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Another Deathclock game this time against pMorghoul. This time we were more generous with the clock taking an hour. This made for a more relaxed game but forced an exciting ending.

In this game I kept pretty much the same list I’m practising and across the table was a Bronzeback, Titan and a few heavy infantry. Pretty much a staple Skorne list but I was pleased not to see Kharn. In the early exchanges my Woldstalkers made reasonable progress down the flanks while Ghetorix and the Stalker held the middle ground. The Skorne list was tier 4 and this allowed it to gain extra movement toward the objectives so I gave away 3 control points early. This put the pressure on and I had to contest objectives to avoid a fast whitewash. I somewhat reluctantly pushed most of the force at the objectives but managed to get Ghetorix in a decent position to have a pop at Mourghoul.

Unfortunately I was not aware of Mourghoul’s feat and this stopped Kromac from being able to force Ghetorix into making the attacks needed for the kill. To add insult to injury Mourghoul slipped away in his turn using Parry and moved into a dangerous mid-table position. However by this time the clock has nearly run down and the Skorne only had 3 seconds on the clock. Kromac has 5 minutes and this proved just enough for him to beast out and get into Morghoul for the win.

A close game that benefited in the latter stages from the Deathclock. In this game I learnt the importance of getting bodies on the objectives and I have sat the heros of the game were my Swamp Gobbers who successfully tied up the Bronzeback and stopped it wrecking Ghetorix. Their defence of 15 is a real pain to deal with!


Played a 50pt Deathclock game against Legion this weekend. I played the Kromac list I would like to make my staple with :





Stones with Keeper


2 x Woldstalkers

Lord of Feast

Across the table was Thagrosh and assorted nasty Legion filth. We played the first scenario from the Steamroller 2015 pack but the game was decided by ‘Caster kill.

In the early action the forces closed and a pair of Legion Deathstalkers showed their value picking off the best part of a unit of Woldstalkers. On the other side of the board a unit of Woldstalkers, backed up by the Lord of the Feast, returned the favour knocking out a unit of Swordsmen. In the middle of the table the heavies were squaring off for the scrap that would likely decide the game. The first couple of turns passed very quickly as we were both keen not to run down our clocks – the pace of the game was good. 

In the following couple of turns the Legion initially took the upper hand getting into the scoring zone and leaving the Circle beasts tangled up on the edge. However, a viscous counter attack lead by the Ghetorix saw a Carnivean taken down and a Seraph and Scythean beaten up. Here I made a fatal error though. Kromac moved into the back arc of the Scythean a fair distance away. It didn’t occur to me that Kromac could have used reach to put in the final few boxes of damage needed to take th Scythesn down and of course he was now in reach range for the Scythean to turn around and get some Attacks in. Sadly for Kromac this is exactly what happened and a potential winning situation turned into a bloodbath for the hapless Circle Warlock.

It was a good game played at excellent pace thanks to the clock. At the end I had about 10 minutes of my hour left and this would have been enough to secure the win if Kromac had not messed up. My opponent also forgot to use Thagrosh’s feat to bring the Carnivean back so we were both guilty of an apalling howler. All good fun though and looking forward to more timed turn practice in the future.

Gorax – part 1

Posted: January 16, 2015 in Circle, Painting and Modelling

I’ve taken a break from Kromac to have a go at a Gorax. Quite pleased with how this chap is coming along.


Kromac part 2

Posted: January 11, 2015 in Circle, Painting and Modelling

I’m pleased with way Kromac is coming along. I’m trying to keep him dark and savage and I think that’s coming along nicely.


Kromac – part 1

Posted: January 8, 2015 in Circle, Painting and Modelling

I’ve decided to put a lick of paint on Kromac. With the Ghetorix pretty much done it would be rude not too!


I’ve been feeling a bit burnt out on the Ghetorix particularly now that all the interesting work is done. I have done his furrier bits which gave me chance to do some wet blending. I also tried an oil paint wash to shadow some of the finer detail in the fur. In the the picture below you can see his furry chest and the model is done apart from some of the cloth and leather. I’ll come and finish him off in a few days from now.


I was interested to see the Ghetorix in a more natural light this morning. I’m pretty happy with him although I still can’t quite capture his true colours.

I’ve found it quite hard to blend all of the areas in consistent way so I may go back and do some more work in a few places. I’ve included a pic of part of his back. Here I’ve managed to achieve the look I was after across more of the model. A nice smooth blend with interesting coloured shadows and highlights. More practise needed!


Finished most of the smooth body areas this evening. I’m fairly pleased with the results and will try and get some pictures under more natural light tomorrow. Next I need to do the various leather and cloth bits and start thinking about what to do with the more furry parts.




I’ve been working on the Ghetorix’s face, armour and axe this week. I’m fairly happy with the results. I have to say I’m a bit rusty at the moment but there are signs of a decent paint job emerging.



I’ve continued to be ambitious with the coloured shadowing. This is most apparent on the axe head where I’ve used Goblin Green, Ultra Marines Blue, P3 Brown Ink and Windsor and Newton Apple Green to build up depth and interest.
I need to bite the bullet soon and finish blending the torso and limbs. Not looking forward to the large and fairly flat areas which will make or break this paint job.

A bit more progress on the Ghetorix over the weekend. Highlights and blending on the belly and chest, plus some work on the boney parts of the helmet.
With the highlights I’ve tried to contrast the cold blue and purple shadow tones with warmer fleshy browns.