Big Uns play off

Here are some shots from the play-off for the Bristol Big’uns 2 quarter Warmahordes League. Simon ( Legion of Everblight) mullered me (Skorne). I made the gross tactical error of not advancing my infantry in front of my slow moving warbeasts. The ranged attacks of Legion saw off Molik Karn and the Bronzeback and the end was soon after.

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Board of wargaming?

OK so you need a table and a den to play war games. I have been procuring the relevant components to produce a Wargaming board, in fact 2+.

First is relatively simple an Eden board. This is a post apocalyptic game on a 60 cm by 60 cm board (mine is actually 60×58 but who cares). It is a 4 quid tile from B&Q, sprayed black around the edge to conceal the joints. It overlaps purposely as I thought that a sharp line would be too orderly for a post apocalyptic world. The scenery on it is yet to be painted. Here’s a photo…

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The next is the 2+ bit. I bought a 8ft by 4ft (20mm deep) mdf board from B&Q. They had delivered it to the wrong store apparently and were flogging it off for £18. I got the store to cut it into 4 times 4ft by 2 ft pieces. I painted one side green (B&Q 1829 Winchester Acrylic Eggshell) paint. Primed first then 2 coats. I have used about three quarters of a 750ml tin. I research on the Internet about using spray cans but it is much more cost effective to use paint from a tin on large jobs. The other side I coated twice with a brown varnish I had in the garage spare. I then sprayed 2 of the garnished sides with a tin of Halfords beige car paint.

So over all I have 4 boards, 2 green/dark brown, 2 green/light brown. I can use 2 for Warmahordes or put 3 green ones together for a game of War and Conquest, or whatever.

A picture tells a thousand words, so here they are….

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Just get them on the table

So I have been a busy modeller, if not blogger. My main Hordes faction is Skorne and I am nearing the stage where I have most of the models (not really units though). I want to be in a position to play the models part painted with a view to upping the painting standard at a later date. I prefer not to field unpainted or only base coated models if I can avoid it.

Here are the fruits of my plan. First and early shot of a Ferox Cavalry next to Mordikaar…

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Now the Cyclops Shaman….

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And a single Bloodrunner. Note I have taken these shots with a Canon 550D SLR camera.

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Now some ‘finished’ shots. I reckon that I spent about 8 hours in total for all of these models, about a fifth on the time I’d take to paint them to my usual standard.

Lord Assassin Morghoul, Praetorian Swordsman (I restuck his arm only) and Cyclops Shaman

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Ferox Cavalry Unit. I put a pin in the saddle so I can lift the rider off when I want to up the paint standard. At this stage I will stick the riders on so they don’t stare at their saddles.

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Void Seer Mordikaar

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And finally the Bloodrunner unit

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