Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 2012 Painting Update

Back at the start of the year, I set myself a painting Pledge to follow for the year. Here's an update on how it's going so far.  

Pledge #1 Paint 3 times as many figures as I buy
Painted - 33
Bought - 32
Ratio - 1.03:1

Warhammer 40,000 Flesh Tearers
Sanguinary Priest (Jump Pack, Bolt Pistol & CCW)
10 Assault Marines (without Jump Packs, including 2 Sergeants)
Razorback (Twin-Linked Lascannon)
3 Predators (Autocannon, Lascannon Sponsons)
3 Baal Predators (Assault Cannon, Heavy Bolter Sponsons)

Warhammer 40,000 Dark Eldar
Kabalite Warrior (Splinter Rifle)

Warhammer Dwarfs
3 Warriors with Great Weapons

HORDES Minions
Ironback Spitter Heavy Warbeast
2 Bull Snapper Light Warbeasts
Wrong-Eye & Snapjaw
Gatorman Posse (Leader & 2 Grunts)
Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew (Leader & Grunt)

HORDES Trollbloods
Madrak Ironhide
Grim Angus
Dire Troll Mauler
Troll Axer
2 Troll Impalers
Troll Bouncer
Kriel Warriors (Leader & 5 Grunts)
Trollkin Champions (Leader & 4 Grunts)
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (Bearer & 3 Scribes)
Long Riders (Leader & 2 Grunts)

HORDES Minions
Ironback Spitter
Gatorman Posse (Leader & 4 Grunts)
Alten Ashley

Pledge #2 Paint all figures acquired between 1/12/11 and 30/11/12

Warhammer 40,000 Flesh Tearers (0/5)
5 Sanguinary Guard

Warhammer 40,000 Dark Eldar (1/49)
10 Kabalite Warriors (1 completed)
20 Wyches
5 Scourges
9 Reaver Jetbikes
2 Venoms
1 Raider
2 Ravagers

HORDES Trollbloods (0/25)
Madrak Ironhide
Grim Angus
Dire Troll Mauler
2 Troll Impalers
Troll Axer
Troll Bouncer
Kriel Warrior Leader & 5 Grunts
Trollkin Champions Leader & 4 Grunts
Krielstone Bearer & 3 Stone Scribes
Long Rider Leader & 2 Grunts

HORDES Minions (5/11)
Ironback Spitter (Completed)
Alten Ashley, Monster Hunter
Professor Viktor Pendrake
Totem Hunter
Feralgeist (Completed)
Gatorman Posse Leader & 4 Grunts (Leader & 2 Grunts Completed)

Anyhow, on to the photographs

Sanguinary Priest Arturus
3rd Assault Squad, 3rd Company
6th Assault Squad, 3rd Company
Razorback "Hunter", attached to 6th Assault Squad, 3rd Company
Baal Predators
Dark Eldar test model
Dwarf Warriors
Ironback Spitter Heavy Warbeast
Bull Snapper Light Warbeasts
Wrong-Eye & Snapjaw
Gatorman Posse
Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A pair of milestones

Today's post marks a couple of milestones for Tales from the Lennycave. First of all, today is the first anniversary of me starting this blog. Secondly, this is the 50th post on the blog. So, thanks to everyone for reading and commenting and keeping me motivated to write.

What can you expect next? Well, these are some of the upcoming events and goals I have, all subject to change of course.

I still have a tournament report from MooFool : Rise of the Child to complete. I'm also going to the Belfast Brawl Steamroller tournament on Saturday so I'll have a report on that too.

I'm painting up my Blindwater Congregation army, and have nearly reached 35pts so I'll have to stick up some photos of that soon. I still have more to do and the Trollbloods I bought last week to do as well. On the 40K side I have a Dark Eldar army, I intend to have that painted for the start of September.

I have a 2012 painting Pledge I was supposed to update but haven't done yet. I'll have that up soon as well.

Finally, I leave it up to the readers. Is there anything you want to see covered? Let me know.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Brawling in Belfast

This Saturday I'm heading up to the Belfast Brawl Steamroller tournament held at Queen's University. The format is Steamroller 2012 and I can bring two lists of 25pts each. I've decided to bring my Minions, a Blindwater Congregation Pact army. As I don't have a huge selection of figures to choose from, both lists are identical with the exception of the Warlock.

Bloody Barnabas (6 WP) / Maelok, the Dreadbound (6 WP)
Blackhide Wrastler (9)
Ironback Spitter (8)
Bull Snapper (3)
5 Gatorman Posse (9)
Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew (1)
Feralgeist (1)

I'm still painting the Ironback Spitter, Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew and the Feralgeist. All have had some work done and I don't expect I will have any struggles finishing the painting by Saturday.

One thing though - I've never used these before. In fact, I've never played a HORDES Faction before.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time for Trollbloods

It was my birthday yesterday, so I decided to get myself a present. Conveniently, a friend was looking to sell off his collection of Trollbloods, so I picked them up. I've always liked the Trollbloods, ever since I got into HORDES I've wanted an army of them (and Skorne) but when it came to collecting an army full Minion armies were available so I picked up a force of Gators. These are nearly painted now and I will be bringing them out to play at the Belfast Brawl tournament next weekend (more on this later). Anyhow, I have the Gators to play with while getting the Trollbloods painted up, and all models in my Gatorman force will work for the Trollbloods as well.

Anyhow, I got the following models :
Madrak Ironhide
Grim Angus
Dire Troll Mauler
Troll Axer
2 Troll Impalers
Troll Bouncer
6 Kriel Warriors + Caber Thrower
5 Trollkin Champions
Krielstone Bearer + 3 Stone Scribes
3 Long Riders
Fell Caller
5 Whelps
Alten Ashley

I put this into Forward Kommander ( and it works out at about a 55 point army. I don't have the Trollbloods book yet, but I will pick it up and decide where to go from there, although the first step will likely be to fill out the units and get their unit attachments. Really looking forward to these guys, they should be fun to paint at least.

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