Sizzly's blog

So I've kinda wanted to do a traitor guard army since reading Gaunt's Ghosts. The idea of something like the blood pact or the sons of sek is pretty appealling I was also inspired a bit by my buddy Fred who had a superb Lost and the Damned army when the Eye of Terror campaign rules were valid. Anyhow, I crafted a wee but of fluff some time ago to explain one of the models that came with the Dark Vengeance set. Specifically, the cultist champion who was kitted out in commisar garb. It's here, if you want to peruse it:...
Greetings and salutations. In an effort to continually improve the look of my armies, I've been excited about the idea of adding a splash of color to my Dark Eldar flyers. I had the brilliant idea of using stencils to apply iconography to the wings and I was super excited when I saw a box of airbrush templates from Testors at my local Michaels. I plopped down the $24.00 and rushed home to give 'em a go. First things first. When I opened the box I was pretty disappointed. There were six sheets of plastic with parchment seperators in a roll in the box. No instructions, no best pracices, no...
So largely in part to Tyler's generosity at Summer Slaughter and the kind votes I received for best painted army, I'm in the unique position to plan out an army. In the past I've kinda just bought stuff on a whim in order to accomplish a particular goal or fill in a gap in my Dark Eldar or World Eater armies. Oh, and if a model looked cool it'd become an acquisition. The result over many many years is pleasing to me but since I have two playable armies this new project will be a bit more focused. Here's the plan: I'm gonna create a traitor guard army (with CSM auxillary). I have a story kind...
I imagine a fair number of you can relate to my problem: I have an army, my Dark Eldar, that look pretty good on the tabletop but by and large most of the models aren’t really finished. I keep getting distracted by new models. So, I get them to reasonable tabletop quality and then start on a new toy and as a result I’ve a backlog of models that need some TLC to really look great on the tabletop. I mentioned in the Astronomi-con Toronto Debrief ( http://itoysoldiers.com/blog/astronomi-con-toronto...
So I was asked how I do the red armor on my World Eaters. There's two distinct time periods of my army: Pre Dark Vengeance and post. Here's what the Pre-Dark Vengeance Models looks like: Khorne Berserker with Standard These were mostly painted with the n-1 generation of GW paints. The base coat is Scab Red (which I believe is now Khorne Red) followed by a pretty liberal wash of the red wash (can't remember the name but it'd be Carroburg Crimson now). Then a touch up of Scab Red followed by a Blood...
Whew! It was a really long weekend of gaming. And you know what? I had an absolutely fabulous time. I want to take a moment, now that I’ve recovered from the exhaustion of 24 hours of being “on” in a gaming sense to share some of my thoughts on the event from the three pillars of the hobby perspective. Before I do though, huge thanks to Christian and Mike for running the event. So much fun. I’ll definitely go again next year. And now… Let’s start with… Modeling Wow. So I was a bit humbled. I know that my models are probably high tabletop quality and not much else but there were some superb...
So yesterday I was informed of a contingent of ne'er-do-wells who intend to invade Astronomi-con Toronto with beat stick lists with zero respect for the composition rules and the philosophy behind the Astromoni-con tournaments. Their purpose (evidenced by the name of their initiative and a second hand report) is to go in with brutal lists and crow about crushing the fluff bunnies. Yeah. I get it. It's a tournament. It's meant to be competitive but I have a problem with the kind of person who'd consider this and I have to be honest: It's sucked a bit of the excitement out of me. I'm kinda...
So I’ve been threatening Zarenkenial that I’d write this up for a while now and so I shall. Herein lies my assessment of a) my performance at the GWTW Highlander Tournament and b) some issues I have with the ITC ruleset for tournaments. First… I think the image above sums up my day perfectly. The dice were not in my favor. I’d role low for saves and high for scatter and leadership. I also kept getting really unfortunate rolls for the maelstrom missions. The only reason I won my last was a trick of fate that gave me one more maelstrom point than my opponent. I was being gutted and if the game...
So whilst visiting Prague I went on a quick excursion to visit an ossuary in Kutna Hora. Some crazy nobleman ordered the creation of this place - a place where bones are used to decorate the inside of the building. Whilst not terribly relevant from a historical point of view (it was more of a curiosity) it does provide some delightfully grim inspiration for those of us who field armies dedicated to Khorne. Here's a whack of photos taken by...