Black Templars Chaplain completed!

Ah, it feels good, doesn’t it? that feeling you get when you’ve finished yet another mini, especially when you are super pleased with the results. On my forum, Chamber Militant, I had set a painting challenge for December. I pledged that I would paint up my zealous Chaplain who often heads up my Templar army. There is about 8 hours work in him, and I still have to base him. I have to say that I have really enjoyed painting him. The mini is pretty bad ass all round (the casting I mean). The pose is awesome and he looks thoroughly imposing, and pissed off! You may notice that I also added one of my fave items from the Black Templar armory – the Holy Orb of Antioch. Then thoust shall count to 3…

I give you – Chaplain Vargo of 2nd Company:

I may try and get my Emperors Champion done as well, although I do have a landspeeder thats half-finished, so I should probably go with that….

Impending international campaign coming up, which I am really looking forward to. The forces of Chaos have attacked Imperial Compliant worlds, so now the gloves are off! more on that to come!

Cheers

Paul

December is here already!

Really, I mean, wow! where is the year going? it only seems like yesterday when I was packing away the holiday ornaments… yikes!

Well, with Yule festivities just around the corner, I dare say that you readers of my humble little blog already have ideas of what you would like to find under your tree this year, so how about you share it with us? Some of the things i’m hoping to get will be:

New Space Marine codex
SM Assault squad (to pad out my already mean ‘hold off plague marines for 4 turns in h2h’ squad)
Terminator set (the beginnings of my Salamander force….)
Razorback or a Predator to give my Black Templars some much needed heavy support
Another Vindicator. Big, shooty, makes big holes. I have a soft spot for ordnance 🙂

also, Lizardmen stuff. I have a Tomb Kings army that is being assembled, but I have been admiring the lizardudes for a while now. We’ll see what the fat dud in red leaves this year, eh?

I recently read a very interesting article at http://lauby.blogspot.com/ – Laubersheimer Industries, written by my good friend John, in which he mentioned actually taking your hobby to work. Ludicrous! you may cry… but, it was something I had actually joked about a couple of times, but it was John’s article that actually spurred me into action.  So, with an impending game on the horizon, and little time at home to do any gaming stuff (I hate it when people call it ‘hobbying’), I decided that I would give it a shot and took my Vindicator kit in to assemble. I packed some glue, knife, plastic clippers and a cutting mat into my trusty backpack.  I would take all the stuff out  just prior to my break.  I assembled it over the course of the week during my lunchbreaks. I would eat my lunch first, which took up about 15 minutes, then, for 45 minutes, I put my sign up on my cube which reads ‘out to lunch’ and commenced construction.  I have to say, the experience is great. It allows me to ‘escape’ for a little while in my work day. I mean, we all spend enough time at work, right, why not make it bearable?

I haven’t ventured as far as actually painting at work, although I am preparing for that step. My Black Templars would be a prime candidate for that, as I could do all the hard-line highlighting at work. It would only require 3 pots of paint and a couple of brushes. Feel the stress melt away! In the meantime, go and take a peep at John’s blog entry on ‘Taking your Hobbies To Work’. I’ll let you know how my venture pans out 😉 So far it has been rewarding, and that was just kitbuilding. Hmmm, I wonder… if I get some tables set up in the conference room with some terrain…..

 

Black Templar Assault squad

Just finished these bad boys last night. I have been toying with the idea of weathering the jetpacks, although i’m not too sure. Let me know what you think!

 

 

 

Obviously I still have to paint the bases, but I wanted to get them posted 🙂

Now, what next? Terminators? Land speeder??

*scratches chin thoughtfully*

Planetstrike Tourney – Chicago @ Black Sun Games!

FYI:

This tournament will begin on Sunday, Nov. 1st and end on Sunday, Nov. 29th. Armies will consist of 1750pts. of painted miniatures and will utilize both 5th edition and Planetstrike rules. Players are free to play at their leisure, so long as all battles are completed by Sunday, Nov. 29. I will provide my cell # to all participants so I can be reached if any problems arise and I am not present.

There is a $10 registration fee for entering. The fee can be paid at Black Sun Games or via my Paypal (please PM for Paypal information). Deadline for registration is Saturday, Oct. 31st.

Prize support will be provided by Black Sun Games.

Please email your army lists in either MS Word, Excel, or PDF format to ancientsociety79@gmail.com by Thursday, Oct. 29th

Basic Rules

• This tournament utilizes the normal 5th edition 40K rulebook and the Planetstrike expansion. The AdeptiCon INAT FAQ will be used (Updated 03.19.09). This FAQ can be found here: http://www.adepticon.org/wpfiles/inat/INATFAQv3.0.pdf

• Individual units that may have multiple rules versions will follow the rules presented in that army’s codex. Please take the time to review the relevant GW/Adepticon FAQ’s for clarifications.

• Special/Unique/Named Characters may be fielded, provided their individual rules allow them to be used in armies of 1750pts or less.

