July 31, 2013

Colouristo's Necron Army - Part 3

During our last Pumpkin Painter Power Evening I created a new colour scheme for the next unit of my Necron Army.

assembled with and without the Twin-linked particle beamer.

It was a very short-lasting painting job, and I really enjoyed the painting.
I hope you like it?!

Best wishes

July 29, 2013

Stories from the battlefield - part 2

Another night of bloody battles happened yesterday in our cold (yes, this was one of the main reasons for our gaming night...it's burning hot in Austria right now) gaming basement.

This time we decided to play Warhammer 40k again and give Collectus Maximus the chance to test his brand new Necrons. Some time ago we got some buildings for our battlefield, especially for Infinity battles, but they work quite well for Warhammer 40k as well.
The opponents in this urban warfare were Darkezekiel with his Tau Empire together with me and my newly painted Space Marine Chapter of the Lightning Scars against Colouristo's Necrons together with the new Necrons of Collectur Maximus.

A few impressions of the battlefield after the lineup:

 The scene of the game happened in the very first round of the battle. The Triarch Stalker aimed at the Hammerhead Gunship and achieved two hits. Now it needed to roll a 5 for a grazing shot and a 6 for a direct hit. Collectus Maximus rolled the dices and he got two 6!! The Hammerhead Gunship exploded immediately. After that hit the Necrons ruled the battlefield and never loosened their grip.

They conquered the relic in the center of the battlefield and in the end they had 4 victory points to none. A famous victory for the Necrons!


Stay tuned for more battle reports!

July 21, 2013

Ariadna rises!

posted by Androsch


Had a nice little painting evening with Colouristo. This is a part of the outcome:

I decided to keep the uniform very simple, but I think it works good on the mini. And I tried some NMM once more, which is much easier to paint on such small detail in my opinion.


July 13, 2013

Stories from the battlefield - part 1

Yesterday four of us met to fight our first Warhammer Fantasy battle for a very long time. It was fun, exciting and there were some real epic moments :) Also it was a great opportunity to lead the dwarfs Androsch painted into their first battle ever.

So please welcome the opponents!
On the right side of the ring....Darkezekiel and his Tomb Kings! Together with CollectusMaximus and his new and hungry Dwarfs!
On the other side equally eager to start fighting....Androsch and his Vampire Counts! Accompanied by Morgaine and her usually distracted Orcs & Goblins!

Before the first round starts, let me introduce the armies a bit further. We played 500 points each, so 1000 points faced 1000 points.
Darkezekiel relied on a Liche Priest, 10 Skeleton Archers, 3 Skeleton Chariots and 3 Necropolis Knights. At his side CollectusMaximus fields a Master Engineer, 20 Dwarf Warriors, 10 Thunderers and a Grudge Thrower.
Androsch chose a Vampire, 14 Skeleton Warriors, 10 Crypt Ghouls and 5 Black Knights. And last but not least I picked a Night Goblin Shaman, a Night Goblin Mob with 30 Night Goblins, an Ork Boyz Mob with 20 Orc Boyz and 14 Black Orcs.

Aaaaand there we go! Let's get ready to rumble!!!
Round 1:
The Vampire Counts and the Orcs&Goblins get the first move and try to move as far as they can. It is clear that they are the one who have to initiate the close combats since they have no artillery and no long distance weapons with really long shooting ranges.
On the other side, the Tomb Kings and the Dwarfs decide to stay and wait. The Dwarfs load their Grudge Thrower and aim at the approaching Black Orcs. They shoot and 6 Black Orcs go down...what an amazing shot!

Round 2:
Vampires and Orcs advance undaunted, eager to land their first strike against their enemies. As the Skeleton Warriors reach the river in the middle of the battlefield they discover that it is a rapid and refreshing river. Bad luck for them! Now they have to deal with the river first. The Vampire tries to cast a spell and conjure 10 Ghouls in front of the Dwarfs on the hill. That will keep them busy for a while. Too bad the spell was casted with total energy!

Immediately the Dwarfs try to strike back and aim the Grudge Thrower once again at the Black Orcs. But bad luck stays with them as the Grudge Thrower breaks down and takes a crew member with is.

Round 3:
In the third round the river stays the main problem of the Orcs & Goblins and the Vampires. But they have no choice! Fortunately the river is merciful and only takes a few sacrifices.
The Vampire tries to cast the spell again. This time the Ghouls appear a few inches away from the Dwarfs.
Still the Orcs and Vampires cannot reach their opponents.

Now the Tomb Kings strike back and send the Skeleton Chariots wipe out the Black Knights. Unfortunately they can't reach them. Instead the Necropolis Knights close in on the Skeleton Warriois with the Vampire. They roll a dice and it is a 6! They hit a deathblow! Now everything depends on the deflecting roll of the Vampire. Aaaaaaaand....it's also a 6! Unbelievable! He did it!

Round 4:
With that amazing save the Orcs and Vampires come in with full force! The Black Knights rush into a close combat with the Skeleton Chariots. It is a fatal hit and the Chariots will not recover from it.

In the second close combat the Skeleton Warriors wipe out the Necropolis Knights while the Vampire fails to cast a spell. The Black Orks finally manage to cross the river,but they are down to the Boss and the Night Goblin Shaman. The Boss draws himself up to his full hight and clenches his weapon whereas the Shaman hides behind him.
The Dwarfs don't hesitate for a second and with an angry roar the Black Orc Boss goes down, followed by the Shaman. What a brave couple of warriors but in the end they had no chance.
The Skeleton Warriors aim once again at the Night Goblin Mob and this time it is too much. Squeaking and shouting the rest of them turns around and runs.

Round 5:
Since all the battles have been fought and no aim for anybody in reach, the Vampire and the Liche Priest cast their last spells but with no result.

So after 5 rounds of heavy battlefield action the points are counted.....and the winner is.....nobody! It's a standoff!

This is the end of our first Warhammer Fantasy Battle. Congratulation to the Dwarf for their glourious first battle and also to the other brave warriors! I'm pretty sure this wasn't their last conftontation.

See you soon at the battlefield!

PS: before I forget, I'm really proud that my Orc guys behaved and didn't beat themselves one single time! Epic ;)

July 06, 2013

Sketchbook - Colouristo

Dear Pumpkin Friends,

My first Comic Art Page ever!
Again painted during my actual business flights. Therefore some lines are not that straight :)
I hope you like it?

And two other pages I painted as well during my actual flights:

1. American football tackling study (not completed, and I am not sure if I will ...)

2. Demonstration of our Pumpkin Power ! :)

Due to the fact that I could not join our very cool Pumpkin Painter Power Sessions for some weeks, I had to draw at least something. I know that these are no pictures of lovely figures, but I hope it is still interesting for you?!

With best wishes

July 03, 2013

Dwarf Warriors

posted by Androsch


Guess what, it's dwarf time again! ;)

I finished a unit of warriors today. They're a little less elaborately painted than the slayers, but they still make a nice looking unit imo. Take a look:

I feel the urge to drink a really cold beer again right now! ;)

Regards, Androsch