coloured and ink washed and awaiting completion.

The downer is two of the last to paint is a bloody great big Giant and a Thunder tusk (with riders) but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Now the numbers

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 196

Miniatures bought 113
335 miniatures to go

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Legends of the Old West. The return of the Duke!

I had two choices Tuesday . . . . Go into work one day early to get myself sorted for the new academic year OR play little soldiers?

Easy choice really!!!!

After the mauling of the Duke's previous warband he had spent the time on the run collecting all sorts of desperado's to implement his revenge.

Tell Earp the Duke was set to return to 'Mare Street' and Death was riding with him!

Monday, 28 August 2017

Warhammer Fantasy , 2000 point throw down!

Last week Lee and I had a chance to meet up at Lano's to have a 2000 point throw down!

With the four generals of the Badlands scattered to the four winds during the summer break Lee and I decided to try out something new.

Our next campaign will see the four of us play a campaign in the desolation that was previously Solland.

Phil, Lee and I will be playing Imperial forces while Lano has opted for Vampires!

With this in mind Lee wanted to play test a new Imperial army list while I was desperate to get some practise in with my 'Hunter' list for the Badlands campaign.

Only one thing for it . . . . FIGHT . . . . . FIGHT . . . . . . . . FIGHT! 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Legends of the Old West. Hang 'em high!

With the Outlaw Bill captured it was decided that my remaining Outlaws (all THREE of them) would attempt to rescue him from the hangman's noose!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Legends of the Old West. Back to Dodge City!

With the Summer hols in full swing my brother and I got a chance to meet up for a game of 'Legends of the Old West'.

We tried to fly through a full campaign. We failed but squeezed at least two games in.

Kicked off with two new posse's and the classic 'High Noon' scenario.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Something old . . . . something new.

Despite it being the summer hols I have not been smashing through the lead mountain.

Usually I get the majority of my painting done during the six weeks hols but apart from building and painting 'Fozzriks Gatehouse' my painting mojo has been pretty low.

One thing I have got finished up is this brute of a Stonehorn which has absorbed far too much of my time with the brush.

Well at least that is two of my three generals finished for my Badlands armies.

For a change of palette, yesterday I decided to dig into the 'cupboard of doom' to find and finish the oldest piece of lead in there, in one sitting.

It turned out to be this lunp of lead below which is a 1990 Grenadier Miniatures, Barbarian.

Anyone else think he looks a bit too much like the Heroquest Barbarian?

So twenty seven years later it finally gets a coat of paint and finished!

I have destinct memories of buying it from the top floor of Hamleys in Regent Street when it used to have a modeling section!

So here he is my oldest (until recently) unpainted miniature next to my newest painted miniature.

Here is one final look at the Stonehorn and hopefully it will see some action before the end of the Badlands campaign.

Now the numbers

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 190

Miniatures bought 113
341 miniatures to go

Monday, 7 August 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 12. Geheimnisnacht. Autumn scenario, the battle for Fozzrik's Gatehouse.

Despite his bravado Captain Guthook could not help but be amazed by the ethereal tower that had materialised before them with the rising of the sun.

Even the snorting Cygor the Slaughtermaster had bound to their cause stared at the sky in wonder! It's single eye surveying colours his brutish mind could not even begin to comprehend.

Guthook stared down the line of the Ogres and his Orc allies which had mustered for this battle and smiled. Within the massed ranks titans of legend towered above their temporary masters, their minds subjugated to their cause through scrolls of binding.

Guthook winked at his half brother 'Big Eric' as horns blared up and down the line signalling the advance. Soon the Gatehouse would be theirs and therefore they would be one step closer to getting their hands on that bloody flying fastness!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Fozzrik's Gate house. Blood in the Badlands.

By Sigmar!! It FLIES!!!!!!!

Still giggly and silly from the wonders of BOYL 2017 and knowing Geheimnisnacht is due this weekend in the Badlands I wanted to create something a bit special for the game.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

BOYL 2017. The Photo dump

So this Sunday I was up bright and early to begin the drive up to the 'lead belt' and visit the Foundry for 'Bring out your lead' 2017.

The weather was gorgeous and the roads clear so it was a lovely drive and a great beginning to the day.

As always I had that little tingle of anticipation as I walked towards the main marquee and thought about what wonders would be on display on the alpha tables.

My word I was not going to be disappointed as this year everyone had brought their 'A game'!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Back from the land of the Dragon (Not Westeros but Wales).

Just returned from a caravanning holiday in Wales .

The weather was what we would call 'bracing'! so my son and I ended up inside playing a LOT of Ultramarine so it was not all bad.

At one point we even got the wife playing.

Little fella was adept with the event cards by the end of the week and would often hit me with 'triple whammys'!

Now back home and having a break in the weather I have some chips from the lead mountain to present.

First up my Ogre Kingdoms BSB.

It is a kit bash of various GW and Titan forge bits.

