Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Warmachine BattleReport 25pt Cygnar v. Cryx

I had the pleasure of a 25 pt. WM battle with Kara Sloan leading an alliance of Cygnarians and their Mercenary hires against Lich Lord Asphyxious and his ghastly Cryxian minions.  It was a great battle which saw an early Cygnarian wave of success suddenly met with a fierce Cryx counter-attack.  Watch the BatReps below to see what happened...

Cygnar/Merc Army
Warcaster: Kara Sloan
Warjacks: Ironclad(H), Charger(L), Lancer(L)
Units: Trencher Chaingun Crew, Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps, Dannon Blythe & Bull
Solos: Eiryss

Cryx Army
Warcaster: Lich Lord Asphyxious
Helljacks/Bonejacks: Slayer(H), Harrower(H), Canker Worm(B), Defiler(B)
Solos: Pistol Wraith, Necrotech/Scrapthrall, Gorman Di Wulfe

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stone-Wood Split Fence Tutorial

Always a fan of small, simple terrain accents in addition to large structures, I have put together a video tutorial for an archaic-looking stone/wood fence.

Here are a couple of stills of the easily made fences(supplies=coffee stirrers, cardboard, small bits of styrofoam):

  The vids can be found on my Youtube channel(Iron Kingdoms at War) at the links below...
(the embedded vids below may be cut off, double-click on a video to see it at youtube)

My next project will be "Patchwork Slate Road Sections".

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Figure Feature: Butcher of Khardov and Wardog

Sorry it's been so long since posting- a lot going on!  That being said, I'm back(with a vengeance) to terrain-making and mini-painting for Warmachine!  Yes, I have the pictures(and soon more vids) to prove it!

First up is the Butcher of Khardov(I always want to say "Kharkov" after the famous WWII battle!).

I think I've almost shed my rustiness after months off from painting and I'm pretty happy with how he turned out.  Usually I don't do "gore" on a figure but a figure named "Butcher" screamed for a little blood in my opinion.  I look forward to taking this Khadorian Warcaster into battle, especially because of his earth-shaking "Obliteration" spell.

Next up is the Khadorian War Dog...
The greatest challenge for the Wardog was trying to get the coloration of the fur correct- again, I'm pretty happy with the result.  I used some photos of Bull Mastiffs as a reference.  At first I thought of having him jumping over a fence, but I used a watch part gear instead(on the base).  I've been wanting to field this solo figure for a while now to support my Khadorian 'casters...now I can!

Finally, here's the two figures together.  For both I chose a Thornwood Green/Khador Red armor combination(such as seen on the Kodiak in the Forces of Warmachine book)- I just like the way the colors look together. 
If you are curious about how I made the "snow" from easily available materials watch the video below...