• lundi 25 janvier 2021

    World Eaters : Chaos Squats

    Hello every one! First post of the year and still involve in my World Eaters project, today some new Tech support troops. Yep, I consider those Chaos Squats as engineering support to the legion. So, they develop new War Machine but could be used as wealthy Techmarine as well.

    The mercenary RT Squat is in chage to pilot the mechanized Tarantula freshly release from the Dark Forges. Both models are visually linked by the double antennas, simple and efficient.

    This Mechanized tarantula was made-out with tracks from the range of Hitech miniatures (again), green stuff sculpts, RT spare parts and small parts from my DIY box.

    lundi 21 décembre 2020

    World Eaters : Daemon Prince

    After many years of labour for Khorne, the long awaited moment is arrived for my champion. Indeed, all those years spent to collect skulls for his patron were rewarded by a large amount of gifts and attributes. But the thirst of glory of a Champion can only be satisfy by reaching the Daemonic Prince status. The judgement day is arrived and the fate of my Champion was to succeded in front of the Eye of Gods. I suppose it's a good way to end up the year! 

    I paid attention to reward the Champion by more than 6 gifts : Daemonic (use) Name : Skaladrax the Blight Pus Oozing , Weapons hands, Bloodthirster face, Collar of Khorne, Technology, Chaos armor, Frenzy and some Chaos Attributes as well as Mechanoid Tracks legs and Fangs. The body of the Champion grows taller and more imposing.

    Regarding the modelling aspect, you probably recognise parts from The Epic size Khorne Lord of Battle, Blood Thirster head, tracks from the Imperial Rappier Kit, bDaemonic back pack from classic Citadel range and resine parts from Hitech miniature (Machines). 

    Also, I added some green stuff details and above all, the bin of skulls. This element of the Daemon Prince poped up during the process of modelling. I came across this skulls 25mm base when I started to sorting my bits box, at the finish the result is a bin of skulls. The other function of the bin is to balance the general aspect of the model and give a suitable visual counter-weight at the opposite of the front scythes.

    dimanche 29 novembre 2020

    World Eaters : Dreadnought

    Hey! New heavy support for Khorne legionaires. I was rather inspired during the assembly process enough to reach a "new" kind of Chaos Dreadnought. Labelled as Bio-Mecanic-Daemon variant, blessed by the Dog Face God.

    The main evolution come from thoses 4 legs dig-out from the HITECH range. I discovered those products at the last Crisis show Antwerpen and since this moment, I associated in my mind those legs to the Chaos Dread body. One year later, it's time to build this Chaos machine! In the same manner, I bought the tracks-vehiculs for some new Khorne minions, in-coming!

    Additionnaly, I  reinforced the stature of the Dread by a whole pipes network connected to a back barrel.  Both of those elements bring an heavy shape to the suit. To finish, I filled some gaps with a couple of Tech-stuff. Hanging-out chains fill the gap below the body as well

    mercredi 11 novembre 2020

    World Eaters : Landspeeder

     Hey! Today an antigrav support for my growing army of khorne Legionnaires. Trust me, this metal kit is a mess to assemble. Some locating are forseen on the chassis to host the seats and the engines but it's quite difficult to maintain all the parts together and more then ever, is it especialy relevant to enforce this assembling with several drilling and metal wire.

    Ok , let's set aside those boring hobby details and let's focus on main topic of the day, why a Landspeeder in Chaos army? Cause it's a hell of old school model for sure :) This antigrav give a singular look to my legion and I love it! 

    I applied the classic World Eaters colors scheme and it work fairly well on those loyals fellas. Few parts in yellow to highlight the "tech" aspect of Landspeed. I also marked the side of the engines by the legion icon , it looks good :)

    lundi 9 novembre 2020

    World Eaters : Characters

    Hey! No rest for the followers of the Dog Face God, especialy for the his toy soldiers painters :) 

    Today, I show you the first part of the of army Characters, more dedicated to the specialist than the commanders. Those specialists come from the Slaves to Darkness World Eaters army list, rather inspired by the loyal Legions. 

