Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Magore’s Fiends

I knew I wanted to get Magore's Fiends because my favorite warband to play so far has been Gor-rek's Reavers.  I didn't actually have a plan in mind for these guys when I bought them, but it didn't take me long to stumble across something fun.  I was just dry fitting bitz, trying to decide between mutation, or nurglifying them, or carving them down and putting Bretonian heads on them when I dry fitted an extra Great Unclean One tongue to Magore's gaping belly, and then moved it up to his head!  I was sold on the idea, and went from there.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Avengers Movies Roundup!

Super trite post here, but I've been wanting to do this for a while, just to think through why I like the ones I like, and which ones have been weaker.  And of course, I'm going to state a lot of things as fact here, but it is all definitely just opinion.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

40k Warscrolls: The Unforgiven

In case you haven't noticed, both the Nurgle Astartes and Unforgiven (Dark Angels) warscrolls are now available in the 40k Warscrolls section!  So what's there?  Let's take a look.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

40k Warscrolls: Nurgle Astartes Vehicles

Here's another set of 40k warscrolls.  Rounding out the Nurgle Astartes warscroll compendium are some vehicles!  The Plagueburst Crawler is pretty conventional.  It's much like an Astra Militarum tank in that it's got some Heavy Weapon sponsons, a Hull Weapon, and the Plagueburst Mortar.  Like other Astartes and Astra Militarum vehicles, it can add Tactical Weapon options to its Heavy and Hull weapons.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sepulchral Guard

Continuing my quest to convert all of the Shadespire warbands, here is my take on the Sepulchral Guard.  Mine are an extension of the Cursed Company from the Regiments of Renown of the olden times.  I used the Skulls box to do head swaps on everyone except for the petitioners.  So the Prince of Dust is a Plaguebearer, the Champion is a Beastman, the Reaper is a bird-person of some kind, and the Warden is a Bloodletter.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Leish Maniasis

Leish was actually the founding member of the Shepherds of Rot.  Upon coming of age, he left his barbarian tribe to wander the Mortal Realms with his trusty hounds.  Leish has a relatively gentle and personable demeanor, and as he traveled he found other misfit children of Nurgle who decided to accompany him on his journey.


Leish's truest calling is to his hounds, Mange and Flybait, but he feels an affinity toward all of the grotesque beasts that are beloved to Nurgle.


Monday, October 29, 2018

Efengie Campaign: Regions of War!

Book 4 of the Efengie Campaign will be ready to go in a few weeks, so I figured I'd share my take on Regions of War!


Saturday, October 27, 2018

40k Warscrolls: Nurgle Astartes Heroes

Today, we'll take a look at rough drafts of some of the Nurgle Astartes Heroes I've worked on so far, starting with the Mortarion, Prince of Decay (since he was requested).


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Efengie Campaign: Hallowed Portents

Last weekend I ran the penultimate Game Day of Efengie Season 4: Malign Portents!  We had a pretty excellent turnout, although not much army diversity.  Strangely, Seraphon have been on the rise in Efengie.  We had 3 Sseraphon players, 2 Legions of Nagash, Slaanesh, Stormcasts, and Troggoths!


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Efengie Campaign: Return to Fort S'nak

With Iradrüll taking the throne to rule the Vale of Efengie from Fort S'nak, the powers that be decided to put her reign to the test.  Lady Vendetta had been biding her time at Pigstikka Peak surrounded by disgusting orruks and grots, so she was prepared to bring the pain.  In the picture below, Lady Vendetta and her giantess Galagar used their hammers (i.e. the Batter siege tactic) to knock down some walls!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Flames of Penitence

Having recently acquired Nightvault, I've got a new warband up and running!  I've made a Dark Age of Sigmar inspired conversion of Averon's Cursebreakers.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

40k Warscrolls: Works in Progress

I haven't posted any new warscrolls in a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on them!  I've just been going slower.  Also, most of what's left to work on is just more varieties of Space Marines (and Chaos Space Marines).  So the two upcoming projects are the Unforgiven and Nurgle Astartes.  These two are going to be Warscroll Compendiums without their own Battle Traits and so forth.  However, they are both very versatile.

   

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The White Scarstriders

Continuing on with my series of ridiculous conversions for Shadespire warbands, here is Veteran Sergeant Sanson Farstrider and his White Scars battle brothers.  They have answered Sigmar's call for aid, been issued Mk. S power armour, and are now on the hunt in the dead city of Shadespire.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Efengie Campaign: The Reckoning of Iradrüll

Last weekend I ran a Malign Sorcery themed event.  I also used a new army balancing mechanic that some of you might be familiar with... POINTS!

