Friday, 11 August 2017

Something old . . . . something new.


Despite it being the summer hols I have not been smashing through the lead mountain.

Usually I get the majority of my painting done during the six weeks hols but apart from building and painting 'Fozzriks Gatehouse' my painting mojo has been pretty low.


One thing I have got finished up is this brute of a Stonehorn which has absorbed far too much of my time with the brush.


Well at least that is two of my three generals finished for my Badlands armies.



For a change of palette, yesterday I decided to dig into the 'cupboard of doom' to find and finish the oldest piece of lead in there, in one sitting.

It turned out to be this lunp of lead below which is a 1990 Grenadier Miniatures, Barbarian.

Anyone else think he looks a bit too much like the Heroquest Barbarian?


So twenty seven years later it finally gets a coat of paint and finished!

I have destinct memories of buying it from the top floor of Hamleys in Regent Street when it used to have a modeling section!

So here he is my oldest (until recently) unpainted miniature next to my newest painted miniature.


Here is one final look at the Stonehorn and hopefully it will see some action before the end of the Badlands campaign.


Now the numbers



Miniatures painted / sold this year = 190

Miniatures bought 113
341 miniatures to go

Monday, 7 August 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 12. Geheimnisnacht. Autumn scenario, the battle for Fozzrik's Gatehouse.



Despite his bravado Captain Guthook could not help but be amazed by the ethereal tower that had materialised before them with the rising of the sun.

Even the snorting Cygor the Slaughtermaster had bound to their cause stared at the sky in wonder! It's single eye surveying colours his brutish mind could not even begin to comprehend.

Guthook stared down the line of the Ogres and his Orc allies which had mustered for this battle and smiled. Within the massed ranks titans of legend towered above their temporary masters, their minds subjugated to their cause through scrolls of binding.

Guthook winked at his half brother 'Big Eric' as horns blared up and down the line signalling the advance. Soon the Gatehouse would be theirs and therefore they would be one step closer to getting their hands on that bloody flying fastness!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Fozzrik's Gate house. Blood in the Badlands.

By Sigmar!! It FLIES!!!!!!!

Still giggly and silly from the wonders of BOYL 2017 and knowing Geheimnisnacht is due this weekend in the Badlands I wanted to create something a bit special for the game.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

BOYL 2017. The Photo dump


So this Sunday I was up bright and early to begin the drive up to the 'lead belt' and visit the Foundry for 'Bring out your lead' 2017.

The weather was gorgeous and the roads clear so it was a lovely drive and a great beginning to the day.

As always I had that little tingle of anticipation as I walked towards the main marquee and thought about what wonders would be on display on the alpha tables.

My word I was not going to be disappointed as this year everyone had brought their 'A game'!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Back from the land of the Dragon (Not Westeros but Wales).


Just returned from a caravanning holiday in Wales .

The weather was what we would call 'bracing'! so my son and I ended up inside playing a LOT of Ultramarine so it was not all bad.


At one point we even got the wife playing.

Little fella was adept with the event cards by the end of the week and would often hit me with 'triple whammys'!


Now back home and having a break in the weather I have some chips from the lead mountain to present.


First up my Ogre Kingdoms BSB.


It is a kit bash of various GW and Titan forge bits.


Second up is my completed 'Hunter' from the Icewind Assault box set.

I will be using him as a 'Lore of Beasts' Slaughter master in the Blood in the Badlands campaign.


I also finished up this Titan Forge cauldron as a bit of a speed paint.

Lano and I have been snapping these up cheap on eBay to use as Cauldrons of boiling oil for our siege games.

I will also use mine as unit fillers as they also fit the Ogre theme.


Finally some Gnobblars I sort of finished by accident while waiting for various ink washes and such to dry.



Off to have a mooch around BOYL tomorrow so expect a photo dump of mad cap photos in the upcoming days.

Now the numbers


Miniatures painted / sold this year = 188

Miniatures bought 104
 
334 miniatures to go!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

All sorts at the Creative Biscuit, South Woodford.

Had a real mixed bag going on at our monthly meeting at the Creative Biscuit this month.

We had Warmachine . . . . . .


Gore Chosen . . . . . .


And Macca and I once again had a shoot out with 'Legends of the Old West' . . . . .


Next meeting is the 17th of August for more fun and games and hand grenades!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 11. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!


With Lano MIA last Sunday, Phil, Lee and I met up at Ilford Wargaming Group to play 2000 points of Triumph and treachery!

Ilford Wargaming tend to focus on 'proper' table top war games but welcomed us with open arms and I fully recommend the club for some Sunday games of little soldiers.

Phil, Lee and I set up our 2000 points (plus extras) for battle.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Legends of the Old West. The ballard of the righteous Wyart Earp. The finale


With the start of the summer holidays for yours truly, my brother and I met up Saturday to finish off our 'Legends of the Old West campaign'.

It was decided for a final shoot-out we would play the classic 'High Noon' scenario with the 'Duel' element thrown in to give us a suitably cinematic final foray for this campaign.

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