Saturday, 22 December 2012

Test Lizardmen Model

Just a few pictures of a test model I've done for my future Lizardmen army. Gone with green skin and turquoise scales and a red spot colour. Quite like it. I'm not 100% on the gold/bronze colour. Different to how I normally paint it.

What do you guys think? Will it stand out? Possibly thinking of the GW blue lizards. Is that boring?

Saturday, 15 December 2012

New Army in New Year

So I've been toying with my next army. It has been decided on Lizardmen. I'm hoping to have it done by SCGT 2013. Now I'm not a very good player so I've written two lists I think I could have painted by the tournament and could be quite fun.

The first list is a kids list. One of everything. I want to throw down comets whilst still being able to do some sort of damage with other troops. I've only played 2 games with the lizards so far. Both at 500 points and I've enjoyed them. The second list is a big 'death star' of temple guard with 3 Saurus characters and a Slann on Beasts for Wild form and savage beasts. Also have a level 2 on heavens for some spells which could help with combat. Any way, here are the lists-

List one -

Slann, General, heavens, soul of stone, focus of rumination, focus of mystery.

Scar vet, bsb, light armour, shield, dragon helm, dawn stone.

Scar vet, cold one, shield, great weapon, armour of destiny.

Skink priest, level 2, cube of darkness.

3x10 skink skirmishers with Javelins and shields.

24 skinks, musician, 3 kroxigor.

15 skinks, musician.

20 temple guard, full command, lichebone pennant.

2x6 Chameleon skinks


2 x salamanders, extra handlers.

List two -

Slann, general, beasts, soul of stone, focused rumination, focus of mystery.

Old blood, light armour, halberd, dawn stone.

Scar vet, bsb, light armour, shield, dragonhelm, luck stone.

2 x scar vets, halberd light armour,

Skink priest, level 2, cube of darkness

3x10 skink skirmishers with Javelins and shields.

24 skinks, musician, 3 kroxigor.

15 skinks, musician.

20 temple guard, full command, lichebone pennant.

2x6 Chameleon skinks

2 x salamanders, extra handlers.

Salamander, extra handler.

I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you tried any thing similar?

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

New Warriors of Chaos

So here are a few pictures of the new Warriors of Chaos stuff. Not sure what to make of them yet. Will make a better judgement when I have them in person. What do you think?

Thursday, 30 August 2012

More Daemons

Sorry I haven't been blogging recently. I've been very busy with real life and work. I thought I would share a few Daemons I've been doing for a few clients. I've still got to do a few Nurglings and have a Soul Grinder on order to add to this one.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Awakening

So I've decided after a lot of deliberation that my next army, which will be more hobby orientated now I've got the Skaven army almost finished, will be Vampire Counts.

I first collected this army when I first got into the hobby. One fond memory was painting the undead clown Nagash. I've decided to return to them and maybe add a hero or unit monthly if possible due to work and other commitments. I will try get a lot of conversions in the army and make it a nice army to play against.

First up I've got my mounted Vampire Lord. Nothing big here. Few converted parts done to the Archaeon model. Looks ok. The second is a Strigoi Ghoul King on foot. I wanted a nice big muscly looking model for him. The Savage Orc model was perfect for this. I've given him a Crypt Horror head. On both these models, I still need to do a lot of green stuff work to joins etc.

Overall I'm looking forward to doing this project. What do you guys think of it so far?

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Clan Moulder Army List

So I really like the fluff of Clan Moulder. My usual opponent uses Ogres so I've written a 2,400 point uncomped list. I would love to take a Moulder themed army to a tournament but can't fit a decent army under the usual SCGT comp. Guess its just friendly games it gets used.

Anyway here it is -

Throt the Unclean, GENERAL
Warlord, Halberd, Charmed Shield, Talisman of Endurance, Crown of Command. Mounted on a Broodhorror, Rusted Armour.

Chieftain, BSB, Talisman of Preservation, Halbard.
Engineer, Doom Rocket.
Enginner, Brass Orb.
Engineer, Level 1, Dispel Scroll.

