PROJECTS OF THE PAST: Badab War Astral Claws – Tyrant’s Legion Force

Hi there guys and gals, I am here again with another PROJECTS OF THE PAST post, this time I am going to look at the Warhammer 40,000 Badab War army I did a few years ago……..

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Astral Claws Tyrant’s Legion Livery

It was a time before Unbound lists and Allies but the thought of having a mixed Guard and Space Marine list was VERY Tempting…….in the Badab War Book (part of the Imperial Armour Series of books from Forge World) there is a list that allows just that……..and so the Tyrant’s Legion project began.

I no longer own this army, it is know in the safe hands of an American Serviceman but I really enjoyed the project and was a tough one to part with but it allowed me to start work on my Horus Heresy Era Imperial Fists. Take a look through the pictures and drop me a comment as to what is your favourite part of the build!

Lugft Huron

Lugft Huron and his Honour Guard

Guard Command Unit

Centurion

Space Marine Squad

Guard Squad

Chimera

Storm Troopers and Chimera Transport

Terminator Squad

Vindicator

Venerable Dreadnought

Force including Storm Eagle and Leman Russ Exterminator

Hope you like this installment of Projects of the Past!
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OFF THE WORKBENCH – November 2014 Review

Ok guys and gals we are in the beginning of the Festive month of December, Christmas is just around the corner and so to the beginning of a new year. I intend to do one of these articles at the beginning of each month where there has been activity on my workbench and review what I have done, so on with the review of the workbench action for November 2014.

Untitled14COMMISSION PROJECT – WARZONE RESURRECTION – BAUHAUS

This was a fun project for me and my first Warzone Resurrection models, Click on the Picture below and the wonders of the internet will whisk you to my post on this project!!!

Hussars

Hussars

BOOTLEG PANOCEANIA MODEL

This was a fun commission for Mike Johnson aka MJCABOOSE and was a great model to paint, didn’t take the best picture of her to be honest but you get the general feel of the model from the picture provided below. Hope you like!

Pan Oceannia – Neoterra Bolt – Cosplay Edition

PERSONAL PROJECT – GERMAN RSO

As I have said in my blog post about my German 78th Sturm Division Heer force I am slowly building it up to be a fully mechanised force for Tank Wars, the Bolt Action Supplement from Warlord Games. This is a tow for my artillery piece and it is a Raupenschlepper Ost or RSO which litterally means Caterpillar Tractor East. This is a JFTM PRODUCTIONS Model from the  DIE WAFFENKAMMER range.

Introducing Broken Spirit Wargames & IMMORTAL

Hi guys and gals I am one very excited Wargamer right now as I get ready to introduce you to an AWESOME Wargames Company called Broken Spirit Wargames!!!

A Crusader Is Born…

As some of you may know I started off in the Wargaming World some 26 years ago when I picked up my first White Dwarf and the Marauder Miniatures Goblin King Chariot kit. With a love and passion for Games Workshop kits and systems I never felt the need to look elsewhere for my hobby fix, I knew other companies existed but never really paid them any attention………..that is until my crusade began a few years ago!! As I opened my eyes to the Wonderful World of Wargaming out there other, companies & game systems sprung in to my field of vision and it was a little daunting…..how do you choose? That is what my World of Wargaming Crusade is all about… highlighting the works of the alternative wargames companies out there to try to give you enough insight to decide if they are for you! Sometimes along the way I have been so blown away by a company or game that I fully endorse them and blow the horn for Wargamers to rally to their side…….this is one of those times!

So who are Broken Spirit Wargames?

Broken Spirit Wargames are a brand new company of dedicated Wargamers that create rule sets for existing miniature lines that currently do not have any. They are getting ready to launch their first game on Kickstarter in 2015 called IMMORTAL which uses the awesome Arthurian and Lucifer’s Wars miniatures from the guys over at Westwind Productions and the Dark Ages miniatures from Footsore Miniatures!

