Thursday, 23 June 2022

Horus Heresy AAR - Alpha Legion vs Ultramarines

I had a test game of Horus Heresy 2.0...

Well this was played before we had the official rules but we got by with leaked rules. Im sure we made lots of error but it was fun to get a feel to the new mechanics and we were unsure of some stats and weaponry.
But we had good enough knowledge and info to get us by.

- You cant catch me.. tihi...

Having lost all his bodyguards previously in the Ultramarine Preator is in a combat with an Contemptor dreadnought.

A lone double kheres mounted Contemtor Dreadnoughts tries to hold the line..

Mmmm.... Heresy muffins..

In the last assault face my Preator tried to charge the Ultramarines Preator but because of the terrain he could not make it in for a nice final moment.
And the same with my last two Tartaros Terminators, they coulnt make the distance for helping my Breacher Sergeant.

Overall it was a real fun game and I really think this new edition of Horus Heresy will be great. Looking forward top play more games.

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Hasslefree Miniatures Grymn for Rogue Stars


My friend Håkan handed me these and told me that he wanted them painted.
He gave me free reign in picking colours...

The miniatures are from Hasslefree Miniatures, mostly from their Grymn line. At first I was somewhat hesitant of them but the more colours I gave them the more they crew on me. And in the end I really liked them.

As these are sci fi miniatures and with no fixed colour scheme I opted to go with a sort of minty colours on the armour, british ww2 brown uniforms beneath and golden visors.
For the bases I wanted to have a real alien world so I went with white with red sipping through.

I gave the pilot a small tea bag hanging on the side of his cup.

With their alien friend I painted his weapon and rucksack in different shade to make him even more alien.



Some kind of green dog-ish creature.

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Alpha Legion Sicaran tank company


Yeah... so this post will be a real picturespam... Because I just love the Sicaran tank.

I have for at least four years now collected Sicaran tanks for my Alpha Legions and with a new edition of Horus heresy lurking right around the corner it was really time to paint up the collection.
Most of them was painted before or atleast was half painted but a lot of time was now put in to raising the standard of them.
And I painted the last stages of them in this batch painting to get them all to look equal.

I am really pleased of the end results on them

Paintingwise I went for a mixture of inspirations on these tanks. I looked at British early ww2 desert counter camouflage but with totally different colours, with markings and such.
They are painted in many many layers with different stages and lots of masking tape.

The rockets are colourcoded to represent different types of ammunitions.

For the tank destroyers I ended up with a heat distorted barrel ends on the muzzle brakes.
At first my plan was to paint some kind of scifi, bright colours with my airbrush but Im glad I instead went with a more down to earth muted variant effect that still adds charachter. The pintle mounted melta weaponry have their heat shields painted in this style to.

All the sponsons are magnetised so I can switch around, some are weaponised and some are just regular bases to be used when I dont want to pay the extra points for sponsons.

Here are a close up on the pintle weapons I did in this batch