Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year!

and a new decade..

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Dreadlord - NMM my first attempt

Here it is my comp figure, a Dreadlord for my army.  Non Metalic Metal and it's not bad

Friday, 25 December 2009

The Orc is back in town

Right then gents here is my entry for this years painting comp, simple conversion by adding the boar jaw and spear to make him a little more imposing.
Well he's on CMON as number 239848.
Again thanks to Neil and Fraz for the added help of sorting out the pics.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

I've Got Wood!

Well nearly, only the last wardancer to sort out, turned out not to be in the blister (mispack) so I'll have to exchange it tomorrow.  Christmas Eve, Gulp!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Hi all,

Well here it is, my first entry in the painting comp, i wasnt able to get my Big Mek With Shokk attack gun finished in time so i decided to use one of my favorite models, Snikrot!

I know this is no where near you guys standered, and i only hope that i can emulate some of your models in years to come!

Still, here it is take a look!

cool mini link here:

I am having issues loading it up on Cool Mini, oh and also, sorry about the size of it again, cant figure out how to make it smaller!


The 2009 Painting Comp just got 33% more exciting!

Been fiddling around for ages today trying to take a decent photo of my entry and finally came to the conclusion my painting style and camera skills just don't mix!

So here is my entry:

Blah, blah, the flesh!!!
To vote go here:
And in case you're interested a pre painted photo

Monday, 21 December 2009

Gob on You...

Go! Go! Goblins!

And here is my monthly pledge; with some month still to go I'm not done yet.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

2 Ork Race

Posting for completeness and because Tomarse probably won't bother!
Here is Tomarse entry for 2009 Lone Wolves Painting Competition:

To vote etc go here:

Friday, 18 December 2009

Scary Xmas

My painting for the month is completed with a Defiler to add to my Chaos Marines

Next month I shall pledge, 6 Fell Bats for my Vampires and 3 Obliterators for my Chaos Marines

Monday, 14 December 2009


Its here, my entry for the 2nd Lone Wolves painting competition.
I decided to go for Mighty Zug, nice model and fun to do.
Painting wise, apart from the skin, all of the colours are following the tutorial of how to paint an Ork Warboss by Darren Latham in White Dwarf 351.
To vote for it go here -->
And once again, looks better in the flesh....

Sunday, 13 December 2009

More Cheese!

Thought I'd throw another quick update as its been pretty quiet on the Blog!
Bit more of the features done.
The idea is one side is "normal" whilst the other is much more mutated (hence the shoulder spikes!) as it has a large piece of warpstone where the eye should be.
Photo of that side another time!
I've also started adding "fur" to the hind quarters.
Slow going but happy enough so far!

Thursday, 3 December 2009


Work continues.....slowly!
The rest of the features is the next step, which will also help temper the joker style smile a bit!

Monday, 30 November 2009

Darkness Rides In At The End Of The Day

Well here we are again, last minute but not last.  Painted on Sunday, based on Monday, fleeing off the board on Wednesday.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Girls, Girls Girls

Just in the nick of time, another month another deadline hit

This time 10 Daemonettes to add to my Chaos Marine force, would have loved to get all 20 done but time was not on my side

 Next month I am going to finish my painting competition entry, paint Luggage from the Discworld series and maybe do a Rhino for my Possessed.

Gene Genie

End of another month and I present my "Son of..." quota: 10 Space Hulk stealers.
Got into a bit of a rhythm with them so next month I'm going to paint the rest of the stealers along with the Brood Lord!!

Now to just sit back and watch the winnings roll in!!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

The Resurrection

Fog drifted up from the ground as wispy clouds scudded across the twin moons of Mannslieb and Morrslieb, the latter casting a sickly green glow through the night.
A shadowy, robed figure strode purposefully through the graveyard, occasionally looking about as if checking for witnesses.
It reached a large mausoleum and stopped at the heavy stone door.

The hands of the figure transcribed a series of fluid movements in the air as it intoned mystical words in low tone, breath condensing as greenish mist in the moonlit air.
Slowly the doors swung back with a loud grinding noise. Once they were open the figure looked around once more and darted inside.

Inside the mausoleum stretched ahead with a cobwebby corridor before opening up in a chamber with a stone sarcophagus in the centre. Several other chambers connected the main room.
The robed shadow walked to the top of the sarcophagus and stood taking in the surroundings. Overhead a lantern was burning with an unnatural blue fire throwing the carvings depicting the occupant's former life into stark relief.
Once again the figure began gesticulating mystically and after a short time the lid of the stone coffin began to rumble open.

For a while nothing happened.