When asked about the companies ethos when rule writing Dean answers:

“Balance is the key, no overpowered units and the little guy should be able to pull the win from the jaws of defeat.” – I don’t know about you guys out there but this is such a refreshing change in a world of wargames with UBER Death Star units, etc. This is one of the Main Reasons why I have chosen to shine a Spotlight on this company!!

What is IMMORTAL?

This is the first publication for Broken Spirit Wargames, the game is set in 400ad in Dark Age Britain where six factions (Romano Brits, Saxon, Irish, Welsh,Picts and the Tribes of the Pennines) are all engaged in a bloody struggle to become the dominant faction. As the slaughter turns into a stalemate with none of the factions getting the upper hand, an ancient book is discovered. This book teaches the humans to summon the old gods back into existence, the Immortals.

The Immortals appear as gods of good and evil and turn brother against brother, father against son and church against king. Using the human soul’s to feed their war in the spiritual realm, the humans are used as pawns to further the Immortals plans.

The game is based around Westwind Productions fantastic Lucifer’s War range of miniatures and their Arthurian range, Footsore Miniatures have also let them use their incredible Dark Ages range. The game is a 28mm semi-skirmish tabletop wargame for which players will need between 15 to 30 miniatures a side, a 4×4 table, and around an hour and a half to play a battle.

The game is due for release in early 2015 as a full colour hardback book packed full of art, fluff and photographs of amazingly painted miniatures painted by the superbly talented Phil Campbell.

I for one am EXTREMELY excited for this game, It is my pick for 2015, will it be yours? Will you side with good or evil in your quest for dominance of Dark Ages Britain? Join me in the coming months for more articles about IMMORTAL!

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PROJECTS OF THE PAST – Secrets of the Third Reich Soviet Survivors

Ok guys and gals I have had a blog for a while but it was hosted on another site which has since gone, losing all my blog posts in the process. I have however found my old photos from some of the Projects of the Past and so I plan to do a series of posts showcasing these on here………..  and so on with the show…………


Secrets of the Third Reich by Westwind Productions is a Weird World War 2 game set in 1949, the war is ongoing, the occult has been unleashed upon the world along with Mechas and Super Soldiers!!

In 2012 I entered my second Secrets of the Third Reich Grand Tournament and as such did a brand new army for the event! Having done British the previous year I decided on the Russians, and so I went on to buy, build and paint my way through a 55RP army list! Shown below is the result of a months work!

Hammer, Sickle and the Command Squad

Infantry Squad 1

Infantry Squad 2

Siberian Brute Squad

Anti Tank Gun

NAYK Spider Mecha

55RP Soviet Survivor Platoon

I hope that you like my first in a series of Projects of the Past posts, drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts…they are always welcome!

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Warzone Resurrection – BAUHAUS Army Commission Showcase

Well guys and gals a month has passed and I haven’t played a Wargame……….I am feeling serious withdrawl symptoms!!! I have however begun painting again and as those close to me know it is the painting side of the hobby that I enjoy the most and as such I am one happy Hobbyist! So without further ado I will begin this months blog post coming to you direct from Scorpius GLC’s “World of Wargming” Studio!

Untitled14Warzone Resurrection has been on my viewfinder since it originally went to Kickstarter, at that time I couldn’t invest but after an AWESOME Demo Day buy Ant and the guys from Leicester Phat Cats the other month I knew this game was for me!!! I set about deciding on factions and found it really difficult to choose just one as I really liked the Capitol, Dark Legion and Bauhaus. I finally decided on Capitol for myself and Dark Legion for my son (as he loved the Demo he had), so I saved up my pennies and bought the Rulebook, the Capitol Starter Set and the Dark Legion Starter Set……..but oh how I wish I could have got the Bauhaus as well……..well luckily for me I was given a commission to paint up a Bauhaus Army for Sunjeev from Portal Wargaming Centre!!

The brief from Suni was that he wanted the force to be bright and I had just the plan for this force…White and red armour with dark blue/grey uniform, to go with this I also went with destroyed Moon Base themed bases. Here are the models that I have painted as part of the commission, drop me a comment and let me know what you think!!

