zondag 27 november 2011

More greetings from Down Under

Today I've managed to finish another 2000 points worth of PacFed for my expanding army.
It consists of 1 Bennelong command vehicle, 2 Minigwal fast attack vehicles, 4 Cougar tanks, 6 Tanami SPG's, 8 Wombat APC's and 1 unit of conscript infantery because I had 10 points to spare.
I'm still not to sure exactly why I've crammed in 6 artillery pieces since I've had bad experience with them in the past but then again those were 'off table' and these aren't so maybe they'll perform better.
This by no means THE 2000 points add-on to my starterforce, I'm painting the whole thing up at 2000 a time so that leaves me with 'only' 4000 points left at the moment and yes I'm planning on making this a 10000 point army just to see what it looks like on the table and maybe even let it all loose on the opposition one day.
The Bennelong has a little dot-art painting on it, the story behind it is that it is crewed by an Aboriginal commander who insists on having a native painting on his vehicle for good luck.
It was fun to do and originally I wanted every tank in the army have something similar but in the end decided against it, to much extra work but one wouldn't be to hard so it got a tortoise to keep it compagny.
I hope you like them

                                          Detail on the dot art tortoise

                                          I you've ever wondered what a 4000 point PacFed
                                          army looks like.....
                                          THIS IS IT!!!!!

donderdag 24 november 2011

A regiment a month part 7: Nurgle's minions

As promised I'm continuing where I left off at the end of october: the next 'series' of ARAM.
I finally managed to paint up a bunch of miniatures I'd had  lying around here for ages, with the rediscovery of Warhammer it seemed a good idea to get them ready for battle.
The Plaguebearers are in fact Blights wich were gathering dust in The Dungheap, only the command unit and Beast of Nurgle are new.
I wanted to make them all look slimy and dirty and wading trough ooze, I think I succeeded rather well.
Their primary colour is green and rotten flesh and with a dilluted brown wash to make them more yuckie.
The rusted weapons are featured too, no shiny stuff here unless it's something rotten.
I had a great time painting them and I'm looking forward to get the next set ready tomorrow.
Now usually I don't advertise for miniature developers but this time I'll make an exeption to the rule.
The Blights are from Heresy Miniatures http://www.heresyminiatures.com/ and the beast was bought at Black Cat http://blackcatbases.com/.
I've had dealings with both via mailorder and live at a show and I can honestly say these are some of the nicest people you can find in the wargamingworld, they deliver great products at equally great prices and ship your orders to you fast so what more could you wish for.
Hope you like the mini's.

                                          The whole group with the Herald

                                          Close up of the Plaguebearers

                                          The Command unit

                                          Beast of Nurgle

maandag 21 november 2011

Pox, plague and pestilence!!!!

I fell ill today: coughing, sneezing, soare troath, headaches, you name it..
I've taken this blessing of the good Father Nurgle to start work on my little deamon army in His name.
Hopefully with this lovely gift from the Plaguefather I'll be able to finish my 1000 points Warhammer army soon, expect pics later this week.
I've also taken the liberty of making an objectivemarker, I don't know if I need one but that doesn't matter as these things are a load of fun to do and can be really tailored to match your army.
In my case it's a rusty cauldron filled with bubbling ooze sitting on top of a pile of skulls, you get the picture.

zondag 13 november 2011

Greetings from Down Under

Well it's another Crisis come and gone and boy it was fun.
C'11 assured my firm return to the 6mm range and WFB with more models for both systems on their way.
One of the 'tiny things' I bought was about 8000 points (I found this out to my surprise myself afterwards) worth of PacFed for Future War Commander for the new FWC campaign in The Farside.
This time I choose the side of the Human defender and not the Alien attacker and so I've opted for a simple and straightforward armylist.
The fact that the models were cheap AND to my liking vastly helped my choice too.
Here are the first pieces of the 105th Brisbane 'Doongara'.
Doongara means lightning in the Aboriginal language wich suits my army of grav vehicles just fine.

Sorry for the rather poor quality of the pic, my camera is slowly dying after years of loyal service.