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26Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part VIII

Back on topic with Hooves and Fur. The wash has dried and so I can add the highlights and further shades and details on to the beastmen herd.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

24Jul/200

Aeronautica Imperialis – Taros Air War

Right along with the Skies of Fire starter box, came Taros Air War, the second campaign supplement for Aeronautica Imperialis.

Aeronautica Imperialis - Taros Air War Aeronautica Imperialis - Taros Air War

The Taros Air War is part of the Taros Campaign, a conflict Forge World covered in one of their Imperial Armour books back in 2004, Imperial Armour Volume Three - The Taros Campaign, to be precise. Taros was mining world, in the Ultima Segmentum, in the service of the Imperium of Man. But the Planetary Governor Aulis, head of the Taros government, developed friendly trading relations with the Tau, and sought to defect to the Tau Empire with the support of much of the planetary population. A treachery the Imperium couldn't let go unpunished, and their response was relentless.

22Jul/200

Aeronautica Imperialis – Skies of Fire

Games Workshop gave Aeronautica Imperialis an update with 2020, a new starter set, with Skies of Fire, covering the Imperial Navy against the T'au Empire.

Aeronautica Imperialis - Skies of Fire Aeronautica Imperialis - Skies of Fire

20Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part VII

After finishing block 1 of 6 regular beastmen incl. a champion, I can start with the second block for the summer project - a challenge of painting 18 miniatures in 3 months, in blocks of 6.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

So for block 2 I went with 4 ungors and two characters, another champion and a shaman. If you're wondering for the rather random assortment and the round bases. I talked about that in the very first article about Hooves and Fur. These are not meant for Warhammer, but for some smaller skirmishes and thus I just need some named models and a few different types of warriors.

18Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part VI

Block #1 for the summer project is ready and done! The first 6 beastmen of the Hooves and Fur warband are done.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

I finished the shields in a very worn down look, gave the long fur / hair a final highlight with Army Painter Necrotic Flesh WP1108 and added flock to the bases, with Army Painter Battlefields Steppengrass.

17Jul/200

Black Seas – Schooners Squadron

We've seen the smallest of the ships from the Black Seas range and a third party company this week as well with Hagen Miniatures, so let's take a look at another small to medium sized vessel, the schooners who are offered by Warlord Games in a squadron of six.

Black Seas - Schooners Squadron Black Seas - Schooners Squadron

A schooner is a type of sailing vessel, that comes in different variants, for example as a two-masted schooner, and can be gaff or top-sailed. Warlord Games went with a top-sailed variant. The origins of the schooner is unclear, but the name appeared first on the eastcoast of North America in early 1700s, and became in the areas of New England and Atlantic Canada popular for coastal trade, as the ship required a smaller crew compared to other ships of its size and still was fast and versatile.

16Jul/201

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part V

It is day 16 of the summer project's first block - 15 days to go and what is the current status quo?

Well, after applying the base colours in the last step, Hooves and Fur Part IV, so step 1.5 would be clean up and washes.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

16Jul/200

Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar

About a year ago, I've shown you Munchkin Warhammer 40,000. The licensing deal with Steve Jackson Games does not only covering the grim dark sci-fi setting of the Games Workshop brand, but Warhammer Age of Sigmar as well, and so in November of 2019 the fantasy counterpart of Munchkin Warhammer was released, first in English and just last month as a localised German version of Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar by Pegasus Spiele.

Pegasus Spiele - Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar Pegasus Spiele - Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Munchkin started out in 2001 (almost 20 years ago!) as a not so serious card game, where you as the publishers say: Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Your goal is to reach level 10 before anybody else, by exploring dungeons, killing mobs, looting them, and using the loot to kill bigger mobs to proceed faster. All that in a world with a lot of tongue in cheek humour, parodising well known elements of fantasy worlds and role playing games.

15Jul/201

Hagen Miniatures – Napoleonic Ships

The german miniature studio Hagen Miniatures has a diverse range of historical miniatures, among them a range of Napoleonic ships in 1:700th scale, fitting for among other systems Black Seas.

They were kind enough to send me some of their vessels, so we can take a closer look at them. Andy send me a cutter, a ketch and a schooner. The models come in a small ziplock bag and are casted from pewter. Please note, the vessels all come without sails, you'll need to cut our your own from paper or thin plastic card.

Hagen Miniatures - Napoleonic Ships

13Jul/200

Black Seas – Gunboat Squadron

I want to cover some of the smaller ships for Black Seas this week, and among the smallest models available are the Gunboats. They come with multiple ships per base and multiple base per pack, and are sold as a Gunboat Squadron for Black Seas.

Black Seas - Gunboat Squadron Black Seas - Gunboat Squadron

A gunboat was would usually have a single mast and be armed with between one up to three cannons or mortars. They were designed to be used in the near-shore areas, on rivers and inland waters, therefore their compact build. As such they service as support for troops on land in such areas, along with patrol or guard missions. Napoleon ordered hundreds of these to be build for the planned invasion of England and had them armed with howitzers.