Thursday, 30 September 2010

Month end update... September - Micro Armour time!

Jesus wept where is the time going!

So with the "Golden Child" now on board my "pledge" this month has gone a bit off the rails, not that I'm complaining there is nothing better than my daughter looking at me with her big open eyes making strange noises and myself making crazy noises and silly faces (at last I can get away with that kinda thing!) and the warmth of her body in my arms... and then Isla cracks a smile and her arse explodes filling the nappy that I put on about half hour ago, now that's my girl!! LOL

Anyway Micro Armour time, now being 6mm aka epic scale its a bloody doddle to paint!

As the rules set that we are trying out is taking the next step towards air support I'd thought I'd flex my CIS muscles and get the arms race going!

4 SA6's & radar system

3 Tunguska's

BMP 3's so I can start getting a command element together and make what I have a legal army

BTR 8's again for command elements of the force, 

Scud launcher, well I figured why not and just because I can ;)

It'll more than likely get used as a mission objective doubt it that we'll be using NBC rules any time soon!

SU 27's now I'm still undecided over the paint job on these, I've not really painted aircraft before but I figured that they wouldn't be weathered like a tank hence quite clean, now the camo I found on the Internet and thought it was something different! 

The Classic "rambo" Hind, I think these are the "D" variant, a simple brown and green camo as that's what you tend to always see them painted in.

Frogfoot's the Russian version of the A10 but not as cool looking! 

So the micro armour is up to date just waiting for 2 blisters of anti-tank rocket launcher BTR's and I'll think I'll then start looking at some infantry to round off the force. All I've really got to do is get my hands on a copy of coldwar commander as the current version is now out of print, sods law really I used to see them all over the place when I went to trade shows and now I want a copy its no longer available! however on a positive note the chap who wrote the rules is doing a 2nd edition which will be out after the new year (maybe) so I'm happy to wait!

So whats on the table???


I played a 35 point game against Spencer and his Menoth and only just lost it was a tight game and admittedly I didn't have a clue with the retribuation but I've learn't a lot!

So this is what I took,

2 Manticore's

Epic Eryss
Ghost sniper
Max size Mage hunter strike force & Commander upgrade
Stormfall archers

I'm going to try normal Eryss as I wasn't that impressed by the epic version and for the same points cost then it makes no real differance, now spencer was banging on about taking a mage hunter assassin but I like the sniper kinda reminds me of the widowmakers that I used to use with my Khador and I used to love those!

The biggest Challange is can I paint the 'jacks like the caster in the whiteish colour??

And on a final note how good do the Dark Eldar look! really really tempted!!

Friday, 24 September 2010

The start of something intresting...

Ok so its been a while is the best way to describe it however I do have a really really good reason...

Isla Megan Evans.. its the future I tell you, I'll be able to get twice the amount of painting done now with my dark appreictance, and just for good measure I've got the horus heresy books ready for bed time reading!!

so before my bundle of joy turned up I managed to get a few bits and bobs done,

So starting with the new avatars of war "deamon" well some of the chaps don't like it saying that he looks like he's taking a dump, but personally I think its ace, and will be a great Herald of khorne!

now the micro armour fetish is well and truely in full swing!

So this is what I've done so far and I've more on the painting table just need to get some time in between the visitors, nappies and feeding!



an intresting comparrison between the two types the one on the left is GHQ the one on the right is H&R I think? got them from Ebay so carn't complain and at table top level they look alright,

I figured since I got my 35 points of skorne done I fancied a change for warmachine and thought it would be cool to do a 35 point warmachine force, after some thinking I'm aiming for retribuation as I only saw one force at the UK masters so over the next month or so you'll se a few of these popping up on the blog but this was my test model but I've sussed the white with a green tinge

Now I've gotta really get a shift on with getting some stuff done this month the "pledge" as gone to the wolves and I need to reel it back in! Some how I've a feeling that I'm going to be distracted by a little Miss!!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

35 points of Skorne done & some micro armour action!

Well its been a busy week to say the least! 

The 35 point chain gang Skorne tier list is finished, All I need to do is get a couple of games under my rather large belt and I'll increase it to a 50 point list, but more on that another time,

the micro armour T90's have been finished, however there only 6mm so I managed to get them blasted out dead easy, and I've even been told that Spencer has based his yanks.... wonders never cease!

so onto the pics....

The triple tag team....

Close ups of the bronzeback, a bugger to build and whilst painting it at spencers only did I realise how much lower armour it actually had which made painting it fairly simple,

Titan close up, as there pretty much both the same I've only done close ups of the one, I'm also in two minds about the banner pole, I've left it off for the time being as I've seen on many occasions when one of the lads at the club get there skorne out the banner poles have come off,

The Crocmen, now there where quite tricky to get right as I couldn't quite get the skin to look the way I wanted it but I think in the end I got there so I'm quite happy with them, might dull down the red on the unit leader though?

I put a bit of red wash round the mouths and gives it that just eaten look!!

So the whole lot minus the caster which is currently sitting on display at the local shop, over all the colour scheme looks good and with splashes of red still make it look "skorney"

Pictures from last week at the club using some home grown rules that a chap call Nick has spent the last 10 years writing!

Dan getting very excited seeing the British threatening to roll over the Russians

first turn Stef trying to suss out his rules,

T90's trying to find the local starbucks

T90's looking for doggers...

T90's on a suicide run to try and outflank the British Challenger 2 which turns out carn't be destroyed unless the russians get within 10cm! so it was balls to the wall, most of that was Dan's whispering in my ear though!

So the puffs of cotton wool are the destroyed armour both sides took a licking!

T90's "trying" to hide in a wood, there wasn't a great deal of them left after the volley from the chieftains

T90's still looking for starbucks after getting rid of some light tanks

trying to be sneaky and rape the reteating British...

So over all the game was pretty good and it attrached alot of intrest, so carn't wait to get another game in!

As long as I keep away from the following I should be onto a winner this month!

Cheers for reading & comments welcome as always,