Jesus Christ, last month was one from hell. Sleep pattern gone to heck, generally feeling worn out and tired most of the time and all this in spite of having a week off at the start of it. On the plus side, I got stabbed in the arm by some Pfizer so I'm hopefully on … Continue reading June 2021 Project Update
Well it's been quite a while - I started talking about Fantasy Skirmish way back in August 2018, with the purchase of Open Combat and the Frostgrave sprue. Fast forward almost 3 years and I FINALLY have put some fantasty figures on the table and played a game of them using Open Combat by Second … Continue reading Adventures in Midgard – “Prologue”
Welcome to June! May was busy and so I ended up... Wait. That picture seems... different to last month. Something is off. It's almost tidy. Oh yeah - I upgraded my office/hobby room with a new piece of furniture. I'm probably going to do a little thing on it (mostly because I love it) but … Continue reading May 2021 Project Update
I've written about my first lot of Chaos Warriors (the Underworlds Warband) in a previous post. For me, that group was always going to be the introduction into painting a full force of the heavily armoured icons for skirmish games. That first post includes my screed on why the Chaos Warriors are so awesome and so I'll not reprint it here. The main focus in this post is talking about the models I finished off, which can split into two groups, the New and the Old. Soon after picking up the Underworlds Warband, I started looking for how to expand. There are two sets of Chaos Warriors available. The main box is the classic plastic set, with models that have been in circulation long enough for them to still be the primary way of getting your hands on the heavily armoured fridges. I'll detail more on them later.
Welcome to May! April was a pretty successful month for getting stuff done but oh boy do I have some cool stuff to get to work on, as well as it murdering my ratio! Project 365 First up, lets take a look at the numbers and oh god... Painted: 39 DescriptionMakerNumberT-62Tiny Terrain2BMP-1Spectre1Chaos WarriorsGW10Chaos Warriors (Old)GW11StormcastGW3Insurgent … Continue reading April 2021 Project Update
Yep, it happens to the best of us. Eventually anyone playing Sci-fi or Fantasy finds themselves looking at Chaos Warriors and reflecting on just how cool they look. They combine the glorious appeal of knights in armour but with that dark fantasy baroque look that means they just drip with character. They are the warriors that burn down the hero's village as child, thus setting off the story. They are the Dark Figures that chase your heroes across the plains, slaying anyone in their way. And right at the end, they are the army you fight through to take on their leader. As you might guess, I adore the artwork and mental images, even if the normal models (released back in Warhammer Fantasy Battle days) are very static/designed for ranking up. Seeing as I'm now working on very small (honesty) fantasy collection, and after seeing the Underworld Warband back when it was announced, I decided that these much more dynamic warriors were exactly what I wanted. Each of them looked like a real threat, a champion of the dark gods assembled alongside allies and rivals to take the fight to the enemy. What better troops to follow my Chaos Lord (who I've designed as some kind of Cursed Warrior/Undying King) than a collection of highly skilled individuals who just happen to be able to work together.
Welcome to April! Lets take a look at how things are going. Project 365 To start, lets take a look at the count. Painted: 40 DescriptionMakerNumberBritish InfantryEmpress36Chaos Warriors (Underworld)GW4 Purchased: 19 DescriptionMakerNumberSwashbucklersWargames Foundry12Keeper of SecretsGW1Darkoath ChieftanGW1Knight-IncantorGW2SequitorGW3 A good bit of progress! I've now managed to paint more models than I've bought this year (always a … Continue reading March 2021 Project Update
In case you haven't seen on my Twitter (or have managed to avoid taking part in what can mostly be a hell site), I've restarted doing the #hobbystreak. This is where you attempt to do a little bit of hobby every day and keep the streak going. Now, I admit I'm very lucky in being … Continue reading #HobbyStreak Day 50
This may only be a little shorter than the other updates but it is coming out at the start of the next month rather than at a random time. Project 365 First up, this month's count is standing at: Painted: 32 DescriptionMakerNumberCypherGW1Winter British InfantryWarlord10British SnipersWarlord2British InfantryEmpress4Delta ForceSpectre12Task Force BlackEmpress2Tier 1 OperatorsSpectre1 Purchased: 34 DescriptionMakerNumberComet TankRubicon1SigvaldGW1Chaos … Continue reading (End of) February 2021 Project Update
Ah. So this was supposed to be a post I was doing at the start of each month but I've been a little distracted by actually doing the hobby rather than simply talking about it. Which is a positive I think! But for now, here is a quick check-in for what I did in January … Continue reading January 2021 Project Update (and some of February)
Corporal Joshua Smith kept low as he made his way through the blasted tree stumps and muddy ditches he'd been calling home for the past few weeks, his Sten gun held in his left hand as the other worked to steady him. The mud underfoot was trying it's best to throw him on the face, … Continue reading Project WW2 – Infantry Section, 10th (Teesside) Regiment of Rifles
Its only taken me two years but I have finally painted my first batch of WW2 British Infantry. Two years of planning, talking about it, getting distracted etc. But now, the first test models are done and I'm ready to begin working on the rest of the platoon, creating a force ready for the very … Continue reading SITREP – Project WW2 Begins
Well that was a year. I'm sure 2020 wasn't quite what people had planned going into it but hopefully it worked out okay. Looking back at where I was last year, I'm definitely in a different place but still got a fair few things to work on. This time last year I was starting to … Continue reading End of 2020 Project Update
New month, time for a little update. Seeing as last month was really the intro to all the projects on my plate, this month is a bit more of a check in. Monday evening painting sessions are going ahead, and forming a nice bit of routine in my week (even if I'm struggling to maintain … Continue reading December Project Update
It's time for a new month! And with the UK about to re-enter national lockdown (not that I've noticed much different), there is probably going to be a little more hobby time. As you've seen, I've really enjoyed posting my little updates, helped especially by the Monday painting sessions with my Dastardly Regular Opponent among … Continue reading November Projects Update