Wednesday 17 April 2024

Terrain Showcase- UKTC Jungle Board

I recently completed a new terrain set for the gaming club and tournaments we hold. This was to be used with the Frontline Gaming jungle mat, and used the UKTC terrain set. I was wanting to do another one of these for a while, but struggled to get the plastic vines needed for the design that I wanted. 

Fortunately, I was able to pick up some plastic vines on a visit to a local garden centre, so was able to put together the set. 

Monday 8 April 2024

Tournament Battle Report- Chaos Daemons vs Blood Angels

Today's battle report features my Khorne Chaos Daemons taking on Tom's Blood Angels army at our Into the Maelstrom 5 club tournament. 
This tournament was billed as a friendlier style event, where less powerful lists were used and some of the more unusual missions would be in play. The tournament was using GW layout terrain and featured 16 players. 

My army consisted of:
6 units of Bloodletters
3 Bloodcrushers
3 Bloodcrushers
3 units of 5 Flesh hounds
Skull Cannon

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Battle Report- World Eaters vs Space Wolves

Today's game sees my World Eaters take on Mark's Space Wolves in a league game for Didcot Wargames Club. This mission was Scorched Earth using Dawn of War deployment. 

My army consisted of:
Kharn the Betrayer
Lord Invocatus
10 Berzerkers
5 Berzerkers
5 Berzerkers
5 Berzerkers
10 Jackals
3 Exalted Eightbound
6 Exalted Eightbound
3 Eightbound
2 Chaos Spawn

This was the army from a recent tournament, but with the Lord on Juggernaught replaced by another unit of 5 Berzerkers, to give me another unit for holding objectives or trading. 

Thursday 21 March 2024

Fire and Dice Tournament: Game 2- World Eaters vs Necrons

Game 2 of the tournament would see my World Eaters take on the Hypercrypt Necrons in the Supply Drop mission. This was not a great mission to be playing against this army, as their teleport ability would make it easy for them to get onto the objectives late in the game to get a lot of points on the primary mission. 

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Fire and Dice Tournament: Game 1- World Eaters vs Iron Hands

 I recently attended the Fire and Dice tournament in High Wycombe, taking my new World Eaters army to a tournament for the first time. I had been playing them in the gaming club league for a couple of weeks, so wanted to see how they would perform against some different lists. 

This tournament was a tribute to Sid Sidhu, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Sid was a staple of the tournament scene and a lovely person, who was a big supporter of the tournaments that we host at the club. It was really nice to see everyone come together for a great day of gaming and a nice tribute to his memory. 

Thursday 25 January 2024

Terrain Showcase- Sector Imperialis GW tournament board.

Today I have a GW-style tournament board that I painted up over the holiday period. I managed to get a good bargain on ebay for the old Sector Imperialis terrain, so was able to build up a GW-style tournament board for my gaming club and tournaments. 

I already have a set of ruins painted up in a desert style, red and green terrain, so decided to go with blue for these. I went a bit more in depth with these ruins, painting the windows in gold, as well as adding in some red for the lights and control panels. 

I used a similar scheme to the Boarding Actions terrain that I painted up, and was really happy with how they turned out. 

Thursday 18 January 2024

Terrain Showcase- UKTC lava board

Hi everyone, today I have another UKTC tournament board. This time, I painted it up to match a lava mat that I have. 

This was a really simple scheme to do. The mdf terrain was undercoated black, then highlighted with a dark blue, then grey highlight. Then I did the bottom of the bases with various drybrush coats of red and orange. I focused on the bottom and sides of the ruins, as well as any hole sections in the base to match the gaming mat. 

Monday 6 November 2023

Terrain Showcase- WTC grasslands ruins

This week, I have a recently completed set of WTC ruins. These were painted for an upcoming team tournament I will be hosting. These are some 3D-printed ruins that I got off of Etsy. They were quick to assemble and paint up, with some flock added to match the gaming mat. 

Monday 23 October 2023

Terrain Showcase- UKTC Cyberpunk Board

Today, I take a break from the Tyranids to showcase one of the recent boards that I made for the gaming club and tournaments that I hold. This one is a UKTC set that has been themed to fit the Cyberpunk gaming mat from I was really happy with how this one turned out, as I thought it might be difficult to match the aesthetic of the mat. 

I started with undercoating the MDF set with dark grey primer, followed by Tempest Blue from the Colour Forge. I've used a few of these sprays and can really recommend them. They come in 500 mL cans, so are a bit bigger than standard spray cans. I was able to cover all the terrain for a standard UKTC tournament board with some left to spare in the can. 

After that, I drybrushed with denim blue to try and match the lighter areas of the mat. I actually used Dulux paint rather than acrylic, as I struggled to get a good colour match without mixing, which I was worried about getting consistent across all the terrain. It actually drybrushed very well and didn't take too long to dry. However, it did absolutely ruin the brush, so be sure to use a cheap or old one!

Friday 20 October 2023

Hobby Update 20/10/23- Tyranid Swarmlord

Today's hobby update features one of big leaders of the Tyranids, the Swarmlord. This model adds some great utility to the army with free CP and adding to the cost of your opponent's stratagems.