Thursday, 31 December 2015

The Pledge 2016

So at the start of last year I said:
"My pledge for 2015 is:
  1. Complete repainting my Death Blades in both 40k and Epic.
  2. Figure out what I am doing with my Epic Death Guard and get them done.
  3. Finish painting one other army.
  4. Commence painting my Old Lead Undead.
  5. Roll up and model 40k and WH warbands from ROC:The Lost and the Damned.
  6. Play at least one game of Epic, 40k, RoC and Warhammer (hopefully 3rd).
  7. Spend no more than $300 on models, paint and other loot."
And lets see how I went...

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Dark Future!

While looking inside old bags in my parents shearing shed, I found this!
That's right, it isn't an old fleece, some flyblown crutchings or bailing twine, but the much more geeky Dark Future box. What a treat!

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Epic Cybernetica

I've had these old Epic Colossus robots painted for quite a while now, but never got around to adding them in to any of my armies.
After rediscovering my old titans in storage I decided to paint them as an addition to my Legio Mortis force.

Legio Mortis Reinforcements

So after about a decade in storage I cracked open my old Space Marine box. It felt like Christmas had come early! Inside I found all sorts of metal and plastic treasures, including a little box of chaos titan bits; and look what was in there!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Epic Legion Tactical Detachment with Praetor.

A Death Guard Legion Tactical Detachment deployed ready to engage. This formation is led by a Praetor, and is further supported by heavy support squads. Note that while the formations individual squad sizes are smaller than standard (a result of battlefield attrition), the formation remains fully combat effective due to the proficiency and resilience of the Death Guard Legionnaires.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Behold! The Wrathchild!

A Goth Class Reaver Titan with a particularly aggressive machine spirit, the Wrathchild is treated with suspicion, and on occasion hostility, by the tech priests that maintain it, having earned a reputation of having a vicious and uncontrollable nature. However in the eyes of the Necromundan gangers it fights alongside, who have similar traits, the Wrathchild is respected and awed above all other titans in the battlegroup.

Death Guard Epic Infantry : WIP

I have based up my new MKIII and MKIV tactical squads (plus some hangers-on) for my 6mm Death Guard so thought I would post some work in progress pictures.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

My Epic Death Guard Strategy - For 30k and 40k

In my continuing quest to have Epic armies for all my 28mm armies I am currently having a good hard look at what I want to achieve for my Epic Death Guard. I have quite a few old epic models in storage, and also have some newer ones that I have been lucky enough to come across, so thought it was a good time to work out what I wanted to achieve for this collection.

I tried to think about what makes a Death Guard army "Death Guardy". Once I would have simply said "Lots of blokes with bolters and nothing fast or long ranged" but that has been superseded by the more recent, more detailed (and far less lame) Forge World Heresy works.

Vehicle Damage Markers

Continuing my theme of wargaming aids made from things you shove in your ear I came up with some vehicle damage markers for epic games.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Typhon Heavy Siege Tanks

Typhon Super Heavy Tanks were utilised by the Death Guard during the Heresy. Armed with the Dreadhammer Siege Cannon the few remaining Typhon tanks continue to cause fear in the hearts of infantry to this day.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Blast Markers on a Budget

Having played a bit of epic again lately I've realised that I needed something to use as blast markers.
Not wanting to spend a single cent of my meagre budget on anything other than models, and occasionally paints, I looked around for quite a while until I came up with this innovative, if somewhat disgusting, option.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Medusa Siege Guns

The Medusa Siege Guns were heavily utilised by the Death Guard Legion during the Great Crusade and the events that followed. The powerful main gun, capacity to fire a variety of horrific shells, and the ability to keep pace with more mobile Death Guard elements meant that it has remained a key asset in the armoury of the followers of the Blighted Path.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Praetor Assault Launchers

I'm lucky enough to have a few Praetor Assault Launchers in my Epic Imperial Guard collection.
I recently painted them up in Death Blades colours, to add to my growing collection of 6mm greyness.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

That was EPIC!

In what was an almost unprecedented event, I actually managed to play a game!
Actually three games!

I was lucky enough to go to the 2015 Heavy Bolter Epic Armageddon tournament. And it was great! I haven't played a proper game in years, so it was good to unleash the 6mm horde again.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

and the winner is... Ireland

So I was sitting around minding my own business, when I noticed that I could look at my blog stats.

And I discovered that of all the countries in the world, the most page views last month per capita was Ireland, with a whopping 1.3x10-6, or to put it another way, 0.00000130 page views per irish person. So they are the winners of the inaugural, Ragged They Kill Blogathon Stats-When-I'm-Bored Challenge.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Interrogator Veritas

Interrogator Viggio Veritas and what remains of his fellow henchmen. 

As the interrogator and possible heir of Inquisitor Het'fjeld, Veritas has access to a varied array of specialised equipment to help him undertake his mandate. He wears a suit of ancient and highly customised power armour, at least partly concealed by the dark grey robes he almost always wears. Here he can be seen retaining the chequered heraldry of his Master, having chosen to display it on his power armour pauldron. On the other pauldron he has the Imperial Aquilla as a symbol of his devotion, and of the authority he has.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Death Blades Red Platoon

9th Necromundan F Company Second Platoon (Nc9F2 or Red Platoon) are a tactical infantry platoon composed of former members of the Death Blade gang of Necromunda. Upon their recruitment into the regiment each guardsman is assigned to a unit, with recruiting officers attempting to retain the original gang structure where possible. 
Red Platoon are composed of standard 10 man infantry squads under the platoon command section (crossref: Nc9F2C), with two such squads shown below.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The pledge...

2014 was a big year for me. I welcomed my daughter to the world, moved house more times than I care to remember, started a new job, and even painted some models. In fact, I painted the following:

  • Epic Imperial Guard.

Thursday, 15 January 2015 the Rhythm of the War Drums...

As a force composed largely of infantry, and frequently required to garrison areas with minimal support from other detachments, F Company had the potential to be dangerously devoid of close support. To assist in mitigating this shortfall, Blue Platoon were assigned several support weapons.
The quad-launchers and their crews seen here are an example of the firepower assigned to the platoon.