Monday, 20 August 2012

Meet the Witch Hunters - Part IV


Johann might look a bit familiar. That's because he's the only one of the warband that was actually painted prior to this new Mordheim interest. You might remember, I painted him way back in December '11 for Da Warpath's Advent Challenge - read all about it here! Since then, I've painted the rest of the details to bring him up to date with the rest of the warband (plus based him, of course). 

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Meet the Witch Hunters - Part III


This is Jurgen. Jurgen likes long walks through haunted catacombs, Kislevite vodka and the scent of heretics burning in the morning. Oh, and he has a crossbow. So far, he's not managed to hit anything though...

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Meet the Witch Hunters - Part II


Rutger is simply a lowly Zealot in the warband (owing to his lack of any other weapons bar his humongous sword - only flash gitz get promoted!) So far, he's proven his worth simply by dint of surviving his first battle...

Friday, 17 August 2012

Meet the Witch Hunters - Part I

As I briefly mentioned a couple of posts ago, there's been a newfound interest in Mordheim at the club in the past few weeks. I'm not entirely sure how it came about, but I'm glad it did, because Mordheim is a game I love but have not played for years and never with actual figures (having previously only played "online" via using maps rather than figures and a table). 

Gary (of G's Spot fame) had an old Skaven warband from long ago, painted and never used. I had a bunch of old Free Company models that were left over from converting into pirates that could possibly have found service in the streets of the Blighted City, but while we were at the club a selection of models caught my eye amongst the second hand figures. Witch Hunters! And so, without further ado, I present: my warband...

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First up is Wulf, the lone pooch of the warband. Ferocious and brutal in combat, he has already proven himself by being more effective in combat than the rest of the band put together. Naturally, the dice are to blame...

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Meanwhile, in a period long ago...

In other news, and at complete odds with the so-called "Year of the Rat" I had planned, I've taken a couple of relatively timid steps into yet another period and yet another figure collection.

Yes, somehow I've found myself in possession of a bunch of Roman legionaries. Myself and Gary each bought one of the "Conquest of Gaul" boxed sets - Gary is taking on the Gauls, while I'm tackling Caesar's legions. Splitting the contents of the two boxes means I have 60 legionaries and two Scorpions, while Gary has 120 frothing Gauls!

Now, this was not even close to a planned purchase - even though the Romans are the primary reason for my interest in history, and even though I went on to do a degree in Roman history (along with Greek and Egyptian...), a Roman army in miniature form had never seriously crossed my mind until Gary happened to point out the boxed set and remark "That looks good, doesn't it?" About thirty seconds of further deliberation (along the lines of "It's got to be done hasn't it?" "Yeah, split it between the two of us, we're sorted") decided it. Not something either of us had planned, but at least this is an army that I actually know something about before deciding to buy into it and without actually having to research it first.

Needless to say, I won't be starting on these until I'm done with the bunch of Skaven I need to paint (or until the deadline for ToXG runs out, whichever comes first...) but it will be something to look forward to for a little later in the year.

Meanwhile, I can keep the anticipation up by reading through the copy of the Hail Caesar rulebook that comes in the boxed set.

Tale of Gamers - Part IV

As seems to be par for the course these days, this is just a small update. Not much to show unfortunately, but it's better than nothing...

I've completed the first (and so far, only...) unit for the Tale of X Gamers army I'm building:

Obviously, there are more Packmasters there than I actually need for the ToXG list, but I needed the extra three for the army overall so figured I'd do them all together. I'm not too keen on the old metal Packmasters, as they're pretty bad models, but every rat counts...

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Distractions Galore

Long time no post (that seems to be a recurring theme this year...)

And unfortunately, not much to update with. The Olympics have provided an epic distraction over the past couple of weeks, and between various trips to London to see several events I've hardly managed any painting. Combine that with a newfound interest in Mordheim at the club and it means the Skaven have fallen by the wayside a little. On the plus side I've been getting plenty of games. I'm just waiting on an email with all the battle notes, and then I'll be putting up a fully comprehensive battle report for Queek Greyclaw's slowly burgeoning army!

As far as the Tale of X Gamers is concerned, I've painted up the two Rat Ogres plus an assortment of Packmasters (although pictures will have to wait until my camera reappears...). That still leaves me all the Clanrats plus the Globadiers and Warlock Engineer to paint before September 1st. Eeek! Think I'm really going to have to put a shift in to get those done in time...

So that's it for now. This was really just a post to let you know I am still alive and procrastinating as usual.