Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Of Plasma Pistols and Shotguns

My gaming group's Necromunda campaign is in the final phases, with 4 weeks left to go. The Skallytong Boys of House Morlaque are languishing mid-table, so with a money belt full of cash, my Leader decided to go on a recruitment drive.

I've added a brand new champion to the gang, as well as another supporting ganger with a shotgun. 

Two new gang members enter make their way to the Skallytong Boys' hideout.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Orks Like Presents Too!

Cast your minds back to Silwon Fisk's new plaything. You may recall that 'Pet' was one of a pair of figures I received as part of a Secret Santa miniature exchange for Christmas last year.

I've got round to painting up the second of this pair of figures - this time a lovely grot to join Boss Fangrot's bijou warband.

The grot in question is detailed in the 1991 Citadel Miniatures catalogue as being "armed with a knife and sawn off shotgun 3". That's right, two other grots with the same loadout came before him. But neither of those two grots had this fella's particular fashion sense. He's rocking an impressive Mohican (hair squig or natural), a Walkman and a mean cranial scar.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

House Morlaque - the Big Guns

The Skallytong Boys of House Morlaque have been steadily increasing in strength - coming to the attention of Guilders and Enforcers alike! I'm now 4 weeks in to my gaming group's new Necromunda campaign, 'The Stern Contracts'. My Morlaques are mid-ranked when it comes to Reputation and earning a reputation for being sneaky (something to do with bald heads and goggles).

Monday, 19 February 2018

Keep Them Wagons Rolling

Over the next three weeks of my gaming group's current Necromunda campaign, we're going to be playing a scenario involving the looting of a Guilder caravan. We've said that players can represent the caravan with a suitable vehicle, train of animals, or even a large counter, but I figured I'd like to actually have a specific model.

I started rummaging through my bits and pieces and found a large scifi container given to me by a friend. The size and shape immediately evoked Old West 'Prairie Schooner' wagons.

With my head full of images like the above, I rattled around in my bits boxes and came up with a rough proof of concept:

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Fisk's Christmas Present

Christmas now seems an age away, but myself and a few mates decided to run a little Secret Santa and secretly send each other something fun to paint. We dutifully promised to paint up whatever we were sent by the end of January. I'm late, and I've only painted 50% of what I was sent - I'm barely coping with the excessive guilt!

Nonetheless, 50% of my Secret Santa gift has been painted - although it wasn't so much a gift for me, as it was for Silwon Fisk. I even received instructions to the fact:

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Home Sweet Home - Prototype 40k Buildings

I was lucky enough to acquire lovely a pair of buildings recently. What makes these interesting is that they are hardfoam prototypes from the early 2000s, produced by GW when it was looking into the terrain market. They were produced at roughly the same time as some of the terrain that saw release, including the 54mm scale Imperial STC Habitat for Inquisitor. I only have two of the three buildings that were prototyped - the third has a circular tank on the roof.

My buildings appear to have been scratchbuilt from plastic strip, textured plasticard and plastic kits, then cast in hardfoam resin. They came to me ready primed and ready for a splash of paint.

EDIT: Riot pointed out below that the smaller of the two buildings was featured in the pages of the 'How to Make Wargames Terrain' book, published by GW in 2003:

Monday, 15 January 2018

Eldritch Raiders the Army - Beginnings

I can't remember exactly when I build my last actual army. I know it was for a tournament in the mid-2000s. I know it was Eldar, and I know it was when the plastic Dire Avengers had just been released. I know this because I built lots of them.

Since then I have focused solely on skirmish level games. Blood Bowl. Necromunda. Inquisimunda. Shadow War Armageddon. I have not desired making or playing with an army in any way shape or form.

But then some of the Oldhammer folks started doing the Old World Army Challenge, and I wondered whether a small army might be feasible. Whether it might be fun. Whether I should actually make one of the armies I've always wanted. At the same time Asslessman over at Leadplague was having similar thoughts. So we made a gentleman's agreement to each build and paint a 40k army over the course of 2018. In fact Asslessman has already made a start with his fabulous chaos squats. Check them out. I on the other hand, will be building a delicate, refined, classical Space Elf force using the Eldritch Raiders list from the Book of the Astronomican.