Horus Lupercal – Work begins!

By The Emperor! I spent two hours kicking off the saga that will be painting the Forge World Horus figure… and it looks like I’ve done nothing! Now I had made a sort-of-unofficial vow that I wouldn’t post WIP pictures on here anymore, as for a while that’s all this blog seemed to consist of, but as this will be a rather large ongoing project I feel it’s OK in this case.

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Pantheon of Chaos – Warband nostalgia!

Now that Chiberia/Ice Planet Hoth seems to be retreating, life seems to be returning to normal. I recently picked up a copy of ‘A Song of Blades and Heroes’ by Ganesha Games as I wanted to use a simple and fun rule set to give me an excuse to put together a warband using the Pantheon of Chaos figures I picked up a little while ago through the Knightmare Miniatures Kickstarter campaigns.

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A little more Bushido – Taka and Wrath.

Welcome friends! As I sit and write, I can’t quite get my head round that we are already two thirds the way through January! The last several weeks have been somewhat of a whirlwind with the holidays, family coming in from overseas and the onset of a frigid winter. While we have retired to winter quarters for the cold months, I’ve had little time for picking up a brush. I don’t know about any of you lot, but if I don’t get at least a couple hours a week at the painting table, I get cranky.

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Kill Team narrative

Greetings all! A friend of mine is dipping his toe into the turbulent universe of 40K, and wanted to try out Kill Team to get a feel for it. His army of choice is Orks, and I thought this would be a good way to get things rolling with my Death Guard. So to that end, I wrote up a quick opening narrative to set the stage. Here goes:

It was a miserable day. The low-hanging purple-hued clouds were raining down, the acidic rain leaving a slightly bitter tang in the air,akin to ozone. The mud was thick and cloying, sucking at the slow, deliberate footfalls which would have sent a lesser man sprawling. Here and there the mud changed color due to gouts of ichor that had been spilled. Occasionally a hand or a torso could be spotted. The buzzing of the flies was noticeable and threatened to drown out the downpour of the acid rain.

     Craters pock-marked the ground, sulphuric vapor hung heavy across the scene of carnage as though trying to veil the bloodbath that had occurred just moments before. The scene looked almost surreal, like one of the expressionist paintings that were created on Terra centuries ago. A feverish, nightmarish vision of ‘hell’.

“hell…” a voice mused.

     There followed a wet, rasping noise from the vox grille, which was evidently laughter, but sounding more like a sickly gurgle from mucous thick lungs.

“It appears that the greenskins have dug in and think they can deny us what is rightfully ours. They are stubborn, but they will fall as though wheat before the scythe. We must show them the price of their misjudgment”

      Vanis Bubonicus stepped up onto the crest of a rocky outcrop and surveyed the area before him. Across the mired landscape he could see the citadel which contained what they had come for: forbidden xenos technology that had been vaulted by the loyalist Mechanicum. A vanguard of Orks had intercepted their data scans and had also made planetfall in an attempt to take the artifacts for themselves. Brutish they may be, but it belied the cunning beneath, something which Vanis both admired and loathed. To underestimate the greenskins meant death.

     Vanis half turned his head to his second in command, Lothar the Impure, who stood seven paces behind him.

“We press the assault brother, let us take the artifacts and lay waste to our enemies. Determined and methodical, as our gene father taught us”

“As you wish my lord” replied Lothar before turning away to relay the orders to the squad.

     Vanis tilted his head slightly, as though listening to words only he could hear. The unnatural horns protruding from his helm making his visage look like that of a daemon prince. As the squad of Death Guard walked up the incline toward their leader,they saw him gesture with his hand, and with that the droning of flies became louder. Suddenly they were surrounded by obscene flying insects, a cloud of bloated thoraxes and proboscis’, a living, flying death. The nurglings that clung to Vanis’ armor squealed with delight. Another gesture from Vanis’ hand and the cloud of flies surged forward, down from their position toward the Ork lines.

Vanis turned to his squad and spoke. A voice like crushed granite addressed them.

“Onward, my brothers. Today we bring the gifts of Plaguefather Nurgle to this planet, let us make him proud of our victory. Onward my brothers, to the citadel and to our prize. Let none stand in our way. Onward, for Mortarion and for the Plaguefather!”

Bushido Throwdown – Ito Clan vs. Cult of Yurei

Hello all! Welcome back 😉

Last week I visited my FLGS, Grognard Games, to meet up with my buddy Greg to play second ever game of Bushido. Since my last game, I had constructed a board to play games over, so this was a great opportunity to try it out!

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Score! Some retro GW figures – Cheap!

A chance visit to my local Half Price Books yielded an awesome result a week or so ago. Sitting out in the open was this little beauty:

Pew pew!

Of course I swooped on it, especially for a mere $10! I wanted a set of these to paint up and possibly use in Judge Dredd as Juvies or something. It was a complete set too! I love finding some of the older stuff out in the wild still. The thrill of the hunt! (Even though I wasn’t on ‘the hunt’ that day). 

Behold!

So I’m considering picking up the new Necromunda, I really like the new Escher minis and I’m really liking the small scale skirmish games GW is finally embracing (again. It took how long for them to realize?). What’s everyone’s thoughts on it? Should I get it, or would I be better off picking up Kill Team?

Cheers!

More Infinity Miniatures Finished!

Just completed three more figures for my PanOceanean forces for Infinity – a Svalarheima Nisse with sniper rifle, a Nisse with HMG and an Akali Sikh drop trooper. As with my Fusiliers I painted a little while back, the basis of the paint job on these was to look good from three feet away, as I want a fully painted force on the table in a relatively short time. 

They mean business.

The HMG Nisse is an older model, but she’s beautifully sculpted and the animation in the pose is just great. The sculpt on the back of the leather jacket is superb. So much so, I forgot to take a picture! Really loving the anime vibe of this game, and I think it translates into the slightly brighter palette that I’ve been using for them. 

Core team shot:

Suppressing an uprising near you!

Very happy with the overall look so far. I’ve got bunches of other miniatures to add to the force, so expect to see some more being added soon. 

Lastly, a big THANK YOU to all who partook in the voting for the Horus Project poll. The option for the white ceremonial armor didn’t event get one vote, and ironically both the black armor option and the Sons of Horus colors ended up in a tie… ARGH! So, to that end, I’ll ask Superherobossladywife tonight which she likes and that will be the deciding vote….

Cheers all!

P