Angelika Drachen

Angelika Drachen

Max Steiner

Max Steiner

Roberto Feltordo - Convention Exclusive

Roberto Feltordo – Convention Exclusive

Valerie Duval

Valerie Duval

Hussars

Hussars

Etoiles Mortant

Etoiles Mortant

Venusian Rangers

Venusian Rangers

Vorreiters

Vorreiters

Armoured Hussar Juggernaughts

Armoured Hussar Juggernaughts

Vulcan Battlesuits MkI

Vulcan Battlesuits MkI

Vulcan Battlesuits MkII

Vulcan Battlesuits MkII

Thanks for taking your time to read this blog post and looking at my painting, I hope you like what you see as I really enjoyed this project! As I said above this commission allowed me to show the love that I had for the faction without having to buy a third faction!

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78th STURM DIVISION – A Late War German Heer Force for Bolt Action Pt.1

3 months since my last post, terrible form, but ill health has taken me out of action for most of it and the hobby/blogging was not high on my list of priorities! I am sorry to my followers for this but I have the first of a couple of updates from my World of Wargaming….some  projects that I worked on before my illness struck!

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First up is my first steps into Bolt Action – The 28mm WWII Game. I decided to do a Bolt Action version of my Flames of War force…….

The 78th Sturm Division

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At the beginning of 1943 the 78. Sturm Infantry Division was reorganised as the 78th Sturm Division (a new divisional symbol, an armoured fist, being adopted, derived from the artificial hand of Götz von Berlichingen) with additional adjustments to its strength and organisation over the next several months. Each of its three infantry regiments was redesignated as a Sturm-Regiment. The designation Sturm (assault) reflected the division’s increased strength, which eventually included subordinate Sturmgeschutz (assault gun) Heavy Mortar and Nebelwerfer (rocket launcher) battalions and a tank destroyer unit equipped with Marder IIs, as well as extra regimental artillery support. With its new organisation, the division took part in Operation Citadel as part of the XXIII Corps of the Ninth Army, being involved in the fighting at Ponyri. During the following Soviet Counteroffensive the division was first transferred from the Ninth Army to the Second Panzer Army in July, then again to the Fourth Army in September where the division was forced back to the Panther-Wotan line East of Orsha.

During the June – July 1944 Soviet offensive against Army Group Centre, Operation Bagration, the division was assigned to defend the main Moscow – Minsk road and the town of Orsha. During the fighting the division was destroyed, having failed to break out of an encirclement east of Minsk on the night of 5/6 July. Surviving elements were taken over by the 565th Volksgrenadier Division.

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My force is set at the beginning of Operation Bagration, currently the force stands at 1000pts but I intend to add to this with an heavy Artillery Piece and RSO Tow, increase the Heer Grenadier Squad Sizes and mount them in Opel Blitz Trucks, give my Leutnant and his assistant a Kubelwagen, add a Marder II, Tiger I and some Panzers as I gear up for Tank War. This is how it looks at this moment:

Second Leutnant Gruber and his assistant surveying the battlefield!

Second Leutnant Gruber and his assistant surveying the battlefield!

Heer Grenadier Squad 1

Heer Grenadier Squad 1

Heer Grenadier Squad 2

Heer Grenadier Squad 2

Heer Veteran Grenadier Squad

Heer Veteran Grenadier Squad

Heer Veteran Grenadier Squad's SdKfz 251/1 half-track Transport

Heer Veteran Grenadier Squad’s SdKfz 251/1 half-track Transport

German Heer 75mm LEIG 18 Light Artillery

German Heer 75mm LEIG 18 Light Artillery

SdKfz 234/2 'Puma' Heavy Armoured Car

SdKfz 234/2 ‘Puma’ Heavy Armoured Car

Sturmgeschutz - StuG III Ausf G

Sturmgeschutz – StuG III Ausf G

1000pts Reinforced German Platoon for Bolt Action

1000pts Reinforced German Platoon for Bolt Action

I hope you like my first Bolt Action force!! Please let me know your thoughts!
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