January 31, 2011

Battle Report: WM Cygnar vs. Protectorate (25 Point League Game)

We are allowed to play 2 League Games per week and as of yesterday I had only had 1 game in for the week.  Since I was home watching the kids while I let the wife have a "day out" alone, my son and I decided to 'throw down' in the garage.  My son already had his 2 games in for the week, so he was playing as a 'neutral' opponent against me.

January 30, 2011

WM: Protectorate Revenger (Warjack)

It was another slow week for painting, but I was able to manage to get a model done yesterday to add to the Protectorate of Menoth army that my son has.  I decided to work on his "Revenger" Light Warjack that he has.  I also decided to try a slightly different painting style with this Warjack.

January 25, 2011

WM: Cygnar Captain Haley (Warcaster)

This past weekend my son decided to add a fourth Warcaster to his Cygnar army and purchased "Captain Haley".  He mainly plays a "shooty" Cygnar force, so with "Captain Haley's" 'Feat', she will fit right in with his "Long Gunners" and "Ranged Warjacks".

January 24, 2011

WM: Cygnar Firefly (Warjack)

The "Firefly" Light Warjack is the last model my son received for Christmas that I needed to complete for his Cygnar army.  This is also the first 'plastic' model that I built and painted from Privateer Press and I am really quite impressed by their 'plastics'.

January 21, 2011

WM: Cygnar Trencher Cannon Crew (Unit)

This was a slow week for me in regards to posting and painting models.  I did manage to get a few things done last weekend (Reinholdt and Crusader) and I finally put my son's "Trencher Cannon Crew" on the painting table the other night.  With work and personal life finding ways to slow down my painting, I was able to actually complete this Unit yesterday.

January 17, 2011

WM: Protectorate Crusader (Warjack)

I finally was able to continue on my son's Protectorate of Menoth army that he received for Christmas with the "Crusader" Warjack.  Between running around this weekend doing personal errands and bumping up the "Reinholdt Gobber" model, the "Crusader" finally was finished last night.  Shortly after Christmas I painted up his "High Exemplar Kreoss" miniature just to get a feel on how I was going to paint up the 'white' on the Protectorate models.  I was very happy with how "Kreoss" turned out, but I am not sure about the "Crusader".

January 15, 2011

WM: Mercenaries Reinholdt Gobber Speculator (Solo)

Last night my son had a Warmachine League game with his Cygnar army vs a Retribution of Scyrah army.  It did not fair too well for his Cygnar, but he did manage to last longer than I did with my Khador army against the same opponent.

Hordes: Skorne Titan Gladiator (Warbeast)

Skorne Showcase

While I'm working on a few other models that are not quite done yet, here is another model for the 'Skorne Showcase'. Up next we have the "Titan Gladiator".  You'll notice he is missing a shoulder pad which was used on the "Cyclops Brute" as a shield.  As with the rest of the Skorne models, the base has also been redone and the model was touched up a bit.

January 14, 2011

WM: Khadorian War Bonds For Sale

The Empress of Khador has approved the sale of Khadorian War Bonds to help the production of the Khador "Gun Carriages"

The "Wrath" is coming!

Daily Chronicle: 1/14/2011 'Trollbloods & Protectorate'

Since I did not have too much time this week to get much painting in, I just wanted to give a quick update on what is on the 'painting table'.

January 13, 2011

Hordes: Skorne Praetorian Swordsmen (Unit)

Skorne Showcase

With work being really busy, I have not had much time to get anything painted this week.  Usually I try and play catch up on the weekends.  I have some models primed and ready to go, I just hope I can get to them.  With that being said, we will then continue on with the 'Skorne Showcase'.

January 12, 2011

Daily Chronicle: 1/12/2011 'Most Wanted List 2011' Update

Just wanted to do a quick update on my 'Most Wanted List 2011' since I was able to knock out two of the items already this month.

WM: Khador War Dog (Solo)

"Spike", "Butch", "Max", or maybe I should just call him "Sobaka" (Russian word for dog).  Anyways I was a little busy with work yesterday to get him posted, but my Khador "War Dog" is now completed.

January 11, 2011

Hordes: Skorne Cyclops Brute (Warbeast)

Skorne Showcase

Today in the 'Skorne Showcase' we have a "Cyclops Brute".  This guy was originally converted from a "Cyclops Savage" prior to the "Brute" model originally being released.

January 10, 2011

WM: Khador Winter Guard Rocketeer (2) (UA)

'Second Rocketeer, same as first Rocketeer'.  My local gaming store finally received their shipment of Privateer Press models.  I was able to pick up the last two models I need for my Khador army so I can have a very flexible 35 point list, and enough to do a 50 point list that I like.

Hordes: Skorne Cyclops Savage x2 (Warbeast)

Skorne Showcase

While I am preparing to take some photos of the Khador models I worked on this weekend, I figure I will continue on with the 'Skorne Showcase', up next we have two "Cyclops Savage" Light Warbeasts.

January 9, 2011

WM: Cygnar Long Gunners Officer & Standard (UA)

Back to work on a few models for my son's Cygnar army.  This is one of the two armies that my goal is to have a 50 point painted playable list (having 50 points in Warjacks to me is not considered playable so I have to paint the Units too).  Since he already had these models it was time to get them painted.  The "Long Gunners Officer & Standard" will make a nice 2 point add-on when needed.  I believe all I really have left for the Cygnar to paint will be his "Trencher Cannon Crew" and he'll be able to choose some nice lists to play with.  Anything else that we purchase for Cygnar will be just to collect the models and expand his choices.

