The Armies - Under construction...

Monday, 16 February 2015

The Empire Strikes Back

So... February is Empire month. There's not much February left now but I'm off work for a week so no pressure.

My Empire horde is now assembled on my table and things can get under way. Here they are, with a close up of the painted figures and another of the unpainted ones.

My priority is to plan a 2000 point army and get it re-based. I can then use it for a game while I re-base the rest. After that I need to paint at least one new unit and build/paint a themed terrain piece, all in the next twelve days...

Luckily I have a head start on the terrain as I'm planning on finishing one of my half-completed Mordheim buildings. Easy peasy.

Chaos Mortals Assembled

I finished painting this lot two weeks ago but my table got taken over by a major terrain project so no photos until today. So here they are together, all my Chaos Mortals; all damage repaired, chips repainted and all re-based to my current scheme. Pretty, eh? They're all in the Chaos Mortals gallery now.

 Also finished is my Chaos Void Gate, featured here with Belch Colonsucker.

I already have two games of 6th under my belt, mentioned previously, and I'll write them up tomorrow most likely.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

End of Chaos Mortal month.

My friend Keith threw a spanner in the works by offering me a game of Warhammer 6th before the month was out. I had to base a few more units and repaint a movement tray after getting in from work for a game that evening!

I didn't have time to think about list balance or tooling up for a specific opponent (Tomb Kings) and just went with what I'd completed up to that point. I was very limited because I couldn't take Specials; I'm giving Beasts and Daemons their own months later in the year.

Here's what I came up with.

1 Chaos Lord @ 364 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; General; Chaos Armour; Barding; Enchanted Shield; Chaos Runesword; Chaos Steed

1 Aspiring Chaos Champion @ 145 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; Chaos Armour; Battle Standard

1 Chaos Sorcerer @ 210 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; Magic Level 2; Lore of Nurgle; Chaos Armour; Power Familiar

15 Chaos Warriors of Nurgle @ 305 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; Heavy Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician; Champion

5 Chaos Knights of Nurgle @ 265 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; Barding; Heavy Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician; Champion; 5 Chaos Steeds

1 Chaos Chariot of Nurgle @ 135 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; 2 Chaos Steeds; 2 Chaos Warrior Crew; Halberd; Heavy Armour

5 Marauder Horsemen @ 81 Pts
     Shield; Musician; 5 Warhorses

20 Marauders @ 165 Pts
     Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician; Chieftain

20 Marauders @ 165 Pts
     Flail; Light Armour; Standard; Musician; Chieftain

5 Chaos Warhounds @ 30 Pts

1 Beast of Nurgle @ 75 Pts

1 Spawn of Chaos @ 60 Pts

Casting Pool: 5
Dispel Pool: 4

Total Army Cost: 2000

The main reason this threw a spanner in the works was because we didn't finish the game and I had to leave the figures at the club. This meant no photos and no updates for a week. By the time I got my figures back it was February and Chaos Mortal month was over; never mind!

Photos from the battle on the next post.

Final Chaos Installment

I just finished posting the last of my painted Chaos Mortal figures in the gallery, mainly cavalry but this beauty was posted too.

I didn't manage to paint a new unit but I did manage to finish this month's terrain piece, the Chaos Void Gate; pictures tomorrow.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Hard Core

The next installment of the Core troops have been posted in the Chaos Mortals gallery, four units of Marauders. Here's my favourite of the four. Mostly metal but with a few current plastics thrown in to make up the numbers.

I'm going to struggle to meet my end of month target for Chaos Mortals. I still have six units to re-base, two of which need repair work, a unit to paint and a terrain piece to finish... I was probably too ambitious to try and do in two weeks what I'm giving myself a month to do with the other armies. I'll probably need to eat a little into my Empire month of February; no harm done.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

A start on the Core

Laid up with a cold, crap Saturday night TV; a good time for painting. The plan was to start with the Core but I forgot and a couple of Rares sneaked into a Chaos Spawn shaped gap on my painting tray. No harm done. Speaking of which... Isn't he gorgeous?

 This photo and a bunch of other new pics have just been added to the Chaos Mortals page. It's filling up nicely.

I won the Chaos Void Gate on eBay mentioned previously and have done a fair bit of work on it. Shots later hopefully.

Friday, 23 January 2015


I finally found a few minutes to re-paint the bases on my Chaos Mortal characters to Mk III standard.

Let me introduce you to my Chaos Lord of Nurgle, His Grand Pustulence, Belch Colonsucker.

He's led my Chaos armies since the dawn of 6th edition; if only I could claim any credit for the conversion or painting but I can't. I saw him on eBay and loved him. I was prepared to pay silly money for him but luckily didn't have to.

Belch and the other characters have now been posted as the first additions to my Chaos Mortals photo page.