And so, all good things must come to an end. The Necromunda Campaign that we started all the way back in October came to an end after 6 weeks of furious gaming. It's been a great little ride, giving em a chance to try a brand new game, build up a cool gang for it and then beat up my friends in open combat.
I thought I was done with painting Chaos Warriors. I thought I'd had my fill of the black armoured bastards, the fridge sized units that are one of the best designed things Games Workshop have come up with. I've painted the Underworlds band, I painted both the classic design and the newer one (that still needs a separate release) and I even painted a limited edition one after doing mod work to it. Sure, there were some Chaos Warriors I had missed out - the Exalted Heroes which are made of finecast and probably not worth my time preparing or even painting for how much bullshit I'll have to deal with (even if the Crom the Conqueror model does give me some massive flashbacks to seeing his figure being released in White Dwarf all those years ago) and the limited edition Slambo figure already has a call back from the Underworld's band that does it better and more in keeping with the current range. And then while walking around Warhammer World, I spotted... Him
As any fan of the blog can see, I am a fan of the Chaos Warriors from Games Workshop. I've painted the Underworlds group, I've painted both the old and new warriors. I even have a set of cavalry to paint up, although the sight of horses is perhaps slightly concerning. So, you might have guessed that when Games Workshop showed off a rather cool looking Chaos Warrior earlier this year and then announced she was event only, I may have been a touch annoyed. Cut to a few months later and guess who reappeared on the Games Workshop site? Announced for a Made to Order promotion, and available for only one week, it was my time to bite the bullet and order something from the GW store rather than my local Leodis Games. It happened to fall over my Necromunda weekend, leading to me waking up on my friend's sofa to see the pre-order up for £21. A little more than you may want to pay but I bit my tongue and bought her, in a large part just because I love the sculpt.
A friend of mine reached the ripe old age of 30 this time last year and, due to lockdown, we were unable to get out and do anything for it. In a year with fewer restrictions (for now), a plan was hatched to go down to Warhammer World to hire some tables for a Necromunda … Continue reading ChargeBlog Goes To Warhammer World
Aside from finishing off massive impression pieces, hobby time has mostly been focused on Fantasy figures. Mostly Games Workshop's Chaos range. I am well on the way with the limited edition Chaos Warrior that turned up on the weekend (and then I immediately modified). Took me a little bit to remember how I painted the … Continue reading SITREP – Big Fantasy Warriors Time
I just wanted to shout out to everyone reading along with these posts (I'm seeing the pleasing bump in my stats) - I'm having a really fun time writing semi-regular updates and it's much more fun than throwing together a tweet. One little change to them going forward, I'm going to be setting them to … Continue reading SITREP – And now for something, Completely Different
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.
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.
They are... complete. The forces of 'McNespy, Daughter and Sons' for the upcoming campaign into the Mercy Longshore Docks have been gathered. With Elizabeth McNespy and her cyber mastiff at the head, this team of 10 Enforcers, 6 Subjugators and one lho-stick addicted Eldar in her power suit as their untrustworthy ally (aka the bounty … Continue reading SITREP – Project Enforcers Complete
The Subjugators are complete! The last two of the lads in heavy armour, the pair of stock baton and shield to provide backup for the Subjugator Sgt. I really enjoyed getting these two to look similar to their boss, colouring the shield decorations and berets to all match up. Also, with the project coming to … Continue reading SITREP – Enforcers – Subjugators Complete
Look. It's very hard to get away from Games Workshop as a hobbyist. For all of their flaws (and by god there are many of them), they have continued to make some of the best-designed models in the industry as well as useful hobby items (if you find them for the right price). It's also … Continue reading News: Games Workshop – “The Dead and the Divine”
Two more Subjugators finished! These two are the first with shields, finally adding some armoured fists to the group. On the left, we have the Sgt for this group - I think he looks incredible 40, from the skull on his shield to the club to the pose and red flowing cape. The right figure … Continue reading SITREP – Enforcers – Subjugators Batch 2
Last week I managed to finish off my last batch of Palatine Enforcers and begin the process of working on my more heavily armoured Subjugators. While my other sets of Enforcers were more standards, these guys are definitely much more of the Special guys. A marksman, two leader characters and then my gunslinger/massive mistake. Painting … Continue reading SITREP – Enforcers – Batch 2 and Subjugators
First figures of 2021 painted, finished just after midnight on the 1st of January ("start as you mean to go on" they say). Four more Enforcers done - after having worked out the scheme with the last two models, it quickly escalates up to batch painting. I'm really happy with how these figures have turned … Continue reading SITREP – Enforcers- Batch 1
Another week, another enforcer done in the new pattern. And stupidly I managed to pick a figure in exactly the same pose, just with a different weapon/head. This time I picked up one of the shotgun figures, one modelled after some of my airsoft kit (complete with helmet and chest-mounted pistol). I had a lot … Continue reading SITREP – Enforcer Number 2 (Tiny Me)