When I last posted about my Shadow War campaign it was December 2018, I had just completed round 5 and four of the six Kill Teams had gathered the 10 data caches I had decided was necessary to finish the campaign. Since then, I let things go quiet, partly because I got absorbed in my Blood Angels and Death Guard painting project and partly because I needed the time and space to bring the campaign to a suitably climactic end.The original Necromunda Campaign rules, on which Shadow War's rules are based, had nothing to say about actually ending a campaign. You simply continued to play games and build up your gang until everyone died, got bored or grew out of wargaming entirely.Shadow War improved on this by introducing victory conditions using its concept of Promethium Caches. Once one Kill Team collected 15 caches, if they won one more mission they would win the campaign. So far, so basic. For my campaign I changed the Promethium Caches to Data Caches and reduced the required number for victory to ten. But I ne
Here is a detailed tutorial for painting Blood Bowl Orcs in a classic Goff Klan inspired paint scheme. This tutorial is applicable to all sorts of greenskins: Goff Orks (obviously), Ironjawz, Greenskinz, Gloomspite Gitz... I aimed for a nice compromise between speed and quality and therefore, the tutorial is suitable for army painting as well. Find out more after the jump.More after the jump
OK so there was a small challenge on a french FB hobby page and the subject was... monopose monstrosies...For some reason I can hardly resist those kind of challenges especially when they give me the right motive to paint some stuff I want to paint but can't be arsed to. Anyway, that meant I knew immediately that I wanted to paint a 2nd ed gretchin because it has got to be one of the most evocative of those models.Read Moar Skullz »
Sunday I was over at the Dragon's Den participating in Battleforce Recon. Last year the event was held at Mana Bar, but Mana Bar has since closed... So they held it at the Den...It was pretty crowed back there... and this is before the War Wars: X-Wing guys showed up!I think there were around 24 players....?After the first round there was a break for lunch and everyone put out their armies on display. Last year I was the only one that brought a display board - this year, a lot of others had them! So many great armies!This was one of my favourites: Chad Jordan's Death Guard!Chaos Space MarinesMore Chaos Space MarinesSTILL More Chaos Space MarinesSone of STILL More Chaos Space MarinesI think these were Tom's Khorne Daemon HordeThere was at least one more Chaos player - they fellow with the Death Guard I played in Round One. Some just didn't put their stuff out on display....SO maybe 7 chaos...? about a third of the forces...?Ultramarines! I think there was at least one other Ultramarines player - or maybe Crims
Yesterday Tim and I got together for a game of Kill Team. This was my 5th game since we decided to try the game out earlier this year. This would be our first game using our own custom Kill Teams rather than the pre-generated teams from the starter set or the Rouge Trader set. Tim used is Deathwatch kill team and I took my trusty Orks.For this game we selected the Terror Tactics scenario. The setting is a ruined sector frontieris settlement that has been taken over by an Ork Mekboy for his workshop. The the goal of the battle is to do as much damage to the enemy as possible. The first kill team to break is the looser. For this game we actually forgot to use any of the sector special rules.Deployment is complete. For the Scouting Phase the Orks select Take Forward Positions and and the Deathwatch selected Eliminate Sentries. Ork gunners move up to take better firing positions.Deathwatch marines target the advancing Orks. They score a single flesh wound
Right, so for plenty of good reasons, I haven't got to sit and paint a model in a while so I took the opportunity to fix that this week !This felt almost awkward after nearly two months so I decided to paint an ork because they're one of those happy places.And because I wanted it to be festive I picked the most stupid ork I had in my collection : an ork farting in his hand /scratching his butt (never decided which it was).Read Moar Skullz »
...and that's it! After the little intermission caused by spookyscary little critters, it's Orks Army Shot Time(tm).More after the jump
Right, since we had a look at the Warboss, the Nobz, and the Oddboyz, let's have a look at dem Boyz themselves.More after the jump
At the beginning of November my friend, Tim, gifted me a most generous and unexpected birthday present - Speed Freeks. We had both been excited for this release but for slightly different reason. We both fell in love with the previews of the models. Tim was more interested in the actually game as he is not an Ork player and has no plan to start an army. He is, however, a fan of games like Gaslands so this seemed like an game that would be easier to get on the table...and the models are cool. I was actually more interested in the models than the game as they make excellent additions to my ever growing and expansive Ork hoard. I kind of figured the game would be somewhat of a throwaway game. It turns out it is a pretty fun game all on its own.For the last couple months I have been working diligently to complete the entire set. If you have been following along you have seen the posts for each individual Speedmob and a brief blurb about the game itself. I am p
I finished up the second Speedmob for my Speed Freeks game at the end of last year but I ran out of time to get the pictures and make a post. This mod features the Kustome Boosta-blasta and three Ork bikers. The Kustome Boosta-blasta is in the running for coolest model ever! These new Ork buggies have so much detail it is crazy. My only complaint is that much of this detail cannot be seen once the models is assembled but for some reason it does not seem right to leave these details unpainted. The take forever to paint and build.I was really hoping to get these on the table for some New Year's Eve gaming but ti was not to be. I am not sure when I will get to use these but I am looking forward to it.So no paint credit for these for this year. Now on to Ork basing updates!
Come Join the Allies of Inconvenience Crew as we close out 2018! We start off as usual with hobby progress (I think our shortest yet) before launching into Chapter Approved discussion! We then move onto Terrain releases, Fortifications and the place of useable faction terrain in 40k and as compared to Age of Sigmar... and then slowly get derailed into just general hobby blabber, rants and "Tomfoolery"So check out our final Season 2 episode before we start off with Season 3 in 2019!Listen/Subscribe on iTunes Listen/Subscribe on SpotifyListen/Subscribe on Google PlayListen/Subscribe on Stitcher 00:00 Intro01:47 Hobby Progress44:05 Terrain and General DiscussionSongs and SoundclipsBlue Mark- Atlan UrtagKaap mere- BugotakClip 1, 2, 3 - Ghazghkull Thraka
I've been very slack about updating the blog lately, but that isn't because I haven't been gaming. With the new year just round the corner, I thought I would rush to the end and summarise the whole of Round Five before the new year. Belt up, it's going to be a bumpy ride.My plan was for this to be the last normal round of the campaign. After this I only want to play one final fight which will involve all six teams and settle the overall winner of the campaign. But that's going to take a fair bit of time and planning, so probably won't happen for a little while yet. This round will be crucial though, as it will establish the final leader board, which will determine which teams have the advantage in the final fight. Game 5a - Wyches vs Sisters of BattleI rolled up the Ambush scenario with the Sisters as Defenders. The Sisters took up a defensive position on top of the Promethium Refinery. This gave them a good vantage point, but, unfortunately for them, all the Sisters had to deploy in the centre, with none of
You've seen the Warboss, here he is again. And he brought some friends! More after the jump
Orky time again! This one's the classic plastic Warboss, along with a Painboy.More after the jump
Dan from Max Aggression Gaming is back with his Imperium Nihilus – Specialist Detachment: ‘The Cult of Speed’ to face the Deathwatch in 2000pts of Matched Play!