Thursday, August 24, 2023

Dragged into Turbolasers 104: Reflecting back on Rich Grimmond 2023 and the Rot of Hondious

Having been a month since the Rich Grimmond 2023 Inq28 event in Richmond, Virginia, we got Martin McCoy ( and Bill Ford (the_ruin.501) to talk about how the event went and if there is anything they would change if running another event in the future.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

90's Marine Challenge: Dark Angel

Two Space Marines models from the 90’s, one just painted (left), the other when we just got into the hobby (right), circa 1997.

Over the last few years I have been painting Dark Angels Space Marines in honor of them being the first Space Marine Chapter we ever painted when starting in the hobby. Although it started primarily with Primaris Space Marines slightly converted to be true-scale Space Marines, I started to paint some older models to capture how Space Marines have changed over the years, including some Rogue Trader models, a MKIV, and a MKVI Space Marine. So when Darren Latham of Games Workshop fame started a 90’s Marine Challenge to paint a plastic 2nd edition Space Marine in a Chapter of your choice, it seemed like an ideal opportunity to paint one of the classic statuesque power armored warriors. Admittedly we did paint a bunch of the models when we first got into the hobby and got the 2nd edition boxed game of Warhammer 40,000. Space Marine models have come a long way since the 90s, and I am happy to say that I think I have too, at least in terms of painting!

Monday, August 14, 2023

Rich Grimmond 2023 - Other Games

Out of step with the world.

Late last month I attended the Rich Grimmond 2023 event in Richmond, Virginia. While my brother Adam was busy playing games of Mordheim and Forbidden Psalm (for the The Rot of Hondious event), and Eric was taking photographs, I was free to interview attendees for Dragged into Turbolasers (listen to that here), and play other games, many of which were designed by people in attendance!

Friday, August 4, 2023

The Rot of Hondious: Red Joy warband

The Road to Recovery is a Dead End Littered with Dead Bodies.

The Rot of Hondious, an Inq28 campaign held at the Rich Grimmond 2023 event, was fantastic. It gave us the opportunity to use Lucretia Barghest, an infected spyrehead, in some games of Forbidden Psalm! Although we had a few posts about her, including one showing how the model was converted, we have not shown the rest of the warband on the blog, and wanted to fix that. Part of the reason we decided to create a Red Joy warband, a host of bloody and mindless degenerates, was that it would give us an opportunity to paint a few eclectic models we recently got, namely a pair of MÖRK BORG goblins from Westfalia Miniatures, and a Bellman sculpted by Ana Polanšćak for the Folk Horrors II Kickstarter. While the models are quite different from each other, their macabre styling fit the concept of a deranged and bloody cult. For the remainder of the warband, we decided to use a selection of eclectic models we acquired over the years. Two were models from Ana’s first Kickstarter, and the final was one of WilhelMiniatures’ Forest Dwellers that I painted last year.