Friday, December 14, 2018

Oops! I Did It Again!

So I kind of did this thing again...

Um... yeah...

So the Eritque Arcus Maniple now has a Reaver Titan - or it will, when it ever gets here!

This means I'll be able to field a full Super Heavy Detachment with an Adeptus Titanicus faction keyword... of course that detachment is going to be 270 Power Level - or 8000 points - about the size of FOUR tournament armies combined!?

Go Big or Go Home, right?

Now what colour and pattern to paint it with...? I was thinking a bright turquoise blue. But what pattern? I don't want to do Cheetah spots - If I was going to do cheetah spots, I should have done it on  one of the smaller Warhound Titans. Jaguar? How different is that from a Leopard? I was thinking "lion" at one point, but then there'd really be no patterning - unless I did something to make it look like it had a mane?

Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog: 

Probably NOT the REaver Titan.. It'll probably be a week or two before it shows up.

I should get those Mice and Mystics minis done...

(hate that "S" word...)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tigris Viridi - Warhound Scout Titan

A second, old Armorcast Warhound Titan arrived in the mail for me a week and a half ago. It's really all I've been working on since. By this past weekend I thought I'd settled on colours and had most of the green and purple painted...

Then I decided the green was too dark after all...

Not nearly enough contrast -and looked positively dull next to Pardus Purpura...

And so I started again with MORE test bits and settled on a lighter colour

And started all over again... mostly...

I have to say I'm much happier with the lighter colour now.

So this is Tigris Viridi. Commanded by Princeps Mozzer. The crew is rounded out by two Moderati; Moderati Joyce (Steersman) and Moderati Marr (Sensors, Communications, Weapons) and two Tech Priests Ro-Urk350 and Pom-Fret681.

Tigris Viridi joins it's partner, Pardus Purpura in the Eritque Arcus Maniple of Legio Amare Feles.

Pardus Purpura is commanded by Princeps Smythe. The crew is rounded out by two Moderati; Moderati Cooper (Steersman) and Moderati Gallup (Sensors, Communications, Weapons) and two Tech Priests 0-Donnel and 6-Abrels.

Some pretty pictures for scale.

Working in tandem with Pardus Purpura and some armour from Tallarn.

Some infantry added in for scale.

Yeah... I'm not sure any sane infantry or tankers would want to operate THIS CLOSE to a Titan - even a smaller, nimbler one like a Warhound. I mean, beyond the possibility of getting trod upon by it, anything that's actually shooting at it is going to be laying down a world of hurt to anything that happens to be in the immediate vicinity!

Tiger Stripe pattern from above.


Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Wish I could say we'd get to see these in action, but I really have NO IDEA when I'll ever get them on the table. I mean, it's 150 Power Level between them. Last year's Chapter Approved increased the point cost to 2000 EACH!?

If not before then, in a little less than two weeks all our regular activities will be wrapped up and we'll have a week and a bit of nothing much to do - and I REALLY hope we get a LOT of gaming in then! Maybe I should get some painting done for some of the games we'd like to play! (Mice & Mystics and Rogue Trader!)

Monday, December 3, 2018

So This Kind of Happened...

Because I'm a special kind of stupid...

At 75 Power Level each, this could be my entire force for the upcoming Apocalypse event in the new year...

The original one I have settled on calling Pardus Purpura... This one will be Tigris Viridi! They are part of the Eritque Arcus Maniple of the Legio Amare Feles...

Warhound titans hunt in packs, right...?

I SWEAR I'm not doing the entire maniple!!

Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Maybe another painted Warhound Titan!!

Some new guys are coming over tonight to try out Wrath & Glory... maybe there'll be post about that...?

Other hobby business has been slow. I just can't seem to shake this stomach bug...

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Whoops! It's December!? (November Games)

Gaming kind of fell by the wayside this month. There were a number of reasons for this. A stomach bug made its rounds through the family. Also Amanda ended up teaching SIX yoga classes a week through November (you know, on TOP of her regular day job!?). Plus all the other stuff we've been busy with all fall - Finnegan with the new school program, The Girl with Dance and stuff, etc.

Actually, other than the couple games of Kill Team we got in (Guaiacan Commandoes Arrive on Xoxigar and Fearless Foraging), there were only two other games played this month, both on the same night...

One was a game of Samarkand... (Amanda won with 57 points, Taotao was second with 54, Finnegan and I tied for last with 48)

The other was a quick game of Splendor. (Amanda won this as well, I was close behind with 10, Finnegan had 8, I think Taotao only had one... but it was his first game and he wasn't quite picking it up as quick as other games we've played with him - he usually picks up games startlingly quickly and often does very well - or wins his first game! I'm sure next time we play with him, he'll crush us!)

Yeah... that's it...

Hopefully we'll get some more gaming in over the holidaze!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Slow Week

I haven't been doing much hobby stuff. I feel like I'm still getting over that bug that laid me low over last weekend... Just been so tired and dragging my ass...

