Thursday, 16 November 2017

Team Yankee: Stripes Army List

Team Yankee: Stripes Army List

So myself and Jonathan found that our blog had been linked on the front page of the Flames of War page in this weeks update. So no pressure now lol.

I mentioned in my last post that I was looking at writing up my army list this week. This lunch time I put the finishing touches to the list.

We have decided that Jonathan's pesky Ruskies will be attacking through Hof heading towards Bayreuth, Standing in there way is the 2nd ACR. So with a little bit of background behind the force selection I cracked open Stripes.

I am using the Cavalry Troop list as I love the idea of scouting M113's spotting the advancing tanks allowing the M901's and M1's to ambush to take out a few tanks before heading to a new prepared position.

So on with the list:

HQ: Armoured Cavalry Troop HQ 1pt


2 x M1 Abrams 16 pts

2 x M1 Abrams 16 pts

1 M113 Scout Section 2 pts

1 M113 Scout Section 2 pts


2 x AH-1 Cobra 7 pts

Total Points: 44 pts

I think this list will give me some flexible options depending on what the Ruskies throw into the front line.

Next post will be the next stage of the construction of the army.

Comments always welcome.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Team Yankee: Gallery M1 Abrams

Team Yankee: Gallery M1 Abrams

Completed my M1's today just before our lunch time game. I think I need some more weathering but happy with my first models. 

After the break are some pictures of mine and Jonathan's first game using the card terrain from Hammerfall. 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Team Yankee: M1 Abrams WIP

Cracked on with the M1's from Hammerfall box this week, swapped my T-64's with Jonathan so have 4 of these beauties to start my army with.

Check out after the break for the progress so far.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Team Yankee: Stripes

Bit of a break since my last post as it has been a hectic few weeks. I spent the end of October in Essen Germany at the Spiel. This is one of the largest Board Game shows in the world with nearly 250,000 visitors over 4 days. 

I work for Battlefront Miniatures and we were demoing our new Boards Games, Dr Who Time of the Daleks and Brigands & Browncoats . I will post more on these games in the future.

But todays post is about our upcoming release for Team Yankee, Stripes. Team Yankee was released 2 years ago with 1 core book featuring both Soviet and US forces. Over the past couple of years we have brought out books for British, West German and East German forces. Now it is time to revisit the Soviet and US forces and give them their own dedicated books, earlier this year the Soviets book Red Thunder was released with a load more new vehicles and units. Next month is the turn of the US with the release of Stripes. 
Being new into Team Yankee I have team up with Jonathan Peace who also works with me at Battlefront and we have decided to take the new armies and learn how to play Team Yankee. 

The upcoming posts will follow our starts into our new armies, the building and painting and learning how to play.

So tonight I will be reading through Stripes and finding a hook to start my army.

Next post will be a breakdown of the book and what army I have chosen.

If you are interested in fighting World War III battles then check out the Team Yankee web page.

Thursday, 19 October 2017



So last post saw the completion of the 2nd Death Guard marine. At the rate that they are being painted it is going to be a long time before I see 2 fully painted squads, for my army. So to speed things up I have looked at how I can do some batch painting.
As the base armour is all green I have started with that along with the ink washing and highlighting.
Will also tackle all the metals before then working on each model as an individual.

How do you do your batch painting?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Gallery: Death Guard

Gallery: Death Guard

Last night I completed my second Death Guard model. Also my light box finally arrived so was testing out how it worked. Not the best photo at the moment but will be working on getting better pics soon.

I am away in Essen next week so will be taking the rest of this squad away with me to work on at the hotel, hopefully when back will get a chance to post up the first completed unit shots.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

WIP Predator Stage 1

WIP Predator Stage 1

Well it is not those type of Predators but I am sure that you get the idea of what might be coming next.

Check after the jump first work in progress on my new predator.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Galley: Death Guard Test Model

Galley: Death Guard Test Model

Not sure I have ever put so much work into one base, I love the detail that GW have put on the bases and I think it deserved so much more that just a base wash and dry brush.

After the break check out the model that sits on top.

