Thursday, 28 April 2016

Imperial Assault - Rebel Scum

Finally after the simpler gaming pieces for the game master I turned my attention to the figures representing the player characters. At least to those for needed in our local group:

Monday, 25 April 2016

Imperial Assault - Nexu or Guess who's coming for dinner...

Besides the AT-ST and the E-web guns there are two fierce predators as larges figures in the Imperial Assault basic game. Nexu are feline predatory species native to the planet Cholganna located in a galaxy far far away...

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Paint Table Saturday - Highlanders and Zombies

Last week was more or less dedicated to Imperial Assault. Besides two Nexu predators I paintes the four model for the players also known as rebel scum. Those are to be presented during the next days but with the two posts about Imperial Assault and of course the Queen's birthday the blog seemed rather well-filled.

Anyway this weekend I'll try to spend some time with Zombicide figures and the remainig highlanders for my twelve figure unit 72nd Highlanders for NWF.

On Sunday then we'll have another Imperial Assault session with our local group and I'm pretty curious how they'll perform with painted miniatures. Until now the Empire performed better than the rebel scum...

That's it for now, Please don't forget to have a look at the Google+ community dedicated to 'Paint Table Saturday'.

Enjoy the weekend !

Friday, 22 April 2016

Bounty hunters for Imperial Assault

Besides the imperial troops and the rebel scum the Imperial Assault basic game came with a couple of bounty hunters and monsters - namely four Trandoshan bounty hunters and two Nexu. After having finished the imperials I started with the bounty hunters:

Thursday, 21 April 2016

A health onto Her Majesty !

Today her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. is celebrating her 90th birthday. Although I'm not a subject of hers I'm admiring her deeply. For my whole life she has been a political and societal anchor showing greatest sense of duty and commitment. She lead the United Kingdom and the Commenwealth during the tides of more than 60 years and kept her subjects together. Kudos!

Happy Birthday, Ma'am!
God save the Queen!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Imperial Reinforcements for Imperial Assault - Guns and AT-ST walker

Last weekend we had a longish Imperial Assault session and yours truly also known as 'The Emperor' needed painted reinforcements. Thus I took some E-Web engineers and an AT-ST walker to the workbench.

First for the guns:

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Paint Table Saturday - Game pieces week

Probably most of you are in London enjoying Salute 2016 now. Green with envy I take the time to present an overview of the figures I was busy with last week:

Friday, 8 April 2016

72nd Highlanders for NWF - First trio finished

During the last days I kept working on the first batch of my NWF 72nd Highlanders. 'First batch' actually means five figures but I've got some work to do on the sergeant and the drummer. So here are the leading officer and two privates:
Three men finished... Nine to go.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Monty on tour - Hobby weekend abroad

Last weekend I had the great pleasure to attend a sublime hobby weekend. A fellow from southern Germany invited a couple of hobby enthusiasts to his home to share a weekend of painting, chatting and gaming with him. This time I had the honour to belong to the group of guest and thus on Friday afternoon I took a train to Stuttgard and gathered with Alex, Thomas, Christian, Michael and another Michael there.

It started with the wonderful and hospitable welcome at Alex's house and then we went to our first painting session. This time I was lucky enough to have Michael at my side who introduced me into painting with oil paints to paint horses quicker than before. The advantage of this kind of colour is that you can manipulate it for a very long time using little pieces of sponge or brushes moistened with turpentine. The horses aren't finished yet but for my taste the technique worked really well and granted a new experience to yours truly.

About 03.00am on Saturday morning we went to bed and took a snatch of sleep. After breakfast then we returned to the painting table. While the horses kept drying I started with my NWF 72nd Highlanders. It's a rather special unit because they wore the Indian Service Dress combined with reddish tartan trews. Most of you might know the pictures of them in the Osprey book about the British Army on Campaign:
Picture from the Maiwand Day Blog