Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Knight Train

Hello all! :) Raze and Ruin has now been and gone! I would love to tell you about all my victories, and about how my Warriors of Chaos stormed across the table, but really they were pretty solidly crushed in four of five games and I came a mighty 35 of 43. However, it wasn't all doom and gloom as I got a pretty impressive second place in the battle for best painted. Given that all 43 armies were fully painted, and there were some proper stunners there, I will take second place as my victory! Maybe first next year! :)

I have to say that having people take the time to look closely at my army and make comments on it was one of the coolest things that has ever happened to me. It's probably comparable to hearing people say nice things about you at your own funeral!

I am currently making painfully slow progress on a Chaos Chariot, so this post will focus on the remaining five knights I did for my huge block of Chaos Knights. I really like the models - they have so much character in each one, they are just a horror to rank up! I'm still really enjoying working on the Warriors of Chaos models, so I think I'll keep it up until I get tired of doing them. I've definitely enjoyed taking a much needed break from painting this month - I've not actually finished painting a single model - but I am keen to get right back into the flow of it :)

Anyway, onto the pictures! (Of the second best painted army at Raze and Ruin 2014 :P)

The five new knights.
The flesh covered shield is definitely my favourite of the lot.
Of course, as any Fantasy player knows, the real stars of any cavalry unit are the horses!
The full train of 10 knights and a Lord on Daemonic Mount. This is the only way the unit ranks up!
The Lord definitely makes a good centrepiece for the unit.
Definitely one of the cooler shields in the unit.
They would never have ranked up without the cavalry bases in between them!
That's all for now! :) Next post should showcase my chariot :)

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Warriors and Heroes

Hello all! First of all - let me apologise for messing up slightly - I somehow got my blogging schedule all wrong and I should have made a post last week rather than this week! I'm sure you were all sat around in a malaise last week waiting, and I am sorry that I didn't deliver!

I have finished my second unit of Chaos Warriors (with two hand weapons) and also an Exalted Hero on Daemonic Mount. I have also finished my unit of 10 Chaos Knights, but they'll come in the next blog post! My army for Raze and Ruin, which is a Fantasy tournament I am attending on the 18th and 19th of October, is now completed. I am pretty chuffed with the results, especially given that I had absolutely nothing even built for it at the start of the year. I've been keeping a running total this year, and I am currently on about 130 models, which isn't too bad!

Now I've finished this list for Raze and Ruin, I think I'll paint a couple more units as a treat and move onto something else. My Sorylians for Firestorm Armada beckon, as do my now infamously unpainted Eldar. There's also a slowly building collection of 30k Iron Warriors to consider, but they'll not be started until at least next year.

Anyway, onto the pictures! :)

I think having the helmet in the copper colour draws the eye to the models face, especially as he sits in the middle of the unit of Knights.
I used the character head from the Chaos Chariot kit.
The six models I have painted to add to the unit.
My old metallic paints finally gave up the ghost, so these are the first models I have painted with the new Citadel Paints. I can't see any difference at all.
The unit of 18 Chaos Warriors as it now stands. Variously this unit has been called the 'Khorne-mower' or the 'Khorne-bine Harvester'.
As above, I really can't tell any difference between the metallics on this model and those on either side of him.
I am really proud of the layering I've done on the cloaks - I think it works really well.
That's all for now! Thanks for reading, and wish me luck for this weekend! :)

The next post will feature the full unit of Knights and I'll let you know how my Raze and Ruin went! :)

Thanks for reading!