Saturday, 28 November 2009

And now for something "differant"

So its been a while, and I've been cracking on with the my Saim Hann eldar army,

I've managed to get a squad of 6 guys done, and neary another 12 straight off the back off it,

How ever I was reminded by Ross on Tuesday of the looming warmachine torney this coming sunday! Well out the window goes the eldar I'd best get my butt in gear for the torney!!

So decisions decisions..... Khador or Cryx....

I went with Cryx.....
Reasons you might ask?
1, I've not used them for ages.... there a good laugh to play with
2, I've a 7 min time limit per turn I need some thing simple(ish)
3, They have some of the dirtiest combos out there....

So this is what I'm taking....

2x Nightwretch
Necrotech & 2 scrap thralls
basic unit of bane knights
basic unit of bile thralls

only problem was that the Necrotech wasn't painted and I didn't even have the bane knights or the nightwretch's!! I picked up the missing bits from the shop and finished sticking them thursday night, sprayed them friday morning and tada! the army is done!! 6 knights 2 bone jacks and a single chaps in about 4ish hours not including fag breaks and general loafing around!!

so enough whaffling onto the pics....

The Family Shot

Bane Knights, lovely to paint, bastards to stick togeather!

2 of the three bone jacks, I might do the green engine glow on the nightwretch (thats the one on the left)

The Pirate Queen herself, with the best weapon in the game... Great Rack! LOL

Skarlock, when this was released a long long time ago the fluid motion of the model was brillant!

the legendary "4 hour" bane knights!! from undercoat to based!

bile thralls, these guys WILL ruin your day!

the scrap thralls I did ages ago but not the Necro tech...

and thats ya lot, I'll see how this lot goes down on sunday should be a giggle, well for me anyway I might get moaned at alot for what these little buggers can do ;)

Saturday, 14 November 2009

The Path of the Seer is a dark road....

Well I've been doing something that Ive been advised not to do many many times before... Thinking!!

After the shocking game against the guard with the Flying Elven Circus (known now as FEC) and spending many many minutes looking at blogs to do with these toughness 3 hells angels, it seems that more is less?

Right one converted Farseer with his mates,

the "family shot"

The boss man himself, dead easy conversion for Farseer Buck and his buddies...

Shining spears upper bodies,
Shining spears exarch pole thingy for the back of the bike
the sword arm on this chap was from the autarch
and thats it!

Looking out side it appears that the powers that be don't want me to get these painted as the weather is pants! I might have to deploy the brolly!

So HQ for FEC is now...

Farseer  - Jetbike (doh!) Doom, Guide or fortune? not sure
Warlocks x 5 Jetbike, 2x singing spear 2 witch blades (one not sure about), Powers are.. 4x destructor 1x enhance

points wise no idea but it'll be pricey!

now I didn't think of this myself! and add that with the fantastic blogs/tactics from  (some real dirt on this one!! jesus wept! LOLOLOL)

I'm sure my next game will be much better and I might actually be able to make Chris sweat! aka suneokun which is Chinese for "I love mortars" you've never guess it ;)

any way before I go off on one of my sarcastic but harmless tangents the Pimped up ride for Typhus is nearly done! as long as I can keep away from COD MW2 I'll be fine but it is bloody good!!

Overall I'm quite happy with it I didn't want to screw it up and all that but after the success of the titan I decided to go for it and the conversion part of the land raider I did to chill out after work, I don't feel its OTT but just enough to prove that its nurgle!

If anyone knows of any decient "how to greenstuff" site then point me towards them, I want to work out how to do screaming faces onto flat surfaces as jolly and nice as that sounds! LOL this might be for my Slannesh  eldar!

I still need to the little bits like the eye's where the lights are and finish off the weathering around the tracks but thats a 5 min job if that!

Cheers for reading!!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Feel the RAGE!

Now normally I'm quite a jolly guy who kinda lets life just roll along and all that kinda stuff however sometimes when it comes to gaming it doesn't always go to plan!

Lets use tonight as an example.....

Campaign night down gifts for geeks, Myself and Ross playing as chaos against Jack & Mark with Marines & Guard, it all started going wrong when I managed to kill my own bikers in the first two turns as the went flying  across a trench line with a multiude of ones being rolled by myself!

