Lords of War III – the aftermath

Welcome back warmongers! What a weekend. What a weekend indeed! Two days ago me and my partners in crime hosted one of the best and most exclusive 40k event in Southern Sweden to date. Im talking about the third installment of the Lords of War series, where 16 players with beautifully painted armies fought across eight themed high quality tables. It has been a busy winter as I’ve been hauling ass to get everything together, but hot damn it paid off, and I am blown away by the appreciation we got from the community – from friendly visitors to extatic participants opening goodie bags and re-uniting with old battle brothers. For eight hours straight our players focused on conquering the title of Lord of War – the tension in the air was electric to say the least. Well, let’s get onto what you really came here for: pictures and the scoreboard.

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Getting dirty in the pig sty! Making quick and easy SAGA and fantasy terrain.

What’s up hobby hunchbacks?! Things have been busy around here as the team is preparing for the Lords of War 3 tournament later in January, but I hope you had a great holiday season! I managed to get some me-time inbetween the family gatherings which resulted in some finished terrain for either SAGA or Fantasy games. In this post I’ll walk you through the process of making easy and generic yet atmospheric terrain pieces to breathe some life into your gaming table.

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Resin reinforcements! – Vlka Fenryka project log pt.2

*Bark* *bark* *growl* k-9 friends! I don’t really like to post WIPs of grey plastics but I just felt I had to get these pictures out so you can follow the current state of my wolf project. This week I got a care package from my good bud Martin at WargamesUK containing some much needed teeth for my army! He provided me with the anvil smasher himself – Arjac Rockfist! So, I finally took the time to sit down with some resin from the dark corners of my closet and the rest of the haul I brought home a couple of weeks ago, and spent a good four hours of late night glue-jitsu!

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The Cavalry painting challenge #1

Good day,  I hate painting horses. I should probably have acted upon this knowledge before buying 50+ cavalrymen for my Muslims and Byzantines.

I have to do something about this, so I got this idea. Each month I will  paint at least two horsemen to completion and document the results here. I probably won’t be posting this every month, but skipping a post doesn’t mean skipping painting. You can follow this journey along and shame me when I fail and cheer when I succeed.

Here are the two I finished or October. A berber horseman and a Seljuk horse archer both from the Gripping Beast range. I did a small conversion on the Seljuk hat, an important item the plastic kit weirdly lacks. The plastic kit also has some serious gaps that need to be fixed.

 

And here are the next WIPs.

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More of the same but I also added a baggage train.

 

Wish me luck.

Elysian Droptroops in 8th edition – theory and practice pt.3

We’re in the pipe – five by five!
Hey and welcome back reader, to the final installment of my Elysian Droptroops in 8th edition-series. This article won’t be too long as I’ve pretty much made all my points regarding how the space rangers fare in the latest edition of 40k. Instead I’d like to share with you the army list that I’m taking to the No Retreat 5 tournament in Gibraltar this weekend, as well as a couple of pictures of my painted collection of Elysians!

The fast and the furious – 2000pts of Elysian Droptroops!

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Elysian Droptroops in 8th edition – theory and practice pt.2

Welcome back trooper! In the last post I talked about my impressions of how the Elysian Droptroops have changed in the eighth edition of 40k from a theoretical point of view. While theorizing and doing your math hammer is a good exercise for deepening your knowledge of the game, at some point you really have to stick your cheek out and throw a few punches to get a feel for how your army will perform in your local meta. In this post, I’ll cover some of my experiences with taking the Elysians to the grand tournament at the convention Malmö Wargaming Weekend.

Veterans clearing out a compound. Photo by: Benny Sand.

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