Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Slaanesh Warriors army project

A while back I had a little chat with my buddy about old Warhammer Fantasy Battle (Middlehammer frankly). It was overall about supercool line of models back days but mostly about f#cked up rules, which in my opinion made the game simply discouraging (I totally forgot about it until Oldhammer Weekend 2022).

My buddy mentioned about 6th edition of WFB, which in his opinion totally changed the game, made it balanced and simple - made if fun. 

So because of this stupid talking I started checking if my oldschool Undead army could be adjusted to meet 6th edition requirements. Well it couldn't - I need too many models... πŸ˜’

Buuut after browsing contents of pile of shame and display cases if turned out I am like 1000 points ready to start Chaos army. Chaos warriors was my very first army ever - it was really small: 3 units and 3 characters only which were sold long time ago. Since half of the force is already under my command I thought maybe it's high time to do the job right and finally gather playable detachment. It's Chaos so it's relatively small therefore whole army could get one large display base a'la Jakob Rune Nielsen's ubercool Khorne Warriors army.

Here's what I have in mind. Normally I'd choose Nurgle but since I have daemon prince done and some demonettes and fiends of Slaanesh waiting for painting, there'll be Slaanesh army: chaos warriors led by daemon. Sounds just f#cking badass! 😈

No idea what is it's battlefield efficiency though - I put there models from the glass case because I like them and the general rule is: if you like the model it should see the battlefield! Slaanesh magic number is 6 so tried to make most units 6 (or it's multiple) - models strong. Hope to make some minor changes to make 6 or 12 models in warhounds unit.

Standard (Chaos) [1,999pts, 7 Casting Dice, 5 Dispel Dice]:

Heroes:

Exalted Daemon [365pts, 4 Casting Dice, 3 Dispel Dice]
Selections: General, Level 2
Profile: Exalted Demon
Hero of Slaanesh
Selections: Master of Mortals, Sporofic Musk

Exalted Champion of Chaos [210pts]
Selections: Gaze of the Gods, Hero of Slaanesh, Steed of Slaanesh, Sword of Might
Profile: Exalted Champion, Steed of Slaanesh, Weapon: Hand Weapon

Sorcerer of Chaos [190pts, 3 Casting Dice, 2 Dispel Dice]
Selections: Hero of Slaanesh, Level 2, Power Familiar
Profile: Sorcerer, Weapon: Hand Weapon

Core:

Knights of Chaos [345pts]
Selections: Champion, Chosen, 5x Knights of Chaos, Musician, Regiment of Slaanesh
Armour: Heavy Armour, Shield, Profile: Champion, Knight, Weapon: Hand Weapon
Standard Bearer
Selections: Rapturous Standard

Mounted Daemonettes [180pts]
Selections: 6x Daemonettes
Profile: Daemonettes, Mount of Slaanesh

Warriors of Chaos [265pts]
Selections: Champion, Musician, Regiment of Slaanesh, Shield, 11x Warriors of Chaos
Armour: Heavy Armour, Shield, Profile: Champion, Warrior, Weapon: Hand Weapon
Standard Bearer
Selections: Banner of Wrath
Special

Chaos Ogres [234pts]
Selections: 6x Chaos Ogre, Light Armour, Two Hand Weapons
Armour: Light Armour, Profile: Chaos Ogre, Weapon: Additional Hand weapon, Hand Weapon

Warhounds of Chaos [60pts]
Selections: 10x Warhound
Profile: Warhound

Rare:

Spawn of Chaos [75pts]
Selections: Fiend of Slaanesh
Profile: Spawn of Chaos

Spawn of Chaos [75pts]
Selections: Fiend of Slaanesh
Profile: Spawn of Chaos

And here's my painted ~640 gold coins worth Chaos force. There aren't too dark but Slaanesh like vivid colors. Some close ups of Daemon are here while ogres - in these posts. Surprisingly the unit hasn't got group shot yet... 


Hope to see any progress on the project soon... 🀘🏻

Sunday, May 21, 2023

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. #2

This time there'll be no dong-swinging - we're back on Earth. Postapocalyptic Earth... πŸ€–

Last year after reading MichaΕ‚ GoΕ‚kowski's "Stalker" novel decision was made to paint a model from post-apocalyptic range. I had only 2 pieces like that so just before winter the first of Stalkers left my painting station

That one was placed in winer scenery, but since there's summer just ahead I thought it might be good idea to finish whole post-apo line in my possession (short line of 2 models...πŸ₯Ί). 
Just like before I had lots of fun working on this rad-dude. 1/35 scale brings lost of cool details and such models are just great display pieces. Which reminds me - I think I might place small display case into my office, in order to make it look less like a mortuary and to distract attention of any clients which might stagger into my trap... Errr... Office that is...

That's it for now. Thank you MichaΕ‚ for bringing rad-zone to our homes 😁





And the group shot of rad-brothers:

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Dong ov Doom


Since I am still on Warzone wave and we've already had 3 Warzone games this year ( 😲) decision was made to pimp my trusty Dark Legion force a little bit so further battle reports pics are even more juicy. Apparently one of the most evecatching models from the old range is Unholy carronade. Yup - that's that self-propelled evil penis artillery.

