Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WoffBoot XI: Disciples of Tzeentch vs Nurgle Rotbringers

The dust settles on another WoffBoot, and while the results are there for all to see, that doesn't tell the whole story. So settle in for the first of my five battle reports.

Age of Sigmar Battle Report: "Take And Hold" - Disciples of Tzeentch vs Nurgle Rotbringers.

It's a Tzeentch vs Nurgle grudge match!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

General Kraken Licks His Wounds



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My Woffboot XI - let's just make it clear now, that if you're looking for tales of derring do and splendour in battle, you won't be finding them here.

Monday, 22 May 2017

ArchaOne for the Road


On my way to this year's 'Boot, I had some spare time at the airport. So I thought 'why not get some painting done?'

Sunday, 21 May 2017

WoffBoot XI

The annual tourney is over, and the results are in: “Only the Faithful!”

Vs SCE1
Vs Nh
Vs Irn
Vs DoT
Vs SCE2
Vs NR
TOTAL
-
#1
(major)
#5
(major)
#2
(loss)
#4
(major)
#3
(major)
8
#1
(loss)
-
#4
(major)
#5
(major)
#3
(major)
#2
(minor)
7
#5
(loss)
#4
(loss)
-
#3
(major)
#1
(major)
#4
(major)
6
#2
(minor)
#5
(minor)
#3
(loss)
-
#4
(major)
#1
(minor)
4
#4
(loss)
#3
(loss)
#1
(loss)
#4
(loss)
-
#5
(major)
2
#3
(loss)
#2
(loss)
#4
(loss)
#1
(loss)
#5
(loss)
-
0

Scenarios

  1. Take and Hold
  2. Blood and Glory
  3. Escalation
  4. Border War
  5. Gifts from the Heavens

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Swirly, Curly, Glowy, Killme

The Silver Tower is a maze of madness, a seemingly-endless journey into mind-boiling insanity...

Ogroid Thaumaturge, Warhammer Quest Silver Tower and Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

And to replicate the experience, GW have kindly given us the Ogroid Thaumaturge!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Gork, Mork and Pork!

We've had Chaos for the last few updates, but there's still one more Ironjawz unit to get battle-ready.

Ironjawz Gore-Grunta with pig iron choppa for Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Gore-Gruntas! 

Even in Age of Sigmar, I can't kick the pig habit.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The Future's not Orange


You must have heard by now. There's a new 40K coming.

Chimera! (not the troop carrier)

I continue my 2017 monster mash (2 down, 3 to go) with the mish-mashiest of them all - the Chimera!

Chimera, Chaos Monster, Warhammer Age of Sigmar
"What do you mean?! - You snore! - Oh I don't- anyway, you have bad breath! -
Because you never brush my teeth! - Oh, stop quickly, let's have a cup of tea!"

Which it not, as I once thought, pronounced 'Shim-era'. It is actually 'Ky-mere-ah', and so would more helpfully start with a 'K'. Actually, being a classical Greek monster, it doesn't even start with a 'C', but with the letter 'Chi', which is really the letter 'X'.

Classic Greek is confusing. No wonder Gerald Butler seemed so angry.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Yellow Brick Foes

In all of our Skype battles, I'll bet that Chaos Warriors get proxied more than any other unit. Well - no more!

Slaves to Darkness Chaos Warrior, Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Let's take at look at these models that I'm sure you've never seen before!*

*on rounds

Sunday, 14 May 2017

'Core Unit


Fielding Warriors of Chaos is rather like leading the Labour Party. There's always problems with the leadership.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

A Shaman And His 'Spolding Staff

The Weirdnob Shaman - I finally get to paint an Ironjaw without any old iron!

Oh, I wouldn't give ya tuppence for ya old watch chain...

Waaagh! are we waiting for?

Friday, 12 May 2017

Et Tu Brute

The Ironjawz Waaagh! continues apace, and I can tick the second unit of Brutes from my checklist.

Ironjawz Brute with jagged gore-hacka
Check, mate

Thursday, 11 May 2017

All Aboard The Megaboss

With little more than a week until WoffBoot XI, I'd better get cracking and finish at least one of the two armies I'm bringing.

Let's start with the Megaboss!

Shut up Google Images, you know what I mean.


Monday, 8 May 2017

Cold Northern Warbands

The North has Risen Again!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Night Night


The Crypt Angels have been feeling neglected.


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Brute Force

Look at what my family got me for Christmas!

Translation: look at what I bought for myself once I'd returned all my presents

These very welcome and short-lived Battleforce bundles from Games Workshop are jaw-droppingly good value. If they repeated this exercise, I'd be in serious danger of buying one each year.

