Monday, 19 March 2007

in the crack of a sandy dune you reach down

I've decided to base up my Exo-Armoured Hearthguard with bark too. This gives them a lot more battlefield presence, and means they don't look sillyily small in base-to-base.



I'm really enjoying painting the Red Scorpions Captain at the moment. I want to paint a squad to go with him and then play Space Hulk...

In all their games so far the Hearthguard have been used as power-armoured Grey Knights. This has surprised a lot of people as when I say they count as Grey Knights they automatically assume Terminators and not power-armoured. The 40mm bases I've put them on now allow them to be fielded as Terminators, and will also help them spread out further when they deep strike, even if I field them as only power-armoured. A little cheeky, but the models look far too cramped on 25mm anyway...

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Posted by Curis at 5:54 am

Bark

I've decided to base up my Exo-Armoured Hearthguard with bark too. This gives them a lot more battlefield presence, and means they don't look sillyily small in base-to-base.



I'm really enjoying painting the Red Scorpions Captain at the moment. I want to paint a squad to go with him and then play Space Hulk...

In all their games so far the Hearthguard have been used as power-armoured Grey Knights. This has surprised a lot of people as when I say they count as Grey Knights they automatically assume Terminators and not power-armoured. The 40mm bases I've put them on now allow them to be fielded as Terminators, and will also help them spread out further when they deep strike, even if I field them as only power-armoured. A little cheeky, but the models look far too cramped on 25mm anyway...

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Posted by Curis at 5:53 am

Saturday, 17 March 2007

Fistfeck

Warmaster Gorun! Best Squat model ever! Favourite model in the army, though the Adeptus Mechanicus Squat also gives me chufties. He was the second-hardest Space Wars Combat Card (behind that dratted Eldar Bonesinger). I'm putting off painting him last in the army, as a reward. But I dislike using him unpainted in games. So what I'm thinking of doing is painting up Skirmishmaster Borun, his identically-equipped younger brother.



I'm really building up the bases of my character models. My games have rammed home how short my squats are, and in combat they just disappear. I want my characters to look suitably-heroic, and not nipple level with guardsmen.

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Posted by Curis at 1:46 am

Friday, 16 March 2007

I heard the aero-engines whine

Okay, while I poke fun at the unrealistic asking price of £80 for the Adeptus Mechanicus squat, it's one of the most popular squat models. I've got two, here's a WIP of the one going in my army.



He fits the bill of enginseer perfectly with his laspistol, power axe and power armour. I just added a servo-arm which I also love. Why? Because it's the actual servo-arm off the first ever lead Games Workshop miniature I ever bought. Little piece of personal history of mine there. I adore this model.

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Posted by Curis at 12:48 am

Thursday, 15 March 2007

Hahahahahaahha



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£80 Buy it Now!

AHAHAHAHAAHAHAH

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Posted by Curis at 12:48 am

Saturday, 10 March 2007

Awash with the glittering of city lights

To rekindle interest in 40k at the club we're trying to finish off the Cityfight boards. I'm a bit narked that my bases will in no way match the terrain, but hey, it's great fun doing road markings. Here's some pics of all the markings Craig did, with some of Craig's marines.



Looks so much better than the terrain as it was back in December when I fought Glenn's Necrons over it.



I've just noticed that moving Batsquat over to the new Blogger has brought back that dratted toolbar, hiding my header. Boo! Anyone know how to banish it these days?

Posted by Curis at 7:01 pm

Waltzing back

Argh! Over a month! Where have I been? Time to get things back on track.

First off, I've been giving attention to my Khador force, and even took them to a tournament, and won best of faction huzzah.



After that died down a little, I finally succumbed to Flames of War, and kicked off a British force. Lovely Churchills.



But now some tournaments are starting to loom for my squat forces, and I want to bulk them out to 1850pts. So I ventured over to eBay to get these high gloss monstrosities.



Thought I'd better share them before they get dunked in brake fluid over the weekend.

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