Friday, 6 October 2017

WIP Death Guard Marine First Run

WIP Death Guard Marine First Run

Started work on my first test marine. I know that I had listed with Mouldering Claw and looking in the codex it looked like it was a black armour. However looking in the supplement from the Dark Imperium box it is a darker green, I toyed around with some dark greens and they just looked a bit to Dark Angels in colour. 

So I have gone with a series of thinned down almost washes using Death Guard Green and then Ogryn Green some shades.

It is coming together well, and I hope to have a galley shot tomorrow.
Currently wracking my brain on the basing.


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Card of the Week

Card of the Week

Welcome to the 2nd Card of the Week. Taken from the newly released Death Guard Data Cards deck.

So check after the break which card is Card of the Week.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

WIP: The Mouldering Claw

WIP: The Mouldering Claw

So last night I started pulling my models together for the army to see what I have and what I need to buy. Some of the models in my list have not yet been released yet so I really have to crack on with what I can get my hands on. Having a really tight timeline I have drawn up a painting chart so I can track my progress.

Cannot get the image linked into the document but if you click on the link above you can see the sheet.

Pay day this week and hopefully GW put the models I need up for Pre-Order so that I can get the remaining models.

How do you plan out your painting projects?

Monday, 25 September 2017

Army List: The Mouldering Claw

Army List: The Mouldering Claw

Morning fellow  Bloggers and Blog readers, todays post will be taking you through my 120 points power rating Death Guard army list, I am hoping that I am going to be able to attend the Throne of Skulls at the end of November.

The new format is all about sporting behaviour and themed armies rather than win at all costs. I love the idea and the sentiment behind that, however I am under no illusion that with the points still being more heavily in favour of the points of the win, there will still be the players that want to turn up an have the power WAAC armies.

So with 120 points that can be spread over 3 detachments I sat down with the new Death Guard codex some pen, paper and a cup of tea.

Read after the break

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Card of the Week: Twist

Card of the Week: Twist

 Morning fellow Bloggers and Blog readers.

Starting a new weekly posting called card of the week. 

We have been playing a lot of 8th Edition 40k since the release and in the opening weeks releases GW brought out a deck of Cards called Open War. This deck of cards contains 5 separate decks that are designed to allow players to grab their armies and quickly choose a Deployment set up, the missions objective, and a twist to the mission. There are also Ruse decks and Sudden Death which come into play depending on the difference between the 2 armies scores.

So after the break see what Twist card was pulled at random.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Gallery: Thousand Sons Legion Praetor

Gallery: Thousand Sons Legion Praetor

Last night completed work on the new Thousand's Son's Praetor. Just have the base to edge, was really hoping that my new light would have arrived but sadly not. Went with the Metallic Cherry Red scheme from Forge World using Leadbelcher rather than gold as my base colours. Really enjoyed painting this model and where as I am not planning on doing a full Thousands Sons army I may well paint up a Dreadnought as the model is stunning. 

Once the light box turns up I will get some better photos taken and posted.

What have you guys completed over the weekend?

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

WIP: Death Guard Noxious Blightbringer

WIP: Death Guard Noxious Blightbringer

Oops yet another model started.
I do finish them I promise, I am going with a very dark gloomy feel to my Death Guard. Started work on the metal before I get to the armour. The first few layers have been done ending up with a verdigris, next up some more wash layers before hitting the metal again.

In the post this week is a small light box, so hopefully some gallery shots in the near future.

Monday, 28 August 2017

UNBOXING: First Strike Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set

UNBOXING: First Strike Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set

There has been a lot of unboxing posts on the web of the new Dark Imperium box set. This weekend I got my latest hobby fix from Element Games and it was the First Strike Warhammer 40,000 starter set.
This box set is about the size of a house brick and weighs about the same, so what have GW managed to cramp into the seemly small box?