    Specialists are missing from the RT Renegades range and to solve this villainy I corrupted some models of RT loyal range. No excantric greenstuff work, I simply swapped their backpack by the Chaos version. And a Skull rune to finish the work!

    Only exception concern the Chaplain who's built with Chaos classic parts. A Renegade rider look better on one of those helluva Chaos horse. Still a pleasure to work on them. I added some gifts to the mount to bring him a badass look

    Techmarine : 
    In the legion, they are among the favored of Khorne, as they have the specialist knowledge that allows them to use te heaviest of death-dealing devices. It is the number of Techmarine within a detachment that determines the amount of support equipment, the numbers of vehicules and Slaves Squads.

    Medic :
    Worl Eaters Medics have only one function, the recovery of gene-seed from fallen Legionaires. Their other medical training are almost non-existent, and they are expected to take as many lives as any other member of the Legion.

    Chaplain :
    Distinguished by their utter ferocity in the battle, Chaplain move among the Legionnaires inspiring further devotion to Khorne. Their act of insane bravery in spilling blood and their habit of slaying the tardy in the legion's ranks give a new mettle to any squads to which they are attached.

    Next step... Antigrav support :)

    jeudi 15 octobre 2020

    World Eaters : Heavy Weapons

    Hey! New fellas added to my growing Chaos Renegade army. Those gentlemen are supposed to support their brothers and bring them some long range heavy fire power. 

    They are the last troops of the horde and my next posts will be dedicated to characters : Commander, Champions, Chaplain, Medic, Techmarine and mecanical support.

    But back to those Heavy weapons Renegades! I painted them in the same vein of the my others World Eaters : Red, Black, Bone and Bronze. Easy peasy over-heated cannon effect. Paint your weapon cannon in Bolt gun metal and apply a strip of Sepia shade around the tube, continu with flesh shade, again with purple shade and you finish with a blue shade. Highlight the orifices with diluted Bolt gun metal might be a good idea :) 

    dimanche 27 septembre 2020

    World Eaters : Daemons

    Hey! New batch of fellas readdy to burn the material world, in the name of the blood God obviously!

    No need to add Greenstuff anymore for those classic models, nice work from Kevin A. Quite tricky to find the right posture for the long arms and serpentine body of these Bloodletters and avoid their fall out. I can only imagine how it's nightmarish to build a WHFB unit of them, difficult to keep a model on 1inch square.

    Concerning the painting process, my aim here was to work with different red than those used for the Renegades. So to do, I used darker red and highlithed them with ivory. The result is a bright pinkish color, perfectly at the opposit of the classic red of the energetic armors of the Renegades.

    Next step : Marines with Heavy Weapon!

    dimanche 30 août 2020

    World Eaters

    Hey! It's time for me to work again for the Chaos power, in this new project I focus on the Khorne legions of the World Eaters as describ in the Slave to Darkness book.
    I panned to cover the most of the entries purposed in this first Army list and especialy those abandonned in the moderne Chaos Space Marive Army list. Such as the Chaplains, Medics, Tech Marines. Some Beastmen and degenerated Cultists units.

    I have in mind a couples of nice Bio-Mechanics gifts for the deserving Champions of the legion. I dont talking about that anymore for the moment, I keep it for the last part of the project .

    My reference for the project is the fantastic work of the Adrian Boustred owner of the warfactory web site. Adrian is a painter rewarded by a second place at the Golden demon Competion 1993 for his somptuous WH40K army of World Eaters. Check his web site for closers pictures of the banners, I love them :)

    I paint those miniatures by batch of eight models with out of any consideration of cost for gaming. I don't know if it's a good strategy but for the Mojo it work well :)

    Next units : Heavy weapons Marines, BloodLetters, FleshHounds.

    dimanche 19 juillet 2020

    World Edges Campaign : Battle report 3

    Hey! Last part of the campaign, after several months of waiting we played this battle at home last week end with my brother. For those who never heard anything about this campaign check this link.
    This scenario is largely inspired by the battle of the Est gate of Karak of 8 pics, this kind of scenario require a lot of large terrains (or lot of imagination) and I suppose it's the main reason of why It so difficult to find some Blog reports of this battle on the web... And might because it's a very old scenario as well.

    Introduction :
    In few words, today the aim of the Dwarf army is tho reach the Stronghold before the main force of O&G army caught them. The 1st Dwarf contingent is going to be helped by a 2nd contingent wich going to arrive at random turn and by a random edge of the battle field. Through the Victory of the scenario "Beachhead" the 2nd Dwarf contingent will arrive 1 turn earlyer.

    O&G start the battle with a small force to keep the gate and a large force at the back the stunties. They going to be helped by two flank forces. and they are going to arrive at random turn and by a random edge. Through the Victory of the scenario "Where's the baggage?" O&G have an additionnal 500pts to build their army. (O&G 6000pts vs Dwarves 5500pts)

    Orc and Goblin Army :
    All these superbe fellas was painted by my brother. His O&G collection is pretty impressive, I'm rather jealous :)
    Gate Defenders
    Pursuer Force
    Flank Force A
    Flank Force B

    Dwarf Army :
    Here is my whole army of Dwaves, I added new troops from different races over the years : Human, Ogres, Gnomes and Half Giant. The landsknecht style in the red thread of the collection/army.

    1st Dwarf Contingent
    2nd Dwarf Contingent

     Battle report :

    Movement Phase :  Dwarves advance is slowed down by the Gate Force and the Flankers A composed by Giant. Some Dwarves stayed in the middle of the Battle field to stop the pursuers. These splited the force in two parts which going to generate a huge clash with the 2nd Contingent of the Dwarf Army.
    Dwarves front liners
    Dwarves in front of the Stronghold & the arriving of the 2nd Dwarf Contingent
    Fearsome Savage Orcs Boar Riders

    Shooting Phase : The Organ Gun is still one of the most power full war machine of the dwarves and again did a lot of damages. O&G War Machines weren't really efficicent during the battle, only the Bolt throwers on the Giant made some damages.
    Nice Trolls!
    O&G Flankers in action!
    Let the slaughter begin!

    Combat Phase : The most Epic moment of the battle is the tremendous charge of the Savages Orcs Boar Riders. These fellas made a slaughter in the 2nd Contingent ranks. They smashed up the Ogres then the Reiksguards and the Halbardiers (...) In front of the Stronghold the Dwarves Units won lots of fights but not fast enought. Other Dwarves in the middle of the battle fielf were swept away by the Trolls.
    Other Epic moment, the Shaman Orc Slain by a Dwarf Hero
    Run to the Stronghold!
    Another trophy for the savages Orcs, who's next?

    Magic Phase : Magic winds were pretty calm during the battle in addition of the fact that I get 2 Magic Drain. Beside my severals AntiMagic Runes. This phase wasn't revelent for GreenSkins Shaman.
    Nice Night Gobbos!
    The OrganGun surounded by his fans
    Last combat at the gate!

    Conclusion :
    We didn't calculate the Victory points, it's not necessary. I lost this battle and the Campaign as well... My dwarf name is now cover by an eternal shame and I'm going to join the nearest Troll Slayers warband :)
    The key point of the battle is the mighty charge of the Savage Orcs Boar Riders... At the end of the 3rd Turn they slauthered Almost All the second Contingent. It seriously decrease my options. At the right place, right moment and with several nice dice Rolling "et voilà"! 
    However and indespite the fact I lost the Campaign, it were fantastic gaming moments. Great scenarios, painted models and terrains. Top-notch oldshool wargaming!