Friday, August 17, 2018

A Song of Ice and Fire: House Bolton

I received my A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game kickstarter pledge a few weeks ago, and so far I've played two battles against grownups (a few against my 4yo son though) and painted the House Bolton forces.

Here are some characters you might recognize.  First up are Ramsay Snow and Reek.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Flesh of Mournstead

The people of Mournstead lived in poverty and fear, but humans have the amazing talent of finding happiness even in the most dire of circumstances.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Maggoth Lords

I recently picked up a Maggoth Lord kit and being the cheapskate that I am decided to build all three!  I magnetized the torsos so that they can be hotswapped.  What's more, not being content to just have swappable bodies, I also made two magnetized sets of legs for them to stand on when they're not riding a Maggoth.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Coalescence: Desolation of Eristrat

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of running Coalescence: Desolation of Eristrat.  It was a one-day global event that was a tree campaign (3 rounds, 7 battleplans).  It followed up last year's Coalescence Global Narrative Event, in which the godbeast Eristrat was freed from its extra-dimensional prison and attuned to the will of Chaos.  You can find the event pack at NEON's blog if you're interested in playing the battleplans.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Gor-rek's Reavers

I've finished a third Shadespire warband!  I'm still figuring out what wacky conversion to do with my Sepulchral Guard, but for the moment, here is my Khorngor warband (otherwise known as Bloodreavers).

Friday, June 22, 2018

Coalescence: Malign Portents Retrospective

Tomorrow I'll be running Coalescence: the Desolation of Eristrat, so I thought I should probably get this post finished and post it.  It only happened in March... better late than never though.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fate of Hammerstadt

Back in May I ran a four round Skirmish mini-campaign set in the ruins of Hammerstadt.  It went alright, but I think that there was a lot to be learned from it.

  

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Rotbelly

Zharr Goroth whips bit into Rotbelly's hide.  They drove him forward, into a blackiron cage to be loaded onto one of their massive daemon engines.  The Daemon Whisperer stepped forward, raised his left hand, and gazed into Rotbelly's soul.  Rotbelly felt an unnatural sense of calm wash over him.  Before he even noticed what was happening, the cage was slammed shut, and he was being carted across the countryside, black smog belching from the engine's daemoniac smokestacks.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Hand of The Pit

It's got the will of The Pit - In its hands
It's got the mommas and the poppas - In its hands
It's got the unwary children - In its hands
It's got the whole ruin in its hands.

- Nursery rhyme


Monday, April 30, 2018

The Arena of Kou'uch

On Sunday, we hosted the first real event of Efengie: Season 4.  After suffering defeat at the hand of Arkhan the Black at the Helfire Gate in Shyish (Coalescence: Malign Portents), the peoples of Efengie followed the Malign Portents to the Arena of Kou'uch, hidden deep within the Dark Forest.  Built long ago by the Seraphon, the Arena once served as a sacrificial altar.  It has lain dormant for thousands of years, but the portents have led soothsayers to its ruined steps.

   

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Campaign: Heart of Darkness

I finally got things finished up for the Heart of Darkness campaign book!  Hooray!  I've already written several posts about it, but it's full of everything anyone could want from a Skirmish setting, Artefacts, a Command Trait, Mutations, Injuries, Spells, Prayers, and a Rewards Table.  It has five battleplans designed with the Dark Age of Sigmar aesthetic and story-driven gameplay in mind.  On top of that, it includes a brand new Quest mechanic.


I'm sure typos and whatnot will be found, so please let me know if you run across anything.  You can find the new book on the AoS Downloads page.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Shepherd

Olaf coughed, choking on the tainted air and choking up bloody bits of Nurgle knows what.  Looking around, he noticed that nobody was watching, so he coughed louder and doubled over as if writhing in agony.  Maybe if the overseers saw how blessed he was, he would get recruited into the ranks of the Plaguetown yeoman.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: Exploring the Ruins

The last major piece of content for "Heart of Darkness" is the Skirmish Rewards of Battle table.  For Dark Age of Sigmar, I thought it should focus on storytelling, so this Rewards of Battle table is kind of a hybrid between the Skirmish book version, and the old Mordheim exploration tables.


Monday, April 2, 2018

The Chosen Axes... of Hashut!

I got the Chosen Axes Shadespire warband for my birthday.  I've viewed Shadespire warbands as an opportunity to do some wacky conversions on a small scale such that they do not have to be followed up with a full army's worth of the same.  So far, it's been very rewarding and fun with my Bretonnian themed take on Steelheart's Champions, and now a Chaos Dwarf version of the Chosen Axes.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: Burn the Witch

The fifth and final of my Dark Age of Sigmar Battleplans (for the moment anyway) is about a witch with the ability to possess people's bodies.  She has possessed the body of one of your (or your opponent's) models and must be exorcised.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Jessica Jones: Season 2

I've recently finished watching season 2 of Jessica Jones, and I've got to say that I was quite happy with it.  It was a very different animal from season 1, which I think is leading some people to disappointment.  I, however, found it to be much more my style, and I really enjoyed the subtlety of it as well as the characterization and subtext.

