Sunday, February 11, 2024

Warhammer Old World - New Units

A mix of Dwarf and Orc and Goblin units today.  Steady progress on these armies is being made.  First up is a unit of Dwarf Longbeards with a Dwarf King leading them.  A couple of units of Irondrakes, and near the bottom a couple of Gyrocopters and a Gyrobomber.

A Mangler Squid, two Squig Herds, and a Giant add to the growing Orc and Goblin army.

I have an Elegoo Phecda laser engraver/cutter that I'm using to cut all the bases and movement trays from 2mm MDF.  So far so good on that front.

I'm also cutting out the magic spell cards for each of the lores.

Steady progress towards my first game is being made.  My armies for the Dwarves, Empire, Night Goblins, Orcs, and Skaven are coming together nicely.  More pictures to follow as units get based and finished up.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Warhammer The Old World

It's a slippery slope and just like Arnold in the Predator movie, I've slipped down the equivalent of a waterslide slathered with mud, only to be then uncerimoniously ejected out off a cliff into a lake at high speed.

I'm really positive on the rules for Warhammer the Old World.  I have ZERO desire to play in tournaments or anything like that, but I do love the lore and have fond memories of mega battles and big games with good friends.

To that end I've got plans that are quickly coming to fruition.  My first armies, that are well at hand, are 2000 point armies for the Empire, Dwarf Mountain Holds, Orcs (no Goblins), and Night Goblins (no Orcs).  The Orc and Goblin army combines for an impressive 4000 point army.  My Night Goblins and Dwarves are 99% painted.  The Empire is about 60% painted, and the Orcs are about 25% done.

Below are the first units I've finished basing.

Several additional units are in the basing process.  I should be playing my first games hopefully in about a month or so.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

All Quiet on the Martian Front - Command Tank

Just a quick update today.  After searching for some time I was unable to track down an original Mk IV Command Tank.  I was fortunate enough to find one on Shapeways and get it 3D printed.

Painted it up and ready to lead my US Army forces against the Martian menace.  Pictures below.

Slowly getting a decent force done for this game.

Saturday, January 6, 2024

2024 - New Projects Underway

Happy new year to you all.  

I've decided to run the Edgehill scenario from the Warlord Games Epic Pike and Shotte rulebook.  

The scale for Warlord Epic is one of debate.  Foot to top of head the figures are 15mm tall.  The rnage I think was broadcasted, at least originally as "epic" 10mm.  I think most have settled on it being 12mm.  Whichever it may be, I have 10mm buildings and they seem to fit well with the range.  A liitle on the small side I prefer for buildings since they can take up a lot of space on the gaming table.  For example, the 25mm buildings from Hovels that I use for 28mm Napoleonics are great, and distinctly smaller than the equivalent 28mm MDF kits.

While most of this collection is already on the way to my painter, I will be painting a couple of the regiments myself, along with the ordnance and leaders.  The bulk of the regiments and all the cavalry are off to be done by someone who will be done decades before I would finish.

I've finished the first pike and musket reigment for the Royalists - Prince Rupert's regiment of foot.  A few pictures below.

Each base is 60mm wide by 20mm deep.  The figures are on strips of 10 figures, with the exception of the front rank of pikemen which are all individual figures.  While a smaller scale, I do very much like the look of these units on the tabletop.

2023 was a bit of a slow wargaming year.  Personal life and work won over on my time.  Still, I did accomplish many things this year.  I was able to paint up and get Minas Tirith to the table at PacifiCon using my re-written/modernized War of the Ring rules.  My Napoleonic Russian army is now finished and I'll be running Borodino at DundraCon next month.  I started into All Quiet on the Martian Front and painted up a good start to that collection.  I also played and hosted many games, General d'Armee, Pickett's Charge, and more.

In 2024 I plan to give my This Hallowed Ground rules some major attention and will go back to this ruleset for my ACW games.  Picketts Charge is fine, but the games unfold far too slow for my group.  We need to finish a decent sized game in the better part of a day.

I look forward to what 2024 will bring on the Wargaming front and hope you'll all continue to follow along.

Sunday, December 3, 2023

All Quiet on the Martian Front

I managed to pick up a bunch of stuff for this game.  All Quiet on the Martian Front has a rocky history due to a mostly unfufilled Kickstarter from back in 2016.  Regardless, it is considered to be a great game.  New life is being put into with Return of the Tripods, a KS that just funded and shifted to using 3D models.

I've been painting away for a few weeks now working on my US Army force for my first game.  Nothing very fancy here.  Scale is H.O. (20mm).

Mk II steamer tanks ... I have 86 of these done ...

Mk III steamer tanks ...

1 x Mk IV Monitor tank and 2 x Mk IV tanks ...

Heavy artillery battery ...

Mk II mobile gun battery ...

These have been fun to paint up.  Will keep picking away at this force.