Saturday, 31 August 2013

Dirty Filthy Cheesy...... and The Hobby Butterfly Strikes Again

My friend Karl is heading to England for college in a couple of weeks, so today we met up for a game. I was originally planning to bring Empire, but I couldn't find where I left my figures, so I brought my Dark Elves instead. Now, I play Karl regularly enough, and neither of us usually bring nasty lists, so I attempted to write up a non-cheesy Dark Elf lists.

Friday, 30 August 2013

NWG Incoming

Well, NWG is now only four weeks away, but I've finally made my mind up - I'm playing Warmachine/HORDES and bringing along Snappy and his Minions. So, I intend to paint up all of my unpainted Gatormen for the event. I have every option available to the Blindwater Congregation with the exception of the as yet unreleased Swamp Shamblers.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Empire Handgunners and other stories

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted last, I had some holidays so haven't been up to as much painting as usual. I know I promised you all a Space Hulk battle report, but somehow I managed to delete all the photos. Technology doesn't like me for some reason. Anyway, I've managed to paint up a few more Handgunners.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Rise of the Empire

I've been working on some Empire figures lately. I've always liked the Empire, I first collected them when 6th edition Warhammer came out in 2000. I don't particularly like the current Empire state troop models, I prefer the older ones with the puffy sleeves. Lucky for me I have a large amount of those, and they seem to come up for sale reasonably often due to the fact they were found in the 6th edition boxed set. I'm going to be using a lot of older out of production models in my army, I even have some of the metal Teutogen Guard figures from the mid-2000s to serve as my Greatswords (I don't hate the current plastic Greatswords, but the Teutogen Guard fit my theme better.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Lizardmen - The Magic Items reviewed

As promised earlier in the week, I'd be talking about the Lizardmen army book. I'm going to start out with the Magic Items. For this purpose I'm going to establish what shall from now on be known as the "Lenny Magic Item Rating System". It uses the standard letter based grading system.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Random Miniature Tuesday

Quick update today, just a couple of random finished figures. An Empire Handgunner and Archer and a Saurus Warrior to test a Lizardman colour scheme. He's possibly called Snappy, but I will need to confirm that with my niece before I can say for sure. I've been reading the book and I'll be back later in the week with some thoughts on that.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

NWG 2013 - Embracing the Hatred

I've been thinking about tournaments a lot recently. I've grown very disillusioned with tournament 40K since 6th edition came out. Don't know if it's just me, but it seems many of the less competitive players who used to attend tournaments just for a laugh and a few fun games have fallen away, and the proportion of spammy netlists (flyers particularly) is on the rise. As someone who doesn't paint quickly enough or have enough spare cash to drop several hundred on a new army every 6 months, I've been unable to keep a competitive army going and as a result, when I go to an event for 2/3 games I may as well just shake my opponent's hand before the game starts. As much as I like my Flesh Tearers, they just can't compete with the common tournament lists out there.