Ok that was wounding but surely that would be the end of my bad luck?

No was the simple answer to that!
The missle launchers from the havocs shooting frag went all over the place again some nicely packed guard weapon teams, I was trying to let that go and now worry too much about the return fire and thought well the good old vindicator will slot a few mofo's for me...

But lady luck was having none of it and decided to scatter miles away from what I'd shot at!

and the bad rolls kept coming!!

Now the question is how do you keep your spirits up when everything you touch or roll goes tits up?

Monday, 9 November 2009

Well I’ve been slacking good and proper after my recent paint-a-thon, I’m gonna blame it all on Jay for sorting out the xbox live thingy for me!!
However I’ve managed to get the landraider done and dusted so just over a fortnight to go from half stuck together to fully painted is not bad at all,
All I’ve got to do is weather the tracks and I’m thinking of getting some of the MIG pigments so I can do some rust effects on parts of the landraider, i.e. use it as a test bed ready for the nurgle style rhinos that I’ll be getting to give the army some speed!!.

I'll get some photos up soon once its all done
In the meantime I’ve got the following left…..
2 squads of death guard
2 dreadnoughts
1 deamon prince
5 nurgle terminators
1 nurgle sorcerer
I’m so close to finishing what I’ve got I can smell it!! And it’ll be the first time ever that I’ve managed to get all my stuff painted without buying more stuff!!
So the whole army will look something along the lines of….
Deamon Prince, Mark Of Nurgle, Wings, what ever power is funky!
Chaos Terminators 4 man squad 3 champions with lighting claws, 1 normal bloke with heavy flamer, mounted in a landraider
Chaos Terminators 5 Man squad 1 with Reaper autocannon, the rest with various weapons
Chaos Terminators 5 Man squad 1 with heavy flamer, the rest with various weapons,
(I would like to get the two terminator squads mounted in landraiders but at 70 odd quid for each landraider I might have to pass on that!!)
Chaos Dreadnought
Chaos Dreadnought
Deathguard 7 man sqd x2 flamers & Powerfist champion
Deathguard 7 man sqd x2 melta’s & Powerfist champion
Deathguard 7 man sqd x2 Plasma’s & Powerfist champion
Deathguard 7 man sqd x2 Melta’s & Power weapon Champion
Deathguard 7 man sqd x2 Melta’s & Power weapon Champion
Deathguard 7 man sqd x2 Plasma’s & Power weapon Champion
Deathguard 7 man sqd x2 Plasma’s & Power weapon Champion
(now I know I’ve one two many squads for the normal 6 troop choices so I might disband one squad and bulk the others up to 10 a piece)
Fast Attack
Nothing!! So options:
I’m thinking of here is bikers with the mark of nurgle taking then up to toughness 6! The forgeworld conversion pack and some random bits and bob sound work grand!! I’ve even been looking at the ork bikes to use as chaos bikes as 10,000 years in the eye of terror you not gonna have “standard” looking bikes! Or doing death guard surfing on a wave of nurglings, think of pirates of the caribbean when the black pearl is going through the desert!! But I might have to look at making a master model for that and casting them up for personal use only of course!
Heavy Support
Havoc Squad 5 man with 4 melta’s
It’s a tad light in this section so again not too sure maybe some predators a nice opportunity for some funky conversion work or some of the forgeworld droney things they are classed as heavy support with death guard in the army but not sure if they’d be any good but would be something different! 

so once this lot is done and dusted, I'm thinking of getting my khorne done and dusted! I've loads of berserkers!!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Going in country...

Well its been a strange few days,

I've managed to run out of Tin blitz and as I tend to do most of my painting late into the evening I've put the landraider on hold, but it's looking nice so far though,

My xobox is online thanks to Jay and his "real mans" drill! so if you wanna play gears 2 or operation flashpoint dragon rising then my gamer tag is evans970

I was having a mooch about on tabletop wargaming news

and came across battlefront are going to be doing 15mm 'nam rules/range, this is a breath of fresh air for myself as I picked up some flashpoint rules and models ages ago but the company ceased production so that was the end of that!

but with this little lot coming out should be intresting times!