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Tallarn Leman Russ Battle Tank

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

I haven’t managed to finish up the Shadespire minis. Screwy head and lack of focus made working on them a little difficult. Tanks are easy, though, so I finished up this Leman Russ tank that’s been haunting the edges of may painting desk for far too lo…

Tallarn Leman Russ Battle Tank

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

I haven’t managed to finish up the Shadespire minis. Screwy head and lack of focus made working on them a little difficult. Tanks are easy, though, so I finished up this Leman Russ tank that’s been haunting the edges of may painting desk for far too lo…

Tallarn Scout Sentinel Walker

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I love these little scout sentinel walkers. I think their fun models and the fluff is fun. I have no idea if they’re at all useful in the game.I’m not so sure the rules match the fluff – I mean, they’re supposed to be reconnaissance vehicles – “The eye…

Tallarn Scout Sentinel Walker

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I love these little scout sentinel walkers. I think their fun models and the fluff is fun. I have no idea if they’re at all useful in the game.I’m not so sure the rules match the fluff – I mean, they’re supposed to be reconnaissance vehicles – “The eye…

November 2017 Gaming Roundup

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

We played very few games in November. There were a lot of reasons for this. The two biggest ones were the never-ending renovation kicking into high gear. The first week I was finishing up framing and electrical and preparation for drywall (y’know, in m…

November 2017 Gaming Roundup

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

We played very few games in November. There were a lot of reasons for this. The two biggest ones were the never-ending renovation kicking into high gear. The first week I was finishing up framing and electrical and preparation for drywall (y’know, in m…

Weekend of Painting

Posted on November 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Unfortunately, not the sort of painting we enjoy around here…When the framing and wiring was finally finished up we contacted the guy we’d set up to do the drywalling and from that point on mostly other people were going to be doing the work and the …

Weekend of Painting

Posted on November 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Unfortunately, not the sort of painting we enjoy around here…When the framing and wiring was finally finished up we contacted the guy we’d set up to do the drywalling and from that point on mostly other people were going to be doing the work and the …

First Tallarn Platoon complete

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

Well… assuming I go with 3-squad platoons, the first one is complete. I’ve been back and forth on how to organize them. I have enough figures that I could field a company five full platoons of 3 infantry squads plus assorted special weapon and heavy weapon squads – when I ever get to painting all of them.

This Squad of Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry – miniatures are © and TM of Games workshop, painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission.

The entire force so far… Currently sitting at about Power Level 28 and maybe about 380 points…? I have enough infantry to field FIVE of these platoon. I also have three more Special Weapon squads (Two Melta and another Plasma) and PILES of Heavy Weapon Squads I think four armed with Lascannons and another four armed with Autocannons and two with Heavy Bolters…? To that I should be able to add three squads of Tallarn Roughriders. This should fill out a “Brigade” Detachment – and then some – probably a “Battalion” Detachment (or a second Brigade)??? On top of all that Light Infantry – I’m also planning to add an armoured force of four Leman Rus tanks and a pile of Scout Sentinels, and possibly a Super Heavy tank (or two!?) I don’t know… We’ll see. I should concentrate on painting what I’ve got so far.

In other news

I also painted up these two sample Tau Pathfinders – to try out the colour scheme I was toying with. I’m not sure… It does look better in this photograph I took out in daylight than it did in my basement painting corner. These are for Amanda’s Shadow War: Armageddon Kill Team – when I was describing the factions to her she liked the idea of what I described as “Galactic-Space-Commie-Aliens”. I had five of these I picked up a while back along with a devilfish transport – since she decided to play these I picked up another small batch to fill out a Kill Team of 10 – plus have a few options for weapons.

Oh, I also went back through the blog and tallied up all the stuff I’ve painted and updated the 2017 totals. Looks like I’m in the red so far this year… Hopefully be the end of the year I’ll be slightly ahead… I was a little shocked at how many figures I’d bought this year… I did buy a lot of Great War stuff early in the year – and got ALL of it painted (even though the Vimy Project was kind of killed…). Then on top of that the Bones 3 Kickstarter arrived, and I back two Lead Adventure Kickstarters (Dwarf Gold Fever and Astropolis II) and then I bought TWO large batches of 40K Tallarn minis (those alone totalled over 200 minis..) and I did order a few ECW things in the spring when I was getting a lot of that painted up. Of those 652 28mm foot figures I’ve painted so far this year, 148 of them have been 40K (or other Sci-fi) figures, 236 of them were for the Great War, and 183 were for the English Civil War (there were also 46 fantasy, 23 modern, and 28 post-apocalyptic).

