donderdag 15 augustus 2013

A change of pace.

It seems I have scratched the fantasy itch enough for the moment.
I  had a quick game with my son last week, field testing both my knight and a ruleset (In the Emperor's name. I fudged it a bit to accomodate a fantasy game. I've since ordered In Her Majesty's Name, an updated, improved VSF version of ItEN.)

Sadly the noble knight, after making good headway through a monster-infested forest, was defeated by a troll before he could retrieve the maiden he vowed to rescue...
Here are a few pics from the game:

But in the end, he rides to his doom:

Once that was done, I felt the need to do some Sci-Fi stuff. I packed the fantasy away again and dug out my big Space Hulk Project box.
I still had the second half of a Tactical squad to finish, to the past week, I've been painting those.
They're nearly finished:
I just need to paint the banner on the sergeant and assemble them.
They will form squad "Gladius"  led by Sgt. <name pending, thinking of Hektor>.
Unusually this squad isn't named after their sergeant, as is conventional. During the Namur Campaign this squad was part of the assault drop on the secessionist capitol. During this assault they decisively breached the enemy lines and eliminated the enemy command post. This disorganised the rebel defence and shortened the war considerably. As they acted as the sword that beheaded the Emperor's enemies, the squad was bestowed the honorific name "Gladius".
They are squad 6 of the Howling Griffon's 5th company.

From the Space Hulk Project box, I also took some work in progress Genestealer Hybrids, and the second Terminator (armed with Cyclone launcher). Those are currently on the modelling table.
I'll show some pics once I make some more progress on them.

Update: The squad is done!
 I painted some detail on the rear of the squad banner as well, but it refuses to photograph at the moment....
I'll try again some other time.

1 opmerking:

  1. Aughh! Poor Knight, such a heroic lad!

    The Howling Griffons look great :D Await an update on this new project :)