Check after the break for the unboxing

Sunday, 27 August 2017

WIP: Primaris Space Marine Captain

WIP: Primaris Space Marine Captain

I have had the Dark Imperium box since the release date, and the Primaris Marines have pretty much sat in sprue as I have struggled with my choice of Chapter. I still have the 5 test Space Wolves that should be finished this weekend. However as I am doing Space Wolves for 30k I really want to head down a different path for 40k.

Death Guard are going to be my primary force, but I do want to paint up the Primaris, but use them as long term painting and modelling project. So I have decided on my own colour scheme and now working on some back ground for them.

So starting with the Captain I have removed his Master Crafted power sword and replaced it with a Master Crafted Power Glaive. I have used a spare Glaive from the Age of Sigmar Liberators sprue. I need to do some green stuff work on the joints, but then he will be ready to paint.

The colour scheme has been decided so check back and see the progress.

Have you stayed with a known Chapter?Or have you created your own?

Catch you on the flipside.

Monday, 21 August 2017

WIP: 30K Space Wolves Part 3

WIP: 30K Space Wolves Part 3

So all the metal work is complete and now onto the basing and detail work before transfers and weathering takes place. Hopefully finished in the next couple of days.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

So This Happened

So this Happened

Everything was on track to have the first 1000 pts finished for the Forge World open. Then on the Weds morning woken up at 4am with the Fire Alarms screaming and water flowing through the ceiling. So a couple of weeks down the line the house is drying out and the 1000pts is almost done.

Will post up some pics later this week

Sunday, 6 August 2017

WIP: 30K Space Wolves Troops Part 2

WIP: 30K Space Wolves Troops Part 2

Been a tough work week so little day time progress. All the foot troops and the Dreadnoght have their base armour colour and Ink wash, next up highlighting the armour and getting the metal work finished.

Will get more progress done tomorrow night, check back to see the next update

Only 6 days of painting left eeek

Sunday, 30 July 2017

WIP: 30k Space Wolves Troops part 1

Really starting to get a lot of prep work done on my 1000pt Space Wolves force. Me and some gaming buddies are going to the Forge World Open Day on the 13th of August. We all plan to bring a small 1000pt force so that we can play some games in the afternoon. Having started a new army it gives me 14 days till the event. Today I assembled my two tactical squads and the Contempter Dreadnought.

Check the pictures after the break.

Friday, 28 July 2017

WIP: 30K Space Wolves HQ Part 1

WIP: Horus Heresy HQ Part 1
Work in Progress on the 1000 pts has been pretty solid. So far I have the 2 tactical squads assembled and the 5 heavies with Las-cannons. Also my HQ. I have used 2 of the plastic wolves from the 40K range both in motion poses. The Praetor's body is from the Forge World Praetor set, the axe, head and shoulder pads are from the Games Workshop Space Wolves accessory pack. All in all a very quick conversion that I am very pleased with. Looking forward to having these painted this weekend.

What you got planned on the painting table this weekend?

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Competition: Rocket Racoon

Competition: Rocket Racoon

I have been following Massive Voodoo painting blog site for many years and it is one that has inspired me to starting my own crazed writings. They are a bunch of very very talented painters that cannot help to motivate and inspire me to keep painting and trying new techniques.

      Every year they run a painting competition and this year they have 2 catagories, the first being water and the second being Disney Infinity models.
    I had been inspired by a post that Roman put up with his Iron Man  model.

Check out more after the break

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Army List: 30k Space Wolves

Army List: 30k Space Wolves

My current reading has been Thousand Sons, and the Forge World Inferno book, I have been looking to start a new 30k army for some time now, I have always been drawn to Space Wolves and there were one of the armies I fondly remember collecting when I started in the hobby many years ago.
          As you will have seen from my other posts I am currently working on 5 Primaris Marines in a more modern Space Wolves colour scheme.

Check after the break the list I am working on

Saturday, 15 July 2017



This week I have made some solid progress on the Space Wolves, I have learnt not to fully glue them together as it does make it difficult to reach some of the areas. But great fun to paint. 

Check out the pictures after the break

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Product Spotlight : Brush Cleaner

Product Spotlight : Brush Cleaner

Today I received a new product to spotlight, most of us painters will simply wash our brushes out with clean water at the end of ever painting session, but in time we find the point fraying and splitting.