31 Giant Rats, 4 Packmasters.
8 Rat Ogres, 3 Packmasters, Skweel Gnawtooth.
50 Slaves, Musician.
50 Slaves, Musician.
5 Giant Rats, Packmaster.
5 Giant Rats, Packmaster.
5 Giant Rats, Packmaster.
2 Rat Ogres, Packmaster.
2 Rat Ogres, Packmaster.
Hell Pit Abomination.
Hell Pit Abomination.

Throt and the BSB go into the Giant Rat unit and bunker proving leadership and the re-rolls. I'm trying out the Rat Ogre darts tonight to see how they fare. Let me know what you think of the list in general.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

New Daemons

So I'm doing a quick post of leaked Daemon pictures coming out next month. Some decent models and can't wait for them or the new rules/stats.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Queek Headtaker

I've not really had time to update the blog recently so will be upping the content again.

I finished a quick paintjob of Queek for a game on Saturday vs Ogres. I won the game. Both lists were far from optimal as you can imagine having 40 of Queek's Stormvermin.

It took about and hour and a half to get it done and it's just a reversal of the Stormvermin colour scheme. Think it works but I hate having to rank Queek up. It's a pain.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Chaos Dwarf Bull Centaurs

Just seen a picture of the new Chaos Dwarf Bull Centaurs. It looks like they are on 50x75 bases. The guy on the right looks bigger and chunkier so I would assume that's the hero.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Roll Call 1600 Point Tournament

So this weekend I attended a 1600 Point Tournament in Milton Keynes hosted by Mark Borland.

There was a bit of comp, fleeing units count as destroyed at the end of the game. My list was shown on my Blog here.

Game 1 - Alex Read - Vampire Counts

Game 1 saw me up against Alex Read and his Vampire Counts. I don't get much games in and those that I do are normally against the same 2 players. Both Ogre players :( and the only other game I've had against Vampires was against a girl who I 20-0.

Alex was running with two Vampires on steeds, a Black Knight bus, a Black Coach and all the chaff in the world. I actually finished deploying before someone for once. That didn't help and Alex went first. He moved his army forward and raised some more Zombies. I think I shot 1 Black Knight off in my turn and 5 Dire Wolves.

Turn 2 saw he raise his Knight back and shuffle forward again. I didn't do much, shot off another 5 wolves with the Gutter Runners and moved towards him.

Turn 3 saw him charge me. His Knight bus went into the front of my Furnace and Monks while his coach went into the flank. A Spirit Host swarm went into my Hell Pit (I didn't take Warpstone Spikes) and was pinned. He killed a bucket of Monks while in return with the Plague Banner he was left with the two Vampires and 2-3 Black Knights. My Turn 3 saw the Furnace unleash the Wrecker attack on the Vampires and Black Knights. Killed the last of them and his General. The army then crumbled while I reformed to fight the Coach in the side and then finished it off.

End result - Skaven 20-0 Vampire Counts 1,770-46 VP's. Big win for the Skaven. After the game we had a talk and said how it should of gone. Alex forgot he had a Potion of Strength. He should have drunk it then pummeled the Furnace. Once that was gone I would loose my Unbreakable and my Strength 3 troops wouldn't pierce his armour and probably steam roller me after that. Really good game and the result seems really harsh.

Game 2  - Paul Thompson - Orcs and Goblins

Went up to Table 1 and played Orcs and Goblins. Not played these beofre but know Mangler Squigs will ruin my day along with the artillery and the chaff. He had a Orc general in a bunker, 40+ Gobbos with bows, Poison BSB and 2 Shamans, 2 Mangler Squigs, 2 Wolf Chariots, 2 Bolt Throwers, 6 Trolls, Doom Diver and Rock Lobba. He deployed a chariot and mangler either side, and had his artillery bunkered up. He went first and charged my Gutter Runners with a chariot, I shot it down. He moved his squigs and trolls and pretty much that was all. My turn I took the Mangler down with poisoned shots and the other one with the cannon and the blast also hit his 6 Trolls. Took 2 of them off too. Not much really happened. Gutter Runners took some more points, Cannon blew itself up, Hell Pit ate some Trolls chased them down into his horde archer unit with 5+ Poison and was duely cut up after 2 rounds.

