Friday, 22 May 2015

Chaos Renegade Militia - Breaking out the Infantry

I am finally, finally, getting back to sorting the Militia.

As well as clearing out some unwanted bits (see last post) my main priority is getting the infantry knocked into shape and in line with Imperial Armour Vol 13.

The reason for this is that the sooner I get them sorted the sooner I can post them down under to Sheep to paint. He has been itching to make a start for some time now and I don't want to let him down...

So today I got all the infantry out to work out what needs to be done.

It is a lot.

That is all of the infantry laid out into their units.

There is a mixed bunch of things unbuilt, partially built, built but needing the bases done and completely finished.

The bases you see are units that haven't been started yet.

The main reason for doing this is so that I could get an appreciation of what I need to do and also to help me plan out how to tackle it. I've made a chart listing every model and what stage it is at, As I finish a stage I'll cross it off.

The aim to have every box red.

The pics below show what each entry is far better:

The artillery crews (E) are for my Gun Emplacements. I will be using the rules in IA13 for the Artillery Carriages which come with four crew. The only different is I won't be able to move them during a game (which you need a Trojan for anyway which I won't have after selling mine).

You may notice on the chart that the Rough Riders (G above) and Vets/Disciples (H & J below) have an extra box to be filled - one called 'Mould'. This is because I need to do moulds for a number of pieces (most importantly the legs for the RR and carapace armoured torsos for the Vets/Disciples) and cast them up in the numbers I need. Col Gravis of Curious Constructs sculpted the pieces for me.

A number of the infantry may look finished in the squads above, but a lot need finishing off (pouches etc), repairs or weapon changes due to now using the IA13 list.

My plan is to take them on unit by unit and get each one finished in turn, rather than getting distracted and jumping from one thing to another.

I am also thinking about getting the 'easy' units done first and getting them sent to Sheep first, he can then make a start on those as he is able to it them in giving me time to get the trickier units (Vets, Rough Riders, Ogryn) sorted.

So with that I am going to start the first units this weekend, namely the HQ units (A, B, C).

Fingers crossed for an update showing them finished this Monday...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Recalcitrant Daze - bit of a clear out.

Currently in no state to work on any models, so instead I fell back on my default setting of sorting and tidying.

In the process I picked out some things to get rid off on ebay. Clear a bit of space and raise some funds which will no doubt be spent at the Forge World Open Day.

Before they go on ebay I thought I would should them on here first in case anyone wanted to jump the gun (and save me the hassle of listing them).

Forge World Hades Assault Drill:

Built and you can see.

Forge World Atlas Recovery Vehicle:

There was an undercoated dozer blade with it but I can't find it, hence the new one chucked in with it.

It is the FW kit with a shed load of stowage and gear added.

Converted Trojan:

This is a Trojan converted from a Chimera and using a scale model crane and a load of scale model stowage.

I think those are the only items worth mentioning. If anyone is interested drop me an email (see Items for Sale and Commissions Page)

Monday, 18 May 2015

Warhammer World Opening - Stuff I Bought...Tempest and Resin.

So the final, final, post about the Warhammer World Grand Opening.

Naturally I spent some money. Quite a lot, thankfully the majority for other people so I'm not at risk of losing the house.

I picked up...

Horus Heresy V - Tempest

The Warhammer World exclusive HH anthology, Meduson:

In resin we have the Event Only Princeps plus the last pieces for my Death Guard - Mk. IV shoulder pads for the Destroyer unit and some DG heads.

Not shown as they were out of stock I also have this coming...


Big brother to the two Vindis I have for the force.
I've had a flick through Tempest, lovely book as expected.

The Militia list looks very interesting, like the Renegade list in IA13 it has lots of options and many possibilities that can be explored.

I will be sticking with IA13 for my Militia, though I am sure when I want to play a really big game I will be able to easily re-jig them to fight alongside the Death Guard.

If you have any questions regarding Tempest ask them in the comments and i'll try and answer what ever I can.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Warhammer World Re-opening - Exhibitions (Part 3)

The final display.

The big bugger.

7. The Ultramarines Chapter v Khorne Deamonkin

Due to the bright, continually changing lighting getting pictures was at times difficult. To make some easier to view i've converted them to black and white...

If in doubt the best way to take out a Warhound is to twat it with a Drop Pod...

Bloodletters, a lot of Bloodletters.

And that is that.

I'm off to start looking through HH Book V - Tempest. Nice.