Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The secret kohorts #4 (all done!)

It took much more time that I was hoping for initially but my Secret kohorts puzzle got the last missing pieces: supreme necromagus and 2 trusty henchmen. Despite all love I have for oldschool Warzone stuff painting this squad was just acid bath. But this makes me even more happy to know there's nothing to be painted red waiting on the hobby station.

As you can see below I kept color scheme practiced on the first, the second and the third group of cultists. Although there are slight differences between the hues whole unit looks really coherent. They should look even better standing on grassy green battlefield (just like the one Legion repelled Mishima invaders recently).

Since these were the last models from secret kohorts in my possession I tried to spend some extra time the make leader of the group standing out a bit. Not sure it's because of the paintjob but white mask and oversized gun surely make necromagus eyecatching piece (once again big thank to Tymon Ultraa for this idea).

What now? There are some models waiting for some care for a looong time. I'd like to paint something for Undead Army Project but on the other hand crossing another Warzone monstrosity off the list would be great. Whatever it's gonna be it surely won't be red! 🤪

Till the next time!

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Mishima vs Legion battle report

After dealing with Cybertronic invaders in 2021 and 2022 my peace loving Dark Legion was brutally attacked by Mishima expeditionary force. So once again local nepharite had to defend everything Algeroth and Dark Apostles stands for (whatever it really is 😈).

About week ago my one true foe has finally got over 1000 pts Mishima force painted, so it was time to test new toys in the field. It turned out getting old samurai models it pretty hard task nowdays, so my opponent decided to gather rather elite force, hoping to expend the army in the future. Really would like to see force based on samurai warriors and ashigaru in action one day.

Initially the plan was to test some home rules to make 1st edition of Warzone game more dynamic. Or just dynamic, even by tiny bit... 😋 But after both armies and beers were unpacked on the battlefield decision was made to use basic rules with no crappy modifications. Nostalgy factor turned out to be way too strong to resist.

We were both taking pic hoping to assemble detailed game report, but the next day it turned out lots of photos were just f#cked, so it's rather overall relation then detailed report. Who cares anyway - we all know the only thing that matters are pics of painted models in action.

So here's overall view on the battlefield.
Dark Legion force has been deployed in the corner with a pond (most probably toxic), so Mishima invaders started the game in the opposite corner:

Horde of necromutants and cultists are emerging from forest torched by those heartless Mishima bastards... 🤬 There are some rules of war, you know? Bastards!

And here are the torchers - cold, heartless battle droids supported by inquisitor! I bet it was his idea! Goddamn Brotherhood! Just look like happy they look!

Squad of suicide warheads covered by crimson devils unit emerging from field of cosmic rice:

Whole bunch of these anime-devils emerging from deployment zone:

Line of elite Dark Legion commandos trying to reach enemy with long range weapons:

Solid training, bit of luck plus long ammo belt and razide gave crimson devils what they deserved. I'm guessing trees should now grow better in this area:

At the same time cultists of Algetorh are sneaking behing boccage towards enemy positions:

Suicide warheads detected squad of necromutants led by mighty nephatite of Algeroth. They rushed towards the servant of Darkness to perform deadly attack but they've managed to inflict only 3 wounds! Nepharite got a chance to fall beck behind necromutants to regenerate:

Crimson devil specialist covering battlefield with fire from his heavy machine gun:

While rest of his comrades are reaching safe positions in the ruins:

Squad of cultists is preparing to take over statue and altar of Ancient Evil. This is actually staged photo - Mishima battle droid were dead long before my trusty cultists reached the altar. Yet it's still cool picture and the hobby is all about looking at nice minis 😊

It was fun to see Warzone alive once again. Despite all drawbacks of the 1st edition seeing these old, clumsy sculpts staggering on the battlefield is just pure joy. At this very moment group of the last 3 cultist is standing on the painting desk, so maybe next time I'll be able to field 2 squads from secret kohorts range. Really want to get them done as soon as possible - I am getting sick from these rapsberry/red rags... 🤢

Sunday, February 19, 2023

The secret kohorts #3

It took much longer then I was hoping for but finally another bunch of Algeroth's cult members left painting desk ready to spread chaos and destruction around. 
Just like with the first and the second squad I tried color coherency. Sadly once again the robes turned out more rapsberry then bloody red. There are still 3 more cultist models waiting, so maybe they will get properly red rags.

Cuz Algeroth likes red.
So like it Speed Freekzzz 😁

My spies claim that within about 2 weeks fully painted Mishima battalion should be deployed in Elbląg. That means feeding time for Dark Legion beasts. Hope those Mishima-wimps won't just flee, becase I hope to assemble battle report. These housecoats should look great marching on green battlefield...

Monday, January 9, 2023

Dark Soul

Those familiar with dramaric history of Warzone universe, especially stage of early corporate wars know how the hell broke loose: proud scientists, allmighty A.I., unhealthy curiosity...

We all know Imperial Conquistadors reached Nero and found strange tablet, which disturbed Dark Soul. But nobody knew after Imperial expedition two other explorers reached Nero.

Until now... 

That's right: two daredevil worshippers of lead and dice staked everything on one card but the risk was worth it. They sacrificed their lives to hobby but thank to this we can finally take a look at face of the very Dark Soul! Behold the Great Devourer, Prince ov Hell or maybe even Azathoth himself! 🤘🏻💀🤘🏻

We know this mystic statue was built by ancient civilisation worshipping forces of Chaos but not much more. Close examination and analysis performed by the best Cybertronic's scientists shows the statue was made of rubber toy filled with plaster, covered by pva glue + sand and then painted with acrylics. But of course these are just rumors - data are classified.

The rumor also says the statue was supposed to be used for the coming Warzone game (Dark Legion vs Cybertronic), and there was supposed to be battle report but SOMEONE decided to sell fully painted army about 2 weeks before the battle and swapping Cybertronic to Mishima... 🙄
Oh well - Dark Soul has been waiting ages to be woken up so I guess it can wait a little bit longer to send Dark Legion against space samurai army.

And in the meantime - some postcards from holiday on Nero:

And some more scale shots - from my painting desk, not Nero...

And the big picture:

See ya in the space! 🤖

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The secret kohorts #2

The Cult ov the skull is getting stronger! 🤘💀🤘
It's strong enough to face such a monstrosity as most terrifying nepharite of Demnogonis!

Another trio of worshipers has just joined (modest) ranks of the secret kohorts. I tried to use more-less the same color combo like before to make the squad as much coherent as possible (it was good idea to note them down). Although this time robes look more red then before. It's probably because I didn't use this silly "rapsberry red" wash from Vallejo line.

I like the final look. Metalics should be more shiny, but these are just gaming models so I can sure live with that. What I don't like it that not planned red "hue" on random elements (gloves, shoes). It's not any attempt of object source light or weird shading, but simply screwed masking. including characters there are still 7 models from the range to go, so I have to be more careful with airbrush and masking tape next time. 

Dark gods don't like their cultists spreading death and destruction while wearing dirty robes...

These 6 guys are just enough to form small unit which might be included in the coming Warzone game, so there's a chance I can finish piece of terrain (statue of the Dark Soul 😈) for battle report. Fingers, hooves and horns crossed for that!