Monday, 19 June 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 7. Hold me back lads . . Hold me back!!!!

'Captain' Guthook wiped the sweat from his eyes and squinted into the bright sunlight. Sweat poured from his massive frame and the leather of his 'Greedy fist' felt slick in his hand. The heat was stifling but he took small comfort in knowing the poxy, subterranean, Skaven must be sweltering under their filthy, matted, musk stained fur. Even the aloof Elves in their glinting armour looked red faced and uncomfortable under their finely crafted plate.

With no break visible in the unrelenting heat, Guthook ordered his boys forward!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Any excuse to play little soldiers! School oracy day.

No need to call social services! School oracy day is not even a even a little bit rude so take your minds out of the gutter!

First lesson saw my Geography pupils debate if it was right to drill in the Artic for oil (we decided yes!).

Second lesson had pupils walking around with boxes on their heads being robots for Coding and after lunch my English class got to play Mordheim (lite)!

The rule was they could only pull off their moves if they could describe it in a dramatic way to represent the narrative or use specific linguistic devices set by me!

Ended up in a nail biting finish and the kids have asked to play again next oracy day, so I am calling that a winner!

With the release of 8th edition 40K this weekend Lano and I are planning another speed painting challenge but might only give ourselves 12 hours this time!!

Look out for updates Saturday night!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 6. Triumph and the Treachery (of Lee!).

With only three generals able to attend Lano's this Sunday it was decided to have a three way 'Triumph and Treachery' game.

And my word there would be some treachery!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Titan Forge Ogre Pirates and other chips from the lead mountain!

Been slowly chipping away at the lead mountain in a desperate attempt to complete all three armies for the 'Blood in the Badlands' campaign.

Seven more done.

First up is a tiny lump of lead which is a Foundry Shopkeeper from their Wild West range.

Here is a comparison with the Titan Forge Ogre.

He is tiny!

Next up are more Ogre Pirates for my Badlands army.

This one is another lovely lump of resin from Titan Forge.

Love these bad boys!

Below is my kitbash / green stuff effort to make a Slaughter master look like a Voodoo priest.

This is a combination of a Titan forge head with GW Ogre bits and a LOT of green stuffing.


The idea was to make him look like one of my favourate Warmachine miniatures, Doc.

Personally I think it is not a bad effort.

He will be the leader of my second army.

Next up is another Titan Forge Ogre pirate.

I can totally see me ending up buying their full Bloodsail Island range!

Really pleased with how the skin tones ended up.

Finally, here are three Yhetees from the GW ice wind assault box set.

Once again with these speed was the focus.

Black under coat, brown zenith spray, pick out some details, ink wash, edge highlights, DONE!

The good news is I have now finished 7 miniatures from the box set.

The bad news is that still leaves the massive Thundertusk and Stonehorn to finish!

Now the numbers

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 171

Miniatures bought 97
344 miniatures to go!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Blood in the Badlands. You want a taster? . . . . . . Taste this!

With Shaggy of 'Shaggy Wargaming' fame deciding to dip his toes into the Badlands with his Dwarves I was asked to give him a 2000 point taster last Friday.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 5.

This Sunday saw the beginning of the summer campaigning season.

Being Summer any destroyed armies would be immediately replaced with an army back within your empire.

I think there are going to be a lot of replacement armies in the next 4 weeks!

Once again I would be forming up opposite Phil's Skaven!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Fuck you ISIS. Now pass me the dice.

After the events in London last night . . . .FUCK YOU ISIS!!!!

I am taking my kids to the park to follow the Gruffalo trail. Afterwards I am playing little soldiers with my mates and tomorrow morning I will travel to work as normal without pre judging anyone who looks a bit different from me.

While there I will continue to teach kids to be tolerant of all cultures and fulfill their fullest potential regardless of who they are.

FUCK YOU ISIS. . . . You change NOTHING!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Legends of the Old West. The ballard of the righteous Wyart Earp. Jail break and Vendetta!

After the shoot out on Mare Street the 'High plains drifters' had headed for the hills and left 'Guns' Malone to his fate.

His fate was to be slung in the clink and hung at dawn the next day. . . . . .

'The Duke' and the rest of the Drifters had decided a jail break was needed and broke out the nitro! ! !

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