Let's get started: Big Wunz Iz Da Best!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Any Old Iron: Ironjawz vs Disciples of Tzeentch

Bulla, Megaboss of Da Flat Iron Clan and warlord of Da Wasted Plains, gave a hard stare to the stone icon, then headbutted it. He didn't like the way that vulture head was looking at him, so he smashed his forehead into it for a second time. The stone was starting to crumble. Good, he thought. Gork damn him if he was going to take any cheek from a statue.

"Dey are coming for it," said his Warchanter, Groll, tapping out his two stikks while he spoke. They had not reached the ear-bursting beat of battle, but the gods-infused stikks were knocking out an impatient tempo. Every heartbeat brought them closer to slaughter.

"Da humies?" Bulla asked. His outriders had seen a large mob of chaos-worshippers drawing close, dragging a large casket of loot behind them.

Groll nodded at the cracked icon. "Dey want dis one, and the one on the uvver side of town."

Bulla thumped his meaty fist against his breastplate. A shower of rust flaked away, but there were still many inches of pig-iron covering several more inches of thick Orruk muscle. "Get da ladz. We'll pull 'em into our jawz, den crush 'em."

The Warchanter gave both Gorkskikk and Morkstikk a determined bash, igniting the green Waaagh! power within. "It's gonna be an 'ard day's night."


Age of Sigmar battle report: 'Take And Hold' between Orruk Ironjawz and Disciples of Tzeentch.

Melt down the ferrite!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!


The Ark of Alternatives campaign continues apace (that pace being once a month). This time, I Stylus, will be bringing a new faction to play, hastily painted up during the bank holiday: the Ironjawz!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Final Level

Well, that didn't take long.

Something like 16 months from delivery to shelf. These guys were still alive when it arrived, and now look at them.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Warlord of Galahir: Bouncers Back

We got puréed in our last encounter with The Bouncers, but if first you don't succeed ... blame the questbook and generate some more effective dungeoneers!


Behold, two new-and-improved heroes, ready to re-try the mission!

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Gorechosen: Anger Management

It's been a few months since I rushed through sufficient basecoats to play Gorechosen with my family at Christmas (and got my anvil handed to me), but I've finally finished off the Red Hand Gang.

Gorechosen
Imagine this walk in slow-motion and it would be AWESOME.

Let's meet the Fab Four!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

It Will Not Die


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So before you head on past the page break, see if you can guess what I've been painting this week. Go on, pick something. I feel confident I can surprise you.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Quadroplegia

Finally! The Quadjumper is here!

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Let's use it to escape!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Mini Star Destroyer

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A long time ago in a galaxy skype skype away...

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

One Man And His Bird-Dog

So after a year of painting the miniatures (okay, painting half the miniatures, don't look at me like that, leadpile), I finally got in my first game of Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower.

Gryph-Hound from Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower.

I had a blast, and was immediately inspired to pluck one of the heroes from the unpainted stack

(don't worry, it's not just the Gryph-Hound)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

They Won't Stay Dead

Guess Whose Back?
When there's no more room in hell, my lead pile will walk the Earth.

Monday, 3 April 2017

The Birdmen of Silvatowaz

I may have been too slow for Tzaanuary, so let's pretend my deadline was for the start of Tzaapril!

Tzaangor from Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Age of Sigmar

Let's crack on with these blue meanies!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sheriff Fatman


Unclean! Unclean!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Warlord of Galahir: Double Trollble

Warlord of Galahir rides again! And if you liked the starting mission, where the quest was to kill a Troll; you'll love this one, where we have to kill... two Trolls!


Not straining the imagination much, are we?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Remember the Tzaalamo: Tzeentch Mortals vs Slaves to Darkness

Warlock reared up his steed, the creature's dread hooves flailing high in the air, summoning his horsemen around him. Those seven heroes had pursued his coven ever since they had taken custody of the Ark of Alternatives. Now they blundered into his trap and the Disciples of Tzeentch would sink in their talons.

They were great warriors, in their way. Each a mighty champion of the ruinous powers, their weapons soaked red. But against the inscrutable machinations of the Great Architect, they were lost sheep. And sheep, Warlock thought, were born to be sheared. 


Civil war? Not quite -
It's All-Skype Fight Night!


Continuing our Ark of Alternatives campaign, our next fight sees me, Kraken, as the forces of chaos. A small, select squad of infamous Slaves to Darkness, known names across the realms, has mustered to try and destroy the Ark before it can be opened. Can the Tzeentch Arcanists gathered under Stylus's banners (that's me, in bold) see me off?

Friday, 17 March 2017

All Change!

Like Schubert's 8th Symphony, my painting desk has been racking up the unfinished projects since Christmas. But that's about to ... CHANGE!

Was that too on-the-nose? (on-the-beak?)

