The goal with these pieces was for the Nurgle rot to really stand out and catch the eye, but at the same time for the structures to look essentially like any other ruins depending on the angle.
I love building terrain. Be it turning junk into an orkish fortification or assembling an official kit to create an industrial complex of catwalks and boilers. While I have plenty of unpainted miniatures laying around (who doesn’t) lately I’ve been focusing almost entirely on crafting terrain. Which has led to the strange predicament of running out of things to work on. Thankfully, I have friends with their own piles of plastic and so a friend offered to let me build some for him.
With the leaks of 8th edition floating around everywhere and the release just around the corner, we couldn’t wait to get a game in. I quickly prepped some of my favorite unites and some stuff I never play, while Will prepped a lot of his newest stuff. Curious about the Power Level system, we elected to use it and built our armies at Power Level 60. In effect I think it felt like about 1850 in 7th edition.
It’s been a while since I wrote a batrep, so I kept forgetting to take pictures of the board setup, and I didn’t take notes of exactly what happened.
We played the basic mission and rather than role the objective, we selected Dominion. We also setup on my smallish dining table with a play space of about 3’x4′. We decided to play along long edges, and since my army was slightly lower power level (2 points difference), I was the Underdog and got to choose whether to go first. So, first I went.
Dominion calls for setting up 4 objectives, 2 per player placed in an alternating fashion. These are scored at the end of each player’s turn. We placed them roughly in the corners of the map. Unfortunately, I placed mine in spots that were hard to control for both of us.
I hadn’t looked at the rules for any of his stuff so I really didn’t know what to expect. I figured a mix of light and heavy weapons and some strong melee should serve both as an all takers army, and as a good test of many of the new mechanics. Corbulo and Lemartes should help the Death Company stay alive and hit hard, and the Assault Squad in the Razorback should serve as a good anti armor unit. The Scouts should do their job to kill characters, and the Stormraven can mop up whatever is left.
- Brother Corbulo
- Death Company x10 (Plasma Pistols & Chainswords)
- Assault Squad x5 (4x Plasma Pistols & Chainsword, 1 Eviscerator)
- Razorback (Lascannon, Twin Plasmaguns & Stormbolter)
- Scouts x5 (Sniper Rifles and Camo Cloaks)
- Stormraven (Twin Assaultcannon, Hurrican Bolters, Typhoon Missile Launcher)
Assault Squad embarked on the Razorback, and Lemartes and the Death Company flying around in the air.
Will brought a lot of anti-psyker and heavy armor. The Custodes in particular had me a little worried.
- Inquisitor Grayfax
- Custodial Guard (3x Guardian Spears & Custodes Vexila)
- Sisters of Silence Vigilators
- Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought
- Venerable Land Raider
- Scout Squad x5 (Sniper Rifles and Camo Cloaks)
- Null-maiden Rhino
Custodial Guard embarked on the Land Raider, and the Sisters embarked on the Rhino.
About a year or so ago we had a little modeling competition here among my gaming group and I managed to win a Stompa kit. Which I quickly stashed away with every intention of building, but which just gathered dust. Part of the reason was that I knew I couldn’t just build the base kit, I simply couldn’t get over the fat guy in a muumuu look that he had going on. So I worked on other things as I gathered ideas to make my custom stompa a reality.
The build is finally done, painting him might take awhile, though.
I recently finished a squad of Vanguard Veterans to go with the Shadow Captain I completed a few months ago. Like him they are customized a good bit because I wanted a fairly specific look to them.
Haven’t gotten much painting done recently, but I have been working hard on a battlewagon for my orks. Of course, since it’s me I couldn’t just build the standard kit, especially since it’s roughly the same size as my custom trukks. No, I had to go bigger and badder. So, like many before me, I took inspiration from Mad Max and started designing my own custom war rig. I’ve combined a GW Battlewagon kit and a cheap Revell snap-tite kit, along with lots of pieces from my bits box. I’ve actually used about 90 percent of the cheap kit in this build.
It’s not done yet, still needs a fair bit of dakka and some more arm and spiky bits put on, but I’m really happy with how it has been coming along. It’s a huge beast, 22 inches the front of the cab to the rear bumper of the detachable tanker. Will give me multi use of it as a terrain piece in some games.
Hopefully, I’ll have an update in the next few weeks with painted pictures to share.
Been rather radio silent of late, the downside of being an adult is that real life likes to get in the way of fun stuff like building and painting models. Still I’ve recently gotten a project done that was sitting on the shelf collecting dust for quite a while.
I give you the Mega Dread. Not a clue how effective he’ll be on the table, but he will look amazing towering over all my Boyz.
Since I’ve begun working on a Raven Guard force I decided I needed a good warlord to lead it. The Ravens have Shadow Captains in that position and Games Workshop does offer a single model in fine cast on their site. While Shadow Captain Shrike is fairly cool looking, I deplore fine cast and knew I could do better. Scavenging from my bit box and a few specific parts orders helped me custom build my perfect warlord.
I arrived home today to discover the Shadow Force Solaq boxset waiting at my door. Now if you’ve been following all the rumors and reveals on the various Warhammer news sites you’ve likely already seen a reviews of the boxes contents, but I figured I’d offer up my own unboxing anyway.