Tuesday, September 18, 2018

8th: Built and Primed

1,000 pt Commonwealth Reinforced Platoon
This past week, I spent my hobby time assembling my British 8th Army Commonwealth Reinforced Platoon.  I primed it all Saturday night.  It is a fairly straightforward force built out of the 8th army Starter Army with the addition of a Matilda Infantry Support Tank.

It has two full Infantry Sections, a 1Lt with an aid, a 5-man Infantry Section with a Universal Carrier, a medium mortar team, a medium machine gun team, a 5-man unit of Royal Engineers with a Universal Carrier, a 25 pdr light artillery piece, and the Matilda.

This should be a decent way to get going in campaign (and Bolt Action in general).  Beyond this, I am looking at an Armored Platoon, like Stuarts.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Busy Week

Not even the whole Warlord
I have been busy this week.  I knew that the British 8th Army sets for the Western Desert Campaign was arriving at the store.  I dove into finishing my current Italian Infantry Section and assembling my Warlord titan for Adeptus Titanicus.  The Warlord was put on pause for magnets, which arrived Sunday - after work began on the 8th Army unit.

My 8th Army will either be British or Australian; I have not yet settled on which exactly.  Any armor I build out will be from a Royal Armour Regiment.  The long term plan is to have two platoons, one Reinforced Infantry Platoon and one Armor Platoon, both hitting 1,000 points, with the potential to expand to 1,500 points.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Konflikt '47: Infantry In Progress

Simple update for this week; weekend was a busy one filled with lots of stuff other than painting or gaming.  I have an infantry squad and my Lieutenant with attendant in work.

Progress shot

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Returning to Cygnar

My FLGS is starting up a Warmachine league at the end of the month.  I have most of a Cygnar army purchased and built.  In addition to K47 Co-Belligerent Italians, I will be working on getting my Cygnar painted.  My 0-point army is the caster Captain Jeremiah Kraye, a Minuteman Warjack, Firefly Warjack, and Lancer Warjack.

Light Warjacks painted up
The Lancer Warjack (viewer's right) was painted probably two years ago at this point.  I am going for a less bright blue Cygnar force.  Painting Warmachine definitely provides opportunities to think about small things in each model as for most warbands, you can minimize the repetitiveness of having super similar models.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Konflikt '47: Bersaglieri Complete

I finished up the heavy armored Bersaglieri this weekend.  As I was getting to the layering stage, I realized that I am not looking for these to be as high-quality paint jobs as my Horus Heresy Ultramarines.  This is an project to have an army to fight Weird World War II battle!

Bersaglieri Armoured Infantry
I skipped on details like eyes or other parts to really focus on getting them looking like a unit.  I think they will look good on the table.  I did decide after looking at the models to add the bright grass. I need to figure out what is next in my ECI efforts, I have a list written out, just no models to jump into.

In addition, a group of us are considering playing Bolt Action, North Africa campaign.  I have been given the wife's blessing to play Rommel's Afrika Korps.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Konflikt '47: Co-Belligerent Italy

My FLGS is in the midst of a Konflikt '47 league.  The store owner, my friend encouraged me to get into it, to include trading in other products for Gates of Antares that I had yet to start working on and was not getting played as much.

After talking over the various factions with my immediate family, I was told 1) no Axis and 2) that I should do the southern Italians.  The core theme for them is supposed to be infantry heavy, so I intend to theme them more as a mountains force, supported by some lighter armor.  We will just have to wait and see.

I have been slowly working through the Bersglieri Armored Infantry. One will be a spare as I also picked up the Captain Maximo model.  Since there are no rules for him, he gets to be the bad-ass NCO leading the Bersglieri.  The Bersglieri unit can run as low as 4 models or up to 8, giving me a nice range of options in deploying them.

ECI: Bersaglieri Armored Infantry Squad

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

TY: Polish Carnations

Slowly working on burning down small projects to round out collections I have.  These Polish Carnations have probably been sitting in their box since before December.  I broke out the airbrush again and painted these up.  Hopefully other people at my FLGS will be getting into Team Yankee more soon.  I am hoping to get a decent size group and setup a series of linked games.  We will see.

Polish Carnations

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Necromunda: Ma T and Grendlsen

Ma T, champion of Buck's Outriders
This past week I started to tackle various projects I have in my hobby queue.  Until today, many of the items I had planned to tackle were rounding out projects mostly done or single miniatures.  But projects finished - Orlock Champion #2, Ma T and the Squat Bounty Hunter, Grendl Grendlsen.

Ma T is a kit-bash of an Escher head and Orlock body.  It is not the cleanest conversion, but it works functionally.  The model was easy to paint the color palette was already clearly set by the other seven models.  She is sporting fancy hair, but is still mostly blonde with a spot of blue.  The blue is a nod to each Project Blue November, when my spouse dying her hair as part of Diabetes awareness.  Ma T is the avatar of my wife in Buck's Outriders.

I picked up Grendl Grendlsen at Warhammer World.  I have a disused fantasy Dwarf army and my Kharadron Overlords.  I could not pass up Grendl as I knew he would be good fun to paint and hopefully field at some point.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Warhammer World: Neat Things!

I am not going to completely share my whole album of Warhammer World pictures here, but some of the dioramas and scenes I liked most.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Battle at the Bridge

Nothing fancy in terms of battle report or anything.  We decided for the 3-way fight, the Adeptus Astrates would attempt to hold the bridge against the two competing xenos of Tyranids and Necrons. I remembered to take photos at the beginning and very end.  We got to play on an awesome table, that I would love to plan for a large game of Horus Heresy.

Most of the Novamarines setup to hold the Bridge

Monday, July 16, 2018

Novamarine Redemptor Dreadnought

The Redemptor Indomitus
Back over the Labor Day weekend (30 May), my brother and I were hanging out discussing the upcoming day we planned to spend at Warhammer World playing a game of Warhammer 40k between my Novamarines and his Tyranids.   I had originally planned to use the Fire Raptor as part of the army, but he encouraged me to pick up the Redemptor instead and crank it out.

It truly marks the last of the Novamarine Primaris models I intend to paint.  At this point I have most the Primaris units, save the Reavers.  In addition, I am not particularly interested in pickup games of 40k at present and neither is a large part of my community.  They have focused on Konflict '47 and possibly Team Yankee.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Primaris Captain

Captain of the Novamarines Fourth Company
I have finished my Primaris Novamarine army.  I kitbashed a Primaris Captain with plasma pistol and power fist.  I finished him about a week ago.  It was a good way to finish out the army.

He wears marks of the XIII Legion and holds a title relating back to the Legion.  The Captain of the Fourth Company of the Novamarines Chapter remains a Suzerain to the Tetrarch of Iax, Ultramar and bears the XIII Legion command marking on the left shoulder pad.  The position now holds new meaning since the Indomitus Crusade is underway.

The remaining piece of the army will be a relic Legion Raptor, which continues to serve the Novamarines Chapter.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Fire Raptor!

Fire Raptor Under Construction
I have decided to shift my approach on the last 500 points for my Novamarines army.  Instead of pursuing an Imperial Knight, I am going to include a Relic Fire Raptor from the Ultramarines Legion 10th Company!

In addition, I am going to drop the Aggressors and Gravis Captain at 2,000 pts and bring back the Hellblasters as well as a converted Primaris Captain with Power Fist.