The Court of the Crimson King

Like a shrieking Bayeux tapestry bitch.

It’s been a while! I’d blame the fact that my laptop is broken, but that only happened like a week ago, so I’ll just pretend I have a hectic social schedule instead :P

ANYHOW!

Here is the latest ‘jack to be added to the great and ever-swelling forces of the Grand Army of Helvetica: A Spriggan.

I’m going to be honest, I did have a lot of trouble deciding which of the three possible ‘jacks to make out of this plastic kit, but this won out. I’m quite happy with his work on the battlefield so far, too, though his quite high points mean I’m not using him much at the mo - namely because we’re now doing smaller games - 15 to 20 points for the most part.

Anyhow, sorry for the lack of updates recently! I am, however, working on something at the moment (or a few things, if I’m honest), and should have more updates soon!

natogreendog:

Corsair built and painted for my chapel arts & crafts fair - I’ve not entered in years and I’m home for a weeks holiday, so pinched one of my dad’s old kits. Downside to this is the kit is over thirty years old and the transfers have disintegrated - and my freehand looks pretty rough! View high resolution

natogreendog:

Corsair built and painted for my chapel arts & crafts fair - I’ve not entered in years and I’m home for a weeks holiday, so pinched one of my dad’s old kits. Downside to this is the kit is over thirty years old and the transfers have disintegrated - and my freehand looks pretty rough!

Just a quickie - some objective markers I’ve been working on for Warmahordes. I thought that instead of them just being passive, it would be cool to have the objectives actually have effects in-game for whoever’s controlling them. With that in mind, I’ve also made up some cards with rules for each objective (that I’m gonna post later today, I think…)

Eventually there’ll be a few more than this, with the idea that in an objective-based game, all the cards would be face down and the game’s objectives would be chosen at random. 

So here we are with an Artillery objective, a Focus objective, and a Fuel Cache objective. The Artillery is made from a spare Warjack gun and some plasticard, the Focus thing is made from a sci-fi terrain piece that I added some rivets to, and the Fuel Cache is just some resin crates and a barrel.

Enemies of Khador, prepare for Conquest!

It’s taken a while, but I got there eventually! My first Colossal, and possibly the biggest thing I’ve painted!

The first pic is there to give you a good idea of the size of the thing :D

I just got mah birthday present from DC…

And now I’m wondering which of the three possible ‘jacks to build from the kit! 

Demolisher

Devastator

Spriggan

I am just not sure! Any advice?

And here, after some weeks, is my first piece of dedicated Warmahordes terrain. It would have been easier to do a solid piece, but I really wanted to use this for objectives etc, so it comes apart to stick dudes inside. 

It’s pretty much all made of foamcore, with the bottom level being double layered, to compensate for the weakness caused by carving stonework into the exposed foam. I added the painting for a little colour (I had made this to go on my Bolt Action Sherman, but it was just too big for that).

A nice little feature is the fireplace, into which I fitted a little electric tealight that actually flickers like real fire! :D

Headache abated, I have finished the Winter Guard, who are more than ready to die for Khador. And probably frequently will. Anyhow, this is the only members of the unit so far, but soon I’m hoping to increase the unit size to 10 guys, plus a commander and standard.

I am so *so* close to finishing the Winter Guard…

Just the bases left to go (and also the bases on the final two Man O’ War chaps) but my head is killing me so it’s time for bed. Should be done tomorrow!

In the best traditions of Russia Khador, here’s a unit of snipers - The Widowmakers! I’ve already used them in one game to… middling efficacy. I think next time they might have to try to do something other than hide behind a hedge.

Anyways, just finished these up tonight! Tried to use mostly muted colours, to contrast with the rest of the army’s bright red. Loving the look of them, especially the unit leader with the eyepatch. 

Up next on the painting table is a unit of Winter Guard, and maybe the last two Man O’ War guys. I just *really* don’t like painting those. :(

Until next time!

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