I did get out for a bit ride today...

It's been a big foggy this week and it's turned the city in a magical winter wonderland! 

You can see more pictures of the ride over on my bike blog:

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Ordo Malleus Inquisitor

Last week Finnegan was sick. Earlier this week it was The Girl. Now I've been sick since Friday.... So production has slowed somewhat... I did managed to finish off this 40K Inquisitor - He's been lurking about my painting desk for the last year (I think I picked him up on Boxing Day...?). With the Grey Knights finished (or, at least, the first batch of them!), I figured they would need an Inquisitor to lead them into battle against the Daemons of the Warp! Originally I'd started to paint this fellows armour in black, but decided to change that up after I finished the Grey Knights so he'd sort of match... a bit... At one point I thought I might be able to pass him off as a Grey Knight champion, but then realized the combined-bolter is not something the Grey Knights use... Ah, well... they need an Inquisitor anyway...

Inquisitor from Games Workshop.

I really should have come up with a name for this fellow....

Here he is consulting with another Inquisitor (the other one I own - that's painted!)

And here he is with the Grey Knights he may one day lead into battle!

Coming soon to Tims Miniature Wargaming Blog:

We didn't get in any Kill Team this weekend - I was too sick and everyone else just wanted to finish binge-watching Agents of SHIELD Season Four before we had to return it to the library - 22 episodes in ONE WEEK - that's a lot to ask of anyone... Maybe next weekend...

I have some Miniatorum priests that seem to have moved to the front of the workbench which I may try to finish off... as well as the remaining crew of the New Dawn - Eulcia Vhale's Vessel...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Grey Knights Kill Team

I know what you're thinking... "WTF, Tim!? ANOTHER Kill Team!? GREY KNIGHTS!? Where did these even come from!?"

Well, funny story about that...

A couple weekends ago there was a Bitz Swap organized by the local league at our FLGS and I went out to it... It was a little overwhelming. One dude had a 50L tub of random bitz people were sorting through. Others had stuff organized into baggies with prices on them, but there was just too much to look through. I did have a look at a few things and bought a couple bags of random imperial bitz, a huge bag full of Orky bitz (mostly arms, heads and shootas), a Marine with a heavy bolter... and then I found this bag full of what looked like older metal marines. There was eight or ten of them in there and the price on the bag was $5. I asked the fellow if it was $5  each of for the whole bag. He said for the whole bag - no one wants that metal 'junk' anymore... Well I wasn't going to pass up a bag o' ten metal marines - whatever they were - could have been chaos, for all I knew (which actually would have been really cool too).

When I got home and had a better look at things, it turned out it was a whole bag of Grey Knights!? Nine of them! Two had the arm bolters and power halberd-thingies and the rest had flamer-like-things! Boom! Instant Kill Team.

Upon reading up on them, I realized I could only use two of the Incinerators. But, with two of those and the two other regular guys (if anything about Grey Knights can be described as "regular") I had 80 points! If I could find one more regular dude I'd have a five-man kill team at 98-99 points.

So I had a look at Ebay to see if I could find another Grey Knight of this vintage for a not-too-unreasonable price and, not only did I find a metal Grey Knight, I found a metal Grey Knight Justicar! So now I have a leader on the way from The Troll Trader and once he's done I'll have a complete Great Knight Kill Team at 99 points...

Grey Knight Kill Team

Now... GW gives their Marines classic fancy-schmancy names - inspired by Greek or Roman names.. like Gideon or Marius or Erasmus or Valdar... I got it in my head to go with... more common names...

Brother Blake with Storm Bolter and Namesis Force Halberd

Brother Trevor with Incinerator

Brother Curtis with Storm Bolter and Namesis Force Halberd

Brother Scott with Incinerator

I was trying to think of names for these and got thinking about the name Gideon (as one of the terminators from Space Hulk is names Sergeant Gideon) and that got me thinking of Gideon Graves - one of the characters from Scott Pilgrim... so the first one I named was Scott... I could have names them all after Characters from Scott Pilgrim, but then  Neville Longbottoms toad Trevor popped into my head... I can't remember what lead me to think of the other names...

I think the Justicar will be named Jeff.

I still have FIVE more of these old metal Grey Knights with Incinerators... I have no use for them as I can only use two in a Kill Team... having more than one Kill Team of Grey Knights would be silly... and I'm NOT going to ever expand this force into a full 40K detachment... So if anyone needs one (or two?) I'd be happy to trade them for... some other older metal 40K minis?

Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Not sure... I have some epic titans on workbench, of all things, but I'm losing steam on those (as I'm probably not going to be playing with them any time soon). Maybe I'll get on with some Rogue Trader minis...? Mice & Mystics...? maybe the Justicar will show up and I'll get that finished off!