Monday, September 27, 2021

Honi soit qui mal y pense! My noble Bretonnian army is finally finished ;)

February last year I made serious headway painting my noble force of Bretonnians. Then Adeptus Titanicus popped up on my paint station and other distractions followed. This army almost ended (as a lot of Warhammer projects end) with twenty ghouls peasant bowmen and a noble lady half painted on the table, windowsill and finally in a cupboard somewhere. As I recently finished two proud beasts for the menagerie that accompanies this army I decided to sit down and force myself to finish my Bretonnian army once and for all. Starting with the true inspiration for all chivalric acts: the lady astride her unicorn.

For honor! For Chivalry! For the lady!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Bloodbath at Orruk's Drift test scenario #3 Linden Way redux

During the lockdown I turned Bloodbath at Orc's Drift into an Age of Sigmar campaign aptly named Bloodbath at Orruk's Drift. On Saturday the ninth I will be hosting the full campaign with a small group of friends, before that time I wanted to retest the third skirmish in the campaign: Linden Way. Here's the battlefield for the scenario's redux. A synopsis of the original tryout is here

The re-imagined Linden Way table. I forgot to bring a lake and a few copses of trees. We solved it by improvising.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The running of the peasants

In my humble opinion one of the most awesome models by GW in recent years was a running peasant addon to the plastic giant sprue (the giant on the other hand, more of an acquired taste). As I'm inching closer to hosting Bloodbath at Orruk's Drift I am in need of nine fleeing civilians. I have a tied up dwarf slayer on my shelf (it's a model, don't call the police). I also have the plastic giant on sprue which gavae me access to one running peasant. Using the power of 3D-printing I recently added two running peasants from a freebie STL. Now I can present you with: the running of the peasants. 

"Sire, the peasants are revolting."
"You said it. They stink on ice!"

Monday, September 20, 2021

Radukar the Wolf and his Korsagi Nightguard in full color

The past weeks I've been happily splattering away at the models in the Cursed City box. Next to be finished - after the heroes - are Radukar the Wolf and his Korsagi Nightguard. Radukar is the main villain in the story and the Nightguard is his personal bodyguard made up of Zombie Ogors. 

"You there! You can spare a minute to talk about our lord and savior Nagash!"

Monday, September 13, 2021

Cursed City, the heroes of the story, and a long rant about army building in Age of Sigmar 3.0

Ah Cursed City, now there is a tale to be told, and I don't mean the one in the background (although that is quite good). I lucked out and got my hands on a box and set to painting these. This weekend I finished the eight heroes that come with the game. Here's a group shot. Aside from these models this blog post will be a bit uncharacteristic because I feel like ranting (something I actually try to avoid on my blog). But with the release of AoS 3.0 I decided to follow the Dutch proved that says: "Don't turn your heart into a murder pit." Speaking of murder pits, the fun part first. Here's a group shot of the heroes of Cursed City.

My heroes stand ready to save the Cursed City of Ulfengard.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Holy terror batman! You've let yourself go! (Terrorgheist and Zombie Dragon join the horde)

Last year I started painting a proud band of noble Bretonnians to add to my collection of armies. For those of you scratching their heads, these Bretonnians are actually known as Flesh Eater Court ghouls, they just don't know it. As part of their menagerie I wanted a noble pegasus with rider and a unicorn. To this end I got started building a Zombie Dragon and a Terrorgheist. After the build I even airbrushed a few basic colors on them. At that point I felt uninspired and set them aside. These monster are quite big, so they got demoted from the Window Sill of Shame to Doorstops in under a week. This is no way to treat dragons; not even dead ones. So recently I decided to follow two distinct paths towards getting these monsters painted. This is the result.

Getting a Zombie Dragon and a Terrorgheist in frame together is even harder then painting them.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Lord Celestant Eidolon of Sigmar's Children rides in, heresy and all (with another big banner tutorial)

Those of you following along with my blog may have noticed I've had a rather over-productive weekend last week. I couldn't resist sharing the more or less last model to come out of that painting fugue. It is the second Stormcast unit for my very own Stormhost of dubious originality: Lord Celestant Eidolon of Sigmar's Children.

The exemplar all other Stormcast can only look up to in envy: Lord Celestant Eidolon. The only thing tempering his perfection is his loyalty.