His Imperial creators were taken very much offguard by the extent of their own success but did not live long enough to regret it. K'Lurg carved his way out of the facility before the anesthetic wore off and escaped into the surrounding jungle of the death world of Proteus.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
This probably accounts for this Sergeant's lack of breastplate and other regulation equipment; note also the lascannon gunner's lack of standard issue helmet and other gear; both men are very likely colonial volunteers serving with The Guard. And good for them.
...If I ever do a company command squad I'll go bigger and bolder, but for platoons, I think this looks quite appropriate.)
The 9th Nepenthe has a long and glorious history in the service of The Emperor, but it's a helluva yarn and I'm a bit weary to get into it now....
"For the Emperor!!!!"
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Bounty hunter Rufus Kraal and some of his cronies arrive on Geminion Secundus in search of the notorious Geminion gang leader Captain Clown. An extremely hazardous undertaking to say the least. Rufus and his friends are unlikely to survive their attempt to claim the bounty on The Clown's head, but then, Rufus has been in tight spots before.
Here Rufus is shown with his trusty bolt gun and a curious weapon which resembles a chainsword but which may in fact be some sort of force rod, since Rufus is a sanctioned psyker.
One of Rufus' oldest confederates, Bruno Kash has rejoined his old partner in hopes of getting a slice of the handsome price which has been placed on The Clown's head.
Squat adventurer Upston Yarbles normally sticks to treasure hunting and salvage operations but the price on The Clown's head was simply too big to walk away from, so Upston has, for better or worse, thrown his lot in with Rufus. Good luck, Upston.
Well known space pirate, thief, and roadie the Secundus Kid was recruited by Rufus because of his knowledge of Geminion Secundus and its gang culture. He was reared in one of the planet's worst hell holes, after all. Bruno Kash isn't too keen about The Kid's presence, however. He suspects The Kid may be working for The Clown. And he may be right.
"Alright, Clown! I'm takin' you in!"
Saturday, June 17, 2017
My sources for this era claim that the Hittites were the first people in the Mediterranean basin to discover iron, and iron weapons must surely have played a crucial role in the Hittites' successes. They were also very successful in keeping this technological breakthrough a secret for a very long time. It was only when the Hittite empire was finally over-run by the Sea Peoples that the secret got out and spread. I've painted some of these warriors with iron spear heads, while others, perhaps less wealthy, still use bronze.
So. Although this regiment is a bit underwhelming visually, alas, it at least represents meaningful progress on my Hittite starter army. I still need to get a general, a heavy chariot squadron and some skirmishers finished. Then I can wrap it up for now and move on to my Egyptians.
And now...back to work on more Rogue Trader 40k stuff. I've made a lot of crazy promises to myself about what RT stuff I'd get done before fall.
Friday, June 9, 2017
He was normally accompanied only by a weird biomechanoid servitor and the strange being known as Lazarus Alte.
Well, its been fun working on these Inquisitors. I suppose though, that this means its time I got off my butt and started painting up some genestealers for them to fight.
"None can withstand us!!"
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
First up, Doug and Seth ran a splendid Battle of Eckmuhl game, using their own rule set. They always put on a fast, furious and fun game.
Some naive person put me in charge of Davout's enormous corps at the very heart of the French army.
Like some monster Oliphant, my horde fought its way up the table, annihilating my friend Ron's corps and - briefly- taking some of my objectives.
The Austrians had done a good job at hollowing my formations out on my way there, however, and I turned out to be pretty easy prey when, in the game's final rounds, they threw their entire reserve at me and wiped me out. Oh well. Getting wiped out is always worth it if you can destroy one of your friends first. Thanks to Doug and Seth for another terrific game.
My league was the Vichy French.I wad trying to get things in town more or less under control so as to keep the Germans off my back.
Rick kept following me around trying to talk me into letting him have the necessary paperwork to get himself and his dame out of Casablanca but, unsentimental swine that I was, I wasn't having any of it.
More below the fold....