Posts Tagged ‘Imperial Guard’

Olivia Headhunter – Oldhammer special

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

Results over manners. That could be the definition of Olivia’s state of mind and practical way of handling missions. Not that any of her employers have had anything to say about it so far.
Olivia is a special character, not only because she’s one of the most fearsome female imperial guard models you’ve seen in a while but because she was the gift model at this year’s BOYL.

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Assorted Stuff: Immortan Drumpf and Imperial Guard

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Finished up a few things over the last week or so…

Immortan Drumpf from HasslefreeMiniatures. If you remember waaaaaaay back in February when I explained the background to our MDRG campaign… I mentioned ultra-right-wing leaders running on xenophobic, populist platforms…? Well… this is HE. And He survived… and is now the leader of an army of nasty killer robots and gun-toting goons.
A few weeks back I mentioned reorganizing my Guaiacan Commandoes? I realized I had just about enough for a Battle Forged BRIGADE of Imperial Guardsmen… I just needed a few more Fast Attack elements. 
I’ve had a sentinel squadron, sitting, unassembled, on the shelf for some time. I had been thinking not too long ago about converting the pilots to look like Tallarn Desert Raiders and loading up the sentinels with spare cans of Promethium and ammo and bags and stuff – so they’d look reminiscent of WW2 SAS desert raider jeeps. But I realized the ones I have had the camo tops that the new ones don’t, and that the new ones come with weapons that would probably be more appropriate for desert raiders (las canons, etc. – longer range weapons that the Heavy Flamer and Multi-Laser options that come with the kits I have). 
So I decided to build them up as Jungle Fighter Sentinels for my Guaiacan Commandoes.

But first, I also painted up a few more old school metal ratling snipers for the force…

Five new Ratling snipers from Games Workshop.

I now have a squad of TEN of them!

The first of the three new sentinels I’m working on.

Same model different angle. I did still try to add some extra kit to the new sentinels.

More of the same.

Close up – hoping you might be able to see the driver in there.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

More of the RPGaDay questions… or not… I don’t know… They’re not getting as much of a response here as they are on my facebook group, so…

Assorted Stuff: Immortan Drumpf and Imperial Guard

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Finished up a few things over the last week or so…

Immortan Drumpf from HasslefreeMiniatures. If you remember waaaaaaay back in February when I explained the background to our MDRG campaign… I mentioned ultra-right-wing leaders running on xenophobic, populist platforms…? Well… this is HE. And He survived… and is now the leader of an army of nasty killer robots and gun-toting goons.
A few weeks back I mentioned reorganizing my Guaiacan Commandoes? I realized I had just about enough for a Battle Forged BRIGADE of Imperial Guardsmen… I just needed a few more Fast Attack elements. 
I’ve had a sentinel squadron, sitting, unassembled, on the shelf for some time. I had been thinking not too long ago about converting the pilots to look like Tallarn Desert Raiders and loading up the sentinels with spare cans of Promethium and ammo and bags and stuff – so they’d look reminiscent of WW2 SAS desert raider jeeps. But I realized the ones I have had the camo tops that the new ones don’t, and that the new ones come with weapons that would probably be more appropriate for desert raiders (las canons, etc. – longer range weapons that the Heavy Flamer and Multi-Laser options that come with the kits I have). 
So I decided to build them up as Jungle Fighter Sentinels for my Guaiacan Commandoes.

But first, I also painted up a few more old school metal ratling snipers for the force…

Five new Ratling snipers from Games Workshop.

I now have a squad of TEN of them!

The first of the three new sentinels I’m working on.

Same model different angle. I did still try to add some extra kit to the new sentinels.

More of the same.

Close up – hoping you might be able to see the driver in there.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

More of the RPGaDay questions… or not… I don’t know… They’re not getting as much of a response here as they are on my facebook group, so…

REORG!

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

I played 40K back in the day.Like, I owned the original Warhammer 40000 Rogue Trader book.(and STILL kick myself for getting rid of it!?).I had a lot of fun with it. But I had stopped playing by the time 2nd edition came out. I didn’t play again until …

REORG!

