Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

Sudanese warriors

More from the Perry boxed set of Ansar, matching the ones from May.



 6 rifles, including a leader


 4 beja

A pair of regular Sudanese spearmen 

I think this means I'm done with the native forces. Now to crack on with some Red Coats to fight alongside the 3rd Foot and Mouth.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Warhammer 8th Ed. Orcs v Wood Elves

Steve and I fancied an evening of Proper Warhammer followed by a curry.
And so, being grown men in charge of our own destinies and able to do as we please, that's exactly what we did.  Mrs Steve was away and the Current Mrs Tom's Toy Soldiers fancied a quiet night in and wanted me out of her hair.

Warhammer of course, plus some funny tins of lager-y beer.

We played the funny diagonal set up. Steve had improved his Welfs since the last game by tooling up their shooting.


 I had the boarboys and the big block o' Night Goblins.


The trolls stayed near my Warboss in the centre.




The stag rider things declared a charge on my chariots, which unleashed a fanatic from the nearby archers. Sadly he whirled too short


Treekin. And a very old, very pink wizard. Steve took fire magic on the wizard. because a wood based fire creator is funny.


Durthu came along for the ride.


And some more old models, Glade Guard this time.


Durthu and the Trolls decided to have it out.
Meanwhile Steve's block of 30 archers were all shooting, hitting on 3s with flaming arrows and poison.
My Big Uns died in droves.


The boraboys were charged at the ford.


And the stag thingys finally charged the chariot.


The Glade Guard killed the boarboys, so Nubbinz bounced over t try and hold them until the Giant could get there.


By this stage Durthu was covered in diced carrot and fish heads after the trolls had repeatedly been sick on him.


Just as the giant was about to ride to the rescue he got some antlers up the rear. He killed them, but then ran in to a treeman who did him in.

And with that the game was over.
So we went for curry and beer.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Grots (and a Kustom Mega Kannon)

Some time ago I assembled and painted the Kustom Mega Kannon that General B. gave me a while ago.
But I didn't do the crew.

That's now been resolved. Almost*.







Very jolly and characterful and all that, but it took me ages to work up the enthusiasm to paint up all the extra detail on what are, essentially some wound markers.

Here they are with their pride and joy.




*There's one still to do who's supposed to be actually on the model, peering through the shield. Eventually, eventually.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Ork Painboy Conversion

I wanted a Mad Dok (yes, yes, I know that's the special character, but it's what I call them. And so does Stephen). But I didn't want one enough to pay £12 for a single plastic model.
So I decided to do some kunnin' konvertin.






Black Ork Nob body, Power Klaw from the Nob sprue, resin barrel from I can't remember, bit of wire, some clear yellow rod and a needle made from spare Nortshar spear with part of a plastic lamp from lord knows what kit.
Bish, bash and indeed bosh.

I like to think he's reaching forward with his klaw and asking some unfortunate Boy to cough.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Greek Heroes for Of Gods and Mortals

A couple of generic Greek heroes I had lying around half finished for ages. I dal for our of Gods and Mortals games.

One in blue for the Poseidon following hopilites



His shield transfer is a LBM one.

And a clothed Spartan to help out the naked ones



Spartan symbol from VVV miniatures.

Lovely, easy to paint Crusader Miniatures there's a bloke with a sword somewhere, almost finished too.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Skeletons for Of Gods and Mortals

When James bought his son over at the weekend (I think I'm doing very well to not refer to him as Morris Minor) he asked if I had any skeletons. I think James figured I was pretty much bound to have some given my long GW history. However I've only ever painted a single unit of Tomb Kings skellies many years ago that I think I donated to the Studio playtest cabinet (as I was never going to do a whole undead army).
However, not wishing to let young Master Morris down (he's very enthusiastic about Greek Myth and Jason and the Argonuts, so I understood the wish for dead 'uns) I asked Steve if he had any I could borrow. Weirdly Tomb Kings is pretty much the only army Steve doesn't have. he has Vampire Counts but the latter day GW VC skeletons are rather too western for Greek mythology.

Fortunately, and inevitably, Steve did have some (assembled but unpainted) skeletons, from the original GW Skeleton boxed set stuffed into the back of his cabinet, so he forced them on me. Thanks, mate.

Good job skellies are quick and easy to paint. I replaced the assorted hand weapons with some Northstar steel spears. Then white spray, various brown washes and a good drybrush later they were ready for Young Master Morris to field in our game.






I have now prevailed upon General Ballroom to let me have some of his spare plastic hopilite shields so I can Greekify the spear lads a little more.