• All models must be WYSIWYG. Any model not represented properly will be removed from play. If this results in an illegal unit (below minimum squad size for example), then the entire unit will be removed

• All models MUST be fully painted to a 3-color minimum. Any model not painted to this standard will be removed from play. If this results in an illegal unit (below minimum squad size for example), then the entire unit will be removed

• Armies are limited to 1750pts. total. Please provide a clear, concise army list to your opposing player and the judge

• This tournament utilizes the Planetstrike force organization chart for all scenarios. The Planetstrike FOC is as follows (underlined units are COMPULSORY):

For attacking – 1 HQ (+2 HQ), 6 Elites, 6 Troops, 6 Fast Attack, 3 Heavy Support

For defending – 1 HQ (+2 HQ), 3 Elites, 2 Troops (+6 Troops), 3 Fast Attack, 6 Heavy Support

This will mean each player can have two separate 1750pt. army lists. If doing so, each list MUST be clearly marked as “Attacker” or “Defender”.

• Tournament judges’ rulings are final

Scoring

192 total points. 48 points per scenario divided into primary (20), secondary (15) and tertiary (10) objectives with three (3) +1 battle point modifiers.

Victory points will be used in the case of a tie.

Objectives

ANY non-vehicle unit (unless specifically stated otherwise in their relevant codex) may claim an objective, even if there is only a single model remaining, if it ends the game within 3”. Should an objective be claimed by both sides, it automatically counts as being claimed by the defender.

Chaos Lord WIP and Black Templar

I thought I had already posted these, but a quick look revealed otherwise. I have been slowly working on my Nurgle Lord, playing around with the corroded metal. I think I have found a way that I am happy with, although it may get a final wash to dull it down a little. I’m undecided as to what color to do his cloak. Maybe a deep, worn red? I even thought about possible a dirty, off-white, maybe a remnant of his former days as a Death Guard under the Emperor. Any suggestions?

and here is my first completed Black Templar, not too much to say except, err, wibble. 🙂

Well, thats about it for now. Stay tuned, and please, join up with Chamber Militant!

Cheers

Paul

New Forum created – Chamber Militant is online.

Yes indeed. I decided to have a go at hosting a forum, for all you gamers and hobbyists out there to come together and talk about anything hobby related. The page is only a couple of days old, and is still being moved and tweaked here and there, but please stop by, register (it only takes a minute) and join in!

Completed! the AoBR Dready!

By the Emperors Y-Fronts I thought this thing would never get finished! I estimate 10-15 man hours spent on this, from sprue to the finished item. It totally made me sure that I would NEVER want to paint another AoBR dread, EVER!

So, here it is! C=C welcome!

WIP – AoBR Dreadnought – Black Templars

I have started working on my Black Templars Dreadnought. I had already painted the one arm, but was not happy with the highlighting, so I went over it all again last night. I only painted a small part to get a feel  for the black highlighting process. Now that I have a formula I am happy with, I will continue with the rest of it. In the meantime, here is what I have done:

I’m pleased with how he’s looking so far. However, that being said, I don’t think i’ll ever want to paint another AoBR dready, as there is something about it that makes it feel like a toy more than a model. The plastic its made from seems harder and more unforgiving than the regular boxed sets. More to come!

Paul

WIP – Black Templar Assault Terminators

Yes, you read right, yet more work in progress! The reason for this, and the lack of my painting right now, is simply due to time, the holidays and all that jazz. Now that I am getting back into my routine, i’ll be slapping the paint on as well! Hurrah!

I was more than a little wary of dropping $50 on a set of 5 plastic assembly figures, and I still can’t believe I did, but it was xmas money, so I don’t feel so bad I guess. I had a bunch of the Forge World Terminator upgrades for xmas too, which consisted of 10 shoulder pads and 5 bad-ass looking shields.

The actual figures were very easy to put together and fit together great. The poseability of them really is incredible and puts the old skool ones to shame in their similar poses and limited convertability. The addition of the Forge World parts really makes these Terminators pop, and I am really excited about getting them painted. They have a sort of medieval air about them, which is perfect for these zealous troops.  I am thinking that the shields will be split colors, down the middle, with whatever combination their ‘livery’ will be in, adding to that ‘olde worlde’ flair. See what you think:

Needless to say I have been left with a bunch of spare Terminator parts, lightning claws, a hammer, shields, shoulder pads and some assorted bits and pieces, so I’ll probably be putting those up on the bay, for anyone who’s interested 🙂

Fight till the end, whatever the challenge!

Quick update – December 30th

Wow! what a busy holiday break! I think I need a vacation….

Added to the already swelling ranks. Newest additions to the mini collection are:

  • Box of Black Templar Sword Bretheren
  • Chaplain in Terminator Armor
  • Black Templar upgrade kit
  • Box of Sternguard Veterans
  • Forgeworld Death Guard conversion set
  • Forgeworld Apostate Preachers of Nurgle
  • Forgeworld upgrade kits for Black Templar Terminators
  • Forgeworld Black Templar Venerable Dreadnaught

So, plenty to keep me busy into the new year and beyond! I also picked up a Chaos Terminator Lord, the plastic boxed figure, and have already assembled it, and GS’d it too! He is now a grim and bloated Chaos Lord of Nurgle. I’ll post pictures up soon. I need to get on board with all my other projects!

Thats it for now, have a great New Year!!

Paul