Sunday 31 December 2017

End of the year eh?

So what a shitty year 2017 has been for the Chico Household. Losing 2 jobs, Illness and Hospital visits.

Though it has been a great year for your favourite Blog of Vice and Dice.

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Hükk Bounty Hunter Mercenary

Welcome back to dank dark underweb of my pit, hope you had a good holiday and got to stuff many a turkey.

So this year like most my other half was working thoughout so I left alone for hours on end.. So whats a Chico too do?

Yuppers, you guessed it: look at por... I mean paint, honest.

First to be finished is Hükk Bounty Hunter Mercenary and his wee pets.

Friday 22 December 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Ghar Rebels Pt.4: Army Shot

Welcome denizens of the underwebs to the Den of Vice and Dice.

Been awhile seen I've done a update post on my Rebel Ghar as after burning out trying to get them painted for the Warlord HQ Bootcamp Event last September and failing I was burnt out.

Now the urge has come back to finish them despite a few hiccups (I went to Dark Sphere in London with the plan to buy a few Ghar bits, I ended up walking out with a the start of a new 40k army instead.. Feck).

This is everything currently finished, I still have some more stuff to paint (And buy) including a Hukk Bounty Hunter and Pets and some more cannon fodder.

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Herts Shard Demo Game

So tonight I had the opportunity to run a Demo game of Gates at Watford Wargames Club.

Rather than being somewhat sensible and making 2 lists (I hate list making) I grabbed what looked like the most interest units which would give a good overview of the rules.

Cookie Monster is my opponent.

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Warhammer 40k: Crimson Sons Warband

The Crimson Sons are a warband of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to the Chaos God Tzeentch that was originally formed by members of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion. 
The Crimson Sons warband was exiled by its Primarch Magnus the Red for aiding in the casting of the disastrous sorcerous ritual known as the Rubric of Ahriman. 
Despite this exile, the warband paid tribute to the Crimson King, their Primarch Magnus the Red, with their name and also by colouring their Power Armour a deep red.

Wow it's been awhile eh? 

Have I been busy?

 Nope, I just had a complete lack of hobby mojo and the bits I have finished being a smattering of Renegade Guardsmen.

Still yesterday I did have a hobby surge when I fancied trying out a new basing style I spotted on Miniwargaming Youtube channel... Cork.

Now I fecking hate basing, hate it and of late I have gone for resin bases to negate the problem but adds extra expence and added time waiting for them to be delivered unless you have a stock of them.

So I needed something to base and a quick rummage in my ''One day I'll paint these'' draw and I turned up 5 Thousand Son Marines from the end of the RT days and early 2nd Ed 40k.

Sunday 12 November 2017

Boom Town Metals - 15mm Warp Renegades Released.

Welcome boys and girls, just a wee post to inform you all that Boom Town Metals have released a range of 15mm Warp Renegades which is inspired by the classic RT Chaos feel.

I have too say these are fun little sculpts and I can't wait to get a set or 2 in my grubby hands.

You may remember that they also done the Cyberpunk Orcs that I painted up a few years ago back when the company was know as a Study in Green.

Saturday 11 November 2017

Oldhammer meets Kings of War - Twilight Kin Pt.3

Welcome deviants of the Lead Realm to your favourite Den of Vice and Dice.

It's been a few weeks since my last Blog post and that's just due to the weather getting and I use the scientific term here ''Fecking Cold'' and my hands not wanting to do what they'll told.

But I have managed to get a couple of games of 40k in with my Traitor Guard and painted a few more bits for my Twilight Kin.

I don't know about you feckers but I enjoy a Army shot when people are doing WIP Blogs just to show you how things are coming along so today's post is just that.

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Herts Shard Meet Up No.3

Last night, 4 of us (Myself, Simon, Martin & Neil) from the Beyond the Gates of Antares - Herts Shard got together for a large 2v2 game. 

Allied Boromites and Concord Vs the Axis.. ahem sorry AI. 

Each Building was a objective you had to take and hold. 5 buildings spread across a 12by4 table forming the Ruins of Jungla del arco iris.

No write up just a collection of random pictures from the game.

