Monday, July 13, 2015

Warband of Lavisicious Champion of Slaanesh

Helga took another deep breath. She had already lost a leg. It had been an excruciatingly delightful pain as promised, but now it just throbbed subtly. She had been amply compensated by her arms that were pleasingly long and powerful! And her tail was slinky and soft, just what she wanted. Perhaps one day she'd be able to control it.

But already the next phase of her transformation was underway.

The Chaos Dwarf Wizard had only just joined her warband. She thought him funny looking, but he just looked on inquisitively as Helga began polymorphing once again. The world seemed to swirl about her, whilst the itching intensified around her chin and nostrils... perhaps she would be transformed into an image of her loyal fighting ratmen!

Lavisicious the dwarf looked on as Helga transformed faster and faster. Huge white ears popped from her head, beady pink eyes glowed as white hair grew unnaturally fast. Whiskers and teeth finished off her transformation. Suddenly Helga the fearsome champion had been transformed into a dull witted, white rabbit! She ambled about eating grass and dandelion leaves. It was time for Lavisicious to take command.

"Follow me" he growled. The skaven scampered after him. The monstrosity that was Helga half followed, half stumbled after them.

A small party of pathetic humans had joined the warband by the time they spied the forces of Nurgle across the clearing. The humans had all passed the perversion tests easily, but now it was time to test their mettle against the slimey pus covered beastman, that stood between Lavisicious and immortality...

The warband of Lavisicious and their great patron, the Keeper of Secrets...

Helga the Chaos Spawn


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lavisicious, the RoC Chaos Dwarf Champion

Well I went all out finishing of the sculpting of my champion this afternoon; and spent this evening painting him! I've never been so productive!

I thought it would be fun to compare the original figure, with what I've done to him. So here is the original from Reaper:

I had originally wanted to convert an old citadel dwarf but I didn't trust my sculpting ability enough to chop off the head of a decent old skool mini! That's why I used a reaper dwarf, however, he is quite a bit bigger than normal dwarves. But as a Chaos Champion he is allowed a 25mm base.

My sculpting obviously isn't that good, because I thought I was sculpting him going Shhh!, however my wife's immediate response was why is he sniffing his finger! Well those Slaanesh types...

His paint scheme is hopefully in line with my Keeper of Secrets Demon...

My decks are cleared for Helga the Chaos Spawn... Not sure whether to create an armature from scratch.

A Realm of Chaos Warband...

I've spent an evening this week working out a Realm of Chaos warband and its been really fun! Im hopefully going to play this against Bane from the oldhammer forums. I read somewhere on the internet about rolling for 2 chaos attributes for the champion. So that is what I have done. I've tried to ensure that one is positive and the other negative or merely cosmetic.

So I was rolling for my Champion (a female human wizard), and her first attribute was Uncontrollable Flatulence (positive!?) which sounds fine but not particularly Slaanesh, anyway the 2nd chaos attribute came up as Chaos Spawn! Doh! So I then has to roll for another 5 attributes! Normally that would be the end of the champion, but I read that Chaos Spawn can become followers for other Chaos Champions. So I thought she could become the first 'retinue' member for a new chaos champion? i.e. I'd have to roll for a new champion and use the spawn as one of its retinue.

So this is a quick run down of my new Slaanesh warband...

Laviscious - Level 5 Chaos Dwarf Wizard – Champion of Slaanesh
M WS BS S T W I A Ld Int Cl WP Fear
3 5 3 4 4 1 2 2 9 8+1 10+1 10+1 2
Hand Weapon, Crossbow (Ranged Attack Str 4), 2 equipment points (not spent these hoping I can store these until the warband gets bigger and then can more equipment!?)
• Power Level 3d6 divided by 2 (Chaos Dwarf)
• 3x 1st level spells

Chaos Gift
• Mark of Slaanesh (+1 Will Power) (not sure if it becomes 10+2 because WP is already 10+1?)

Chaos Attributes
• Bestial Face (Goat Face, +1 Gore Attack)
• Bestial Face (Face of Chaos Patron - Bull) replaces above for aesthetics, but no effect.

