Tuesday, 30 December 2014

I made a game!

Oh, yeah merry christmas and a happy new year. I hope santa was good to you, he certainly was to me. New brushes made their way to my hobby table so I'm very happy.

Oh and all this free time during the holidays and flu stricken wife has left my evening wide open. So naturally a painted tons of minis, no? No. I made a game, well to be honest it still needs a lot of work but the basic rules are ready to go for testing of the core mechanics. I thought it would be fun to share on the off chance that someone felt like trying out a skirmish wargame for small warbands, like you know, noones made one of those before. They have? Oh ok, but no one made a game like this and since I couldn't quite find one to suit my tastes this one will do nicely. Have a look if you dare, since I did it all on the iPad it needs a lot of tender love and care in the layout department and proofreading, but the core mechanics are sound(and I hope fun) there's only one scenario so far but more will come. 

Oh and I've started work on some loot counters for general use in wargaming.


Saturday, 13 December 2014

A bag of gold!

Or, more correctly, a bag of lead. But to me its pure gold. Pics further down, but first a little rambling.

It's been awful quiet on the blog for a while since i've been using my time for other stuff. I have game mastered a huge siege game and plan on a second one in the future. It was so much fun and really brought all of us back to a much happier and simpler time as we played with everything we had from three factions. I'll get some pics up later, promise.

I've not painted a damn thing for more than a month! Urgh but sleep deprivation just does that.
I have however started writing my own skirmish game. I've started collecting small warbands for skimish gaming in general and this is wherenthe bag of gold comes in. Behold the loot. 7£ worth.

See anything you like? Well too bad cause I'm keeping it all!

Friday, 31 October 2014


Ok, been a while.
I've playing and painting a lt lately.
I've been painting all sorts of different things for various of my modern armies and then I decided to do something new. Well not really new. A while ago I painted e test model for a high elf army. I then shelved it and did other things for a while but it was there in the bag of my head nagging all the time.

I really love high elves and what I am about to show you is the start of my 3rd high elf army through my gaming career. The models are the Jess Goodwin seaguard from ages past and some of my favorite models ever.

Hope you like them.

Monday, 28 July 2014

The heat is ON

Man it sure does get hot in these rhinos!

Really, for the last month the weather has been killing me! Its hot outside and inside and all through the night even. I don't cope well in the heat. I don't paint. I can't sleep. Uugh. Hopefully some rain will come soon and I can get back to painting.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Miniature exchange.

Yeah I entered one of these things a while back. The idea is that you sign up and the organizer gives you a secret santa. You have to paint a mini for someone and someone will paint one for you. I recieved a lovely withhunter and I decided to paint a wardancer.

This is what it looks like in a crappy phone picture. Enjoy.

Monday, 9 June 2014


Hi there, been awhile. I've been busy playing and painting, but not blogging. I've played a bunch(5) of games the last month thats 5 times more than I've played in the last year. So yeah, BIG deal.

I held and played in an event but before I get to that I just want to say thank you to Peter Acs for nominating me for a Liebster. This was unexpected but very nice. It will be awhile before I get around to do anything about it really but I am going to do a post later.

So, the event. I didn't take any pictures because I was busy having fun and enjoying myself way too much. I think 7 or so different scenarios were played with much success. The first scenario I played was a battle for some standing stones in the middle of the table. My wood elves vs. A freinds empire. In order to win you had to stay close to the standing stones but when you did, you were moved around the standing stones clockwise, meaning that we had a bunch of units each riding the roundabout of death. Great stuff.
Other highlights included laughing, cursing the dice, singing but no dancing, drinking bear eating take away and just chatting with freinds about stuff and warhammer.
I even managed to win a few games, something rare indeed.

Like I said I've been painting. Wood elves first and foremost, but a little progress has been made on my kislev! No pics now, maybe next post though.

Ah, great to be back. More stuff soonish.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Scenario 1

So, if you remember, I'm planning on going to/running an event at the end of may. The overall setting for the games will be that a lost valley has been found and everyone is rushing there to get rich or die trying. We wil be 7 players and three tables, meaning that one wil be the gm for all the games. Everyone will bring one or two scenarios,and this is the first one I've made.
Here goes.

