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Hobby Progress: Prophets of Bark and the Spooky Bunch, Part 3

Hello.Recently I went to NOVA 2018. And I used it as motivation to complete an army I've been working on for quite some time.This Army.This whole army started because I liked Mandrakes. So everything is themed around that, so stayed with spooky things.AOS Tree Revenants as Wracks & HaemonculusArchonAs a add-on I wanted to use some Silent Shroud Harlequins, because you know scary stuff.Had a few Razorwings laying around Sticks out for now, but I plan to replace it with the next High Elf Skycutter I seeOne of the last things I worked on was finishing my Skyweavers, but not the 6 actual ones I already had partially painted.These GuysThe very last thing I worked on was a small Eldar detachment for much larger NOVA events.Deer-LocksWraith-seer was a old Project, but I gave him some blue to help him fit inI'm not sure where I'll go from here with this army. It filled out pretty nicely, and I've done pretty good of exhausting GWs mandrake-like and bird selection. But maybe one day GW will revisit

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Arena Rex: Pits Terrain

As I mentioned yesterday in my post about the Barrels I painted, my 3D printed Pits had arrived.  I had found them on eBay for a reasonable price being sold by Horizon Creations 3D.  I was not sure if I would be able to get to them before leaving for the NOVA Open, but yesterday I sat down and I was able to get them completed.  The actual square pit is a little smaller than the card board version from the Starter Sets, but not by much.  When playing with these Pits, we are only going to actually count the Pit itself and not the sand base that it is on.A Pit is considered a Lethal Hazard: If any part of a model's base touches a Lethal Hazard, that model is defeated.  Mark any remaining vitality boxes and resolve their effects (if any).  Then remove the model from play.  Any additional successes after a model is pushed into a Lethal Hazard are lost. Sand glued to the bases. Spikes primed. Gates primed. Pits primed and base-coated. Pits lightly dry-brus

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Arena Rex: Barrel Terrain

Last week I ordered some terrain Pits for Arena Rex from Horizon Creations 3D.  The Pits came in the other day, and packaged with them was a set of 3 barrels.  Right away I thought I would glue these onto a 40mm base and they can be used as another Hazard in the game.  Unfortunately, I was painting them so fast that I forgot to take any pictures during the progress.Here is the finished product:Painting Points: 2The Pits themselves more than likely will not get to my painting table until I return back from NOVA Open.

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Arena Rex: Fire Terrain

Doubling up today on my Arena Rex terrain posts.  Earlier today I posted about the Columns I finished for the arena, now I also have some Fire Hazards to post.Fire considered a Wounding Hazard: The first time during each attack a model is pushed into base contact with a wounding hazard, it suffers 3 damage.  This damages ignores ARM.  A Wounding Hazard is considered a hazard.I thought about just using some Fire rings (which I still may in the future), but I had these Litko fire tokens just sitting in my drawer (from years ago when I used I used them for Lord of the Rings) so I thought I would take them and glue them up on a 40mm base.Litko tokens40mm bases are painted with base colorNext they are drybrushed with two colors of sandA little red to make them look “red hot”Tokens are glued to basesQuick and simple and it add a some Fire Hazards to the arena. Painting Points: 4

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Arena Rex: Column Terrain

It was time to get back to work on adding some terrain to our arena for Arena Rex.  We have been using the card board Pits that come with the Starter Sets, along with the new Spikes that I had worked on last week, now it was time to add some of the trademark Columns to the arena.Columns are a Hazard: The first time during each attack a model is pushed into base contact with a hazard it gains fatigue. Before starting on this project, I knew exactly what I had wanted to use for my Columns.  Years and years ago I helped my middle son with a volcano school project.  Since at that time I had worked on a lot of Warhammer Fantasy terrain, I had the tools to help him with his project.  Instead of just a basic volcano, we modeled ours after Mount Vesuvius near Pompeii, so of course we had to have some columns in the area.These are the same Columns I was planning on using for Arena Rex and they are called “Wilton 5in Grecian Pillars”.  They can be purchased at your local Michael’s sto

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Play or Game?

In a fit of heat induced, summer madness I posted what follows on The Wargames Website (TWW).  I asked do you: Play games because you are old enough to have been taught that game is mainly a noun or an adjective not a verb? Game because you also play, ...

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