mandag den 30. maj 2016

Nightstalkers

Kings of war army. Again...A new one...Yeah I know... But being an old horror fan this army really atracted me. An army...Made of your worst nightmares coming to life. What is not to like? I have been working on 2 of the units so far.




Needlefangs. Plastic halloween spiders with skulls. Swarming towards you with hunger for your very soul. Om nom nom..


The second unit is Butchers. Shambling...But when they get to you they will tear you apart ! Miniatures are actually from the Plague faction of Deadzone. 

And I have plans for some other units. Currently trying to find cheap Horroclix freakshow clowns. Because a nightmare army need at least one unit to trigger Coulrophobia.

Do any of you...By chance...Hate Broccoli?
Just you wait and see what I have in store for you then... And some slugs....

søndag den 22. maj 2016

Busy bee not zom bee

Nothing to do with zombies, wargaming, painting or post apocalyptic stuff.... And yet it does ! I have a great admiration for Billy Connelly and thought this quote was fitting from him and quite amusing.

So what have I been up to? 
I would like to say that I had finished a painting project, but I would lie.
I would like to say that I had finished my industrial terrain, but I would lie.
I would like to say that I had not started more projects, but you would know better by now.
I would like to say that I had gotten a bit more organised, you would just shake your head.
I would like to say that I had a firm grip on my SMS, but you would just laugh at this point.
(SMS, Shiny Model Syndrome)



The ROUTE 666 THE DEVILS RUN kickstarter has arrived. Mad Max style road warfare in 10mm scale. Love the look of the models ! Really easy to clean up and has a lot of detail. Plus I have some matchbox style cars and what not, together with bikes and bits from Ramshackle Games, ready to make it A LOVELY DAY!




And this little thing happened.....Sigh....For now just a teaser...More info will come on this...Yet another project!


søndag den 8. maj 2016

The triumph of Smudge.

It is not often that I am at a loss for words.... I was when I unpacked this present from a gentleman by the name of Steven. Some may know him better as INSO. Check his blog here. INSOS WORLD 

He made it as part of GIVE IT FORWARD.  And I was one of those people. The model was a test to see iif they could 3d print it. All models are from HASSLEFREE MINIATURES. Great company with superb customer service. Have loads of their great models. Go check them out and get hold of your SMUDGE models. The pug models are inspired by their late dog named Smudge. 

I have 2 pugs myself so when I "signed up" for the program, Steven knew exactly what to make. And I must say that it is AWESOME! Again..Thank you!!!

 Actually looks like me...Potbelly and beard. Only needs a bit of grey mixed in my hair then it was spot on hehe....

 Signature of the artist. Great little touch. It has been based on a CD. From STAR WARS hehe..

I plan on making some bases to slot into where the 3 miniatures are standing. That way I can use it in games. Bloody brilliant mate!!!

søndag den 24. april 2016

Lucky find, good tip and a game.

So I took my Kings of war army (Very much a work in progress) out for a game in the club. I had no intention of taking pictures for the blog, but I took some and thought that I might as well use them. Against Morten W. and his RATKIN.  A smashing victory for The Basilean army.

 As mentioned...Really a work in progress. But they looked like what they should represent. I need to remember I am a good guy in this army, and use HEAL spell.
 Angels of the match. They smashed through everything! 4 units died due to the wrath of my angels. 1 weapon team, doomwheel. lightning cannon and a big unit of rats.
 This regiment of my paladins...Got eaten as the ratogres munched them in one turn! AUCH! And my troop of cavalry was wavered for 2 turns and then got smashed from their saddles by the ratogres.

Though I won the game there is still something for me to think about. Had a warmachine which managed to inflict ONE wound. Knights were utter wimps. And I pretty much wasted my paladins. Could I use the angels in another tactic then swoop down the side and working throgh that way? I might still need another game to figure out if this works.

 The good tip from me. Counters for WAVERING and DISORDERED. Made on left over MDF bases. Yellow on one side and red on the other. Easy to do, cheap and it will help in the game. There you go.

 See this? It is a roll of cork. Really usefull for making bases, especially multibases. I think it is used for putting under linoleum flooring. To make it a softer to walk on. Best part of this find...It was free! Should keep me supplied for some time....

søndag den 17. april 2016

Do it yourself "Wound counter base"

Really easy build here. In Kings of war you need to keep track of the damage the units take, and mostly it is done with dice. I have seen some companies doing these but thought I had the materials needed to doing them myself.