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

I played 40K back in the day.Like, I owned the original Warhammer 40000 Rogue Trader book.(and STILL kick myself for getting rid of it!?).I had a lot of fun with it. But I had stopped playing by the time 2nd edition came out. I didn’t play again until …

Battle Report – Warhammer 40,000 – Blood Ravens vs. Astra Militarum

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

Epic Armageddon Sentinels

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I painted these two units of Sentinels up ready for the games of Epic i just played at TABSCon i only really only had about a week to get them ready, so i was not going to go all out on the paint job. Saying that i still wanted them to look nice. …

Epic Armageddon Sentinels

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I painted these two units of Sentinels up ready for the games of Epic i just played at TABSCon i only really only had about a week to get them ready, so i was not going to go all out on the paint job. Saying that i still wanted them to look nice. …

Odd and Sundry Bits

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

Below is a collection of an assortment of odd and sundry bits that have been haunting the periphery of my work area for some time, partially painted, that I’ve recently –  over the last month – finished off… but didn’t feel any one group necessitated a post all of their own… or maybe they all could have, but I was feeling lazy…?
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Two English Civil War cavalrymen. One, on the left, is from Old Glory the other, on the right, is from Perry Miniatures.

The two finish up a unit of heavy cavalry for The Pikeman’s Lament.

An English Civil War musketeer casualty from Perry Miniatures. You can’t see it, because it’s hidden by the grass, but he’s sitting on his musket.

A Teutonic Knight Casualty from Gripping Beast. The beginnings of a Teutonic Knight retinue for Lion Rampant. I have two units of Mounted Men-at-Arms and an assortment of pilgrims and clergymen and a bunch of cavalry to paint up for the force. Well… some of the clergy are already painted… I’m not sure what I was thinking when I decided to pick up the knights… seemed like a good idea at the time…? I’ll probably need to pick up some Mounted Sergeants and some more foot for the force at some point… maybe when I actually get some of the other units finished!!

First two of the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter, which arrived a couple weeks ago, that I’ve “painted”. There wasn’t much painted involved – other than the base.

The Wizard I actually have a not-so-translucent version of – so I can make him “invisible”.

I’m not sure why I ended up with the invisible/translucent dude with the hammer…?

Three Lead Adventure Miniaturespost-apocalyptic survivors.

Two more post-apocalyptic KGB from Lead Adventure Miniatures. I finished the others from this set back in February

One of the figures from the Psi-Paladins and Techno-Barbarians Kickstarter for Mutants and Death Ray Guns.

A Grenadier Guards Officer from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Three female police constables also from from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath from Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter. I got all the big mythos creatures out of this set. Painted up this guy as an adventure I’m prepping to kick off a Cthulhu Invictus campaign involves a Dark Young…

With the wizard for scale – he’s pretty damned big! Shub0niggurath herself and Dagon are even HUGER?!

A terribly out of focus shot of three Grymm sniper specialists from Hasslefree Miniatures. Their camouflage was so good the camera could just not recognize what to focus on…

Are the Grymm supposed to be like Space Dwarves…? I think so. But given that hasslefree minis are on the slightish side, I though they might fit in with one of my units of Imperial Guard Ratling snipers.

Unit of Ratling snipers. They’re still on the slight side… maybe female Ratlings are smaller and have tinier heads than the males of their species…? I probably should have converted their boots into big feet to match up with the GW guys a bit better… ah well…
That’s it for me for now. Need to do some planning this week and figure out what I’m going to work on in the coming months…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:


Game Plan 2017: What’s Next…?

Odd and Sundry Bits

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

Below is a collection of an assortment of odd and sundry bits that have been haunting the periphery of my work area for some time, partially painted, that I’ve recently –  over the last month – finished off… but didn’t feel any one group necessitated a post all of their own… or maybe they all could have, but I was feeling lazy…?
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Two English Civil War cavalrymen. One, on the left, is from Old Glory the other, on the right, is from Perry Miniatures.

The two finish up a unit of heavy cavalry for The Pikeman’s Lament.

An English Civil War musketeer casualty from Perry Miniatures. You can’t see it, because it’s hidden by the grass, but he’s sitting on his musket.

A Teutonic Knight Casualty from Gripping Beast. The beginnings of a Teutonic Knight retinue for Lion Rampant. I have two units of Mounted Men-at-Arms and an assortment of pilgrims and clergymen and a bunch of cavalry to paint up for the force. Well… some of the clergy are already painted… I’m not sure what I was thinking when I decided to pick up the knights… seemed like a good idea at the time…? I’ll probably need to pick up some Mounted Sergeants and some more foot for the force at some point… maybe when I actually get some of the other units finished!!

First two of the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter, which arrived a couple weeks ago, that I’ve “painted”. There wasn’t much painted involved – other than the base.

The Wizard I actually have a not-so-translucent version of – so I can make him “invisible”.

