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40K 8th Ed Army: Deathguard: Chaos cultists: CP Models Sci-fi Trenchers.

16 Jun

So on goes my quest to get my 8th Edition 40K army finished, and this time it’s my first unit of deathguard chaos cultists. These figures (of which so far consist of 12 models) come from CP Models in their Sci-fi Trench warfare range, and are a mix of both Brits & Germans.

You can find them here yourself if you want to peruse TRENCH WARFARE: CP MODELS

My thinking was, these lot once were fighting a prolonged war against each other, then with the influence of chaos to their world, my deathguard lot came along and showed them another way, and thus they became indoctrinated into following Nurgle through disease, suffering and poison gas.

You’ll notice that the duplicated German with the chainsword was a simple conversion using a chaos marine part, just to change it up a bit to signify the leader.

I kept the scheme in the same tones as my plague marine unit and tank, so they’d fit the aesthetic.

I do have five additional models to add, but these are made up from Wargames Factory scifi germans and gripping beast? (I think) saracens. They fit the look pretty close, and add some additional bodies to the fight. (I will post when they are done)

Your going to find that my cultists are quite an eclectic bunch. My other units are made up from a random mix of masked nutters, and robed zealots from a variety of companies. These lot I’d had for ages, but never put them to any use.

Anyway, let me know what you think, and I’ll be back later with my possible temporary poxwalker shamblers (possibly that is, but I’ll show them anyway!)

40K 8th Ed. Deathguard Army: Chaos Spawn: Envy Demons (CMON)

12 Jun

So these spawn are from the board game The Others: 7 Sins from CMON, the Envy expansion, which I got for quite a good price on Ebay. I think it ended up working out at around just over a £1 each, and for the quality and size of the models is a pretty good deal.

I don’t own the main game, nor have I played it, nor plan either. Just the models are well done, and I thought they would make excellent spawn. These things will form 2 units (3+4 respectively) and add some variety to my spawn units.

The Controller model is the poorest figure in the set, and it’s now laying headless in my bits, as I didn’t need it. Some people I’ve heard aren’t keen on the recurring sexual imagery in some of the designs of the game, but old skool GW had a habit of nudity, innuendo and a great deal of knobs, tits and fannies, so it’s nothing new. I suppose they are not figures for the easily offended.

So here’s the bit where I was going to show you a load of nice shots of the before and after, but since my phone’s died on me and can’t get the pics off my phone, then here’s a few I’ve stolen off the net to illustrate my point.

As you can see, there’s a ton of detail on these creatures, and when I saw them, I did think these might have been better suited for Slaanesh spawn, but with an appropriate themed paint job, they would be acceptable spawn for any chaos power.

I’ve opted on mine for a scheme of pallid/rotting flesh and sickly greens, contrasted with blood and gore, a theme I am rolling with, with all my spawn, just subtle changes here and there in the palette, just to change it up here and there. It keeps everything tied together with the rest of my wave of disgusting spawn creatures if I ever want to use the option of using them all at once in a game

.The Avatar is a lot bigger than the rest, but the rest are still a decent size.

Anyway, let me know what you think, it’s good to get feedback to make sure I keep on track!

40K 8th Ed: Deathguard Army: Custom Hellbrute W.I.P. 1

8 Jun

So I’m trying to get some kind of 8th edition 40k nurgle Deathguard army together, just to get back into the game (haven’t played it since 4th edition) but I really wanted to use as much customised and independent companies stuff instead of GW’s VERY expensive stuff.

Don’t get me wrong, I love their stuff, but being a tight Yorkshireman, and a die hard converter & customiser, a mix of models I like rather than “official” minis is what I’m after.

So, I want to show my current Hellbrute WIP.

It’s base model is the often overlooked Scotia Grendel Leviathan War Golem (found here: http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=292 )

I’ve only just started putting some colours and a bit of drybrushing down on it, but I’m loving the way it’s coming out so far! Here’s a shot from the back.

I’ve added quite a bit of extra nurgley goodness, and am expecting it to turn out lovely (can you say lovely about anything Nurgle?)

Let me know what you think. I’ll be back later to show case some more of my growing forces (finished stuff that is…)

GW’s Age of Sigmar. Should I give a sh*t about it?

