Saturday 28 December 2013

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

Rule Book front cover
The existence of a science fiction table top game in development by Games Workshop was made known through Citadel Journal in 1986 and Rogue Trader was officially released at Games Workshop's annual Games Day event in October 1987. Created by Rick Priestly, The game was sub-titled Warhammer 40,000 in order to clearly differentiate it from 2000 AD's Rogue Trooper comic series. The game featured rules that were closely modelled on those of its older fantasy counterpart, Warhammer Fantasy Battle. The majority of the book was written by Rick Priestley who was also responsible for WFB.

The gameplay of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader differs from its main modern-day descendant (Warhammer 40,000), in that it was heavily role-play-oriented, with great detail placed on weaponry and vehicles and the inclusion of a third player (the Game Master) in battles, a role not too different from the Dungeon Master of Dungeons and Dragons. Rogue Trader game introduced some races that were later removed from the Warhammer 40,000 setting, such as Squats (Warhammer dwarfs in space), Zoats (also present in Warhammer Fantasy Battle) and the Space Slann (a humanoid frog-like race).

Thursday 26 December 2013

Legion of the Damned: Sergeant Centurius WIP

I hope everyone had a great Festive Holiday and you received plenty of old lead to keep yourself happy for awhile.

Since my Wife has to work Xmas (Shes a Lead Carer in a Care Home) I got a fair bit of painting done including Mr. Centurius and a Ork RT bike (Yet to take pictures).

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Merry Leadmas! & 20k Blog Views!

I'd like to wish all the OoaB Readers a happy Leadmas and that they all get many toys they've wanted, or at the very least some trade fodder hehe (I know Wife's/partners mean well but they don't always get it right eh?).

Monday 23 December 2013

Ork Freebooters

So after months of being put on the back burner I've finished my Freebooter Mob along with a Renegade Mek.

Renegade Mek, Kaptain, Boy 

Thursday 19 December 2013

Copplestone Scavengers + Friends

So today I have yet more Necromunda for your enjoyment, this time in the form of some Copplestone Castings Scavs and their friends.

3 Copplestone Castings Savages
Scaly, came from Ebay missing partsso a little conversion work

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Warpstone Magazine Issue 25

So as the regular readers of my Blog know I'm a Fimir lover (Wait that sounds plan wrong), So for those who also are a fan of Fimir I'd recommend reading issue 25 of the Warpstone Magazine. Which can be ordered here:

Warpstone Issue 25 Cover

Issue 25
Reviews (Sigmar’s Heirs, Plundered Vaults, Old World Bestiary, Denizens of the Empire)
Fragments – the latest news and reviews
The Fimir: Ruinous Inheritance – So good, we gave it a cover of its own. The rest of the issue is dedicated to one of the most popular of WFRP creatures.
Contents & Introduction
Ruinous Inheritance 
A Fimir Bestiary 
Fimir for WFRP1 – Supporting material and stats for WFRP1
Fimir for WFB6 – Fimir army list for WFB6.
Fimir – The Art
Legion 6 – A few things that we couldn’t fit in the main article.

Saturday 14 December 2013

Plants Vs Zombies PC Game

So while I don't play many PC games and I have spent many a hour playing Plants Vs Zombies in the last few days. Sadly this has effected my painting time but oh well its a nice change of pace.

Plants and zombies aren't exactly what you'd call natural enemies, given the latter's single-minded hunger for brains and the former's complete lack thereof. Despite being brainless, plants apparently appreciate the hand that waters them, so when zombie hordes come to eat your brains, it's Plants Vs. Zombies. To protect your own grey matter, you create defensive fortifications around your house by cultivating a wide variety of cute, combat-ready plants to handle the goofy varieties of zombie attackers. Plants Vs. Zombies is solidly rooted in the tower defence genre, but it grows and branches in such a charming, accessible way that almost anyone can pick it up and have a lot of fun. The basic gameplay is pleasantly engaging, but it will take seasoned defenders a few hours before they can play legitimately challenging levels. Fortunately, Plants Vs. Zombies rolls out new units and environments at a good pace, and the minigames, puzzles, and Survival mode offer some clever and challenging diversions. It's a delightful game that is both addictive and accessible, and you'll never look at your garden the same way again.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Necromunda, yes that's right more Gang Banging! Ohh errr!

Yup more Necromunda fun in the Underhive, I'm addicted to Necromunda like a Ratskin to Wildsnake.

The first 5 Scavengers/Scavvies done, more EM4 Copplestone Sculpts.

