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    • By Randroid in Drinkin' and Modelin' - Gaming and Beer 0
      Those who lurk on this blog may have noticed my absence the past three weeks. It's been an eventful time but the majority of the past month was taken up with my best friend Udo who was in post cancer-surgery recovery. After coming through fine from the surgery we got the bad news... the cancer had moved to his lungs. He had just days to live. I spent as much time as I could with him before having to say goodbye. I miss him terribly.

      RIP my hairy buddy
      We're getting through each day but it has been tough. We knew Udo was getting old (he would have turned 11 this year) but we weren't expecting to go from healthy to dead in just a few short days. If  you have a hairy loved on of your own be sure and give them some pets and love. You won't regret it. 
      I began collecting and painting miniatures (and blogging here) just shortly after we got Udo as a puppy. It's the end of an era! And while I will be happy to not have his long hair stuck in each and every mini I paint or assemble I would gladly trade that it for some more time laying around the house together. 
      Spent time after Udo's passing rearranging the house. Flip flopped our bedroom and studio space and moved all of the miniature and gaming things into the studio. It's not a massive space but it now has all of my art supplies, PC, and minis in one place. I'm hoping it will lead to massive bouts of creativity! So far it hasn't but I think that is to be expected. 


      Here are a couple minis for this update. I didn't finish 3 and one of these was already mostly done (and not totally painted by me - ) but I wanted to get them posted here. 
      First up we have another Chaos Warrior of Malal. Not in love with this paint job though it gets the job done. 

      And then there is this thing. I'm not going to give away too much yet... but let's just say I have my work cut out for me in the coming months for a new Blood Bowl event coming up in September:



    • By Kessler in Sarvikuhord 0
      Today was my first tournament ever. I have only played against bretonnians/free people and twice against chaos demons. Therefore I was really looking forward to it.
      Battleplan: Take and Hold. 
      Armies: 1000 points
      My list:
      Savage Big Boss, general (Bellowing Tyrant)
      20 Savage Arrow Boys
      3 Ogors
      3 Ogors 
      5 Savage Boarboys 
      Huskard on Thundertusk
      First game
      First opponent was Sylvaneth. I was fortunate to get a table with lots of scenery, so he had trouble to fit his wildwoods. 
      He had Ancient Treelord, 3 Kurnoth Hunters with Bows, 10 Dryads and 5 Tree Revenants. He had first turn, did not do much, but killed few Arrowboys. 
      I moved closer, hoped a double turn. Killed one Kurnoth, Boarboys charged 14" and killed all revenants. 
      Then I double turned and moved closer, but did not charge. In his turn he teleported behind my Arrowboys with Treelord, but failed charge with snake eyes. 
      In my turn I saw I can win by killing one hero and move to opponents objective. That I did and was already feeling victorious, but after remeasuring it turned out that one dryad was 5.5 inches away...
      Then it turned all bad. Arrowboys shot Treelord, but he was -1 to hot and immune to rend, so they didn't do much. 
      And charging into wildwoods was a mistake, I should have retreated. Most my guys got killed, and then I was saved by time limit and I won a minor victory with kill points. Mostly because he had killed on one whole unit and I 2, altogether he killed definitely more. 
      But still, a minor victory. 
      Second game, Blood and Glory
      Against death list: Vampire on Zombie Dragon, Vampire on Abyssal Terror, and 40 skeletons. 
      Seemed like easy match, no shooting. How very wrong I was! He took first turn, moved closer. 
      In my turn I charged VLoZD with Ogors, who got killed. The power was surprising for me, so I shot him with Arrowboys and 6 mortal wounds from Huskard. He was left on 4 wounds. 
      And then it was over. In his turn VLoZD healed and attacked my Arrowboys, killed 12. 24 wounds... And when I thought it is over, he just smiled and used his command trait that allowed him to attack again! So my Arrowboys were wiped out. 
      Then he cast a spell that doubled skeletons' movement wand attacked my Huskard and Ogors. 30 skeletons, 90 something attacks... Huskard was left on 1 wound, one Ogor also.
      In my turn Huskard failed to heal himself, VLoZD killed the Boss and the game ended. It took 30 min.
      A loss. 
      Third game, Border Wars 
      Last opponent was my "usual" playing partner with Bretonnians/Free People. 
      I had the first turn, killed his general and handgunners. Then he didn't get a double turn and I took off his grail knights and other knights. Pretty much like on our "training" games, we had the same lists. 
      Major victory. 
      Summary: I could see that my list was good against my usual opponent's list, but struggled with others. Mostly because I didn't know what opposing units could do and the lack of rend/poor saves. 
      But it was fun and altogether I got third place, after this VLoZD player and Sylvaneth player, both my previous opponents. I think it's great, as other players were old WHFB veterans, 40k tournament players etc.  
    • By Kessler in Sarvikuhord 0
      I'm in the process of making a Braggoth Hammer battalion. I already had 4 mournfangs, so I wanted to make next models a bit different to get some variety. Currently I have 3 gore gruntas, but when I get the other 3, I'll make something similar with them. If the result turns out okay.  
      I want to make some of them in rearing position, although repositioning their legs is much harder than it seemed. But repositioning the riders is even more difficult, because if a mount rears you lean forward. And I cannot turn them so, their gutplate gets in the way. I haven't found a solution for that yet.
      Otherwise I just kitbashed a lot: saddles and weapons from Stonehorn, something from gore gruntas etc.
       