Then a blue glow emanated from the sarcophagus itself and a figure began to rise from within.
Ancient, bejewelled armour sparkled in the witch light and bony features where lit blue.
The air disappeared in the chamber as the rising figure spoke:

"Alllllllllll Shhhallllllllllll Dieeeeeeeeeee!!"
And with that rallying call from their Captain,
Duke "of Spook" Leyron,
the Coffin Dodgers were back in training..........
See you in the final!!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Sartosa Buccaneers

And it's the wild card entry of the unknown team from the minors, the Sartosa Buccaneers that everyone is talking about. Do they really stand a chance against the veterans on the circuit?

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Sunday, 1 November 2009

5 Heads are Better than one

Due to a lost camera I'm posting Zed's hydra!
Completed in the time limit and here for completeness.

Looks good!

Coming Soon

My Blood Bowl Team for the New Year league

Say Cheese

Lordybloke's 40k campaign is finally over and so it is now time to retire the Imperial Guard for a while.

During the 20+ weeks of war I have added a lot more infantry and some special touches such as the Ogryns and Storm troopers.

The only thing missing from the photo (click to reveal the whole thing) is the 9 Lascannon Teams, there just wasnt enough room on the shelves to fit them in.

In the future I hope to add another Russ variant, a Valkyrie and some Psykers, but for now at least ...

'At ease gentlemen'

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Shady War Ears

Son of Tale of...... month 1 comes to close today and after a frantic bit of painting my shadow warriors are done!
Binx crossed the line about a week ago so we're just waiting for entries from Zed and Cortez that makes it a possible £2 in my and Binx pockets if they fail.
As a minor note any winnings I get from this I'll be buying lottery tickets so If I win I can say "thanks for the £5 million, lads"!

Next month my pledge for Son of... is 10 space hulk genestealers. Need to get them done and out the way!

So, who's in next month?

Friday, 30 October 2009

Blood Pact

It's Brilliant, perhaps not the best but for me it's in sight of the tippy top of the ghost books.  It's exciting, clever and sets up what is likely to be the final narrative arc of the most evocative and popular series set in the 40k universe.  We all have our favourite characters and even the newer additons to the regiment have a special place in our hearts.  Start fretting now about which of your virtual comrades may be joining Corbec, Bragg, Soric, Caffran, Feygor and the others.

Monday, 26 October 2009

And now for something completely different

Myself and Jonno went to Wembley for the New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game.
Was a good day out and even better cos the Pats spanked the Bucs 35-7
Here's some snaps from my phone, roll on next year

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Hydra Hi, Campers!

Quick update on the Hydra, getting close to the finish, just needs a few
small details (and the guns are only blu tacked at the moment) and a paint job.

Soon be blasting all sorts of bandits away!

Quite tricky to photo and get the guns in perspective!

Get off my Planet!!

The end of the Mkonay Campaign is near!
Those marines have dared to attack Mkonay Prime!
All I can say is:

Saturday, 24 October 2009


Not only does this complete my painting for this months 'Son of a Tale of X gamers' but also finally gives Jonno his Marneus.

Finally finished, just in time for the Ultramarines to have someone to lead them into battle as the Marines get their 2nd turn in the Apocolypse game we're currently running.

And no I don't know why Marneus has a blue background and the others are darker and have a pinky one...

Friday, 23 October 2009

Simple But Effective

So do we want a Lone Wolves T Shirt or a Blood Bowl Shirt?

I have an image in mind for a club shirt but need to get to a copier before I can present it.  Meanwhile how about this?

Sunday, 4 October 2009

6 of the best

Having been writing the next 40k campaign (well series of story based battles) I've been looking back at what I've got painted and what's left to do.
My 3.5k of Guard are done, my 5k of Necrons have been done for some time, so there's really only my Chaos Marines that are lagging behind.
Looking at what I've already got painted and what I need to do to get to a playable amount of points (1500/1750) I was quite surprised how close I was and set about seeing what I'd need to paint to get to these figures.

At the moment I have my Daemon Prince, 2 squads of Noise Marines in Rhinos and 10 possessed painted, If I add 2 lots of 10 Lesser Daemons and a Daemonically possessed Rhino I'll hit 1500pts bang on.
Works out at 54 models on the board too, a nice Slaaneshi number (9x6 for those struggling)

To go to 1750 I found that I could do it a number of ways and each of them involved adding 6 more models for an extra Slaaneshi 60 models on the board! Either, 6 Bikes, 6 Raptors or 6 Chosen in a Rhino.

So once Marneus Calgar is done, the last of my Lizardmen and those pesky Vampires are out of the way, I'll be moving on to firstly getting to a playable 1500points and then painting the units to get me to 1750.

Let the painting commence and Death to the false Emperor (unless I'm playing Gaurd)

I'll put it simple: if you're going hard enough left, you'll find yourself turning right

I've been going about it all wrong, for years as I start using an army; Imperial Guard for example, I start adding additional units, building, converting and painting them.  Then about half way through the project we change games and I start changing my plans, leaving projects half done.

