Sunday 25 January 2015

Brendan's Undead

My 8-year old son Brendan, has been playing Kings of War with me since I started this time last year.

He wanted an army for himself and chose Undead. For his birthday last May we bought him one of the undead army starter sets and have been adding to that over time.

We've also been painting it. The deal being that I would teach him techniques and do the bits he couldn't, like building the more complex models and painting the details. He's had some part in painting every single model so far except the character models.

The army has now got to a size where it's worth photographing it as a whole. There is a load more to be painted, almost twice as much as this again.

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Blorg Mudstump

When working out my Orc army for Kings of War I became obsessed with finding a suitable giant for it as I'd always wanted to paint a giant. I went through page after page before plumping for Blorg Mudstump (by Reaper of course). He's a large metal 2-piece miniature and I was very happy to get him.

Then I played Kings of War with my Orcs several times before getting them painted. Blorg consistently performed badly, rolling poor numbers of hits and being killed too early. He was rubbish... As a result he didn't get painted.

Fast forward 11 months to now and with several upcoming games at shows I decided to get him painted. I'm pleased I did as well, he's a fantastic miniature and has been a pleasure to paint. He'll look great on the table and be a wonderful magnet for war machine attacks...

Sunday 18 January 2015

Kings of War Elf Army - Bowman Regiment

Next in my elf army for Kings of War is the first regiment of bowmen.

I've followed the same colour scheme as the bolt throwers and scouts, but this time I had to do some shields.

There are a lot of shields on the Mantic Elves and they are a distinctive part of the miniature. There is little to no pattern on the sculpt so I had two choices really. Find a quick and effective design to hand paint on or find a transfer.

Sunday 11 January 2015

Kings of War Elf Army - Scouts

So next up a unit of scouts.

Now the colour scheme is decided these were a doddle.

Next it's on to a unit of bowmen...

Saturday 10 January 2015

Kings of War Elf Army - Bolt Throwers

My project for the first part of 2015 is an Elf army for Kings of War. I'd like to get some of this ready for use at the game we have planned at the Hammerhead show at the end of February.

I've collected around 2000 points of models so far concentrating on core regiments of Spearmen and Bowmen, with a couple of troops of Scouts and a couple troops of Drakons as fast troops, along with some Bolt Throwers. I'll also re-use the Forest Shamblers and Treeman from my Force of Nature Army.

You'll note I have no cavalry. This is because I've not too keen on elves on horses and my theme is a force of elves from a wooded and mountainous region where horses are not so useful.

With that in mind I've gone for a autumnal theme with greens, yellows and browns. I've started off with the three bolt throwers as these gave me chance to try out the colours without committing to too many troops at one time.

These are now complete...

Next up is the first troop of scouts, You can see them just at the top of the photo.

Monday 5 January 2015

Dreadball Xtreme

At the end of November I picked up the first part of my Dreadball Xtreme Kickstarter reward from the Mantic Open Day. I managed to have a quick look at it, before most of it was taken away and wrapped for Christmas.

Inbetween then and the 25th I managed to grab a single game with Justin who had managed to arrange not to have his taken from him for wrapping. We had a great game, but I came away with the decision that the models really needed to be painted before we played again.

So when the game arrived at Christmas I very quickly started work on painting it up. I needed to work fast as I also received a load of Mantic Elves and Perry War of the Roses, the former of which I want to include in the big KoW we have planned at Hammerhead 2015 at the end of February.

Anyway the first thing that was painted up was the scenery and then it was on to the Kalyshi team and their sponsor Blaine.

Next up came the other team in the box, the Convicts and their sponsor, the Warden.