    • By Belchfist Beastkiller in Ironteef - Waaaagh! 1
      The end of this week sees the release of Age of Sigmar: Skirmish. Which appears to me to be a remake of Mordheim in the simplest sense. Small warbands fight in a mysterious city, fight for valuable resource (in this instance renown instead of warpstone) which allows you to add to your warband and play through campaigns. 
      It may not be with all the detail of Mordheim but I'm certainly buzzing about it. I played Mordheim a lot back in the day and loved the fast paced, personal level. So much so that even on this blog you'll see I tried to play a few skirmish type games before these rules were released. I also love the idea that every single model has a backstory and character. It just makes stuff funnier in-game and even in huge battles. 
      I'm also very excited about the warband releases. My Ironjawz currently consist of the starter box, a box of brutes and a Megaboss clampack. This give me:
      - Megaboss (Gorgit Drakestompa)
      - 1 Warchanter 
      - 5 Brutes
      - 3 Gore-Gruntas 
      - 15 Ardboyz
      Which is fantastic...but it leaves me with 5 Ardboyz I can't use without paying for 10 and no magic at all. The new warband box consists of: 5 Ardboyz, 5 Brutes and a Shaman. Congratulations GW! Instant purchase from me. 
      Whilst im in between homes at the moment so can't actually build or paint. I'll definitely pick up the box which will leave only the Maw-Krusha as needed for a complete model list.
      ARE ANY OF YOU FABULOUS PEOPLE BASED IN LONDON AND FANCY A FEW GAMES OF AGE OF SIGMAR (OR SKIRMISH)?
      I am 27 and will probably want a beer afterwards so underage people are out I'm afraid! 😂 With all the love!


    • By Zolas in Zolas's Thunder Frost Tribe Gnoblog! New and revamped! 0
      So some more pics of my Huskard on stonehorn.  The reins and Blood vulture are finished and Huskard himself nearly there too.  Only leaving the saddle mainly and a base to acquire and sort out.  Hope you like him  

      Hope you enjoy the pictures.  Kind regards Zolas.
    • By Zolas in Zolas's Thunder Frost Tribe Gnoblog! New and revamped! 2
      So not post much hobby stuff recently but I have not been idle!  The Stonehorn which I actually won here a few years back for painting a hunter on foot here!  The Stonehorn is now complete but I still have the rider and the saddle to do.  Also I need to sort a base but this revolves around getting an oval one first!  Here's some pics of the Stonehorn first.

       
      As for the Huskard I changed his arm from crossbow to blood vulture.  But I could not remove the head to get the furr part on so I improvised with green stuff straps to stop the patch of furr looking loose.  The knots that you can see are actually from the Jaws and skull trophey rack on the stonehorns saddle.  The top one had broke off so I trimmed the knots off and re-cycled them!  Hope you like him so far.  C+C welcome.
        Many thanks.  Kind regards Zolas 
       

    • By Randroid in Drinkin' and Modelin' - Gaming and Beer 0
      First week without classes! Yah! Spent it doing some work around the yard, playing some games with folks, and playing music. Oh and I got these Preservers for This Is Not A Test painted up too. 


