Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Buh Bye 2013, 'ello 2014

Oldhammer at its best

It is time to lay out the plans for 2014.  As the OoaB reader may note, 2013 was a good hobby year for me. This implies that I may have set the standard too low heh. Not only has it been a good hobby year it was also my 1st year Wedding Anni on May 17th, so it was my first complete year as a married man.

So on to the Goals for 2014.

Goal 1:
Painting as always will be a priority for me, with a number of bits to both start and finish. Armies at the top of the list to Finish are my Blood Axe Orks, Fimir and Chaos Squats. Not to mention the 100 odd Combat Zone and/or Necromunda gangs/tribes which will need to be finished (Or in the case of many of them painted).



Goal 2:
Gaming this year has increased a large amount, with both GLOGG being founded and my reappearance in Watford Gaming Club. I have not only managed to play a number of WhFB3 games but a large number of other systems including but not limited too:

WhFB3 & WhFB8
Wh40k2 & Wh40k6
Necromunda
Bloodbowl
Combat Zone
Zombiecide
Xwing

So unlike many my goal is not to play more, but too just keep the status quo and continue to game as varied as I have and if possible maybe try a few other games out.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Chaos Squats: The Repaint


So I got fed of of paint the Red/Black/Orange scheme for my Chaos Squats and so they ended up in the Dettol, weeks later I've started the repaint.

These are far from a perfect paint job but I'm going for a Tabletop paint job with the aim of a high contrast at a distance. Plus a nice dirty/grimy paint job is always more forgiving.

2 Chaos Squats on the left, and 2 normal on the right

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

Rule Book front cover
The existence of a science fiction table top game in development by Games Workshop was made known through Citadel Journal in 1986 and Rogue Trader was officially released at Games Workshop's annual Games Day event in October 1987. Created by Rick Priestly, The game was sub-titled Warhammer 40,000 in order to clearly differentiate it from 2000 AD's Rogue Trooper comic series. The game featured rules that were closely modelled on those of its older fantasy counterpart, Warhammer Fantasy Battle. The majority of the book was written by Rick Priestley who was also responsible for WFB.

The gameplay of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader differs from its main modern-day descendant (Warhammer 40,000), in that it was heavily role-play-oriented, with great detail placed on weaponry and vehicles and the inclusion of a third player (the Game Master) in battles, a role not too different from the Dungeon Master of Dungeons and Dragons. Rogue Trader game introduced some races that were later removed from the Warhammer 40,000 setting, such as Squats (Warhammer dwarfs in space), Zoats (also present in Warhammer Fantasy Battle) and the Space Slann (a humanoid frog-like race).

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Legion of the Damned: Sergeant Centurius WIP

I hope everyone had a great Festive Holiday and you received plenty of old lead to keep yourself happy for awhile.

Since my Wife has to work Xmas (Shes a Lead Carer in a Care Home) I got a fair bit of painting done including Mr. Centurius and a Ork RT bike (Yet to take pictures).

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Leadmas! & 20k Blog Views!


I'd like to wish all the OoaB Readers a happy Leadmas and that they all get many toys they've wanted, or at the very least some trade fodder hehe (I know Wife's/partners mean well but they don't always get it right eh?).

Monday, 23 December 2013

Ork Freebooters


So after months of being put on the back burner I've finished my Freebooter Mob along with a Renegade Mek.

Renegade Mek, Kaptain, Boy 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Legion of the Damned: Sergeant Centurius

Sergeant Centurius was a special "Limited Edition" miniature, thought to be sculpted by Jes Goodwin, released by Games Workshop during the opening of the 100th Games Workshop store, March 2nd and 3rd 1996, hence the name 'Centurius'.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Copplestone Scavengers + Friends

So today I have yet more Necromunda for your enjoyment, this time in the form of some Copplestone Castings Scavs and their friends.

3 Copplestone Castings Savages
Scaly, came from Ebay missing partsso a little conversion work

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Warpstone Magazine Issue 25

So as the regular readers of my Blog know I'm a Fimir lover (Wait that sounds plan wrong), So for those who also are a fan of Fimir I'd recommend reading issue 25 of the Warpstone Magazine. Which can be ordered here: Warpstone.org

Warpstone Issue 25 Cover

Issue 25
Reviews (Sigmar’s Heirs, Plundered Vaults, Old World Bestiary, Denizens of the Empire)
Fragments – the latest news and reviews
The Fimir: Ruinous Inheritance – So good, we gave it a cover of its own. The rest of the issue is dedicated to one of the most popular of WFRP creatures.
Contents & Introduction
Ruinous Inheritance 
A Fimir Bestiary 
Fimir for WFRP1 – Supporting material and stats for WFRP1
Fimir for WFB6 – Fimir army list for WFB6.
Fimir – The Art
Legion 6 – A few things that we couldn’t fit in the main article.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Plants Vs Zombies PC Game

So while I don't play many PC games and I have spent many a hour playing Plants Vs Zombies in the last few days. Sadly this has effected my painting time but oh well its a nice change of pace.

