December 28, 2013

Battle Report - 3000 pts Dark Elves vs. Tomb Kings

Finally got to play a game with my Dark Elves using the new book, and it was a big'un. 3000 points. I played Mike, who runs the local Games Workshop store. I had a Monster Mash list I have wanted to try out.

December 11, 2013

December Painting Vows

The Under Empire forum does a "competition" of sorts. Well, not really a competition unless you're counting it as a competition with yourself. You make a vow of what your painting goals for the month are, and you earn points by achieving them. Now those points just translate into a ranking system on the forum with a banner to add to your signature, but it's a nice thing to really get one to think about and concentrate on painting and modelling.

So here's my vows for this month. It's the last month of the Escalation league at the GW store, so I want to try to get as much done as possible for the Painting competition at the end. I probably won't win it, but I think I could make a good showing.

Here's a pic of what I have going on so far this month:
And many, many... MANY more to go. SO if you're curious, here's my to do list for December.

  • 1 Plague Furnace - complete!
  • 14 Stormvermin - 10/14 complete
    30 Plague Monks - complete!
  • 6 Slaves (6 V.V.P.s) -
  • 10 DE Warlocks - 5/10 complete

  • 30 Stormvermin - 16/30 complete
  • 40 Clanrats - 13/40 complete
  • 10 Slaves -
  • 30 Plague Monks -
  • 1 Plague Furnace -
  • 2 WLC (1 old 1 new) -
  • BSB  -
  • Warlord -
  • Plague Priest -
  • Rating Gun -
  • Queek -

  • 30 Stormvermin -
  • 40 Clanrats -
  • 10 Slaves -
  • 30 Plague Monks -
  • 1 WLC -
  • 1 Plague Furnace -
  • Warlock -
  • BSB -
  • Warlord -
  • Plague Priest -
  • Ratling Gun -
  • Queek -
So yeah, I got my work cut out for me. Trying to keep up a pace of 5 minis a day, minimum. If I can do that, I should be able to get it all done.

December 8, 2013

Painting FYI - Nihilak Oxide

Something I found out about the new Nihilak Oxide that I would pass along: It dries really fast. Faster than you would expect seeing as how watery it is. I had 5 Stormvermin with a little bronze on their pauldrons and I loaded a brush with the Oxide and painted it on. I did each one expecting to go back and wipe it off after they were all complete. No such luck, it had dried and not much wiped off.

Now, this wasn't a lot of area that was covered so it didn't take that long to paint up each of the models. I was surprised at how quick it set. So keep that in mind when you are using it. Definitely do it one model at a time. And if you have a lot of surface area being treated, do it in batches.

December 6, 2013

Loot Call! - Custom Dice

A second mail delivery of loot in a row! How awesome is that? Today, it's custom dice.

December 3, 2013

GW Digital Advent Calendar

By now, everyone should know that GW Digital is doing an advent calendar with a new download everyday until Christmas. Released so far: 1) rules for Be'lakor in both 40K and Fantasy, 2) Tau Firebase Support Cadre formation rules (the recently released box set, which means we're likely to see the other box sets as formations as we'll), and today we get 3) Tactica: XV-104 Riptide. 

I'm sure everyone has a wish list of what they hope to see released. My biggest wish would be to get a set of rules for Ska, Queek's lieutenant. I would be beyond giddy. However... I have a sinking feeling that we'll precious little for Fantasy in these releases. What's on your wish list?