Thursday, 31 March 2016

I finally got off my butt and took some photos of figures I've finished

The title says it all really - I've had a number of finished figures sitting around waiting to be photographed for this blog and I finally got around to doing so. I'll share pics of them over the coming days. Here are the first few:

Blood Bowl 2nd edition Dark Elf Thrower

Blood Bowl 2nd edition snotling

Space Slann

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Blaster Bellamy

Just a single mini today - this one is the first figure I've painted from the excellent (and very collectible) Judge Dredd range citadel did in the mid 80s. I have quite a few of these and plan to paint them up slowly over the coming year. Anyway here is BB with his golden pistol:

Saturday, 12 March 2016

A game of Kings of War - using my oldhammer minis of course!

Managed to arrange a game of KoW down at the local gaming club with Greg. Greg chose Ogres whilst I used undead. Instead of randomly choosing a scenario we picked one we both were interested in trying out. The scenario we chose was loot - you place 3 loot tokens in the mid-line of the board (one right in the middle and the other two at least 12 inches either side of that midpoint) and you try to capture the loot. The player with the most loot at the end of the game wins. Now the tricky bit is this - only units (not heroes) can capture and carry loot and once a unit is holding a piece of loot it's movement is restricted to a maximum of 5 inches a turn. So no easy scuttling off the board with your loot. Oh and wind blast and surge spells cannot be cast on units that are holding loot. So you can't use spells to get around the 5 inch movement limitation.

Anyway the battle was closely fought - I ended up winning by capturing and holding two of the loot counters with Greg having the other. The game really was a tale of two halves of the table - on one half I managed to dominate whilst on the other Greg did. So much so on each half/flank was clear of opposing troops. I just happened to clear the half that had two loot tokens in it.

So what did I learn? Well I stuffed the placement and use of my wraiths badly. That is the second time I've misused such good units in a game of KoW. I would also take a second horde of revenants next time to help shore up a flank as the one unit I had did an excellent job of that. So I would ditch the regiment of skeleton spears and horde of undead trolls next time I use undead. The revenant cavalry and vampire knights were brilliant though - those units won the game for me in the end.

Anyway I've crapped on enough - here are some pics with the odd comment as applicable.

Early moves - the side I got cleaned up on

Early moves - the side I cleaned up!

A major scrap

The ogres made a mess of my trolls and spear armed skellies

What was left of Greg's left flank after my vampire knights (I used chaos warriors for these) did their work

My skellies before they broke - they did get rid of a horde of ogres and held up another legion of them - so they did their job
I have control of two of the loot counters (in yellow)

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

A real mixed bag

My latest work doesn't fit into any neat category - at best I can say they are figures that fit into armies I'm slowly painting up.Anyway here they are:

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

More wardancers

One of my slow burn projects is a wood elf ally force for WFB. Such a force would have to contain wardancers - both because they are iconic and because they are pretty nasty. Oh and they are brilliant figures too - for that reason alone they are worth painting (a few anyway) Anyway I've painted another two to get me to a total of 13. So 7 to go. Here they are: