Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Jugula Gladiators ready for entertaining,

So as a bit of a break from the expo preparation and whilst waiting for extra materials to be sorted out I decided to get the gladiator models for Jugula painted up,


As these are 35mm they are huge compared to your normal wargaming figures and has had a mixed response from the gaming community with some moaning that they are too big and can't be used with other companies whilst others are liking the bigger than life models,



For me personally I'm in the "like" camp as they are hefty chunky models and for about a fiver each not a bad purchase personally, I picked up the 4 man set and within that you get a load of options to build different types of gladiators. I went with the normal dudes and the plan is to pick up a couple of extra bodies for the more funky types at a later date,




I was going to paint these guys skin tone European but decided on a ethnic African skin tone for some pratice and the black guy in these films always tend to be rock hard!
 


I did think about magnetising the hands etc but to be honest I couldn't be arsed as I was feeling lazy and as I'm only going to play this now and then it doesn't bother me that I've restricted myself.






I've used red for my lanista colours to tie the models together and gone for a fancy looking armour set rather than a rusty battered look.


I've decided to join in on a painting challenge on face book called the £5 wargamer challenge, £5 Wargamer challenge hence the sister of battle, not sure what colour to go for though, 

 So options are...










the challenge is to paint it as nice as possible and then see how much you can make off it, I'll be donating 100% of mine to help for heroes though, I'll post some work in progress and a link to the auction once I put it up.

so onto the Pledge, traditionally April is always a negative month due to the mega shopping trip known as salute how ever thing year I was a tad more reserved!

Bought - 41
Painted - 98
Difference +55

so a massive difference compared to previous years!

Onto the goals for 2014.....

4x4 Jungle board - is now 99% finished, I've now found the final part...



Fenris games have these up for pre-order with 20% off!











4x4 old west/wild west exodus board - still outstanding i.e. not even started!



Finish off some projects:
Cybertronic for warzone - Done
Enforcers for deadzone - Done
Terrain for deadzone - Done 
Enlightened & Outlaws for WWX - in progress....
Zee dreadball team - still outstanding
Malifaux Gremlins - still outstanding
Plague reaper for 40K escalation - still outstanding
Orks for 40K (not finish but do enough for 2K) - on the table ready to go after the saga expo board!
 Finish off the 5th Company including the drop pods - still outstanding
Orcnar for Relics - still outstanding

New systems & Projects that I've not kickstarted:
Judge Dredd -  Have the rulebook, but no interest at the moment within the gaming club
Muskets & Tomahawks - Have the rulebook, but no interest at the moment within the gaming club
Italians for boltaction - models bought and on the way!

I have been a little naughty though....





I've heard very good things about this system so decided to take the plunge and as I've 28mm & 20mm I've plenty of bits ready.