I’m not sure why I ended up with the invisible/translucent dude with the hammer…?

Three Lead Adventure Miniaturespost-apocalyptic survivors.

Two more post-apocalyptic KGB from Lead Adventure Miniatures. I finished the others from this set back in February

One of the figures from the Psi-Paladins and Techno-Barbarians Kickstarter for Mutants and Death Ray Guns.

A Grenadier Guards Officer from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Three female police constables also from from Miniature Figurines Winter of ’79 range.

Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath from Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter. I got all the big mythos creatures out of this set. Painted up this guy as an adventure I’m prepping to kick off a Cthulhu Invictus campaign involves a Dark Young…

With the wizard for scale – he’s pretty damned big! Shub0niggurath herself and Dagon are even HUGER?!

A terribly out of focus shot of three Grymm sniper specialists from Hasslefree Miniatures. Their camouflage was so good the camera could just not recognize what to focus on…

Are the Grymm supposed to be like Space Dwarves…? I think so. But given that hasslefree minis are on the slightish side, I though they might fit in with one of my units of Imperial Guard Ratling snipers.

Unit of Ratling snipers. They’re still on the slight side… maybe female Ratlings are smaller and have tinier heads than the males of their species…? I probably should have converted their boots into big feet to match up with the GW guys a bit better… ah well…
That’s it for me for now. Need to do some planning this week and figure out what I’m going to work on in the coming months…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:


Game Plan 2017: What’s Next…?

Blast from the past

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Next up on the painting board are these (and some unpictured friends). A bit of a blast from the past!

Blast from the past

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Next up on the painting board are these (and some unpictured friends). A bit of a blast from the past!

Manual Labour

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have had these two for some time now and I thought they had earned a bit of paint. I tried to spread a few spot colours around but still get the same dirty, muddy look the rest of my IG has.

Manual Labour

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have had these two for some time now and I thought they had earned a bit of paint. I tried to spread a few spot colours around but still get the same dirty, muddy look the rest of my IG has.

10 of the Biggest Winners of 8th Edition

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Yesterday Discordian and I covered some of the units that find themselves somewhat diminished at the start of 8th edition. Today though we improve our attitude and cover the stuff on the up and up. These all aren’t necessarily AMAZING, but they are thi…

10 of the Biggest Winners of 8th Edition

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Yesterday Discordian and I covered some of the units that find themselves somewhat diminished at the start of 8th edition. Today though we improve our attitude and cover the stuff on the up and up. These all aren’t necessarily AMAZING, but they are thi…

Attilan Rough Riders

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

2 squads of Attilan Rough RidersPainted some time ago, I have another squad base coated with the Lieutenant and Standard Bearer, which will get finished one day….Cheers

Attilan Rough Riders

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

2 squads of Attilan Rough RidersPainted some time ago, I have another squad base coated with the Lieutenant and Standard Bearer, which will get finished one day….Cheers

Command Models

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

I dug out some of old models that I painted up ohhhh…. too many years ago… that served as the command for my Imperial Guard. Alongside these I have painted up one of the minis I got for Christmas from my lovely wife (I just do not how she knows exa…

Command Models

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

I dug out some of old models that I painted up ohhhh…. too many years ago… that served as the command for my Imperial Guard. Alongside these I have painted up one of the minis I got for Christmas from my lovely wife (I just do not how she knows exa…

Objective Secured

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

So for a while now I have been thinking about putting together some objective markers that can double up as pieces for terrain, scenary and diorama. I have managed to paint up my little arms cache I made from spare bits.

For something cobbled together out of literally spare bits I am happy with it. I now intend to keep this up on a regular basis and put together more bits that kind of tell the story. For a long while I have looked at doing some sort of supply drop or airborne drop.

Now that the latest 40k stuff is out I am drooling over their set of objective markers. Money is always tight so spending £20 is a big ask but maybe, just maybe, it might go on a gift list somewhere.

Objective Secured

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

So for a while now I have been thinking about putting together some objective markers that can double up as pieces for terrain, scenary and diorama. I have managed to paint up my little arms cache I made from spare bits.

For something cobbled together out of literally spare bits I am happy with it. I now intend to keep this up on a regular basis and put together more bits that kind of tell the story. For a long while I have looked at doing some sort of supply drop or airborne drop.

Now that the latest 40k stuff is out I am drooling over their set of objective markers. Money is always tight so spending £20 is a big ask but maybe, just maybe, it might go on a gift list somewhere.