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9Dec/190

Journey of the Maulers – Creating character

Those who have followed the previous articles of the Journey of the Maulers series will have noticed that I value the characterisation of the minis a lot, both visually and narratively. I'm following a relatively simple scheme, but it's based on a lot of prior consideration. When I write a story for one of the players, I try to keep it as compact as possible. Just describing the framework of the character makes sense for several reasons. On one hand, the reader has the possibility to fill the gaps with his own imagination and perception, on the other hand, you have the possibility to extend the background over time to your liking.

Journey of the Maulers - Hacka Bellycutta Journey of the Maulers - Hacka Bellycutta

2Dec/190

Journey of the Maulers: Strategic painting

Four. Only four models left. As I mentioned in the last article, this was the point where I failed the last time, because I simply ran out of motivation. Well, as you can see from this Blackorc, I was able to get my act together, thanks to the tips and support I received from the community. Reason enough to talk a little bit about it.

Journey of the Maulers - Golden Vultures vs. Mauler

Suggestion number 1 was to divide the painting into small bites and to invest half an hour or so during the day. This is generally a good idea and a strategy that I have followed before. The big advantage of this technique is that you can make good progress on boring areas, i.e. very large surfaces that have the same color or need several layers of base color, without getting bored because you sit at it for too long.

28Nov/190

Oldhammer Chaos Space Marine Squads

To add more core troops to the project, I decided to go get two squads of Chaos Space Marines to support the CSM Terminators. When they were released in 1996 (a bit later 1997 in Germany), the regular "goons" of the Chaos Space Marines were available as metal and plastic kit, at the same time.

Warhammer 40.000 - Oldhammer Chaos Space Marines Warhammer 40.000 - Oldhammer Chaos Space Marines Warhammer 40.000 - Oldhammer Chaos Space Marines

12Nov/192

Journey of the Maulers: A legendary pun

For quite some time I wasn't sure whether I should repaint this gentleman or not. This thrower was the first conversion for the Maulers and also the test mini for the colour scheme. I remember sacrificing the figure of a classic savage orc shaman on boar to get the hand that points away from him - a typical quarterback movement in American Football.

Journey of the Maulers - Troi Orkman Journey of the Maulers - Troi Orkman

11Nov/190

Adeptus Titanicus – Questoris Knights with Thunderstrike Gauntlets and Rocket Pods

The Imperial Knights receive an upgrade and now have full access to the armoury of the Questoris Knights, incl. the new Thunderstrike Gauntlets and Rocket Pods.

Adeptus Titanicus - Questoris Knights Adeptus Titanicus - Questoris Knights

4Nov/190

Journey of the Maulers: Forever Gabru

After I started to play my Wanderleague parallely to painting the remaining players, the presentation mode has also changed slightly. Besides the introduction of a new player I will also try to give some game summaries, give an update about the season and add some snapshots.

Journey of the Maulers - Gabru Kneebreaka

But first the next player: Gabru Kneebreaka is, as the name suggests, from the fanclub of da Kneebreakaz. The idea for it came before I even painted the fans. This Blitzer is a homage, a small thank you to all the faithful readers, who follow the project now already in the 15th article.

28Oct/190

Journey of the Maulers: Blackorcs

Blackorcs are always a tricky one for me, because according to the fluff they have noticeably darker skin than other orcs. For the fans I painted one by using the same colors as in the tutorial for ordinary orcs, but this was a very, very time-consuming method and I was looking for a recipe that would allow me to keep the comic-like look and still achieve a visually appealing result. Meanwhile I think I found my recipe for it, as I also found a good base color in the Vallejo Game Color range: Dark Green. Dark Green is a little brighter than the classic Dark Angels Green by Games Workshop and can be highlighted relatively well with Bonewhite or shaded with a black wash.

Journey of the Maulers - Borr Eightkilla Journey of the Maulers - Kragg Ratmaula

21Oct/190

Steam and October White Dwarf

On Friday the current issue (October 2019) of White Dwarf arrived, Warhammer Community already gave it a brief preview on the content. As I have the subscription issue, I have a slightly different cover. This one has a complete cover showing the artwork of the Wrath and Rapture boxed set, that was released last december.

White Dwarf - October 2019 White Dwarf - October 2019 Games Workshop - Wrath and Rapture

16Oct/190

Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave – The Grymwatch

The first of the warband supplements for Beastgrave, the third season of Warhammer Underworlds is a Flesh-Eater Court warband, the Grymwatch.

Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave - The Grymwatch Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave - The Grymwatch

The Grymwatch is an undead warband supplement for Warhammer Underworlds and costs 25.00 EUR. So these got a small price increase from the former 22.50 RRP price tag. There are 6 ghouls and a bat swarm in this warband, cross across two grey-green sprues, along with a card deck and assembly instructions. The former warbands were available as easy-to-build kits without the Underworlds content, the Grymwatch isn't offered in that way (yet).

14Oct/190

Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave Primal Lair

In Nightvault Games Workshop introduced for the first time terrain accessories with the Arcane Hazards for the Underworlds series, and in Beastgrave we see that idea continued with the Primal Lair.

Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave - Primal Lair Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave - Primal Lair

The Primal Lair is a set of six terrain pieces, to cover hexes on your Underworlds gameboard or to use on a regular tabletop wargame battlefield. It is kept in the design of stalagmites in hex-shape, along with bones and multiple things we've seen in the caverns.