Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge March 2021


For my first entry I chose to go for a lot of infantry. I did this for several reasons, main one being to get a good head start to the challenge, but also build up a backbone for the army up front, to set the paint scheme and theme. So for March I painted Orange Helmet Warrior Squad with a Flamer special weapon and Green Helmet Thunderer Squad with 2 Heavy Bolters and 2 Lascannons, as a bonus I also finished Red Helmet Warrior Squad with another Flamer.

Only Orange and Green was a part of the challenge and accounts for 237pts of 1011pts total, but with the added 77 pts Red Squad I am now at 314pts.

For gaming reasons I have chosen to go "count as" weaponwise with the Squats, so any non standard weapon is a lasgun, for this challenge I took basic cost for all units and only added point cost for heavy and special weapon upgrades, for games unit commanders will probably also be upgraded with weapons and such. Each unit of 5 Squats has been given a special helmet colour coding.

So I am at a whooping start entry of 237pts (314pts with bonus models)/1011pts


Green Squad: Thunderers

Orange Squad: Warriors


Red Squad: Warriors


Go check out the other entries at Dr. The Vikings c0wabunga


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge

Hi guys, long time no see I guess. It has been Covid times and it has really had both ups and downs here. As usual I have been busy with painting miniatures, playing miniature games, but also a lot of non miniatures related stuff.

The main reason I haven't really posted anything is that I haven't felt I had anything new to bring. I like to finish units, gangs or projects before showcasing and most of the time I have been stagnating before getting things all the way.

Eventually I hope to get a lot of small projects finished and use a bit more time documenting it all here.

In the meantime I have joined a challenge to paint a 1000pts Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition army in six months. Run by Dr. The Viking over at old school c0wabunga. You can visit there to see the basic rules of the challenge.


Below is my starting point and the description going along with my challenge.

Approximately 1000pts 2nd Edition Squat Army

I have been playing miniature games or painting miniatures for most of my life. Beginning back in the late ’80s/early ’90s with random RPG miniatures, then moving on to miniature board games like Space Hulk or Blood Bowl and eventually getting caught up in Epic Space Marine and Warhammer 40,000.

 For this challenge, I have chosen a long neglected project of mine: painting a playable Squat Army for Warhammer 40,000 2nd edition. I already have a few Squats painted to some degree. I have been using those for Rogue Trader skirmish, Necromunda and even a bit of allying to my Space Marines in Warhammer 40,000. But even though I have been holding on to most of these models for 20 years or so I never really managed to get on with them. 

I based my model choices for the challenge on what I found most iconic of Squats and also on my current collection – I don’t want to go out buying anything extra (yet…). I also stayed clear of most of the painted minis I had, only one Thunderer had to get included and he is not really 100% painted yet.  

I ended up with 2 Warrior Squads, 1 Thunderer Squad and 1 Exo Armor Squad. With the Exo Armor Squats being the most iconic of these I bought them a Termite transport to get them up front wrecking havoc in the enemy lines. To lead them I took a Warlord in Exo Armor. Here I am using an old OOP Bob Olley model from Fantastic Miniatures. He is a bit bigger and meaner than the old ones and seems perfect as a leader for my army. I also took a Living Ancestor, another iconic Squat model, this will give me an edge in the Psychic Phase. For support I had to take a unit of Bikes, a Thudd Gun and a Mole Mortar, bringing me up to a total of 1,011 points. If I combine this with my already painted models and a bit of wargear, then I think I am very close to 1,500 points and I still have a few more models to add later.

Here is the link to the 1st Wave: 2nd Edition Challenge Wave 1

Sunday, August 16, 2020

More Random Rogue Trader Stuff

So here I have some recent paintjobs, some re-paint jobs and so on. These minis don't have any actual purpose just yet, but in time they will populate our Rogue Trader universe.

As usual the photos are not really good at all, but I am beginning to give up on that and just document some painted miniatures for now. Hopefully I will learn one day though.

Scum, Villains, Outlaws.... and a rogue servo skull.

Geezer

One of the old guard, he was there when Melnibonia was first populated and he knows the ins and outs of the jungles and the outback settlements. He is now working as a gun for hire and will take on any job.


Space Dout

State of art robot hunter. Space Dout arrived on Melnibonia when the Robo-Wars broke out. He is equipped with the best gadgets money can buy and he hunts down renegade robots and droids to pay for it all.

Viconia De'Vrie

Mysterious Dark Elf mercenary. Even more sinister than the dreaded Eldar Pirates. It is said that she was once living a different life in the Outer Gate of Baldhuur, but no one knows for sure.

Erhardt

Pilot for hire and speed freak. Erhardt likes fast space craft, fast cars, fast bikes and fast women. Everything is fast with this guy, but the price is sometimes high.

The minis are mostly old Citadel, only Erhardt is an old Grenadier model.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Epic Adventures 2002 (Part V)

I guess it is time for another last minute update....

This time I don't really have anything new for my list. I have been painting a lot of random stuff and not much Epic. But I did paint a bit Epic and I also still have some undocumented stuff.

Today I took pictures of my Land Raider Company. I also took some pics of old minis, to document how my old armies looked, before I eventually repaint. And last but not least I took some pics of my Warhound Titans.

As it turned out all the pictures where quite bad. But I worked a bit with it and in the end I chose to just post about the Warhounds.

Painted around 1992/93 - 2010 - 2020

Back in the days Warhounds came together two at a time. I managed to get four and paint three back then. In 2010 I stripped one of the old ones and repainted (as seen above) and now I painted the 4th one.

I have decided to keep the two from the 90s as they are. I kind of like them even though they are far from my current standard. (Even if you can't see it on my terrible pics).

New Hounds.

I am going to update the paintjob on the 2010 Warhound and do the base with sand and goblin green. I know they don't come in pairs anymore, but I still need at least two ready for battle.

Old Hounds.

The old Warhounds didn't follow any Titan Legion scheme at all. I painted one red and one yellow, the third one I later stripped had a squared red/yellow theme. My old Warlords was blue for no reason.

Now I want to do some Iron Skull type Titans, but they will be in the service of my Blood Angels so far.

I really wish I had two more Warhounds as I would like to paint some Legio Astraman. I am currently painting Astraman for new A.T. and it would be fun to try the paint scheme on the old models.