January 2011


Hah! Had you worried. A couple of posts without any pics and what’s worse, a bit of a rant. Well, none of that now.

I’m putting together my first task for the 2011 The Guild Build. I don’t have to list the items in any task beforehand, so I can do whatever I want, but that’s not really how my brain works. I like the freedom, but I don’t want the deadline to pass and have nothing for my team (team Loners… coolest team by far).

Anyway, I’ll be doing a complete gaming table, some scenery and at least one figure for the task. All under the name Northern Immoren (Trollbloods for Hordes and Khador for Warmachine). And here’s the figure.

It’s been a bit of an experiment as usual, and those are the ones I have the most fun with. Thinking about the Warmachine setting, looking at a lot of their art and also seeing how people usually paint their figures I noticed a couple of things. In the art the warcasters always have magic runes flying about them. Warjacks are always battle damaged. And let’s be honest, we all see ‘jacks as the Iron Kingdoms tanks. For the first item, I’m still working on it. For the battle damage (and even some camo, why not?) here you have the first ‘jack, the deadly, heavy as all hell, unstoppable and ice axe wielding Juggernaut.

Here I will showcase figures from a number of Warmachine armies. Click on the pics for better view.

Khador

Warcaster – Sorscha Kratikoff

Warcaster – Orsus Zoktavir, The Butcher of Khardov

Warcaster (Epic) – Supreme Kommandant Irusk

Warcaster (Epic) – Vladimir Tzepesci, the Dark Champion

Heavy Warjack – Juggernaut

Heavy Warjack – Destroyer

Heavy Warjack – Kodiak

Heavy Warjack – Platic kit magnetized (Decimator, Destroyer, Juggernaut, Marauder)

       

Heavy Warjack – Devastator (x2)

 

Heavy Warjack – Spriggan

Character Heavy Warjack – Torch

Character Heavy Warjack – Behemoth

Unit – Widowmakers

Unit – Winter Guard Mortar Crew

Unit – Man-o-War Shocktroopers

Unit – Man-o-War Demolition Corps

Unit – Doom Reavers (x2)

Unit Attachment (Doom Reavers) – Greylord Escort

Character Unit – Great Bears of Gallowswood

   

Solo – War Dog

Solo – Widowmaker Marksman

Solo – Manhunter

Cryx

Warcaster – Warwitch Deneghra

Bonejack – Deathrippers

   

Bonejack – Defiler

Bonejack – Nightwretches

 

Helljack – Slayer

Unit – Bile Thralls

Unit – Bane Knights

Unit – Mechanithralls

Pink Khador!

It had to happen. Mind you this is not one of my armies. It started as a bday gift for my girlfriend. The first group was 15 points shown below.

Warcaster – Sorscha Kratikoff

Warjack – Destroyer

Warjack – Juggernaut

Unit – Widowmakers

Right now, in the middle of a very heavy summer, I’m slowly painting my Khador force. Playing Warmachine, and even Hordes with my Everblight starter, is probably the most fun I had in wargaming in long years.

In the internet front everything is cool. I follow some amazing blogs and video channels with lots of interesting content. There have been only two black spots.

First, GW’s non-stop Skaven fixation. I’m a LotR player so I’m used to be utterly ignored, but what about the people who play with the remaining (6, 7?) armies of Warhammer Fantasy? How do they feel having release after release, article after article on just one of them? Some of you probably haven’t gotten a new figure in years. Makes you wonder.

The other thing is an online order that needed correction. My brother got me for my birthday 3 boxes of Wargames Factory zombies through an online store. I have no idea about the change in management and all that story, and honestly I don’t really care. But it was clear that the order wasn’t going to be fulfilled any time soon. So I simply contacted the store guys, very decent guys so far (go Maelstrom!) and turned my present into Warmachine Khador models, specifically a unit of Doom Reavers, the Greylord unit attachment and the Winter Guard mortar.

So, GW seems focused on rats for the moment, so I’ll just ignore any updates till probably June. Have a lot of Warmachine/Hordes to paint and specially play. Oh yeah, PP’s No Quarter magazine is really amazing. In White Dwarf you could probably use 25% of the content. It’s a full 100% if you’re an Iron Kingdoms guy for No Quarter, which makes it so worth it.

I’m a convert, sorry guys. It has nothing to do with price tags, and everything to do with cool rules, original background and fluff, and specially playtesting.

Fucking hell Games Workshop. Stop it with the damn Skaven already. They’re the worst models in the whole range, the most ugly army ever, and there’s only been news about Skaven since mid 2010 till now (with the few weeks dedicated to Dark Eldar). Stop already. They are ugly, and as far as I can tell nobody is playing 8th edition.

Give me some Lord of the Rings already. Oh! Legion of Everblight starter on the door, gotta go.

So, I still can’t take a fucking decent picture, but I’m updating a gallery anyway. Finished painting the cruisers and the battleship for my Britannian fleet for Dystopian Wars.

Also, been playing a ton of Warmachine. I got my gf hooked (sorry woman) and she’s been playing my Khador, so I had to learn to play with Menoth (my brother’s figs). Think we’ve played 6 games in 2 days, including the first couple to teach her to play. It’s just an amazing game. I don’t care fielding unpainted models or even proxies (temple flameguard unit I do not own!). I even took unpainted models to a couple of in-store games, can you believe that? That day I played against Cygnar and then my first mix game against a Skorne Hordes army.

I’ll get them painted eventually (and take pics of the games). Right now I’m too hyped and can’t wait to read the Hordes manual to give my Trollbloods a spin.

First figures of 2011 are done. The Briton frigates you see in the post just below (a gallery with link on the right from now on) were painted on the 2nd and 3rd days of January. Yeah, they paint quite fast. So that’s a start with one of the new games for 2011. Trying to make a bit of noise down here in my city too, see if I can convert a few players.

I’m probably getting the rules before continuing with the painting. It’s a matter of weapon options and stuff. Yes, I COULD start to paint the carrier, but that’s the cherry on the cake, so it’s last.

More Dystopian Wars and some Warmachine coming along soon.

2011. Year of steam?

First figures from my first fleet, the Kingdom of Britannia.

Frigates

Cruisers

Battleship