Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Well, I didn't post any pictures from my planned "Painting Bonanza" from yesterday. This is because I didn't paint anything yesterday. I got dragged (kicking and screaming, of course) to play Descent (one of my favorite boardgames) at a friend's house, then I went to work.

I'll get on that whole 'painting thing' later, honest.

In other news I finally got my AT-43 books, and have been pouring over them concocting crazy army lists and everything. So far, I have 1045 points of UNA stuff.


Monday, July 23, 2007

AT-43 Repaints

For some reason I thought this deserved a seperate post.

I'm going to try and fit in the finishing touches to this one AT-43 UNA trooper that I've been toying with to find the right color scheme for my army. I realized I don't paint enough green and so I'm going to use a mixture of Citadel/Foundation paints and P3 paints to get this guy done. I'm almost finished. I'll post a picture of him tomorrow.

This picture business all depends on if I can get a hold of a digital camera tomorrow, which may be scarce. I'm hoping I can.



I'm so excited for tomorrow. I haven't had a chance to paint anything in over a week. I don't work until 6pm so I'm gonna try and get something done. I'm not gonna bother with my RPG miniatures (Barbarian for my D&D RPGA Living Greyhawk campaign (Rackham's Drac Mac Syro), or my Elf Paladin for my regular D&D campaign (a Reaper fig)) because our group's going through a transition right now.

I have these projects to choose from:

+Warhammer Dwarfs (still)
+Warhammer 40,000 Eldar (have to get these dudes done. I still have them from when I quit GW and I need to get them ready for the Apocolypse supplement)
+Dark Age Forsaken
+Confrontation Cynwall (no rush on these guys as I want to see the new list for the new Confrontation game before I go about redoing my army)
+AT-43 UNA (I hate prepaints and will actually paint these)
+Flames of War Americans
+Epic Blood Angels

I'm thinking I'll do some Dwarfing, followed by some Dark Age here and there. I only have 8 models to do for a 500 point force so you'd think I'd be able to get it done. Afterwards I wanna get my WARMACHINE done before I tackle the mammoth task that is doing over 3000 points of Eldar.

God I love painting!


P.S. I'm working on my very own Miniatures Game using 28-30mm models. I'm still working on the rules, and I want to get it patented before I go further with it, but I'm pretty pumped. I've written countless rules systems over the course of my 11 years of gaming, but I've never settled on one I like. I'll be taking the best bits of all the rules I've done, and mooshing them into this one game. I'm hoping it'll actually be fun to play (which is key). Idealy I want to form my own games company and publish it, but those are lofty goals.

P.P.S. I'm also working on an essay-ish (well-formed) argument on pre-painted models, and why I think they're bad for the hobby. I'll post it here.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Dark Age Review

So I played my first game of Dark Age against a friend who's played for the first time as well. It was his Dragyri Ice Caste against my St. Mary Forsaken. I fielded two Clergy Ann; 1 Warwind; 2 Strikes; and three firestorm with leader. He had a Soul Warden; Ice Elemental; Death's Device; some spearslaves; some slingslaves; and... Some other... Type of slaves... Anyways it was 500 points.

I dropped his Soul Warden with spearslaves with a few turns of carefully placed shots from the Clergy Ann (the Soul Warden dropped in 1 turn!). My Strikes ate up a squad of spear slaves on the right flank only to get into combat with the Ice elemental and some more spearslaves. They managed to survive and even do a couple wounds to the elemental before my Warwind came in and dropped the Ice Elemental to one wound.

Before they could finish it off a Death's Device came in and minced the Strikes, and the Ice Elemental finished off the Warwind. Then, all that stuff made it over to the Clergy Ann-dominated left flank and ate them up. My Clergy Ann made the Death's Device roll alot of dice, but alas it only took one wound before slicing the Clergy Ann to ribbons.

And what of the Firestorm? Well... They killed one slingslave, then blew themselves up.

What I learned from the game is that Clergy Ann and Warwinds kick ass. Strikes are bad ass too, I'd like to have more of them, but at 70 points a pop they're something I'll invest in in a bigger points game. I have to say that I'm not at all happy with the Firestorm. I'm not saying I used them to their potential, or that my dice rolling for them wasn't the suck; but I'm gonna try my next few games with coils. Besides, the same amount of coils brings me to 495 points instead of the 486 that I was at with the Firestorm.

And the Dragyri? I found out their slaves are meat shields. I was worrying that my 8 man (or rather, woman, as I used all female sculpts) army would get done in my the slaves alone, but the only casualties I suffered (when they weren't from myself blowing up my Firestorm) were from his Death's Device, and Ice Elemental. Coincidentally the Ice Elemental's downright frightening, and the Death's Device is nothing to laugh at either. I thought I'd be able to kill it with it's paltry 3 HP but it's AR 20 is very hard to get by, even if you make him roll ridiculous amounts of dice.

All in all, I love this game. I've been playing everything GW put out for over ten years now, and lately I've been gaming nothing but non-GW games and I have to say how refreshing it is to try something new. I've played Warzone and Chronopia so some things about this system were familiar; but Dark Age is far superior in my books. I'm really looking forward to all my friends finishing their armies and us having bigger games, or just more games (don't want to bite off more than I can chew). And despite my horrible loss, I'm really impressed with how my St. Mary force performed ('cept those damned Firestorm); and am looking forward to testing my mettle in more games.


Saturday, July 7, 2007

Re: Citadel's Foundation Paints Part 2

So here's the pictures I promised from my Foundation Paint project. I finally got around to uploading them.

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Primed Using Chaos Black Spray

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Mechrite Red

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Iyanden Darksun

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Khemri Brown (pants)

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Tallarn Flesh

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Calthan Brown leather belts and such, Adeptus Battlegrey gun casing, Mordian Blue for those tube thingys in his... Um... Thing.

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And here's all the colors I used for this project

So as you can see the model's not completely done. I still need to highlight all the colors; but at least I showed you what you can do with the Foundation paints. All the colors were painted straight over a black undercoat with one coat each. Like I said last post, these paints cover like a dream; and I've now integrated them into my regular painting routine. As for how the Foundation paints mix with the Citadel line, I'm afraid I don't have any pictures of that. Soon I'll post some of my cowboy models (we all know how soon "soon" is with me) which have all been painted with a Foundation/Citadel mix.