Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sunday, November 9, 2008


And so I started to make art:
Version 1

Version 2:

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I don't blog nearly enough, without the internet or a good camera at my apartment, which I moved into last month, I don't take any pictures or post stuff.

I'm feeling entirely unmotivated to do anything with miniatures, hell, anything, right now. I'm not entirely sure why. I think it might be the fact that I realized I was in a 3 month relationship that didn't have any good side to it.
Its time to break out of this rut. I need to start something new and fresh and have it completed. It'd be nice to have a fully painted army 2000 point Warhammer army. I've only once had that, and I cheated and used black as a main color so I didn't really have to paint them that much.

I'm thinking necrons, but I want to do something cool with them. I should be getting some 'crons pretty soon, so that should be a fun little experiment.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Citadel Washes pt1

I've had the chance to use some of the new Citadel Washes that are coming out.
This is my review, part one:

I've not used the purple, red or flesh washes, but the green, browns and blue were really good and actually worked how GW has said they would. Suffice to say, I was shocked. I'm working on painting up Epidemius using many more of these washes. They really help to give him a sickly look off of the white undercoat. I painted up a reaper model as well using the washes to bring the model together. The Devlin Mud wash really works to make greens look like they are dirty and used.

Overall, with what I've done so far, I'm really happy with how the new washes work and will definitely be picking up a set when they come out, though I'll also be picking up a few choice inks, which I reccommend becaues those are being discontinued for the washes. And there are just some things that a wash cannot accomplish that the inks can.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Daemons of Chaos, first game

So, Alan and I played a 2000 point game of Daemons vs High Elves. He was using his "caledor list"

This was:
Archmage on Moon Dragon
Dragon Mage
15 white lions
2x15 spearelves
6 Dragon Princes
1 Bolt thrower

I decided to try out (proxying) a pure Slaanesh force.

I ran
Daemon Prince (lvl 2)
Mounted Herald (lvl 1)
Herald BSB (lvl 1)
Herald (lvl 1)
2x25 Daemonettes
10 Daemonettes
5 Seekers of Slaanesh

My strategy was to go up the center/left flank of the board while my seekers reeked havoc from behind his lines. They moved up quick and subsequently got into combat with his archmage on the dragon. I managed to kill his archmage but it was the dragon that whittled down the unit with combat res, as he had the flank and outnumber.
On the left side of the board, I was utterly destroying his Dragon Princes, bad rolling on his part meant that he only killed one of my daemonettes out of a unit of 25. I killed 3 of his in the next combat making him run and running him down. I then destroyed a unit of 10 spearmen, then a second unit of 10 spearmen, before hitting the bolt thrower and destroying that.
In the center of the board white lions destroyed my other unit of daemonettes, but they still put up a fight, taking out 5 models and a dragon on their way.

You'll notice the Daemon prince wasn't mentioned. This is because he died on turn 2. All he did was get off the lore of Slaanesh spell that makes all enemies roll 3d6 for leadership. This really screwed up the High Elf plans of charging when they couldn't pass their fear test!

One unit was made stupid which also hindered it quite a bit and both dragons were rendered stupid after their riders died. Overall, it was a good game. It turned out to be a draw in my favor and I learned a lot.

Things I learned:
Daemon Princes are not worth it as a lord choice.
Always always always, if you have a unit of daemons, put in the herald for that unit.
Pure god armies may be thematic and neat looking, but they won't have the staying power of a mixed list. (the example I thought of is my S3 Daemonettes hitting a Brettonian or Empire knight line. There would be nothing I could do against the 1+ and 2+ armor saves, regardless of if I went first.)
Khorne and Slaanesh seems to be the way to go on ability and on cost.

I'm going to be looking at getting some more games in and seeing how they go, running a mixed Khorne and Slaanesh list as well as starting to build and paint the daemon models I have.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Current Project

So, here's whats next on the slate. Savage orcs and night goblin archers for Dan.

Look at this WAAAGH! look at it!
A closeup of the Savage Orcs, currently in a bare metal state.
The second goblin shaman I painted for Dan
Blurry detail shot of goblin shaman.

I apologize for the poor picture quality, but it was taken with my 1.3 megapixel phone.
So, here's whats next on the slate. Savage orcs and night goblin archers for Dan.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

It was 6 long months

Here's pictures of an Orc Battle Standard Bearer on a boar.