Coming Soon To Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

At the front of the workbench I have the Tallarn Roughriders ready to go next. After that I should probably get a company commander painted and then start in on the next infantry platoon. I do also have a Leman Rus and Scout Sentinel lurking at the back of the workbench that I’ve been occasionally been putting daubs of paint on, but I’m kind of waiting on a couple packages of stowage materials (extra gas cans and kit that I want to have strewn about the vehicles, hanging precariously off every side) before I get too much painted.

Before I get going on too much of that Tallarn stuff (but after I finish the Roughriders) I do have a few other things I’d like to finish up: Shadespire Miniatures and a Skitarii Ranger Kill Team (both for my friend John), some more Tau, and the rest of the Space Hulk Genestealers and Terminators. If I had to guess the order I might do these in I’d say Roughriders, then Shadespire minis, then some Genestealers, then maybe some Tallarn thingie, then maybe some more Genestealers, then the Skitarii Kill Team, then either some more Tallarn or the Tau Kill Team (and maybe the Devilfish, while I’m at it?). I’d like to get this all done by Xmas… (Of course that’s what they said in 1914, isn’t it..?)

First Tallarn Platoon complete

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

Well… assuming I go with 3-squad platoons, the first one is complete. I’ve been back and forth on how to organize them. I have enough figures that I could field a company five full platoons of 3 infantry squads plus assorted special weapon and heavy weapon squads – when I ever get to painting all of them.

This Squad of Astra Militarum Tallarn Infantry – miniatures are © and TM of Games workshop, painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission.

The entire force so far… Currently sitting at about Power Level 28 and maybe about 380 points…? I have enough infantry to field FIVE of these platoon. I also have three more Special Weapon squads (Two Melta and another Plasma) and PILES of Heavy Weapon Squads I think four armed with Lascannons and another four armed with Autocannons and two with Heavy Bolters…? To that I should be able to add three squads of Tallarn Roughriders. This should fill out a “Brigade” Detachment – and then some – probably a “Battalion” Detachment (or a second Brigade)??? On top of all that Light Infantry – I’m also planning to add an armoured force of four Leman Rus tanks and a pile of Scout Sentinels, and possibly a Super Heavy tank (or two!?) I don’t know… We’ll see. I should concentrate on painting what I’ve got so far.

In other news

I also painted up these two sample Tau Pathfinders – to try out the colour scheme I was toying with. I’m not sure… It does look better in this photograph I took out in daylight than it did in my basement painting corner. These are for Amanda’s Shadow War: Armageddon Kill Team – when I was describing the factions to her she liked the idea of what I described as “Galactic-Space-Commie-Aliens”. I had five of these I picked up a while back along with a devilfish transport – since she decided to play these I picked up another small batch to fill out a Kill Team of 10 – plus have a few options for weapons.

Oh, I also went back through the blog and tallied up all the stuff I’ve painted and updated the 2017 totals. Looks like I’m in the red so far this year… Hopefully be the end of the year I’ll be slightly ahead… I was a little shocked at how many figures I’d bought this year… I did buy a lot of Great War stuff early in the year – and got ALL of it painted (even though the Vimy Project was kind of killed…). Then on top of that the Bones 3 Kickstarter arrived, and I back two Lead Adventure Kickstarters (Dwarf Gold Fever and Astropolis II) and then I bought TWO large batches of 40K Tallarn minis (those alone totalled over 200 minis..) and I did order a few ECW things in the spring when I was getting a lot of that painted up. Of those 652 28mm foot figures I’ve painted so far this year, 148 of them have been 40K (or other Sci-fi) figures, 236 of them were for the Great War, and 183 were for the English Civil War (there were also 46 fantasy, 23 modern, and 28 post-apocalyptic).

Coming Soon To Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

At the front of the workbench I have the Tallarn Roughriders ready to go next. After that I should probably get a company commander painted and then start in on the next infantry platoon. I do also have a Leman Rus and Scout Sentinel lurking at the back of the workbench that I’ve been occasionally been putting daubs of paint on, but I’m kind of waiting on a couple packages of stowage materials (extra gas cans and kit that I want to have strewn about the vehicles, hanging precariously off every side) before I get too much painted.

