Monday 30 March 2020

CCLV. The Amfast Campaign vol.1

The Amfast Campaign is a joint effort with my boyfriend, whom I'm still introducing to miniature wargaming. We'll play it to keep our spirits up while sequestered due to the ongoing pandemic. Amfast is a small city in ruins, and we'll be liberating it from Chaos scum; it's a totally basic setup, just something to do together. We'll make battle reports for each game and keep you all posted on our progress.

As for our choice of rules, we'll give the new Planet 28 system a try. I backed Nic's Kickstarter for the zine. It won't reach me anytime soon because of the current situation, but the rulebook was recently released for free in PDF form: LINK.

Since #28magchallenge is going on at the moment, this was a good excuse to come up with a custom lesser chaos god. We created Uras, the god of Pride. We'll talk more about him in future updates.
The mag is now on Patreon, btw, so if you want to support  28 you can donate here: LINK.

Army of Soraan the Vainglorious, Champion of Uras

Servants of the Ruinous Powers occupying Amfast. I made the minis last week, quickly knocked them together from various plastic historicals and speed painted them. The aesthetic is a bit different from what I'm doing in Sunhold. This is a nice break and opportunity to do some things that would not fit there. Since Planet 28 is meant as a futuristic system I put some rifles in there, and picked ranged Stormcast for our PCs. We'll see how it plays soon. More enemies will be coming as the campaign progresses, including the big baddie Soraan himself (my entry for the 28mag challenge).

Chaos Warrior and Chaos Chosen

Chaos Infantrymen and Chaos Infantryman Sargeant

Chaos Pikemen

Chaos Knight


Stormcast Castigators

I created these two as player characters for us. In life, they were heroes from opposing armies, who happened to kill each other in battle. Now they have been reforged and serve Sigmar together as Stormcast Eternals.

Loriana Steelstorm, Templar of the Celestial Virtues

Gordon the Vigilant, Redeemer of the Great Cities

I hope you are all safe and doing OK in these interesting times.

Wednesday 18 March 2020

CCLIV. AoS28: Deadwalker Paragons and Hounds

Deadwalker Paragons

Deadwalker Paragons are reanimated remains of great heroes from Sunhold's history.

The models are 40mm resin knights from V&V Miniatures. They're fantastic sculpts and casts; I will surely be purchasing more models from them in the future. In my usual fashion, I converted the minis: most notably replaced their original heads with death's head helmets sculpted from scratch. 

Paragons tower over lesser men.

Deadwalker Hounds

Warlord Games and North Star doggos. Drilled out their eye holes and gave them an appropriately filthy, dusty paintjob.

And here are their Fabula profiles:

Take care, everyone.

Wednesday 11 March 2020

CCLIII. AoS28: Ogre Mercenaries and Deadwalker Knights

A few more models for AoS28 this week.

Ogre Mercenaries

Till and Kazmer, Ogre Mercenaries in Sunhold.

Till is a converted Gulgoch from the Beastgrave Wurmspat box (I love all three of those models), and Kazmer is a repurposed and reworked old mini of mine (a Lord of Blights conversion).

Size comparison with a human soldier.
These are downsized ogres, converted from Blightkings. I harbour a dislike towards Warhammer Ogor minis. Their proportions, especially the size ratio between their heads and bodies, makes them look less brutal and more goofy. The poses are stiff and wooden, and the models are a pain to convert into new poses. I used to have an Ogre army back when they first came out as a faction in WHFB, and I liked the artwork I found in the Armybook.  Always wished the minis would reflect that artwork better. I wanted to take a step in that direction with my new Ogre Mercs.

Cover of the first WHFB Ogre Kingdoms Armybook.

Deadwalker Knights

Expanding my Deadwalker roster with some stronger troops. These guys are hard to take down, but are painfully slow. Probably better avoided or distracted than engaged into melee. The models are once again Perry medieval knights with resculpted faces and shambling poses.

As with the last batch, Ivan and I made Fabula profiles for them right away: