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7th March 2018 - The Slog Begins
Prepping some Daemon Engines
Finally, I've started doing some work on sorting out some wargaming things. It's been years and years since I last finished painting any 6mm scale models, which were my Epic Khorne and Nurgle forces, and quite a while since I finished painting my 40K Space Marines. Despite this, I've never really bothered to get decent photos of any of the three armies. Some updated photos seem like a good idea, but as it's been so long, a few things need changing, adding and painting beforehand.
Firstly, four years ago I was given some Epic Chaos stuff, so I want to paint and integrate a lot of those before taking the final photos. I've just undercoated the Daemon Engines and will now attempt to match them to how I painted the others back in 2009.
In addition, I decided to get all my old and unused Epic models out of the loft and sort them out, adding the good stuff to armies, and getting rid of some crap stuff.
I really didn't realise I had so much shit, especially the old style Land Raiders. Look at all those things.
All this means I've given myself a lot more work to do. For my Khorne army, I've got to re-base a lot of Chaos Marines so I can have a World Eater legion, meaning I will have all four at last. I've also given them some old Land Speeders for more close range attack power. My Nurgle force, which I did not want to touch, has actually been given some Rhinos, Land Raiders and an old style Thunderhawk. The Gunship would probably suit my Tzeentch army better, but it's a bit old and skanky so will paint up better as Nurgle. The Tzeentch force has only gained some Rhinos and a couple more Champions, but Slaanesh have been bolstered by Rhinos, Chaos Squats, Land Speeders and some Beastmen.
My Orks are hopefully going to be boosted. If I can put together 3 stands of Nobz, they'll have a Blood Axe clan. That clan has never been used by us before in any of our old Epic adventures, so I hope I can make it happen. For the Marines, I'm going to paint up some Grey Knights and Legion Of The Damned units to use up some of that big pile of Tactical Marine stands.
In addition to all this, I'm prepping myself for working on the Epic-S rules again. The new ruleset will be version 3, but will be heavily based on my old 1.3, with a few bits from V2 and a few new things added in. I think V2 took the game too far away from the old Epic Space Marine rules that this game is based on, so that's why I'm taking it back a bit.
Old Epic stuff part 1
Old Epic stuff part 2
Won Wilder leaps into battle against Boris
Unsurprisingly, also been doing a lot more work on the Super Dungeon rules. It's getting smoother and faster, but I'm still struggling to get the game really balanced.
That being said, the last couple of test games have gone quite well. There's no doubt that the "AI" of some of the enemies will need a lot more tweaking, but I think it's getting to the point where I can take the game to one of our games nights and get some real feedback.
Can't wait to get it all done.
First playtest using the Forgotten King himself
The Forgotten King continues to defend his dungon
29th Feb 2012 - Poor Attention Span
Barely done anything this month as free online MMOs stole my attention. I did manage to re-base a lot of epic scale stuff, before having a bit of a spraying marathon. On the painting side all I managed to do was a couple of Blood Bowl models.
6th May 2011 - Slow Month
Finished updating the Undead BB team. I had to wait for decent weather to do a load more spraying, but then it got really warm and the grey spray on my Guard went on a bit rough. But sod it. Just wanna get the damn things done. Have sprayed all the new Marines and Guard tanks. Then I mixed a new blue for the Marines, as my old one (Marine Dark Blue) no longer exists. It's not bang on, but is much closer than the Vallejo one I tried. Also started the Slaanesh Epic stuff, and have gone mad pre-Heresy purple rather than the post-Heresy black. But soon after got bored so haven't done any more on those in a while.
All in all a slow month. Need to do more dammit!
10th March 2011 - Must. Keep. Painting.
After many, many, many, many, many years, my favourite Blood Bowl team the Orcs are getting some attention. Also, the Tzeentch Titan is well on the way, and am planning to use transfers for a wild change. Many things sit in the stripping pot, including 40K Eldar and Marines, and Epic Chaos.
Must. Keep. Painting.
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