The opposing armies have been stumbling around in the lost valley for weeks. Plagues of mosquitoes, vindictive natives and horrible weather conditions have made the stay less than fun. The armies have lost their supplies and the troops are threatening to leave. The forces have been spying on eachother for days not daring to commit to battle as they are starving. As the forces travel to the north of the valley the landscape changes and the heat and mosquitoes dissipates. The haunted crags are sparcely vegetated with pinetrees and low shrub.

A type of huge birds of prey have made their nests in the surrounding landscape. Scattered across the battlefield a number nests hide their delicious content. The eggs could feed your army for a long time. However the opposing forces have had the same idea and as they rush to the nests for the eggs the two armies clash in a desperate struggle for survival.

Before the game, after you set up terrain, the game master places 5 nests in appropriate locations on the battlefield.

Any unit can pick up the eggs by touching them during their own movement phase. Each egg in your possession at the end of the game gives you 250 VP. You cannot pick up an egg if you are charging or failing a charge.

Picking up the eggs are not without danger. Far above the battlefield the huge birds of prey are watching over their eggs, eager to protect their unborn young, they will swoop down and attack a randomly selected unit carrying an egg. Only one unit will be attacked each turn. If no unit has an egg, the birds will not attack. If a unit is attacked by a bird, roll on the table below to see what happens. Roll for the birds at the start of each playerturn. If a unit is wiped out or flees for any reason, they drop the egg at the spot they died or flees from. If the unit breaks from combat, the winning side may choose a unit on the winning side of the combat and in in contact with the egg bearing unit to pick up the egg. A unit can have multiple eggs.

D6 roll:
1: Grabbit. The bird steals the egg back(remove the counter form play)
2: Flap flap: The huge wings of the giant bird creates a windgust that moves the unit d3 in a random direction, retaining its facing, if the unit is in close combat, move the entire combat.
3: screech: the birds screech at the unit, making it impossible for the unit to hear any orders. Until the end of the turn the unit cannot use the generals leadership, unless he is in the unit.
4-5: Claw! the bird claws at the unit to get at the egg. the unit suffers d6 strength 4 hits.
6: Nesting material. The bird grabs the units standard for nesting material, remove the standard bearer from play, as he desperately clings to the standard in a vain attempt to hinder the bird from taking it. If the unit has no standard, treat this as a Claw! result instead.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Fat guy done.

So, I just finished painting this guy. I am not completely happy with him, but he's ready for gaming and has joined the witchhunter and the dwarf. I think i will go back to himmsometime to work with the skintone and the shoulder armour.

I didn't denuglefy him completely on purpose, he still seems to have a sort of skin condition and his armour is not maintained properly. The pics are very dark, will have to take some new ones tommorow, when the sun is up.

And from the back

Hope you like.
Next up for this warband is a dog and some flagellants. Aftr that I will move on to some more dark elfs or maybe I'll get sidetracked by the upcoming wood elves. We shall see.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A test

This is a test model. I'm currently collecting dark elves but I have a tendency to jump between projects.  I really like the high elf models of 5th ed. Sculpted, I believe, by none other than Mr. Goodwin. I am looking at collecting a small force of these, say 2000 points or so.

The sea guard have always been favorittes of mine and so it was obvious that I should start with these.
Here is the test model. I originally intended this to be a chrace army, hence the lion on the shield, but I am going to make it much more generic so I plan to have different motifs on each shield.

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Wip on the next model for my skulldred witchhunter warband. A sort of executioner. I've based him on the plastic nurgle lord. The plan is to denurglefy him and have him as a sort of extremely fat executioner guy. I will cover his head with a hood, but haven't decided on the style yet, any suggestions?

Also, completely unrelated, could all of you quit bidding on dark elf musicians? Thanks, that would be great.......

Thursday, 3 April 2014

More dark elves.

Ok, lifes been pretty hectic the last couple of weeks. Work has been packed with evening meetings and add to that a sick wife and child, well you get the picture. The little time I've had to myself just before going to bed has been spent doing nothing. Having no energy or time for hobbying I've contended myself with looking at all the gorgeous stuff on the net, just looking at the pretty pictures and reading the blogs.