• Helga The Spawn
• 2d4 Skaven (d6-4 Unit attributes)  - They got 2 attributes unit dominant attributes: Weapon Master and Obesity! (+1 WS and Movement of only 2"!)
• D6 Human Runaways

Helga - Spawn of Slaanesh
M WS BS S T W I A Ld Int Cl WP Fear
8 (1) 3 3 6 4 2 1 1 7 8+1 8+1 9+1 3
Hand Weapon, Horse (M8, +1 Save), Bow (Ranged Attack Str 3), Stupidity
Chaos Gift
• Mark of Slaanesh (+1 Will Power)

Chaos Attributes
• Uncontrollable Flatulence
• Chaos Spawn (Stupidity)
o Tail (no effect)
o Limb Loss (One leg lost)
o Overgrown Body Part (arms ‘x4’ size)
o Bestial Face – Rabbit (no effect)
o Cloven Hooves (no effect)

Anyway I thought I would have a go at sculpting up the Chaos champion first. A wizardy Chaos Dwarf with Head of Patron (Bulls head ala Keeper of Secrets). He's supposed to be going Shhhh! - as in he's trying to keep someone from telling his naughty secret!

He is based on a reaper dwarf who was drinking beer. I've cut the old head away and kind of formed a new Bulls head. I still have to finish off his eyes and bulk out his head a little and give him a sword or axe and a crossbow slung over his back.

Once I've finished him off I can have a go at Helga the Spawn with overgrown arms!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My first Citadel Undead Samurai paintjobs

A quick update for two undead samurai test pieces that I painted up last night. I am looking for guidance and inspiration on better colour schemes for samurai as these guys look a bit plain. I'd love to try some flower petal designs on their robes, but the number and depths of folds make it a very daunting task for me...

Friday, June 05, 2015

Citadel Undead Screaming Skull Throwers

Do two skull throwers count as a unit? If so, I have painted another unit for my undead army! They only got a fairly quick and dirty paint job, but good enough for some undead skeletons. In the last 2 weeks I've painted over a 1,000pts of undead! (but 800pts was for 10 mummies!!!)

I also been busy with the next 2 skeletal units undercoated with some base colours, so hopefully they wont take long to appear too!

Next up is a characterful shaggy Ogre! I found him difficult to paint up colourfully, because of all the hair and flesh, but I tried to make the mushrooms pop. I added some on his base to match the ones that are sculpted growing on his back!

Once again - Anyone recognise who makes him? He was a random purchase at Salute. After reading Goblin Lees blog, I recall he comes from Warploque Miniatures. Anyway in my mind he goes really well with the Midnight Workshop Orcs from Artizan Miniatures...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Citadel Undead Plague Cart

I painted up a Undead Plague cart for my undead army. Its pretty much a bog standard paint job, nothing complicated, but the figure has its own impact, so it doesnt need much!

I also finished off my other four orcs from Artizan Miniatures - Midnight Workshop range. I do like this range of figures and they lend themselves to more fantastical colour scheme (I like to think that Orcs see in black and white Darkvision, so they dont realise how bright their clothing actually is!). Painting these guys have also given me the opportunity to really be playful with some of the colours from Foundry Paint System, which Im also liking alot!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Risen From the Dead

How appropriate. This blog has been a bit quiet of late. But as the saying goes "Its not dead... Its just sleeping..."  ;)

These fellows are definitely dead though. I've been painting up a few units for my Warhammer 3rd edition Undead army. I didn't have any mummies, and the prices on ebay for citadel lead were well, quite frankly just silly!

Therefore I decided to have a look around. I found and bought this unit of 10 Oldhammer-esque mummies and painted them up in a jiffy...

I'm almost finished with a couple of skull chuckers so hopefully I can update my Undead army shot soon...

Next up are some Orcsies, If anyone recognises who produces these please leave a message! I cant for the life of me remember where I got these guys from. But I do like their style and I experimented on the bases and painted them up with some colourful shrooms, using some Foundry paints that I picked up at Salute. The Foundry paints are really rather good.

The next four orcs are almost complete and I shall probably be using this set as my default D&D 'stand in' goblinoid bad guys, as they could be goblins, orcs, hobgoblins...

Well I hope the pics have come out ok. Its been a long time since I had some painted figures to take pictures off, I had kind of forgotten how to use my camera! These pictures are using my laptop screen as a backdrop.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Enforced Free Time

So last week I was let go. Again.

I therefore have a hopefully short time span of enforced free time. I'm wondering what I should do with myself. I hear orcs are popular this time of year, but I dont know if I've missed the boat...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My First Game of Oldhammer for 20 years...

