Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finally an update!

Hello all,
Sorry for the delays in updates! It has been a crazy two months. I left my job to become a full time stay at home dad, we had to travel for a death in the family, and lots of other stuff happening outside of the hobby realm! But I am back to the blog with some updates.

I have been highly anticipating the launch of 8th edition Warhammer in July and I have had a chance to play a few games with the new rules. They are absolutely fantastic and the best WFB rules ever. The game is a lot more fun and fluid now. As I get ready for this new edition, I decided to join the Battle Bunker's 1000 pt army challenge. So I am feverishly building away on the Company of the Emerald Skull. These grizzled mercenaries will be using Empire rules. I am picturing a veteran force of various models and ranges to represent their mercenary nature. More to come on them soon. I did a test model to work out the color scheme on a handgunner and I am really happy with the results.

I am also working on having lots of War Machines in the army (since most of my other WFB armies have no shooting). I have planned lots of small vignettes for them and I have the first base built for a Hellblaster.

I used one of the great Dragon Forge 100mm square blanks to build that up. The fences are from the Warhammer terrain line. This is a fairly basic one and what I have in mind for my first Great Cannon should be fantastic!

Other than the Mercenaries, I have also been finishing up some other odds and ends. One other model I completed was a conversion for Ku'Gath for my fantasy Daemons. I built this a long time ago and I decided I would finally finish it and add a few last minute additions to it.

Well, that's it for this post. I have lots of projects underway and I should have a regular update on the Mercs as I work on them. If you haven't had a chance to see the new 8th edition rulebook yet, get down to your local FLGS who has one and take a look. It is awesome!