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! ! !

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Legends of the Old West. The ballard of the righteous Wyatt Earp. This town isn't big enough for the both of us!

With Tookey MIA for the forseeable future I have decided to start posting a campaign my brother and I have been playing.

I did not post these as they happened as I did not want to confuse people about what game was what.

I have decided to run these as seperate from the games played by Tookey and I earlier to save me having an unfair EXP advantage against my brother.

My brother and I kicked off our Legends of the Old West campaign with a standard 'High noon' scenario.

Mare street in set up.

Kris has decided to run a deputation of law men based on the 'Earps' and other various 'faces' of the old west but decided to just run them as standard lawmen.

The Earps have heard tell of 'The Duke' and his 'High plains drifters' running their mouths and threatening to run the 'Law dogs' out of town.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game four. The battle of Mount Bloodhorn.

Being four weeks into the 'Blood in the Badlands' campaign it was time to play the spring specific  scenario to close out the season.

This would be the 'Siege of Mount Bloodhorn'.

Take a seat, this one is going to be a bit of an epic!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Bank Holiday painting and possibly biting off more then I can chew

Being the Bank holiday weekend of the half term and the Wife and kids going to church I managed to finish off several miniatures from the 'pile of grey shame' today.

First up is a Dark Elf Hydra. . . . 

This is actually Ed's miniature but I needed something big to practise my speed painting on and Ed kindly volunteered this miniature.

I think he also really wanted this painted and hoped I would do a half decent job ;0)

Technique here has very simular to my 'Legends of the Old west' miniatures.

Undercoated black and then I zenith spayed this one with 'Alien purple' from the Army painter primer range.

With this one I did mask off the stomach with tape.

Then it was just a case of tidying up the edges, picking out the bone and frills, ink washes and dry brush.

In this case the edge highlight was GW 'Blue horror'.

The face did get a bit of extra attention becasue . . . . well it's the face!

Hopefully Ed will be happy with it when he sees it?

Next up are some Sabre Tusks for my (rapidly) expanding Ogre army for 8th edition WHF.

Nothing flash here.

Undercoated black, zenith sprayed Army painter 'leather brown' then a very light spray of white.

The mane was ink washed and the edge highlights on the torso were done with watered down GW 'Zamesi desert'

Really surprised how natural they have turned out considering the crudeness of the technique!

Next up is another of the 'towns folk' for Lago.

Another example of the zenith spray and ink wash technique I am using more and more.

Again the quality of the Reaper sculpt really helps me pull off this technique.

Final entry is 'Bug eyed Bill' who has gone and bought himself a Shotgun with his dollars!

It's now a sawn off shotgun because I dropped it while painting and it broke ;0(

Still works for me.

And here is a group shot.

I really am spoilt rotten at the moment with all the cool stuff going on in my gaming circles and the diversity of miniatures this offers me to paint!

Now the numbers

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 164

Miniatures bought 95
349 miniatures to go!
Because I have got myself all giggly and silly over 'Blood in the Bablands' I have made a beast heavy army list and gone and bought myself  this. . . . . 
Now I have to try and get this lot constructed and painted by the end of the half term holiday!!!

Yer. . . . . . . right?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game three. "Frogs legs are back on the menu boys!".

This Sunday last saw Anthony and I play an 1500 point game of WHF to contest another tile of the Badlands.

I had completely forgotten he was not fielding Beastmen and had a lovely surprise when he plonked down 1500 points of nearly finished but beautifully painted Lizardmen.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Path to Glory. Tzeentch Vs Papa Nurgle

Just a quick battle report of a Path to Glory skirmish Anthony and I managed to squeeze in after our 'Blood in the Badlands' game last Sunday (that battle report to follow!).

As you can see above I still need to Finish off 'Grundog the Shunned' and my new Chosen of Chaos but on the whole the warband are coming together nicely.

Nurgle are happy to stand back in the opening turns and have me advance into the diseased jaws of death.

Then in a quick counter strike smash into my Chaos hounds!

The battle is fast and furious and despite pulling down two Beastmen my hounds bolt for the back table edge and will not take any further part in the battle.

Nurgle are about to learn fear of the 'Blue fires of Tzeentch' when both his Minotaur and a unit of Beastmen disappear in flashes of incandescent warp fire!

In order to stop any more direct damage spells, Nurgle charge into my forces!

My Ogre is also mob stomped when the Nurgle Chosen flank charges him after over running my Chaos hounds.

In one of the strangest combats Anthony and I have ever witnessed both our units of Chaos Warriors fail to cause any wounds on each other and then my warriors decide to flee despite not suffering a single casualty (on leadership eight!!), just because they were charged!

In order to save face before the eyes of the Chaos Gods Scarblade the Immortal stands ready with his bodyguard to face the Nurgle charge. . . . . .

. . . . but Scarblade is deserted by his gods and my entire Warband is wiped out!!

The battle was fast and furious and Anthony earned twelve favour points thanks to the massacre of my warband!

I only earned 6 favour points in return so will not be expanding my warband any time soon!

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