Month: August 2019

Emotional Detachment

So, what I should be painting is the stuff I need to use as 7TV Day 3 next month, or making some of the terrain for it.

Or sorting out some more Nighthaunt to get done for our Tales of AoS Gamers thingy.

What I actually find myself doing is sorting through Warhammer 40k stuff with a mind to play Apocalypse. I wrote about Apoc a bit ago and having now read through the rules and some of the cards, it does get my juices flowing.

What is really getting me fired up is the ability of have detachments of differing armies from within the Imperium. A long time back, when we were playing Epic40k a lot, I had a narrative in my head of an Inquisition led Crusade that would allow me to have a bit of everything that was cool (not necessarily good!). I believe the kids these days refer to it as a ‘soup army’.

Well…….soup is back on the menu, boys! (And girls etc)

Unsurprisingly, I have quite a bit of 40k stuff and most of it sits within the Imperial armies. Some bits of Deathwatch, some bits of Sisters of Battle, some bits of Grey Knights, some Death Korps of Krieg, some Knights etc etc.

The nice thing about Apocalypse is that the detachment rules allow you to field each of these as a little self contained force, making up the bigger army. It almost certainly won’t be optimal as the use of the command assets favours having an army all of the same type but it does allow me to build my narrative based idea. It also means that I can get some variation in what I paint too.

Yes, I have other things that need painting. I did start on some Nighthaunt, have decided on the colours so can crack on (although I need some liquid green stuff for the gaps). I have started my 7TV stuff and have base colours on them all.

But for today, it’s Apocalypse that has got me thinking…….

Fools Tale – Khorne Month Two

Long time readers of this blog will have a pretty good idea of how this post is going to go.

  • He starts off with grandiose visions and then falls woefully short.

  • Anyone who believed that he would do a Tale of N Gamers was just deluding themselves.

  • Almost certainly the Xbox has called him away so no modelling this month

  • There was some new shiny

Ha well in your face 🙂

OK well not totally in your face as I didn’t do what I said I was going to do and I haven’t stuck to the rules but I have made what I would call ‘significant progess’ on this project.  And the derailment totally wasn’t my fault.  OK it was a little but why quibble about that.

What happened is that through a couple of second hand deals I was able to secure every model that I needed at a fraction of the retail cost which meant that I had a huge sea of grey plastic just calling out to me to be assembled.  Which is basically what I didIMG_4879.jpeg

This lot left me with just a Bloodthirster to build and it would have been wrong not to.  So I did.  Oh and I changed one of the skull cannons into a Blood Throne using some spare parts that I had. The next stage was the great base sanding of 2019 which left the army looking like this.  Almost playable right.

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Finally I got through two and a bit cans of red spray paint to finish the month with a lot of red toy soldiers.

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Now I do need to go back over them to touch up some areas where the overhangs prevented the spray from getting to the plastic but this is pretty much an army ready for the next stage.

So Month Two tasks are to ink wash everything (depending on how this looks I may do a heavy drybrush of a more orangey red as well) , paint the bases grey and then think about what other two colours I am going to put on the models – at the moment I am drawn towards using yellow rather than gold / brass, mainly cause I think it will look pretty cool.

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We have candy

Sorry about the radio silence for the last few days, MAGE was this past weekend and it consumed quite a bit of my time which coupled with the fact that the school holidays have arrived means that I have been slack.  Come on, its not like you aren’t used to it.

I will write up a longer MAGE report at another date (Saturday is just a blank, literally) but on the Sunday I thought that I would use the opportunity to rope a few more people into playing 7TV.

Which proved to be a success beyond anything I could have hoped as I’ve got 4 or 5 new players into the game and generated a few extra signups for the forthcoming 7TVDay3.

All good things.

But of course its 7TV so you need to come up with a cast and a show for that cast to be involved in – I was really pushing the whole make up your own story aspect during the demos as thats the thing that really appeals to me about the game and I have to say that the lovely folks have taken that to heart.   So without further ado here are a few of the cast ideas that have been knocked around since the weekend.

Connor Truby

Southern U.S. sponsors wanted a cowboy in space soap which supported the Confederate ideals. They came up with Gettysborough. It didn’t get any traction in the UK under 7TV so they cancelled before the end of the first season. It now has a cult following.
Star – Martin Reynolds – Tough Detective 10
Co-star – Chloe Clean– Angel of Justice -6
Co-star – Andara Sarah – Plucky Assistant 5
Extra – Jenny Dob – Survivalist 4
Extra – Simone Tim – Doctor 1
Extra – Ivan Clean- Scientist 2
Extra – Preacher Scroll – administrator 2
Extra – Rider Tim – Ninja 4
Extra – Kylie Fry- Scientist 2
Van – 4

Cathy Winton

“Freedom Ridge” was a later spin off from the hugely popular “The Lawman” (which was cancelled mid-run after a scandal hit involving its star). Both were westerns – Freedom Ridge tried to cash in on the rising feminist movement by having female stars in traditionally male roles in the early 70s but eventually all the protests from groups on all sides led to that too being cancelled. An idea before it’s time sadly….. maybe another re-boot is due?

Eless

I need to refine my narrative but basically my story so far is a t.v. station wanted to make a drama about the Druids of Morne, who were a real life sect that lived on a remote island but the worship of the Druids died out years ago. The station hired a local historian who lived on Morne as a creative consultant without realising she was an ancient and powerful druid. Within a few months she had brainwashed and converted many of the actors and crew to become part of her cult. Plus raised a few demons……

I love the creativity that has gone into these, even just in the couple of days since being introduced to the game.  I also love the fact that loads of my friends are going to be playing my favourite game which means I don’t just have to play Matt 🙂

As for me my next cast is coming along nicelyIMG_4864.jpeg