Monday, 30 August 2010

Warhammer Terrain WIP

Hi all, here's a quick picture of the scenery I've been working over the last week.

I've made something for 7 out of 10 of the mystical monuments in the rulebook.
I made all of them from old CD's (bases), 1 ruins set, odd bits from the bits box and random crap from the garden. I'll post some better pictures when their painted.

Also I dug out my Keep from the really old GW game Battle-masters. I think its about time this got a re-paint, at the minute it looks a little dated to use next to my other scenery.

And after another let down by my Warriors of Chaos at the last tournament I went to, I've decided they need something other than troops. So I found out my old Giant model in my bit box and gave him a face lift (horns to be exact), he can double-up as Cycgor in my old beastmen army. Also I've ordered a Hellcannon, which should give me something to do in the shooting phase :)


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Warriors of Chaos Exalted Hero

I've finished one of the Exalted Heroes I've been working on.

I took the pictures at night, so I was struggling to get the lighting right.

Also me and Matt played our 2nd Game of Warhammer 8th Ed. I'm loving the new edition at the minute, bloody and violent, suits my Warriors of Chaos down to the ground. Plus I get to use the marauders I painted!

I took a few pictures but forgot when the game got going.

This was taken just after deployment. We rolled 'Battle for the Pass'. The woods where normal wood apart from the GW woods which we used as Mysterious Woods.
The rock where impassable and to the right is a Acropolis of Heroes which makes units within 6" Stubborn and also impassable.

Matt's army deployed. He hasn't finished his Dark Elves yet, so for the time being he's been playing a mix of Empire and Bretonnians to make up the numbers.

My Battleline, the plan was for the Knight to charge though the gap in the scenery and cause havoc in Matts lines with the Warriors and Marauders following up.

This picture was taken just before it all went wrong. This was at the end of turn 1, Matt then charge the Chaos Knights with his Swordsmen and White wolf cavalry. With my knights being Stubborn because of the Acropolis and Matt having Steadfast, this combat lasted the entire game and blocked off that side of the table.

On the right side of the table, I finished off Matts knights winning me the game.
It was a low scoring game, but for me the highlight of the game was 5 Marauder Horsemen killing 3 Bretonnian knights with throwing axes!


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Fixing up old scenery

As well as more Chaos Warriors, I have also been fixing up some of my old scenery for 8th Ed and some of the other games I have been looking into starting.

First up, is my woods. Before, all our trees were on separate bases, which was fine for games like Lord of the Rings but for Warhammer and 40K a proper base is much better.

I wanted to keep them as generic as possible so I can use them for over games systems like Warmachine and Flames of War.

Here's the bases I have made. We played our first game the other day and decided to tone down the Mysterious Woods rules by saying these are normal (everyday) woods and we used the Games-Workshop 'Spooky Trees' as a Mysterious Wood, which worked really well.

I've also fixed up my really old Wizards Tower which I originally made about 10 years ago. I used some moss to cover up where the paint and roof tiles fell off.

I love the new scenery rules, got loads of ideas for the other scenery in the book.


Monday, 2 August 2010

Warriors Reinforcements Update

Here's an update on the Warriors of Chaos minis I've been doing.
These seam to be taking me a long time to get going, Although I have done a little more since I took these pictures, they are all undercoated and I have painted the Warriors with Great-weapons (these are the most urgent, because I wanted to take them to my next tournament).

Now that ranks work better for monster infantry, I thought I would like to add a command to my Orges unit.

To make them look like they are wearing Chaos Armour, I added lots of Marauder Shields, which gives them a bit of a turtle look (ogres in a half shelf).

I've done a few updates to the Heroes aswell, adding greenstuff in the gaps.

I blended his cloak in by adding fur to the top of it (fur and hair are about the only things I can sculpt).

And the rest of the troops.

The warriors with Great-Weapons are the only ones I've finished so far.