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rev
29-07-2008, 18:07
Hey guys

The amount of SG stuff I'm playing atm is mounting up, so I thought I'd break out and start a dedicated log. I also had to reorganise my photobucket account, as I was starting to get too many pictures and needed to put them into subfolders.

First up are the Dark elf Bloodbowl team which I snapped last week.

What would people like to see next - more BB, AI or BFG?

rev

Simply the best:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/de4.jpg

Better than all the rest:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/de5.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/DSC_0020.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/de1.jpg

rev
29-07-2008, 18:09
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/de2.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/de3.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/dethrwr.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/degrp.jpg

I still need to finish this team, I want 3 more linos and another blitzer, which I'll order from BBfigs when they're back in stock.

rev

Count Sinister
29-07-2008, 18:13
Nice idea, Rev. It's true that the specialist games minis were starting to take over your other log! Not that this is a bad thing, of course...

Dark Elves are looking good. As for what we'd like to see - I'd love to see some BFG. It would give me the motivation I need to assemble some of the fleet I have, and get painting. I plan on using magnets, so I can swap out weapons, etc., so any advice about what magnet size to use that you (or anybody else!) might have would be greatly appreciated.

And, of course, I demand that you start playing either Mordheim or Necromunda, as your painting skills would shine even more on the ten or twelve models that make up a warband or gang!

rev
29-07-2008, 23:16
I'd love to see some BFG.

No worries mate I'll try and stick some cruisers up this week.



And, of course, I demand that you start playing either Mordheim or Necromunda,

Funnily enough, I've got an Escher gang converted and awaiting some brush strokes, I'm just trying to obtain a heavy plasma gunner before I start.

rev

EmperorNorton
29-07-2008, 23:36
Funnily enough, I've got an Escher gang converted and awaiting some brush strokes, I'm just trying to obtain a heavy plasma gunner before I start.
I was going to call for more Blood Bowl, but that's something I'd really like to see as well.

Count Sinister
30-07-2008, 16:31
Escher? Excellent news, Rev. Looking forward to seeing that. Now, that only leaves Mordheim...

rev
30-07-2008, 18:41
Haha, I've got some Mordhiem form YEARS ago - painted not quite in the same style...

Here are the Orcs - these guys a brutal. The number 2 Black orc scored twice in the last game passing twice to pick the ball up despite his low AG value. Legend!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/BO1.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/BO2.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/BO3.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/B04.jpg

rev
30-07-2008, 18:42
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/BO5.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/BO6.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/BO7.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/BO8.jpg

rev
30-07-2008, 18:42
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/BOGRP.jpg

4 black orcs really does make a menacing LOS.

Count Sinister
30-07-2008, 20:31
Those Black Orcs are great, Rev - and I do love them in the game as well! Very, very nice painting too. I love the weathering and chipping on the armour.

So, you have some Mordheim from a few years ago, you say? It might be worth stripping them and repainting them, just to keep the Specialist Games log fans happy! If you have the time, that is.

Shadowphrakt
30-07-2008, 22:31
Guzah! Nerd Exploson! *bammo*


I think this is one of the very, very few Deneral Project logs which get loads and loads of posts in a short space of time, the stuff here is excellent, as I've said on your other log, Sir Revviness of aesome and epic painting skills!

*bows*

rev
31-07-2008, 20:49
Thanks Guys, really appreciate your support and comments as always.

More coming soon

rev

rev
02-08-2008, 15:29
Here's the rest of the Orc team, loving playing with them atm, I've never been a big cage fan until now!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/DSC_0008-2.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/DSC_0014-1.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/DSC_0013-1.jpg

Count Sinister
02-08-2008, 16:41
Brilliant, Rev. That blitzer in the middle with his arms out at shoulder height is absolutely fantastic. Excellent blood bowl team.

EmperorNorton
02-08-2008, 17:06
Every time I see their picture these Orcs look even better.

Shadowphrakt
02-08-2008, 18:31
Very nice Rev. Might just buy a BB team.

Harry
02-08-2008, 21:40
Brilliant.

Your guys look a lot better than the actual sculpts they did. Well done mate.

(Being ultra picky ... I think the chain mail looks a bit bright on the blorks).

rev
12-08-2008, 22:56
Brilliant, Rev. That blitzer in the middle with his arms out at shoulder height is absolutely fantastic. Excellent blood bowl team.


