Sunday, 28 June 2015

The pledge and monthly round up,

I thought the other day that I hadn't updated the blog for a while and it turns out its been a whole month!

Now I've not been working on some super secret project for anyone I've been busy distracted with so many different things hence the lack up update.

Well after the hardcore weekend of the expo I decided to have a chill and do random stuff that I've had kicking around.

So I've been working on the Kings of War, Kingdom of Men arab themed army and I've been focusing more on the units that I can get ready for Septembers Torney over at Loughbrough Dice devils,



So I managed to get my Camel Cannons sorted out, I spotted these on a kickstarter and these would fit into my army perfectly, you can find them here... http://westfaliaminiatures.com/

These were really fun to paint and were a nice change compared to painting infantry, talking of which I've finished a unit of 20 rifle/musket armed guys, Nice and easy and another unit to add to the list.


I decided that it was time to have some fun and sort out the heavy cav,







The elephants I picked up from http://www.aventineminiatures.co.uk and the horsemen are from gripping beast http://www.grippingbeast.co.uk

I initially thought the units would be quite daunting as I've never painted an elephant and with the big areas of skin I wasn't sure how to tackle them. In the usual Anton manner I simply dived in and went for it once and these are now sitting on the shelf waiting to be used!

So next for the KOM army is 2 units of cav using the gripping beast light arab cav guys, once they are done then it'll be either a unit of pikemen





these are converted from plastic arab warriors with 10cm lances, a bit of jiggery pokery with the wrists and a quick pin vice and 20 guys later these are good to go, just need a bit of green stuff for gap filling.

The other unit that I'm working towards is a couple of units of scout cav, however I'm planning on doing these with a difference and mounting kneeling arab type bowmen on flying carpets, The onl;y thing that I need to suss out is how to print out the carpet at the correct size, something that I'll faff around with later on.

So what else have I been upto?

Well I've been gaming loads and one game that I've been introduced to is Lion Rampart, only managed the one game so far so once I get a few more games under my belt I'll do a first look,



Kris was feeling quite confident at the start of the game, the quickly went down hill when my force decided to turn up!

Due to that one game I'm now a huge pile of Koreans to paint up!


I managed to pick up a copy of the new Terminator game, Once I've sussed it out I'll post my thoughts on this one,

Why won't this rotate??

I wandered over to Titan games at Litchfield and ran a big game of warzone, a right mix of players some who were involved in the expo torney, the black widow and icarus came out to play and they were brilliant. Great venue and great guys over there, go check them out. 


 Over at the club we played a massive game of starwars armada and got out arses handed to us by the imperials, so next time I'll have to make sure I actually read some of the upgrade cards!


Then the blast from the past is a Mordhiem campaign that I've got in the works, as a warm up game I ran a 9 player game earlier in the week and it went down a storm, I'm currently working on a lizardman warband so that should be popping up fairly soon once they are painted and I'll post up updates as the campaign develops


All the usual suspects!

So a few days ago these pics were plastered all over the net,









Normally I'm not bothered by GW releases as I've not played 40K for a while however necromunda and with the mordhiem being played at the Phat Cats the new age of sigmar has got me pondering I'm not in the screw you GW camp and I wasn't a huge fan of fantasy battle due to various reasons, however the models look ok the humans look a bit "space marine" for me personally but I'm more interested in how the system plays. So this is something that I'll be keeping an eye on as people do unboxing and walk through games.

So onto the pledge..

Bought - 64
Painted - 30

Difference -34

its not been a particularly good month due to the amount of KOM stuff that I've bought, I was tempted to blast though a few units and see if I could break even for the month but I simply decided to have a bit of a chill month and refresh the mind and actually need to focus on a couple of projects as since the AVP board I've been bouncing all over the place painting wise,

So projects/wishlist wise this is the current list I'm working towards for the second half of the year..

Finish the KOM
Paint up the guildball team
Get some games of  Macrocosm in
Paint the lizardmen warband for the Mordhiem campaign
Get the Koreans painted for Lion Rampart
Start demoing/playing more relics 

With all the stuff that I've got turning up from kickstarters I'm making an active effort to reduce the random stuff that I pick up as this is list of kickstarters I'm waiting to rock up...

AVP
Martian front last wave
Merc's Recon
Dungeon Saga
Kings of War 2nd Edition with an orc army!
V Commandos
Open combat
Myth updated edition
Wasteman
Deadzone Infestation
Ollys Armies scrunt empire unit
Devils Run 666
Home Raiders

its a real long list...