I’ve been very busy since my last post, unfortunately not hobby wise 😦 We’ve decided to up sticks and sell the house so I’ve been limited to 1:1 terrain building as I tackled my first go at tiling. Apparently they can go on the wall as well as being used for paint palettes. Who knew? … Continue reading Ready for lift off
Having spent the last 18 months working on this Guard army, I’ve had very little in the way of practice games. While my preference is for narrative play, sometimes you have to focus on just getting the rules down for the game. Ninth edition 40k is a heck of a beast, the core rules themselves … Continue reading Astra Militarum 500 and 1,000 point lists
I’ve painted a couple of Catachan special characters for use with this army: Sly Marbo and Sergeant Harker. It was time to complete the trio with Colonel ‘Iron Hand’ Straken. I originally wanted to base this one on a chaos cultist champion from the Dark Vengeance box, inspired by a conversion I saw on the … Continue reading The Colonel
I like a skirmish game, particularly one that involves an intrepid band of warriors smashing into a different flavour of intrepid warriors, so I finally picked up Stargrave yesterday. I’ve had a brief glance at the book, and am liking what I’m seeing so far but haven’t really delved into the minutia of gameplay. That … Continue reading Starhammer 40Krave
To provide some psychic support, two Astropaths have joined the Imperial Guard force. I’ve never really had the opportunity to play with psykers before, so these two space wizards should be some fun laying down powers to bolster my troops or reveal enemy combatants. The one on the left was a kitbash using a GW … Continue reading Sight beyond sight – Astropaths
Full of New Year vigour, I’m going to attempt to get more gaming done this year, which is a pretty low bar given how much was done last year, but never mind that. I prefer my games to have some form of a narrative element, and like most wargamers I dream of the ‘Campaign’, that … Continue reading Starting a Narrative Campaign
Another squad done; this time some servitors to help the Tech-priest enginseer out. These ones were built from a couple of genestealer cult models and two chaos cultists. Armed with a plasma cannon and a multi-melta, the two gun servitors are accompanied by a simple servo arm equipped servitor and a combat servitor. I went … Continue reading Nearly New Year, Same Army – Servitors
Back at the end of 2020 I wrote a post about my plans for getting my Imperial Guard painted up and playing some games of 40k and Kill Team in a narrative campaign https://lasgunsandroses.wordpress.com/2020/12/28/march-to-victory/. For a myriad of reasons this didn’t go according to plan (as usual…), however I’ve managed to get quite a few … Continue reading What’s the point of painting miniatures?
The third (and final?) command squad is done. These are hoary old veterans forming the Company command squad for Major <TBD>. The bodies came from the last remaining Bretonnian men at arms that I had. The vox caster has the GSC Nexos comms device instead of the backpack for a more low tech feel. The … Continue reading The final Command?
Hmmm, not sure if I can get away with that title at this point, but the post is part of the project I kicked off at the beginning of the year. I haven’t touched anything 40k related since about April for a few reasons- partly other projects that I’ve posted up either here or on … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy? – part 11… – Troops