Friday, 30 January 2015

Call Jonah Lewie

Working my way through my Christmas haul (it's pretty much a Naughty List in itself) got me to these fellas.

Meet The Mangles

Ahhh... the classic Neighbours family: Joe, Mrs, that hippy, and Bouncer. Bouncer!

You know, after Kylie and Jason, this was probably the show's most popular blonde.

In the quiet hours of painting, and when I'm not reliving 1990s soap opera exports, I've come to the conclusion that the Mangler Squig is one of GW's sharpest marketing moves in recent years...

It's a nice-looking model, it has some killer rules ... but £36 for what is essentially a throwaway exocet missile? Scandalous!

However, the two-squig model separates effortlessly, and with the addition of another 60mm base, you suddenly have two Mangler Squigs, and one in the eye for our Nottingham overlords!

Hence the genius part: GW have got me paying £18 each for two 65pt units, and convinced me that it's a really good idea.

But I can't begrudge them much: I love the look of the models and have been hankering to paint them for a long while. With a little Christmas money to splash around (and the threat of the entire range going down the End Times pooper), I decided to treat myself.

Warhammer Night Goblin Mangler Squig
Round bases. I'm way ahead of y'all.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Just In The Squig Of Time

These killer tomatoes were actually completed last month (and that's important, as I was counting on them to push me over the top of my painting tally), but I only got around to photographing them now (I was waiting for some good sunlight ... and it's January).

And so here, for all you mycologists out there, are the final six specimens:

Warhammer Cave Squig
Horny Squig

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Gee Up

Ah, Warriors of Chaos again, at long long last! Good to be back in the saddle. Especially after all that Dark Elf work - nothing but spikes, skulls, tiny eyes in deep hoods, fast cavalry... 

Hang about. Something's not right here.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Mines of Morag: Night Goblins vs Warriors of Chaos


Shroom peered over the cauldron, burying his face in the green steam like he was peering through a curtain. There were great disturbances in the outside world: old powers rising and new calamities in store. If the Word of Mork was to be believed, even their own underground caves would not be spared.

"Wocher, Shroom," Blacktoe sauntered up. "Got a cup a' fungus brew fer me?"

Shroom handed a beaker of viscous liquid to his warboss, who downed it in one gulp.

"Tintoof's lads say a bunch of humies fought their way into our mines," he said, wiping his chin. "Smashed through da western gate and chased off all da guards. Cowardly gits."

The warboss looked pointedly at Shroom for an explanation. Blacktoe might be sneaky and cowardly and possessed of many fine goblin virtues, but he relied on the great shaman for strategic insight. Shroom leaned over the cauldron once more and pinched the bridge of his long nose, sending out two streams of snot into the mixture.

"Dey are humies of da ruinous powers," Shroom examined the yellow trails in the mixture. "Same ones dat gave Bonekrunk's Waaagh! a good hiding a few weeks ago."

Blacktoe chuckled at the thought. Everyone south of Mad Dog Pass had enjoyed a good laugh at the Savage Warboss' expense. "Why have dey come 'ere?"

Three floating bogeys arranged themselves into a triangle and the truth was revealed to Shroom in strange words. "Dey want to capture da Well of Corruption."

"Wot? Da fountain in the vaults dat makes all the lads sick when dey get close?"

"Da very one."

"Well, if dey want it, so do we." Blacktoe hitched up his belt. "Let's wake up da squigs."


Mind the Stalactite!

It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Monday, 26 January 2015

Lesions of Chaos: Glottkin vs Kairos

After a successful game against Kraken, and fueled by sheer laziness on my part (and not having a wife or child to disrupt) I left the battle-board on the kitchen table and arranged for another game on Sunday. Full endtimes rules again and "fun" lists. This time I would be building both sides and Reinbowarrior would be back to choose one.

The Armies

I built 4 lists, and Reinbow chose Glottkin and so for the second time in two days I was going to be facing the blessed son of Nurgle.

Given we were playing full dirty magic there is no way I was not going to give a Kairos a go... A level 4 caster who knows 72 spells! Eat that Loremaster of Hoeth and your 56 spells!

The Glottkin list had two beasts for re-directors, Glottkin as a distraction, and a deathstar of a warrior horde including a shadow sorcerer, Festus and a wargor. The warriors all had halberds, and the beast banner on the gor BSB buffed their strength. 35 ws5, i5, s6 attacks (plus additional from heroes) can not be sniffed at.

Kairos on the other hand, was far more spread out. 2 minimum size unit of forsaken, 2 units of fast cavalry marauder horseman, 2 skull cannons, a chimera, Kairos and a Tzeentchian combat Lord on a disk.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

EXT: A Field

Having painted my recent Citadel Wood, I got all inspired by the potential for swapouts. Using some tinfoil to line the tree slots, I reached for the modelling concrete...

...and made Swamps! 

Glottkill: Host of the Eternity King vs Legions of Chaos

Head Away From the Light!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

The Original Chosen of Nurgle

That time again already? So soon? 

Well, welcome back Woff-Fans. Tonight we regale you with 2400 points of Mixed Elves taking on an All-Chaos Conglomeration, End Times Magic a-gogo!

We in this case is myself (Kraken, in plain and humble text)...

And a hello again from Kas

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Shop Floor

In a bit of a break from my usual routine of displaying what I've painted this week, I thought I'd give you a little look at where the magic happens.

Actual magic not portrayed.

My rough and ready paint station (which gives the rough and ready results I'm known for) is some newspaper on the kitchen table, an old christmas biscuit tin full of paints and a spice jar of water whose lid is also my palette. No expense spent, I assure you.

Friday, 16 January 2015

All Present and Correct

Many happy returns of the day to General Kas! Here, have a unit of painted Cold One Knights. It's on the house.

Dark Elf Army

These are very nice models, I'd say. Elegant and mean in one package, and it's going to be very hard to get through this whole article without writing some kind of Clever Girl joke. They are, however, not the best Dinosaur Riders in the world.

When I grow up, I'm going to be Dr McNinja. Fact.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Kasfunatu's Cochineal Corsairs


'Tis indeed a return to a past unit, mateys, with a second swaggering set of sabre-slinging swashbucklers! Now that the crew is all aboard, mayhap they can wreak some havoc on the high seas. Or, you know, a tabletop somewhere. Probably depicting a field. In a game with no boats. 

Monday, 5 January 2015

The Year of the Rat

It looks like the next instalment of End Times the will be featuring the most hated rat of them all...


Sorry, the second-most hated rat: Thanquol!

Thanquol and Boneripper
“I can still tend the abominations, George? I didn't mean no harm, George.”
Of Mice And Ratmen

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Plastic Buttcrack

Yes, as promised, it's the Witch Elves.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Goldfinger: Legions of Chaos vs Elven Horde

It's Just Not Polite!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Bringing in the New Year, you'll find me (Kraken) in normal font...

Happy New Year all; bold Kas here.

We bring you a fresh new start for the fresh new year! Not only is Kas trying something 'orrible from the Legions of Chaos, but I'm playing a list that includes no less than no Chaos units at all. If that's not a new leaf, I don't know what is.


2400 points a side, and both of us rocking not only Boasts but End Times armies with End Times elven magic rules.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

EXT: A Copse Near The Fort

Happy New Year!

Citadel Wood with snow
Because of the season, this is pretty much what I can see out my window right now. Melting patches of snow in a bare wood. All you'd need to do is substitute plastic bags for all the skulls and it'd be perfect.