Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Down in Goblin Town

Clap! Snap! the black crack!
Grib, grab! Pinch, nab!
And down, down to Goblin town
You go, my lad!
14 days late but I managed to finish up my Goblin Town warband for the Lord of the Rings Battle Companies.  I am very happy with these and may even expand them into a full force for the battle game.

Goblins quaff, and Goblins beat.

That means that so far for 2018 I have:
-  Completed a Goblin Town Warband.
-  Rejigged and added to my Death AoS army.
-  Painted a Shadespire Warband.
- Modelled and converted a second Shadespire Warband.

Not bad going really! Add to that getting my scenery collection in order (more on that soon) and selling off a lot of unwanted lead and plastic to fund everything, I am pretty happy with how things are going so far!

On to some Malign Portents games!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Harbingers, Portents & HDR

Managed to purchase, assemble and paint the Harbinger of Death: Knight of Shrouds for Malign Portents this week to fit in with the rest of my Death forces.

At this point the focus is still very much Nighthaunts (and he provides an excellent General) for this, but now I am looking to expand into some more "generic" Death units.  Ghost Hounds have always had some appeal.

My latest photograph really emphasises that I need to go over the red eyes of my ghosts with purple (sorry, amethyst) to tie into the latest vogue.

Also, did you know phone cameras have an HDR setting? Because I didn't...

Ghouls & Ghosts

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Doing more Shadespire bits

The last few weeks have mostly been concerned with Shadespire, listening to podcasts, the audiobooks and painting/modelling up some warbands to take to the Grand Clash.  So far I have come up with:

The Sepulchral Guard - painted to match the rest of my Death army.

Punk Rock Stormcast!

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

How time flies!

3 years ago I was deep into the Oldhammer vibe and umpiring a vicious game of Rogue Trader between Curis and Tears of Envy.  With added lichen!

I love the smell of model railway shops in the morning.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Wise words

Really I just wanted to link this blogpost from Tears of Envy: Just Shut Up and Do It

I agree pretty much 100% with the philosophy of doing ANY painting is better than none.  I am not a particularly gifted painter AT ALL, and my most regular gaming partners are also paragons of the craft but I have had to learn to suck it up and realise that getting figures painted, done and down on the table has a satisfaction all of it's own.

No, I will never win Crystal Brush or Golden Daemon but dammit I can field fully painted armies and warbands and that makes me proud.

Friday, 26 January 2018

New year, new projects

Well, turns out I have managed to get involved with two new games and it is only January!  The release of Battle Companies for the Lord of the Rings SBG is exactly what I have wanted for the system for a long time, so I took the plunge and am painting up some nasty goblins from the mountains:

Love this design of goblin.  One of the few things the Hobbit films got right.

And then there is also the game I swore I wouldn't play. Shadespire.  Turns out it absolutely ticks all my boxes, gives me small, self contained painting projects and lets me get in many games, fast.

Just so elegant a game!

In fact it has so taken me, I have signed up to the Grand Clash in March. My first ever tournament in 25 years of the hobby!

Thursday, 25 January 2018

A game from the past!

Well, last year anyway. I am so bad at reporting the games I played.

Managed to catch up with Curis over the Christmas holiday and played an Age of Sigmar Skirmish game against him.  Like the previous game versus Tears we played the Treasure Hunt scenario (a favourite!) and once again I was beaten. Curses!

The ghosts ride again.

 Curis's absolutely beautiful Chaos warband. Check his blog for more!

 Riders head out to cause early damage.

Both warbands get stuck in. The Objectives turn out to be fairly spread across the board.  My Cairn Wraith does NOTHING.

 Attempt One to kill the pesky wizard.
 Attempt Two.
The wizard is triumphant and holds the central Treasure Horde until the end of the game.