Thursday, 24 November 2011

From the Vault

From the Vault

Here are just a few selected miniatures from my collection, that have been in cases for a while.

Imperial Beastman Herdmaster

Squat Tech Priest

A light mage (apprentice wizard) i made for Warhammer fantasy roleplay

Chaos Death Guard Space Marines

Chaos Death Guard Space Marines

Chaos Death Guard Space Marine
Lord Gutrot the fallen

Menoth Heirophant

Syntha Pointman

Tom Bombadil
Pointy hat -With feather, bobbing around!!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

My week in Malifaux

My week in.......

This week i have decided to delve into the character driven world of Malifaux
 having looked through the rulebook at the factions, i have chosen to begin with Neverborn and Lilith

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2 : Prep, building and basing.

Lilith, Mother of Monsters

Terror tot nephilim

Lilith's brood

Day two was spent building up the miniatures, the terror tots where a bit fiddly with their small arms.
once all was built i had to build up the bases. Now i didn't just want a sand and gravel bases, and i really liked the Victorian bases from the Malifaux range, so i set forth to make my own. As you can see i made pavings and cobblestones. I also added some flowers to the bases also. The mature nephilim i added a circular drain to its base.
Liliths base was a pre-made base resin (i think) base, that i picked up at the Kirriemuir gaming event Targe. The resin base its all paved stone and i also added a plant to her base, which you can just see in the bottom picture. That's all the progress i could do today as i needed to let the green stuff dry.

Day 3 - Basecoating and painting

Day three began with basecoating, but alas it wasn't to be that easy, a gust of wind blew my spray board out of my hand , breaking most of my miniatures, and I lost a terror tot arm. So once i had repaired the miniatures,then finally managed to basecoat them with chaos black spray paint.

Basecoated miniatures, still needing a watered down coat of black paint.

So what could i do with a missing terror tot arm?
Lucky enough i had a few unpainted Games workshop warhammer wood elf dryads which looked similar to the one i had lost.

so i attached the new arm using the miracle that is Liquid green stuff

I think is is a suitable replacement

The back view with green stuff

With everything fixed and basecoated i began painting. i decided to start off with the three Terror tot nephilim. For painting miniatures i use Games workshop paints.

so i started off with the skin base coat of shadow grey, and their "hair" scab red.
i then highlighted the shadow grey by adding elf flesh to the mix,and adding white for the last few highlights. the hair was highlighted with blood red, and a further lighter highlight of 3/4 blood red 1/4 skull white. Its a subtle highlight, too far and it starts to look pink.

Finished Terror Tot Nephilim

Terror tot nephilim

Day 4 - Painting the Mature Nephilim and Lilith

i started off the day painting the mature nephilim, i started the skin similar to the terror tots except i started a little darker, shadow grey with a little black.
To keep with the theme i kept his goatee beard red.
Mature Nephilim

This took less time that i thought it would take, so i took the plunge and also started to paint Lilith
The colour scheme i went for, was a recreation of the artwork from the cover. Lilith was a joy to paint. I kept her skin tone quite pale and the hair red to match the colouring on the artwork (even the purple and yellow striped tights).

Here is the finished result:

So i now had a completed warband for Malifaux

And now for the gaming .......

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Veteran Gangs - Necromunda

Veteran Gangs
"The grouchy old men of the underhive"

Veteran gangs can be from any house


You have 1000 Guilder credits to spend on recruiting and arming your Veteran gang within the following guidelines.

 Minimum 3 Fighters: A Veteran gang must have at least three models.
Leader: Your Veteran gang must have only one Veteran leader. A standard leader my not be chosen.
Veteran Gangers: You can include as many veteran gangers as you can afford.

Veteran Heavies: A veteran gang can have up to two veteran heavies.

Gangers: No more than half the gang can be made up of gangers.
Juves :  Juves cannot be bought in a veteran gang (but could be obtained, eg :settlement)

Knives: All fighters are assumed to have a knife even if the model doesn’t have one
Veteran Leader = 150 Creds
Veteran Heavy =90 creds
Veteran Ganger = 70 creds
Ganger = 50 Creds

Veteran special rules
Veteran stats profile begins the same as the basic type then each veteran rolls four times on the upgrade chart and once on the injury chart re-rolling results of full recovery, captured and bitter enmity.

Rolls of Dead are treated differently, roll on this chart:

 1-3 - Wanderlust
 4-6 - Underhive catatonia

Wanderlust : At the start of the turn if they are not engaged in close combat roll a d6 On a roll of 1, the model moves its full movement in a random direction indicated by the scatter dice, this model can still fight normally if it is successfully charged in close combat or if it randomly moves into base to base contact with an enemy model.'It can still preform any other actions.

Underhive catatonia: At the start of the turn if they are not engaged in close combat roll a d6, On a roll of 1 the model does nothing. it remains stationary and cannot fight in combat or become pinned. Attackers hit automatically in close combat but still have to roll to wound, with armour saves allowed.

 Initial Experience Points
Juve 0
Ganger 20+1D6

Veteran Ganger 60+1D6
Veteran Heavy 90+1D6
Veteran Leader 90+1D6

  Here are some pictures of my Veteran Gang:

Leader Hackett Jack

Sharp eye Stan

Old Doc

Friday, 11 November 2011

Targe 2011

TARGE 2011  

Saturday 12th November 2011
Kirriemuir Wargames Club proudly presents a public wargames event "TARGE"

And i was there, and here is what happened...........

I forgot my camera!

I was there to give Demonstration games of Urban War by Urban mammoth as i do at these events with help of my friend and viridian player Sion. I had fond memories of last years event, and this year is no different. With thanks to event organiser Dale Smith and a gaming club cancellation, we managed to get a fantastic location just behind RAF Leuchars Great escape game for our 4'x4' urban war table.  After a swift set up we were ready to begin.

This is how the table looked at Skirmish earlier this year.

 It didn't take long before our first demo games of the day, and for a good three hours they didn't stop. which was fine by me, however my voice was beginning to crack.

The forces that i used for the Demo games where

Junkers- grim convict legions

Syntha- human cyborgs and robotic androsynths

VASA- galactic enforcers of law and order

Viridians- traders replying on pure firepower

Both the Junkers and the Viridians a popular choice.

After about 2pm the demo games gradually slowed down but at that point i could hardly speak.
I did manage to have a quick look around at the different tables, picked up a few scenic resin bases from four a miniatures ,who also had a nice new range of Dwarves, including a female trollslayer.

Soon it was time to give prizes for painting, tables and the raffle. some familiar faces and some new faces where on stage to collect.

needless to say i didn't win anything from the raffle.

At the end of the day i was happy at how it all went.
looking forward to next year event.