Progression.

So, things look to be progressing well…

I have two confirmed entrants to my Painting Challenge.

“MenothJohn” will be painting Circle

“grimsnik” will be painting Cygnar.

I am however looking for more painters so if you fancy the challenge let me know. Remember the challenge is open to anybody, experienced painter or not.

After having a think the target for the challenge will be one of the following every two weeks…

One unit

One heavy warjack/warbeast

Two light warjacks/warbeasts

Two Solos

One warcaster/warlock

I intend to start in the new year and set the due date for the first painted mini’s as 15th January.

Let me know what you think and if you have another idea, I am open to suggestions.

In other news, Christmas is nearly here!

3 more sleeps!

Personally I can’t wait to spend some quality time with the family after a not-too-great year.

Have a good Christmas & New Year guys and thanks for reading.

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My challenge to you…

Any body who reads this blog with any regularity will know that motivation, to paint, is one of my main sticking points.

In an effort to boost my chances of actually painting an army I am challenging you, the Warmachine and Hordes community to paint your army!

The premise of the challenge is simple…

Many of you out there will have seen those “Tale of Four Gamers” articles from GW’s monthly publication, well my plan is to make subtle use of that premise.I’m not after a definite number of “Gamers” but I would like to try to get at least two or three people on board.

Before we go into any details I want to make one thing clear. This challenge IS NOT limited to experienced painters. My hope is to encourage more people to get an army finished.  The only pre-requisite is that you are able to stick with it for the full 6 months. Continue reading

Oh my! Forces of Warmachine: Khador.

Forces of Warmachine: Khador

Thats right Privateer Press have just posted up a preview to the cover of the new Forces of Warmachine book.

The art work, as I’m sure you will agree is pretty sweet looking.

Here’s what PP have to say…

For the Empress and the Motherland
In the cold north of western Immoren lies the mighty Khadoran Empire, whose massive military epitomizes the national ideals of strength and resilience. Legions of Winter Guard march at the call of the empress, bent on conquest of the entire Iron Kingdoms. Led by powerful warcasters as unrelenting as the Khadoran winter and backed by elite soldiers such as the disciplined Iron Fang Pikemen and the imposing Man-O-War troopers who stride into battle in great steam-powered suits of armor, the army of Khador is ready to crush all who stand against them.

Looks like the Khador we all know and love!

I have been neglecting this blog a little recently, well a lot really, truth be told I have been struggling with motivation. Mark my words however come next week I will be back in the grove and, hopefully, will be able to start adding more updates!

Stop Press! Winter Guard Rifle Corps hit the front page.

You read right the new Winter Guard Rifle Corps are up on the Privateer Press website.

Here’s a pic if you can’t be bothered clicking the link…

Winter Guard Rifle Corps

They look sweet!

Here’s their description…

A number of Winter Guard conscripts have recently trained to use of rifles as part of the ongoing modernization of the Khadoran army. Those selected to join the Rifle Corps receive advanced training with their Blaustavya military rifles. When ordered by their sergeant, a Rifle Corps squad can produce such a tremendous volume of fire in a general area as to make it virtually impassable to enemy troops.

Sounds like they will be getting suppressing fire which should be interesting!

It’s been a while.

Hello out there…

Firstly I would like to apologise, I have bee neglecting this blog and it has lay dormant for nearly a week!

Why oh why has it taken so long to update? I hear you ask.

Well, I’ve been busy, mostly doing nothing! I have been struggling with motivation and haven’t really been up to much.

However while I have been gone there has been one bit of interesting news. The model for Kommander Viktor Strakhov has been previewed on the Privateer Press website.

Kommander Viktor Strakhov
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Friday 13th, unlucky for some?

Well not me!

Not yet anyway…

I have had a couple of good things happen recently.

The first is in relation to the damaged Grind game I recently picked up. After opening the box i discovered that one of the bags of bits had caused some damage to the game board. I sent Privateer Press an email to which they have replyed saying they are going to send me a whole new box! Excellent service guys and I can’t wait to get hold of the new box and try out a few games.

My second bit of good news came in the form of a mysterious brown envelope, well ok it wasn’t that mysterious, but i was excited to open it anyway.

The source of said envelope was a fellow member of the Coolminiornot forum who, like myself was taking part in the 22nd Miniature Exchange.

The premise is simple. A list of names is drawn up, from people who want to take part, and you send some miniatures to the person below you on the list.

I got a nice little haul including Morghur, Master of Skulls! and an Avatars of War Orc Shaman both of the models are very nice and look like they could be fun to paint. While my priority is still on getting as much of my Khador stuff painted, if I fancy a change I can always have a look at painting something different.

On the subject of painting Khador, after spraying those Winter Guard and the two ‘casters, I have had to go back and cover all the areas the spray didn’t quite get to. Thats done so in the next couple of nights I should be able to make a start. I will probably begin with the metalics as they tend to be messiest. I’ll try and take some progress shots for everyone to see.

Thanks for reading.

Back in black

Hi there

Another Tuesday, another night at the club, only this time I managed a game.

Their weren’t too many of us down this week but one of the regulars, Andy, had brought some of his Cygnar with him.

He had…

Stryker
2 Chargers (well one was actually a Lancer but we proxied it so we could have a 15 pt game)
Ironclad
6 Gun Mages

I took…

Butcher
Juggernaut
10 Winter Guard
Winter Guard Officer and Standard
3 Rockateers
Kovnik Jozef

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