Back To School

I just got back so haven't had much time since last. But some things have happened:

I have tried the 3 first test scenarios of Age of Sigmar. It was clear that it was made to sell Stormcast since they were the once suppose to win the games when paying. I however am not of fan of Space Marines so opted for the Khorne marauder guys. First scenario Space Marine on pinioned dragon against a dude with a wipe and his brute. I got first turn tried to put up a fight but there wasn't much of a chance but yeah these are to learn the rules I know.

2nd is what you see in the picture (I was going to take better pictures afterwards but didn't happen). The angles was going to go across the table and I had to stop them. He decided to try to attack one of my groups, because he didn't want to step into the space in between the two. I got annihilated, the whole group gone only chance I should have had where if they had been together but scenario stated they had to deployed 18" apart or something like that.

3rd scenario. Got some new troops. He was suppose to survive a certain nr of waves. He gives me the first turn I think I have to get as much out of it as possible since my troops resets at the boardline after 3 turns maybe? So runs up as far as possible. Think he charges me in his turn to try to take of some of my guys, when I strike back I kill all of his guys except the healer whom no doesn't have troops to heal... He dies next turn. We now get distracted by the notion of food and didn't feel compelled to get through the rest of the scenarios afterwards. I still want to give it a proper try but both felt a bit burned after this I think. I know this are just scenarios to ease you in to the game, but these are the games you base your first opinion of the game on. I'm not impressed. My beloved  fantasy was rich and deep not without it's flaws but there was so much details to it. This newcomer feels sloppy and incomplete.

But as I said I'll keep going with my goblins like nothing happened. Removed a spear.
 And a Bow
To give this guy some arms to build with. First now that I realise how big the snow lantern is but it will be fine. Lucky for him I didn't have a big enough drill bit. Need one that will make a hole big enough to fit the batteries in. When I get one I'll give this guy a good drilling that give him trouble walking and sitting for a while.


Snotling Pump Wagon & Misc

Let's do some in the boxing. Ordered this mainly for the snotlings and to fill out my order I made for (covered in next months in the box) Dwarf Miners.
I will make use of the wagon parts when converting up the new Scraplauncher. Thinking of going a bit in the direction of the old Pump Wagon with a roof, we'll see. My first Failcast / Finecast I think.
Got away without any major miscasts, I think.

Since the wheels are replaced with skies on all wagons and chariots,  I'll be left with a lot of wheels that I have to come up with a use for.
Even though expensive,  it was enough to push it over the edge for free shipping, so still worth it: Long bases to make some rows in the regiments look more alive.
 Got a 40k pin yay...?
Picked up some Warmaster from eBay to use for campaign markers and stuff like that. Haven't opened it yet but hope you can see the awesome details still, like the boss riding a squig.
And on unopened old blisters I have this laying around a High Elf Bolt Thrower from 1995?

If anyone is looking for this it's up for grabs. Was thinking on putting up it on miniswap on reddit or something, because I been looking for a oop Night Goblin Character sometimes called shaman but has what looks like a double moon halberd. So even if you're not interested in the bolt thrower give me a shout if you got a goblin you're willing to part with. I'm also looking for an alternative model of a goblin riding in the mouth of a big squig, probably based on something out of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. So if you got any of those two or want the bolt thrower feel free to contact me through any of the following: Comments, Twitter, contact page or contact button in the side column.


Live Under A Rock

So, not the best time going abroad for a long time without internet. Yeah, the last 4 posts have been schedule if you missed that. I'm quite gutted that they've just scraped all the fluff. I haven't tried out Age of Sigmar, am a bit burned and since I'm quite isolated I have no one to test it with. So won't judge it yet. 

However I know I want to finish my goblins so I'll just keep going like nothing happened. And then if nothing have happened before they're finished, I'll probably make a Blood Bowl team of goblins and a Mordheim team. When all that is done, we'll see where we are. 

