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Stuff for Sale: Orcs, Skaven, Goblins, Beasties and a random Eldar

02/22/2015 Leave a comment

Following on from last week’s sale of Astra Militarum Bitz (which ends on Wednesday, bid now!) I’ve listed twelve more lots.  Like before the link above the photo will take you directly to the eBay auction and if you have any queries please contact me here or on eBay.  Now, without any further ado, we have:

Eldar Warlock

This model was from around 1990 and served me well when I ran Craftworld Eldar during the heady years of the second edition.  No idea why I never painted it.

This model was from around 1990 and served me well when I ran Craftworld Eldar during the heady years of the second edition. No idea why I never painted it.

Citadel Ogres

eBay - Citadel Ogres

I’m fairly sure these came with on of the Warhammer Quest expansions although they could be from Battle Masters or Hero Quest. My memory’s not what it was. Anyway, these are snap fit and have not been glued, so that’s something.

Warhammer Quest Minotaurs

These are the three plastic Minotaurs from Warhammer Quest.  These could be used in Beastmen or general Chaos armies.

These are the three plastic Minotaurs from Warhammer Quest. These could be used in Beastmen or general Chaos armies.

Skaven Clanrats

I was half-tempted to hold onto these, but I really can't justify another army at the moment.

I was half-tempted to hold onto these, but I really can’t justify another army at the moment.

Orc Boyz

Some more refugees from the Warhammer Quest Box.  Great for bulking out existing squads.

Some more refugees from the Warhammer Quest Box. Great for bulking out existing squads.

Orc Arrer Boyz

I wasn't even aware that Orcs could shoot in Fantasy, they can barely shoot in 40K!

I wasn’t even aware that Orcs could shoot in Fantasy, they can barely shoot in 40K!

Orc Big’Uns

I don't believe that this unit exists in the current army book.  However I'm sure these gents could find a place in Orc or Black Orc units.

I don’t believe that this unit exists in the current army book. However I’m sure these gents could find a place in Orc or Black Orc units.

Goblin Spearmen

Taken mainly from the 4th ed Warhammer Fantasy box and the Warhammer Quest box, some of these were sort-of painted by my fourteen year old self and, as you can see, some are a wee bit damaged.  Also, I couldn't find enough bases for them all, but that shouldn't be a problem for even a half-experienced gamer :-)

Taken mainly from the 4th ed Warhammer Fantasy box and the Warhammer Quest box, some of these were sort-of painted by my fourteen year old self and, as you can see, some are a wee bit damaged. Also, I couldn’t find enough bases for them all, but that shouldn’t be a problem for even a half-experienced gamer 🙂

Night Goblin Archers

Again, these are mainly from old starter boxes and, like the Goblin Spearmen, some of these have had my teenage painting prowess inflicted on them.  A couple also have broken bows but a bit of Green Stuff should fix them right up.

Again, these are mainly from old starter boxes and, like the Goblin Spearmen, some of these have had my teenage painting prowess inflicted on them. A couple also have broken bows but a bit of Green Stuff should fix them right up.

Night Goblins

A couple of random metal Night Goblins.  No idea where or when I bought these.

A couple of random metal Night Goblins. No idea where or when I bought these.

Night Goblin Fanatics

I love the concept of these guys.  Still no idea why I thought it would be right to paint one of their balls gold.

I love the concept of these guys. Still no idea why I thought it would be right to paint one of their balls gold.

Night Goblin Squig Herders and a Squig Hopper

I love squigs but I'd never have time to paint them.  The larger squig came from a Warhammer Quest expansion box.

I love squigs but I’d never have time to paint them. The larger squig came from a Warhammer Quest expansion box.

 

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Stuff for Sale: Astra Militarum Bitz

02/18/2015 3 comments

I’ve decided to have a bit of a clear-out of stuff that I’ll either never use or have far too many of.  To start with, I’ve listed five job lots of mainly Cadian Pattern Astra Militarum stuff on eBay should anyone be interested.

Heads and Helmets

eBay - Heads

Cadian Weapons

eBay - Weapons

Cadian Heavy Weapons

eBay - Heavy Weapons

Cadian Standards

eBay - Standards

Cadian Special Weapons

eBay - Special Weapons

All of these are sold as seen but if you have any questions please feel free to contact me either through the blog or eBay.

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GW Customer Service to The Rescue!

