Roleplaying the Arthurian legends with Bretonnia

Last year, I joined a Pendragon campaign that a few of my mates were playing. So far, it’s been a great campaign and roleplay experience (Hurray, Arthur has been crowned King of England, all rejoice!) but lately I’ve been stepping up my commitment to the campaign.

I’ve bought a box of the old Brettonian Men-at-arms, both as a small militiaforce for my Knightly character and maybe as the start of a proper Bretonnian force.

I’m quite happy with the result so far, especially considering I’ve done these guys really quickly over the span of about two evenings. I’ve painted these guys using my “batch’em&jumble’m”-method; it uses different tones of a colour to create differences between the models but still makes for a cohesive looking force. I might do a future post on this in more detail.
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Overall, I like these models, they’re showing their age, especially when compared to the fantastic stuff that GW has been churning out recently but they’re holding their own. Just need to add their shields, base them and they’ll be done!

Also, in the future, I’ll try and post smaller but more frequent posts.

Dourin out.

Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus approaches!

Battlefleet Koronus Cruiser approaches Port Wander

Battlefleet Koronus Cruiser approaches Port Wander

Well. I think I have found the purpose that I was lacking so far. Even though it has been a blast building and painting the ships I have so far, there was still something missing, a general theme as it were. Oh sure, the ships so far have been fun to paint/update but the generic green and white colour scheme is straight from the Big Blue Rulebook and belongs to Battlefleet Gothic. Very fit for the tabletop game but when I’m taking pains to adequately portray all the ships that my players might encounter during their travails in the Koronus Expanse, I feel it is only right for me as DM to go that extra light year and make sure the ships are correct in every detail.   I present to you, Battlefleet Koronus! Continue reading

Into The Expanse We Go

I have a confession to make. Lately I haven’t been as busy with warhammer as I had thought I would be. It’s not for a lack of projects, by Grungni, no! I still have my Thunderbarge to finish – project has been stalled due to design issues, more on that in a later blogpost -, I have a Forgeworld Carmine Dragon to paint (in fact I have two of those), a newly bought Cockatrice, a zombie dragon I promised to paint for a friend of mine… So many projects, so little time.

And on top of that, I’ve been making incursions into another… sector would be the correct word. More to the point, I’ve been enamored by Rogue Trader, the rpg by Fantasy Flight, the same company that has released Dark Heresy (taken over from Black Industries), Only War, Black Crusade and Deathwatch. I bought the book at one of my local game stores and immediately fell in love with the setting. I mean, the very idea that you get to control a frigging SPACE SHIP and just aim it and go wherever you like. I practically started drooling. Ok, there I said it. Perhaps a modest amount of paper towels were needed to clean up the mess. Perhaps even a change of pants.

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