Wednesday, November 27, 2013

step by step on building a basic tabletop

 I should have gotten this in a few week ago when I built it and it has even shown up in a few battle reports but I thought it might still be of some benefit to see the step by step on how I built this table  

 step one was getting a fresh sheet of 1/4" plywood and marking a nice straight line at 6 feet from the end leaving you with and extra 2 foot section that would be good to make an armies on parade board from

I took it out side at this point to help it dry faster and also not stink out the house with fumes. but to finish this you will need a a lot of glue I started with half a gallon and ran my self totally out by the end of this board also two paint brushes cheep ones will do just fine and a good amount of sand to texture the surface properly   
to get the sand on the the board I would suggest pouring glue in a small patch and brush it out then pour sand on the glue patch but don't take the sand to the edge so that you can make it all bled nicely just keep poring  glue and repeating this until you have the whole surface covered nicely  
 when the glue drys lift the board on edge and bang on the back of it to knock off the loose sand after that I brushed the whole thing down with the second brush to remove any more sand that is even a little loose
 next you will need two cans of your preferred shade of brown I used rust-oleum flat brown make sure you get the edges down the sides or the color of the plywood really stands out 
 now you need something to brighten the high points of the sand I used a can of bone color spray and just dusted the surface. you could also use a much brighter color of brown.
last of all pour on some more glue in patches and use the second brush again to spread it out this time pour on some static grass I would highly recommend using at least three different shades to make it interesting I used two different greens and one light brown. when it has had a chance to dry lift the board on edge again and bang on the back to knock the loose static grass off then just brush the patches again with your hand to get rid of the loose grass

I hope this helps some one it is certainly better then the card table we were playing on until recently with my buddy's.  

Friday, November 22, 2013

Terrorgheist part two

I got a few more layers on to this beast I think i can finish him in one or two more sessions so the next post you see on him should should show him all finished.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I was trying to give them a ghostly look so at some point I will most likely add one more layer of white to there robes but I am fairly happy with them.  

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ten new Skeletons with spears

I cranked out some skeletons today at least to the point they are dipped. I based them all in the normal way then to try out something I herd work well I dipped them in to some wood stain I had around they are a fair bit darker then the old washed ones when they dry I will get a better chance to judge them then I just need to detail and weather them and they will be ready to fight! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Vampiers VS. Lizardmen Game four

The set up was simple enough. It was a standard battle line game the things that are hard to see is that we used the random terrain setup so the fence in front of my battle line is a blazing barricade, the "hill" to the left of my hexwraiths is a temple of skulls, the other plate is actually a forest like it was intended but is was also a wild wood and last but not least is the three flamer templates that are filling in for the river that we had nothing else to properly represent it. Further more it was also a "Raging Torrent"     
 I got first turn and moved up
 the lizardmen countered by moving out to the flank and sliding up a bit in the center
 on this turn I used the temple of skulls to ask the favor of the gods and got +1 attack on my wight king bsb  I also moved my hexwraiths WAY up and brought the terrorghiest up wright behind them
this combat was a huge mistake on my part  by extending my lines out so far I left my self exposed to getting charged by two units that could easily kill them due to static combat resolution.  
 on the plus side I only lost one to the combat but in the long run this really cost me
 the lizardmen moved up again to keep in a nice group and the skink skirmishers  started pounding poison darts into my terrorghiest putting 3 wounds on him
 by now I knew I made a huge mistake not moving up so I was trying to catch my own froward units I also used the terrorghiest to destroy his cold one riders 
 the lizardmen finished off the hexwraiths and started to maneuver in to attack my remaining forces they also finished poisoning my terrorghiest to death
I decided to hold my position and keep bulking up my units for the coming storm with my magic
 the lizardmen made one of the charges they attempted
I countered by charging with my zombies  but at this point it is a slow grind till the end for the most part
in this round the lizards got some poison wounds on my corpse cart and the combats continued to eat away at my units  
I charged my  corpse cart at the skinks and died to stand and shoot shots
 the lizards are really taking a tool on my units
 they finished my zombies hear
 now i am down to just my necromancer and wight king bsb but all most finished his saurus
and the last round of combat finished me off totally

So this was a total loss for me I strung my self out far to much and did not follow up properly. lessons were learned and hopefully we will be switching formats for these battle reports shortly. The plan is to start recording video reports wile we are playing it should really help add details and keep things accurate witch having me type these up when I have the time some times a week or too later simply does not do well.    

Friday, November 1, 2013

Starting to paint some hex wraiths

I started to paint my hex wraiths not to log ago when we starting playing warhammer again I am trying to make them look ghostly so mostly I think I will stick to washes with a little more solid color in choice sections for now the cloth on the skeletal steeds is just based purple. the theme for my army is purple and red so everything in the army gets some of one or the other or both with the command units getting both when possible.