So the preview has shown you dear reader, that an aspiration of this blog has finally been met. GoblinLee and myself and our respective forces, faced off against each other across my new game boards.

I wanted my battle force to be a typical Elven army with all the archetypal troop types. The purpose of the battle was to relearn the warhammer 3rd edition rules, and have some fun reliving our childhoods - Not to win at all costs by using only the most effective armylist...

So therefore in preparation for divulging the full blow by blow account of the battle, I provide the army list of the Starlight Starbright Warhost! (Starlight Starbright being one of my D&D characters).

5000 Pts - Wood Elves Roster - StarLight StarBright Elven Warhost

1 Wood Elf Sylvan Chieftain, 261 pts (General; Level 20 Hero; Shield; Light Armour; Barding; Hand Weapon; Lance; Magic Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Magical Attacks; Agile),
1 Spell Shield (Magic Armour Ability), 1 Arcane Arrow (Magic Missile Ability; One Shot Missile),
1 Degeneration Strike (Magic Weapon Ability), 1 Warhorse (Riding Animals)

1 Wood Elf Greenfey, 320 pts (Level 20 Wizard; Barding; Hand Weapon)
1 Protective Runes or Symbols (Magic Armour Ability), 1 Scroll, 1 Horse (Fear Fire; Riding Animals)

10 Elven Lords, 390 pts (Wood Elves; Shield; Light Armour; Barding; Hand Weapon; Lance; +1 Shock Elites; Agile)
10 Warhorse (Riding Animals)

15 Archers, 165 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Skirmishers; Agile)

15 Archers, 165 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Skirmishers; Agile)

15 Archers, 165 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Agile)

1 Treemen, 280 pts (Causes Fear; Flammable; Hate Goblinoids)

1 Treemen, 280 pts (Causes Fear; Flammable; Hate Goblinoids)

1 Wain Lords, 148 pts (Scythed Wheels; Heavy Chariot; Large Targets)
4 Warhorse (Riding Animals)
4 Wood Elf Crew (Wood Elves; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Chariot Crew; Agile)

1 Wain Lords, 148 pts (Scythed Wheels; Heavy Chariot; Large Targets)
4 Warhorse (Riding Animals)
4 Wood Elf Crew (Wood Elves; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Chariot Crew; Agile)

1 Wood Elf Wood Lord (Wood Elves; Level 15 Hero; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Agile), 1 Hail of Doom (Magic Missile Ability; One Shot Missile)
1 Wood Elf Sylphseer, 203 pts (Level 15 Wizard; Hand Weapon)
1 Wood Elf Guardian, 89 pts (Wood Elves; Level 10 Hero; Hand Weapon; Extra Hand Weapon; Extra Attack; Agile)
19 Lord's Bowmen, 524 pts (Wood Elves; Musician mus; Standard Bearer std; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; +1 Missile Elite; Agile)
1 Battlecall (Magic Instrument Ability)
1 War Banner (Magic Standard Ability)

10 Wardancers, 220 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; 2 Handed Weapon; Scouts; Wardancers; Agile)

10 Wardancers, 200 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Scouts; Wardancers; Agile)

1 Wood Elf Glade Watcher (Wood Elves; Level 5 Hero; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Agile)
25 Warrior Kinbands, 363 pts (Wood Elves; Standard Bearer std; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Spear; Agile)

1 Wood Elf Glade Watcher (Wood Elves; Level 5 Hero; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Agile)
27 Warrior Kinbands, 384 pts (Wood Elves; Standard Bearer std; Shield; Light Armour; Hand Weapon; Agile)
1 War Banner (Magic Standard Ability)

10 Wood Riders, 260 pts (Wood Elves; Shield; Hand Weapon; Spear; Lornalim Long Bow; Skirmishers; Agile)
10 Horse (Fear Fire; Riding Animals)

10 Glade Runners, 160 pts (Wood Elves; Hand Weapon; Lornalim Long Bow; Scouts; Agile)

1 Zoat Wizard Ally Commander [AZ], 275 pts (Ally Commander; Zoats; Level 15 Wizard; Hand Weapon; Scaly Skin; Allies)

Composition Report:
Troops: 72% (>=33% - Unlimited)
Characters: 23% (0 - <=50%)
Allies: 6% (0 - <=33%)
Hosts: 0% (0 - <=25%)

 So any comments on the army list? How would you have chosen differently?