Tag Archives: 2016 completed

6mm(ish) painting madness

So its been a while since I posted anything new on the blog. Part of the reason for that has been that I have been painting a lot of miniatures as part of a 6mm/10mm sci-fi gaming project. The miniatures are all Dystopian Wars figures from various factions. There are British, Antartican, French, Belgian and others in the army. I just picked the vehicles and aircraft that I liked the most, and which fit a particular roll, and then painted them up.

These are going to be used for Horizon Wars as well as LaserStorm. I haven’t figured out which minis will be used for each game, and there are a lot more than I need for Horizon Wars, but I have a pretty good idea of what role each miniature will be used in.

I painted up the infantry here because Horizon Wars has some particular expectations about the roles infantry play and how they are deployed in the field. Primarily, transports aren’t considered a distinct part of an infantry unit so if you want mobile infantry that are in vehicles then they need to be modelled on the same base. Which makes it odd to have them deploy into buildings. Its easier to build infantry stands to fit into those expectations than it is to try to bend the rules to fit something like an Epic: Armageddon concept of infantry deployment.

The next step will be to paint up some of the Imperial Guard figures I have and then use them as an opposing force. The first step will be to paint up some figures to use in Horizon Wars which will mean a few Titans as well as a range of vehicles. I will have a few stands of infantry as well but I won’t have them in Chimeras just to keep things simple.

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Shroud Mages done

So I finally finished the final fleet for the Fayre Winds & Foul Tides demo game. These are a mix of first and second generation Shroud Mage vessels from the Uncharted Seas range from Spartan Games. The difference between the sculpts is really shocking. The second generation were computer designed and look significantly better than the original versions. I actually have a second fleet of the first generation ships but I really doubt if they will ever be painted. I dislike them enough that I may give them away to anyone at the demo who is interested in them. I am eagerly trying to find some more of the second generation ships though.

Shroud Mages

Shroud Mages

I am still trying to determine how to stat them out for Fayre Winds & Foul Tides. I may need to do some house rules for them as I want the vessels to have broadside firing medium range flame weapons and then normal ranged Heavy Chaser guns in the bow.

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More fantasy naval vessels painted

I had some time to paint today so I was able to finish off a few more Uncharted Seas miniatures. I did some quick repainting on the Bone Griffons Flagship as well as the three Cruisers. They were painted when I picked them up in a trade but they didn’t match the way I painted the other Bone Griffon vessels. The sails on the Cruisers also didn’t match the darker tone of the vessels and so I repainted them in a dark grey and then drybrushed them. The final layers of drybrushing had some fluorescent green to give them a slight glow.

Newly painted for me are the two Heavy Cruisers. I don’t know how I will stat them out for Galleys & Galleons but they have an enormous bow-mounted cannon that looks quite impressive. The Iron Dwarf fleet now has a painted Flagship to lead them so I will no longer need to use my Battleship.

Up on the painting table is the Iron Dwarf Bellows Airship and several small boats to use for the Necromancer’s Raise Dead spell. I am also slowing working my way through a sizeable set of Ork ships as well.

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New Dwarven vessels

I finished some new Dwarven fantasy vessels from the Uncharted Seas range. I will be using them for the Fantasy variant of Galleys & Galleons. These have been painted to match the style of my earlier Dwarven fleet. The current G&G rules don’t have rules for significant guns from the bow or stern so we are testing out some new point costs for vessels with things like turrets or rocket launchers to the bow and/or stern. I also finally managed to paint my Dwarven Assault ship and will be trying out the Corvus option in our next game.

All I have left to do is finish painting the Flagship and then the blimp/dirigible and I will have a full compliment of ships done.

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Bone Griffons painted

I finished the rest of my Uncharted Seas Bone Griffon vessels today. I have three Destroyers, three trebuchet Cruisers, two “Necromancer” galleys and a Flagship. I am quite happy with the results but sadly they look nothing like the four other Bone Griffons I have. They were painted by a friend and are much lighter in tone and I may need to do a brown ink was on them to get them to look more similar to the new vessels.

These will, hopefully, be used on Sunday when the skirmish group meets at The Sentry Box. There will be some IHMN gaming as well but I am hoping to have a game of the G&G fantasy rules with Danny to test out the recent changes.

Here is my updated list for Sunday.

Flagship
Points:76 Quality:3 Combat:3
Bilious Cloud, Flagship, Galley, Sluggish, Veteran NCOs

Necromancer’s Galley
Points:62 Quality:3 Combat:2
Galley, Magic User: Necromancer, Shallow Draft, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Zombies

Banshee Cruiser
Points:48 Quality:3 Combat:3
Galley, Indirect Fire, Shallow Draft, Trained Gun Crews

Banshee Cruiser
Points:48 Quality:3 Combat:3
Galley, Indirect Fire, Shallow Draft, Trained Gun Crews

Smasher Cruiser
Points:42 Quality:3 Combat:3
Galley, Ramming, Shallow Draft, Unarmed, Veteran NCOs

Destroyer
Points:60 Quality:3 Combat:4
Indirect Fire – Bow Guns, Master Gunner, Shallow Draft

Destroyer
Points:60 Quality:3 Combat:4
Indirect Fire – Bow Guns, Master Gunner, Shallow Draft

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