Monday, October 24, 2016

Painted Warhammer Krell, or Wight King with Black Axe

Having picked up the Warhammer Age of Sigmar General's Compendium, I became interested in the Path to Glory campaign rules contained therein. I was hoping to arrange a Path to Glory campaign at some point using my old Vampire Counts models. The new factions are much more limited, and my variety of different Vampire Counts stuff doesn't really make a coherent faction anymore. The closest I had and the simplest to implement was the Deathrattle faction, which contains Skeletons, Grave Guard, and Black Knights, lead by a Wight King. I don't have a painted Wight King, but have several unpainted, so this gave me the inspiration to finally paint one of them up.

I went with my finecast Krell model, who is no longer Krell in the Age of Sigmar, but simply a Wight King with Black Axe (of Krell). It's a really nice model. I tried to imitate the blue glow look of the black axe in the paint job on the Games Workshop website, but couldn't really pull it off. That aside, I think he turned out pretty well for a quick paint job, and hopefully someday he'll get to lead his war band to glory. Have a look below for plenty of pictures.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Black Powder American Civil War Battle Report: Surprise in the Forest

A Union division and a Confederate division approach each other cautiously through a vast woodland. Each commander is performing a reconnaissance in force, probing the wilderness for signs of the enemy. As such they don't know where they will encounter the enemy or in what strength. In addition to seeing off any enemy they encounter, they will be well served by occupying and holding onto any tactically valuable positions in anticipation of a potential escalation in the fighting.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Simple 10mm Roads and Fields

I have needed some dirt roads and farm fields for my 10mm American Civil War games for a while now, but I generally find it hard to get excited about making terrain. With my limited hobby time, I didn't want to spend a ton of time making roads and fields. However, I really needed some to make convincing layouts for my games, so I decided to just try something really simple and see how it turned out.

I had a lot of felt stored up, in green and a few different shades of brown. So I figured I'd see what I could do by just starting with that as a base. With very little time or effort, I ended up with something that looks convincing enough. Not only was it quick, it was also easy enough that my almost 3 year old daughter could help with it, which meant I could actually find the time to do it.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Kingdom Death Intimacy Survivors

Kingdom Death
Here are a couple of the special, non-modular, survivor models that came with Kingdom Death: Monster. I'm not sure they will be of much practical use in the game. I'm sure by the time I have a weapon that good, I will have enough armor for everyone to have some. So fielding someone with a fancy metal sword (I don't know what it's called, as I haven't encountered it yet) but no armor probably won't happen. Even so, they were quick to assemble and I figured I'd give them a quick paint job and get them done. I still haven't gotten the hang of painting the white cloth, but I didn't want to spend a ton of time on it smoothing it out. Though a bit rough, it looks fine at a distance so I suppose it's good enough. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Kingdom Death Monster - Olympus Year 5

Kingdom Death
Olympus is approached by a very threatening looking stranger. Hera, Aphrodite, Dionysus, and the inexperienced Hephaestus prepare to defend the settlement from the create they take to calling the butcher. Hera wears a full suit of rawhide armor and carries bone darts so she can attack at a distance. Aphrodite has some rawhide armor and carries the mighty scrap sword. The other two wear only cloth, but Dionysus is armed with the bone axe, and Hephaestus in his first encounter carries the king spear and can therefore strike at a distance. Having no idea what to expect, the four survivors march out to the edge of the settlement to face the approaching butcher. They can assume from his menacing bearing that he does not come in peace.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Preserving Warhammer Quest

Warhammer Quest
Since I've been playing Warhammer Quest again, I couldn't help but notice that my old rule books were looking a bit worn. They have been around a long time, and since they have a lot of tables and charts to reference, especially in the roleplay book, they get flipped through a lot. There's also no way to replace them if they get damaged or worn out, because the game has been out of print for a very long time. Because I expect to continue my Warhammer Quest campaigns with my current parties for some time into the future, I decided I should do something to preserve the books and keep them usable for as long as possible. What I ended up doing is disassembling all the books before laminating each page and spiral binding them back up. This should keep them well protected long into the future. Have a look below for the results and how I achieved them.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Kingdom Death Butcher

Kingdom Death
I've painted the next monster for my Kingdom Death campaign, the Butcher. I again wasn't quite sure how he was supposed to look, and just went with something pretty straightforward. I painted his cape the same colors as I did the Screaming Antelope fur, and the skirt and fur sleeves the same as the White Lion fur, supposing he got his garments from hunting those monsters. The rest is mostly armor, with some leather straps here and there and lots of lanterns. I did paint the mask a different color than the rest of the metal, which makes it stand out more. I had no idea what the loin cloth like things hanging down from his waist are supposed to be. One I painted like teeth (maybe Screaming Antelope teeth strung together). The other I just made a brown leather color, though in retrospect I should have painted it like the scales of a giant snake or something like that. Have a look below and let me know what you think.