Coffee stirrers yet again. The mdf base is left over bases I had. You could use a bit of plasticcard or even cardboard.

Clipping the stirrers to size and gluing them on. (Not your damn finger to the base...AGAIN!) The ones at the end has been halved. Carefull when using the cutters too, one bit flew of and landed in a cup of coffee. I tried explaining to her that they were coffee stirrers after all...

That easy....Cheap and fast. With a bit of sand, undercoat black, dark brown and a drybrush of a lighter brown and you are done.


onsdag den 6. april 2016

Next army (What the hell am I thinking?)

I am still a bit stuck in Kings of war....A bit meaning...A LOT! And I remembered that I had traded some stuff in return for a Mantic army of Basileans. (Good guys with angels). Being mostly a necromancer I have not payed them any attention for over a year. As it dawned on me that I had them somewhere it took me no time to dig them out .

Please disregard the bus and ambulance, they are not part of the army. Well I got them like this and remembered I had painted 3 models to test some colours. Hmm....There is a complete army here... So I went to check the armybuilder and see if I could get something together that would slightly look like an army.

Needed to rewire my head a bit as it calls for another tactic. Now I will be thinking of healing, inspiring and angels! The army is down on paper, most of the models I have. I need something to represent penitens. Some have mentioned GW flaggelants others have mentioned Frostgrave cultist. Need a little think on that. Will be making a new order for some bases. Multibasing again...Oh yes! This time thetheme will be overgrown temple/city/castle. Thanks to Christian (our man in Berlin) for helping me with the idea on that.

Now then....Not much else gaming being done but I went to another concert. Danish band called QUEEN MACHINE. Tribute band to...Queen. Well duh... They were awesome! Singer actually sounded pretty close to Freddie. And as for the look...Well see for yourself.





A bit different from the last concert I went to, but it was good and I had a good time, singing along on almost all of them!

søndag den 27. marts 2016

Kings of war games

Today (Sunday) I took my kings of war undead for a tournament. Got to play 2 games and met some new gamers. Due to easter holidays it was a poor showing though but we had fun. This zombie in the picture above actually watched over us. We played at a gaming store and they had live roleplaying props too. Nice fellow although he was a bit on the quiet side.

First game was against Ratkin. Those low down dirty rats! Dominate scenario which ended with a close loss to me. I had him fearing me as both of my catapults hit him in the first turn! A couple of high rolls from him at the end of the game saw my army turn to bones and dust. Stil it was a great game so many thanks to my opponent Marcus.





Remember that you can click on the images to get them bigger.



 No...My necromancer is not dead. Just resting because...REASONS! He kept falling over as the surface was not totally even. Dammit!
Last picture here shows the points to be added up. At this point my "fallen" necromancer had been replaced with a wraith/green zombie miniature. As mantioned...Lost unfortunately. Had my wraith unit stayed then it would have been a draw.
 
 "Right swambies....Go forth and feast!"
 The other game was against Twilight kin. Really cool effect on the bases with cracked ice!
 The dark master that controlled the undead hordes!
 And now I wish to say...I am sorry Mikkel. To my opponent. He came to fear the wraiths....And well the rest of my army too! You see.... In the next 2 pictures you will see the dead pile from Twilight kin and the dead pile from undead.


Mission was pillage. So had to control some markers (we used paintpots) and my opponent said at the start of the game " I will be coming over to you and kill you!" Well....That did not really work as he had planned.
(Sidenote, damn the Hydra is nasty!) However, as he called for surrender the next picture shows what he had left on the table.

I had a horde of skeletons ready to charge/surge into the crossbows. Still it was a good game on both sides and we talked about what coud be repaced in the list. I really did not think the 2 troops of crossbows was worth it. Get another unit of fast cavalry to ´harrass warmachines/characters and get objectives.
 
All in all it was a good day with gaming and gamingtalk. I am sure there will be more gamers ready to roll dice the next time this will be put up. Another thing that bothered me a bit was the terrain. It was really beat up as it was the stores, it really gets abused. Or maybe I have just become used to the great terrain we have at my club? But we respect it too and puts it back in proper place after use. It really adds to the overall experience to have a great table setup with good looking terrain.
 
This post is long enough now. I might put up some thoughts on the next post concerning my own army. What I realy liked in it, what performed good, should anything go? And what should be added to it next?
 
Stay tuned and keep gaming.