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!!!


One Response to “BADAB WAR PROGRESS”

  1. Very excited to see your progress and glad to see your continuing with the Badab war.

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