And Jormi_Boced the game lasted about 6-7 hours, we started playing at about 11am and finished for the store closing at 6pm. We managed to keep things at quite a decent pace. I had tooled up all my Sorceresses with Dispell Scrolls so the magic phase went pretty fast, and we couldn't really be bothered in our turn so we just skipped through it :P
Only thing they really had left was a unit of Lizardmen, but that unit consisted of Lord Kroak, 2 other Slann and about 25 Temple Guard. after the first 2 turns of throwing things at it and getting nowhere I just told everyone to ignore it and kill everything else (which I think we actually did).
that is one massive game! The stuff dreams are made of... wow!
It was a great game, hopefully we will be getting another one sorted for the end of August. Just need to get my whole army re-based, magnetized and paint touched-up for it.
Sorry about the lack of pictures the last couple of days, I was wanting to be adding pictures almost every day, as it would keep me trying to get things finished. But this week has been busy. And a work night out last night didn't help the matter (but it was fun).
So here's a picture from a while ago, my Black Templar Chaplain. I wanted him to look more noticeable than the standard Chaplain so I added the Librarian's back banner/book thing to him. The assistants are Warmachine Preists of Menoth I thought they would fit perfectly into the Templars.
The chaplain and his chappies look great! The priests of menoth do really fit in nicely.
Looking sweet Sinz. Really impressed with how well the menoth guys go. Just found out im gonna have to rebase all my Marauders for the game as their base size has changed. Tells you how long its been since ive played... :P
To be honest its a brown base with dark earth soil, a bit of static grass and some melting snow. Bit different fom the norm, but fairly quick to achieve.
Also means that for my older models its just a bit of brown paint and some snow lol!
So with Storm of Magic on the doorstep I decided that it was time I got a few Wizards on the boards. These nare by no means my only Sorceresses, in fact there are many more to come, but these were laying in the case I opened so I decided to magnetize them and get them photographed for the blog.
For the Sorceress above I did a simple hand swap adding a sword hand from an old Cold One knight.
This Sorceress again had a hand swap, the item was from an old Dark Eldar miniature, I'm not to sure which because it was so long ago I did it.
And a standard Sorceress, with a Spell Familiar.
And the last one of the batch is an old Talisman Dark Elf Sorceress.
So for tonight's update I've decided to add a unit from my Core choices in the for of a Spearman Horde. Originally these guys were painted up with black armour, but last year I tried a new silvered scheme which I liked a lot more (and it's quicker to paint to boot), so these fella's got a new paint scheme and I added to the unit (increasing it to 40 men).
The Spearmen were sitting in GW Carlisle's window for quite a while, so when I pulled them out of the case there were a few things needing touched up, speartips missing, shields falling off. So they were reattached and I did a bit of magnetizing on them as well.
Also tonight, because I missed adding the picture yesterday is another Sorceress. This time the one from the last lot of new releases. I decided to paint the magic swirly bit in blood rather than smoke as I thought it would fit with the Dark Elves bloodthirsty reputation a bit more.
Sorry you'll have to wait a little while for an army shot, having a big game soon and will be taking quite a few shots then I would say
Good morning folks. Well I woke up early today for some unknown reason and decided to add a little something to my blog. Here's a picture of one of the Black Guard units from my elves. I went for a really simple scheme again, shying away from the purples and just making them black (well they are Black Guard). Again they've just had a little bit of touching up done on them and the addition of the magnets and new movement trays.
Now if you all behave yourselves, I may have something special for you to view later on
Ha ha well OK suppose being a Dark Elf player I can't really say anything about being good :P
So here's tinights slice :
So having a few Cauldrons on my army I decided that I should really make a one stand out to be a bit more significant. I love the Forgeworld Avatar model and figured this would be a good place to start. I had also seen on the Crocodile Games site that Chris Fitzpatrick had sculpted a rather tasty 'Bathtime for Bubble' miniature. This set my mind rolling and the War Alter came into being.
I decided that since the Alter was a bit more special I should give it extra crew (will still use as a normal Cauldron though).
I also went from my normal silver colour scheme and added a lot of gold to make it stand out from the croud.
Hay hay! Very kinky! if thats the right word for bathing in the boiling blood of hundreds of innocent mortals?
Really fantastic model. Definitely a great centerpiece! Not a cheap war altar perhaps, but sooo worth the extra investment in my opinion!
My random painting log: HereBeDragons' Paintathon
Painting target 2012: 212 models. Number complete: 212 !!!!!!!!
Models to paint this year (2013) so far: 266 Number complete: 16
Well it's been another busy few days here in Carlisle, so had little time again to get much painting modeling done.
So out of the case I've grabbed some of my game markers.
These two were made up to be objective markers, a simple army pennant on a pole/spear.
These are some of my Cauldron markers, these three signify the unit having the 5+ ward save.
These three are for the unit having Killing blow (Think I may need to add some more blood). I do have another set for the +1 attack but forgot to take a photo of that so will add it to the next post.
These tokens are to put beside enemy units to signify the effects of Chillwind. I think I'm going to be making a few more for other spell effects once I get time.
And finally a hint at whats to come from the next case...
That explains where he's been hiding.. in Sinz's army cases! :P
Hehe strangly it's not cthulhu, but they are on a bit of a back burner cause I burried the box.
I have had a little find this morning in the form of a box of daemons (should be a magic item that) they need a bit of touching up, basing a bit and magnetized. Fingers crossed will have them sorted by monday.
Will add something new when I get home tonight
So for tonights, or should that be this mornings as it now almost 1am here, update. These are a couple of my Dark Elf Masters/Nobles. I've added a bit more colour to these guys, but still tried to keep the pallet limited and within the whole scheme of the army.
First up we have a Master with a hand-weapon and shield. I don't know why but I really like the way the base came out on this guy.
And secondly a Master with a Great-weapon. Now if only the rules allowed you to add a normal Master to a unit of Executioners this guy would fit perfectly. I know it's fluffy, but why the hell wouldn't you get Khanite characters other than the hags? Surely there should be an option to give characters a Khanite rule somewhere.