Saturday, 25 October 2014

The Goliaths are coming!

The last few weeks have been chaotic with preparations for my girlfriend leaving the country and so the miniature painting front has been a bit slow. Now that's all done I will have a lot more time on my hands and so expect to see a lot more from me on this blog.
  Next weekend is BYOL III (Bring Your Own Lead) Australia  (as I like to call it) where I'll be duking it out with Captain Crooks and Count von Bruno in games of Necromunda and 2nd edition 40K. And so I need a Necromunda gang! Goliaths being my mob of choice...

These are just work in progress shots and I now have six days including today to finish them!

Along with Escher, Goliaths are my fave Necromunda gang in terms of how they look. I think it is the physical brutality of the guys. They look as if they would just headbutt a wall for fun if they were bored. As well as this they also have a very Mad Max vibe to them.

  The plastic goliaths and the metal juve were acquired by eBay while the rest of the minis are the Catachan command squad acquired from my local friendly game store. They look good standing against each other even if the Catachans are skinnier than the plastic Goliaths but they ooze personality even for plastic. I particularly like the leader (the guy with the chainsword and bolt pistol) - he looks so smug.

To base them I have used broken up dead coral as well as chopped up empire bits - artillery weapons, banner poles and even part of a pistol.

Will keep you posted as they progress... :)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Many hands make light work...

Just a funny picture of my zombie's attempts to mug Crooks' mutant during our most recent Mordheim game. She has more hands than there are zombies. The mini is Deschala I believe...

Monday, 13 October 2014

Found: Wayward Heroquest Skeleton at Medieval Fair

Sorry I have been a bit AWOL from the blog recently. I have plenty of exciting stuff coming up soon what with the promise of a game of Necromunda at our next meet - yay! This has meant plenty of researching colour schemes for my goliath gang as well as realising I don't have appropriate minis for heavies or my leader. Much pondering and I have realised I will just have to cobble some together from the Catachan command boxed set - even if this gives me a perfectly valid reason to break my oath not buy any more minis *whistles*

I already have a juve almost painted up and a pic will be on its way once I have made my lightbox...

As well as this I finished off my Chaos Marine Sorcerer and started painting my greenstuffed skeleton pirates.

Speaking of skeletons check out my wonderful girlfriend's purchase for me at a medieval fair! Can't think of anywhere more appropriate to find this little guy....

(PS. In case you are wondering that is not my girlfriend in the picture but a friend of hers who found the smelly)

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Blighted Crusade : Black Legionnaires and the Devotees of Effluence

  I just had a very enjoyable Saturday playing games from Games Workshop's yesteryear with some of the guys from the Oldhammer forum among others, namely Captain Crooks and Count von Bruno. After a game of Gorkamorka, we had a 2000 point battle of 2nd edition 40K with a Squats-Blood Angels alliance (Crooks and Bruno) versus the evil forces of Orks-Chaos (Bruno's bro and myself). Count von Bruno's provided most of the forces with my Nurgle Chaos Space Marine army making up most of the Chaos Space Marine side with Bruno's Black Legion guys.

  Here is the unholy force all lined up together, courtesy of the Count's bro's camera:

It was quite a sight to see Bruno's forces out in full. I love his style and it has inspired me to go brighter myself as can be seen in the newly painted Sorcerer.

 Bruno's blog is here -

 Even though he is not finished (he needs highlighting), I think the style is quite striking. This guy I feel is the true leader of my force even though I have a Chaos Lord Teminator too who has fought once, the latter has only served to be split open by a Space Wolf Dread while in previous battles this guy has taken out a Tau Commander and demolished an Ork unit by himself.

  Yesterday's battle was a defeat for us but still a riot to play. Chaos started to get demolished by the Squat heavy weapons who wiped out my cultists and a Chaos Hero prompting my ill equipped marines to hide in the ruins and hop up the board courtesy of the 'Gate' psychic power. Psychic powers played a large part in the game - my Plague Wind finishing off a Squat unit while a second attempt was reflected onto the Black Legion commander turning him into a Plague Bearer. Meanwhile Crook's Ancestor Lord mind controlled a marine to send a missile the Sorcerer's Way! Bruno and Crooks made a valiant effort and stole the game managing to pepper the Orks enough to stop them climbing the stairs up to the objective while we failed to destroy enough Imperials to bolster our Victory Points.

  Great fun to be had and I look forward to vengeance/a rematch (as well as the opportunity to play a Gorkamorka game steal back my captured Spanner!).