Archive for June, 2012

BADAB WAR PROGRESS

Posted in Prcolamations of the Tyrant on June 23, 2012 by doublek666
Ruined city scape

Cities of Death Battle Mat

First off check out this rare find, a Cities of Death Battle Mat! Perfect! Now I can turn my REALM OF BATTLE board into an ice planet(I always loved planet Hoth from STAR WARS), not to mention I own a Great Company of SPACE WOLVES and would like to collect some hills and such as terrain for some alternative scenery for my games and campaigns. I have been reading IMPERIAL ARMOR 9 and 10 lately, and have been inspired to get another army or two together for some themed linked games. Random points matches are fun, and helped me learn the game, and how a war game works generally, but I’d like to focus on themed games and campaigns, especially at home.  Ultimately, I’d like to have a variety of miniatures games(and a couple of board games, card decks, and a few classic games) in my games hall. I visualize several BADAB armies displayed ready to be called to action, as well as my SPACE HULK set, and a few other games painted, and ready to play. I’ll have enough room for two tables to be left set up, or combined for APOCALYPSE or whatever. I will eventually have my dream BLOOD ANGELS army(LAMENTERS for BADAB WARS), I’m leaning towards Jump packed heavy forces, as these have been given new life in the new 6th edition rules, I’m glad as I wasn’t looking forward to painting the ten vehicles I had planned for the mech force I had in mind. Mainly because I’m struggling to paint the 8 for my SISTERS OF BATTLE(having a hard time getting much done on). I’m using an archaic style of painting, I’m gradually speeding up my techniques, but I not real motivated to get this army done, mainly due to the weak, uninspiring rules. The shooting game has improved in 6th, so we’ll see if there’s any hope for these girls in the near future, until a real CODEX is released. I don’t see it happening anytime soon, that is for sure.

After much thought and several ideas over the last couple of years on how to utilise the models I have on hand  for a BADAB force, I have found a perfect(instead of spending 650$ or so on the Blood Angels army I had in mind) I have found the SONS OF MEDUSA chapter perfect for what I have available! Despite being loyalists, they are not as predictable and could easily skirmish with the STAR PHANTOMS, I have painted(2000 points, yes!). This should satisfy my need to create and to progress with my BADAB theme goals, an army I could create scenarios to be played out here at my home, with friends and players. This SPACE MARINE army will consist of two Tactical squads, two Landraider variations(magnetized), Vaylund Cal and Chaplain HQ, 1 Venerable, 1 Ironclad and two regular Dreadnoughts. I will attempt some speedier painting techniques, especially with the Vehicles. This should a lot easier to paint than the Infantry heavy army I’m working on now. I imagine I’ll work on building a little at a time, then get into magnetizing the Land Raiders and dreadnoughts. Only twenty-two Infantry, peice of cake! If I had this built by the end of the year I’d probably be doing ok, yes I’m slow, and have some other projects I’d like to work on as well, next blog I’ll spotlight my STAR PHANTOMS army!

Table close-up

In the far future there is only WAR!!!

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Sisters of Battle project log part 4/40K 6th Edition

Posted in Armies with tags on June 5, 2012 by doublek666
SOB INFANTRY

SOB INFANTRY

I’m slowly but surely making some progress with the SISTERS OF BATTLE 2000 point core force I’ve collected and assembled. I’m stuck with the archaic painting style I’ve chosen for this army, it will be slow going, but with nice clean results. I’m speeding up the process in various ways, with the help of my airbrush, in the more basic steps. But the models will be getting plenty of hand brushed attention. I’m gradually adding more realistic techniques to my painting repetoire, but this force is basic, good old fashioned hand painted with a few highlights.I’m compromising a little on quality in order to complete this project sometime this year hopefully, and move on to some other smaller projects and some terrain., maybe I’ll do some light weathering on the tanks later. I’d like to be using this army in the coming year or two, for casual play and tournaments. That is, if and when I decide to buy into the coming 6th Edition rule set for 40K. I imagine, I’ll have a hard time not buying the book when it comes out. But not spending the money for rules,  and additional paraphanalia for a game I rarely play outside of my own games room is a tough cookie to swallow, especially as my friends and I still enjoy the possibilities available with the 5th edition rules, and available expansions, and missions. I’ll complete the last of the 40K projects I have planned,(SISTERS OF BATTLES, IMPERIAL GUARD), and may paint up a few random additional squads for my DARK ANGELS and SPACE WOLVES. But in the future I think I like to add armies from the BADAB WAR to my collection. I’ve trying to convince some friends to paint up a force from the campaign. I’d like to be playing some themed games, and try some Battlezone Mortalis as well. Here is a Rhino in progress and my SISTERS unpacked finally.

Rhino WIP

SOB RHINO WIP