One of my hobby resolutions for this year was to improve my gaming table. It’s taken me until May to get round to it but today I broke up my old table and rebuilt it into something a lot more useful. On the right you can see the end result but here’s a run down of the process. First off here’s my old table. Basically it was an old desk that came with our old house. The board in the background is the top of the table that I made a while ago. The long sides of the desk are pretty much perfectly sized to make the short sides of the new table. This will give me the legs without having to pay a penny. Here I’ve broken up the desk and saved the legs which I’ve loosely attached to the table. As you can see the existing table top will be used as the basis for the new one.
One of the great joys of wargaming is the endless time you spend with pen and paper list building, at least it was until I discovered that I could spend even greater amounts of time using various electronic sources – although pen and paper still remain the starting point. There are a range of options available for gamers looking for help building their lists, particularly if they (like me) want to build lists from sourcebooks they dont yet own.
Hey guys! So again, its been a week since I posted anything, but after the IG commission, I needed a little break to work on some schoolwork and my own pieces. I had my senior art portfolio due on Thursday which, as I’m sure most of you can guess, consisted of many of my best commission pieces, as well as some good school pieces.
So some of you may have already seen the Spanish version of the Tau codex that has been leaked onto the interwebs. Whilst I don’t have the first clue about Spanish I’ve been attempting to piece together some information on the various units based on the pictures and some educated guesswork. Granted the book is out in like 4 day so I don’t know quite why I took the time to do this but whatever… Sadly the army special rules are not only in Spanish but the picture is terrible (seriously, why are the people with access to codexes bad at pictures – my CSM ones weren’t that bad!). This also means I can’t read the Warlord Traits. Some of this stuff may well have already been rumoured but since this is almost certainly the real codex they’re a lot more solid now. If you want to have a look yourself they should still be visible here Crisis Suits Appear to cost 22pts each now but can still only be taken in units of 3. No longer have the option of making them a team leader but rather you now just pay 10 pts to make them a Shas’vre. Makes sense to me as hardly anyone bothered to pay the extra 5 for shas’vre status.
Scenario Hasty Attack (Defending) Game 3 of Day 1 from NATCON up against Daniel Shepards Soviet IS2 Tankovy Company which consisted of 10 x IS2′s, a massive pile of artillery and a big platoon of infantry and not much else. 3 games and not a single aeroplane in sight… but IS2 are nasty enough. The terrain set up – one objective in the trees bottom left, the other (the one we fought over) is bottom right.
Hi everyone, Today I will continue discussing the painting of my Covenant of Antarctica fleet – that is my three Daedalus large flyers.
Hi everyone, As I mention briefly at the end of my last blog, I am embarking on a new wargame army project, even though I have not finished my other two armies, that is Space Wolves and my 15mm Dwarves.
The army marches steadily towards completion! I need to take some pics of the now-finished terminators, but for now here’s a quick snap of the army-in-progress from earlier this past weekend that I neglected to post before: The scout squads are nearly done as well, a few more touch-ups and the detail work on banners and shoulder pads and they’ll be good to go:
First match up with my Ogres against Jeffs Night Goblin Fanatic horde last night and I got brutalised.
Back in June Avatars of war participated in a Indiegogo campaign to support the development of an extension to their range of Dwarf figures. This is a site which is very much in the “Kickstarter” style. The idea is that you commit to buying some of the new figures from them and if they get enough money committed then they can afford to produce the figures. If they don’t hit the target then you don’t get charged. Their target was met and they have started to manufacture and post out some of the models. I ordered the following selection: 40 Ironshields 20 Thunder Warriors or 20 Crossbowmen (whichever is finished first) 20 Doomcrushers 1 Rune master 1 Ltd Edition standard bearer 1 Dwarf Lord with great weapon 1 Dwarf King. Today I received the first selection of figures.