Every time I see their picture these Orcs look even better.


Very nice Rev. Might just buy a BB team.

Thanks fellas, really appreciate the comments keep them coming.


Brilliant.

Your guys look a lot better than the actual sculpts they did. Well done mate.

(Being ultra picky ... I think the chain mail looks a bit bright on the blorks).

Thanks Harry, I was pleased with how they turned out! Sorry you don't like the chainmail buddy - I hang my head in shame :chrome:

rev

rev
13-08-2008, 11:43
Here's some AI minis for a small Imperial navy fleet that I wheel out occasionally:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Aeronautica%20Imperialis/Tbolt.jpg

scheme is based on the German Schnell:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Aeronautica%20Imperialis/schnell_fw190a4_asym_top.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Aeronautica%20Imperialis/PICT0244-1.jpg

Satan
13-08-2008, 12:16
you're right, that Witch Elf does remind me of Tina Turner. Put a white lock in her hair and you've got yourself Thunderdome all over again. The orcs are really nice, they've got a great dynamic look.

I second all motions for BFG ships!

unwanted
13-08-2008, 12:59
Hey Rev, quick question, is that the Orc Star Player a few posts up?

Because if it is, then I've just found the basis for a new Boss for Mordheim!

JWBS
13-08-2008, 14:11
I like those orcs, good job.

rev
13-08-2008, 22:36
I second all motions for BFG ships!

Cool, I'll post a few in the coming days. I've got a few battle ships and light cruisers (imperial) yet to snap.


Hey Rev, quick question, is that the Orc Star Player a few posts up?

Because if it is, then I've just found the basis for a new Boss for Mordheim!

Certainly is buddy, he'd make a great boss I reckon!


I like those orcs, good job.

Thanks JWBS, appreciate your comments.

rev

Here's one of my multi fit Chaos Cruisers, configured as a Styx, and below that all the different weapon load outs I've got to choose from!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0018.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0017.jpg

rev
14-08-2008, 23:08
The husk:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0027-1.jpg

Twin Lance

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0024.jpg

Twin Battery

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0022.jpg

Mix n Match

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0026-1.jpg

rev

rev
15-08-2008, 08:49
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0025.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0023.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0021.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0019.jpg

rev
23-08-2008, 08:34
A few of my other teams:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/DSC_0002-3.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/DSC_0019-2.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/DSC_00202-1.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Bloodbowl/DSC_00212-1.jpg

Shadowphrakt
23-08-2008, 09:04
I love those BFG ships. Have just started a fleet, and I'm looking for peoples logs with BFG ships in them. Those are awesome. I also love the Chaos blood bowl team, very nice.

rev
23-08-2008, 17:53
your wish is my command SP

here is my 2000pt fleet;

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0079.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0083.jpg

Count Sinister
23-08-2008, 17:57
Those BFG ships are excellent, Rev. Very nicely painted, and I love the idea of magnetizing the weapon load-outs. So, here's a question for you (since I have a big Imperial fleet just waiting to be assembled) - what size magnets do you use? I assume they're Rare Earth magnets, but with the bewildering number of sizes on offer on eBay, I just wanted to know what size you picked! Thanks in advance, and looking forward to more pics!

Shadowphrakt
23-08-2008, 18:58
Very, very cool Rev. Am starting assembeling my fist Battle Barge. Its AWESOME!!!

Leonathion
23-08-2008, 23:50
Love the bloodbowl minis! Realy good and simple conversions and great paintjob, a pity I dont play the game, otherwise i would have been realy inspired :)

Catferret
24-08-2008, 05:56
I've not played Bloodbowl for years after a bad experience with a poor loser. Seeing those models makes me want to resurrect my Chaos team. I'm sure I'll never get to the heady heights of my 90 SPP beastman again though.

I also love the detail you applied to the Gothic bases. Most I've seen just spray them black or do the occasional white spot but yours have some colour and attention paid by the looks of it. Nice work.

rev
24-08-2008, 14:53
I've not played Bloodbowl for years after a bad experience with a poor loser.

