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WIP – Painting a High Elf Dragon

Posted on August 28th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Picking this guy up for $5 at Call to Arms was a nice bonus for me from that and I’ve been looking forward a lot to painting him up.  Still have to figure out how to sit a rider on top but green stuffing and sculpting the missing bit shouldn’t be …

WHFB why do you play: For fun or for tournaments & points?

Posted on August 25th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

(Couple of minor tweaks to original post following a thoughtful reader comment just to clarify more what I was talking about – changes in red)One blog I like to read regularly is Herman van Kradenburg’s Trouble in the Border Provinces.  A fellow N…

Day 2 @ CtA – Ogres capture 10th Place

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Call to Arms Day 2 and time to get some decent results to push myself up the leader board.  After Day 1′s opening round loss to Joel I needed to win both games on the final day to snag a Top 10 finish. The fourth round draw was emailed out the nig…

When is a proxy for a Warhammer model "extracting the urine"????

Posted on August 21st, 2014 under , . Posted by

Very interesting thread up on the Warhammer Forum about the use of proxies at the ETC in Serbia this year.  To be honest I was surprised and somewhat shocked at the examples shown in that thread.  My assumption was that the ETC was THE top ev…

Ogres at Call to Arms – Day 1

Posted on August 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Back from another enjoyable Call to Arms event in Wellington where my Ogres put on a reasonably good show finishing 10th continuing my good run of form in recent events.  My local club mates also had an exceedingly good weekend the best by our clu…

Zvezda Soviet Armor

Posted on August 19th, 2014 under , . Posted by

In preparation for painting my “All Quiet on the Martian Front” steam tanks, I pulled a stack of Zvezda 15mm soviet armor from my lead pile to practice on. Assembling  the tanks was a piece of cake (the trucks were a bit trickier) but it was the p…

I painted some panzers

Posted on August 14th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

In preparation for tackling the steam tanks from the All Quiet on the Martian Front starter set I picked up at Historicon, I decided to get some practice on half a dozen Zvezda tanks from my lead pile. Only problem? I’ve only painted one or two tanks e…

Ogre Kingdoms display board & tournament army all ready

Posted on August 11th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

My Ogre Kingdoms army is now all set for Call to Arms this coming weekend.  To finish them off I’ve sanded, flocked and grass tufted my armies movement trays.  I’ve always struggled when it comes to flocking my movement trays but I really wan…

Ogre Kingdoms Display Board extras

Posted on August 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

With Call to Arms coming up next weekend I’ve been spending a lot of time finishing of my Ogres ready for the event.  This has included painting 20 Gnoblars, 2 Mournfang and tidying up my Ogre movement trays.  Also decided to make a couple of…

1st Roman Praetorian complete(ish)

Posted on August 7th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Took a little break from painting Ogres to have a go at completing one of my 1:72 Warlord Games Praetorian guard figures.  Assembling them was easy and enjoyable, the figures look great with nice clean mould lines and strong detailing, only the Pi…

Forgeworld new release Gal Vorbak

Posted on August 6th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

If your a fan of the Horus Heresy series and in particular the fantastic work of Aaron-Dembski Bowden by far the best author in the series then you will, like me, be a huge fan of the Word Bearers the only Astartes to hold to the true faith. [Skip the …

Knobby Gnoblars & WIP Mournfang

Posted on August 3rd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Submitted my Ogre Kingdoms list to Mike for Call to Arms next fortnight.  Going with the fluffy list I took against Jeff’s Flying Boobies Dark Elf list last week but with a couple of minor variations.To get the army ready I needed to finish painti…

SAGA Rematch!

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 under . Posted by

I couldn’t let the shame of Earl Pusskin’s defeat stand, so once more my Normans took the field reclaim their honor against my wife’s Viking warband. All the bloody details and pics after the jump.We let our son set up the the terrain for the game as a…

Fluffy Boobies: Ogres vs. Dark Elves

Posted on July 31st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Nice fluffy friendly game vs. Jeff’s Dark Elf Booby list on Tuesday with my fluffy Ogre list for Call to Arms next fortnight.  Despite all my painting efforts with Dwarfs I have submitted my Ogre list for this event so whats on the table in the pi…

WIP – AoW Dwarf Slayers: nearly there

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Making progress on my Slayer horde.  Slowed up by my lack of Ogyrn Flesh wash but rectified that yesterday so back on track again.   The 7 with the brown edgedbases are 90% done just need some highlights and grass tufts. Think I have my list …

SAGA! Our first game

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under . Posted by

I finally got SAGA onto the table this weekend, after having only played a few games at HGMS conventions over the years. Our Vikings and Normans mix it up after the jump.My wife an I played a brief game to get a handle on the rules, and then played a f…

Veni Vidi Vici – The Romans are coming

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 under Posted by

I’ve always been a history buff. Two periods in particular fascinate me the Punic Wars and Caesars campaigns in Gaul.  Consequently I’ve always wanted to paint up some Roman minis.  Evan from my local club kindly gave me a box of 1:72 scale R…

Trials & tribulations of limited comp – Dwarfs or Ogres for CTA

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Call to Arms lists are due in a fortnight from now and like most Dwarf players I am struggling to get my head around the restrictions the minimal comp has imposed on us.  The key limitations are:500pt max unit size.Max 4 template weapons, spells n…

Panzershrek WHFB Army Parade

Posted on July 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Almost forgot to post these but I managed to get photos of some but not all of the armies that were at Panzershrek this month.  Unfortunately I didn’t get all of them.  But I hope these are enough to wet your appetiteMineSome of Sam Whitt’s m…

WIP – AoW Dwarf Slayers

Posted on July 20th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Painting, painting, painting Slayers are starting to take shape although the small faces are causing me problems as my brush supply is rather limited right now.  Still aiming to have these guys ready for Call to Arms but in the last couple of days…

Historicon 2014, Saturday

Posted on July 20th, 2014 under . Posted by

Last day of Historicon for me. Managed to play two games and check out a bunch of others. Also, have you guys heard of “All Quiet on the Martian Front”? You need to know about “All Quiet on the Martian Front”. Jumbled thoughts and pics after the jump.A…

Historicon 2014, Friday

Posted on July 19th, 2014 under . Posted by

Lots more action on Friday. Pics after the jump.Vendor DemosMy six year old son wanted to play games, but I didn’t think he could handle a four hour session, so we hit the demo games in vendor area instead. It was still pretty quiet and several vendors…

Historicon 2014, Thursday

Posted on July 18th, 2014 under . Posted by

I’ve made it to Historicon again this year, and despite a late start I managed to see a ton of great games, made a pass through the vendor hall and played a real nail biter. I also noticed a lot more British accents this year. Not sure if the con is at…

Panzershrek XIII – Day 2 Dwarves vs. Ogres, Empire & Druchi

Posted on July 18th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

3 games today not the usual 2 so a great bonus as sometimes 5 games in a weekend just isn’t enough. After my terrible Day 1 with only 14 points earned out of a maximum 60 I really needed to turn things around.  My main goal tournament wise this ye…

Panzershrek XIII – Day 1 Report

Posted on July 17th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Game 1 vs. Skaven (Pete Dunn)Not the ideal match up for me particularly in the first round.  Pete’s list as always was incredibly fluffy and full of the niceness that is Skaven.  Having army wide hatred was nice as was getting the first turn …