02/09/2015 2 comments

Like so many of us, it can take me months, sometimes years, to get started on a purchased miniature.  Indeed, it’s often be said that the whole industry would collapse if people built and painted everything before purchasing more shiny things.  While this habit is an intrinsic part of many of our hobbies, sometimes it can potentially bite you in the arse.

Last Saturday after finishing my Bloodletters, I thought I’d make a start on the Finecast Dark Eldar Succubus I purchased about a year ago.  When I bought it, I did performed a cursory examination of the contents before moving onto whatever it was I was working on at the time (these, I think).  Evidently this was not enough, since when I opened the blister pack I discovered this:

I'm fairly certain she's supposed to have a cheekbone on her right side too.

I’m fairly certain she’s supposed to have a cheekbone on her right side too.

 

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Looks like her tailor cut away some of her robes. I’m pretty sure he’s dead now.

 

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Hip armour? Who needs hip armour!

This discovery presented me with a couple of problems.  While I was reasonably confident I’d bought it within the last year, the new GW website that had appeared in the interim meant that I couldn’t check for my order number.  Secondly this particlar model has been superseded with a plastic version.  Nevertheless I decided to chance my arm and fire off an email.  I was pleasantly surprised with their response.

Games Workshop Customer Service

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While I was half-hoping they’d send me out one of the new plastic Succubus models, I can’t really complain.  Plus now it’ll only cost me £30.50 to try and win a Golden Ticket 😉

 

A Bit of A Spanking

02/08/2015 2 comments

Well, that could have gone better…

Today, Tim and I played a 2,500 point Maelstrom of War mission pitting his alliance of Reavers Redemptor and Dark Angels/Guardians of The Covenant against my Heralds of Desolation with some Dark Eldar who happened to be passing thorough.

My army, ready to deploy.  So full of hope.

My army, ready to deploy. So full of hope.

It started so well.  I took the first turn and quickly secured some VPs thorough first blood and taking objectives.

Turn one

Turn one

 

Wyches of the Cult of Red Grief clear some Dark Angels from an objective.  In their haste to make the first kill they don't notice the rest of the Unforgiven racing to avenge their fallen brethren...

Wyches of the Cult of Red Grief clear some Dark Angels from an objective. In their haste to make the first kill they don’t notice the rest of the Unforgiven racing to avenge their fallen brethren…

The tide of the battle truly turned when I got cocky with Marax, my Daemon Prince warlord.  In the first turn his psychic attacks caused significant damage and his stat line made me think he’d be able to weather a turn of fire, especially as he was flying.

Fucking Flakk Missiles.

Wounded, he crashed to the ground, and was then picked apart by the combined fire power of several squads.  He didn’t even get the chance to summon any Bloodletters!

With my main psyker gone, Tim took his Culexis Assassin and went after my Sorcerer.  Killing him and his bodyguard (with a little help from the Reaver’s Chapter Master and retinue), the creature was finally brought low by the massed fire of fifteen Cultists.

What didn’t help at all was Heldrake and Terminators getting lost en route to the battle, but the time the turned up it was all over.

My tardy Heldrake and Terminators finally make an appearance.

My tardy Heldrake and Terminators finally make an appearance.

Tim expertly dismantled the remaining elements of my force by the end of the fourth turn.

The final few Heralds make their last stand on top of a manufactorum.

The final few Heralds make their last stand on top of a manufactorum.

What did I learn?  Well once again my impetuousness significantly hurt me early on.  I need to have a better plan for when my reserves don’t turn up and I also need to work on better delivery mechanisms for my Berserkers (so, I basically need a Land Raider).  I also have to remember that just because my Daemon Prince is immortal, doesn’t mean he can’t be banished mid-battle!

Anyhoo, I had a great time against a fine opponent and an excellent chap. After he left I decided to build some more units which I hope to have ready for the next time we meet.  However, rather than getting some power armoured traitors built, I went for a far sexier option.

More Wyches and a new Archon

More Wyches and a new Archon

My plan is to pick up a third Raider next month.  Hopefully next time my Dark Eldar will be a true ally rather than a point sink.  We’ll see 🙂

Daemonic Reinforcements Part One: Bloodletters of Khorne

02/08/2015 1 comment

After finishing my Daemon Prince last month, I thought it only appropriate to get some lesser daemons for him to summon. My plan is to buy and paint a unit a month until I have one for each of the four Chaos Gods.

First up, some Bloodletters.

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I’ve always wanted some of these since I first started dabbling in Chaos a few years ago. The paint job was a cut down version I used on my Daemon Prince but I think it works.

New month, some Horrors 🙂