Note that I started with Warhammer in 6th edition and it got scrapped before I finished a complete army... My Lizardmen got close, but grew my army and changed colour scheme several times. Wood Elves got started but fizzled out with 8th edition. And goblins are still trucking on. Toying with the idea of making a Wood Elf force for Age of Sigmar or Sylvaneth, whatever they call them now. Got some "Aelf" Dragon Princes of Caledor that might be something to squeeze in there also. We'll see where it goes.

Planning on buying the iBooks version of End Times and the other books still available when I can afford it, if ever. Through focus on conserving old Warhammer fluff, I've started to expand my quotes widget and make it accessible like a lexicon or something like that. With the lack of internet and hobby stuff on my work trip I have gathered quotes, at moment it's up to about 260. Have started on the code for the "lexicon" but it will be a rather small project compared to the name generator. 

Speaking of the name generator, it's based on old fluff names but hope age of Sigmar players will still make use of it, so all the work spent on it wasn't in vain. With the small model count all models deserve a good name, right? 

And some progress from before the Norway trip. 
There will be a goblin building the snow lantern.

This time I made sure the bases were level when making a double base, however the surface wasn't level when I took the picture so it looks a bit wonky. Sawed of the sides facing each other and glued some plastic card to hold it in place. Will cover it with greenstuff later.
A LED light inside. Will try to fit the batteries inside the gobbos robe, if it's possible.
And a chip that makes it flicker for a more realistic fire experience. Oooh fancy...


Fortified Manor

Fortified Manor one of the most price worthy kits. Terrain is already one of GW product you get most bang for your bucks. But this is even more so.
Containing the Watchtower, Chapel, Walls & Fences set and some extra pieces.
Additional stuff
Walls & Fences
Watchtower stuff
Other side
Watchtower floor and remaining walls.
Other side
Roof of the chapel
Walls of chapel
Other side
Fences and walls sprue
Other side
The extra sprue that's not available in any other kit. You get two of this sprue.
Other side
Mostly assembled
Will try to magnetize so the manor is modular. Easy to assemble but works separately as Watchtower and Chapel.


Trolls and Skies the Prequel

So here are the backstory to what I was talking about in Trolls and skies

So this is back in time my first attempt at replicating a snow troll conversion (<-Link to old post about it) I had found.
Started sculpting some hair on the arms and replacing a jaw.
Back in current time. I tried to make a panorama of my current trolls in progress. The hulk in the middle only have his arms attached with smurf poo so far.
So I took the beefy arms from these: the rat ogres from The Island of Blood set.

I've got the Winter troll I'll try to convert up so he fits in a bit better, and then two more skull pass trolls. One might become crew member for my rock lobba, and the other one will get river troll arms.

More reports on the progress on these fellas when I get back to England.


Skarsnik, Warlord of the Eight Peaks & Night Goblin Warboss on Great Cave Squig

Skarsnik and Gobbla. My favorite due in the Warhammer world. Think I might have two (Three if you count the old model) so will do some conversion with one of them.
If you haven't read Black Librarys Skarsnik by Guy Haley do it! It gives insight into the green culture and loads of backstory on Skarsnik and Gobbla.

Spoilers about fluff in End Times:

Gobbla needs some greenstuff for the parts doesn't go together without large gaps.
 Thought I squeeze this one in here. Fits with the theme.
Love the concept of this guy for the game. He still hasn't made any wonders on the table yet but I'll keep trying


Fenrisian Wolves

I thought I better start getting through my queue of pictures so my thought was how about one regular post a month and one in the box post?
No need to worry I'm not planning on starting with warhammer 40k space wolfs. These are for my chariots and wolf riders.
The regular stuff. Basses will probably be good for trees. And I'm in denial for any other uses as for my fantasy... so no comments trying to convince me otherwise
Very dynamic and fancy compared to the old goblin wolfs.
Planning on giving them collars like the one in the giant box set with spikes.
A bit sad you're stuck with five poses but still you can probably mix up the heads a little. And fives better than two so won't complain.
So these in the box post I will write up in advance when I have time and schedule probably to come up in the beginning of the month. And then write regular posts in the middle or the end of the month as usual. So next post will probably be a in the box but after that (but still in July) will be a regular post.