My current version was painted 9 years ago and must admit I still like it (apart from the fact photos were fu#ced by Photobucket), but there's no weapon which cannot be improved by my loyal tekrons. After all - it's been in under my command for 9 years! 
Last time apart from fresh paintwork I changed original silly skulls-wheels for Ramshackle games set but now I wanted it to be more all-terrain vehicle, so tekrons put it on tracks.


At first I wanted to use solid, tank hull, to make it look even more serious, but then I found my buddy had spare Bren Carrier model from Bolt Action range. It turned out using this model should make Carronade keep original size (more less). Besides those slim, tiny tracks make whole piece look cute and goofy, so it fits old Warzone line of models just great.

It's been a while since I painted any vehicle from WW2 range so the hull got camouflage based on Jagdpanzer 38(t) and 38.M Toldi which were painted for Axis Hungarian army (sadly - I haven't painted anything else for this force). The cannon itself was slightly damaged while dismantling, so I decided to give it fresh paint. Extra bits come from WH40K Chaos vehicle sprue - for even more demonic goofyness.

Looks like it's high time to prepare new army list, roll out that beast to the front line and spit some seeds of doom over enemy army... πŸ‘Ί






And here with the mandatory crew. Hope to repaint some old undead legionnaires next time I bring Warzone stuff on the painting station, so fresh gun has fresh operators:


And for everyone who thought I might've used my very own dong instead of Algeroth's one for the clickbait photo - you were pretty wrong. You pervies... πŸ™„πŸ˜

Friday, April 14, 2023

Demon hunter (Mishima)

I was actually hoping for painting some more undead legionnaires for nephatire warlord's squad, but instead decision was made to work on rather unusual piece for my taste: 
not only alive but also pretty bright 😁 My latest victim was demon hunter from late 90's.

Mishima models are just supercool. The idea of sci-fi samurai faction supported by cool models is something you cannot pass without turning back. Sadly when it comes to playing games I am monogamic and my sould has been sold to forces of darkness long time ago, so don't think I will command Mishina force ever. But that doesn't mean I cannot paint something from that range for a change.

Until I started working on the piece I wasn't sure about the sculpt: I used to think it's just medicore. But I changed my mind just after applying undercoat - model is simply great and not just for oldschool standards. As for color choice I tried to keep it less cartoony then official Warzone paintjobs. Initially the blade was supposed to be painted bright silver but then I thought Ki-force ensorcelled, hot as hell blade is way more suitable to face monstrocities like Alakhai the Cunning:



Here demon hunter is dealing with remains of local secret kohorts:





The model is actually gift piece so it might see some combat tomorrow night and after that it starts the journey to the recipient. And next time: evil machine should roll in... πŸ‘Ύ

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Defiler (Cryx)

Spring cleaning time has also hit my painting desk. Some time ago friend of mine sent me printed fire burst. At first I wanted to use if for Bolt Action US army but all in all dropped this idea - M1 flamethrower was simply way to small for such a burst.
So it's been waiting for the proper moment. 

As it happened there was old Cryx Defiler piece staggering around painting station. It's equipped with solid nozzle which is just perfect for little cinematic effect.

I like original Cryx color scheme, but I like "realistic" painting even better. Most of painting is just simple airbrusing upgraded with washes and dry pigments. Works surprisingly well if done clean. Red is natural opposite color to green so the burst was painted like flame instead of fluff-wise acid spit. For the opponents I chose oldie Stalker bonejack and bunch of mechanithralls - old, dry corpses simply burn like hell!

I had lots of fun working on this lil' pest - hope you like it:






Sunday, March 26, 2023

Golem of darkness / Nepharite warlord


I didn't expect it but Dark Legion force got another character shortly after finishing secret kohorts last week. As mentioned before I had to paint somthing totally different after dealing with 13 red/rapsberry robes so old Golem of darkness model was just perfect for this task.

I really dig official artwork - this guy is just cold, cosmic killing machine. The sculpt is 95% flesh so painting is quick and easy using airbrush. It's large model so it should look just great among standard size cultists or indead legionnaires. Just check this beautie:


And here's the model - not as cool as artwork but still pretty good consindering oldschool Warzone range. The problem was the glaive's pole broke. It's thing and metal part so I couldn't pin the parts so model could be used as gaming piece.


The only choice was quick battlefield surgery. Initially I wanted to rebuild melee weapon palm and replace the original one but that was Golem's left hand would look kinda odd. After some excavation in the bits box I found enough parts to replace both palms: right one got gun instead of glaive, left one got chainsword / ripper / shrubbery cutter.
Why such weapon choice? 
It turned out there's another character called Nepharite warlord (junior nepharite) with no official model but carrying Voriche heavy handgun and one-arm Azogar (that bread cutter). And in game it's even better then Golem, because Nepharite warlord is commander of zombie squads boosting their more then pathetic statistics. So here it is:





🀘🏻

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! πŸ€ͺ




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... πŸ˜‹ 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... 🀒