Monday, 29 September 2014

Into The Storm Zone!

I have been busy painting last night and to my amazement I cooked dinner, did some work and painted my entire fleet for Thursdays battle! It did however, keep me up until midnight but boy they look good. I dont have photos of the whole fleet but you will see them in action soon. 

Our first game of Firestorm Armada will be a baptism in fire with 2 huge alliance fleets meeting in the first of many engagements. Commander with no experience, patch up fleets and more importantly lots of ambition. The Kurak alliance fleet contains the Nuke Spewing Terran's, the Mine laying Crustaceans of the Aquan's and their faithful hippie allies of Terquai. The Zenian League is made up of the Sinister Directorate manipulating the Dindrenzi Traitors to fight for their will. 

Friday, 26 September 2014

The First 40k Giveaway!

I have had this unit of Warp Spiders for a long time. Almost a year ago now I sold them to a fellow, he payed but I never got his postal address after many emails and I think its been long enough that he isnt going to complete the trade. So I decided that since they have been paid for, they will be sent to someone else for free! 

Up for Grabs is 10 Warp Spiders. 4 Finecast, 1 Finecast Exarch, 5 Metal. All unpainted!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Easterlings March Forth - LOTR

I had the hard decision last night of playing Firestorm Armada or Lord Of the Rings. I do not regret choosing Lord of the Rings at all. I played as the Easterlings last night with some amazing models and scenery that some avid LOTR players brought down for a demo game. 4 games where being played featuring many races and the veil side took a clear sweeping victory on all the games!

Some nice pictures of my game and a few of the games beside me. 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Mighty Aquan Fleet

I have started painting my new Aquan Fleet  for Firestorm Armada that arrived a few days ago and have enjoyed it a lot. The idea was to paint them as fast as I could and well it was a pretty fast paint job! Unfortunately I only had enough Spray Paint for the 3 cruisers but tomorrow I will continue the job after a few games. 

Anyway here are some pics:

Friday, 19 September 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014

Firestorm Armada - Planetfall

Awesomely enough the club is getting into Fire Storm Armada and Planetfall. I am especially excited for this because the idea of huge fleets battle in space is epic. Add the fact that we can have ground forces that belong with these fleets and THEN have them participate in a connected campaign just sweetens the deal. 

October 22nd the pre-orders for Planetfall ship so expect unboxing and reviews for the Aquan Prime Naval and Landing Forces. Here are some pics of what I have purchased and some preview shots of what the battle fields can look like!

Friday, 12 September 2014

German Squats on the way!

I am very excited to get these models a few months from now. The kick starter was funded with all stretch goals so I thought I would share what I have ended up funding!

Meet Kaisers Squats:

Above is the Kaiser, and below are his 2 advisers planning the next wave (concept art)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Finding it harder to enjoy GW Games - Rant

Bolt Action has got me incredibly excited about playing it. I have been watching battle reports, planning themes and even planning future armies! It probably doesn't help that history is my main interest in any form of entertainment over Sci Fi and Fantasy, but something about playing other game systems and even GM'ing and participating in Role Plays has really shined a light on how bad GW games really are. 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Starting Bolt Action!

I have starting getting an interest in Bolt Action from Warlord Games and have decided to buy some forces for the game. In an effort to start getting more Historical Games played in my group, and Flames of War already getting its foothold in the club, Bolt Action seems perfect to nudge a few more players into something outside of 40k games. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Moa Riders? Tox Flame Troopers? A Hobby update

Well I have decided to slowly build up an Army of Rough Riders and have been fishing around for ideas. The Badger Riders have convinced me that Rough Riders is the main route to 40k happiness for me! 

So I thought I would share the next model in my Rough Rider Collection! 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Grey Knights Vs The Praetorian Guard

After one of the Praetorian Regiments started summoning demons to aid them in battle, the Grey Knights got word of it and immediately went to eliminate the traitors. 

The remnants of the Praetorian force was a tattered shell of its former glory, now stuck wandering the planet it had now been stranded on. Their hardships where not yet over...

To read the full report go to The Dice Odyssey Below are just pics and comments of the battle!

Rex (my opponent) wrote a pretty cool fluffy commentary and report on the game. Well worth the read! 

Badgers performed well (not really...) and my demons won me the game which really limited actual casualties. All in all, technically came to a close victory. Although, next time Rex will have better gear...