Monday, 15 January 2018

Spoopy Lads

Decided that my ghosts didn't look "done" after their last few outings so, fuelled by the growing Malign Portent tease, I have done a few touch ups and adjustments.  Basically drybrushed another layer of white, gloss washed them black, added blood stains and spooky red eyes.  Also added a black rim around the base rather than dark brown.

I also realised that I just do not like the more modern Spirit Host figures, all swirly and that, so switched them out for bases of figures painted all ghostly to represent the collected victims of the army.

I picked Free Company figures and a few Orruks to represent the souls reanimated from the ghost's initial foray into the Harrowmark

Spirits of the Harrowmark

Lord Radclyffe's Company

The Middoth, The White Lady & The Wraith

Monday, 1 January 2018

The Shadespire Index

This will be the, hopefully complete, list of articles related to Shadespire from both White Dwarf and the Warhammer Community website.  Updated monthly.  If I have missed anything please comment and I will add it.

Shadespire Index:

White Dwarf:

October 2017:
Planet Warhammer: Trapped in the Depths of the Mirrored CityProduct description for the Core Set.

Gaming: Whispers in Shadow – In depth look at Shadespire rules and battle report.

In the Bunker: Vox Chatter & That Means I've Won, Right?

November 2017:
Planet Warhammer: War in the UnderworldProduct description for Sepulchral Guard & Ironskull's Boyz.

In the Bunker: Battle in the Mirror City

December 2017:
Gaming: Building Your Decks Deck building advice

In the Bunker: Battles in Shadespire

Warhammer Community:

23rd March 2017
Shadespire Unveiled! - Initial game preview and trailer.

5th October 2017
Shadespire with 3-4 players Rules preview for multiplayer games.

12th October 2017
The Warbands of Shadespire: The Sepulchral Guard - Background and rules preview for The Sepulchral Guard.

13th October 2017
The Warbands of Shadespire: Ironskull's Boys. - Background and rules preview for Ironskull's Boys.

16th October 2017
Deckbuilding 101Tips and advice on creating Power & Objective decks.

21st October 2017
Use your Shadespire warbands in Warhammer Age of Sigmar. - Warscrolls for Steelheart's Champions and Garrek's Reavers.

22nd October 2017
What's next for Shadespire? - Previews for event promo cards and deck holder.

28th October 2017
New Warbands, Dice and More for ShadespireWarscrolls for Ironskull's Boys & The Sepulchral Guard. Also accessory previews.

1st November 2017
The First Shadespire FAQ – Exactly what it says!

Friday, 22 December 2017

Age of the Emperor

After a few games of 40K I have found the new edition understandable, playable and so much less of a grind than it's previous (7 lets be honest) incarnations.  However it still isn't quite nailed on for me and I find Age of Sigmar a better game.

So, with that in mind, I present the following variant to 40K.  Obviously this is just the start and I might have another think about it after a few games but here you go, just click on it for a bigger version:

Happy Christmas all! Emperor bless us, everyone.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Did me some photos

Inspired by Iron Sleet's excellent guide and helped by those most brilliant of people Curis and Tears of Envy I made myself a light box out of card and sticky back plastic and tried to actually get some shots of my models I don't hate.

The set up (I soon moved the lamp away from the edge)

 My first shot. I brightened the shot and fiddeled around with the Cast setting*

Tech Gangers!

Some ne'er do well Marines.
This morning I was thinking over the photos and now I am actually more inspired to get back painting than I ever have before! A success in my eyes.

 Looks it is like White Dwarf and everything! Many thanks to Curis for the background.

*I have no idea what that means.

Friday, 1 December 2017

All quiet in the Underhive

It can be a lonely place down here...bring a friend.

A hectic work life at the moment means my hobby is taking a bit of a kicking but I planned for this and actually, a 3 week gap means I am really keen to get down with the paints and glue as soon as I can. 

 In the meantime here is a shot from a Necromunda game I played earlier in the year, seems to be the season of the Underhive at the moment so thought I should join in!

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Warhammer: A personal canon.

The Alpha

Bit of an odd post this but I have been thinking about how all the Warhammer Worlds could fit together and if they can exist as “one”.  In the end I have come up with the following timeline which fits well for me:

The Old World/The World that Was: The “original” world of WFB & WFRP, created by the Old Ones. The Old World is destroyed by Chaos at the End Times.

Age of Myth: Sigmar & Dracothian unite the gods and form the Mortal Realms.

Age of Chaos: The big bad are back and wreck house in the Mortal Realms.

Age of Sigmar: The gates of Azyr are opened, the Realmgate Wars, the forces of Order fight back against Chaos.

This is my leap of faith:

At the end of the Age of Sigmar, the Old World is reforged by Sigmar as Earth. This would explain the geographical and cultural links between the Old World and modern Earth.  Sigmar himself is reborn with the world as the Emperor, appearing in Anatolia at the dawn of civilisation. 

End of leap.

Age of Terra: Based on Earth/Terra, mankind begins to colonise the nearby planets & stars.

Dark Age of Technology: Mankind reachers it’s cultural and scientific zenith spreading through the galaxy.

Age of Strife: Well that doesn’t last long, Terra collapses to factional warfare, nukes, bio weapons, cats & dogs living together. The Emperor unifies Terra and then the former colonies of mankind using the Thunder Warriors/proto-Astartes.

Age of Imperium: The Emperor founds the Imperium using his Adeptus Astartes and Primarchs. I bet this goes well...

What do you think? Makes sense? Square peg/round hole?

The Omega

Friday, 24 November 2017

Clash at the Guerac Throne

So, the skirmish game!

This played out really well for a "pick up" game.  We both had 44 Renown to play with and although Tear's force wasn't "strictly" legal, (you need one Hero figure to act as General so instead the Protector Prime was chosen), the game, and I am sorry if this sounds like a battle report in an issue of White Dwarf, came down to the last few dice rolls!

The scenario played was Treasure Hunt from the Skirmish book and we totally ignored all the Allegiance Abilities, Skirmish Abilities etc. as we mostly just forgot.  Bonus internet points to whoever gets the Guerac reference without heading to Google.

The Warbands Engage (bonus finger)

The First Clash, I quickly realised my Ghosts had no chance one to one.

We are really playing! My forces have scattered to take objectives.

Clash of the Generals!

The very last round and EVERY objective is contested! 

The game head to the finish with a threeway (stop sniggering Curis) tie over the objectives, the last blows struck took out my final Hexwraith leaving 2 objectives as contested and 1 objective held by the Stormtonnians giving them the win. The Guerac Throne had been liberated! Curses.