Sunday 28 February 2016

A Veritable Khorne-ucopia...

Phew - finally finished all my Khorne stuff and boy am I glad to set aside the red and gold paint!

The followers of Khorne comprise the largest contingent in my Chaos army, mainly due to the vagaries of ebay and what survived from my old childhood collection. Thankfully I never did sell of the four Greater Daemons I bought on a whim - still remember filling in and cutting out the order form from White Dwarf magazine!

So here's the Khorne part of the army in full - as you can see it's based around three Greater Daemons as per the 2nd ed rules - more on them later.

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Brought to Bay

Another quickie today and something else from the "archives" or rather stuff I never got round to photographing and forgot to post...

Before all this Horus Heresy stuff got me interested, I had visions of recreating another campaign involving Marine against Brother Marine - the Badab War. Some of you may remember the Tactical and Land Raider Companies of the Executioner Chapter that I posted some time ago - which reminds me that I never posted pics of the Thunderhawk Gunships I painted up in Executioner livery either!

Well as part of that (abortive - for now) project, I painted up my lone (at the time) Warlord Titan as one of the fighting machines of the Legio Crucius - the only Titan Legion to take part in the war as far as I could ascertain.

We'll have to see whether I ever get round to revisiting the Badab War - it is a setting that I found really interesting. Civil War without necessarily having anything much to do with the usual insinuations of Chaos.

I'm not sure what part the Legio Crucius took in the Horus Heresy, but here we see a Warlord rounding on its pursuers - four Warhounds of the Deaths Heads Legion! I can't take any credit for painting the Warhounds other than a quick ink wash over the existing paint job they came with.

Two will be getting resprays at some point so that I can even out the Titan forces across the three Loyalist and three Traitor Legions I'm planning on painting up for the Adeptus Titanicus game I'm planning for BOYL 2016.

You might notice the Vulcan Megabolter, fetching in white and gold trim, that the Warlord is sporting - I was a short of one Titan weapon so it got bolted on despite the fact that this weapon is more often seen on Reavers and Warhounds.

Friday 19 February 2016

Back once again with the ill behaviour...

Where would the Heresy be without any renegades? Well to redress the balance I have the beginning of my Chaos horde to share with you this evening.

Wednesday 17 February 2016


"An' as their firin' dies away, the 'usky whisper runs
From lips that 'aven't drunk all day: "The Guns! Thank Gawd, the Guns!"

Rudyard Kipling

And so might any Guardsmen echo this sentiment in the far flung future of the 41st Milennium, such is the importance of the artillery to the Imperial Guard.

Thursday 11 February 2016

Sad News

Having spent a few days away from the internet I have just logged on and discovered some very sad news that you may have already have heard - Wayne England has passed away. Many condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

There are already a number of fitting tributes concerning his amazing work and from personal friends which just go to show the deep respect and affection he commanded.

Tank Goodness!

What would be an Imperial Guard army without the tanks?

Sadly bereft I (and many other tread heads) would say I'm sure.

Saturday 6 February 2016

Ah, yes, mere Infantry. Poor beggars...

More Epic stuff I painted ages ago and never got round to photographing today.

This time it's the turn of my Imperial Guard and in particular the Infantry. The downtrodden, underfed, underpaid grunts whose main job it seems is to die in the mud...

Friday 5 February 2016

Watch out for Snakes!

Any of you Misties out there should get the title of this post ;)

Anyhow we're not talking about MST3K today, despite the exciting news (if you hadn't heard already) that the Kickstarter to bring it back to our screens was a massive success!

Today we're talking Orks of the Snakebite variety. Fiercely traditional and suspicious of new fangled teknology and gubbins, these Orks like to get up close and personal with the enemy so they can introduce them to the finer points of Snakebite Kulture.

Love this illustration by Adrian Smith!

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Wolves in Spaceeee!

Right! As promised - some painted Space Wolves!

This marks the start of a rather big small project - Epic scale Heresy of the Horus variety!
I've got the 6mm bug bad since I tracked copies of Adeptus Titanicus, Space Marine 1st ed and a second copy of Space Marine 2nd ed to add to the one I played the hell out of as a lad. 

As I am now the proud owner of literally hundreds of little Space Marines and seventeen Warlord Titans, I figured I was well placed to recreate and fight some of the battles of the Horus Heresy and the Loyalist's counter offensive - the Great Scouring.