And for those interested in ended in a draw due to running out of time.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Oldhammer meets Kings of War - Twilight Kin Pt.2

Welcome boys and girls to the Den of Vice and Dice. mind your footing  though as someone forgot to put away the whips and chains.

So despite my Mother and Aunt being up from Devon taking up alot of my free time I've still managed a small amount of hobby time and most of it with the Dark Elves.

Thursday 19 October 2017

Oldhammer meets Kings of War - Twilight Kin Pt.1

Well what do we have here then?

A merging of interests I guess, as you may well know I love both WhFB3 era Dark Elves and Kings of War.

So why not combine them?

Now in KoW Evil Elves are known as Twilight Kin and in current lore (Subject to change at somepoint) are aligned with the Abyss.

So Demons and Evil Elves, whats not too love?

Now I already had some Dark Elves painted from a few years ago in a 2 tone paint scheme that I liked at the time but my paintings improved from then so needed repainting.

Sunday 15 October 2017

Warhammer 40k: The 17th Traitor Mech Reborn - Pt.8 More Tanks and Heavy Weapons

Welcome to the Den of Vice and Dice, it's been a couple of weeks since the last Traitor Mech post (Part 7 here).

But despite playing around with KoW I've still been painting up these and hopefully should have a fully painted force by the new year.. maybe!

Some enough dribble it's time for some blurry pictures!

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Kings of War: Abyssal Dwarfs Vs Abyssals - 2000pts Pillage Battle Report

Welcome once more to the dank dark interwebs of this wee Blog.

Today I had the chance to have a game of KoW, the last time I played was sometime in early 2016 so it's been awhile.

Luckily this is such a well written game that even with a gap that long between playing we were able to get a full game in around 2 and half hours.

We rolled for the scenario and it turned out to be Pillage with 7 loot counters.

Objective is simple collect the Loot and survive to sell it for weed and hookers.

Pat took his Abyssals that he's working on and I'm using my Abyssal Dwarfs.

So dominance of the Pit it is then.

The Arch Abyssal himself, just before he attack me with a Fireball.

Friday 6 October 2017

Kings of War: Abyssal Dwarfs - Army Complete

'ello my minions and loyal readers of this wee Blog of mine, a den of vice and dice.

Now while talking to a fellow blogger about KoW it started that itch again and I realised it has been well over 18 months since i last played AND I never did show of my completed Abyssal Dwarf force.

So next week too make up for that fact I have booked in a game of KoW and here's the full completed force.


Sunday 1 October 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Warlord HQ Bootcamp 09/09/17

A little late posting this on the Blog but these pictures have been posted elsewhere already (Beyond the Gates of Antares - Herts Shard & Beyond the Gates of Antares (IMTel)).

So the core members of the Herts Shard myself, Martin and Simon headed up to Warlord Games HQ early on a Saturday morning for a day of dice rolling, Pizza, tea and good light hearted banter.

We of course stopped on the way up at the infamous Watford Gap services (No not my ex!.. She goes by the name KFC Bucket 😉) for some fuel.. also known as Maccy D's.

The day was jointly ran by Pete of the Primus Shard & Gameface fame along with Warlord HQ themselves and I can't forget the other helpers such as Tish who kept us well supplied.


Saturday 30 September 2017

Warhammer 40k: The 17th Traitor Mech Reborn - Pt.7 Renegade Militia, Malefic Lord & Cult Leman Russ

As promised in yesterdays short post I'll be doing a fairly large update post today.

It surprised me just how much I had painted since Pt.5.

Happily I'm still enjoying working on this force even though it's bloody annoying that I'm relying on Ebay and Trade Pages to get my bits for low enough prices (Forgeworld while lovely is fecking expensive even 2nd hand).

Right enough bellyaching it's time for some piccys.

Friday 29 September 2017

Warhammer 40k: The 17th Traitor Mech Reborn - Pt.6 Dice for the Dice God

Short and sweet post this as the main post will be tomorrow (All going to plan).

But I'd thought I'd show my latest addition.. 

Chaos Dice.

