Friday, 6 January 2012

Army list for a change

Thing's have mostly been about painting so far but I thought I would try an army list to keep things interesting. This list is one I have put together for the Yorkshire Open - York Heats at the local club York Garrison It's 2000pts and a bit smaller than the usual 2400pts I play so I found it hard to make decisions. I will say now this is a list based on what I like to play and how I like to play and although I'm getting more competitive this is not an all out list.


Prince w/ Bow Of Seafarer and a few other bits (don't want to give everything away just yet)

Now the decision behind this is first I need to have a painted model and I'm yet to convert my IOB Griffon Prince to an Eagle Prince so can't take that. Second is I like the Prince model with the Bow and third is I found it hard to get a Bolt Thrower in the points so this worked out cheaper and more accurate.

L3 Archmage w/ High magic

This was an easy decision would like to take a L4 but really wanted to keep my main units the same size as I find any smaller is much less effective. I know I should take Shadow but I just like High Magic.


Nobel BSB w/ good armour and ward
L2 Mage w/ Life magic and silver wand


32 Sea Guard

Love my Sea Guard and I'm even thinking of making this unit bigger, the ability to volly your enemy and then get all the spear attacks has always work well, this unit is usually Man (Elves) of the match.

10 Arches

Special & Rare

20 Sword Masters (no brainer if nothing else it gets the other player back up)
5 Ellyrian Reavers (again love these guys)

So that's it with a few surprises in as well. I'm going to see if I can get a few games with this is will chop and change a few bit's I'm sure. This also sets a new mission in painting. Most of the big Units just need basing and touching up. Arches need painting, chariot is getting there. Lords are getting there as is BSB but I need to buy a High Elf Mage for my L2 spot and that's it.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


So my Christmas mission failed but have I've been playing catch up a bit. Above is where I'm at. I've made a decision for the white wood, for quickness I've done Caltan Brown with a layer off Snakebite then quite a thick layer of Bleached Bone. It looks a bit messy but it's been quick and although not a bright white finish it does make sense as painted wood to have a creamy white. I may have to go back and redo the spears for my Sea Guard.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Christmas Holiday Mission

So I thought I would set myself a task to get my army painted sooner, before I go back to work I must have a basic painted chariot. It's now the 30th and this is how far I've got:

Luckily I'm off until the 3rd January so here's hoping. So far I have base coats on most the white fabric (Astronomican Grey) the armour painted, horses have a coat of Calthan Brown. The other thing is some the wood with an undercoat of Khemri Brown however I have decided to change direction here. I haven't been sure if I wanted a raw wood effect of one that was white but now I think I'm going for Beached bone as the top colour. I'm going to start with Calthan brown as the foundation and then might see how jumping straight to Bleached bone works. I have to keep reminding myself although I want these models to look great I also want to get them on the table painted so think I need to cut out some steps here and there.

Of for now, unfortunately I have many other missions to complete.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

More painted miniatures

Here are a few more of my painted miniatures, first off is my Mage. This was a bit rushed but I certainly learnt some new painting skill to use elsewhere. One thing I do regret is the white which needed to be done in a few more thin layers.

I'm really happy with the green cloth in this one and the swirling magic orb came out really well. I think with this model I was a bit braver and also pushed myself to be less picky and just get it finished.

Next is the example of a just under basic Reaver, I completely made up the horse colours but that ended up being about 7 different layers. I'm happy with the results but might follow a simpler method next time I paint a horse. You can't tell from this picture but I think the green scheme work best on these models. In fact it was the Reaver's and Scouts that made me pick green and more of an advance army feel.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

So almost a year

Right so I've been playing almost a year and this is where I'm at. You can see how my green colour scheme is coming on at what different units are going to look like. I have a lot of models at what I call basic painting point by which I mean they have all the colours on and some basic detail but not all the washes and highlights. The plan is to get everything to a basic standard so they look good when fighting and then finish them off as I go.

This is a Sword Master example, I have 21 of these painted to a basic standard and 10 finished.

Sea Guard have 10 fully painted and another 24 nearly at basic standard (just need to paint gold)

This is the Bolt Thrower, the machine is finished but the Elf's need a few final details.

So that's some basic's of my army, more to follow later.

Two day challenge

So the big monster hunt was last night and fun was had. As for paintings despite a few life bits getting in the way (christmas shopping) I thought I done quite well. Here are the results:

The Great Taurus is left needing some more highlights and all the horns etc.. need finishing off.

This is to be my BSB but was a Prince for last nights game, lot's to do here but the main colour scheme is on. His set up for the night was Prince with Foe Bane (wound on 2+, 25) Armour of Caledor (2+ Armour see Flaming, 25) Talismen of Endurance ( 5+ Ward,30)

The second was set up with Heavy Armour, Great Weapon, Dragon Helm (+1 Armour, 10) Bow Of Seafarer (Bolt,60) Guardian Phoenix (5+ ward,25) and got painted to here:

Although both performed ok I only killed one Stegadon but the main reason was bad rolling. Prime example is with 8 rolls getting 6 - 1's now that's bad luck. Anyway here is a picture from the battle:

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Where I'm at with my painting Challenge

So things are going ok, better than I thought however I don't think I will get to 100% of my target. Here is where I'm at with two hours to go:

Them Elves need a lot of paint but on the upside happy with the Great Taurus even got some basic basing down.

Will do where I got to pic tomorrow morning.