20 Aug

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So the old Warhammer is gone. Replaced by GW‘s latest brainfart, Age of Sigmar. As an oldhammer player and veteran since 2nd Edition WFB, I’m not sure how to take it. Of course, this effects nothing in terms of playing WFB, I’ll still be able to play, but this new direction GW has taken, leaves me a bit undecided about this new release.

I’ve read tons about it on line, with mixed reviews that usually end up as “meh”, and comparisons to sigmar’s lot being more 40K than Warhammer fantasy. It makes me wonder if it’s not the fault of the game, but rather us old guard making all the noise.

It’s a brave departure for GW to be giving away the rules free, we warhammer players can jump straight in and play no problem (I will, at some point) but on the other hand, I can see their move being a canny conversion tool, designed to suck in existing players to the new stuff. I just think I’m not excited about it at all.

I’m old skool, I was brought up with GWs products and minis, they played a large role in my childhood and beyond, but I’m not crying about how it used to be, but maybe we hold this old period of gaming history in too high esteem. I’m not saying that WFB is the best wargaming system to ever grace this planet, sure it’s ok, but, I think we older gamers are just used to it. We have become set in our ways and hold Warhammer on a pedestal.

On the reverse, there are some things with Age of Sigmar (AoS) that don’t float my boat. don’t get me wrong, I’m still tempted to get the boxed set, who wouldn’t be. Everyone likes loads of miniatures. I just have some issues with the models themselves.

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The Stormcast Eternals are my main gripe. I’m mixed about these. Even so years ago there were always going to be a celestial element versus chaos (ala the eternal champion influences from the early days) it had never panned out until now (only the chaos bit was expanded) The forces of order here, are a bit underwhelming, and far too space marine like for my liking. They are ok, but lack some oommff (So to speak)

Alternatively, if Sigmar is developed as a force, does this mean we’ll get some other new forces to represent the other lawful gods of the warhammer pantheon in a similar style? It’s possible, and could potentially create some really cool stuff.

The Khorne stuff in the box is ok, with a few good models and the rest sort of not. Again the similarities to 40k are apparent to me, so maybe this is trying to appeal to 40k players more than the rest. Since the 40k game is way more popular than WFB ever was, its a shrewd marketing move for them to do this, yeah I get it. Its just starting to feel like the warhammer fantasy flavour is from whats bolted on (like you can use your WFB armies and play it now with the free rules) Warhammer and all the miniatures from the previous incarnation, seems like its only now an afterthought to keep loyal WFB players who game in store, happy and subdued.

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Just how does this guy manage to wipe his ass?

Also, some of the Khorne stuff seems a bit too S&M slannesh to me. Am I missing something, or is it just me?

I dunno, what it is with this, i’m in two minds. On one hand, this could be good eventually, and getting onboard with the game would be good. There’s a lot of great models coming out, and even though I’m not a fan of the prices GW charge, I’d buy a few bits (the rest from cheaper decent manufacturers!) but, on the other hand, it could be a fail and not interest me enough to play with the game, only to return to WFB or kings of war etc. At least the rules are free. Jesus, you could just play the game without the boxed set and play with whatever minis you like!

With my time, concentration and funds limited, I can’t make my mind up about it.

Please, share your thoughts, do you like it? have you played it? what do you think?

 

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Battle Systems™ Sci-fi Modular Terrain Kickstarter

30 Nov

So, with previous posts being concerned with that of clowns and other such tomfoolery, I thought that it was best if I brought things back to the usual wargaming themes that many come here for. Although I will add, this blog is not just about wargames and miniatures, but about other stuff that amuses and entertains me. It’s been a while since I featured any crowdfunding stuff I’ve seen or been told about, so I thought I’d highlight this nice looking set, Battle Systems (TM!) modular card terrain on KS.

With only a few days left to go, it comes as no surprise this lovely terrain set has prompted tons of you out there to part with your cash to help fund this project. As you can see, it’s ideal for a plethora of 28mm games (or 32mm if you prefer!) of a scifi nature. I’m a big fan of terrain, and you must admit its pretty neat for card scenery, perfect for those who don’t have the time to mess around making it from scratch! Imagine the games of Necromunda or Spacehulk you could play with this!!

If I had the cash to put in, I would, but since I’m perpetually skint, I’ll be giving it a miss (not by choice though!)

There’s still time to get involved and get yourself a set, go and take a look if you like the cut of it’s cloth (you know what I mean…)

Battle Systems™ Sci-fi Modular Terrain by Battle Systems Ltd — Kickstarter.

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