      These are some grunts. They will likely get torn apart by mutants, cannibals, or other thrifty wasteland survivors. But at least they will do it in style!! 


      Here we have the leaders of the warband - two of them in Power Armor. Getting things handled! 

    • By Zolas in Zolas's Thunder Frost Tribe Gnoblog! New and revamped! 0
      So a little delay in posting this friendly battle.  Our gaming club in Bristol have a AoS battle night every month.  But wit this particular night we had invited 2 other clubs from Weston Super mare and Cheltenham to join us.  The night was made all the more enjoyable with a large order of Dominoes pizza for everyone to enjoy!
      I had a very enjoyable game with a fine gentleman by the name of John from the Cheltenham Warchiefs.  This EPIC and fluffy player brought with him a full Shaggoth and Dragon ogre army! This consisted of 4 Shaggoths and no less than 24 Dragon ogres!  (2 units of 6 and 4 units of 3 all with various load outs on weapons).

      So my list looked like this:
      Leaders.
      Tyrant. Gutgorger and pistol, Battle Brew, Bellowing Tyrant. = 160
      Butcher. Cauldron stumpblades. = 140
      Huskard on Stonehorn Blood vulture, Battle brew. = 380
       Battleline.
      3x Ogors fists, crusher, bellower. =120
      3x Ogors fists, crusher, bellower. =120
      3x Ogors 2 weapons, crusher, bellower, Banner + lookout gnoblar. =120
       Other units.
      4x Mournfangs, Skalg, Horn blower, banner, fists. = 400
      3x  Ironguts, gutlord, bellower, Runemaw banner. = 220
       Skal Battalion = 60
      Icebrow hunter. = 160
      2x Frost sabres. = 60
      2x Frost sabres. = 60
       Total = 2000.
       
      The mission was a take and hold and I will be honest it was rather one sided.  To cut a long story short I tabled my opponent while managing to just get enough models next to the objective as the last Dragon ogres died granting me a major victory.  Basically my Huskard and Mournfangs went on a total rampage on his left flank and swept through to the middle accounting for 2 units of 3 dragon Ogres,2 shaggoths (including the general) and then the Huskard finished off the unit of 6 Dragon ogres on the objective.  But the real man of the match was my Tyrant who with only support from 3 Ironguts and a butcher had managed to nearly single handedly kill 12 Dragon ogres and a shaggoth before the last Shaggoth finally brought him down.  (of those 12 Draon ogres maybe 3 died to other models/battle shock).  Turns out Gutgorger + Battlebrew is just sick.  So proud of my Tyrant! 
      My opponent was a sound guy and took the whole battle in his stride.  I did loose a unit of ogres the Ironguts and 2 mournfangs along with my hunter and Tyrant and a few kitties but I was very happy with the result.  Here's a few more pics.  Sorry about the poor quality.
       Hope you enjoy the read and the pics.  
    • By Kessler in Sarvikuhord 1
      I finally finished Wurrgog Prophet. I like the model very much, great details and very enjoyable to paint. I don't really need it for games, I just wanted to paint it. 
      However, I messed it up a bit: tried out new glaze medium, which worked fine at first, but left paint very glossy after painting. Then I soaked it in denaturated alcohol to get the paint off, but it is finecast model (?) and it went soft and I lost small details. Also I could not get the primer out from the smallest cracks. 
      But now it's painted and I am quite happy with it.
      After giving some thoughts what to paint next, I ordered Mournfang pack and Orruk gore gruntas, I'll try to make Braggoth's Beast Hammer battalion. Mournfangs are my favourite models, I already have four of them and with next ones I have some small conversion ideas as well. 

    • By Randroid in Drinkin' and Modelin' - Gaming and Beer 0
      It's spring! I mean it has been spring for some time but it's warm and the sun is out and things are growing. Spent some time this week working on a few landscaping projects. They take a lot more physical labor than the terrain landscape projects littering my hobby room. 
      Didn't manage to spend much time painting minis as I was working on my final projects for the semester. Here's a peak at a WIP multimedia drawing:   And here is the one mini I did get painted for the week - my test paint job for my This Is Not A Test Preservers warband named after X Files characters. Maximum nerdage! Not sure which one this is yet. 

      Went for the slightly Fallout look. Probably too shiny but I figured those with the tech type stuff try to keep it looking good (and working). I might muck them up a bit still. 
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