Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Blood for the Blood God! - Sadly.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to lead a part of my Custodes against Captain_Valerius' Chaos army into battle. Captain_Valerius had the first move and immediately stormed forward. Hello, first turn charge!

It even went so far that at the beginning of my second turn I was about to throw in the towel. But I kept going and it became a very exciting game eventually. It lasted six moves and I even almost won.

My list contained units of the Custodes, the Astra Miliarum and Roboute Guilliman (aka "the Emperor"). However, this mix was not optimal and the units did not work well together (besides Guilliman's reroll bubble). One reason more to quickly paint more Custodes. : D

Thanks to Captain_Valerius for the nice and exciting evening!

Here are a few game impressions:

 At last a size comparison picture of some of the newer walkers:


Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The Emperor of Mankind (Roboute Guilliman Conversion)

May I introduce you to the Emperor of Mankind!

I was finally able to finish this guy. Based on my first version from December, I added a few things and changed some others. This was my first major attempt to model something on a miniature (for example the hair, the coat or chain links) and honestly, I'm a little proud of it. :D 

"The Emperor" will be my Commander in Chief for my Custodes and other stuff, using the ruleset of Roboute Guilliman.

Just for comparision my conversion and the original miniature from GW:

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Adeptus Custodes: Telemon Dreadnought

The Telemon Dreadnought for the Adeptus Custodes is a fantastic model from Forgeworld. I couldn't resist and had to have one for myself. I still hope it gets rules for 40k soon.


Monday, 22 January 2018

Making of a Desert Gaming Board - Part IV

As I am still in need for some desert area terrain, I returned to my workbench. I came up with the idea of some huge bones/skeleton, like on Tatooine or on the planet from the movie Pitch Black. The Playmobil "4803 Ghost Whale Skeleton" was a good base to start from and you can get those things cheap on eBay for a few bucks.

I glued the skeleton on a base, filled the insides of the rips with putty and painted it. It is large enough to provide cover for most infantry and cavalry units. As you can see in the picture above, there is more to come. What do you think?

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Avenger Strike Fighter (Finished)

This model was really fun to paint and not just a because I've never painted so much with yellow before. I used the yellow of Mr. Hobby (Aqueous Hobby Color) and that worked quite well. The color scheme based on that of a Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter plane and I hope you like my version it. The Avenger Strike Fighter will hopefully provide the needed aerial fire support for my armies of the Imperium.