Thursday, 30 July 2009



One set (plus one piece from the next) of Planetstrike craters all finished up.

There's a lot of whining about these around t'internet.
Yes GW were naughty and put the resin masters in all their advertising and the detail is not as good as expected but its really not that bad.
5 big terrain bits for about£10, fine by me!
I've tried to paint the top left piece as glowing rocks (meteorites smashing into the ground would be hot!) it just about works!
I think the laserburn in the centre is my favourite though.

Not added any flock to them as yet though for 2 reasons:
  1. My flock no longer matches our tables!
  2. Not entirely sure they should have flock as they represent sudden explosions/burns/rents in the ground

Happy to add or not as is appropriate at a later date.

Incidentally if there were ever a 40K special of "QI" I reckon the following info (stolen from wiki!) would feature:

Laserburn is a set of wargaming rules written by Bryan Ansell in 1980. Written for use with 15 mm sci-fi figures, but also playable with 25mm figures, the laserburn set of rules, published by Tabletop games, is set in a universe where man has reached the stars and the highest pinnacles of technology and is well on his way back to barbarism. The rules consist of 'Laserburn' and four other supplements, still available. A range of 15 mm metal figures were produced for use with Laserburn and are still available.
The rules say Laserburn, sci. fi. combat rules, copyright Bryan Ansell, August 1980, Produced by Tabletop Games
There is a small, but active, internet group promoting and expanding on the limited Laserburn background and rules.[2]
Some elements of the Laserburn rules, such as power and dreadnought armour, bolt guns and jet cycles were carried forward and appear in Warhammer 40,000 by Games Workshop who Ansell worked for in the late 80s onwards.

Hmmmm, quite interesting!

How now, white Tau!

So with Lizards and Guard to paint for upcoming big battles, why not paint something completely different!

Don't read anything into this, this isn't my secret project and this may be the only one that ever gets done.

Shame I like it so much really.

P.s Yes the black areas are highlighted and the white is a lot smoother in real life!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Storms A-Coming.....

Inspired by Binx finished Storm Troopers I thought it was time to get mine done!
I'm still not overly convinced storm troopers are worth their points but word from Imperial Guard high Command is "Storm Troopers, dey tha bomb, yo!" so they're probably worth giving a go.
I've used Pig Iron Productions models for mine as I've been trying to find an excuse to use some for a while now. They're painted to fit in with my Praetorians, more or less. Also realised halfway through they'll match my Witch hunter scheme too! Good work me!
The camo was done using the sponge technique, similar to vehicle weathering, with scorched brown and white. It just about works although some look like they've doing a spot of DIY before kitting up for patrol! I'd definitely try it again anyway.
The Sgt has a "Ramshackle games" head which has a (golden) face mask. I had planned to give them all similar heads but when I got all the bits decided the Pig Iron heads were superior.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Slipping Standards

After 10,000 years of war and billions of lives lost the cream of the Imperium finally accept that they need to reduce their standards and accept recruits that would otherwise be rejected.

So if you wanted to know what happened to the Squats take a look at Sgt Chronarse and his little friend...

Saturday, 25 July 2009

There's a storm brewing

With a Cadian army of just metal infantry and a whole army deal of plastic Cadians sitting about doing nothing they had to used for something.

So far they have been raided for Ogryn weapons ( coming soon) and arms and heads for other projects.

Since the new Codex and the introduction of AP3 Hot Shot Lasguns it was about time I got some Storm Troopers and where better to build them from than my large collection of Plastics

Hopefully they will stand out enough from the metal ones to please some people ( Yes Jabba im looking at you!) , and who knows they may get a transport one day in the future

Slugging it Out

Halfway through the campaign and the Grey Knights have tipped the balance and broken the deadlock. However this week their task was beyond them and the stormtroopers were 'punished' by the Imperial Guard.

The inquisition stormtroopers get caught in a crossfire

The Grey Knights fall short of the objective despite significant gains

Crimson Fists at the Forming Up Point ready to attack

Dug in and plenty of ammo

Marine bikers assault through the Rad Zone to contest the objective

Sunday, 19 July 2009

For you Sir, Something Special...

Do they bend light? Probably not. Do they bend the rules, Hell Yeah!

What ever your opinion, with a few exceptions they are must have figures.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Five hops left...

According to Lordy, we are nearly half way through our 40k campaign. The unstopable Imperial Guard (Misunderstood renegades) have finally been slowed with the Grey Knights showing their power armoured kin the way to victory.

Anyway here are some pictures of a our new tables and new trees being used.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Boom, Boom, Pow!

They're not perfect but it's a good start.

Monday, 6 July 2009


Everyone should have one and the Imperial Guard are no different.

Entering the Final Straight

Its been a while since i've posted anything here, well thats what moving house will do for you.

The lizards below were half done before the move and have been finished off after.

Only a unit of Cold One Riders and a Lord on Carnosaur left to do!!

Firstly a Skink Shamen with Cloak of Feathers

Then a Skink Cheif

And finally some Lizard and serpent swarms

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

WAR! What is it good for.....

Wednesday night gaming of course!

The Mkonay Campaign approaches and as the marines prepare to make planetfall several questions are ready to be answered:
  • Why has system Governor Schmendt refused to pay his Imperial tithes?
  • Why are several Imperial Guard regiments apparently defending him?
  • How is the Governor able to command such a large part of the Imperial Navy to defend his system?
  • and more besides.....

All the questions will be answered!

Or the marines will die horribly, either is good!!