Thursday, July 2, 2020

Q2 2020 Update

Time for my second quarterly hobby update for 2020.  I am doing this in the hope that it will help keep my hobby focused throughout the course of the year.  Much like Q1, Q2 has been dominated by COVID-19 and social issues that ensured I spent a great deal of time at home looking for something to do.  Unlike Q1, however, I did manage to get in a few games in Q2.


The quarter started strong with more of my Admec kill team.  I finished the stalkers for the Theta-7 Aquisitus team.  These are really cool models and they were a lot of fun to paint.  Completion of this project pushed Kill Team solidly into the win column for the year. 

Next I jumped back into a long neglected project for Age of Sigmar - The Mortis Engine.


I did not have any real specific goals for AoS this year so just about anything puts this in the win column  but since I did actually call it out in January it is not a distraction. Anyway, this model is massive and hugely intimidating.  I bought it 2 years ago as one of my first AoS purchases but then I soon discovered its not really part of my Nighthaunt army.  At the end of last year I started working on it but I did not get too far.  After about 40 hours work I am very happy to have this done!


After working on the Mortis Engine I stayed in the AoS area and finished my Endless Spells for my Nighthaunts.  This was something that I had called out for AoS this year.  These turned out to be a lot more fun than I thought they would be.


The fantasy theme carried on with a couple Baleful Realmgates.  I got these second hand a while back and it was cool to get them painted.  This one really has to go in the distraction column as I really had no plans for any terrain for AoS this year.  I have no regrets.


I finally completed my Thorns of the Briar Queen for Warhammer Underworlds/Age of Sigmar.  This was another long neglected project that was really fun to complete.  I even manage to get in a WHU game with them.


Switching gears back to World War II and Flames of War I painted a box of Battlefront KV-1s tanks for my mid-war Soviet project.  These are the new plastic kits and they are very nice.  This gives me a nice assortment of heavy tanks for my Soviets.


Continuing with my Soviets I painted a Maksim MG company.  I had lots of criticism of this kit that I will not rehash.  This Soviet project was probably my number one goal for the year and I have really made excellent progress so far.  Still lots to do but it is well on its way to being done.


The next project was the Hero SMG Company for my Soviets.  More progress on this huge project.



Back to the Nighthaunts.  I finally painted a couple of cool, expensive, and rare Nighthaunt character models.  Did I mention how much I love the Nighthaunt collection?  Some of the all-time best.


More Nighthaunts!  These are the Dreadblade Harrows.  The models are up to the high standards of the rest of the Nighthaunt line and they are easy build to boot.

The last project for the quarter was more Soviets for my Flame of War project.


I really did get a lot accomplished in Q2.  Mostly AoS and FoW.  I did manage to get in a few games before reality set in in the form of getting COVID.  In hindsight, I might have been a little too eager to get back to the game table but happily I did not infect anyone so its all good.

Models Assembled through Q2 (includes cleaning and prepping metal figures):


15mm FoW WWII - 11 (5 tanks, 2 aircraft)
28mm Bolt Action - 8
28mm Age of Sigmar - 21 (5 Cav, 1 Mortis Engine)
28mm Necromunda - 6
28mm 40K - 7
28mm Terrain - 22

Total - 75

Figures painted through Q2:
15mm FoW WWII - 212 (11 Tanks, 6 guns, 4 Rocket Launchers, 2 aircraft, 4 pillboxes and nests, 4 Objective Markers)
28mm Age of Sigmar - 14 (1 Mortis Engine, 2 Cav, 2 Realmgates)
28mm Napoleonic - 1
28mm 40K - 32 (17 Terrain)

Total - 259

Game Record to date:
Bolt Action 1-0-0
Gaslands 0-1-0
FoW Great War 0-2-0
FoW Mid-war 2-6-0
Kill Team 2-0-0
Necromunda 1-1-0
Warhammer Underworlds 0-2-0

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hero Rifle Compnay

This is the first of my Soviet infantry for mid-war and late war Flames of War.  These are the older metal Battlefront miniatures.  This is the Hero Motor Rifle Company.  These guys are pretty much like everyone else's infantry in Flames of War as opposed to the more typical hoard infantry of the Soviets.  This unit includes two AT rifle stands.  In the current edition these should be mounted on the large base.  i really have no idea why they moved them to the large base but I decided to keep mine on the medium base that they came with.  According to BF this is an approved solution.


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Dreadblade Harrows

This will be the last of the Nighthaunt posts for a while.  These two Dreadblade Harrow models are the last of my assembled Nighthaunts.  I probably will not be getting back to these for a while.  Even though these have been in the paint queue for a while I have used them in a couple of games and I like them.  These really shine when you make one your army general.  I think the models are great.  They were really easy to build and to paint.




Monday, June 15, 2020

Darrakar Guardian of Souls

This is Darrakar Guardian of Souls with Mortality Glass.  This is another model that was a limited edition for some special event.  I can't remember what the event was.  This guy actually gets some new gear and spells and, therefore, is almost worth the spendy price tag.  I have a couple of extra bit left over from this that will allow be to convert an extra Guardian of Souls figure from Soul Wars giving me all three options.



Sunday, June 14, 2020

Garkorr Bladegheist Revenant

This is Garkorr the Bladegheist Revenant.  This model is a limited edition and I think it was a store anniversary model or something like that.  The model is very cool but it is not even a special character.  It is just a VERY expensive battleline unit model.  The unit doesn't even have a leader.  That seems like a huge waste to me so I have decided I will use this as a Knight of Shrouds since I only have the mounted version.



Saturday, June 13, 2020

Nighthaunt Hexwraiths

For some reason I forgot to document these on the blog.  The are Nighthaunt Hexwraiths and I painted these a while back.  These are basically stock models though I did remove some of the extra danglly skulls.  I've used these in a few battles with mixed results.







Monday, June 1, 2020

Hero SMG Company for Flames of War

The next unit for my Flames of War Soviet project.  This is the Hero SMG Company.  This is 7 stands plus the commissar team.  This unit can also be used as the Armored Reconnaissance Platoon.  The unit was build with my mid-war army in mind but it will also be usable for late war as well.


The figures are all the older Battlefront metal models and are pretty good.