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AoS – Archaon Everchosen

Welcome! I would like to present you a model from the army of Chaos – Archaon. This is its old, metal version. Definitely one of the best models from the old chaos line – no longer produced. Due to its dimensions, the model is very heavy, difficult to assembly and finish. I used a lot of green stuff on it Almost all elements are also pinned together in order to increase the figure’s resistance to shocks. I invite you to see a short gallery of photos and a nostalgic return to the Old World. Greetings and see you in the next post! Commission painting services – minisforwar@gmail.com

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Paint Table Saturday 272 - Skeletons and IG on a Sunday

Hi All,Well, it was not my intention to go over a week before my next post but that's how it goes sometimes.I got a little bit of work yesterday. Painted Earth Brown on some bases and stuck down sand on the IG bases. During the week I knocked out a bunch of dry brushing on the bone stuff, primed some skeletons in white, and finished building the last few figures of the Imperial Guard Command Section I need for next weekend. (Typing that out makes me nervous.)Death Riders and Skull Chucker.Skeleton Regiment.Lieutenant and Command Section, plus Grenade Launcher Guardsman that I need.Anyway, I need to go off and take another training course for coaching. They're wanting us to all have accreditation as well as background checks etc.Happy painting everyone.

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Paint Table Saturday 271 - Guard and Skeletons

Hi All,A lot of prep going on this week. Well maybe not a lot, but zero painting occurred.I continued assembling the Lieutenant and command section for my Imperial Guard for the local Rogue Trader campaign at the end of the month. I still need to build a guy with a grenade launcher for the squad and build a Sergeant for the command section. Still not sure what to do about the Vox Caster guy. Pictured above is the Lt, two man Lascannon, Medic and Orderly (carrying the platoon banner. Still not sure how to handle the difference between the old shoulder mounted lascannon (laszooka) and the 2nd Ed forward crew served Lascannon.Death Riders basing is finally finished. I need to base coat that and some of the missed spots on teir under carriages.I also did some base work on the catapult crew. I don't remember points values right now, but I think the cavalry and the engine with crew will get me to the 200 points I need for the OWAC this month.Lastly I finished the base work on these gents. My intention is to prime t

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Paint Table Saturday 268 - Undead and IG

Hi All,Still unpainted, but slightly more assembled this week.Here is the 1000 points arrayed. Nowhere near as far along as they should be. Oh well.The Command section I'll be adding to my existing IG squad for the local campaign I've been invited to. I'm trying to ridge the gap between the compendium and 2nd Ed 40K IG lists with 2000 era figures. Above is the medic, Lieutenant, banner orderly and Lascannon team.This is the squad they will join. I painted them last year. I will swap out the Vox Caster for a guy with a grenade launcher.Thanks for looking, happy painting and happy holidays.

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Paint Table Saturday 267 - The Dead Shall Rise

Hi All,Wow! It's been awhile since I've post a Table report. That was not the plan.Here is the Army I'm assembling for the Old World Army Challenge. I of course over bought and so have way more than 1000 points here, but you get the idea.This is my setup in the garage. I'm trying to relocate my hobby stuff in there to stop taking over the whole house. It is now very cramped in there.I plan on using a mixture of Games Workshop, Reaper, Mantic, Skull and Crown, and Upstream Games House miniatures in this army.I'll post up a better look of the units in the coming weeks. As you can see I have a lot of assembly to do before January 1st and I need to write up my starting post for the OWAC.Thanks for looking and commenting.

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White Dwarf Guides for building and painting an Undead Army

Hi All,As usual I am all over the place and having trouble finding the focus I need to get things done. I think last time I mentioned that I would share some resources I found in White Dwarf that deal specifically with putting together an Undead army. I found those in #'s 142, 211 and 226 (Thanks, Rochie!). So let's tuck in, shall we?Trying to give you a little more of the cover for reference.So they made a pretty sweet army here, using most of the range from the time.3000 points seems like the most fun size of army to collect. For me it seemed unattainable at the time. You can also see that it allows you more freedom with characters. Making 1000 point lists is very difficult in that regard. One thing I didn't notice mentioned in the article was that you can only have one unit of Skeletons armed with spears. Of course I have too many spear armed skeletons because I didn't pay attention to that when I was buying and assembling figures. :pSo all of these issues have guides for painting the iconic skeletons that

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The Official White Dwarf Guide to making a 1000pt Army

