Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ogres on the March

I've wanted to have an Ogre Kingdoms army for quite a while.  I think I was attracted to this faction because their range of models have so much character and expression.  Here is the first group of minis that I painted:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wild West Gaming

So here's something totally different from most of my gaming collection.  I've had a bunch of Wild West miniatures for a while.  One of these days I'll get around to actually putting them on the tabletop for some gaming.  Here are some pics of the two posses that I have painted:

The Outlaws

The Lawmen
The game system I want to try out is called Legends of the Old West by Warhammer Historicals.  Reading through the rules, I think it could be a lot of fun.  It seems like a skirmish level version of Warhammer 40k.  I'm glad I got this book, especially since Games Workshop has decided to cancel their historicals line. 

I love that these models are pretty much the number of miniatures that would be used in a typical game.  The only thing I plan to add to these two forces are models mounted on horses.  In the long run, I want to build an entire Old West town filled with its own incidentals like businessmen, bartenders, showgirls, old prospectors etc.  All stuff that I could also use for games of Malifaux:)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Zombie Invasion

Slowly but surely my entire Dust army is going to be fully painted.  Here is my recently finished squad of Axis Zombies:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

6th Edition Begins!

So far I'm really digging 6th edition 40k.  I have 2 games under my belt and they were both a lot of fun.  As a casual gamer, I think that the narrative inspired rules are very much in line with my personal tastes.  Here are a few pics of my Dakka Jet in it's first game:

Dakka Jet just moments before obliterating a squad of guardsmen.

Dakka Jet providing fire support for a squad of Boyz. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dakka Jet!

I recently finished painting up this Dakka Jet.  Just in time for the start of 6th edition!  With some of the anticipated changes in the rule system, I'm sure that my usual Ork list will need to be altered.  Hopefully this flyer will be a fun addition.  9 twin lined shots per turn, and 18 on the Waaagh! turn sounds really cool.  Anyways, this model was a lot of fun to paint.  Being an ork vehicle, I wanted it to have a very dirty, weathered feel to it.

Dakka Jet

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dust Warfare

So my gaming group decided to give Dust Warfare a try.  At this point I've been able to play 3 games.  I have to say that I think this system is a really cool alternative to our usual system, 40k.  Many of the game mechanics are brilliant, especially the tactical use of suppression.  The Dust miniature line is absolutely beautiful and surprisingly easy to paint to a good standard.  My main complaint is that troop miniatures are made with a rubbery plastic that easily warps.  Hopefully, Fantasy Flight will continue to support this line with new miniatures and expansions!

Schwer Officer leading a  unit of Gorillas

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hobby Progress

Here's a bunch of Orks that I've finished painting up this week. There's a Big Mek with a kustom force field, Killa Kan with a kustom mega-blasta, Looted Wagon, Big Gunz crew made up of 6 Grots and a Runtherd and finally a Grot Orderly.