Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Siege Painted And the blog going forward into mk3

Siege reporting for duty!

Rocket gun on the back instead of in his hands...

I could have bought the re sculpt in which he is holding his gun in a better pose, but I'm on a £0 hobby budget... so I will stick with classic Siege

What do you think of my colour scheme for Siege?

The other thing I wanted to talk about was the blog in general with regards to mk3 and going forward.

I have been quiet since Privateer Press announced mk3 a few months ago, not wanting to post about spoiled rules due to not knowing the bigger picture. So for the last while I have been concentrating on hobby content.

I had a bunch of blog posts that where WIP that will now never see the light of day as they are based on mk2 rules.

So now the rules are released and war room cards available I will start writing tactical and theory based articles again. 

My old articles are now clearly obsolete but I won't be taking them down as they are still interesting from a comparison basis. I will be marking them all as mk2 based though to avoid confusion.

I have also reset my caster kill counts for my army (recorded in the "My Cygnar army" section of this blog.) What happened in mk2 doesn't seem very relevant somehow...

If there is a particular subject you would like me to write about let me know!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Nemo2 & 3 and Storm striders Painted

A while ago I put up a poll on the Cygnar group on Facebook to help me figure out what to paint next. The Storm striders won with Nemo 2 & 3 coming a close second so I figured I might as well do them together!

I included Nemo1 in the picture above to have all the Nemo's together at once

Nemo2 was my second ever warcaster after using Stryker1 from the battle box. He was an interesting caster but got put to one side after too many defeats due to purification and the limitations of Warjacks. It will be interesting to see how he plays in mk3

My friend Will bought Nemo3 for me as a gift last year but as I don't play unpainted he never saw the table in mk2.
I got to use him this week though! I played against Will in my first game of mk3 so I figured it would be fitting to use Nemo against him. 
I will go into my lists another time but I will say it was a very fun game and Nemo3 will be a great choice in mk3!

Nemo3 is smaller than his previous incarnations his staff is noticeably thinner too. I'm not so keen on this myself  

Finch... no longer taking up that warcaster attachment slot opens up some interesting options

Storm strider 1
I made a trench style base and added the extra gobber mechanik I had left over from using a gobber to convert into a gobber tinker

These Striders took a long time to paint. A really long time...
Storm strider 2 this one had Khador bits on its base (I got this one second hand and it was already assembled with the basing done)

My standard token ginger...

Really hoping to get a "Stormsmith theme" once tier lists come out. If it could give the striders the starting with power tokens like Haley2's "storm bringers" tier. (Which is what the two striders were bought for)
Other wise I doubt I will ever put both on the table at once unless I play a huge game for fun.

What do you think of my Storm striders and Nemo's?

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Cylena and the Nyss Hunters Painted

My Nyss are done! This unit was fun to paint and might just have the most different shades of brown in any models I have ever painted...

I converted the unit a while ago post about it can be found here

Cylena herself I have given her bright anime style hair like all my elves

Her hood I made from green stuff looks quite good now its painted

A random selection of grunts for front and back shots!

What do you think about how I painted them? Do you like the colour scheme?

Like I said in the conversion post for these guys, if anyone would like me to convert you up a unit send an email to and we can discuss it further.