woensdag 27 april 2016

Battlefleet Modhail

Bleh, the weather here has been bad lately, lots of unexpected rain showers, and even the occasional hail and wet snow...
Which pretty much scuppered my plans to get cracking on my Chaos ships for Battlefleet Gothic, as I can't primer them in this weather. :(

So, to tide you (and myself) over, I decided to post some pictures of my main fleet, the Imperial Navy. Mind, these are older pics, taken back when Battlefleet Gothic was still in production, so expect some "vintage resolution".

The pic above is the total of my painted warfleet, including support vessels (Transports for the Convoy scenario).

In addition, I had painted some static defenses, seen below:
Fleet command Space Station, sleek and austere.

A more traditional Space Station:
Traditional Grimdark, that is... ;)

And a trio of Defense Platforms to guard them:
As can be seen, these platforms are dedicated to the Machine God.

And I just realised I never took a picture of my Blackstone Fortres... Go figure.

Still in the to-paint stash of non-fleet assets are 6 more platforms (to be painted in different colours), a trio of Defense Monitors and a batch of System Ships (4 bases of them, for now), more Transports (part of which will be converted into Q-Ships, Armed transports and maybe Fireships) and a pair of Heavy Transports (old Spacefleet models!).
Ideally, at some point, I'd also like to build an Orbital Dock and some more gothic looking defense platforms to go with "floating cathedral" Space Station. And I'm still hoping to one day acquire one of the elusive Ramilies Starfortress models.
All this should keep me building and painting for quite some while. If only this infernal weather would let up, so I can primer some stuff!

See you next time!

5 opmerkingen:

  1. I don't play Gothic but I have to say, seeing your nicely painted fleet does tempt me :-)

  2. An impressive fleet for sure!
    Nice work on all these defense systems too, it must have been a lot of fun to scratchbuild these.

  3. Really wish they would bring this game back.

  4. Thanks guys!

    Wouter, the defense platforms are the unmodified GW ones, but the Space Stations were a lot of fun to build! I'd like to build an orbital dock in a similar style someday. But that will have to wait until I get the more practical stuff out of the way.

    Yeah, they should bring this game back, and I believe it is already on the shortlist of the recently/soon-to-be revived Specialist Games, but who knows how soon that will be (and how much they will muck about with the rules/models)... As far as I'm concerned, they can just do a straight up re-release, just incorporate the 2010 FAQ and errata and the game is golden, don't mess with a good thing.

    Luckily the recent release of the Battlefleet Gothic: Armada PC-game has gotten Gunbird and me fired up to play again. Once we've got our head around the rules again, and our fleets up to strength (I think I'm getting close. :P ), we can start roping in some other players... :)

    On a related note: I've ordered the figures and bits to make models for the commanders of my Imperial and Eldar fleet, now I just have to wait for them to arrive. If this pans out, I hope to do models for the commander of each fleet as I finish it.