January 8, 2011

Hordes: Start Of The Trollbloods

With yesterday (1/7/2011) being Orthodox Christmas, I received some Trollblood models to actually start on my new army.  Just before the New Year I did already purchase and assemble "Captain Gunnbjorn" (I was getting the itch to purchase some Trollblood models).

January 7, 2011

Hordes: Skorne Basilisk Drake (Warbeast)

In my son's Skorne army that  I recently gave him, we have 5 models plus the new "Malik Karn" that were still unpainted.

The other day I decided that I wanted to go ahead and paint one of these models.  Just a small break from painting Cygnar and Khador.  I decided to paint up the "Basilisk Drake" that he had.  The "Basilisk Drake" was already primed so it was just a matter of getting started.  The other reason I choose this model is that it makes for a good test bed in case I ever do the Hordes Minion Gators.

WM: Protectorate Vessel Of Judgment (Sneak Peak)

Privateer Press released today the final 'sneak peak' concept sketch of their Battle Engines for Warmachine.  Here is the art for The Protectorate Of Menoth Battle Engine.

I actually really like the look of this model.  Knowing me, I'll probably buy one of each of the Battle Engines when they get released.

Protectorate "Vessel Of Judgment"

January 6, 2011

WM/H: Privateer Press Releases Steamroller 2011 Rules

For those of you interested, Privateer Press released the rules packet for the upcoming Warmachine/Hordes tournament year.  You can find the Steamroller 2011 rules packet on the Privateer Press website by clicking HERE. 

WM: Cygnar Storm Strider (Sneak Peak)

Privateer Press released a 'sneak peak' of the upcoming Battle Engine for Cygnar today.  As with the "Khador Gun Carriage", hopefully we will be seeing these this summer.

Cygnar "Storm Strider"

Hordes: Skorne Morghoul (Warlock)

Skorne Showcase

Continuing on with the 'Skorne Showcase', up next we have the Warlock "Morghoul".  This is the "Morghoul" from the 'Skorne Warpack' with a different base.

January 5, 2011

Hordes: Skorne Archodomina Makeda (Warlock)

As I mentioned in my first post of the year 'New Year List 2011', #9 on my list was to showcase my Hordes Skorne army that I have had for awhile and recently gave to my son to be his army.

January 4, 2011

WM: Khador Winter Guard Rocketeer (1) (UA)

Along with painting my "Winter Guard Infantry" unit for Khador this past weekend, I decided to include the one "Winter Guard Rocketeer" at the same time since all the colors were basically the same.  I really would like to have one more "Rocketeer" in my 35 point list for an upcoming tournament in February, but currently my local game stores are out of this model.  Hopefully they will get another one soon so I can go ahead and try this list out.

January 3, 2011

WM: Khador Gun Carriage (Sneak Peak)

I am sure most of you already seen and heard that Privateer Press has released a 'sneak peak' of their all new "Khador Gun Carriage" Battle Engine that will be released in June 2011 as part of 'Wrath'.

Over the course of the week, Privateer Press plans on releasing more information about their upcoming Battle Engines.
"That’s right; over the course of the week you are going to get a true insider look at the overall production of battle engines and how each department tackled these awesome new models. As if that weren't enough to chew on, we are also previewing the concept art for each of the remaining four battle engines with a new one at the end of each insider."
Here is the image that was released today for the "Khador Gun Carriage".  I know what model I'll be purchasing this Summer.

Khador Gun Carriage

WM: Khador Winter Guard Infantry (Unit)

Between recuperating from New Year's Eve and getting ready for my first Warmachine tournament yesterday, I was able to start the New Year with some new painted models for my Khador army.

January 2, 2011

Battle Report: WM 15 Point Tournament

Just wanted to give a brief update on my first Warmachine tournament that I played in today.  My local game store was running a 15 point force restriction tournament today (1 Warcaster / 1+ Warjacks / 1 Solo / 1 Unit / 0-1 UA) and my son and I thought this would be a fun point level to try for our first tournament.  This was going to be preparation for a 35 point tournament next month.

Here are some of the basics of the event.  Every mission was going to be 'Killbox' with 6 minute turns.  We had about 26 players show up, so it looked like it was going to be at least a 5 round tournament.  Sportsmanship and Painting scores were not going to be used.

Daily Chronicle: 1/2/2011 'Affordable Display Base'

In a few hours my son and I will be playing in our first ever Warmachine "Steamroller" tournament.  It is just a small 15 point tournament with force restrictions. 1 Warcaster / 1+ Warjacks / 1 Solo / 1 Unit / 0-1 UA.

I have played in plenty of Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40K tournaments in the last decade that I always had some type of 'display base' for my army.  Sometimes they were elaborate display bases to just a painted and flocked cork board.  For me personally the display base is used to carry your army to assigned tables between each round, if they look pretty, then thats a plus.

So back to today's tournament today.  I wanted something small just to carry the army.  Since painted armies were not a requirement nor will they be scored, the look of the display base is not important.  The other day I ran to the "big blue box" store to pick up a few items.

January 1, 2011

Daily Chronicle: 1/1/2011 Happy New Year List 2011

Happy New Year to all!

It is now the time for all of us to blog about our gaming resolutions for 2011.  I was pretty happy with what I accomplished in 2010 in regards to playing games and getting armies fully painted for 'Painting Points'.  Now lets see what we can come up with for 2011.
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