As the title suggests something unexpected is needed, so when I'm just about to receive my Space Wolf Codex and additional units, I'm going to start painting Dark Elves ready for when WHFB starts.

I am a Genius!  Ok maybe not but I'll let you know how it works out

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Baptisim of fire!

I just thought i would give you all an insight of what it is like being a new gamer!
So far...4 games, 1 draw, 3 losses, within the three losses, i have been totally destroyed, thanks to 2 devistator squads! one that came close, and one where i just plain lost!

What i am starting realise....slowly, is that there is so much more to this game than just, Paint, plonk, play....or the 3 P's as i like to call them!
I am starting to find the feel for my orks, and realising that it is like a game of chess but with more green, more dakka and more chopping! It is very easy to see your self winning the game, but then your opponent does something that you didnt want them to, and it can change the game completely! ANd if that doesnt work, then you just keep throwing ones, and 14 dice cant kill one marine in hand to hand!

On top of the gaming, i am slowly but surley getting though the rules, this to me, is far more important than the winning. I dont believe i will ever fully know them all, but just being able to have a flowing game with no simple questions is what i aim for! But still, only 4 weeks in, i think i am getting on ok.

That is all, i hope you enjoyed my thoughts, or my rant! It would be interesting to know if any of you went though the same thing!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Salamanders v Cadians

Not as you may first think yet another of the campaign battles we have been experiencing but a book review.

I tend to buy most of the titles produced by the Black Library, it feeds two inner daemons, the first is a near insatiable desire to read more about the rich tapestry that is both Warhammer and in this case the Warhammer 40k background. Other games lack this even if the mechanics and figures stack up, they often don't. I digress. The other daemon is literature, I still marvel at how words can conjure up so much, like a miniature film studio in my head.

Last week I received Salamanders by Nick Kyme This week I received Cadian Blood Aaron Dembski-Bowden

The first is about the Salamanders and they are seeking revenge for their Captain who was melted in the first few pages. One of the heroes comes from a different part of Nocturne than the other (pre selection) and the enmity that is felt between them as they execute their mission.

The second is about the 88th Cadian Shock Battalion (Kasrkin attached) removed from their home world (during the 13th Black Crusade) to reclaim a shrine world from the taint of Chaos and are seconded to an Inquisitor from the Ordos Sepulturum.

I was going to title this '100 page book review' but I can't as although I have reached 100 pages of Salamanders I have finished Cadian Blood despite it arriving a week later.

In short Cadian Blood Good, Salamanders Bad.  Well maybe not bad but a bit also ran.

Now Salamanders isn't terrible and I will probably finish it but I think it needs more 'creative stones' to make the best out of the marines, they are iconic for the 40 universe but without some real talent on the end of the pen are often boiled down to "For the Emperor", "Duty and Honour" and "Dakka, Dakka, Dakka".  What worries me is that it's the start of a series. Unfinished a likely 2 out of 5

Cadian Blood, as I often find, it's easier to identify with the Guard and the writer comes up with some clever shit too, the result is much more enjoyable read with nicely shaped characters.  There are some obvious plot devices but these are smashed with some nice twists, which is always nice. 4 out of 5

So once again the Adeptus Astartes are beaten by the most Imperial of Guard.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

The "C" word!

After several months of playing Imperial Guard, many unpainted and with an Apocalypse game looming I've done the only sensible thing.
Thats right, painted some Celts!
I've had a blister pack of Warlord Games nekked fanatics (Binx's favourite!) kicking about for ages and wanted to get the Celt project moving again, as they're mostly just skin and woad I thought I could do them pretty quickly.
I was right! Good old dip!

That brings the new Celt total points to 813 points, so close to the 1000pt target!

Saturday, 26 September 2009

At Ease Gentlemen

Well they're done! My Imperial Guard force are now 100% painted, coming in at a whopping 3244pts.

The Cadians are by no way finished to the point where I'm not going to add anything else, there's still a few more bits and bobs I'd like to add to the force in the future.

After a lot of games with the Imperial Guard since the new codex came out its time to put them to bed for a while ( well once the Apocalypse game is done) For the future I have my eye on....
  • A Leman Russ Demolisher ( and all the variants that come in the box)
  • A Psyker Battle Squad
  • Rough Riders
And who knows what else....

Right now to finish the Lizardmen....

Friday, 25 September 2009

Everyone Loves A Competition

Due to the popularity of the recent Mkonay System Campaign T-Shirts it has been suggested that we have some new club shirts. 

So lets have some suggestions


Monday, 21 September 2009

Hi my name is.........

