Warhammer 40,000 – Necromunda used to be one of my favorite games. Sadly the awesomeness the is 8th Edition Warhammer 40,000 has overshadowed the game in my local group. Combined with the "lack of rules" for older gangs it's been a hard sell. However once we wrap up our current escalation league I plan on doing a short Necromunda campaign.Read More
Warhammer 40,000 – For the fifth week of the Agrax Campaign I decided to modify my list a bit. Same models just trying different traits to see what works best. This time around I'm putting Daemon Spark on my Princess to bump up the damage potential from my Flamers. This force might still be to small to take best advantage of the alpha strike. What I've been seeing it while I can hit hard on the first turn I've generally loosing them to return fire, when I am able to put more threats on the table it should help this detachment survive a bit longer. Last week I tried out bulking this out with a battalion, this week I'm trying the same thing but keeping the cultists back as objective grabbers.Read More
Warhammer 40,000 – I love reliability, every time I give one of my clients back a project he brings me another. I think his plan is to have every option covered with the forces he likes to play with so while it might be a different force each time there's almost always something.
This time around I'm painting more Ad Mech. Different options of course but more red and gunmetal. One of my favorite models in this batch is the robot he converted to look like it's powered down. It's a fun nostalgic easter egg for those that get the reference and and cool way to make the robots look unique. Since the kit really only makes the static pose that's typically what you see on the table, and since its arguably the best unit in the book you tend to see lots of static posed "Robbie the Robots."
The rest of the models are just head and weapon swaps from the rangers I've already painted. The long rifles look cooler in my opinion that the other option but it's hard to argue with more shots.
Warhammer 40,000 – Many of my clients seem to be filling in holes in their collections as of late. Most recently I painted up these two Wyverns and a Nephilim Jetfighter. As with the previous models for this client these are just a basic paint job to match his existing models.Read More
Warhammer 40,000 – This week I'm going to try out a list I plan on taking to RIW Hobbies Escalation Event. It's an interesting format as you start with 500 points and then add another each round. Essrntially playing a slow grow league in the course of a day. Several other local groups just did escalation leagues so it makes sense to give players a chance to test their mettle in a single day event.Read More
Warhammer 40,000 – This week I played another 2v1 game. Which meant I was running two complete 50PL armies, double what I had prepared for. Luckily with power level its super fast to build a list, I grabbed a Chaos Knight 24PL, a terminator sorcerer 6PL, a dark apostle 6PL and 4 units of cultists 3PL each. Quick and easier. whatever they're carrying is what they're armed with and I'm ready to play.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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)Read More
Warhammer 40,000 – This week saw the launch of the escalation league I'm running for my local club. I was able to squeeze in three games, so much easier to do at 25PL, and managed to learn a bit about CSM Raptors in the process.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Warhammer 40,000 – One of my regular clients has been adding to his Dark Angels force pretty steadily. The latest addition is a Dark Talon, one of the flyers that seems to have been given new life with the most recent codex.Read More
Warhammer 40,000 – The Adeptus Mechanicus force I've been painting continues to grow. This batch sees two additional plasma guns and a Tech-Preistess, which rounds out a basic detachment for my client. The preistess is a Wargames Exclusive model which matches the heads he used on the robots from the last batch.
Warhammer 40,000 – In an effort to completed my resolution of actually finishing a force I've decided to run an escalation league. It's a fun way to motivate everyone to get their stuff painted and play some games.Read More
Warhammer - 40,000 – Two more Carnifexes are complete and ready to join the swarm. My client magnetized these so I'll probably be seeing the other arms, heads and carapaces in the future. Since I use the same formula for all these models it's not to hard to match up parts like that after the fact.Read More
Warhammer 40,000 – I was able to get my Slaanesh Daemons on the table this week. As a first run with a new codex against a Cadian and Scion list they didn't do to horrible. I lost pretty horribly but I can see potential.Read More