Friday, 22 August 2014


  Just a little post today. A quick pic of a recent game of Mordheim where my undead trucked out it out with Captain Crooks' zealot witchhunter band and Dan's elves ( he played an elf faction whose name I can't remember but it wasn't one of the canon ones). Dan's merry band wiped the table with us with a final score of 3 warpstones to 1 each for myself and the Captain.

  The highlight for me was Dan's hunt for the Captain's merchant which according to the other players happens every game. The merchant hid in a building shaking in fright with pretty much half of the Captain's warband being his bodyguards while the rest of the skirmish raged on.
  My guys really need basing - Mordheim has inspired me to repair some poor misbegotten ghouls in my bits box. While inspired by the Captain's loaned dreg which is in actual fact a goblin painted as a humie, I will similarly convert one of my Night Goblins to be a dreg in the same vein.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Mini Oldhammer Day

Yesterday there was a get together to be had and it was goooood. I've been in contact with Captain Crooks from the Oldhammer forum and he invited Count von Bruno also and we got together for a day of Gorkamorka, Heroquest and 2nd edition 40K goodness.

Gorkamorka was a blast. We went in with three gangs with a simple 'grab the scrap scenario'. My guys were all bikers with grots. It was made all the more entertaining by poor Von Bruno's driving - he charged his vehicle at the Captain's only to lose control at the lost moment, leaving his back end exposed to the Captain's flamers. There is a real atmosphere of chaotic fun to the game and I would definitely play again - my grot ended up driving the bike after its driver fell off and landed in the dirt...

Okay - next game we played was Heroquest (and this time I have pictures).

The mechanics were simple, ALL the miniatures were painted and the company was great (couple of extra participants for this one). Probably the most fun I had all day. Above is my friend's elf in a standoff with a little goblin - I can just imagine the Sergio Leone music as the camera flits between their eyes.

  My attention deficit disorder barbarian recklessly opening yet ANOTHER door..

And lastly a badly lit pic of the undead picking on the Count's dwarf while a goblin blocks the rest of the party from saving him...
Last up the Count and I had a small game of 2nd ed 40K - his Squats and Space Wolves versus my Chaos. I like the old lists - Chaos was not specific to marines with a smattering of demons and you could field beastmen (not that I had any..).
The troops march to war...
Trench warfare...
Needless to say I was trounced. My missile launcher did little to dent his space wolves and their returning bolter fire was ruthless leaving one man of the squad cowering behind a building. On the other hand the cultist's fight was rendered ineffectual by the squats' flame thrower as well as the commander's grenade throwing skills - it promptly went off in his own hand taking out a couple of members of his own squad, breaking their morale!

Yep I have done a little bit of painting since my last post. All this Oldhammer influence has induced me to go back to my Chaotic Warhammer fantasy 3rd edition roots. Much browsing of eBay has brought back nostalgia for the chaos thugs. And much to my surprise there were female ones. Well only two, but I am sure other ranges can fill out a jazzy Slaaneshy female chaos thug warband. 

  Here be the first..

Yep lets say the colour combo might hurt the eyes but this Slaanesh after all - this is what she/he/it would approve of!

  'Til next time...

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Doom, Guts and the Undead.

  More grossness for you to enjoy lol.

  First up, a Vampire Counts zombie painted up with Tamiya Red on his intestines - a kind gift from a new painting friend I have made :)


Next up is a Cairn Wraith. Great figure even though it is so simply designed. Shroud is a simple wash of Ogre Flesh or Reikland Flesh (can't remember which) on white followed by Bloodletter Glaze and drybrush with white. A real joy to paint.

Lastly an Imp from the Doom board game. Not the most detailed of figures but pretty good for a board game standard - one day, I will paint all the figures from my board games. One day...

And with the rest of his friends. The spidery things are called Trites. There are four different coloured teams in the game and I plan to paint each with its own corresponding colour. This is the 'red' team.

Until next time! :)