Aw mate I'm gutted, its such a shame that such a brilliant game be spolied by muppetry :(



I also love the detail you applied to the Gothic bases.

thanks - I need to get some close up pics of the bases and the battleship, I'll try soon!


a pity I dont play the game,

Its never too late to start - you'll love it! Thanks for the comments!


Very, very cool Rev. Am starting assembeling my fist Battle Barge. Its AWESOME!!!

hehe they're a pain to assemble, but BFG is a great game - whats your fleet list?


what size magnets do you use?

I use a variety for modelling, but the BFG ships use 1mmX2mm, and I used a tute from warp rift as inspiration. They suggest using a magnet on the ships hull and a staple on the weapon which works really well.

rev

penguin663
24-08-2008, 15:12
Everthing looks awesome as usual Rev.Would love to play SG's more often but don't have anywhere where I can play a campaign. Must resist urge to play BFG and BB:p

Count Sinister
24-08-2008, 17:12
Excellent, thanks Rev. 1mm by 2mm it is. And thanks to Catferret, I finally noticed how detailed those BFG bases are! Excellent work. What Specialist Games goodness are you working on at the moment?

JLEH
24-08-2008, 18:14
Those BB Orcs look ace! Inspired me to make some of my own out the WH Orc sprues. Keep up the great work!

rev
24-08-2008, 20:40
Must resist urge to play BFG and BB:p

...Must convince penguin to play BFG... and ..... BB!!!


Excellent work. What Specialist Games goodness are you working on at the moment?

Thanks CS, next on the desk are a skaven team and a booster pack of DE linos, its all BB atm, can't get enough! See below for the imperial load outs.


Those BB Orcs look ace! Inspired me to make some of my own out the WH Orc sprues. Keep up the great work!

sweet man got any pics - send me a link!

rev



http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0012.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0015.jpg

Count Sinister
24-08-2008, 22:46
More bloodbowl - brilliant! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the Skaven. I've painted up two testers for my own skaven team (using the brilliant new washes), and I'm pretty happy with them. I won't use them in a game until they're painted, though! Looking forward to more Dark Elves as well!

rev
27-08-2008, 08:44
Played a mammoth game of BFG last night,

2000pts of Imperial navy vs a combined chaos powers fleet.

Here is the standings at around turn 3;

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0001.jpg

It was absolute carnage. The amount of firepower being chucked about was obscene! My biggest lesson of the battle, don't let a khorne battleship get close enough to board you if its got a khorne lord on board (doubles boarding action value!) he took NINE hit points off my emperor battleship without pausing for breath!!

I won, but only by 200vps so it was really close - more like a draw except the chaos disengaged after turn 9 or 10 (lost track).

Count Sinister
27-08-2008, 17:31
Sounds like a great game - and nice to see the minis in action as well.

Oh, dear. I know exactly what's going to happen. A couple of the guys in the local gaming club are interested in BFG. I have the game, plus lots of extra Imperial minis. I'll put some together and paint them to do a demo game. Then I'll put a few more together. Then, before I know, I'll be doing it all full-time. You're an evil genius, Rev!

rev
27-08-2008, 22:50
You're an evil genius, Rev!

sad but true :(


And from another view:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/battle.jpg

I went with mostly nova cannons, which was a mistake.

Torpedos away next time!

rev

Shadowphrakt
27-08-2008, 23:06
That game looks brillinat Rev! Now picture all the imperial ships yellow and as Strike Cruisers...hehehe...

rev
28-08-2008, 22:00
That game looks brillinat Rev! Now picture all the imperial ships yellow and as Strike Cruisers...hehehe...

hehe - we must play!

rev

rev
29-08-2008, 14:19
here are some of the ship selections I used against the chaos fleet;

The Mars;

Due to unlucky (naive) deplyoment, my sinlge Mars was crippled on turn one.

As a result I never really got to see what this bad boy was capable of, and the reduced launch capacity meant I was on the back foot for much of the ordnance phase!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0003.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0002.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0005.jpg

rev
29-08-2008, 14:22
The Dominators;

I really wanted to see the effects of massed weapons batts and mass nova cannons so I took SIX (yes six!) of these babies. In truth, I was dissaponted. The nova cannons, under the new rules are more unpredictable and I scored few hits even putting out dozens of shots. The had one turn in which they were lethal, but if I can't predit how effective such a weapon will be I dislike to use so many. I won't take more than 2or 3 of these in the future. Massed weapons batts were also dissapointing. Short range means that by the time you close there are loads of blast markers to shoot through, meaning I was rarely rolling more than 4 dice :(

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0006.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0007.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0008.jpg

rev
29-08-2008, 14:39
The Gothics:

now these guys I liked.

