Monday, 11 November 2013

Star Trek Attack wing

I recently got in to attack wing and what can I say, its proving to be a great game that really captures the star trek universe. I am already looking forward to replaying the biggest of battles and hopes are kindled for all kinds of missions and campaigns. The one bad thing about the game is that the ships come prepainted, but have no fear repainting is so incredibly easy. Below are my current ships, the federation and klingon vessels have had full repaints and the romulans being of a better standard to begin with have just had a wash.

next on the agenda is the Defiant and the Kraxon,

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Long time no post.

To put it simply I have been busy. I recently got married and will very soon be on my honeymoon, so good times there; but if your reading this blog I suspect its not for romantic stories. So on to the gaming stuff.

Well what a year, its become known as the year of abandonment, that is abandoning of GW. I had a massive surge of flair for Daemons and also some love for the Eldar release, but since these supplements have become a main strategy for GW I have spat my dummy out for very probably the last time (as far as GW goes anyway). I cannot agree with, nor accept the ridiculous notion of buying an over priced book, to use my over priced book,  to use my over priced models. 

So what have I done about this? I have sold about 50% of my once very sizable GW collection. Armies sold include; Tomb Kings, Lizard men, warriors of chaos, wood elves, high elves, orcs and goblins, bretonians, dark angels, imperial fists, raven guard, necrons, sisters of battle, grey knights, orks and probably some others I forget. 

What have I done with the funds? Well I have branched out quite a bit. I have expanded on flames of war to have a well rounded selection of British forces and also a nice German force. I have taken up Bolt Action (a game I need to get back to playing), also an early start in Malifaux and X wing. But the big winner is certainly with my now dominant system preference of Hordes Warmachine.

As a long time Skorne player, they have increased in size and flexibility, including my first gargantuan (Molly). I have also begun with Retribution of Scyrah, though they are slightly back seated due to stock issues and the manner in which Ive been swapping GW stuff for PP. Then theres the big surge in Cygnar. Ive really fallen for this faction and feel my knowledge base as a gamer is greatly improving with exploring the differences between skorne and cygnar, though Ive still a way to go to be a 'good' player. Any way waffle over, one pic of my cygnar battle box painted. Hopefully more painting developments will soon be in the blog o sphere.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Bolt Action!

Images are all over the place, but who cares, you can still see them. 

There's just over a 1k lists worth here, enough to get me started at the game. Im really quite happy with these, Ive put a bit more effort in than usual and Im pleased with the higher standard. So next Ill be off to the battle field, anyone who is keen to throw down get in touch.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Flames of War - surge of interest 2

A few weeks back I had my first game in a while against Sam and his Gerries, it was a great game, full of 'we havent played in a while' errors, but never the less it led to a massive surge on new interest. So what happened with that interest? Well I finished painting my rifle platoons, their transports, bofors, M10c and much more. The paintwork on these is far from outstanding, though I think I achieved what I set out for in getting that army wide feel when there is a lot to look at.
I have also been knocking up some terrain again, I forgot images, so perhaps they will follow in a short post after this short post.

Other 'big' news, I will be joining many at Hull's Angels (not a strip club :( ) in getting in to Bolt Action; another WW2 game, but this one is 28mm. Ive also had a resurgent interest in battle fleet gothic after what was supposed to be a one last game, anyway I have a chaos fleet to paint now......oops.

Also as far as this blog goes there is a staggering lack of daemons, my major GW crush; so that is something I shall have to remedy.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New warriors of chaos

With the new warriors book out I find myself enthused with interest for the servants of chaos. But oh yes not for the human worshipers, rather the blessed children of chaos instead. But why? well the new warriors book is all well and good, but it didnt fit my old force very well. As a Slaanesh fan I have always had trouble getting the rules to fit the way I see the servants of the pleasure god and going mark of slaanesh for an army as a whole is just hopeless. But those issues aside the biggest issue was the massive rise in points for marauders, the now disgracefully over priced unit I had as my army back bone is a ridiculous points sink. So what to do, I love the marauder horsemen models and my Shaggoth conversion; but I cant keep an army for that. Then I remembered, I made my centigors from marauder horsemen long ago and I always wanted a bigger unit.

So long story short, Im enthusiastic about my beastmen again. First action was to build a Taurox the brass bull model and to convert the horsemen. Taurox has now had his paintjob so here he is.