Next up for Judgement is my 6th Hero, Nephanee:An Elven aggressor with light saber style police batons hehe.The base is not finished as im not sure at this stage how i want them to look on the more high tech heroes, i will get some games in and see where my muse takes me.
June sucks! I've only just finished painting these and they arrived on monday haha:GloomInfernoTwo more neutral monsters painted up, which will allow us to use more of the map scenarios.I played my first full game of 3v3 Pick and Ban on wednesday, great fun loved it! It brings so much to it that we wont be going back now haha
Two more awesome Judgement models completed!Krull the Orc Witch Doctor (Soulgazer) and Istariel the Elf Fire Mage (Aggressor):These complete my initial five strong warband to play 3v3 pick and ban, where you bring 5 models and your opponent will ban one of your models and you then pick 3 of the 4 to use as your warband for the game.
I'm back! Its been a rather busy week so I've not had a chance to pick up a brush before today haha.Next up for me is Doenrakkar, a Minotaur Defender for Judgement, and he will enable me to play a legal 3v3 warband game. He is there to keep my other models safe and to provide another reasonably high damage output threat:I will pick up another couple of models for this after a few games to create a full 3v3 pick and ban force of 5 models.
I have a group of friends who actively play Age of Sigmar and a group who might be looking to take baby steps into playing Age of Sigmar. I was interested, if nothing else but to have a new project to collect and paint and thematic armies collect and paint better than most, but I didn't know how to go about choosing anything. I went through all the galleries of Age of Sigmar armies, and the only things that drew my eye were the giant lizard for the Fyre Slayers, the Elven flying turtle, and the Kharadron Overlords' flying ships.That's when I realized that I wanted to play with big toys.Age of Sigmar has done a pretty good job of balancing how and what centerpieces will exist for each army. Elves get turtles and sea horses, sigmarines get flying bird horse thing, shirtless angry dwarves get a smithy and a lizard thing.Covetous shooting dwarves get flying boats. I crave centerpieces. It's odd to say that because I also crave having lots of models to push around, but centerpiece models draw the eye in
Earlier in the week I ordered the starter box for a game called Judgement, by an Australian company called Gunmeister Games!I was flicking through youtube when a Beasts of War demo for the game came up, I watched it and was intstantly hooked hahaHere are the three models that come in the starter box; Rakkir the Orc Rogue, Bastian the Human Lore Keeper, and Gloom the Shadow Hound (A Neutral Monster on the board).I will be demoing it down the club very soon!
Yeah, it's spelled Judgement in Australian. The company is Australian. Do US 40k players refer to Grey Hunters as Gray Hunters? Well they shouldn't.Anyway, this is one of my favorite reason to play Judgement. Throw minis in a box, even painted ones, and travel to an event. If you're feeling nervous, stuff said box with tissues and bubble wrap.I think I have a grand total of 6-7 games played total now. Cute game. I like trying to figure out who or what the characters represent from other media.
Finished painting Brok a few weeks ago. You can see him here.I didn't realize he was a Dwarf. Yes, it's right there in his model description (Brok "Dwarf Berserker"), but I don't often make time to play Judgement given that if I have the time to play, I'm going to play Warmachine.I was concerned about the large swathes of skin on the model, so I tried to paint some tattoo patterns I found on the Internet. I used a brush marker to trace this wing-like pattern on his chest and back, and then I painted over the brush marker using an off blue color.That turned out to be a mess, so I went over the blue against by adding black lining with the brush marker, so now it's just a little acceptable.With Brok I'm now caught up on my Judgement goal. If I play a game it will be to bring Skye, Brok, Saiyin, Allandir, and someone else I can't think of the name of (I feel bad because the people who post on the Judgement facebook group helped me pick the models with the understanding that Skye had to be in the mix somewhere).I
I swear someday there will be a rhyme and reason to the stuff I decide to work on and not.
Friday was Day 3 for AdeptiCon and it did not go as scheduled for myself. My son went downstairs early for his Batman Miniatures Game tournament and I was heading down an later and I was entered in the X-Wing System Open Qualifier. At the last minute I decided to bail out on the event and continue to check out the vendor hall.I wanted to get in a demo game of Arestia! from Corvus Belli, so one of the founders of Corvus Belli, Carlos game taught me how to play the game. This was the game I was eyeing before coming to AdeptiCon as a quick play game to have done within an hour. I enjoyed the game a lot, so stay tuned next week for some posts about it.When I was done with the vendor hall for the morning, I decided to head upstairs for lunch and a quick break before heading back down with my Guild Ball stuff. If someone was going to ask to play, I might as well get a game in.While watching my friend Josh play a friendly with his Fisherman's Guild, Alex Botts (World's #1 Player) asked
Allandir was my 7th painted Judgement model? I think so.He's got olive green fatigues, explosive arrows tipped in ochre/yellow, and camo striping all over his body. It's a little hokey, but I like the effect overall.
Painted up Neo, I mean Keaneo, I mean Skye, the elf Monk of Judgement. He's a Defender, so he uses his mystical martial arts (and presumably his innate connection with the Mat...er...world around him) to protect those fighting beside him.This model is the reason I bought into Judgement at all. I just hope Keanu doesn't mind that I painted him as a blonde with a greentoned kung fu shrobe (can't call it a shirt, can't call it a robe). Some of my other choices of models to paint are based around having access to Skye.And pity the fool who bans Skye out from me!
These days to get through my piles of unpainted miniatures I try to complete more projects than I prime, which is how I got the concept of the Seal: Prime ratio. Basically, whenever I seal or prime I pretty much have to wait until I have the house to myself so I can run the kitchen vent and air things out that way as I run models into and out of the garage for sprays.My piles of unpainted stuff has been growing and the only way I can think to get a handle on things (aside from buying less) is to try to keep things in packaging as long as possible and not assemble too many things I'm not prepared to paint.This time around I sealed maybe 27 or so models and only primed 19. Even though that's a net gain on paint progress, it's not what I wanted it to be. I got kind of rushed because my Judgement stuff came in.Hopefully this doesn't sink any further progress on my part. I have set up some 20 models to paint on my desk now, and maybe 10-20 more in the basement that will help future ratios. Time will tell if this a
From the Judgement News BlogShrines in the 54mm Judgement game are objectives you control that help generate the game's main action resource: Fate. However, they're adding a twist, and a new model that they can produce, by making character shrines.Basically you control the shrine and you can pay Fate to keep the Earth Elemental on your team. It's slow, though, and paying Fate every turn to keep him while losing the shrine that helped you generate said Fate is going to be a bit of a challenge.I suppose someone could play gutsy and control both shrines. Generate fate at one and turn the other one into Terra. That should be hilarious if anyone is able to capitalize on anything like that.This was kind of a lazy post. I've been holed up all day with illness. Hoping to make more time for hobby tomorrow.
Came home from work to find I had not been burgled. My Judgement minis came. I'd say that means it's time to get off my butt and finish what's already on my table to make room for some sweet 54mm goodness,I'm behind schedule on my "12 months of Judgement" though, a pledge I made when I expected the models sooner than this. A quick glance through the pile tells me that everything I wanted to paint is in there.Looking at the minis in their little baggies is about as far as I've gotten.Time to get off my Case of the Mondays and start.Tomorrow.