One of my oldest and favouritest gaming pals dropped me a line on Thursday or Friday and said he'd be in town on Saturday and wondered if I'd be able to play a game! All plans were cleared away as this was a moment I'd been looking forward to for, literally, a decade or more!I met Woody over thirty years ago when he took over management of The Wizard'd Corner - Saskatoon's first gaming store. He is actually responsible for my introduction to the world of Warhammer - through Warhammer Fantasy Battle - and got me seriously collecting and painting miniatures for massed battles. Oh, I had had miniature figurines before that, but they were mostly for role-playing. I'd actually also owned AD&D's Battlesystem - but had only ever played it once or twice - with counters...He had planned to run a campaign for Warhammer Fantasy Battle - each of us involved bought a huge sheet of hexagonal grid paper - I feel like it was 20"x24" with 3/4" hexes...? We were all to draw our own starting lands on that and the idea was a
Legio Amare Feles
++[exloaded from] Ilyan Curtis, First princeps Legio Amare Feles, (101000101011101, code compression ghe) [supplementary data modules collated, Stream 5] [begins]The fleet stands ready at Xoxigar Secondus. The call of the Warmaster has been heard. The enemy has chosen to make it's stand on Malice. The situation is in extremis. The engines will walk.++I've finished up Leonem Caeruleum - my Reaver Battle Titan - with less than a week to go before the Battle of the Apocalypse - Armageddon Event!The model is an old Armourcast Reaver Titan.Though, from the packaging, this one actually says it was made by Forge World? Perhaps when Forge World started up they took over all the old Armourcast moulds...?Sticking with the "Cat" theme I tried to make this one look a little like a Lion - with a stylized mane on the carapace.Leonem Caeruleum joins it's mates in the Eritque Arcus Maniple; Tigris Viridi and Pardus Purpura.With a Shadowsword Super Heavy Tank, three Leman Russ tanks, a Sentinel, five
So I kind of did this thing again...Um... yeah...So the Eritque Arcus Maniple now has a Reaver Titan - or it will, when it ever gets here!This means I'll be able to field a full Super Heavy Detachment with an Adeptus Titanicus faction keyword... of course that detachment is going to be 270 Power Level - or 8000 points - about the size of FOUR tournament armies combined!?Go Big or Go Home, right?Now what colour and pattern to paint it with...? I was thinking a bright turquoise blue. But what pattern? I don't want to do Cheetah spots - If I was going to do cheetah spots, I should have done it on one of the smaller Warhound Titans. Jaguar? How different is that from a Leopard? I was thinking "lion" at one point, but then there'd really be no patterning - unless I did something to make it look like it had a mane?Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog: Probably NOT the REaver Titan.. It'll probably be a week or two before it shows up.I should get those Mice and Mystics minis done...(hate that "S"
A second, old Armorcast Warhound Titan arrived in the mail for me a week and a half ago. It's really all I've been working on since. By this past weekend I thought I'd settled on colours and had most of the green and purple painted...Then I decided the green was too dark after all...Not nearly enough contrast -and looked positively dull next to Pardus Purpura...And so I started again with MORE test bits and settled on a lighter colourAnd started all over again... mostly...I have to say I'm much happier with the lighter colour now.So this is Tigris Viridi. Commanded by Princeps Mozzer. The crew is rounded out by two Moderati; Moderati Joyce (Steersman) and Moderati Marr (Sensors, Communications, Weapons) and two Tech Priests Ro-Urk350 and Pom-Fret681.Tigris Viridi joins it's partner, Pardus Purpura in the Eritque Arcus Maniple of Legio Amare Feles.Pardus Purpura is commanded by Princeps Smythe. The crew is rounded out by two Moderati; Moderati Cooper (Steersman) and Moderati Gallup (Sensors, Communic