Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Administratum Blocks

Yesterday I talked about using posters and other details to tell a story, today I talk more about how I try to get the most out of games by using interesting terrain and what though goes into making it. While showing off the two Administratum buildings I’ll be E-baying off to make space for new stuff.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Habitartus Block

Last week was quite busy with work so my posts fell off. However I’ve not been totally inactive and have completed the second of my goals. This weekend gone I finished the renovations of the old terrain I’m clearing out and using as a test for things to come.
Today I’m looking at the first of my finished Hab Blocks, and the story it tells.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Manufactorium, Paper Mache Hill and Orks

With the battle report finished Last night I set to work on the first of my goals - Finish the terrain spruce up ready for Ebay and painted up the aging and damage on the posters for the large Manufactorium.

I’ve also taken this as a good platform to show off my Ork Slugga Boyz unit I finished before the game last week along with the Paper Mache hill I finished up the night before.
Over the next week or two I’ll post up my progress with the city ruins I’ll be ebaying once finished. Today sees the large Manufactorium all spruced up and ready to go, occupied by Grubgrul Runtsmasha and his ladz. 

Monday, 21 January 2013

Orks Vs Eldar 750pts battle report Part 4 The End Game

Today I finish the battle report I've been watching for the last few days and we see the final push and violent ending but for who? Read on to find out.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Orks Vs Eldar 750pts battle report Part 3 the game begins


 
Over the past two days I've been slowly revealing my first battle report, today sees me finish the maps to share turn one and two of the battle. 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Orks Vs Eldar 750pts battle report Part 2 Deployment Set up


Yesterday saw me posting up the first part of the 750pt game I played Thursday night so today having sorted out some map symbols and prepared the deployment map, read on to find out what happens next. 

Friday, 18 January 2013

Orks Vs Eldar 750pts battle report Part 1 Set up

Preamble

Last night I played a grudge match between my Orks and my mates Eldar. Having been out of the hobby for many years Dan (my mate) and I (also called Dan) will be battling it out in the third of our Games against each other.

 

Thursday, 17 January 2013

2013 Goals Pt3- Frozen vengeance campaign and Goal Round up

So today was a bit mad, out of the office and no time for a quite lunch break.
I discussed my first two goals for the year yesterday, so I’ll quickly cover my last goal and sum up on my tasks to complete. Along with Lester I’ll be GMing a campaign to get us all playing more games and producing a story and History for our armies to be proud of (we hope).

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

2013 Goals Pt 2 -Terrain

Terrain

With a loft full of stuff I have many incomplete pieces of terrain that needs work to finish off and if I want to improve my collection I’ll need to make space. So this afternoon I talke about what needs to be done.

2013 Goals Pt 1 - Orks

Yesterday I set myself some goals for this year, thanks in part to a tendency to buy stuff and not actual get it table top ready (10 year old Chaos Land Raider still half assembled in its box springs to mind.)
As a reminder:
I shall resist buying stuff till I've made some progress towards my current armies and painting goals:
-          1000 points painted and table top ready Ork army using only models I own.
-          Make a dent in the piles of half built terrain stored in the loft.
-          Run along with Lester the Frozen Vengeance campaign for 40k based on the crusade of fire book.
I take a look at the first one after the break.

Sum total of my painted Orks


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

2012 - Hive fleet Mantis complete and WIP (BFG)

With it being all quiet at work I thought I'd share some pictures of my Tyranid Hive fleet from last year. Scratch built from spare parts, tin foil and green stuff, I'm very happy with the results. Take a look and see what you think.

New year and new Blog

So New Year and time to work on many shiny things.

Last year saw me buying lots of Games Workshop's new releases along with some older stuff and promptly failing to do much with any of them and often failing to get them assembled and painted ready for the battle field which ahs left me feeling a bit fed up with my self at times.

Not all bad, I built my warriors of chaos army up to 3000 points but didn't really paint any of it, got some games in and even won a couple.

Got a good friend back into the hobby and have had some fun games of combat patrol.

I did get quite a lot of work done on my Tyranids including scratch building a 750pts battle fleet gothic fleet with a start made on the next 750 pts. Scratch built a Hierodule that when finished will be magnetised to switch between barbed or scythed, and added a Tervigon (painted), Tyranofex (painted) and swarm lord (base coated). I even won a few games with them.

Made a start on my Necromaunda/city fight terrain including a new tower thing (well on its way) and some plastic section walkways and platforms Necromunda stile (Usable).

You know what, after listing what I've done it's not so bad I think I actualy did a fair amount.

With the new Chaos codex I've started thinking about fielding my chaos army, and promptly advanced ordered it and a Hell drake. Along with my Dakka Plane thats two flyers I have purchased this year and not yet finished to use on the table top. A trend that sadly carries on in other areas of the hobby with an imperial sector sitting on my desk in the loft opened looked at and yet to be used. 

I'm not normally one to make New Year’s resolutions but this year is different.

I shall resist buying stuff till I've made some progress towards my current armies and painting goals:

-          1000 points painted and table top ready Ork army using only models I own.

-          Make a dent in the piles of half built terrain stored in the loft.

-          Run along with Lester the Frozen Vengeance campaign for 40k based on the crusade of fire book. 

That’s it for now I’ll take a look at the three goals in more detail tomorrow.