Friday, April 27, 2018

More Tank!

As I mentioned at the end of the previous post I got briefly excited about participating in an Apocalypse event at Dragon's Den Games (my FLGS) next weekend (not, like, tomorrow, that's International Tabletop Day, NEXT weekend, like 5 May 2018...) but as it turns out, Amanda is out of town, and I have to take The Girl to dance classes and we wouldn't be able to make it there until later in the day - too late for massive reserves to come rolling onto the table... but I got excited about the idea long enough to get another tank done for the Tallarn!

Leman Russ battle tank from Games Workshop.

This one I picked up used and assembled off a local guy - along with two others (a Vanquisher model and a Demolisher) and a Basilisk self-propelled artillery piece. I still have two more brand new ones I need to assemble - one is an older Battle Tank like this one, and one of the newer models that could be built as a battle tank or... whatever they call the ones with twin-linked auto cannons...? Eradicator...? I don't know... I'll probably build it as another Battle Tank.

I've redone how I wrote "Tallarn" on this and the other tanks as I realized I did it wrong. I mean, I'm no expert at Arabic, so my attempt at trying to phonetically spell "Tallarn" might STILL be wrong... but I had realized my previous attempt was super wrong - wrong consonant sound and... BACKWARDS! I think what I'd written on the tanks was something closer to Nralath...

Which, y'know, now that I've typed that there, I'm kind of wishing I'd left it... I mean, I don't play with Catachans, I play with GUAIACANS! Why should I play with Tallarn!? I could have my own desert people from my own desert world - Nralath!

Bah! I've gone and changed them now... I'll leave them be...

This tank is called "Sawm" or "Fasting".

The bags and cans and bits are actually from Tamiya 1/35 scale WW2 detail kits (I just hope GW doesn't sue for me mixing their stuff with other companies stuff!!)

the Tank force so far... With the four others I have to finish up, that will make SEVEN!? Might as well pick up 3 more and make a full company!? Is that getting a little silly... Seven is probably silly...

The backsides of them - 221 "Sawm" (Fasting), 222 "Sala" (Prayer), 223 "Zakat" (Almsgiving). Originally the plan was to have only two more... 224 and 225, "Hajj" (Pilgrimage) and "Shahada" (Faith).

But now I have two extras... I was thinking maybe the Vanquisher could be the "Troop Commander" (a Tank Commander in the game) I might renumber it 221 and call it "Shahada" and renumber "Sawm" to be 225... (why don't I think about these things BEFORE I paint the damned numbers on then!?) What do I do for the last member of the troop? Another Battle Tank? The Demolisher?

I had been thinking possibly the Demolisher could be attached from an assault engineer unit...? A vehicle like that seems like it wouldn't be part of a regular armoured unit? But then what do I do with the other one I have!?

I didn't really think this through, did I...?

Story of my life....

Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:

There will probably be an post about the rest of the boardgaming we did this month... including all the games we'll be playing tomorrow at International Tabletop Day at Dragon's Den Games.

After that...? Well, even though I'm not going to be participating in the Apocalypse event I think I'm going to try and finish up the stuff I was planning to finish up for in next: the Vanquisher, the Shadowsword, and maybe even the Warhound Titan.

I've also been thinking about busting out some of the Epic scale stuff and painting a bit of that... perhaps I should just try to stay focused on ONE SCALE... stick with the plan... and the PLAN for this year was to paint 28mm 40K stuff and English Civil War stuff (speaking of which - some pikes arrived in the mail today from Warlord Games... So, I guess there's that if I need some "Oooh! Shiny!"


  1. Great looking tanks,i like the extra kit you've added and the script has come out really well,so it's almost May and you've been painting 28mm just like you planned, I'm impressed!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks, Iain! I do like getting stuff done and having a plan helps...

  2. Hurrah for more tanks! Classic build of the LR is the best I think, battle cannon, heavy bolter sponsons, and the lascannon in front. If you made two more to match, you would have a real world tank platoon to attach to your real world infantry company?

    And demolishers should absolutely come from another part of the regiment.

    1. Thanks! That's kind of what I'm leaning towards... both building the last kits as Battle Tanks and having the Demolisher as an attachment from an Assault Engineer unit.

  3. Fantastic work Tim - these look great.