Monday 9 December 2013

Reaper Bones Part 4: Jabberwock

So once again I'm trying to use another of the Reaper Bones range, this time the Jabberwock

Bones Jabberwock
The Jabberwock with eyes of evil (not included) comes smashing through the cold and damp swamp (also sold separately), comes in 5 separate parts. The parts are: right arm (the mini's right, not yours), 2 separate wings, the head, and the rest of the ugly bastard.

The ugly bastard (I shall call him Tim) is quite large, and all the separate parts fit remarkably easily with a tab and slot system (though glue is needed to secure them in place because they also slide apart remarkably easily).

When Tim arrived in the packet (From Miniature Heroes only 36 hours after I ordered it) the base along with Tim's legs was slightly warped.  A slight problem, easily fixable.

Sunday 8 December 2013

So I think the Wife is going to kill me...

Ever get that feeling when you realise just how much Wargames stuff you have ordered and you total up the price and you get that''Oh shit'' feeling?

Well I just did, let me just run you though my latest buys in the last 2 Days (Yup just 2 days):


Also coming with original box.
Need a Leader right?
Mislabled and missing a tail, but a true bargain
Rather cheap at £1.40
EM4 were sold out so Ebay to the rescue 

So that was my Ebay buys... not too bad eh? Well worse is too come and those are just the items I've won and that doesn't include the lots which hasn't ended yet. Now are the items I've bough from webstores..

Friday 6 December 2013

So I turn 30 tomorrow..

So I turn 30 tomorrow..

While it may make me feel like I'm this fella,

I know its not actually that bad, it's just made me think.. fuck I've done this hobby for 22 Years and must at one point or another done  every GW army/force/gang (And a fair number of non-GW toys).

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Another Milestone: 100 posts

So.. wow, 100th Blog post. What can I say it's a joy to run this Blog and seeing it grow day by day and watching a steady number of new readers/followers.

Sunday 1 December 2013

Combat Zone - EM4 Miniatures skirmish game

Combat Zone is a 25mm skirmish game set in the near future. At the end of the 20th century the governments promised that the Internet and World Wide Web would be made available to us all, it would be in every school, library and public building. Unfortunately this never happened. Society was split by those with computer skills and access to the information and those who didn't. Corporations familiar with the ways of the Net grew more powerful. They fed the populace with biased information, digitally remodelled pictures, everyone believed what they saw or read was true. Governments were brought down by scandal. Important ministers employed by the Corporations. The population turned to the only ones they could trust, the ones who provided them with jobs, housing, and leisure facilities, the Corporation. They built secure zones within the cities. The local police force were employed by the Corporations to police these zones. Those of no use to the Corps were left outside the Corporate walls to fend for themselves. They lived in a harsh, violent, and lawless society. The only people for them to turn to were those with money, and power. The Gang leaders, drug and arms dealers. They provided them with food and shelter, and an identity. They were part of a Gang, and they had a purpose. To protect their turf from raids from other gangs or attacks by the neighbouring Corps, who formed military units to eradicate the gangs. Life was lived in a Combat Zone, and there was no escape.

Saturday 30 November 2013

EM4 Miniatures Bikers and Scavenger

So after painting up the EM4 Savages I've fancied having a go at the Bikers and Scavenger ranges. Below is the first 4 WIP figures. The skin still needs the last wash/tidy and final highlight or 3 in the case of the lady.

I'll get better pictures taken when they are finished.

Friday 29 November 2013

Coming releases from Four A miniatures

A few new pieces to be released in the new year:

         Chaos Dwarves sculpted by John Pickford.

Thursday 28 November 2013

Friday 22 November 2013

The Swamp Ratz - Part 3

Arhh yup another glorious update, what can I say these paint themselves. Wonderful sculpts some of Mark Copplestone best.

The Swamp Ratz so far
Zan, Jason, Punk, BlackJoe

Thursday 21 November 2013

The Swamp Ratz - Part 2

Part 2 of my series about my new gang The Swamp Ratz.

The first 2 Gangers painted are Hex and Flamez:

Hex has a Chain, Laspitol & Flamez has a Hand Flamer and Lasgun

Wednesday 20 November 2013

The Swamp Ratz - Part 1

The Tribes of  The Swamp Ratz have lived within the Underhive for millennia and treat it as a living Deity much in the same way as their distant kin the Ratskin . They believe the Underhive is both generous in its bounty and merciless in its vengeance. They have little to do with the Hivers and are rarely encountered, preferring to steer clear of the heathens who desecrate their sacred hive by poisoning its sacred places.

Sunday 17 November 2013

15k hits and a little side project

So it's been 7 months since this Blog went live and we now hit 15k hits (With the last few months all getting 3k plus hits).

