Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ruin

I started playing Warmachine/Hordes in 2008. My first army was Skorne (back in MK1, when they had no way to deal with forests :D), then started collecting Trollbloods as well. Later I sold Skorne and started Everblight. However, I also liked the look of the Khador models and actually started collecting them at some point, but ultimately decided that 3 armies was too much. So, I stuck with Trolls and Legion (Trolls become my favourite faction), for several years, until I finally decided to sell my Legion and collect a small WM army. This way, I can have one army for each system (Trollbloods being my primary faction). Of course, I went with Khador. I wanted to keep the army faily small and focus on the specific list of models in the same time. Winter guard, Ulahns or Pikemen were not really my cup of tea - I wanted big, fat infantry and warjacks, as well as warcaster that cann support that style of play. Man-O-War models were exactly what I was looking for (and I really liked how they looked). As for warcasters, I started with Butcher 1 and 3, but I will definitely add either Vlad or Irusk in the future. The lists I made were not particularly competitive, but I really enjoyed playing tem (and I liked the look of the models). One of the thigs I like about Khador are their warjacks - and my favourite Khaodr warjack is Ruin. Here are the pictures of this big, mean, killing machine (I bought the model long ago, but finished the paintjob only recently):






 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Mountain King

Besides Warhammer, I am also playing other miniature games - Warmachine and Infinity. I have two Warmachine armies: Trollbloods and Khador. I think that Trollbloods are probably the best looking army that Privateer Press has ever created. One of the coolest models in my collection is the Mountain King - one of the two Trollblood gargantuans. I had lots of fun painting this model, so here you can see how this big bad guy turned out:







Sunday, September 4, 2016

White Dwarf & Putrid Blightkings

This week I'm visiting my company's offices in London. Since I had some free time, I decided to find some stores that sell miniatures. Since I have never visited any official GW store, I decided to visit Warhammer Tottenham Court Road. The store itself is great and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I bought the new White Dwarf (with the free Slaughterpriest mini, yay!) and a box of Putrid Blightkings.



The new White Dwarf is pretty good. This issue reminds me (a lot) of the issues that I read during the late 90s - the same issues that made me fall in love with Warhammer and miniature wargaming in general. I really like "The Tale of Four Warlords" and the battle report (and there's a lot of other  interesting articles in this issue).

I was looking for Putrid Blightkings for some time - I think they are going to be great in our Regiments of Renown or Warbands games (and they can be used for Mordheim as well). And of course, the minis are fantastic and they are going to be very fun to paint. I have some ideas for a Regiment involving some Beastmen and one Blightking - can't wait to assemble the models and start playing.

However, the real gem was "The End Times: Glottkin" book I stumbled upon by pure luck. It was on offer in Dark Sphere store for 15 GBP and I bought it immediately. I was looking for these books for some time, because I want to collect the End Times storyline (and the artwork is great as well). I also like the  Legions of Chaos rules presented in the book - there are some really cool ideas I might try to add to our RoR rules, or make a few RoR scenarios based on events described in these books.