Would you like a little Campaign, my dear?

Well, of course I know people are out there, but the question is where? Ian and I were talking about it, and we may well run a campaign if anyone is interested. Thusly, if you live near Milwaukee or East Central Indiana, leave a comment here, and we’ll work out how we’re going to do things.

Also, since so much of my traffic comes from BFG searches, if you’re near Milwaukee and want to play BFG, I can dust off my rulebook and try to find all the pieces to my ships.

Of course, if there is no interest, we won’t bother, but if there is…

The campaign would take place in two different systems. Once we have played it for awhile and have built up forces on both sides, we may try to find a place to meet in the middle, and play an apocalypse game. Everything would be posted here, to people informed and hopefully draw more interest. The more the merrier, right?

So let us know. Like, now.

-Andy

P.S. Don’t forget to see Ian’s “contest,” as well as all the work he’s done over the summer. Stay tuned for more!

More on the Guard, Coming Soon!

This is my goal for this week, before the 4th of July weekend. Base and undercoat all of my Guard…and also all of my Eldar (Oh, the hobbyist’s primary weakness – distraction). Already completed: I’ve undercoated all of the Guard vehicles and tonight I hope to finish basing those who still need it.
Working!
My basing method is simple. On a clean base, I put some white glue on and spread it around with a toothpick. Then I dip the model in sand, let it sit a few moments with the entire base covered, then pull it off and knock off the extra sand. Let it dry, tap off anything loose, then on to painting. Undercoated black, the bases for my Guard are simply two coats of Goblin Green. Special characters have added debris (rocks, tank tracks, etc.) but by and large, I am pursuing simple bases for a largely simple army.

I’ve been busy…

…but not on my Guard.  The Volyak XXI took a back seat lately while I finished a few other projects.  First, my brother and I worked on a year-old Battle for Skull Pass project, our only Warhammer work to date.

Dwarves versus Night Goblins  We had worked previously on assembling, basing, and painting all of the figures, and we purchased a few more to balance the forces.  In the end, there are two 722 Warhammer forces, the Dwarves outnumbered something like 4 to 1.  Those are the kinds of odds I – like Space Marines – like.  

Dwarves and Night Goblins

Night Goblins and Dwarves

 

I also got some models from other players: 4 Guardsmen and 10 brand new Dire Avengers.  Also, I had some “Broo” figurines sitting around, not sure from where.  The Dire Avengers formed the basis of my new Eldar Iybraesil army (later that night followed by a converted Autarch), the Broo became stand-in Kroot (some with weapon swaps), and the Guardsmen rounded out that pesky Remnants squad.  I also converted an old “tank rider” to be a Guardsman, and he is now one of my favorites in the army (I’m certain you’ll be able to locate him in the picture).

Some Dire Avengers and Guardsmen

After all of this, the next big project cropped up unexpectedly.  My brother and a friend and I were all in a mood for painting one night, my Guard hadn’t been undercoated, the Skull Pass was finished, etc.  So we cracked out my brother’s Tau Army and got to work.  Out of 1650 points approximately, only 350 had been painted.  Three days later, we had finished the army.    The color scheme worked out by my brother turned out really well.  For the Tau, over a black undercoat, Codex Grey and Shadow Grey, with Space Wolves Grey and other special colors, were used; for the Kroot, over a black undercoat, Shadow Grey and Bestial Brown were the main colors.

 

 

Kroot 

Not all of the Kroot models are Citadel – not all are Kroot even, certainly.  But ultimately I find that they work well together, especially with the cohesive color scheme.

And that is pretty much what I’ve been working on.  Having three fully completed armies (Dwarves, Night Goblins, and Tau) feels pretty good, and it’s also nice to have finished projects that have gone on for years.  The Tau models, for example, went back to the initial release of the first Codex.  Next up: basing and priming the new Eldar and all of the Guard.

They’re not coming anymore!

Oh man, where to begin.

First of all, it appears the Tyranids won’t be coming. My time with that particular girl is at an end. Sad times. Second off, I really do have more models to show, but I just am too lazy to take pictures. I will rectify this situation soon.

Third off, and this is -way- more exciting than the others, there is a new poster to the site. Welcome aboard, Ian.

Don’t forget, I want to hear about all of your armies. Feel free to send pictures, rants, random letters typed by drunken hands… I’ll try to read whatever comes my way.

Cheers all,

Andy

It’s a good news day.

Now then, I realize it’s been awhile since the last post. I warned you it would happen.

 Great news! The girlfriend finally decided to start painting her Tyranid army. With any luck, I’ll see them before I turn 100. She’s got some great ideas, so I have high hopes for them.

 Oh… and if you have large ammounts of disposable income, (who doesn’t, right?) GW is having a sale at their online store. I was drooling over the Masters of the Chapter set, ($35) while the girlfriend was way more excited about the Endless Swarm – 120 gaunts. ($175) They’ve got more deals there, and it’s worth looking at them anyways. In my case, it’s nice to dream. If anyone buys any of it, post a message and let me know how awesome it is.

 I swear, I don’t work for GW. Sometimes I find it hard to believe.

Thanks for taking the time to look the page over, and double thanks to everyone who has posted a comment. I’m hoping I have more time to post after my midterms.

Sorry…

Sorry folks, it’s been busy times. I think we all go through them, what with most of us needing jobs to support our “habit” and some of use still attending school. It simply caught up to me. I’ve not given up on this, simply had to put it on hold, but rest assured, I will come back with more as soon as I am able. Until then, send me a message, let me know what you’d like to see.

Cheers,

Andy

Again, a quick post…

I’m just going to pose a quick question to the people who read this: What army(ies) do you run? I’m just curious, because everyone I’ve seen so far is running Space Marines. I really don’t want to fight Marine to Marine this often, and I may have to start a new army.

 If you’re feeling really ambitious, post your army list in the comments. Thanks for reading guys, and expect a Battlefleet Gothic update this week.

Andy

Sorry…

So, I jammed my thumb during a football game with some friends, so it’s been difficult to type, or do anything with the models. However, the good news is that a friend of mine took some excellent pics of all the pieces, which I’ll be putting up in the next few days. I’ll also have the 500pt Warhammer list and the Imperial Navy strategies up later this month. To everyone who has been visiting, thanks for taking a look. Comments are appreciated.

 -Andy

A quick note on Space Marines

My girlfriend couldn’t understand why I liked the Space Marines so much. She said the models were plain, and their rules weren’t that exciting. Well, my answer was, versatility. Sure thier models cost twice as much, points wise, as her precious Tyranids. However, even the most basic Space Marine can handle a variety of situations. Shooting at a distance? Sure they can handle it. Incoming close combat? Sure, they can handle that too. I found in my many rounds of Battlefleet Gothic that my foolproof plans were vulnerable to some small factor that I’d overlooked.

Oh, and then again, there’s always this.

New Post?

Sorry, I haven’t had time to post this weekend. It’s been hectic. Rest assured, I will make every attempt to post extra in the coming days. The Dreadnought is still sitting, waiting to be painted. If I have time I’ll start tonight. I’m also attempting to work out some space so I can show Imperial Fleet tactics. (Hint: Full speed ahead, and damn the torpedos.) However, that’ll get done when it gets done. Thanks to everyone who checks the blog on a semi-regular basis. (Both of you.)