Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Kings of War Forces of Nature and Imperial Fists

With the 3rd edition of Kings of War recently dropped, and an upcoming couple of local tournaments, I decide to assemble a new fantasy army. I decided to go with a Forces of Nature theme, and here are some of the core bits including Earth Elementals, a unicorn, a griffon, swampy (both the griffon and swampy are played as beasts of nature) and swarms of vicious wee beasties (the blobs). This army will have a decidedly "heavy" theme featuring 3 hordes of large infantry (others in progress) and five monsters.

I also finished the core of my next 40k Imperial Fist derived chapter - this is basically the Prospero box set painted in yellow including the Custodes, Tartaros terminators and Sisters.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

What's new in 2020?

I decided to work up a Space Marine army after listening to a bunch of Horus Heresy audiobooks over the past month. I decided on doing Imperial Fists - and after looking a few tutorials using the new Citadel contrast paints, decided to go that way. I started with the Prospero box sex to form the core of my army - these guys are Heresy era (30k) in MkIII iron armour which I think looks cool and fits the meta of the Imperial Fists. I also did a few Knights and a Titan for Adeptus Titanicus to round out my full maniple. I experimented with the new Citadel technical paints make the bases a Martian earth theme.

Some Sisters of Silence for good measure.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

10mm Byzantines

And now for something completely different - Byzantines! This is progress on a large lot of Old Glory 10mm figs that I picked up some time ago. I like the look of 10mm armies as they are a nice compromise between the massed look of 6mm - which I find very small to paint - and 15mm which take a lot more time to paint per figure. Especially the OG 10mm infantry figs in strips which paint up so quickly. Now - I also have some Goths painted previously as well as a whole Arab Conquest army to paint as opponents, but I am unsure of which rules they are suited for. Maybe Sword and Spear?

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Starting with some new additions to my late war FOW Germans - recon platoon assets including Sdkfz 250 mortars, Sdkfz 7.5cm support and Sdkfz 250 HQ.


 Then reinforcements for my Cadian 40k army - now enough flashlights for a brigade.

Some Bolt Action Brits from Crusader I had kicking around and just decided to do:

And my Aeronautica Imperialis Orks - love these guys!

I used a wide array of colours - because they are Orks..

Red goes faster

Green is obligatory

And some Imperials

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

It only counts as one!

This was really fun to do!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Harad, Cold War and a Phoenix

Some odds and ends completed over the past couple of weeks, starting with a Su-25 Frogfoot in 144 scale by Academy models - this is air support for my Team Yankee Soviets.

An M109 battery and another platoon of Leop 1s for my Cold War Canadians. These Leops are by Plastic Soldier Company. Like em!

And a Phoenix (well, it's a great eagle by Deep Cuts painted red with a flamey thing on the base) to add some colour to my Macedonian KoW army.

And finally, some lovely GW LOTR Harad riders - great models! The Mumak is now assembled and on the painting table for next time!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Macedonian army and Harad

I built some movement trays for my Macedonians for Kings of War - I made some blank base spacers so the units as based would fill the footprint of a unit for KoW.  I wanted to depict the companion cavalry in a wedge for example, but it needed to fit a standard size. So here they are:

And I also painted 24 Haradrim infantry from GW LOTR range (perhaps my favorite of all model things to paint - can't resist them even if I don't play with them much), an officer and a ringwraith - the wraith is the spare rider from the Nazgul box set (you have the choice of the witch king or a wraith) on a random (ECW?) horse I had kicking around. 

And finally - a couple of bits for my late war FOW Germans - needed another Elefant and a half-track. These are Zvezda 1:100 models which I am a big fan of.