So I'd live to thank everyone for coming and reading the crap that I post at random every other day. So to say thank you I'm going to show you one of my next side projects:

Friday 15 November 2013

Inspiring Squats Part 2

Part 2 of the Inspiring Squat series. This time we focus on the wonderful Squat armies on the Squat Facebook Group. It's amazing how many themes the Squats fit into.

Guild Bikers by Rasmus

Monday 11 November 2013

The Pantheon of Chaos

The Four Great Powers of Chaos

The most powerful of the Chaos entities are those known as the Chaos Gods, also sometimes referred to as the "Dark Gods" or the "Ruinous Powers". These entities are described as being enormously powerful, and seeking to extend that power into the realm of mortals. They do this by attracting followers amongst mortals by promising power, wealth, immortality or whatever else the potential servant desires. The gods are typically capricious, selfish and vain, demanding absolute loyalty from their servants and rewarding deeds when they wish, in whatever ways they deem appropriate.

Friday 8 November 2013

Remember Havok?

Havok was a short-lived wargame created by Steve Baker and Bluebird Toys in 1997. It was designed as a cheaper alternative to Warhammer 40,000 and was aimed at a younger audience. The key defining feature of Havok miniatures was the use of soft, flexible plastic in production, the hand pre-painted, pre-assembled models, 35mm plastic bases and decorative sticker for the models and bases, which meant that additional paints and glue was not necessary.
Havok shared many themes with Warhammer 40,000 , including the Space-Marine-like Karn Empire, the Nexus Rebellion- who looked like Imperial Guard- and the Pteravore, whose main unit was almost identical to Tyranid Genestealers. The Karn and Nexus "Battleforms" are also not dissimilar to Space Marine Dreadnoughts.

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Saturday 2 November 2013

Inspiring Squats Part 1

Those following my Blog will know when building a new force I'd like to research the armies which came before and therefore inspiring my own.

So today I'd like to show some armies in this case Squats (Chaos or otherwise) which has inspired my own force of Chaotic mutated Dorfs.

Thursday 31 October 2013

Reaper Bones Part 2

So I finally got my Bones order from Miniature Heros after a mistake on their part which was admitted too and fixed straight away.

Thursday 24 October 2013

Instant Mold the trials..

So the other day I picked up some Instant Mold and Milliput (you can read about it HERE) and spent the last 2 days playing around.

So what have I learnt?

Monday 21 October 2013

Happy 6 Months Old!

So this Blog is now 6 months old, so Happy Half Birthday! (Feel free to send presents heh)

Of course there's cake..

Come to Chaos.. We have cake!

Saturday 19 October 2013

Kaleb Daark - "Dreadaxe thirsts for you!"

Origins and Comics

The concept of the Chaos God "Malal" was created by comics writers John Wagner and Alan Grant along with Malal's champion, Kaleb Daark, for the Warhammer Fantasy world in the Citadel Miniatures Compendium and Journals. In the comic strip adventure Kaleb Daark's mission allied him temporarily with the forces of good. He fights at the siege of Praag and confronts the followers of the Chaos God Khorne, and also finds himself at odds with the Skaven. Less mutated than other followers of Chaos, he is equipped with his soul-drinking daemon axe Dreadaxe with its pterodactyl-like head on a shaft of bone. His shield was shaped in the form of Malal's skull symbol, his armor was all-black with white details and his steed was a black mutant horse. Kaleb himself appeared pale, as the contact with Malal supposedly drained him of energy. His battle cry was "Dreadaxe thirsts for you!"

Tuesday 15 October 2013

A new project

Well it's that time again.. a new project, this time it's Chaos Squats. I've been promising myself a Chaos Squat army since I was 14 and sold of my Squats to buy the new  SoB that got released (Which then got sold to buy something else in the years hehe). Now as my 30th birthday is only 6/7 weeks away I though it was prime time to start.

So I'm after any and all Chaos Squats and a large chunk of Squats.

My trade list is here:

Chico's trade fodder

Many thanks

10k hits, Hook Horrors and Malal

Wooo so yesterday this Blog hit 10k views.. that's 5k views in 6 weeks not bad for a little Ol' Blog like mine. Not to mention 41 Minions :)

Anyway a follow up post to yesterdays ''Malal Lives'' post i bring forth the Malal Beast The Hook Horror:

Malal Beast: Hook Horror concept art

Hook Horror from CPModels

You can buy the Hook Horror here: CPModels  for a bargin price of £4. It's scultped by a fellow Oldhammerer so lets support him.

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