Second up is my completed 'Hunter' from the Icewind Assault box set.

I will be using him as a 'Lore of Beasts' Slaughter master in the Blood in the Badlands campaign.

I also finished up this Titan Forge cauldron as a bit of a speed paint.

Lano and I have been snapping these up cheap on eBay to use as Cauldrons of boiling oil for our siege games.

I will also use mine as unit fillers as they also fit the Ogre theme.

Finally some Gnobblars I sort of finished by accident while waiting for various ink washes and such to dry.

Off to have a mooch around BOYL tomorrow so expect a photo dump of mad cap photos in the upcoming days.

Now the numbers

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 188

Miniatures bought 104
334 miniatures to go!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

All sorts at the Creative Biscuit, South Woodford.

Had a real mixed bag going on at our monthly meeting at the Creative Biscuit this month.

We had Warmachine . . . . . .

Gore Chosen . . . . . .

And Macca and I once again had a shoot out with 'Legends of the Old West' . . . . .

Next meeting is the 17th of August for more fun and games and hand grenades!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 11. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!

With Lano MIA last Sunday, Phil, Lee and I met up at Ilford Wargaming Group to play 2000 points of Triumph and treachery!

Ilford Wargaming tend to focus on 'proper' table top war games but welcomed us with open arms and I fully recommend the club for some Sunday games of little soldiers.

Phil, Lee and I set up our 2000 points (plus extras) for battle.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Legends of the Old West. The ballard of the righteous Wyart Earp. The finale

With the start of the summer holidays for yours truly, my brother and I met up Saturday to finish off our 'Legends of the Old West campaign'.

It was decided for a final shoot-out we would play the classic 'High Noon' scenario with the 'Duel' element thrown in to give us a suitably cinematic final foray for this campaign.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 10. "There are some things you can only learn in a storm" Joel Osteen.

The Hunter stared up in awe at the gigantic fastness he could see hovering in the distance. The sky was alive with colours beyond his brash ability to describe. It was beautiful! The fact that he thought this was the case must be hidden from the others or it would weaken his position within the caravan but the truth was he found this land charming!

Beneath the Fastness he could see the Lizardmen mustering. As much as he abhorred the killing to come his pack needed to eat.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Selling on eBay . . . . .Sort of!!

So the plan was a simple one. . . . . . . Sell some more miniatures on eBay . . . . . . and then I made the mistake of doing an advanced search for some prices . . . . . opps!

Once I realise how cheap some (8th edition) stuff was going at the moment I decided to see if there were any Ghorgons for sale because I have a 'storm of magic' battle coming up soon and there was . . . . . . .

Monday, 3 July 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 9. It's so strange that Autumn is so beautiful yet everything is dying.

A stiff wind blowing from the north roused Grendeff the Slaughter Master from his reverie and he glanced up towards the sky.

The stifling Summer had passed and Autumn approached.

Soon 'Geheimnisnacht', 'Twilights Tide' would occur and all knew when Morrslieb hangs full in the sky it can only bring ill will and more blood to the war-torn Badlands.

Their Orc 'ally' had called for aid and now Grendeff found himself trudging across the Badlands to his aid.

Maybe he could succeed against the Fey Folk where Captain Guthook had failed? Could this be his moment of ascension?

Sunday, 2 July 2017

More chips and the state of the (Ogre) nation!

Just a quick post of some finished bits from the Ogre army. The figure above is my Hunter, leader of the third army. The finished Ogre will be mounted on a Stonehorn so this fella is just to work out the colour scheme.

Below is a Hunter from the Box set who I will use as a level 4 Slaughter master using the 'lore of Beasts'.

He's not finished but I like his 'John the Baptist' vibe and therefore I will use him as a 'Beastmaster' for my third army.

Last up is a 'Scrap launcher' I picked up on eBay last week for less then £6 including postage. Result!!

It even come with a scenic, resin base.

More then happy with how it has turned out as it was mostly just dry brushing with very little touching up.

Job done!

With that done I decided to lay out the whole army and see where we were.

I did a quick points check and it currently runs at just shy of 4700 points. Thats without magic items including banners etc so I could currently easily field a 5500 point army!

First up the Leaders

and the rest of my characters. . . . .

Here's where I currently am with my Mournfangs (I have another two at Lano's waiting for paint)

Next up my Ironguts, only a new musician to finish. . . .

My Ogre Bulls

My unit of Maneaters which I have some shernanigans planned for. . . . .

My rare units (which have sucked up FAR too much time) . . . .

My leadbelchers (I have enough parts to make another two at least) . . .

Six Sabre tusks finished along with the Yhetees and Ironblaster. . . .

and my Giant (to be completed)  . . . .

Hopefully posting these photos will help me see the light at the end of the tunnel and help keep my mojo high. Stuff is getting done but the big bits are absorbing so much time I just need to keep the momentum up.
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