Beyond this point be spoilers.  Don't say you weren't warned!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: Quests part 3

The third and final quest is my favorite so far.  We've got one quest that grants you a special Command Trait, one that grants you a special Artefact (which has been tweaked a fair bit since I shared it with you), and now one that grants your warband a special Battle Trait.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: Broke Down

In this battleplan, your cart has broken down in an eerily silent village.  As the sun nears the horizon the villagers, uncomfortable with the presence of strangers in their sleepy hamlet, begin to stream from their homes.  Thanks for the idea for the battleplan posted in the comments section.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Steelheart's Champions

I impulse bought Shadespire back in February.  I've not gotten to play it much yet (half a dozen games or so with my brother, and one with my wife), but I have been having fun converting and painting the warbands.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: Quests part 2

The second quest I have devised for the Dark Age of Sigmar is the Lich's Eye.  Each quest is a personal mini-campaign that you can play through to build a fun pulp story for your warband.  In this quest, your leader has come into possession of a Lich's Eye and seeks to use it to harness the power of immortality.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: Grave Robbing

What atrocities are perpetrated under the cover of night?  Even the dead are not safe from the ravages of the Dark Age of Sigmar.  A Brain, an Eye, and a Heart can fetch a high price at market.  They can be used to cast a forbidden spell, brew a noxious potion, or even augur a malign portent.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Efengie Season 3 Postmortem

Last month we wrapped up Season 3 of the Efengie Campaign.  I've compiled the battleplans and story into a campaign book entitled "Coalescence Aftermath".  This season opened with the first Coalescence event, and meandered its way through the better part of 2017.



Friday, February 23, 2018

Orm

Orm likes marauding, reading the collected works of Rotigus' plague prophecy, and spreading blight.  He hopes to someday visit the Garden of Nurgle.  He was raised in a Nurgle worshiping tribe with kind and loving parents who lavished him with wonderful diseases and plagues; but it seems that fate had something else in store for him.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: Against the Darkness

I like to imagine that the Dark Age of Sigmar is filled with grim survivors eking out a living in the inhospitable landscapes of the mortal realms (as evidenced by my previous battleplan).  These villagers take shifts stoking the fires that protect them from the encroaching darkness each night, keeping the horrors that dwell there at bay.  Sometimes, though, the things in the dark are worse than the occasional Chaos Spawn, or other twisted abomination that can be shot down with crossbows and put to the torch come morning.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Tallpox

When summoning Daemons, it's easy to make mistakes.  When Wex the Pustulent first attempted to summon a Plaguebearer of Nurgle, his faith shook for momentarily.  He stumbled over the words of the incantation and, when he finished, a mangled and broken mound of flesh and bones lay on the ground before him.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Shepherds of Rot

Inspired by the Dark Age of Sigmar aesthetic, I have slowly been constructing a Nurgle warband populated with bizarre conversions.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: Quests

I have also come up with a new narrative mechanic for the "Heart of Darkness".  When you create your warband, if you'd like, you can send them on a Quest.  For example, shown below is a warband roster for "(General Name) and the Lake of Blood".  A Quest is a special warband roster that includes rules that may replace some of your normal Allegiance abilities, and present challenges to your warband that show its story progression and eventually lead them to either success or failure.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: The Reaping

Here is the first battleplan in "Heart of Darkness", the Dark Age of Sigmar supplement I'm constructing for AoS Skirmish.  For this battle, you'll need some frantic survivors to flee from the horrors of the night.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Dark Age of Sigmar: Mutations and Injuries

Previously, I discussed the Artefacts tables from my Dark Age of Sigmar project I'm working on.  Today, I want to show off two more tables; one for Mutations, and another for Injuries.

Mutations and Injuries are both staples of classic Warhammer.  In Heart of Darkness, Mutations will be treated as Artefacts, and they can be taken by any model.  The idea here is to give players options to express their outlandish conversions more fully on the battlefield.  This way, the tentacles, extra arms, and so forth can be represented in a model's rules if the players wish it.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Review: The Punisher

Just finished Netflix's "The Punisher" series a few days ago, and I must say that I was very impressed.  In the run up to its release, I saw many posts and articles raising concerns that Frank Castle couldn't be a good protagonist because he was just too far over the line, that he wasn't nuanced enough, and that the whole thing would just be a 13 episode bloodbath.  I am pleased to say that the writers sidestepped all of those concerns and made what I thought was one of the best seasons of their Marvel shows so far.