End result - Skaven 13-7 Orcs & Goblins 1,022-533 VP's. Decent win. Not much I would change how I played the game to be honest.

Game 3 - Martin Parker - Ogre Kingdoms

Wasn't looking forward to this game. I got ruined, managed to take his Hunter General in Sabretusk unit and that was about it. I don't remember too much but Martin played really well and well deserved the win. His army was fantastic as well and took home best army!

End result - Skaven 5-15 Ogres Kingdoms 847-1653VP's

Game 4 - Shaun Mitchell - Skaven

Went up against Shaun's lovely Skaven army. It was always going to be a dicey game but I made some bad mistakes. Last turn he had both units of Gutter Runners and a unit of Slaves fleeing and at that point I was at 1,190 VP's and he was on 560 VP's. I went for a stupid charge with my General and BSB unit and didn't get it showing my flank to his unit. He charged and rallied his fleeing troops and broke my unit so a massive swing on his turn 6. Real bad mistake but I have learnt from it.

End result - Skaven 8-12 Skaven 750-1,094 VP's

Game 5 - Alan Thompson - Warriors of Chaos

Was a bit cagey and didn't like the opponent or that he was trying to 6 dice Gateway every turn. Ended up a win to me but he still had a level 2, 4 Dragon Ogres and his Warrior Block so it was only going to be a small win.

End result - Skaven 12-8 Warriors of Chaos 870-500

In the end Paul Thompson who I beat game 2 won the event with Martin Parker second. Paul only lost one and that was to me so a moral victory :) My first 2 day tournament saw me come 9th out of 28 people with 58/100 Tournament Points and 5,259 Victory Points. I learnt alot and look forward to my next event. Think I'll be trying out a Screaming Bell next event :)

Friday, 15 June 2012

1600 Point 2 Day Tournament

So as I've said before this weekend is the 1600 point tournament. Over the last 2 1/2 days I've been updating 35 Plague Monks, finished 10 more Stormvermin and finished a new Warlord with Fell Blade/Sword of Anti-Heroes (this weekend he will just be a Chieftain) and Skweel Gnawetooth (again just an ordinary Packmaster this weekend. I was hoping to get 9 Gutter Runners done but don't have the time. I got them stripped, rebased and undercoated but won't get round to starting let alone finishing them!

Follow me on twitter @elfordminis for updates this weekend on how I get on during the tournament. Sorry for the bad photos. Taken with my phone!

And an army shot for you of what I'm taking this weekend!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Avatars of War Herald of Pestilence

Yesterday I also painted up an Avatars of War Herald of Pestilence. I didn't want to post two in a day so here it is now. I've got 3 days off in which I need to get a lot of models done for my 1600 Skaven list for the weekend. There's a minimum of 11 models I need to complete. I also want to redo the Plague Monk as they were really quickly speed painted so looking to put a lot more paint on these guys.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Coven Throne and Mortis Engine

So I finished up the Coven Throne and Mortis Engine for the Vampire Counts army. Love the models! Let me know what you think.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Bad Moons Dakka Jet

So I finished up the Bad Moons Dakka Jet. Again a joy to paint! If I had another I would do an 40's style pin up girl on the nose of the plane. Maybe I should do another ...

Heres the pictures. If you want to purchase it, here it is -

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Ork Burna-Bommer

So I missed the post Saturday. This meant due to Bank Holidays in the UK, I couldn't collect my new shiny model until Wednesday. I couldn't wait to play with the kit, get it built and painted. I was awake at 5 tending to the cat who had 7 kittens. So I was comforting her and making sure she was ok while giving birth. At 7.45am I left to go to the post office. Picked up my parcel and I sped off back home. All I managed to do yesterday is get the model built and primed and finished most of the base except for grass and water effects. Today I was like a possessed daemon. I painted non stop but finished it in time :)

Heres my effort. As always it's available on ebay here -