Before I get going on too much of that Tallarn stuff (but after I finish the Roughriders) I do have a few other things I’d like to finish up: Shadespire Miniatures and a Skitarii Ranger Kill Team (both for my friend John), some more Tau, and the rest of the Space Hulk Genestealers and Terminators. If I had to guess the order I might do these in I’d say Roughriders, then Shadespire minis, then some Genestealers, then maybe some Tallarn thingie, then maybe some more Genestealers, then the Skitarii Kill Team, then either some more Tallarn or the Tau Kill Team (and maybe the Devilfish, while I’m at it?). I’d like to get this all done by Xmas… (Of course that’s what they said in 1914, isn’t it..?)

Pan-Dimensional Mercenary, Commissar, and MORE Tallarn.

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

A Few things rolling off my workbench this week. I’ve been sick again and the dizzy spells are back with it – which is a little disconcerting. I haven’t been able to sit for too long and paint, but as I’m sick and not doing much else – I’ve had a fair …

Pan-Dimensional Mercenary, Commissar, and MORE Tallarn.

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

A Few things rolling off my workbench this week. I’ve been sick again and the dizzy spells are back with it – which is a little disconcerting. I haven’t been able to sit for too long and paint, but as I’m sick and not doing much else – I’ve had a fair …

Crashed Aquila Lander and Space Hulk Genestealers

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

Well… I finished off a few items earlier this week that have been hauling my lead/plastic pile for far too long…First up – the crashed Aquila Lander.This is a lovely little bit of terrain from Games Workshop. It came with the boxed set of 40K a few…

Crashed Aquila Lander and Space Hulk Genestealers

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

Well… I finished off a few items earlier this week that have been hauling my lead/plastic pile for far too long…First up – the crashed Aquila Lander.This is a lovely little bit of terrain from Games Workshop. It came with the boxed set of 40K a few…

Cavern Squares

Posted on November 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A little terrain project I’ve been thinking about for years and finally started working on…These are the first three of a series of modular cavern terrain tiles I’ve been working on. (Looks like I need to touch up that black a bit…?).I’ve cut bases…

Cavern Squares

Posted on November 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A little terrain project I’ve been thinking about for years and finally started working on…These are the first three of a series of modular cavern terrain tiles I’ve been working on. (Looks like I need to touch up that black a bit…?).I’ve cut bases…

Second Squad, First Platoon

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I finished up a second Infantry Squad for my Tallarn Desert Raider force.Second Squad, First Platoon.The force grows steadily.In other news, I’ve arranged to trade a bunch of Cadian Imperial Guardsmen to a guy in the local league who has an Ork Battlef…

Second Squad, First Platoon

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I finished up a second Infantry Squad for my Tallarn Desert Raider force.Second Squad, First Platoon.The force grows steadily.In other news, I’ve arranged to trade a bunch of Cadian Imperial Guardsmen to a guy in the local league who has an Ork Battlef…

More Tallarn Arrive

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

So this happened…Yeah, that’s another big lot of Tallarn I found on eBay. I’ve been looking for years and TWO lots show up in the space of about two months that were too good of deals to pass up… My gaming budget for the next year is kind of blown….

October 2017 Boardgames Round-Up

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

After all that boardgame playing in September, we didn’t actually play ANY boardgames in October. Oh, we played games – it’s just that none of them were boardgames!? (okay, there were a few boardgames we played on the 1st of October on the last day of …

More Tallarn Arrive

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

So this happened…Yeah, that’s another big lot of Tallarn I found on eBay. I’ve been looking for years and TWO lots show up in the space of about two months that were too good of deals to pass up… My gaming budget for the next year is kind of blown….

October 2017 Boardgames Round-Up

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

After all that boardgame playing in September, we didn’t actually play ANY boardgames in October. Oh, we played games – it’s just that none of them were boardgames!? (okay, there were a few boardgames we played on the 1st of October on the last day of …

More Tallarn Snipers

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I finished up a second Astra Militarum Special Weapon (Sniper) Squad for my Tallarn forces this week. This was, admittedly, a bit of silly thing to do as not only do I have two other special weapon squads – one of the ones I already have is a sniper sq…

More Tallarn Snipers

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I finished up a second Astra Militarum Special Weapon (Sniper) Squad for my Tallarn forces this week. This was, admittedly, a bit of silly thing to do as not only do I have two other special weapon squads – one of the ones I already have is a sniper sq…

Tallarn Roughrider

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I have a unit of nine Tallarn Roughriders on my painting desk. I started out doing them as a group, but then finished up this one just to see how it would turn out.I decided to do them in black headscarves, like I did with the Command Section, to indic…