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Khorne Daemonkin vs. Imperial Guard

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

First game for 4-5 weeks up against a massive pile of Dave’s Imperial Guard armour and Plasma gun infantry.  He had some quite nasty barrage weaponry that threw out an impressive amount of hits each round 40+ most turns, no Psykers though which wa…

Khorne Daemonkin Tournament List & Traitors Hate

Posted on September 21st, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Finally back into gaming after 4 weeks away getting ready for the last 40k event (for me) of the year Warpstorm in October.  Standard 1750pt format with some restrictions that make for interesting army selection choices.  Played with a lot of…

Harlequin Skyweaver complete + WIP Voidweaver

Posted on September 18th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Enjoying painting these guys enough to want to buy more of them not to game with but just to paint. Getting the pattern sorted out took a while but it worked fine in the end.  Cheated a little bit the black lines were done with a fine pen not a br…

Fun times playing Betrayal at Calth

Posted on September 16th, 2016 under , . Posted by

After a few trail runs where my son and I got our heads around the rules we’ve slowly settled into playing BoC.  So far we’ve gone through the first 4 scenarios and had a little go at the last and largest one too.The rules are fairly easy to follo…

Bloodletters completed

Posted on September 13th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Latest unit to be completed 10 Bloodletters, yellow tongues on these guys vs. blue and purple on my other units to help tell them apart.  Very quick paint job just sufficient to get them table top ready so base coat, wash, a light dry brush and th…

Playing Betrayal at Calth

Posted on September 13th, 2016 under . Posted by

Not sure why its taken me this long to have a go at it but I sat down with my Son this afternoon to play the Betrayal at Calth board game.  We got through the first two scenarios and I found it to be a really easy game to pick up (even for a 7 yea…

2nd Harlequin Squad complete & Chaos WIP

Posted on September 13th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Harlequin troops all done.  Really enjoyed painting these guys and might get some more as they’re more appealing than Deathwatch right now.  Also made progress on re-basing & repainting the Chaos stuff I picked up recently.Re-basing work …

WIP – Harlequin squad #2 & Jet Bike

Posted on September 12th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Colours are fun, straight lines are difficult…My table is my palette In other news my lovely wife who has been overseas these last few weeks (still 1 to go) sent me a picture of a few little presents she’s bringing home for me from the UK. &nbsp…

1st Death Masque Harlequins finished

Posted on September 11th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Completed first unit of 5 Harlequins tonight.  Quite enjoyable models to paint once you get used to the whole size issue, figure out what bits are which and try not to duplicate the diamond pattern thats made to look so easy on the GW tutorials.

Product Review: Litchfield Paint Station + More Khorne Daemonkin

Posted on September 8th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Another acquisition from Scott’s Kapiti Hobby Corner with the arrival today of a Litchfield + Fields Ltd Paint Station.  They’re a local company also located in Kapiti and outside of their specialist architectural products they also make hobb…

Kapiti Hobby Corner & Deathwatch WIP

Posted on September 4th, 2016 under Posted by

Not a lot of progress with the painting of my Deathmasque models as I ran out of paint and have been doing nothing lately except mark student assignments; an activity that tends to suck your enthusiasm for most things out of you pretty quickly. However…

On the painting table – lots of WIP

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

After a month or so with nothing to paint I now have a sizeable pile (for me) of models to get through after a few acquisitions over the last week.  Painting delayed though as I’ve run out of undercoat and need to buy a pile of new paints having r…

WIP – Deathmasque box set + some CSM action

Posted on August 20th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Making some progress on my Deathmasque box set.  Started with the Harlequins as I want to get some cork tiles to complete the basing on the Deathwatch before I start assembling them.   Really liking the models in the box the usual GW standard…

Chaos Space Marines @ 2500ps

Posted on August 16th, 2016 under Posted by

My last game of anything for the next few weeks tomorrow night and its going to be a big one (for me anyway) at 2500pts.  Having seen what SM can take at 2500pts I’m a little bit worried as my collection is limited so 2500pts is basically everythi…

Deathwatch is here

Posted on August 16th, 2016 under Posted by

Joy!!!

Social 40k -Tau vs. CSM & that’s a lot of tanks!!!

Posted on August 11th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Some good games going down last night at my local store “The Bad Cave” including another match up between my CSM and Alex’s Tau.  The other guys were all running big lists at 2500pts one of which included 400pts+ of free vehicle upgrades.  I …

Dude wheres my Land Speeder?

Posted on August 10th, 2016 under Posted by

Just found this short story by Black Library author supremo Aaron Dembski Bowden which answers the question “Why does Chaos no longer have any Whirlwinds or Land Speeders when they had them during the heresy?” “Dude, Horus just croaked. What now?”Abadd…

Call to Arms 40k – Day 2 Two

Posted on August 9th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Game 4 vs. Grey Knights (Deon Adamson)Grey Knights vs. CSM and Khorne Daemonkin is a match up that isn’t meant to go well for the forces of order… sorry I mean Chaos.  The scenario only had 4 objectives and was played from short table edge to sh…

Call to Arms 40k – Day One

Posted on August 8th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Game 1 vs. Dark Angels (Jake Easton)Scenario for this match saw a Space Ship crash in the middle of the table.  To win you had to capture it and hold it with more scoring units than your opponent… simple right?  Having seen Jake’s list in a…

Call to Arms 40k – Results & Army Parade

Posted on August 8th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Back from a very enjoyable weekend of gaming at the Wellington Warlords annual convention Call to Arms.  Nearly hit a cow on the Highway on the drive down, didn’t play very well but 40k is still a great game to play.  Cheers to Craig Stewart …

Medieval Flags and Norman Foot

Posted on August 6th, 2016 under , . Posted by

I finished up some Fireforge Norman foot (with the addition of some Norman command figures by Crusader Miniatures to give me three full elements of 16 figures) recently, but couldn’t consider them completely finished until I figured out how to handle t…

Call to Arms 2016 – 40k 1st Round Draw

Posted on July 31st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Continuing a great trend by TO’s the last couple of years the first round draw for CTA has already been released giving everyone some idea of what they’ll face first up this weekend.  The first round match ups for this Saturday are:Deon Adamson (I…

CTA 2016 40k lists released; analysing the CSM

Posted on July 30th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Bigger field than expected for Call to Arms this weekend with 27 competitors overall.  There will be a bye round but luckily a couple of local players have stepped in to have friendly games during those byes so the players involved still get a gam…

X-Wing Regionals: Wellington 2016

Posted on July 24th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Back from my 2nd ever X-Wing regionals event and while it was fun it wasn’t as successful as my first outing.  The field had been cut to 27 due to some competitors getting grounded by airport fog meaning a bye round during the 5-round Swiss compet…

Historicon 2016

Posted on July 19th, 2016 under . Posted by

I hit Historicon again this year and had a blast. Pics after the jump!Zombie ApocalypseI played a number of games. One of my favorites was a crazy zombie apocalypse in Jerusalem, while aliens, space ships, “rebels” and special forces battled it out to …