Quick picture of current project. Completely redoing the army for Quake city rumble.
It’s been 2 years since I’ve painted beasts and it’s time to get back to my roots.
Beastmen. Play it like I live:
Naked, horny and hairy.
After months of excitement and preparation, this weekend was the
In November, I got my Chaos Dwarfs in the mail. A few stragglers came in; Drazoath the Ashen model, some war-machines.
A recent RTT showed that the chaos dwarfs could fight. (not to mention were lucky…very lucky) and I finalized my list for the West Coast Hammertime GT! Here’s the list!
2500 Chaos Dwarfs WCHT
lvl 4, General, Great Taurus, dark forged weapon.
Chalice of Blood and Darkness, Talisman of Preservation, Charmed Shield
What’s not to love about monsters? The model for this particular one is exceptionally well made. The large target gives the general a leadership 10 18″ bubble. While the Great Taurus doesn’t have an armor save, it is somewhat protected. Non magical attacks have to be re-rolled and flaming attacks cannot harm it and restore D3 wounds to it. Not shabby.
Infernal Castellan: BSB
Mask of the Furnace, great weapon
A resolute BSB, a 3+ armor save, high toughness and 4+ ward and 2+ v flaming attacks.
Bull Centaur Tau’ruk
Great Weapon, Black Shard Armor
Dawnstone, Dragon Helm, Other Tricksters’ shard.
I call this guy “mini doombull”. He’s tough 5, a great armor save, 2+ v flaming and hits like a ton of bricks. Not only that but he’s able to force a challenge and make all Ward saves shaky.
Infernal Guard: 29, full command, lich bone banner, Great Weapons.
Pretty much the heart of the army. This unit was able to wade into the thick of it and dish out a ton of pain and withstand a fair amount.
Infernal Guard: 19 full command. Hand Weapon & Shield.
A solid block with a decent strength. These guys were able to hold objectives and pose a serious flanking threat.
These guys are stellar. I tried the Death Shrieker and all it did was scatter into oblivion. I’m sure if I baby-sat it with my Sorcerer Prophet or a demonsmith, they’d be ok. But that’s not my style. If i get 2 rounds of shooting with them, I’m happy. Due to the slow nature of the dwarfs, I’m often protecting them just by being there.
That’s the list!
The Venue was the Laguna Hills Elks’ Lodge.
The venue was fantastic. A well priced bar, great diner and breakfast, not to mention the hospitality. The Elks were very curious about the game and the hobby. They put up with about 50 exuberant gamers and our yelling, and were amazing hosts. This is one of the best venues I’ve been to for a tournament and everyone loved it. Food was RIGHT there, beer and booze was absurdly cheap and plenty. A great find by the guys at West Coast Hammer Time
There was a massive Elk head in the hall and it was watching over the gaming. I thought it was an ill omen for any wood elf players…Orion’s hunt didn’t go so well.
There were 50 players for a first year tournament! that’s unheard of! The guys from leadership 2 came down and that really makes for a great tournament. My games with the L2 guys have always been some of the most fun, challenging and bloody matches any player could hope for. Not to mention the painting. When you go to a tourney, you want to play painted armies…these guys deliver.
Next up; Game 1!
Attempting to keep up with the vaunted ‘to do list’
Here are the Forge World Bull Centaurs that I’ve been working on.
Note that their hands are missing; this is for ease of painting the shields and surface below.
I’ve primed them using the Vallejo White primer.
The primer worked very well. I poured it into the airbrush feeder and went at it. My one complaint is that it started to clog after a bit. Little by little. I had to clear it, but warm/ hot water worked until I went to disassemble the unit.
I went with a strong “German Grey” bull body and fade into a lighter torso; “light sky grey”
I then base coated the beards a dark blue mixed with black (5:1 blue black).
for some darker areas, I used ‘dark sea grey’. This was also used as the next step on the bull torsos to go lighter.
Hopefully you can see some of the steps here. there’s a lot of work to do, but for now, some base coats have been laid . I’m hoping to add some bright colors with the weapons and armor.
New Warriors Book finally out.
rumors are about, but waiting for it to be in my filthy paws.
It’s pretty obvious that I like Mierce miniatures. I belive that they have some of the best sculpts on the market.
Their monsters are much more to my tastes than most sculpts by other companies and not only that, but they do justice to some of the more obscure monsters out there. Namely, the Chimera.
They fit well, well made, almost zero flash and really make amazing center pieces.
Recently, they launched a Kickstarter.
I saw the rewards: Well sculpted Minotaurs & another chimera?
not only that, but it’s a great way to see many new and alternative models come out. Plus if you’re a fellow Warriors of Chaos player, these sculpts will help make your army a show stopper. (belle of the ball, really) Check out some of the basic rewards. More on their SITE:
I don’t know much about the game “darklands” but would be eager to give it a go.
The people at Mierce have been amazing. They’ve helped track down hard to find orders, ensured their deliveries and just been on the ball about listening to the community’s requests. The HERDSTONE requested minotaurs, and damnit…we got minotaurs.
Go, support some good people and great minis.
Since starting down the rabbit hole into “Chaos dwarf” realm, i’ve been toting around the Tamurkhan book.
That thing is big. Bulky
So, last week, I went to a printing shop and had them make a ‘travel version’ of the Tamurkhan: Throne of Chaos book. I own the book, I just needed a version to take to tournaments/ games.
The pages and magic cards are laminated. Good thing too, as the FIRST day out with them, someone spilled a drink right on them. Whew!
Trial by margaritas.
one more thing done on my COUNTDOWN TO WEST COAST HAMMERTIME!
Back to it
With the tournament season on the horizon; West Coast Hammertime GT, Broadside Bash, Quake City Rumble and more, I’ve decided to make a check list and run it through the ringer.
So, without further delay, here’s my
1: 28 Infernal guard with Hand weapon shields – unit fillers:
progress: assembled, primed, base coated.
2: 28 Infernal Guard with Great weapons – unit fillers
2 assembled (partially)
4: Bull Centaur Unit; great weapons & command
1/2 of the amount assembled. Need to convert GW’s and Command. Might be problematic
5: hobgoblin Khan
Assembled, primed. Using the Old school “Ghazak Khan” model
progress: using custom model. Creating custom banner. ideally will freehand the banner. Primed, some base coats
progress Using limited edition Games day FW model. Assembled, primed, base coats
8: Bale Tarus and rider:
long way to go…
9: K’daai Destroyer
Using the KRULL miniature from Mierce. Still in box. Yeah….
amazing miniature…well, behemothature.
10: Custom Movement trays:
constructed. that’s it
11: Display Board:
sketches done…but no physical work completed.
So, there’s a lot to be done.
I’ll be updating this with progress and pictures. Hopefully it will keep me on track!