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In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.

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Spraypainting with "Tape On Top TEKnik"



The Demigryph mount for this Warhammer High Elf Champion is from Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures.



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Isha's Tears Complete!

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Three years later I managed to finish the third scenery piece from the Warhammer: Tears of Isha expansion set.



The main driver was my High Elves army nearing completion ... with base-coat colors that is.
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Warmaster 28mm 1000 Points Battle - Waaagh Marauders!

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What follows is the Warmaster battle report I promised in blogposts 85045 and 85043.

Orc general Gutrok and his warband is marauding the outskirts of the Empire for quite some months. Many villages have been plundered, but no great cities have suffered any assaults yet. That's why the Empire troops are ignoring warboss Gutrok and his greenskins for the moment.
The greenskins warband however is approaching a High Elf outpost. And the elves have prepared to stop Gutrok's menacing force.





1000 Points of Warmaster 28mm units on each side, the Orcs are taking the first turn.



The game went off with a slow start. The Orc General was unable to get his main retinue moving, where fortunatelly his Goblin Hero managed to gain terrain on the left flank. The Wolf Rider made good pace and the Orc Shaman flew his Wyvern over the nearby farmhouse to oversee the action.





The High Elves initiated a counter-move to bock the progress of the green horde as soon as possible. The Gryphon-mounted General planned to rip those annoying Goblin foottroops to pieces with the help of the stout Silver Helms (which, in my army, are plain bone-white-helms). On the High Elves' left flank the fast cavalery started a flanking manoeuvre with the intent to run over the stagnant Orc units.



The Orc Shaman did not sit idle and watch. He noticed those pesky pointy-eared archers creeping closer and closer. Time for some great Orc Waaagh magic! -*!STOMP!*- The foot of Gork himself crushed some poor Elves deep into the soil. Leaving behind a small puddle as deadly reminder to the Orc's presence.





Enraged of the loss of his loyal archers, the High Elf General orders his Gryphon to render the Goblins to shreds.



My love of using vintage cardboard templates encouraged me to unleach another magic spell from the fingertips of my High Elf Wizard. Alas, no luck in doing any considerable damage... Those Wolfriders are nimble and fast, avoiding the magic power.



To cut a long story short, later in the game the Orcs and accompanying Giant managed to get into close combat range. But the persistant defence of the Elves kept them at bay and scattered the green horde... Gutrok will have to gather him a new warband to ravage the Empire.
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Warmaster 28mm: selecting the armies

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Orcs 'n Goblins versus High Elves!



Each 1000 points (including magic items).
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What's up lately?


- I'm working on my Dwarves Blood Bowl (Third Edition) Team.




- I have been constructing a High Elf Demigryph Champion.

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It's Never Enough

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Miniature gaming and collection can be a true addiction. A healty one (if you don't accidentally inhale glue or spraypaint vapours).

I already had a nice High Elves collection, but now and then when I find a bargain at eBay I cannot resist...

Here's the latest batch:


A Phoenix Guard regiment, a cavalry hero, an extra Repeating Bolt Thrower and some loose miniatures to fill incomplete infantry units.

Another spraycan that has been very busy yesterday was YELLOW. I leave it to you to guess which of my armies also got reinforcements...
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Fri May 26, 2017 9:49 am
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High Elf hero - conversion

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This is what I like most about the miniatures hobby: converting. It starts by selecting some bits and pieces from your bitsbox. I had a spare barded horse from Battle Masters and wanted to use it for a High Elf hero.



The legs are metal. The torso and head are High Elf bits.



The arms are from the Tiranoc Chariot sprue. They look fierce on this mounted hero model. The shoulders didn't fit perfectly. That's when my 40K bitsbox came in handy: a pair of (Tau) Kroot shoulderpads!



I tilted the horse backwards slightly to make the miniature more menacing. Tree bark and pebble chips were glued to the 50mm square base*. The horse received Elven feathers as head ornaments.
To make the miniature a true High Elf leader I added a sheated sword and quiver with bow and arrows to his saddle. I also tried to add a cape but it didn't look "correct".

* Why a 50mm square base you ask? Well, in Warmaster 28mm games a cavaly stand is 5cm wide, 5cm deep...
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Budget Warhammer: Phoenix Guard

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A couple of weeks ago I posted some images of my High Elf reinforcements. The Phoenix Guard regiment included some plastic miniatures because I didn't have enough metal miniatures. Here's how I converted a cheap Spearman into a Phoenix Guard replacement.



You won't even notice him when the entire regiment is fielded on the table.



I made a banner bearer (not pictured) for the regiment in the same way. This way I have been able to upgrade my 12-strong metal regiment into a 15-strong Warmaster 28mm infantry unit!
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High Elves Reinforcements

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After a tabletop battle I always want to upgrade/update the army/gang/warband I just played with. It's a stream of enthusiasm that takes you deeper into the hobby. It was not different after my battles with the High Elves. (For battle reports, see my previous blogposts.)

So I scouted eBay again and came up with some precious new toys.



For Warmaster 28mm I need infantry regiments of 5 wide, 3 rows deep. I am adding two old plastic Spearmen and convert them to banner bearer and extra halberdier. The leader of the unit will be a plastic hero with the look of a Dragon Prince.



Same goes for my Swordmasters of Hoeth. I had 10 models for a long time, but now I want to use them on the battlefield. So I added a 3rd row of 5 metal miniatures.



There were already 12 Shadow Warriors in my army. I needed 18 to have two infantry units with ranged weapons. After a deep dive into my bits box I came up with some famous plastic Elves and eBay provided the last 4 metal miniatures.

Yesss! Now all I have to do is glue them to slottabases and spraypaint them following the TOTTEK method. ( https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/31285?commentid=6119995#c... )
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Part 2: Warmaster 28mm - High Elves versus Bretonnians

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Part 2: Warmaster 28mm - High Elves versus Bretonnians

Time for the Bretonnains to make a point. The point being: "Elves, GET LOST!".



The Bretonnian hero under the name The Red Knight directed the mounted Squires to charge the High Elves Silver Helms. Unfortunatelly the rookies were too slow and the command failed. Soaring over the battlefield on his pegasus, the general then shouted his order to the Men-At-Arms unit to charge forward. The infantry unit ran forward and reached their target. Combat followed and they were almost wiped out, taking a single stand of High Elf cavalry in return.





The battle reaction of the High Elves was simple: two infantry units charged by initiative. The High Elf general joined the fight. The following combat wiped out the remaining Men-At-Arms and the other fight was between High Elves Spearmen and Bretonnian Knights. The Knights held their ground but couldn't prevent losing one stand.



Finally The Red Knight got the Squires into combat and joined the fight himself! Ready to take down the enemy general. Since this was possibly the decisive combat where the High Elves could lose the game by losing their general, I first handled the other combat between High Elf infantry and Bretonnian Knights, strengthened by the presence of their general! He was quite safe, the High Elves had only 4 dice to roll and wouldn't be able to destroy the Knights and general. The High Elves died...





The Red Knight swung his mighty blade and hit the High Elf general full on his helmet. The Elf toppled from his horse and this ended the battle. The Bretonnians managed to protect their realm against unwanted tresspassers.

"GO HOME!"



You might have noticed the special dice with only swords on the sides. Varying from zero up to two swords. I find these dice very useful to indicate remaining hits. I believe these dice come from the Dungeons & Dragons boardgame.

PS: I forgot to use the rules for psychology (Terror) when fighting with my Bretonnian general mounted on a pegasus...
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