Sunday 29 December 2019

Frostgrave: Writhing Fumes

Welcome back to the icy ruins of Felstad my fellow Adventurers!  Frostgrave has taken a back seat to other gaming in 2019 (primarily 40K, I've played an awful lot of 40K this year), and that's a shame as I really enjoy searching for treasure on the Frozen City.

Cornelius; one of the handful of fantasy models I've painted this year

Monday 23 December 2019

Power Armoured Paint: Primaris Reinforcements

Welcome back the Vault my fellow Frater. This week the Carcharadons Astra return from the depths of the Void having received some new reinforcements.

I've had the luxury of extra hobby time this week and completed two Primaris Space Marine units.  First up is a squad of 5 Stalker Bolter armed Intercessors.

There's nothing particularly sexy about this unit, their job is to provide some mid to back field cover and plink away with their Damage 2 guns.

Sunday 15 December 2019

Fluff and Crunch (Part Two)

Welcome back to the Vault my fellow Venturers.  In mu last post I discussed some "Crunchy" aspects of wargaming; in particular the finer details of the Chapter Approved points changes made to my 40K armies.  

I've also acquired "Perilous Dark", the new Frostgrave source book.  I have managed to play a grand total of zero games of Frostgrave in 2019, not a great statistic really.  And whilst the purchase of Chapter Approved is important to my 40K play group (so we are all on the same page), the addition of Perilous Dark to my gaming library will bother a grand total of no one!

Sunday 8 December 2019

Crunch and Fluff (Part One)

Welcome back to the Vault my fellow Venturers.  I've had a couple of fruitful painting sessions this weekend laying down base colours on two units of Primaris Intercessors, but these models aren't any where near the point of being photographed for the blog.

I've acquired a couple of new books, and I'm enjoying dipping in and out of them; they cross different gaming interests and I thought it would be fun to blog about them.  One book is concerned with  Crunch (rules, unit efficiency) whilst the other is focused on Fluff (story and narrative based play). 

Like many 40K players I've picked up Chapter Approved 2019, the annual supplement with new missions, ways to play, and importantly Points changes for Units and Wargear (the Crunch).

I've sanity checked my current lists and whilst some units have gone up in price, others have gone down. Luckily my rosters remain intact!

Sunday 1 December 2019

Power Armoured Paint: Thunderstruck

I have to admit to being bit of a Luddite when it comes to my hobby tools and in particular I don't own an airbrush (they've always seemed a bit intimidating to use).  This means I prime my models using spray cans, and at this time of the year being subject to the vagaries of the British weather.  

Friday afternoon was both dry and warm enough for priming and so I've got a number of units ready to go!  My painting plan involves alternating troop units with more exotic units but I've already diverted from the schedule by painting up my Thunderfire Cannon and Techmarine Gunner.

(On a side note, please excuse the quality of these pictures; I've been playing with some settings on the camera and the resulting pictures are a little washed out/over exposed).