This is a brush cleaning soap that you rub the tip of the moist brush through and gently work through before washing out with clean water.

Easy to source picked, mine up from Amazon for under £5

Great little hobby purchase

Sunday, 2 July 2017

WIP: Space Wolves Primaris Marines

WIP: Space Wolves Primaris Marines

Like many of us who are GW hobbyists I have picked up a copy of Dark Imperium. I have taken 1 of the Intercessor squads and converted them up for a Space Wolves project.

Check out the conversions after the break

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

WIP: Knight Questor 1

WIP: Knight Questor 1

Last night I got some paint on the Questor Knights Cloak. This is acting as my test character before I tackle the Lord Aquilor. 

The cloak is built up from Khorne Red, brought lighter by adding Tuskgor Fur between in each layer is a thinned glaze of Bloodletter red to help blend the colours and maintain the rich red. To get to the final level Fulgrim Pink was added to the mix. 

The tabard started with Kantor Blue with a layer of Nuln Oil. Then again with Kantor Blue and then brought up with Teclis Blue and finally Blue Horror. I am not to happy with how the blue has come out, but as it is the tabard between the legs not a lot is showing, but will have to work on the blending on the outside of the cloak.

Happy with the progress so far, but that deadline cloak is ticking 

Comments and thoughts always welcome


Monday, 8 May 2017

Army Lists: Path To Glory

Army Lists: Path To Glory

Could not help but be inspired by this piece of art work and this definitely drove my purchasing choice for the core start to my Stormcast army.

Still being new to Age of Sigmar I am still getting to grips with the 3 playing options. Being a long time WFB player I am certainly used to points match games. Not sure I am keen on 'Hey bring some models and we will roll some dice' approach. So to try a new take on gaming I have chosen to run a small Paths to Glory campaign with a couple of friends as we are all new to AoS.

Champion: Lord Aquilor. This gives me 4 units to choose from

Hero: Knight Questor

Infantry: 3 Prosecutors

Infantry : 10 Liberators

Mounted: 3 Vanguard Palladors

I pretty much picked the units I purchased this month and 10 Liberators from the starter set and the Knight Questor from the Talisman box set. Hopefully will get my first game next week, and will attempt my first Battle Report.

Any one else used Paths to Glory as their way to play? If so pop a comment or a link.


Sunday, 7 May 2017

WIP: UCM Cruisers

WIP: UCM Cruisers

Today's Work In Progress is in colour.

After undercoating black I have given the hulls 2 types of dry brush of Mournfang Brown. One is heavily than the other as I am testing which red comes through best.

Check out more after the break.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Monthly Buys: April

Monthly Buys: April

This month's purchases have mainly been Age of Sigmar

3 new books 

Stormcast Eternals
Kharadon Overlords
Disciples of Tzeentch

Bought the 3 books as I will be collecting and playing with the Stormcast and my regular gamers are playing the other 2 armies so always good to know what you are facing.

For my army I have picked up Lord Aquilor and the Vanguard Palladors no idea on how good they are on the table but picked them as I think that they are some of the nicest models in the Stormcast Army.

Will post up an unboxing post for both of these and show Kitbash and work in progress.


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Kitbash:UCM Cruisers

Kitbash:UCM Cruisers

Today's post is another Kitbash and it is the UCM Cruisers that I unboxed earlier this month.

Check after the break for more pictures and thoughts on the kit.

Monday, 24 April 2017



Welcome to my first unboxing post.

Today's post brought me a box of Hawk Wargames UCM Cruisers for Dropfleet Commander.

Read more after the break on the unboxing

Wednesday, 19 April 2017



This is my first KitBash posting, check out more after the break.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sneak Peeks: Magnus the Red

Sneak Peeks: Magnus the Red

Yesterday breaking news for Warhammer Fest is that Magnus the Red is being released. Stunning model that I am really looking forward to painting, unfortunately I am not able to make Warhammer Fest this year. So will have to wait for general release.

What do you think of the model?