Hi All,With people in full prep mode for OWAC 2 there can be a lot of angst when it comes to making your 1000 point army list. One tactic would be to just give points to what you want to paint and then any amount over the 200 points per month is just not considered.For the last challenge, I attempted to make a strict, legal 1000 point force. 1016 I think. I ended up adding a lot of stuff right at the end that brought it up to around 1300 and some, War Altar and wizards mostly.We've all heard that the Armies book, and its minimum troop requirements, were designed for 3000 point armies. It's also been kicking around for quite some time that you could just reduce the troop minimums by 1/3 or 2/3 for a 2000 or 1000 point army. Airbornegrove pointed out to me where you can find this in writing, White Dwarf 144.It's a pretty good article on a person's thinking for how they're going to start building an army, and I think what the intent of the OWAC really is, rather than being a straight up painting competition.See,

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"Greatest" Battle Report of 2018 voting

So over on the Oldhammer forum they are having a Greatest Battle Report of 2018 contest.If I had paid attention I might have put up one of my reports for consideration, but I don't do forums very much anymore.Anyway, here's a link to the nominees http://forum.oldhammer.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16396&p=95756&hilit=greatest+battle+report#p95756Or you can go straight to the voting site. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JWMDTZSI voted for The Siege of Graveskul, of course. There are other fine reports on there as well.I will say that I think the report needs to be the total package. Good visual representation is at least as important as a good story, otherwise we could all just write fiction and save all the time and effort we spend on collecting and painting.

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Monolith-Con III - Imperial Rebel

Hi All,In this battle report I was in charge of the objective in a game between Lopez and Blue. It was a fun little diversion. Hopefully they will write reports of the battle from their perspectives. Mine was a little short and missed a lot of the action.Thanks for looking and commenting. I think I have one more for the weekend.

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Monolith-Con III - Ambull Safari

Hi All,I got to run my Ambull scenario again for the guys. We used some home made counters and I got to break out all the plastic Ambulls and monsters I had painted up.We tried using knock out grenades to subdue the Ambulls, I'll let you decide if it worked.The idea was to try and collect the most VP's of Ambulls. Live (5), shot up (3), indiscernible hunks of meat (1). The Knightmare Ambulls were worth double.Enjoy.Thanks for looking and commenting.I'd like to welcome Alex Joker to the blog. Besides this blog he reads some pretty good ones, thanks for adding me to your reading list. If you have a blog, let me know and I'll link it.

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Monolith-con III - The Siege of Chateau Crane Tombe (Castle Graveskul)

Hi All,This was the epic battle we played on the Saturday. 10 hours but it didn't feel long like some 3rd ed games can. Lots of action all over the table. You may be able to read other accounts or the lead up to this battle on the other participants blogs. Give 'em Lead, Governor General of Sector Six, He of Three Names, Blue in VT.On a technical note, I used my cell phone and then processed the photos in lightroom. To get the "comic" look I wanted I decided to use the photoshop Poster Edges filter and bumped the exposure as needed. Anywhere from 0.3 to 0.5 of a stop.It was a little more work but I think it achieved the look I want without overpowering the figures.Enjoy.We have all decided to not be overly concerned with adhering to each others fluff. We try to use the appropriate character names to give credit but where it goes from there may be totally different.Airborne commented at the time that he hadn't anticipated Lopez setting up so far forward in the defense. We had a slog from the outset.I rolled fo

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Monolith-Con III an overview

Hi All,Just a quick post giving you the gist of the games we played last weekend. You can also see what airbornegrove, Blue in VT, Bulldog Lopez and Maj. Guiscard each have to say about it. But they're probably lying.I neglected to mention that Maj. Guiscard made everyone those sweet commemorative plaques. I made a Monolith for him.Next up will be the massive 3rd Ed battle, it may take me awhile to go through the pictures though.Thanks for looking etc.

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Tenoch range expanding.....Kev Adams does Oldhammer!

Quite a few more sculpts have been mastered including the idol alternative for the palanquin. Also a small range of 'Froglings' for which I have yet to work out a background......kind of typical Kev spaced out types :)Froglings!The palanquin idol to be produced in resin.....The initial range out on the hunt......available here. enquiries@deartonyblair.co.uk

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We rolled up some RoC war bands

Hi All,So my son has been read the Realm of Chaos books here and there for a few weeks now. It's interesting the things he is picking up on and showing me as he looks through them. I have never really sat down to read them but just picked through the books at various times when a question occurs to me and then forgetting what the relevant information may have been.What follows is how we rolled our war bands. Did we do it right? Probably not, but the process once you have the two books in hand is somewhat chaotic. ;)Slaves to Darkness has this handy dandy chart, but it's still not really a guide to how to roll things up and the "instructions" in various sections have you jumping round the book.In the back of the Lost and the Damned they have all of the charts you need to roll things up.One of the things that confused me was this blurb about the marks of Chaos in the back of Lost and the Damned. It appears to be more specific with "Mark of Chaos" one receives.Here's what we did. It may be horribly wrong, let's

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