Friday, September 25, 2009

Non-Sketchy Photo Time part III

We continue with even more photos!
The King and his Court
I really like how this has a Canterbury Tales vibe to it, which is probably why I plan on going into Inquisition at some point.

The Astropath, with symbols of the Four Holy Suits in place to ward off the predations of Chaos. (The spade fell off during my last game, but it should be there as well)

The Diamond, heavily altered fanatic of the Adeptus Mechanicus

The Spade, elite warrior-in-training of the Schola Progenium

The Heart, the unyielding soldier blessed with tactical flexibility

The Club, the stalwart rock keeping the Court strong

Some pics of the tanks next time.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Non-Sketchy Photo Time part II

We continue with non-sketchy photos! Today we are going to take a look at my Company Commander, Heinrich. Here he is in all of his green stuff glory:

All of the parts are from the Cadian Command sprue. And here he is after getting all painted up:

 I must say that I based him maybe slightly off myself... at least when my beard is at the height of its power.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Non-Sketchy Photo Time!

So my computer is finally repaired. Which means...

Non-sketchy photo time! And regular updates!

So, for the next few days to get me back on track, I'll be posting pics of my entries into TOEMP, and then get started again on the WIP for the last challenge and the next one. So for today, enjoy the first quality pics of the Black Jacks stormtrooper unit!

The Sarge in Charge

Backpack detail shot

Special Weapons Troopers

The "Inquisitorial Js" that are the symbol of the Black Jacks, who are on loan from the Ordos Malleus

And the spades to show what suit they are

Next up for me is a pair of Leman Russ Battle Tanks. These are the first vehicles that I have ever painted, and currently I am paralyzed as to what I should do for a color scheme. I know that the majority of the tank should be tan and bleached bone, which I can easily do with spray paints, but what exactly that scheme should be is eluding me. Details will be made out with black and red, but once again not sure what to do there.

Here's what I got so far:

I think I'll have the lighter color go all the way down to the treads on both sides in this current scheme. The other that I've thought about is more of a chamo style, but I'm not sure of which I should go for.

Thoughts, comments and criticisms are always welcome.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tale of Even More Painters 2.0: More Sketchy Phone Photos!

As you can tell, it's sketchy phone camera shot time! Above and below iare my Company Commander, Trump-King Heinrich (he looks a bit like Henry 8th) and his favorite Astropath. I greenstuffed his crown, beard and mustache, as well as for making his arm stick out to the side in a more action-oriented pose. The symbols on the Astropath's staff are also, of course, greenstuffed.
And below is the full command squad, with elements from all four suits: 1 clubs medic, and plasmagunners from the diamonds, spades and hearts suits.

The other part of the challenge was to create a data sheet for our commander, so here we go:

"Heinrich wasn't always the glorious commander of Fortuna's 24th Regiment. Born in lowly circumstances, Henry was the 8th child of his family and would have been doomed to a life of labor had he not fallen into the machinations of the House of Card. He saved the life of one of the lesser nobles and was, as a token of gratitude, allowed to join the illustrious ranks of the Fortunan PDF as a member of the Clubs suit."

"Henry performed very well, earning commendations for valor in his daring defenses against the periodic Daemon infestations as well as against the enemies of the House of Card, the Lords of Dice and Derbishire Overlords. In particular he seemed to be a great adept of the ancient art of Tarot reading, always using the cards to predict the enemy's movements and react accordingly. His minor psychic talent was determined to be a blessed gift by the omnipresent Inquisitorial authorities and, with many steps taken to make sure that such a man would remain ever loyal to the Inquisition, was allowed to continue operating in his command capacity."

"When a 24th regiment of Fortunan soldiers was called into creation, Heinrich was determined to be the most able man to lead the 1st infantry company, as it relied on careful planning and efficient management of reserves and method of engagement to maintain peak effectiveness. Ever since Heinrich has served the House of Card and the Emperor faithfully, leading the 24th regiment with guile and honor."

Trump-King Henrich     40 pts

WS  BS  S  T  I  Ld  A Sv
  4      4   3  3  3   9    3  5+

Psyker, Tactical Directive: Euchre

Wargear: Plasma Pistol, Power Sword, Fortunan Tarot

Fortunan Tarot: Seeing as Fortuna is a world governed by games of chance, and that the House of Card has bound itself heart and soul to the myriad games of cards, the Fortunan Tarot is in many ways even more powerful than the Emperor's. Still guided by His ineffable will, the Fortunan Tarot is able to pick up even more nuanced aspects of His divine will and guidance, allowing a shrewd commander to never be unprepared.

Before rolling for mission, both you and your opponent(s) must roll a die each. If the results are different, you may add or subtract 1 from any or all of the following rolls: roll for Mission, roll for Deployment, and the roll to see who goes first. If the results are the same, your opponent may add or subtract 1 to each of the aforementioned rolls.

Tactical Directive: Euchre
Each Fortunan regiment is bound to a particular game of chance, as in this way their souls may be further safeguarded from the predations of Chaos and be guided by the Emperor's will, as well as reminding them of their pride in their homeland.

If objectives are used in the mission, any objectives that are placed in the opponent's deployment zone are worth double their normal points. If kill points or victory points are being used, choose an enemy HQ choice. That unit is now worth double the normal amount of kill points or victory points.

This directive extends to the opposing player(s) as well, as the Fortunan 24th are deeply ashamed if they themselves are "Euchred."