Just thought i would introduce myself to the lone wolves.

I am currently getting together an Ork army, and above is some of the work i have done.....not to bad considering i have only been paining for 11 months! Well, i think so.

Anyways, take a look, hopefully enjoy!

So So Good

If I could buy either figure I would.  I've emailed the chap who sculpted them to that affect too.

The only way is up....

...Baby! sung of course by the 80's pop sensation Yazz!

So I've finished Commissar Yarrick and here he is in all his glory ready to fight the good fight in the upcoming Apocalypse encounter some time in 2013.

If my official entry to the Lone Wolves painting competition doesn't hit the spot then Yazz will be my entry, with of course some better photos.

All my blog entries are taken with a normal small digi cam but for this years competition photo I'll be getting out the proper big professional camera for the perfect shot.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Thursday, 17 September 2009

It's Worse Than Any Death Jim

A lot of Warhammer Fantasy players assume an item or spell has only one use in general. They don’t think outside the box. This happens to new players to veterans alike. They assume an item or power is specifically for one purpose and they get tunnel vision. This is not entirely the case in Fantasy, where there are many items and spells that can have multiple uses or applications. I would like to point out to my fellow BoLS Fantasy players a few of these cases. Here are 3 examples of using some spells and an item a little differently than you might expect.

"Portent of Far", the default Lore of Heavens spell is primarily considered a spell for close combat. It lets you reroll 1s to hit and wound. This spell however has some great uses in the shooting and magic phases as well. Throw this on some Flamers, one of the best shooting units in the game, and you just got a huge boost in killing potential. This spell is also great on support casters. Your level 2 can throw 1 or 2 dice at Portent of Far on your more deadly level 4 wizard. All of a sudden your level 4’s big nasty fiery blast is that much more deadly at rerolling 1’s.

Portent of Far is a great spell, but Empire has an even better version. The “Hammer of Sigmar” bound prayers from Archlectors and Warriorpriests. This bound 4 spell in your average Empire player's hands is usually only cast in close combat. Your more savvy Empire generals will crush you with a more unique use. Hammer lets the model reroll hits and wounds. This is a huge advantage if you think outside the box. There is an a plethora of ways to make this spell deadly. My favorite use is casting Hammer of Sigmar on my Hochland Outrider champion. The BS:5 Hochland is already a threat. Throw on rerolls of hit and wound he is almost certain to put a wound on any T5 model or less. Hammer of Sigmar is also quite deadly on wizards. You thought rerolling 1s with Portent of Far is good, how about rerolling every failure?!?!

Empire is pretty blessed with that awesome bound, but Warriors of Chaos have the exact same ability through a magic weapon. The mighty “Rending Sword” for Warriors of Chaos is probably the best magic weapon they have. Your average WoC player thinks this is a close combat weapon only. Nonsense!!! This item really shines on a level 4 Sorceror Lord. The sword lets you reroll all failed to wound rolls. This means even a poor roll on Flickr Fire can put a few more wounds then expected with this awesome sword. It really shines in the shooting phase with Bloodcurling Roar. Having 2 chances to roll a few 6s can easily take out an elite unit compared to just one chance. My favorite WoC character currently is the level 4 Mark of Tzeentch on a disc with Golden Eye, Rending Sword, Spell Familiar, Enchanted Shield, Bloodcurling Roar, and the one use breath weapon stream of corruption. This guy throws sick spells and puts out a nice output of shooting damage. The breathweapon usually sucks, but in combination with Rending Sword its worth it!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Get Yer Norks Out

Following hot on the heels of my Ogryns comes one of my all time favourite Imperial Guard characters Nork Deddog.

Below is my representation of the infamous bodyguard, complete with badges ( thanks to zed for the idea of using upside down purity seals) and commissar hat.

As you may see Nork has an Aquila on his belly plate and to tidy up the Ogryns I have ordered some winged skulls ( pic below) for theirs.

Waiting For The Wolftime

Do you remember I said "I'm not going to do anymore work on my Space Wolves army until the new codex comes out; I don't want to build and paint anything I will have to change"

That was over 6 years ago. I should have just carried on.

Don't get me wrong I've enjoyed all the things I've painted but in future I'll press on regardless and wait until the chuffing codex or army book plops onto my door mat before worrying about what I'm doing with my modelling and painting

The End.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Oggy, Oggy, Oggy!!!

Well They're done, 5 Ogryns ( including a Bone head with comms) ready to be deployed onto the battlefield just in time for the closing stages of our latest campaign.

Did look at putting a skull on the belly plate but it didn't look right so for now I'll leave them blank.

I do have 1 more Ogryn left to so, the infamous Nork Deddog is well on his way to completion and will be joined shortly by Commissar Yarrick