Sunday, 26 May 2013

Bolt Action Goodness - Eastern Front

Played a couple of small 750 point games tonight against a good friend Matt Perks and Joshua. Below are some close up shots that I took while Matt was setting up his Soviet Hordes.

 Elite Germans running into place while covering fire supplied by a medium mortar.

Officer offering moral support in the face of superior numbers. 

Soviet heavy machine gun shots at and take out my half track troop carrier first turn.

Mortar reigns down fire on my poor weapons teams.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Painting Diary 2013 - 8

This blog seems to be turning into a record of my painting now rather than a hobby blog but like most people out there real life just keeps getting in the way. I was determined yesterday to have a hobby day and completed two Warriors of Chaos Models and the Cryx Starter or Battlegroup Box. I'm not sure what that says about me choosing two different game mechanics but painting the bad guys for each ;). There is one good guy in there though. He fights for Menoth and collects souls and uses them to gain power before releasing them into the next world. Hang on when you say it out loud he does not seem much of a good guy!!!

First up is either a Lord of Hero choice for the Warriors of Chaos on a Skullcrusher. This guy hits like a train in the game and sometimes costs more than name characters like Karl Franz depending upon how he is tooled up.

Lots of detail made him fun to paint, and because he is one of the old lead figures gave me a good work out.

Next is the new Bull-gorger Chariot. Again this guy hits like a train. I built the chariot with the cloaked guy on the back so that it could be used as a plain chariot, a hero choice or even a wizard in the game.

This is the High Reclaimer from Menoth. One of the few characters in the Menoth faction that does not wear white.

He has a magical flaming-hot weapon that I tried to represent but using a range of washes rather than wet blending paints.

On to the first of the Cryx troops. This is Deneghra the caster from the Cryx stater box.

 The model is the classic pose which I prefer to the newer incarnations of her.

Unusually in the starter box you get three light Helljacks (warjacks) and one heavy Helljack.




Painted models so far in 2013 = 67