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.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Obscurus Alpha Campaign: Week 2

Attention Imperial Command: This is Elroy Dansky submitting my account of another Ork battle. My apologies, I have no idea which sector the combat took place. My captors keep me locked in a dark cell and only bring me out when they want me to witness them slaughtering their human enemies.

The battle began this morning as the Ork camp was roused by the rumble of Imperial tanks and the loud barking of bolter fire. The Warboss immediately pulled me out of my cell and dumped me into the carriage of his Battlewagon.
I thought my eyes were deceiving me as I saw that the Orks were being raided by the Emperor's finest, the Astartes of the Ultramarines chapter! Gorgog Badzagga only seemed inspired by this challenge as he rounded up his boyz and dove headlong into the Space Marines. The Orks drove their Battlewagon into a Space Marine rhino, crushing it to ruin under their Deffrolla. The World Chompas were relentless in their attack, I even saw a Nob leap up and yank a Landspeeder out of the sky! Ultimately the battle was decided as Gorgog Badzagga met the Chaplain of the Ultramarines in hand to hand combat. The Chaplain fought valiantly, landing numerous blows with his Crozious. Somehow Gorgog remained standing and cut the Chaplain down with a mighty blow from his Power Klaw.

Chaplain meets Gorgog Badzagga.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Malifaux Begins!

Recently my buddy Tim and I have started up with the game Malifaux. So far it seems like a really fun system to play. Here's a pic of two newly painted minis - Copycat Killer and Seamus Avatar.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Obscurus Alpha Campaign: Week 1

Attention Imperial Command: My name is Elroy Dansky, janitorial serf assigned to Space Port Carnus Octavian. The Orks have overrun our facility. All the Imperial Guardsmen defending this territory are either fled or slain. Of the civilian laborers, I am the only survivor. The Orks have eaten everyone else. The Ork Warboss has kept me alive to inform you of this and all of his future conquests.

The Orks caught us off guard with their initial attack. They assaulted our lines with their helicopter-like contraptions. One of our command units was immediately forced to withdraw from the battle. In response, the guardsmen directed their heavy weapons at the oncoming Ork transport vehicles. First, we managed to destroy one of their lightly armoured vehicles and the squad of orks it was carrying. Then one of the Leman Russ tanks shot its demolisher cannon at an Ork Battlewagon. The shell made a direct hit destroying the Xenos tank in a spectacular explosion. For a brief moment morale among the guardsmen was high, that was until they heard a roar of overwhelming fury from across the battlefield. Our hearts sank as as we saw the Warboss and his personal guard of Nobz emerging from the flaming wreckage unscathed. They charged right into our defensive forces, tearing apart any tanks or guardsmen in their path. It was only a matter of time until the Space Port was in their control.

May the Emperor forgive me for serving as the Orks' messenger - I am only a coward. The Warboss wanted me to tell you that his name is Gorgog Badzagga the Terror of Taros and the Overfiend of Ovaris. His tribe calls themselves the "World Chompas."

World Chompas capture the Space Port.