Saturday, April 20, 2019

Whose your mummy?

A regiment of mummies for my undead KoW army - these are a mix of Reaper Bones and originals. There are some very nice sculpts in here - the pharoah on throne is particularly nice. This is a rock hard infantry unit in Kings of War (Def 5+, CS +2 and Regen 5+).

The individual who could be played as the Cursed Pharoah was a pretty good character but got kinda nerfed in the latest revision when his Def 6+ dropped by one.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Bit of this, bit of that

An eclectic range of figures came off my bench in the past couple of weeks. First off, some Necron conversions - flayed ones and deathmarks converted from warrior bodies - to add a sniper team and some melee to my Necron kill team for the Urban Conquest campaign I have started with a few buddies.

Some ECW commanders, including two different Rupert's, a Lord Byron and a Lord Minimus.

And a bunch of French gendarmes for KoW historical late medieval armies. Nice figures from Foundry. 

And a Bolt Action 28mm grenadier test figure.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Royalist ECW Regiments

I have been busy getting ECW troops painted now that I have committed to co-running a big game of King and Parliament in May. Here we have my last regiment of foot, two regiments of horse and some dragoons - all Warlord figures. I reckon I have painted more Warlord ECW figures than any other range. I have sizable Scots, Royalists and Parliament armies, and have painted two other ECW armies for other folks! I know every mm of these guys...

Monday, March 11, 2019

Reaper Bones for KoW and Titans

I took a break from ECW for a week to paint up some of my Reaper Bones models for Kings of War armies. Including some translucent Barry Whites for my Undead army:

A couple of There Wolfs - I need a couple more to make this a Horde strength unit.

And a couple of Cloud/Storm Giants. 

And also Adeptus Titanicus strategem markers:

Which reminds me that I forgot to post my completed AT Warlord Titan and maniple of Legio Ignatum now complete:

Meet Polistes Rex, fully magnetized and armed with two volcano cannons:

Battle maniple of the Legio Ignatum - yes I have left the bases plain because I don't have the stuff to do them justice:

Monday, March 4, 2019

ECW Royalists and the Witch King

I am putting a bit of a push on to paint up a Royalist ECW army for the upcoming MayDay game event in Edmonton in 2 months time using King and Parliament rules. Here are two regiments of foot (Warlord Games) done as Rupert's "Blewcoates" and Newcastle's regiment in white. In here is also a Witch King model I did some time ago but forgot to blog - so here he is!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Adeptus mechanicus Titan Warhounds and Blackstone Fortress complete!

I just finished the last models from the Blackstone Fortress WH40k Quest game, and decided to try it out solo to see how it plays. 10h later... I'm really enjoying it - despite the fact that I lost my first adventurer on only the second challenge of the game. My team leader Janis Drake failed to leap across a chasm and died outright (rolled a '1' on the Blackstone dice!). I almost decided to reboot and chalk it up to beginners bad luck - but then figured I should just go for it. Now I am on our 3rd expedition on the way to take out our first Stronghold feeling good about it. We'll see...

Here are the models - 4 negavolt cultists

 2 rogue psykers

 Chaos beastmen

 Obsidius Mallex and a couple of Chaos Space Marines (scary dudes...)

 Pious Vorne and Amallyn Shadowguide - I am using both of these in my campaign.

 And I also finished two more Adeptus Titanicus 6mm Titan Warhound Scouts - Vespula Ignis (Fire Wasp - so named for it's inferno gun) and Vespula Perforo (Piercing Wasp - so named for it's plasma gun). Can't wait to play this game - the Warlord is the next addition.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Adeptus titanicus Reaver titan

I could not resist GW's recent Titan battle game Adeptus Titanicus, so I picked up the rules and a battlegroup box set consisting of a Warlord, Reaver and 2 Warhounds. Here is the Reaver (the medium sized titan) which stands about 5" tall. They are intended to be approximately 8mm scale. Two of the Blackstone Fortress characters just finished are shown for scale - these are Taddeus the Ministorum Priest and UR-025 Imperial Robot.

I have named the Reaver Tenebris Vespa (Dark Hornet) and painted him in livery consistent with the loyalist Legio Ignatum (the Fire Wasps). The hoops on the shoulder and boot armor are intended to be waspy. I magnetized the carapace and left arm weapons, and the left arm can be swapped for a gatling blaster. I am really looking forward to playing this game!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Blackstone fortress characters and some more Gaul

I did another batch of Gauls and a few of the characters from Blackstone Fortress:

Warlord Games Celtic Warriors:

Grekh the Kroot tracker:
 Rein and Raus - Ratling twins:
 Janis Draik - Rogue trader
 Espern Locarno - Imperial Navigator: