This is one of the more fun projects I have done, a looted Imperial Knight! This project started out as an idea for some heavy hitting power for my Ork army. I didn’t really like playing Orks since they did away with clans, but I was already deeply invested. My solution was to play my Orks as Astra Militarum, or as I call them Blood Axe Boyz. This solves two problems – it makes my Orks enjoyable to play again, and also gets rid of the alliance issues since both are now technically Imperium units. Eventually I would like to […]
This was another fun project that was full of character! My Grot Infantry Platoon was made up of products from Kromlech, Secret Weapon, and Games Workshop. For the troopers I used the Soviet Goblin Attak Mob. These guys are awesome, they have a lot of character in their faces, the uniforms are totally cool, and the castings were great! I decided to forego the use of special weapons in this squad as it was a static gunline and the bodies were just protection for the lascannons. In retrospect, flamers may have been a good option for receiving charges and cheap. […]
I chose the Vendetta Gunship for its tankbusting abilities, and because it’s just a cool model. Unfortunately, the only way to get the parts to convert it is from Forge World which also comes with a minimum order of £250 to get free shipping. So off to look at third party vendors to see what I can find! I ended up getting the lascannons for under the wings from puppetswar, and a pair of sentinel cannons from eBay for the nose, which came to less than the Forge World kit, even with shipping. As with most of my models in this army, […]
My last progress post was about my Blood Axe Rough Riders unit. This was a unit for bonus points in the friendly tourney; it’s a pity that they aren’t as good on the table as they look. My initial design had a spear tip, but I decided to model it to bring it in line with the description in the codex. The rough riders are equipped with explosive lances which detonate when the unit initially strikes. I took some brass tubing and cut it to length, then took an ork stikkbomb and wrapped it in wire against the tubing. I […]
Wow, it’s been almost a year since I added anything to this blog. Well, let’s do the condensed version for the year… I ended up finishing my Blood Axe army a few days before Adepticon and played in the 40K friendly. Unfortunately, my army was way too friendly and ended up getting stomped on – A LOT. 🙂 I did manage to tie one game and got several compliments on how my army looked. Next year I will have something a little more competitive but not over the top! Also, the Michigan GT is coming up in 6 weeks, if […]
Once again, months have gone by since my last post, but it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy! The past few months have been spent preparing for the Michigan GT, which was a resounding success – we doubled our attendance this year and gave away a ton of cool stuff as prizes! My 1500 Blood Axe ork project is also coming along, I managed to get a lot of stuff done. I finished a prototype model for my rough riders, which I am pretty happy with: It’s not in the photo, but I added a stikkbomb to the end […]
In part one, I went over my motives for building my unit of rough riders, where I found parts, etc. Now that I have everything to do a prototype model, I’m going to put the parts together and see how it looks. As I figured, the Blight Wheel casts were pretty simple to clean, mostly just cutting down the spot where the sprue attached. I used Kromlech Orc “Afrika Korps” Heads and ork torsos that I ordered from eBay. Everything seemed to go together really well. I couldn’t wait for my 40mm bases to come in, so I stole one from […]
I plan on playing in the WH40K friendly at Adepticon next year, so I looked at the rules from last year and discovered you could get bonus points for including a full strength unit of a unit that isn’t used much. The choices for guard were a full unit of ogryns or rough riders. Ogryns would have been the easier route as far as models go – however 3 boxes of them would have been nearly $150, and eat up 400 points of my 1500 army list. That’s a big investment both financially and points for a sub-par unit. So […]
My minis from Blight Wheel miniatures arrived in the mail today! I took one out to look at it, and they look like very high quality figures – I didn’t see any mold lines to file off, and the casts were very clean! I will write an unboxing article when I have time!
The guys at Blight Wheel got back with me right away to let me know that they would get me the models I need. They have a lot of cool stuff, be sure to check them out. Now I need to figure out how I want to theme this unit. I have a few to pick from, so I am going to list them here: Desert: Russian: Pith Helmets Boonie Hats: or Kromlech’s Russian hats: Any suggestions?