Friday, May 31, 2013

Here We Go....

The start of a FoW Vietnam army. First box of PAVN speed painted. The figures are pretty awful, so I didn't really put any effort into these. Will probably put a little more into my upcoming Local Company box.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Double The Pleasure, Double The Fun...

Stormwall #2 done. It looks just like Stormwall #1.

Haven't gotten much else done recently - been pretty apatheic on the miniatures front, and playing lots of video games. (Eve, Neverwinter, and a bit of Path of Exile).

Not sure what my next minis project will be - I still have some more Cygnar to do. Semi tempted by FoW Vietnam. Also need to work on something FoW for Historicon - possible an IS-2 company cause it will be hilarious and fast. Also some more DZC Shaltari...

Also have A LOT of By Fire and Sword coming in once that Kickstarter ends, so part of me doesn't want to pick up any more projects until that!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Few More Cygnars : Solos and Stormwall #1

A few more Cygnar figures. Fixed the cracking issue - it was an old can of Army Painter Strongtone that went bad. New can works fine. Still have yet to play this army. Not too terribly excited about the prospect of playing Warmachine, but the figures have been fun to work on.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Photodump: Huzzah DZC Tournament

Well, my pictures are so scattered I don't really have any battle reports to write. I was constantly jumping between tables to take pictures of the games going on, so I'm just going to leave them all here.
We had five brave souls who came out. We were originally planning on eight, but two dropped at the last minute and one no-showed. We elected to play a three round "causal semi-tournament", with matchmaking more focused on playing against new people than standings.
Armies were:
  • Q - Scourge (Dessies in lights, lots of prowlers, double tank, double AA)
  • Joe - Scourge (Random hodgepodge of whatever he could find in my Scourge case+lots of basic boots in light dropships)
  • Kyle - UCM (Lots of boots in light dropships, Drone base, full nine-tank spearhead)
  • Steve - Shaltari (Eight walkers!)
  • Myself - My standard UCM
The only board I took a picture of. Sadly it's the one you've seen on this blog many a times - no board shots of my new boards made with Hawk tiles =(
Q's Scourge

Wolverines on the prowl

A mass Steve's Shaltari emerges!

UCM blobbing

Praetorians vs Braves, Round One, FIGHT!

Rapiers bringing their mobile cover

More Wolverines on the prowl. Complete with HumVee sound effects, I promise.

Steve's walkers getting in the thick of it

The Raven didn't crash in to the building, I swear!

Q dropping off some basic boots

Praetorian snipers taking the field

More mobile cover from my own transport. 40k, you have taught me well.

This is looking....grim...for the Legionairres

Prowlers on the...prowl?

Starsprite drones doing what they do best

Gotta cull those drone hordes!

Scourge armor facing off against Kyles UCM phalanx

Munch munch...


Dirty, dirty tormentors. Oh how Simon taught me

Chompin' on some more metal

They just keep coming!

Scourge proving overwhelming for Kyle's armor

Better watch out little grav tanks...we all know what pops out of that Gaia...

Some of Joe's own dropships that he didn't have to borrow

I'm so glad the Hawk tiles have parking spots for all those cars I bought...

Time to deploy!

Poor Raven never stoof a chance

Interceptors comin' in for the Ferrum

As does the bomber, which takes some fire from the Rapiers behind. Thank goodness for armor 7!

Rather than fight a CQB, we just ended up shooting machine guns across the building for a few turns.

At first, you'd think this was a good position for the Desolator....

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

DZC: 1500pts of UCM

This is a 1500pt list I'll probably take out to a local tournament this weekend. It's pretty infantry heavy - moreso than any other list I've played before. We'll see how it goes.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

More Cygnar Reinforcements

Next batch of Cygnar painted up, minus the basing. These figures has the same cracking I encountered on the last batch, although this batch dried for 3 days before varnishing, and was on metal surfaces instead of resin. So at this point, I'm thinking maybe my Army Painter dip has gone bad? Never had these issues until the past week.

The new stuff - A Cyclone heavy warjack, two casters (Nemo and friend, and a version of Caine), an adept warcaster, and three stormcallers

The whole army at this point




Nemo and friend

Adept Warcaster
Closeup of Caines cracking

Multiple models with the cracking