Archive for March, 2014

2nd Bakemono finished this evening. Still not convinced about the colours and base but stubbornly persevering.

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Nearly finished the first Bakemono. I’ve been a bit experimental with the colours and base on this chap to inject a bit of interest into my painting which has been flagging recently. The highlights on the skin are warm complementaries to the base green colour. This has given the mini a slightly chaotic even messy look up close under bright light, but from a distance in more gentle light the effect is more appealing. The base too is something I wouldn’t usually do. I’ve tried to be bold and capture a colourful garden feel. All good fun and I’ll persevere. It will be interesting to see how the force looks finished and all together.

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A bit more progress on the Savage Wave this evening. I quite like the Bakemono sculpts. I’ve gone for a Knarloc Green base colour and shadowed it with a mix of P3 Trollblood base and Liche Purple. The idea is this a cold colour close to the complementary for green.
For the bases I’m going for a Japanese ornamental garden feel. I’ve used some fragments of miniature bricks to create a paving effect.

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A game of 40K this evening. Space Marines across the table against 1.75K of Nurgle’s rotters. I decided to play the strategy which has worked well recently. Park a medium sized unit of Plague Bearers on an objective, Soul Grinders laying down covering fire, Plague drones getting an icon up the board and Deep Strike remaining units into aggressive positions.
In the first turn I had a stroke of luck with a Phlegm bombardment scaring a squad of Marines off the back edge. Everything else pretty much went to plan and when my Daemon Prince immobilised the Marines Landraider that was carrying a large and dangerous squad it looked like game over for the Marines. The Great Unclean One joined the battle late but his intervention saw the Daemons claiming an objective deep in the Marines territory. We called it a day and tallying the scores the Daemons had won 11 -3. I’m enjoying the Nurgle Daemons more now that I’m playing more aggressively. I must get the models at least built though – lots of them are falling apart which is a tad embarrassing!

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I quite enjoyed browsing through the Bushido models on show at SMOGCON. A club mate mentioned they had painted up a few models so I thought I might as well dig out my stash of Savage Wave and get them ready for the table.
I don’t know much about this game or faction at the moment but as it’s a skirmish game I’ve just decided to get painting everything I have and I ‘ll worry about the force composition later. So, early stages of what I have below:

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Kromac strikes again

Posted: March 23, 2014 in Circle, Gaming

A 35 point game of Warmahordes this week. I decided to get Kromac out and across the table pGaspy with a horde of Cryx infantry. I didn’t like the look of this but a large forest near the centre of the table and the Stalkers ability to cut through infantry gave me hope.

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The Cryx rushed forward and were split by the forest. On my right a big group of Bane Thralls with Tartarus looked very threatening while on my left Satyxis Raiders and Mechanithralls were the threat. I used my Stones to whittle them down and block charge lanes while the Stalker and Kromac got into position. I put Kromac as far forward as I dared intent on casting Bestial to close down Gaspy’s spells. The Stalker managed to get into the Bane Thralls and wiped out quite a few. It was hard work but the plan was coming together nicely.
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This was one of those games where everything came together nicely. Kromac had closed down the Cryx magic, the Stalker was scything through the infantry and the stones were doing a great job supporting my offensive game from range and simply getting in the way of the Cryx assault on Kromac. I gradually took down the horde of Infantry and with hiding places running out my opponent threw in the towel. A good game and very happy with the result.>

The Golden Thrall. There were some very nice entries in the competition. I popped a few of my Trolls in and the Hades. Ken popped in his Despoiler hoping for a sneaky coin. Sadly I missed the presentation due to the DZC tournament but I later learnt I had won three coins. A gold for my Runeshapers, a bronze for Gunnbjorn and his battle group and a gold for the Hades. Ken’s Despolier picked up a silver.

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