Friday, 12 January 2018

The Wasteland Crusade: Episode 3, Klovis's Revenge

 To further the glory of our Inmortal God-Emperor I keep on with the story of the Redeemer. Afer taking command from our crusade again, Klovis planned to get his back on the escher gang, or as he put it "bring the Emperor's judgement upon the head of the undeserving"
 We waited until the heathen swarm made stop on their sinful tour, springing then our ambush!
 Two of the heathen harridans were brought low by our holy fire, then finished off in combat
 Two of the faithful jumped into the barge of sin, but were surrounded and quickly dispatched by the godless eschers, a final prayer on their lips
 As I led a second wave to the assault, the luscious harridans had the effrontery to counterattack our charge, killing one of  our number and putting me, despite my boundless faith, in quite a fright
 Buth then, at a signal from the Redeemer, the rest of our brethen fell like the angels of the Emperor on the daemonic concubines,catching them in their vindictive strike
 And, praise be! their assault killed most of the pagan rabble, who hit the ground as if striken by the flaming sword of the lord of Terra himself
After witnessing the unstoppable tide of our rightful wrath, the rest of the gang, spineless cowards as they were, ran for it, leaving us in control of the battlefield, singing anthems to his Glory.
However, our victory wasn't bloodless, and brother Desval was commended to the grace of the Emperor. He, in his divine wisdom, gifted us a new recruit shortly afterwards, brother Torquemada, wo is more than eager to prove his worth and zeal to the legendary Redeemer

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Waloon guards

 These are the spanish guards from the napoleonic period, its members came from Belgium or from belgic inmigrants in Spain. When the war began the regiment was spreaded a bit all over the place, but a contingent took part in the famous battle of Bailén, the first in our campaign

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Stygies cuirassiers punisher

 Painted the christmas gaming present: a leman russ, I picked the punisher gatling and some antitank for versatility. The model is converted using drop pod bits for the storm bolter and left aquila.

 The parchment comes from the steam tank
 Improving through the years: the model has both highliting and weathering
Need to ink that skull

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Pouian Hiveguard: infantry squad

 These will be my last hiveguards for a while, they are the easy assembly cadians with slight conversions such as heads, extra weapons and so. The squad is led by a sergeantette so PCs rejoice!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

The Wasteland Crusade: Episode 2, to the rescue!

 I continue with the tale of Klovis's life, wich shines as an example of purity and zeal to us all.
With the Redeemer captured and the Pulpitek destroyed, I spent the donations of the faithful on another crusading conveyance to lead a rescue mission on the escher's mutant hideout. 
Christened purgemobile and painted in the livery of our glorious redemption it carried me and a select number of the devout in an all or nothing attempt to recover our beloved leader from the jaws of death or worse at the hands of that gang of sinners.

 Great was our exultation when we spied a lone sentry guarding Klovis.
In their hubris, the daemonic vixens had left their den all but unprotected, truly a sign of the Emperor's favour towards us, the defenders of His cause in this desert of  heathens
 Singing psalms to Him on Terra we rushed upon the surprised sentry, and despatched her quickly to an afterlife of atonement through torment for her numberless sins
 I was the first to hurry to the aid of my beloved Redeemer, cutting his bonds with my trusty knife
 At the sound of the gunshots a veritable horde of the semiclad she-devils showed up, together with their rusty, but heavily armed, transport
 The leader of the sinners even had the effrontery to challenge Klovis to a duel, the breath caugh in my throat as he suffered a griveous blow, but he rallied in an instant and lunged back into combat
 Hurrying to his aid, I attacked the pagan harpy, and felling her, saved my mentor. Not that he, most paramount of crusaders, nedded any saving; but having almost lost him once I was ready to risk it all in defence of his holy person
 With most of the crew dispatched, brother Berkark jumped into the heathen contraption, quickly killing the surprised driver
 Near me brother Enguera was also locked in a mortal fight with one of the idolatresses, but with a heavy blow of his club, he knocked her down
With the way clear we mounted on the Purgemobile and sped off into the horitzon, leaving behind the dumbfounded harridans. The redeemer congratulated us on an excellent job, and vowed that he would take us with him in many a future purging against the heretic, the mutant and assorted sinner filth.
A promise wich is enough to content the heart of any true and faithful redemtionist.

Great was the rejoicing among the comunity of the true faith, so great in fact, that a young novice, brother Kramer, joined the ranks of the church militant inspired by our deeds.

