Thursday, 28 March 2013

Warhammer: Halberds, Bears & My Love Hate Relationship With Forge World...

Welcome to what is; as far as I recall; the first Warhammer Fantasy post on the 14th Legion Blog so here we are, updates! 

Gaming - We now have the Warhammer Fantasy rulebook, templates and magic cards. terrain has been built in the form of trees and a guard tower, and there is still a Dreadstone Blight to be built. Next month Lorna is planning to buy some hills, while I build a 6x4 frame of some sort for the Realms of Battle table.

Miniatures - My army arrived on Monday, while the resin bits from Forge World arrived yesterday (more on that in a bit). Annoyingly, Lorna's army is still to be shipped out and we have an estimate of end of next week...Due to the fact that Lorna's army has not even arrived yet, today's post will deal solely with my Empire army.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Huge Hobby Update!

The last two weeks have been a mix of distractions; I have been fully engrossed with Ms Lara Croft; having lots of fun trying not to get crushed by rocks and doing generally nasty things to people with a climbing axe...It has been quite some time since I have played a Tomb Raider game (15 years maybe?) and I have to say, I love this new grittier game and origin survivor Lara - more so than the original (brace for impact haters right ahead!). BUT this game has been taking up far too much of my precious hobby time and it is time to get back to the grind (for now...).

Just before I was captured by Lara Croft, I had been waiting on a large Nurgle order to arrive. A mixture of new and old stuff including 9 Plague Drones and another Soul Grinder for fire support. From day one of the new Daemons release, an army of sorts has been sitting at the back of my mind, I just need to put pen to paper and see just how many points I can muster once everything is here and built. The Plague Drones are moving slowly as they are still in the cleaning phase, while the Soul Grinder still has not turned up at all. At least I know it has been out mid this week. With no opponents on the horizon yet, I have lost a little motivation to put together this army, but either ways below is a shot of the growing Nurgle army as it currently stands. It will look nice when it is done, but with no incentive to paint right now, it may be sometime until completion.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Site news: What's On The Table

Quiet in terms of blogging, however not in terms of hobby. A couple of weeks ago I decided; in preparation for the upcoming Daemon Codex; to spend more time painting and less time blogging. The problem with trying to mix the two (for me that is), is that I end up worrying more about what I am going to write, instead of worrying about having something to write about. Anyways, my little 'experiment' seems to be working. Sitting in front of me is a unit of 14 Plaguebearers which are pretty much done (right down to the eyeballs!) apart from the bases, those who read the blog regularly, know that I struggle to get 5 - 10 man squads done, let alone anything above that number, and yet before the Daemon Codex was released I had a sneaking suspicion that I would have to; at the very least; double up on the number of infantry I have.