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First attempt at Age of Sigmar

Posted on May 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Well I got the General’s handbook and printed out the Compendiums which allowed me to construct a couple of small 500pt(ish) armies based around my WH40k Daemons and ex-WHFB Ogres or Gutbusters as they’re called now.  Played 3 quick games in the e…

Drinking the cool aid with AoS

Posted on May 8th, 2017 under Posted by

Think I’ve gotten over my bitterness with the demise of 8th Ed WHFB… got this today

Making Terrain Boards Part 7: Water Effects

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

I had some success with my foray into terrain boards last year, but I stopped short from finishing them, unsure how to proceed with the water effects the stream required for completion. I got some use out the boards, treating the muddy ditch as an inco…

Another Harlequin Troupe completed… eventually

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Been a busy fortnight painting wise  but one where I’ve jumped back and forth between a number of different projects. The latest thing to be completed is another lot of Harlequin players painted after I realised I didn’t have enough models equippe…

Yncarne Completed

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Well pretty much completed say 98% have some gemstones to finish off and I’m not entirely happy with the way the flames look but other than that she’s all done.

WIP – Eldar Farseer & the Yncarne

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With the Fire Prism finished I’ve started work on my Eldar Jet Bikes/Farseer and of course the Yncarne who I used in a game for the first time yesterday.  The Yncarne is a somewhat tricky model to put together.  I would strongly suggest that …

Eldar Fire Prism Completed

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Now that was an enjoyable model to paint,  might have to buy another one so I can do it again.  Kept it simple with the Harlequin checkerboard pattern on one half and a basic blue on the other.  The blue I applied a basic layer coat too …

Soulburst & Reborn Harlequins make for interesting times

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Had my first game with a Reborn Warhost tonight using a Harlequin dominated detachment.  I was up against a vehicle heavy Imperial Guard army at 1500 points which included a lot of heavy weapons and long range firepower. Harlequin Reborn WarhostFa…

WIP – Eldar Fire Prism

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Painting this guy up to fit in with my Harlequins.  Photos show first 3 stages….Stage 1 – Initial block coloursStage 2 – outlining of hull indentationsStage 3 – edge highlighting of block coloursAiming to get it finished this week.  Blue ha…

WIP – Eldar, Triumvirate of Ynnead & Colditz?

Posted on April 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Been a little bit naughty and have spent up on some new models the last couple of weeks.  Following a fun day out in Kapiti with my Harlequins I’ve decided the Reborn Warhost is something I want to experiment with.  Consequently, last week I …

Crew of the Astropolis

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

I finished up a few more crew members of the good ship Astropolis from the recent Kickstarter. I love these figures: big and chunky and full of character, and I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the next batch in the upcoming Kickstarter sequel.

Cold Wars 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

I managed to get to Cold Wars for a day of wargaming. While only played a few games, I did manage to scope out a number of great tables, chat with gamers and raid the vendor hall. Check out my photo dump:Games at the HostThe Eylau board.Tiny men and ho…

Harlequins invade Kapiti

Posted on March 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Very enjoyable one-day tournament yesterday saw a group of gamers battle for local honors.  12 gamer’s in two teams of 6 with each playing 3 games over the course of the day in a winner take all event.  The range of lists at the event reflect…

Fighters, Lancers and Layabouts

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.Like many of you, I jump from project to project and this week’s entries represent miniatures from three of my current projects.Star Wars ArmadaOne of my goals for the Challe…

Gaming starts again – Harlequins @ 1500pts

Posted on March 14th, 2017 under . Posted by

Been a while, several months in fact, since I did any gaming.  The closure of my local gaming venue and of course the Cricket season meant opportunities were limited.  But it seems there’s been a bit of a growth in numbers recently at my loca…

Blood and Plunder Pirates: Indios y Lanceros

Posted on March 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Just a handful of figures this week as I make the first dent into the Blood and Plunder Kickstarter package I received a few weeks ago.After visiting the fort at St. Augustine and watching the first season of Black Sails, I decided to go with a Spanish…