Thursday, March 26, 2009

An Old Enemy

I have some bloodletter pictures coming, but in the meantime, here are some pictures from this weeks game. I got to play against Art, my old nemesis and former roommate. Art and I have played in some games together in the last few years, but it's always been some odd two-on-one deal or a three-way free-for-all. This was the first time we were able to go mano-a-mano in something like three years.

This game had four objectives so Art deployed in the center near three of them. I was hoping to surround him, but not a single unit from my second wave showed up until turn three. That gave him plenty of time to waste my first wave.

My screamers made a line for his hellhound when they finally showed up, but it would be too little, too late. Art slaughtered me to the daemon.

Meanwhile, on the adjacent table, Nick was playing his old nemesis and former roommate, Anton. They were both practicing for the Adepticon Championships.

I was able to capture this heroic moment. Right after I took this picture, Nick had to take seven saves from from the Kroot attack. He made 6 of them! Impressive rolling. Too bad it wasn't enough to save the marine.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Monday Night City Fight

Nick and I played a 1000pt cities of Death game this Monday so here are some pictures. Let me apologize for their weird tint. I think I had my white balance set wrong. Just pretend that this battle took place on a planet with an orange sun, or that it's atmosphere is so polluted, the sun looks especially yellow.

A small section of Nick's Ork horde. Word of caution: Orks kick ass in Cities of death.

In this photo, Nick points out which ork is about to shoot melta beams out of its eyes. WTF!?

Rhinos keeping those firing lanes clear. Good job, boys (Just kidding, I took this picture before the orks even deployed).

Great firing position, right? Wrong! I tried to get down from this 6" tall building for three turns! Never did get any closer to the objective.

This is what my sorcerer mini looked like after Nick knocked it on the floor. Luckily, it's mostly held together by magnets. I guess that makes up for me actually blowing up one of his Rhinos (that wasn't really my fault as much as I'd like to take credit for it).

The game was a total slaughter. I came to the game with a 1250 list and cut 250 points to do the 1000pt list. In retrospect, I should have left my defiler in there so that I could have blessed those Orks with some pie plates. Live and learn.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Behold! A test Mini! (And Special Offer)

I want to say thank you to those of you that commented on my last post about test minis. I think I just needed to accept the fact that when starting a new color scheme, the noble test miniature is unavoidable.

So here are some more pictures of the mini. I'm pretty happy with it.

This is definitely pretty rough still. I need to neaten up some of the blending, especially around the horns. I'm happy I was able to work some subtle purple shading into this guy.

Special Offer!
I am finally taking the plunge into selling some old gaming stuff on e-bay. Find it here.

If there is something that you're interested, please make a bid. If you win, mention that you are a Citizen Nick Hobby Center reader and I'll give you free shipping!