Thursday, 27 February 2014

Rich's Thursday Ramble - Kill Team

I've had a fair number of little bits of ideas for things to post this week. So i decided, rather than flooding the board with guff, I might just try and attempt to put together a weekly post focusing on an issue and attempting to get some discussion going. As its Thursday I figured I might as well make it weekly on a Thursday.

First up: Kill Team.

Following the disastrous first outing of the kill team in a  venom, I decided to go back to the drawing board...

Monday, 24 February 2014

Devastation Photos Recap Day 2

Last bit,

I didnt actually take that many photos of day 2, i got a bit too involved in the games themselves to remember.

Devastation Photos Recap Day 1 Part 2

Heres what i've got (and can remember) of Rounds 2 & 3

Devastation Photos Recap Day 0 and Day 1 Part 1

I thought i'd dump all my snaps of the weekend up in some blog posts with some game summaries.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Finishing up the E.L.F campaign weekend

So the dice have settled and the winners were...

Mechcanicum army idea

Looked over the ad mech lists on the way home and with what I've got and am planning to buy I came up with the following list as an ally list for my iron warriors;

Cybernetica -1495

Magos -65 (165)
Archmagos +35
Cyber-familiar +15
Machanitor array +25

Thallax (6) -255 (285)
Heavy chainblade +30

Castellx (5) -425 (450)
Flamer x5 +25

Myrimdon destructors (3) -120 (225)
Conversion Beamer x3 +105

Knight errant -(370)

What do people think (30k only obviously)

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2014


Monday, 17 February 2014

Mulling over Monday morning melancholy.

Good morning morning you crazy cats or is it? I had a bit of a crisis of faith last night as I was finishing up my evening painting session, trying to get the last highlights on to my blowfly mounts for the Plague drones and I began to compare the job I'd done with my GUO and realised that I wasn't as happy with the job I'd done on the GUO as I had previously thought. After much moping (and re-evaluation in the softer light of day) I've come to two conclusions-

1- I hate the necessary evil that is varnish! So often I spend ages painting something only to have a lot of the subtly obscured by the varnish required to protect the miniature whilst playing with it. There's a good reason that all the models in Warhammer Worlds exhibition cabinets aren't varnished (rant over).

2- Ok so this is more of a question than a conclusion. Do we get too close to models when we evaluate the success of a paint job? How often do we see models online or in a magazine and think 'hmm, paint jobs a bit off' but see it on the table or in a cabinet and suddenly it looks a lot better. I was wondering if the need to get within a few inches to paint the model means we very rarely look at them from arms/table length. We often already know the parts of a model that we aren't happy with so even at these distances I find myself focusing on the errors rather than enjoying the successes.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Finishing Beasts and making wet palettes!

So I've finally broken the shackles of my painting slump and have managed to finally finish some of the models I bought at Essen (hurray, I hear you cry he'll stop going on about it!)! Plus I've finally put together a wet palette (it's only been three years since I saw the article on BoLS about how to make one). But the real question is am I happy with the results of my endeavours?

Friday, 14 February 2014

Dreadball Digital

So Mantics Digital Dreadball rules got released recently and i got around to picking  up the collected edition last night. 
So i thought id share my thoughts so far.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Contemplating X-Wing wave 4 and a general hobby update...

Howdy Folks!

Its been a while since i've posted anything really. So i'll treat this as a few mini updates before i get to my main discussion topic.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Reading the new GW magazines.

So the new format of White Dwarf and the brick that is Warhammer: Visions just hit my doorstep and I've had a read. So is it an improvement? Does the split format deliver greater consistency for the different types of gamers?