Monday, 22 May 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon - Completed Kill Team

This Wednesday evening sees the start of my gaming group's Shadow War: Armageddon campaign. With that in mind I've finished the 9 models required for my starting Kill Team, with an additional Guardsmen to bring me up to full strength. And a right dirty-looking crew of scumbags they are too!

Kill Team Quinspirios Alpha - the 'Ripperjacks'

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon - New Recruits

With just over a week to go to the start of a new Shadow War: Armageddon campaign, it's high time I got the remaining figures painted up. Over the last week I've painted an additional 3 Guardsmen, bringing my total to 8. I need to paint one more (the flamer) to have my starting Kill Team ready, and I plan a 10th member shortly afterwards.
Kill Team Alpha-Curzon deploy from their insertion point.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bringing it all Home - Fogou Terrain

I love it when I get the opportunity to paint up brand new stuff, so when I was sent a nice little package of some newly cast post-apocalyptic / science fiction buildings from Fogou Models (swapped for some of my Colony 87 figures).

I received the bundle of stuff below - a blockwork structure, an adobe building and a little tin shack. Also included was a nice selection of accessories - a barricade, some barrels and some pots and jars. I'm yet to paint up the blockwork building or the pots, but I devoted a couple of painting sessions to the rest of the items.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon - Ratling Sniper (by Kev Adams)

A short-statured ratling sniper draws bead on a renegade noble.
Nearly two years ago, I attended the excellent Bring Out Your Lead event, hosted at Foundry. One of the many attractions was to have Kev Adams sculpt a new face on a model in exchange for a charitable donation. I was wholly underprepared, but managed to find an Imperial Guard ratling. I tasked Kev with sculpting my face on the wee little chap. I am 6' 4" (193cm), so a diminutive ratling seemed rather ludicrous and therefore highly appropriate!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Jewel in the Skull - Hawkmoon and Oladahn

With Bring Out Your Lead 2017 starting to loom, I've put some time in to get some of the figures I need to bring completed. As revealed the other week over on the Scale Creep blog (and detailed further over at The Leadpile), we're planning an Eternal Champion-themed game, based around Michael Moorcock's Multiverse. Each participant will be bringing an incarnation of the Eternal Champion, accompanied by a suitable companion.

Asslessman has already painted Corum and Jhary-a-conel, and I suspect you'll see more Champions in the lead up to the event at the end of July.

I elected to paint up Hawkmoon, based on nothing more than the fact that I really like Jes Goodwin's 1985 Citadel sculpt. The delicate elf-like sculpt just hits all the right points.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon - WIP Kill Team

So, the Shadow War: Armageddon game is out. I managed to pick up a set on Sunday, and it's 100% aimed at my sweet spot for gaming - small scale skirmish using a Necromunda-based ruleset.

My gaming group is planning a SW:A campaign for a few month's time. The only difficult decision was what to make. Old school RT scouts as marine scouts? Or Arbites as scouts? Or Zoats as Tyranids? Or Slann as Tau. Or, or, or???

Then I remembered these:

Friday, 31 March 2017

Ramshackle Crates

A few weeks ago I had a game with Curtis from Ramshackle Games. "Would you like some test casts of some crates I've made?" he said. 

The answer, was of course, yes!

So what did Curtis give me? A selection of lovely new resin crates in three varieties - space spice crates, mining stillages and ammo boxes.

Unpainted crates