Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I guess this was actually something I got started on last winter, but became a side project. Something to paint and occasionally play with the kids. Suddenly there is interest in it from the rest of the friends I game with. My rag tag band will be joined by 4 more armies shortly, and I've picked up the pace on painting mine.
I've got Fletcher's army, about 35 points of Menoth.
Morgan's army, about 35 points of Khador
My army, about 20 points of mercenaries
Some Cygnar. OK, a lot of Cygnar thanks to ebay and the FLGS consignment case.
They are going to be up against some more Cygnar, some pirate mercenaries, and two as yet undecided armies.
We've had a few games, so far I'm 2:2 on win loss, but most importantly this has been a big help to learning the rules. I've won with Khador (against Cygnar), won with Menoth (against Khador) and lost twice with my mercenaries (against Cygnar both times). Last nights second game was a lot of fun and pretty close. I was busy destroying his army, and probably would have had him knocked out in one more turn as all he had left with three troops and a crippled jack. He'd managed to injure my warcast earlier though with a lucky shot from his Defender warjack. He pulled off a flank with his warcaster and managed to get a shot on mine. Coupled with the earlier damage it was enough to drop him.
I think we'll be mixing in quite a bit more Warmachine in the future. Now I have a better understanding of the rules I'd like to get my kids back playing it (rather than just playing with the minis) as well.
Monday, August 1, 2011
OK, I'm new to the world of the airbrushing and still working on perfecting parts of my technique. I've tried a few vehicles and the whole hairspray/salt thang. I had a bunch of Warmachine troops that I'd wanted to get started on having picked them up used and depainted them quite a while ago. The family was off camping so when I got home from work I set up for an airbrushing session. Got The Overlords (.co.uk) playing on my computer and off I went. 3 hours and 5 minutes later I had painted...
12 dreadnought weapons
1 heavy warjack
2 light warjacks
3 Khador Man-o-wars
6 Arcane Tempest Gun Mages
18 Long gunners
1 Widowmaker Marksman
OK, none of those are finished, I can't do detail, but these are all primed, base coated and then a highlight coat. 42 troops, 6 jack size things, and 25 bits. Not bad.
Oh yeah and halfway done on a Spitfire MkVb.
Pretty damn good for a bit over 3 hours. Would have taken weeks otherwise.