Often they achieved as many hits as the 12 strength wepons batts, I'll be taking more in future! lances are great!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0011.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0010.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0009.jpg

Shadowphrakt
29-08-2008, 16:34
They look cool close up Rev, You can't beat lances!

Count Sinister
29-08-2008, 19:15
Those close-ups of the Imperial ships are nice. Very nice. And from my two times playing the game, I remember that lances were brilliant - much better than they seem on paper, as I remember.

Oh, and the evil genius thing was definitely a compliment, Rev!

rev
29-08-2008, 22:54
They look cool close up Rev, You can't beat lances!

I'm coming to this conclusion. I've devised an evil 3000pt list for the big game upcoming, see below I'd appreciate any thoughts!




Oh, and the evil genius thing was definitely a compliment, Rev!

*evil laugh* mwuahahahah!


3000pt fleet:

Emperor Battleship & Admiral & extra re-roll

x2 Mars battlecruiser
X2 Overlord Battlecruiser

x2 Dictator
x2 gothic
x4 Dauntless (lance variant)

x6 Firestorm

Thats 36 Torpedos, 24 launch bays backed up by 2 nova cannons and as many lances as I can cram into 2990 pts!

rev

CaptainSenioris
30-08-2008, 12:36
People have got to stop moving logs, it makes me miss stuff.

As always rev your stuff looks awesome. Your fleet looks good but it seems to have loads of lances and only a few batteries. I'm not much of afan of dictators either... too expensive. I'ts been ages since I played imperials so what do I know.

I've got my club into a month focussing on BFG to make sure that everyone with fleets knew who else had fleets, if my plan works they'll keep talking and organise games with each other in future. That and I'll have more folk to play :).

As per usual I got to into playing and forgot to take photo's.

I'm loving the aeronautica stuff too.

rev
30-08-2008, 18:51
Your fleet looks good but it seems to have loads of lances and only a few batteries. I'm not much of afan of dictators either... too expensive.

True, but I'd rather roll 4 dice and require 4+ ignoring blast markers than 5 dice needing 5+s, which is what it always seems to come down to!

Never used dictators, but against chaos I need them :(

Here's the overlord. I know its a love it hate it thing, but I love the idea!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0013.jpg

and two of the dauntless:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0011-1.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0010-1.jpg

Close ups of the battleship if I get lots of comments ;-)

rev

swifty2
31-08-2008, 10:46
Very nice fleet you've got there mate, i've got to agree with the overall concensus; lances are absoloutely awesome, there one of the best things ever (perhaps even a little beardy). I can never decide whether I prefer lances, weapons batteries or torpedos though in terms of imagery.

Shadowphrakt
31-08-2008, 11:46
Very nice close up. What did you use on the front? It looks awesome!

rev
31-08-2008, 11:55
I can never decide whether I prefer lances, weapons batteries or torpedos though in terms of imagery.

Before I played, I loved the thought of weapons batteries pummeling a foe from broadside, but the truth is, a lance does it better 75% of the time given other factors. I'm still new to the game though, so lots to try before I've got a good tactical opinion.


Very nice close up. What did you use on the front? It looks awesome!

what do you mean SP, which colours?

I've given the maority of my SOL's Nova cannons on the prow, I figure that they all have torpedo tubes modelled on anyway and the NC could count as a ram right?!

rev
31-08-2008, 21:55
The Emperor class:

Pure genius. Loads of guns, loads of ordnance, +1 LD. whats not to like!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0006-1.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0007-1.jpg

and the base:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/revmatt/Minis/Battlefleet%20Gothic/DSC_0008-1.jpg

Catferret
31-08-2008, 22:03
Nice to finally get a proper pic of your bases. ;)

Shows the detail off nicely.

rev
04-09-2008, 22:23
Nice to finally get a proper pic of your bases. ;)

Shows the detail off nicely.

yeh sorry for the delay!

got a 3000pt game booked in soon, will let you know how the above fleet performs!

Skaven BB team under the brush.