Playing EPIC in 28mm.

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Iggies reclaim the Brick of Scrutiny from the Arch Fiend

I've put together some reinforcements for the absolutely-finished-never-to-be-added-to DKK.  Because reasons.  Another zug of mid turret Chimerae for the Mechanised Company, a third super heavy, a Macharius Vanquisher and a half battery of Griffins. 


The Griffins are Models and Minis kits.  So these kits are good; the design is well thought out, the actual modelling is just exaggerated enough for 40K and like the not-manticores, they are clean castings with not occlusions.  But models and minis is a one man band working under some awkward constraints not within his control; so like I said before, worth buying, but you're going to have to wait if you're this side of the pond. 


The only GW bits of these are the track units; the hulls are also a Models and Minis kit. Handy to know you can get them somewhere if you're whuppin' up some chimera after market kits. 


The track guards are also Models and Minis.  The kit includes the arrangement of sandbags around the front - I've mixed it up with a couple of spare armour plates as the Emperor loves infinite variety.  The only modification I've had to do is a bit of sprue (I've used the fairly substantial bits of square section resin from the Griffin kit) to lift it up a little.  


Without the heavy mortar in it, just in case you were thinking "I wonder if I could turn that into a Salamander ?"


Not shown here are the panels which kit neatly inside the walls of the fighting compartment - with a pair of humungus mortar bombs on each side.  These are great, I've left them out to be painted separately - actually fitting them will depend on where the crew fit in. 

The Macharius you've seen before. Hopefully including it here will mean progress finishing it.  But it does look like it's done a good job of scaring that scion of the ruinous powers away from the BOS.

The Chimerae are Blood'n'skulls Industries capricorn hulls with FW autocannon turrets (some filing of the hole in the Blood'n'skulls chassis needed to get a good fit).  The turrets have the usual plastic kit searchlight side mounted behind the ammunition bulge.  Like the ASL LRMBT, the searchlights are side mounted to keep the profile down.  The Trackguards were an ebay purchase.  They're really good, I must look them up again at some point.  

 Stowage, cables, barrels, tools and Heavy Stubbers all to do. 

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Despoiling the Brick of Scrutiny


What a lovely spring day for of spot of mild despoiling to warm oneself up for a forthcoming Black Crusade.


Devos IV is not mainstream enough to warrant his personal attention, but hey, he'd too nice a figure to not lavish some care on.



And as noted, there's always the chance for some hot Crusade action ("Let the Galaxy Burn !")

The paint here was done by Raven's Nest Painting. 

Is that your helmet on his trophy rack ?


This is Lupercal's lieutenant, he knew the Emperor.  Now he's potentially the nemesis of the Imperium of Man.


He chose his path, and seems fairly content to follow it.  It's good to be able to take pleasure in one's work. 

Friday, 5 March 2021

Inside the city under siege



Amongst those left in Xphonica once the city is encircled by the invaders from outer space, are those who were amongst the irregular groupings who supported and supplied muscle for the revolution.

This includes Slanneshi aligned cultists.  They probably did not even know that they were Slanneshi cultists four years ago, they were just after shrugging off the harsh yoke of Imperial rule.

And after four years of seeing the inexorable creep of the Imperial Guard across the planet, seeing the bombings and having knights and Titans arrayed against them, they are ready for the last fight, their capital city, the place of Imperial pilgrimage, will be defended against the oppressor.

Paint by Mr Lee's Painting Emporium.

Friday, 26 February 2021

There is a place for Physical Comdey on Devos IV


But the appearance of a Masque would be more than an excuse for a bit of slapstick.

It's an indication that the Eldar as a whole think there is something going on here which requires intervention.  So they are sort of tumbling, leaping and froliking litmus of likely Elder intervention.

Paint by PVP.

Friday, 19 February 2021

OC G Coy 262 Line Infantry Regt

262 Line Infantry Regt are a part of 902 Div XVII Korps 72AG.  G Coy have been reserved by Col Cmdt Welbahn as a part of his ready reserve.  

Major Karim leads G Coy and has brought with him a troop of heavy mortars and a troop of Quad Launchers.  

He's conscious of the fact that the rest of 262 Regt is dying for Emperor and G Coy is standing by in the rear.  However, he has confidence in Col Cmdt Welbahn and fully expects to be thrown into the Schwerpunkt at the critical time.  Being in reserve with a full detachment from the fellow Krieg 19 Armd Regt gives a feeling of fellowship G Coy wouldn't actually have with the rest of the Divisional reserve.  

He's an ordinary son of Krieg from an ordinary background, brought up in the Corinthian hab blocks adjacent to the Stahl arms works.  He fell in love with a daughter of the Tyroc dynasty, but was not of high enough social status to warrant her attention.  This has driven him ever since, with stoicism and determination, already strong Krieg traits, finding new heights in his personal conduct and leadership style. 

Friday, 12 February 2021

I wanted to be an architect

But the careers offices on Krieg offered me ice skater or tank crewman.  At least I've got a seat.

Friday, 5 February 2021

Where are we going ?

 Nowhere if you don't get that track fixed !