As you can tell from our recent Age of Sigmar battle reports, I've been delving into Tzeentch Arcanites (mostly by drafting my Silver Tower set, or borrowing from Kraken's extensive collection). But now I can roll out my own models - starting with the Magister!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Diamonds Take Forever

Masque of the Red Death Jester

Forever. Forever.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Warlord of Galahir: While You Were Sleeping

We're back into the Dungeon Saga of Galahir! Tonight's brave quest involves ... the murder of the unconscious.

Wait, what? Are we going to happily kill the minions in their sleep?

Red Dwarf IV: Justice
"I could happily kill him if he was on the job."

What the hell kind of heroes are these anyway? I blame Joe Abercrombie.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Don't Look At Me



Oh alright, Stylus, yes I'll paint a hundred models this month. Stop nagging.

Monday, 27 February 2017

I Don't Have a Problem



1. I have felt the need to Cut down on my painting
2. People have Annoyed me by criticizing my painting
3. I have felt Guilty about painting
4. I have to paint at least one Eye-opening squad before breakfast to steady my nerves

But I'd still deny there's anything wrong with me.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

I Can Quit Any Time I Want


It's not been a busy month, this. That's why I've got so much painting done.


Friday, 24 February 2017

Warlord of Galahir: Do Not Feed The Orclings

The next mission of our greenskin Dungeon Saga introduces something different: a second room!


Off we go on another exciting adventure of Bloody Hell, Haven't You Painted Those Doors Yet?

Thursday, 23 February 2017

It's Raining Men: Disciples of Tzeentch vs Brayherd

The narrative campaign continues, and this time we're trying out one of the General Compendium's 'matched play' scenarios: "Gift From the Heavens". 

It's a nifty set-up where you score cumulative points for claiming objectives - crashed meteors - the twist being that they don't crash until the second turn, so you don't know where they'll land...

... and of course we added our own twist: these aren't meteors, but Khorne Champions, who are not keen to be claimed, and will attack anything within range until they are subdued.


Watch Out For That Meteorite!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Pusman's Holiday

Time for a quick break from space elves. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Aspects of Love


Not all Spocks are logical, calculated perfectionists. Some are vibrant, passionate arty types. I like them.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Let's Go To Galahir!

New dungeon, new heroes - let's go hunt some orc!

Say hello to Guraf, Kapoka, Hrrath and Thessilar 

After triumphing in Dwarf King's Quest (almost - we're still waiting for us all to be in the same country before attempting the finale), Leofa and I, Stylus, once again face the Evil Overlord Kraken in a brand new dungeon: Warlord of Galahir!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Varied Piracy

Let's get our Spock on.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Cool Armour, Bro

A handful of Dungeon Saga models from completion, and yet my attention has wandered. What could possibly be responsible this distraction?

One of these things is not like the other...

Let's lift that veil...

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Valandor! (no actual doors)

We come to it at last ... the Return of Valandor!

Ba'el - Undead Demonlord for Return of Valandor expansion for Mantic's Dungeon Saga.

A return somewhat less anticipated than the Jedi, King and Planet of the Apes, but perhaps one notch above the Pink Panther.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Spock Footage


Elves in space? Well I never.

Monday, 6 February 2017

X Wing: FanFic vs Bombing Run

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After spending most of either out of the country, or with a non-xwing friendly house-guest, I (Kas) was hankering for a game.

There was only so much list building I could do from the comfort of hotel rooms, and so with the added bonus of being a bit of a jet-lag deterrent, Kraken and I cracked out the mat the day I landed back from the States.

Two games to go through, over a couple of nights.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

A Little Halpi From My Friends

As you may have noticed from my collection over the years, I have an aversion to painting larger models, and anything over a 25mm base brings me out in the vapours.

But there's nothing like some friendly competition to push your boundaries, and the prospect that I might actually beat (or at least give him a run for his money) the painting deamon that is Kraken has spurred me into attempting my first dragon.

Karrathor the Unbroken - Dragon from Tyrant of Halpi expansion for Mantic's Dungeon Saga

Let's get our heads down and get to work!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Vigorish Allsorts


As bags go, this week's painting haul was a mixed one.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Ritual of Rot: Nurgle Mortals vs Tzeentch Arcanites

In keeping with our incredibly strict 'follow the current releases' policy here at WoffBoot, we're celebrating Tzaanuary with a Disciples vs Nurgloids Age of Sigmar battle. Ready to disrupt the ritual?


My Potato's got Blight!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Rebels Without Effect


Not much left of the giant 40K commission for Leofa left now. Barely a single army, in fact. Easy.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Galahir We Go!

Despite having half as many models to paint, I seem to have been soundly beaten by Kraken for completing Dwarf King's Quest, Infernal Crypts, Tyrant of Halpi and Return of Valandor.

Not that it's a race. Certainly not a close one.

But Warlord of Galahir? With almost 500 greenskins under my belt, I flatter myself as the WoffBoot's leading goblinophile and I couldn't hold up my pointy nose if I wasn't first to finish that set.