Friday, 29 December 2017

2017: yearly recap

Droning alert!

T'is time again for the annual overview of all that has been going on in this blog and my hobby.
I began the year in a naval mood, completing the ships for Trafalgar then moving on to galley fleets for my ancients. The next project, in which I procastinated quite a bit was the Prospero 30k campaign, for which I did some custodes, sisters of silence and thousand sons, including their primarch, Magnus. Then 40k 8th edition came in, which is in my oppinion the best edition to date of the rules, due to sheer variety of units and simplicity. That edition however had funest repercussions for my 30k projects since, with the death of its main designer, Alan Bligh, GW decided that the Heresy wouldn't make the jump into 8th, which virtually killed that hobby for me, thanks Forgeworld, a boicot of their products (be they plastic or resin) is in order. I think that is now time to go back to my dark millenium roots and return to the ordo malleus and guard.

Besides the ships, the historical hobby didn't see much progress, so that's something to redress next year, where I aim to do not one but three napoleonic armies: spanish, austrian and ottoman, for which I intend to do respective campaigns. To go with the spanish I could paint some post 1806 french in order to give our battles more dress accuracy. I will also work on some units to get a carthaginian army from Oriol's macedonians. The present year has also seen the abandonement of some projects and the retaking of shelved ones, namely the WW1 planes were given away while elves, wargs and elfs were painted for LotR 1/72, and two Man'o War elf forces were gathered from dreadfleet ships.

Gamewise I played with all my periods at least once, warhammer fantasy chez Oriol, 40k at the local GW and the rest with my father (who grumbles that games are too lengthy). 2017 saw the consolidation of the historical campaign system, with a definite set of games and researched scenarios. Some games made their first appearance in the blog, sharp practice 2, adeptus titanicus, necromunda and the homebrew corona navalis for ancients battles. I also played frostgarve elsewhere with an steamrolling elementalist gang and did another edition of the Blood Bowl Kislev cup.

I would like to think that the fact that I'm doing lightning and shadowing on the 28mm models these last months means an increase in quality and so explains the increase in followers.

The most viewed posts this year have been:

1: The Pulpitek

This crazy redemptionist transport was indeed the people's favourite, aside from the fact that scratchbuilds have always been well liked here I attribute its popularity to the association with the comic about the most holy Redeemer, a fun read by Pat Mills and Dave Gallagher. Necromundan popularity in this last months must have had a hand in it too.

2: Trafalgar
After quite a buildup (in psycology and models) in the previous months, this climatic game saw the combined fleet rewrite history by tying up the british bullies

3: Salamanders
The fire dwelling marines achieved a place of honour, due to the lava bases and flame motifs, much like the mantic daemons of last year. Future grey knights on lava? so be it!

4: Man o' War galleys
These ships got so many visits due the hard critics on their paintjob at TMP and the ensuing shitstorm, remember that drama sells, else the media would be full of happy news

5: the first galley
Another drama award, this horrific papership marked my first steps at doing Roman Seas's models, with encouraging feedback I got the hang of it and the rest came out much better

6: Sisters of Silence
These gals got here due to the newness of their design (custodes are too sigmarine like?) and an alternative paintjob inspired in Sam Wood's artwork

7: Man'o War forts
Scratchbuilt is always a guarantee of sucess, and these islands weren't an exception, inspired by the game's scenery articles found ye olde citadel journal

8: Mordheim ogre
This pirate fellow got some intrincate tatoos, much like the rest of his warband

9: underhive scum
Cresting the wave of Necromundan hype that sweeped over the hobby came these blanchesque models, in RGB of course!

10: Wasteland crusade, chapter one
The first adventure (and infamous capture) of my beloved Redeemer managed to get just into the top ten, may he be rescued next year and grace the pages of the blog for many years to come!

Appart from Trafalgar my hobby highlights of the year were Helm's Deep and the first offical custodes. The lack of visits I blame on better deeps around the web and nefarious chaos machinations

Visitwise the main event of the year was the loss of my TMP premium membership, which prevented from posting in what was my main source of visits, from June to October when they changed the policy. Not that I ever paid for it. Rather an anonymous someone gave it to me. It seems to be a new "periodic bait strategy" to get people to pay for a membership.
Year starts right of the tallest spike (december 2016), decrease from june to october, most visited month may, least april (which I spent travelling around China)

If you have reached this far congratulations, recap over!

Thanks all for your support, visits and constructive feedback.
Have a merry 2018 full of hobby and projects!