One of the best things that’s happened to me as a parent is the ability to share my interests with my children. Whether it’s a favourite movie, a board game play through, a D&D session, or a wargame battle. While my sons have both followed me into the Dark Millennium, my daughter embraces different geekdoms. … Continue reading She moves in her own Way
I’m calling the Scout sentinel done. Pretty standard paint job on this and only some minor kitbashing with the Bretonnian Man-at-arms head for the pilot. This is to tie in with the veteran squad, and fits the theme I have for my force of some retired Guardsmen being called up again following an erroneous order … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Part 4 – Fast Attack
I was having a look through my bits box case, when I came upon this little fellow: Probably the only word I know in the Zulu language is ubuntu. This 1/72 Zulu is from the ESCI set 213 - Zulu Warriors. Not just from that set, but from the very first box of wargame figures … Continue reading Ah, nostalgia’s not like it used to be!
Tonight's hobby session started with putting down a basecoat and wash on the Scout Sentinel. This one is from the recalled 4th Brython Foresters regiment. While I was waiting for it to dry, my eye was drawn to some of the other models I'd picked out for this month. Among them was a little project … Continue reading A World of Command Points
It's time for the third unit of the new army and this one is an Elite choice. Now, the choices on my original list were the Platoon Commander and Command Squad. I actually did start painting both these units, but following a chat about our upcoming Kill Team battles I realised that I would only … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Part 3 – Elites
Back in the grim dark days of April 2020 I began to form a plan for some 40k tabletop scenery. While I spent most of the year making prototype after prototype for the buildings and therefore not getting much done, I did manage to make a few pieces of scatter terrain. First up was an … Continue reading You must bring us…A STATUARY!
Following the absolutely abysmal offering that was the initial release of the 40k app I was quite reticent to give it another go, but with the release of the Battle Forge army builder part and on the basis that the first month is free... To be honest, not much has really improved. Ok so they've … Continue reading 40k Battle Forge App – a Combat Patrol list
First HQ unit done: Aradia Madellan - Primaris Psyker from the Blackstone Fortress Escalation game. I was trying to work out which HQ to do first, the psyker or Creed. Decided to go with the psyker as she's usable in both Kill Team and 40k. Wow, the camera's really unforgiving... Took me about 4 1/2 … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Part 2 – HQ
*This post contains a flashback. Insert flashback effects here.* I grew up during the 80's, and when the fair came to town there was usually an arcade set up alongside the wurlitzer and hook-a-duck stalls. Now it may be one of those weird constructed memories, but I swear that this was where I got my … Continue reading Lead on, adventurer. Your quest awaits!
Yesterday saw the lid coming off the paint box and the first models begun. Today sees them finished! Can I get away with crappy painting if I take crappy pictures? The first squad of the newly formed 9th Arcadia regiment is completed. These will form the first troops choice for the combat patrol, as well … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Part 1 – Troops