July 3, 2015

On the painting table: Word Bearers

Getting back into the painting and modelling aspects of the hobby at the moment.  The arrival of a small package from Forgeworld containing items for my 30k Word Bearers has really helped but I'm also aiming to finish off a few other little projects.

So here's what's in the works at the moment...

MkIII Legion armoured Word Bearers
I felt I could give these guys a better paint job so stripped them in Dettol prior to attaching the Word Bearers Shoulder Pads from Forgeworld I received this week.  Forgeworld resin seems to have a stubborn streak to it and despite multiple soakings and at least 4 scrubbing sessions with a couple of hard toothbrushes I couldn't get all the paint off these guys.

Dwarfs vs. Wood Elves: 8th Edition for the win!!!

Final practice game before Panzershrek the weekend after this one comes to town, 2 days and 6 rounds of 8th Edition WHFB goodness.  Unfortunately despite the best efforts of several people only 4-5 of the 24 strong field will be bringing Dwarfs - shocking I know - when compatriot Adam Richards was talking up the possibility of 8-10 Dwarf players being there.  Now that would have been a truly epic way to wind down what may very well be one of the last 8th Edition tournaments (after CTA in August and another event in Napier) held in this country now that Age of Suckmar is upon us.

Our armies line up to do battle my might Dwarfs facing off against a horde of nasty sneaky little Wood Elves
Lets get stuck in boys and see if they'll come at us... wait.. no... they won't... BOOO
Damn these stumpy legs its going to take forever to reach these guys
Ah ha - the dainty Elves finally get the cojones to charge in... oh they strike first with multiple attacks... oh great... 
Run away run away run away....
Look damn it stop retreating and let me get close enough to charge you already
Ummm They're trying to sneak up behind us.. quick turn around...
That's really not looking good there don't seem to be any Hammerers left alive over there?
Oh great now they've all come over here to attack us
The survivors flee for the hills
Was another fun game, really have to use my Gyrobombers more effectively and ensure that I keep everyone within the 12" Stubborn & 6" MR Grungi bubbles for protection.  Looking forward to Panzershrek next weekend and some decent WHFB gaming... the moaning about AoS not so much...

June 29, 2015

X-Wing Regionals List: Ride of the "3 Amigos"

Decided on a list for the Wellington X-Wing regionals in months time. Going to take my 3 Amigos list which has been a consistent favourite of mine.

Although I didn't use it effectively the other day and it is somewhat fragile in terms of hull points e.g. a Decimator + Phantom or Han + Corran list has twice as many hull/shield points it makes up for this with its agility (hopefully).

June 26, 2015

Video tutorial for making a great X-Wing gaming board

Really want to build my own game board for X-Wing especially after seeing the great boards used at Cerberus Games.  Quick search and I found this fantastic tutorial amazingly simple method for a great result.  Hard to believe the small view count

As an aside an alternative method of creating the star field is to use an old toothbrush dipped in watered down paint to flick it onto the board rather than the finger method used here.

If it rains this weekend I'll be building one of these instead of repairing the roof.