Saturday, January 4, 2020

Mini battle board...Cold Wars Planning

Hi all,

After the good time we had at Fall In this year a group of us New World types have been planning an Oldhammer game at Cold Wars next March...and we have decided to play a siege game.

I’ve committed to building the terrain and acting as GM for the game.  And now that the new year is here it’s time to get the ball rolling on this project.  Over the Christmas holidays I spent some time sketching terrain ideas and planning things out.

This started out harmless enough...I made a scale drawing of a 6’x4’ table and drew out a couple of possibilities....

then I decided to make some scale “foot prints” for my various terrain pieces (mighty fortress pieces, buildings, etc) so I could move them around and try different layouts.

 And before too I knew it...I had just gone full nutter and built a full 1/12 scale model of the table I would like to build.

 I even decided to paint it...

Now I just have to pull the pieces together to make the real thing!



Blue's 2019 recap post!!! What a long strange trip it's been...

Hi all,

I wanted to take the opportunity to post a brief recap of my "Year in Hobby: 2019 edition"  ...since that seems to be the type of thing you do at the end of one year and the beginning of another.

It was a productive year of hobbying for me.  I painted a quite a few figures...worked on some terrain pieces...had good games with good friends ...and finally made it to BOYL for the first time.

One of the highlights of the year for me in 2019 was my participation in the second iteration of the Old World Army Challenge.  You may remember that for the first OWAC I painted up a small army of Wood elfs....this year I returned to my absolute favorite army and all but finished it off!  The Puff and Slash Dwarf army!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Imperial Army of Salsburg, Dwarf Corps, Pikes

Hi all,

Up next in our look at the Dwarf portion of the Grand Army of Slasburg is a unit that is something least to me.

Seeing this advertisement in White Dwarf in 1991 was a pivotal moment in my hobby career...

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Chaos Renegades...DREADNOUGHT!!

Hi all,

I had planned to sit on this post for awhile...but I'm so damn excited about this figure that I can't wait!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Imperial Army of Salsburg, Dwarf Corps, Hand Gunners

Hi all,

Next up from the Dwarf Corps are the renowned Dwarf Hand Gunners of the Imperial Army.  These troops are drawn from across social spectrum of Salsburg with a mix of troops from the city itself as well as the surrounding areas.

The Dwarf hand gunners are equipped with the absolute best weapons that dwarven ingenuity can create.  While their human counterparts are still relying on matchlock arquebuses as the main firearm, the majority of the dwarf corps hand gunners are using either flintlock or wheel lock firearms, both of which are much more reliable than the matchlock.

These troops form a powerful team when used in conjunction with the pike blocks.  They can provide those pikes with a ranged offensive capability while the pikes keep the hand gunners safe from cavalry.

here they are:

Monday, October 28, 2019

Imperial Army of Salsburg, Dwarf Corps, Crossbows

Hi all,

This is what I hope is the start of a string of posts about the Imperial Army of Salsburg, Dwarf Corps.  Today we start with a look at two units of missile support troops for the this case Crossbows.

The Salsburg Dwarf Corps is composed of both troops from Salsburg proper (Guard) and also troops from the areas immediately surrounding the great city (Yeoman).  While both regions produce excellent troops for the Corps there are often stylistic differences in dress between the two.  The Guard troops from Salsburg itself have more thoroughly adopted the Puff and Slash influences of the Imperial style of dress.  The Yeomanry troops from the surrounding towns and villages tend to employ the same colors as their city counterparts but with less flash and more practicality (at least to their mind).

It is between the two units of crossbow armed troops that this stylistic difference is most apparent.

The Salsburg Guard crossbows are decked out in the finest puff and slash kit that silver can buy and the troops are as proud of it as they are their own beards!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Chaos Renegade...Squad 3...number 8

Hi all,

Well...I had fully intended to start bombarding you with posts about the puff and slash dwarfs...but I've gotten sidetracked again.  After completing the last two Renegades...and receiving a couple of new paints in the mail...I decided to crank out one more...just one more! :)

I recently chatted with one of my painting heroes, Stone Cold Lead, when he mentioned the purple recipe he recently used for the Ion Age Retained Knights...and I immediately ordered the paints he recommended and I decided to give it a try.  Purple has been one of my long term problem colors...and I hoped this was the info I needed to get over that hurdle.

For my first attempt with this new color I chose one of the classic Renegade sculpts, Three Eyes!