This weekend I attended First Founding’s Octoberfest in Chessington, South West London.
Work has been insanely busy of late, so I have not found the time to get much painting in.
My cityscape scenery has been left in an almost finished state, but before I move on to more urban buildings, I need to finish a project that has already been started.
I have finally settled on a Space Marine Chapter after years of flipping between several.
I liked the idea of creating my own chapter as that gives me much more flexibility regarding the rules and Chapter Tactics that I get to use. I also liked the idea of painting a Codex compliant chapter, but didn’t really want to paint Ultramarines.
One of the drawbacks to creating your own chapter is the iconography. For me, freehand icons are out of the question, and homemade transfers is another rabbit warren that I really didn’t want to go down.
Since pretty much everything standard Space Marine kit comes with only Ultramarine transfers, that only left me with one option. Omega.
As some of you may know, I’m quite a GW fanboy. GW was my introduction to the worlds of table top wargaming and no other miniature game has managed to grab my interest like a Games Workshop release.
But Games Workshop are not without their flaws, and while I can understand and forgive most of them, there is one policy that really grinds my gears; the missing scenery…
It is now the 12th of May 2018, the day of First Founding’s Mayhem tournament. That also means the deadline for my half year project.
First Founding Gaming club’s first Warhammer 40k tournament of the year is this Saturday (12th May). Regular readers of this blog should be aware that I am in the process of painting a table’s worth of scenery for this tournament, as such there has been no time to prepare a new army or even new units.
This means that once again, I’m sticking to good old Orks.
With the weather being awful recently, I have been unable to undercoat the last two scenery prices for my half year project and so I have taken the opportunity to keep my finger on the hobby pulse by building some Imperial Guard (Astra Militarum) models.