Thursday, April 28, 2011

2 days to Walpurgis Night

Here's a quick recap of what I'm bringing along with me (looks like I`ll have everything complete before I leave Saturday morning!)
50ss Pool:
Bete Noir
Crooked Men x2
Rotten Belle
Canine Remains x4

Grave Spirit - base needs painting
Necropunk - 95% painted
Dead Rider - 95% painted

//-- 13 models, Exactly 50ss

And summonables:
Rogue Necromancy
Punk Zombies x3
Rotten Belle x2
Crooked Man
Mindless Zombies (9)

Necropunk x2 - 95% painted

It is a 5 game tournament with scenarios ranging from 25ss to 45ss, the core crew I hire pretty much regardless of game size will be something like Nicodem, Grave Spirit, Crooked Man, Rotten Belle, and 2x canine remains (13ss) with the rest filled in based on schemes/strategies.  For objectives requiring speed I will try bringing in the Rider and Necropunk.  Killy-objectives will likely see Bete Noire make an appearance.  I'm also a big fan of massively outnumbering an opponent, so there will be games where Bete and the Rider are both sitting out and watching while I spam low-cost Bolstered minions.  The models I have available to summon should also give me some flexibility to augment my forces as necessary mid-game.  I don't expect to be in the top tier, as I really have not had much time to play lately, but hope to put on a good showing regardless. 

I nearly forgot to make up a card for my Rogue Necromancy, here's the front:  

Wish me luck!  I'll be getting pics from the tournament and a rundown of each game, hopefully will have the writeup posted by the end of next week.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Countdown to Walpurgis Night

With the Walpurgis Night tournament looming just two weeks away, I have 5 models to finish painting.  The Dead Rider (proxy) and three necropunks are already under way.  It's a shame this will likely be the only tournament this Dead Rider attends, what with the new Wyrd miniature coming out soon after. 

I've continued the use of the green and red colours from the belles to tie them a little tighter into the crew (my crooked men are sporting blue miners outfits a la Zoolander).  I'm partway done the flesh tones on all four, and everything else is still at least a few highlights from done.   The final model is the Grave Spirit... if I find the time I'll get him done last, if not I have a suitable proxy.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Contest submission complete!

The deadline for the pre-Walpurgis Night Painting Contest II has now passed and I managed to submit the photos of my completed miniatures.  The rules for the 2nd contest allow for two photos; one group shot and another closeup of your choosing.  You'll be seeing these pop up along with the other contestants on the Ordo Fanaticus and Wyrd forums soon.  Vote for me!

Here you see the Belles and Bete leading a horde of mindless zombies and the dreaded Rogue Necromancy.  Fear the undead horde!

And of course a closeup of the completed Rotten Belles and Bete Noire.

This was my submission for the 1st contest.  Lighting was set up differently so it might be hard to see but I wanted to show that at first I was trying to match the colouring on the old bases, but with a slightly different approach arrived at a much different outcome, one that I like quite a bit more.  So, I've decided I must now go back and repaint the bases on the old models.  *Sigh*.  One more thing to add to the list!