Escalation League/Campaign - Session Two

Escalation League/Campaign - Session Two

Warhammer 40,000 – The first session of my clubs escalation league saw me get throughly trounced. I feel like my Raptors never could effectively alpha strike and when I tried they would get wiped off the board in the following turn. If they could have ever took out their points worth that would have been fine, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. 

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Lobotomized ... more boardgame minis

Lobotomized ... more boardgame minis

Boardgames – Last year I worked on a large batch of minis for Lobotomy the board game from Titan Forge games. This was a kickstarted board game that had quite a few add-ons. My client had missed the Kickstarter but was able to track down some of the extras by contacting Titan Forge directly. The results are the next batch of minis to hit my painting table.

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Escalation League - Week 2

Escalation League - Week 2

Warhammer 40,000 – Life finds a way ... to change your plans. This week due to unforeseen events what was going to be a full house gaming session turned into a 2v1 battle. I had to had my group for the next session of this league to fight against a combined Imperial Guard/Space Marine force. 

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Two more Sins - The Others: Envy and Gluttony

Two more Sins - The Others: Envy and Gluttony

Board Games – The Others: Seven Sins is still finding it's way across my paint table. Every time I start a new batch I'm impressed with the creativity behind these sculpts. As board game miniatures they're really nice and some of the larger models would look right at home on a 28mm tabletop battlefield. (which several of my 40k clients mention anytime they see these on my painting table)

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Stalking the Rust ... More Ad Mech

Stalking the Rust ... More Ad Mech

Warhammer 40,000 – My clients Adeptus Mechanicus army continues to grow. This batch has a set of five Ruststalkers, a Datasmith and another Kastellan Robot. The paint scheme is the same as the rest of the models in the force with significantly less red than the robed models in the other batches.

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Simple Green - Astra Militarum

Simple Green - Astra Militarum

Warhammer 40,000 – Sometimes the simplest paint jobs are the best. Astra Militarum are the ground pounding basic infantry of the Imperium. Tanks and numbers are their claim to fame. Sadly you often seen these forces as a sea of grey. I'm not sure if its the color scheme or shear quantity of models but it's rare to see a fully painted Imperial Guard force. 

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Reaching the Peak ... Dicey Peaks

Reaching the Peak ... Dicey Peaks

Board Games – After being hit with a bunch of snow over the holidays it seems appropriate to work on painting up some mountain climbers and oxygen tanks. These simple miniatures belong to a board game called Dicey Peaks, a press your luck game designed by the same guy who did the Tiny Epic series. Geekdad.com did a really good review of the game if you're interested in learning more.

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Welcome to Chinatown - MDF Terrain

Welcome to Chinatown - MDF Terrain

Terrain Building – Last Christmas I received several buildings from Knights of Dice in their Sentry City Chinatown Range. For some reason I had shelved these with some other "rainy-day" projects. I pulled these out while I was looking for another box and decided to make some time to get a simple paint job on them and assemble the buildings so I can use them for some games.

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Primarily Primaris Space Marines - 100PL/2000Pts

Primarily Primaris Space Marines - 100PL/2000Pts

Warhammer 40,000 – Eighth Edition saw the birth of Primaris Space Marines, part of moving the story forward and adding new "scaled up" Space Marines to the model line. To be honest I was on the fence about them. The bigger models were ok, and some of the designs were unique and cool, but for the most part I didn't see them as being worth the points investment or monetary investment to add them to my existing Space Marine force.

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Night Lords – Nightmarish List 100PL/2000Pts

Night Lords – Nightmarish List 100PL/2000Pts

Warhammer 40,000 – As part of my resolutions for the new year I decided to pick a solid list for each of the factions I own and stick with it until I get the hang of what the list can do. At the end of seventh edition I dipped my toe back into the Chaos soup and started a Night Lords force that was supposed to be very focused on a few formations. While it did very well in the new edition those formations didn't translate so well. You can get a similar effect spending command points on stratagems and building your core force as an Outrider Detachment but it's not exactly the same. 

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Battle Report – Imperial Knights vs. Astra Militarum (100PL)

Battle Report – Imperial Knights vs. Astra Militarum (100PL)

Warhammer 40,000 – When 8th edition came out I had decided to focus on learning to play my core troops and leave the super heavies in the cabinet until after the first of the year. The majority of my local group has stuck by that, except the guard players have been chomping at the bit to put the Baneblade variants on the table. Being as I really want to play my Knights more often I put out a warning, "In the event someone brings and Super Heavy and I'm paired against them, I'll be running a four Knight list." This week guess what I got paired against?

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