Sunday, October 30, 2011

Weekly WIP 2

Well this week was about finishing the 1st terminator squad.

I was keen to work on a banner for the squad as well as get them based up as well.  Initially I had contacted Ron from From the Warp about the possibility of him being able to complete a commission for me on flags as his work is really great and maybe one day I will but unfortunately Ron's schedule will not fit in with mine. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Weekly WIP

Well after reading a very good article over on From the Warp about improving your blog - and the part about getting some structure into your posts (things you can do to improve your blog ).

With that as a basis im going to try and start with just a weekly update on the current Works in Progress or WIPs.

Once I get this going more consistently ill then look to slot in other regular posts with different themes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Army Lists for Arcanacon

The last few days I've spent pondering what list id like to take to this years Arcannacon Tournament-  Last time I was very successful with a mechanised space wolf list though certain options did let me down in the end. Notably the drop pods actually hurt me in some games and Id like to revisit that list possibly as a back up if the Grey Knights are not completed in time.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Theme and colours

So thanks to all those who commmented last post.

The next thing I going to discuss about the GK army is the theme and colour.

As you would have noticed they are not the shiny new grey knights from the codex- they have a darker colour set its grey with metal working through it but all in all its grey.

Reading the books and fluff etc- the armor of the grey knights was unpolished and unmarked cermite in the beginning so im sticking with the  dull non reflective approach-  My brotherhood and grand master could honor the old ways of the chapter im not yet certain how it will go.

Additionally I have some reference material to go with this approach.
As you can see here the color scheme is allot darker almost black with hits of metalic highlights, and i personally prefer this look- there are some changes ive made- notably the storm bolter is red as opposed to black in these pictures and hilts of swords and halberd parts are gold. But predominatly this will be the colors ill use for my army.

As to force structure - there will be a dreadnaught - mainly because you can't really go pass the -4 on psychic rolls for the ageis- he will be venerable and it will be a contemptor model.

I think personally considering at what point the Knights where formed and that they have access to the technology of the imperium and really are the few that would have had access to allot of the STC- considering a whole forge world was dedicated to their resourcing that the contemptor would feature in the Grey Knight forces -  according to the special rules for the contemptor it has a 5++ cover save well i would argue that field generator that provides that would be replaced with the re-enforced ageis to combat demons etc.

As to the name ill pick for my main characters and the justicars and the squad names im not sure where to go with this.

Im thinking roman names etc but that may be standard across the empire.

But I will lay down some back story for the strike force and how its come to be the way it is etc.

Any thoughts from you readers on the approach for names etc would be interesting to read.

Anyway now for forgeworld to get my stuff delivered and for Dragon Forge to send me my bases and Ill be able to kick this up a notch.

Next post ill throw up some proposed army lists for consumption and feedback.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Well the say its been a long time would be an understatement.

Suffice to say end of financial year at work balanced by concerns of me having a job in the foreseeable future put a hold on motivation pretty much. Painting and gaming only really happened in small amounts balanced by finance and income concerns!

Anyway most that is now behind me.  My partner in crime though is still under a pile of text books and such and really wont expect to see him surface for a few more months.

That being the case things in the hobby scene are moving again Arcannacon 2012 is looming and Im hoping to return and have more fun at the event with a new army.

And that leads me to yes there is a new army on the way and of course its .........


now before there is that - oh here we go again grey knights yet again,  way back before the space wolves were an option grey knights aka deamonhunters was the planned codex of choice-  what happened was playability and availability to plastic kits for conversions.

Now though with the new range of kits out well i thought it was time to give the boys in grey a spin.

Ive begun working on a small 1200 point list that I hope to expand as the 2012 tournament scene progresses.  So Grey knights will be the theme for 2012.

The High elves are still there as well and ill be working on them as time goes on, storm of magic has opened up some options for interesting armies theme wise and ill post more on that as the time comes.

So here are some shots of WIPS for the grey knights;

Also i got a new display cabinet for some of my favorite miniatures as well as a small sample of the Napoleonic armies i have

Anyway hope to be blogging more in the coming days and weeks