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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Rise of Legends - Da Burna Boy'z (Pt. 8)

So I've finished assembling my Regiment of Renown and I've finally come down to the painting stages. I'm quite excited about getting into this part of the process. I've purchased every green paint GW makes so that I can experiment with multiple green color schemes on my Orcs as I don't plan on having them all a single color. I feel it will add to the mob variety and the army will look better because of it. I could of course be wrong and they might look terrible; but I rather doubt that.  So let's begin shall we.  First a quick look at my guys and then the paints I'll be using.
 Hooray black primer!
And here are the multitude of greens I'll be using.  For these first 3 models that I'll be working on in this article I'm actually only using three of these paints; but I'll get to the others.  While I don't bother to show the rest of the paints I use I do tend to use rather limited numbers of other colors to help me stick with a unifying scheme.  Even though they wont all have those same colors in the same places I think it will overall help pull the units together.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Regiment of Renown: Demonic Warriors Part 2

Regiment of Renown Tournament


Demonic Warrior Update!

Well we concluded our first Regiment of Renown Tournament and got our first taste of rules.  I am including into this my update for my Regiment: Demonic Warriors and a some tournament pictures.  In my new list I changed a couple things mainly turning my Nurgle warriors into Khorne warriors. We played 4 games in 3 hours and the first three went very fast.  The fourth game took about 45 minutes and was amusing.  We went 1 on 1 for three rounds and some games ended on turn 2 or 3 because of models being lost, being slaughtered, or panic checks failing when armies reached half models lost.  I do have to add that  the armies Leader was a very important battle.  The leader himself gained abilities every round after each game and also had 20 points in free magic items.  Needless to say when you add Strength, Initiative etc characters became tough.
Regiment before Priming
Finished regiment before Tournament

Brandon's VC his Crypt Horror General had impact hits to

Game 1 vs. Brandons' VC Win for me!

Joe's Orcs and Goblins Win for him

Kevins High Elves Win for me!

Free For All game 4 Joe takes the win with his broken Boar Boy Leader!

Trying to catch up to the fighting!(close up of the arch in the picture above)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Rise of Legends - Da Burna Boy'z (Pt. 7)

Basing Schemes – Cork Work

So I’ve begun the basing work on the Regiment.  First job was to pick some cork.  Believe it or not there are actually a lot of options for cork.  Some have bigger grain, some are smaller.  Then you have to choose the thickness which can range from anything a couple 1/8’s of an inch to usually about 1/2” at the larger end.   I wanted the models to be a little taller because of the look I really wanted to go for with these and so I went with 3/16” cork.  (I wanted ¼” but couldn’t find any while I was looking.)  I ended up going for medium grain since a large grain would fall apart in larger chunks and the fine seemed like it was unnecessary.
Speaking of the look that I want to go for, let’s go over that.  I wanted to have these guys on open grass type terrain.  However with the cork, I want that to look like the earth under the grass which means I wanted it to be thick enough that the grass on top wouldn’t obscure it to where you can’t see it.  The final decision on cork was made because nearly 99% of the army is plastic and this means it won’t be hard to pin or glue to the cork itself whereas an all metal army would be terrible try this with.

Here is the first experimented base work for one of the Orc Boyz.

So now you see what I’m going for.  Except imagine of course that everything gets painted and flocked at some point along with models attached.  You’ll see what I’m going for soon enough if you keep an eye on the blog in a couple weeks when I drop the next post.  Hopefully I'll have begun the painting process by then.  I'm getting excited to keep working!

Da Burna Boy'z!
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6