IMPERIAL GUARD: BRINGING BANEBLADE'S TO SWORDFIGHTS SINCE M31

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A Bit More Heresy Death Guard...

Just a quick post today. Another 5 man squad is painted up which will quickly become another 10 man squad when my Forgeworld order arrives.


The Volkite Support Squad is well under way.


Now this Storm Eagle has been in pieces on my shelf for about 6 months! I bought this off a guy in my FLWG for £60 - it was in a hell of a state, being the victim of poor assembly. I pulled it a apart, tidied it up, and put the poor guy back together again.

I was just going to put it on eBay but after all the work it took to restore it, i decided to add it to the Death Guard! Why not.


So the final bits of the Death guard army are on their way from Forgeworld. This included's the last 5 man Tactical Squad, Calas Typhon, Moritarion, a Spartan, and some more Death Shroud and Grave Wardens for good measure!

After that, the blessed Omnissah gets some attention...

The GunGrave

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Deathshroud Terminators Complete

The Deathshroud Terminators are now complete, and now i love them even more! So much i'll be ordering another 5 at the end of the month. They're definitely the most iconic unit that the Death Guard have (aside from Moritarion himself of course)



The bases really came out nice on these guys - gives them a little extra something.






Some detailing on the back of the Terminators.


Arm mounted Chem Flamers.


As with the other Death Guard the shoulder pads were airbrushed with 2 layers of green.


Really pleased with this unit. I've moved onto the other 2 units that are on the table, and they're well on their way to completion. Theres another 40K tournament coming up, and im not sure whether to take these guys  or not. Its in August so im going to get as much done as i can and then decide. Landed second place in the last one, so im hoping for a similar success!

The GunGrave

Thursday, 3 July 2014

On The Table - Heresy Death Guard

So there's been a few new developments on the Heresy Death Guard front. The army is so close to completion, and these units bring it a big step forward.

First up - Deathshroud! I just love everything about these models, they just scream 'bad-ass'! I'd love to have a few more squads of them - maybe later... This unit is nearly done, with just some weathering and washes to go.





As i was rummaging through my hobby storage i found a couple of boxes of those old Urban Basing kits from a few years ago. They were perfect for jazzing up their bases.




I also got started on the penultimate squad of Legionaries. Only 5 more to go after this and that's 40 done and ready!


Lastly there's a Support Squad with Volkite Calivers. Will be parking these lads in some cover to wreak havoc on enemy infantry.


The only units i need after this are Calas Typhon and a Spartan. Save the best till last eh?

The GunGrave

Monday, 2 June 2014

Apocalypse Game May 2014


My poor neglected blog! Gearing up for this Apocalypse game has been a real trial, resulting in an absolute terrain building frenzy! It was all worth it though, because we ended up with a great looking table!


The idea was that 2 sides battle over 3 crossing points into the Imperial city. The bridge below was Andy's effort (done at very short notice!)


This is what i have been slaving over lately - Imperator Bridge! Its nearly 5 feet long and 2 feet wide.


The final crossing point was this infected Tyranid Section. More like a Bio-Bridge!


This is my Defence Laser Heretics Bane, finally painted up! Its inspired me to build to long planned second laser.


These are just a few random shots of the game in full swing. We had 7 players each side, with each player bringing 2000pts each. It was Imperial vs Xenos.


Yes, that is an Eldar Phantom Titan (well over 2K of points on its own, but we allowed it!) This is what destroyed my beloved Reaver Titan Praetorian.



The Imperial side of Imperator Bridge - not terribly inviting!!


Space Wolves and Grey Knights guard the Tyranid Bio-Bridge.


A massive Dark Eldar force loaded with Kabilites and Incubi!



The Phantom stood watch over the Xenos side of the bridge, wipping out 4000pts of models on its own!!


Despite a Vortex grenade swirling around its feet for the whole game!


There wasn't much left of the Imperial defences once 4 Daemon Princes landed...


Imperitor Bridge in the final stages of the game - a last minute dash for the objective in the centre.


This was a really great day! We had a lot of players who had never played Apocalypse before but they all seemed to really enjoy it. I'm hoping that this will be the first of many to come.

Im really looking forward to getting back to some model painting now. I've spent to long building terrain. I did  pick up the new HH Book III: Extermination, and im loving the new Mechanicus list in there! I'll scrape some cash together and get building soon.

The GunGrave

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Tyranid Capillary Towers....Have Multiplied!

The capillary towers have been quietly multiplying over the past few weeks.... almost enough terrain for a 6x4 table now. There are still 2 large towers waiting to be painted. 


Some baby towers bulked up the numbers nicely!



I really like the 'ruined' towers! The only reason these were made is because i broke the polystyrene by mistake!



And of course, the Spore Chimney. One day i will do a second one of these, but with an Apocalypse game coming up at the end of May (of which i'm providing a great deal of terrain!) ill be focusing on other projects. Namely the recently neglected Imperator Bridge!


I also attended a small local doubles tournament in March (which we came unexpectedly 2nd!) at which the Towers got a look it. Here they are in (in)action!


More terrain, and hopefully Legion Death guard, soon!

The GunGrave


Monday, 14 April 2014

Jumping on the Knight Bandwagon! Legio Astorum Knight

Its been a bit quiet on the blog lately. As usual though, the Forge has not been idol!

Like everyone else in the hobby world, I became absurdly excited with the news of the Imperial Knight release.  Naturally I ordered one from my FLGS (with a cool 10% off RRP), and assembled it immediately.

I made a small adjustment to the pose of the legs. I hated how it was so static (about the only thing i don't like about the model) so i went for a forward-striding pose. I wanted my Knights to match my Reaver from the Legio Astorum Titan Legion, so i replicated the scheme on the Knight.


I haven't made a decision on the transfers i want to use yet, so i've left them off for now. That being said, it looks pretty smart without them!

I used the Eclipse symbol of the Legio Astorum for the shield decoration. Its a little wobbly, but it was my first attempt!




I lavished the usual amount of time on the base, going for a generic urban theme.



Chain sword Arm:


Battlecannon. Finished off with some weathering powers.


The working parts at the rear were kept simple, with a splash of bronze.


Some weathering was applied to the top of the carapace to break up the blue.


Naturally i magnetised the arms:


Unlike most magnetised Knights, i magnetised the limbs at the elbow:


Most I've seen magnetised at the front of the weapons housing. Reason i did this was because if Forgeworld release any weapons options (which they're sure to do) then its more likely that they'll be sold as a whole arm. Well, that's what I'm hoping!


Finally here's a shot of the Knight with Praetorian! Like father like son eh?


The GunGrave