Saturday 23 September 2017

Warhammer 40k: The 17th Traitor Mech Reborn - Pt.5 Command Squad

Wow almost 2 weeks since I last posted! Sadly my Hobby mojo went and fecked off when I once again lost my job and joined the unwashed masses.

Still I have painted a few bits and built some others so it hasn't all been quite at Castle Chico.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Warhammer 40k: The 17th Traitor Mech Reborn - Pt.4 Army Shot So Far

Welcome Disciples and Minions to the dark dank part of the Warp known only in hushed whispers as OoaB.

So those of you who have been following this series of Blog posts know I'm slowly painting my way though a hoard of crust and lice ridden filth (No not clientele of student night in Watford).

But since the last post I have been very busy painting so rather than post a few separate Blog posts I decided to wack them all together along with a Army Shot of the progress so far.

Thursday 7 September 2017

Warhammer 40k: The 17th Traitor Mech Reborn - Pt.3 Thunder Seige Tank + More Guard

Welcome old and new members alike to Pt.3 of the 17th Traitor Mech army build.

Todays Blog post is about one of my favourite things, Tanks!

As most people know I'm a Treadhead and love seeing my armoured behemoths grinding down the battlefield crushing all before their armoured might.. Ahem, sorry I had a special moment there...

So here's the first Traitor Tank done:

Thunder Seige Tank

Friday 1 September 2017

Sunday 27 August 2017

Horus Heresy: Emperor's Children.. Opps did I just buy that?

Now I don't tend to do the ''Look what I just bought'' post too much but this is something I been after for a wee while for a sensible price.

See I love Forgeworld but boy their prices sting your ass like a ol' good whipping.

But today I got lucky and this popped up on one of the Facebook Trading pages (These pages along with Ebay keep me being a good boy budget Wargamer, well for the most part anyway hehe).

Friday 25 August 2017

Warhammer 40k: The 17th Traitor Mech Reborn - Pt.1

Welcome loyal readers to the start of a new old project.

A decade ago now I had a army that I sold to a friend which I have always regretted selling since: A Forgeworld Renegade Guard force complete with Tanks, Transports and all the odd bits like Chaos Ogryns.

Now when I got married 6 years ago as a present one of the tanks from that army was given back to me as a weddinggift, a Super Heavy Malcador Defender.

Sadly with me not playing 40k it was forgotten about and stored with a couple of other Forgeword Tanks (Which were used with my old 'Stealer Cult, which will be joining this new force too hehe) and it survived the selling purges somehow.

But Wednesday it come out to play:

Can you spot it hiding on the left?

Saturday 19 August 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Ghar Rebels Pt.3: Rebel Creeper & Fartok

Welcome boys and girls to the House of Horrors

"Hey there, do you like excitement?" (yeah)
"Do you like suspense?" (uh huh)
"Do you like Nel Carter?" (no)
"Good 'cause you won't find her here, this is the House of Horrors
And for you it's absolutely free, step right in" (thanks)

Ahem... sorry the damn songs been stuck in my head all day and now it's your turn hehe.

Anyway welcome to Pt.2 of my Ghar Rebels army build, a Rebel Creeper and the Arch Rebel himself Fartok.

Tuesday 15 August 2017

KR Multicases - Budget Storage/Transporting Review(ish)

Now this really isn't going to be a true review of sorts but rather just me rambling on for a bit and no doubt teaching you to suck eggs.

So for many years (Read: 25) I've used GW hard plastic gaming cases as in part I was just lazy and didn't know much else. But for awhile now I really haven't been happy with them, they are big clunky beasts that take up far too much space (I have 12 GW cases ranging from the earlier generations to the massive double size army case).

Also their other main flaw though is cost, yep what else did you expect from a Blog with ''Budget'' in the title.

I'm a cheap bastard.

Monday 14 August 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Ghar Rebels Pt.2: Black Guard

Once again welcome too the loyal Readers, Minions, Bots and random link clickers to the dank dark underweb of Blogspot known simply as OoaB.

For those interested Part 1 can be read HERE.

Right anyway on with the show, this month I decided to join in with the Beyond the Gates of Antares (IMTel) pages Hobby Pledge for Charity ran by the Primus Shard and it's a chance to win £20 worth of toys.

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