Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mordheim 2019: Ogre bodyguard hired sword

Welcome to the Thunderdome!

The Warcry boxed game comes with a lot of nice models, but I was particularly impressed by the ogre in the Iron Golem warband, going as far to say that it might be the nicest in the set. Due to this, I immediately started thinking of applications for the model. Having just participated in the Mordheim 2019 event with a Sister of Sigmar warband, I decided that the ogre could make a perfect hired sword with a little modification!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 63: Gelida with Magos_Buer

Bring me Ice!

Cody Taylor, Magos_Buer on Instagram, joins us to talk about the series of Inq28 events he masterminded, called Gelida: the Frozen Expanse. We talk about the origin of the project and what inspired it. We speak at length about the importance of narrative in these sorts of collaborative events and how he went about making storytelling the focus of Gelida.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tabletop Fantasy Miniatures by Ana Polanscak

Blood Simple.

Now that the days are getting shorter and the leaves are falling from the trees in the United States (and October is starting to wind down), it is hard not to think about Halloween! It is a time to carve Jack-o'-lanterns and watch John Carpenter films. With these thoughts in my head, I wanted to paint some miniatures that put me in the same state of mind. It dawned on me that I had a collections of miniatures from Ana Polanscak’s Kickstarter that fit the theme excellently. I particularly like the Blood Fiend and diminutive Skull Familiar included in the set. The lore Ana created for the Blood Fiend is particularly evocative: it harbors the tortured spirit of an old warhorse that was fed on the diet of a carnivore! For these two models, I decided to see if I could paint them quickly using Games Workshop Contrast paints.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Primogenitor: Death Guard

The Archenemy infects this universe. If we do not pause to fight that infection here, within our own selves, what purpose is there in taking our fight to the stars? - Apothecary Engane from his Treatise on Imperial Medicine

We have always had a soft spot for the Death Guard. Years back, after the release of the Putrid Blightkings, we tried our hands at creating some terminators. Later, when GW reworked their entire model line (which fell short of their potential), we started an initiative to improve them, which culminated in our creating one based on a Primaris model. Recently, Iron Sleet announced their next narrative event, set within a cyclopean space hulk, called the Primogenitor. Alexander Winberg from Echoes of Imperium realized the XIVth Legion would fit effortlessly into this setting, and started to craft a Death Guard warband for the event. It didn’t take much convincing for us to try our hands at creating another Death Guard model for the event. We decided to use a Primaris space marine as the basis for this conversion, and wanted to talk about the process in this post.