Plants and zombies aren't exactly what you'd call natural enemies, given the latter's single-minded hunger for brains and the former's complete lack thereof. Despite being brainless, plants apparently appreciate the hand that waters them, so when zombie hordes come to eat your brains, it's Plants Vs. Zombies. To protect your own grey matter, you create defensive fortifications around your house by cultivating a wide variety of cute, combat-ready plants to handle the goofy varieties of zombie attackers. Plants Vs. Zombies is solidly rooted in the tower defence genre, but it grows and branches in such a charming, accessible way that almost anyone can pick it up and have a lot of fun. The basic gameplay is pleasantly engaging, but it will take seasoned defenders a few hours before they can play legitimately challenging levels. Fortunately, Plants Vs. Zombies rolls out new units and environments at a good pace, and the minigames, puzzles, and Survival mode offer some clever and challenging diversions. It's a delightful game that is both addictive and accessible, and you'll never look at your garden the same way again.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Necromunda, yes that's right more Gang Banging! Ohh errr!


Yup more Necromunda fun in the Underhive, I'm addicted to Necromunda like a Ratskin to Wildsnake.


The first 5 Scavengers/Scavvies done, more EM4 Copplestone Sculpts.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Reaper Bones Part 4: Jabberwock


So once again I'm trying to use another of the Reaper Bones range, this time the Jabberwock

Bones Jabberwock
The Jabberwock with eyes of evil (not included) comes smashing through the cold and damp swamp (also sold separately), comes in 5 separate parts. The parts are: right arm (the mini's right, not yours), 2 separate wings, the head, and the rest of the ugly bastard.

The ugly bastard (I shall call him Tim) is quite large, and all the separate parts fit remarkably easily with a tab and slot system (though glue is needed to secure them in place because they also slide apart remarkably easily).

When Tim arrived in the packet (From Miniature Heroes only 36 hours after I ordered it) the base along with Tim's legs was slightly warped.  A slight problem, easily fixable.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

So I think the Wife is going to kill me...

Ever get that feeling when you realise just how much Wargames stuff you have ordered and you total up the price and you get that''Oh shit'' feeling?

Well I just did, let me just run you though my latest buys in the last 2 Days (Yup just 2 days):

Ebay:

Also coming with original box.
Need a Leader right?
Mislabled and missing a tail, but a true bargain
Rather cheap at £1.40
EM4 were sold out so Ebay to the rescue 

So that was my Ebay buys... not too bad eh? Well worse is too come and those are just the items I've won and that doesn't include the lots which hasn't ended yet. Now are the items I've bough from webstores..

Friday, 6 December 2013

So I turn 30 tomorrow..

So I turn 30 tomorrow..

While it may make me feel like I'm this fella,


I know its not actually that bad, it's just made me think.. fuck I've done this hobby for 22 Years and must at one point or another done  every GW army/force/gang (And a fair number of non-GW toys).

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Another Milestone: 100 posts


So.. wow, 100th Blog post. What can I say it's a joy to run this Blog and seeing it grow day by day and watching a steady number of new readers/followers.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Combat Zone - EM4 Miniatures skirmish game



Combat Zone is a 25mm skirmish game set in the near future. At the end of the 20th century the governments promised that the Internet and World Wide Web would be made available to us all, it would be in every school, library and public building. Unfortunately this never happened. Society was split by those with computer skills and access to the information and those who didn't. Corporations familiar with the ways of the Net grew more powerful. They fed the populace with biased information, digitally remodelled pictures, everyone believed what they saw or read was true. Governments were brought down by scandal. Important ministers employed by the Corporations. The population turned to the only ones they could trust, the ones who provided them with jobs, housing, and leisure facilities, the Corporation. They built secure zones within the cities. The local police force were employed by the Corporations to police these zones. Those of no use to the Corps were left outside the Corporate walls to fend for themselves. They lived in a harsh, violent, and lawless society. The only people for them to turn to were those with money, and power. The Gang leaders, drug and arms dealers. They provided them with food and shelter, and an identity. They were part of a Gang, and they had a purpose. To protect their turf from raids from other gangs or attacks by the neighbouring Corps, who formed military units to eradicate the gangs. Life was lived in a Combat Zone, and there was no escape.