The BADAB WAR A Dark Stars Campaign/SISTERS OF BATTLE Progress part 2

Exorcists WIPWith 6th Edition WARHAMMER 40K coming in a few weeks, and the emergence or revamping of several  newer Sci-Fi, and alternative miniature game systems and scales, it is a good time to evaluate the direction of my gaming. As I’ve invested a few dollars in WARPATH, I think it is a good, simple alternative. I just wanted to evaluate the game with a few armies. I’m not going to continue to buy new rules/codex/army books every few years. I have plenty of games and resources for years of fun miniature gaming. Getting those games up and playable takes some time, but as I add less and less new products and projects, I do slowly but surely get things finished, like the SISTERS OF BATTLE, I finally made some serious progress on. What I’m getting at here is that I might not immediately get the 6th edition rules, and accessories you’ll need to play the new 40K rules. I’ve mainly been playing at home for the last 3 years anyway, we could just continue with 5th here with the current rules, expansions and codexes for our own fun games. I will focus on getting another BADAB army or two, and find some local players into building a BADAB force or who have an appropriately painted force, or accepted army for themed games, missions and scenarios for an ongoing campaign, opened ended, bouncing from one planet or timeline is convenient. I’d like to combine various elements of the BADAB WAR material that has existed, such as the DARK STARS CAMPAIGN weekend, held in Nottingham England, by Games Workshop in 2005. There is a Rules and Information document, that has some great CAMPAIGN ideas, with espionage, planetary struggles, Battle Fleet Gothic side games, and some interesting planet information, that was expanded by the fan created Bell of Lost souls campaign PDF. Both documents have interesting ideas, including the paint scheme I adopted for my STAR PHANTOMS. Ultimately I was thrilled when Imperial Armor 9-10 came out, and I’d like to add a couple more themed armies, and find some like-minded players, or have them use on of my armies, but gradually there will be some themed interconnected battles, utilising some rules, ideas and even some special battle zones and terrain to fight out small campaigns on various planets. In the 2005 weekend campaign DARK STARS, they allowed, Orks, Dark Eldar, Witch Hunters, Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines,Daemonhunters. The armies were 1500 points divided into a legal 1000 point list with 500 point add-on.  What I have in mind is like the STAR WARS CLONE WARS series. Playing out various battles and scenarios in a specific historic time period, in and around the main events of the narrative. Eventually I liked to have several battle field and terrain collections for themed battles. There are several companies making affordable battle mats and very cool terrain. I’m thinking of turning my REALM OF BATTLE board into an ICE WORLD table, and creating, acquiring, buying some hills, mountains, rocks and trees. I’d also like a city zone, and a desert like zone, with appropriate terrain. And my friend is bringing his nicely built and quite functional games table to my game hall for us to use indefinitely. Once I have things going I’m sure I can convince some people to build a small force to participate in the games.

I’ll probably add some scenarios in the BADAB WAR CAMPAIGNS to use my SISTERS OF BATTLE army. I got a good start on the 8 tanks I’m painting for the army. There are 4 rhinos(one completed as a test model), 2 Immolators and 2 Exorcists. First I base coated the white primed models with bleached bone with my airbrush. I then glossed the tanks with some Future Floor Polish, with the airbrush. When completely dried(of course) I started the washes. First I hit it with some thinned brown ink with my airbrush, I basically saturated the models, leaving the base coats darker but still visible. I am now working on inking the metal parts and major recesses with some thinned down black ink. When that stage is done and fully dried, I’ll hit the tanks with some matte varnish before I start building the highlights. The main colors are bleached bone, codex gray, burnished gold, and chain mail. I’m feeling pretty motivated, so hopefully I can finish the washes tomorrow

Three Rhinos Two Immolators WIP

SOB tanks WIP

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