I have just finished my summer school exams. that means i rewarded myself by a) not looking at my results, and b) buying some models. :D i have some flames of war, more dystopean legions and some warmachine. given that the first semester is kind to me, i should have some completed shortly :D
stay tuned :D
(also, 145 followers? not bad. not bad at all :D welcome new followers and *hi* to the older ones :D)
Privateer Press Warmachine/Hordes Mercenary/Minion Trollkin character solo Raluk Moorclaw, The Ironmonger
This sculpt. wow. real nice. also, this is my first troll i’ve painted, ever. i had a blast painting this guy, makes me want to paint more trolls (but i don’t want to play them haha).
the skin is a turquoise with a blue glaze, so it gives the apprentice of blue, but not blue.
i also tried my hand at different corrosive metals. on his left shoulder pad and patches on the steamjack arm are copper. i used valejos copper colour on top a khardic flesh undercoat. then i washed it with a fleshy wash and drybrushed it copper with a but of silver. the corrosion is simply watered down arcane blue and white.
the right shoulder pad and other bits and bobs is bronze. i achieved this by using p3’s molten bronze mixed with umbral umber, then a dry brush of the same mix but with silver and gold mixed in. i washed it with a brown. the corrosive colour is green, so i used P3’s necrotic green, white and a bit of arcane blue mixed with water.
im no expert on corrosive metals, but i really like my go at it. Moorclaw has a lot of character because of it too. now, i need to get some mercenary warjacks to accompany this metal-minded trollkin :D
rules-wise, i have not used him yet. but looking at his abilities i can see some benefit to bringing him along with my khadoran armada. for 2 points you get a mechanic and a beefy fighter too. he reminds me of the battle mechaniks UA (the one in MoW steam armour). he has good damage on his slug gun and his axe and can assault when he charges, which means he can actually use that rng4 slug gun.
his ability: drive: hog wild, allows a warjack under his control a free ranged shot before moving. which is nice. it is an advanced assault move. you can shoot any target and charge any target. the downside is that only melee attacks can be made in their activation, so the shooting is just once.
the main reason i wanted him was for his ability to repair any jack. that means he can repair my khador warjacks! and with repair 8, he should achieve something (unlike my regular mechaniks who, in their long career, have repaired close to nothing!).
Moorclaw offers khador a larger range of warjacks to call upon and support for khador warjacks to boot. if fielding a ‘jack heavy army, Moorclaw might be the type of merc your looking for :D
Privateer press Warmachine Retribution of Scyrah solo Houseguard Thane
SO I GOT NEW MODELS! sorry, i got excited :D
here is mr. thane. the retribution boss of houeguard elves. i look forward to using him in my next ret game, i will be running him with all the housguards i have :D
the model is fantastic. i mean, i have many with a similar pose, but the cloak thing and the fancy gun gives this a unique feel.
the colour scheme is like my other ret: a leafy green armour, yellow brown fatigues, grey brown belts and stuff, gold weapons and fancy things, turquoise cloak ( a practice colour for trollkin skin … and now it will be a complimentary colour for my elves) and red for rank.
a good looking model and a dire need for retribution forces.
Fantasy Flight Battlestar Galactica the board game Cylon Raiders, Cylon Heavy Raiders, Colonial Vipers & Colonial Rapters
so i bought the BSG board game in January. the first thing i did? grab them minis and paint the hell out of them! the minis were plain grey-scale, boring looking things which did not do the game justice. so i stabbed them with my paint brush until they looked like the above.
i played my first game last night and it was amazing. the painted figures really give character and personality to the game and makes the vipers and Rapters more valuable (as in, do not lose these things!), and the raiders more terrifying (instead of a grey blob its a silver boomerang going after your fleet!)
the quality of the painting is, in my opinion, akin to the X-Wing game minis. its not the best, but for its scale and use, its pretty damn good :D
Spartan Games Firestorm Armada Sorylian Collective Broadsword class Dreadnought, Swordbreaker class Battleship, Morning Star & Xiphos class Carriers
so the last of my space navy. i have not had much experience with the dreadnought, as most games i play are either a) on my own or b) with new player. so i don’t have the opportunity to use it. however it looks cool, and the amount of guns it can bring to the broadside is staggering.
the battleship is a sturdy piece of lizard technology. its weapons are numerous and its crew compliment is massive. this is a ship that is best to hold in reserve, then, once the battle commences, bring it to the fray to pick off the damaged ships with an incredible amount of firepower. also, with its crew compliment, it is fairly resistant to boarders, and in turn is a threat to ships with less crew.
the carriers are why i got into this game. i like the idea of thousands of space fighters and bombers streaming across the battle of larger capital ships (think of the beginning of star wars III). in the last game i played, i used one carrier as my main capitol ship with a maxed compliment of torpedo bombers. although i lost all my bombers on a overkill mission against a frigate (the frigate exploded, taking all my bombers with it), my carrier still had enough firepower on its own to win me the battle. with smart use of the fighters, i believe the carriers in this game can give a massive advantage.
Spartan Games Firestorm Armada Sorylian Collective Kopis class Heavy Cruiser; Skyhammer class Cruisers; and Kestros class Destroyers
here are the swords edge, the machines that cut a bloody path through the enemy. the Skyhammers (pic with 3 ships) have devastating broadsides and a crew compliment of enough to threaten any damaged ship. these cruisers sail in the wake of the frigates, firing their fore torpedoes and scatter guns until they get in amongst the enemy for a broadside.
the Kopis heavy cruiser (pic of one ship) is as effective as the skyhammer but will fewer options. it sports heavier armour and a greater compliment of weapons for close to mid range. this is a ship that excels at being up in the enemies grill. where most ships fail to fire effectively at close range, the Kopos has no problem.
lastly, the Kestros class destroyers (pic with two ships). these things are long range specialists. with focused, and linked fire, they can pick off the enemy ships before your frigates and cruisers engage, and while engaged, they lend supportive fire picking off the wounded. but be aware: they are slow and are minimally crewed (since most of the ship is one big gun).
(oh, and a note on the painting. i painted the skyhammers well before the heavy and destroyers. for the latter two, i tried to stay clear of the metallic colours as they did not seem to look right. all i did instead was paint a flat colour of white grey then use a black wash. it still has the impression of metal, but for its scale, its not one that shines. i think it looks better. )
totally forgot to crop the photos. mybad =p
Spartan Games Firestorm Armada Sorylian Collective Scythe class Frigates
so i dusted off my firestorm to repaint, repair and to complete the collection. here are some frigates, the workhorse of the sorylians. their broadsides are sub-par individually, but combined, they can really cause some damage. i use them to cross the battlefield, drawing fire and replying in kind while the rest of my main fire power advances. if any of them survive this move they can be quite good later int he game.
Privateer Press Warmachine Khador unit Greylord Outriders
I hate painting horses. i really do. i also hate assembling them. but these guys… oh these guys. they look fantastic! their poses are dynamic and, because they are wizards and all, they present a lot of options for painting (ie. glow effects).
i have used these young wizards once. i haven’t had much play time recently because of summer school. but they did well. they were mobile, they hit hard, and they can retreat speedily. i don’t know how to use them well though, and my battle ended with a unit wipe. but they looked damn good dying! :D
i am going to redo my bases for khador very similar to these ones. the arcane glow, symbols and arc markers look striking on the table. especially for wizards, it looks like they are channeling spells with magic circles all around them. for normal guys, i will just do the arc markers.
hope you guys enjoy. :D i want more greylord units and characters! :D
Spartan Games Dystopian Legions Prussian Empire
Because i already painted these guys, but i am posting my Prussians, here are the Tankette’s!