So, I went to ebay and I was just browsing. Honest! I wasn't going to buy anything. And I didn't, not really. These? Oh they hardly count...good deal and all. Look an entire unit! 

I realize there's two of the same, one will become a standard so as to mitigate this fact. Lovely characterful sculpts they are and I hope they can add some punch to my army, although they look like they might be difficult to get into combat before they tear eachother apart.

I dont know whats up with me and dark elves. This is the 3rd dark elf army I'm collecting and I'm still not bored of it. At the end of may I have a one day funhammer event coming up and I will be bringing my newish dark elves to that one, just can't get enough. How about you, do you have a favorite army that you keep going back to?

Sunday, 16 March 2014

A dwarf

Not an oldschool one, but still a favourite of mine. He was a blast to paint. I actually painted him a while ago and would just like to show him off. This weekend has been hectic, so no actual hobby fun has been done and the week looks very busy, leaving little time to paint. Next week it clears up a bit and i hope to get a little painting done this weekend.

So here he is, I'm particularly happy with the nose.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Yes, I've painted a witchhunter. I plan on making a few warbands for Skulldred, this is the start of one. Painting individual models like this is a great way of taking a break from my usual batchstyle painting method. I've tried my hand at inking and glazing on this one and I like how he turned out, especialy the leather cape.

Monday, 10 March 2014

A gift

So, this has been packed. The envelope is ready. By this time tomorrow, this will wing its way to england. I hope for a safe journey and quick arrival at its new home.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Good karma

Long have I pondered the contents of my leadpile. There's stuff in there that I will never get around to paint, much less use for gaming. Some of it will be sold or traded. But some, I think, should go to places where they will feel at home, where they will have a purpose and get painted an played with. 

Out there are people who have inspired me, and in some cases the entire oldhammer community to get started with our own blogs and game in that old school spirit. So I'm starting what I will hope is a trend. Out there are vast leadpiles, some is for keeping, some is for selling and trading but maybe some is for use in the following way. Send some old lead to someone you find deserving, that may be someone who inspired you, someone who's always been there as partnof the community, some up an coming blog you would like to encourage, your reasons may be many and varied. My reason to send stuff out there is to give something back to the community, who I feel is pretty awesome.

So i say to you Mr. thantsants of teasgettingcold.blogspot.com I will send to you a gift, as soon as I get the thing photographed and packaged I'll post some picks up.

As for you, dearest reader, ponder your own leadpile and think about sending some good karma to you fellow hobbyists.


Friday, 28 February 2014

More dark elves

Slow and steady.

Very slow.

I've painted some more old school lead. They are still wip as I need to do their banner. After this I have more of these. I plan on a unit of 16.

The spider theme on the shield turned out ok I think and will be a recurrung theme, just have to get a gigantic spider on ebay.

Monday, 17 February 2014


Long ago, in different life, i was young, single and had all the time in the world to get some sleep. So I stayed up all night and painted miniatures listening to Iron Maiden. These days I rarely get all the sleep I need, the reason is joyous, as I am the proud father of a three year old. The lack of sleep leads to lack of painting. But I can always pick up the minis I painted back then to remind me of the glory days of not studying and instead painting and playing.

So heres some of my large collection of beastmen.

Here's a beastman shaman I converted from a chaos sorcerer.

And below we have a chariot, this was done way before the current beastman book, so was just meant to be a normal chariot.

Some hounds.

Beastmen Gor.

And some of my bestigor, these are all heavily converted, with greenstuff armour, and two handed axes. I have twenty of these, but here's just a small selection.

Another shaman

A beastlord.

And last but not least, wruffles the spawn.

The army is much larger, but I haven't taken the time to take pics yet.

An event.

In october 2013 we dedicated an entire weekend to funhammer. Loads of game mastered scenarios, ending in a large multiplayer battle of good vs. Evil. It was awesome. As soon as it ended I started thinking about the next event. This week we booked the location( a nice little cellar, with room for three tables) last year every game had a GM, this time it will be different. 

The setup is 7 players. We will have three rounds of games on the saturday, with three players taking turns to be the GM of all the games. Every player brings a fun army of 2000 points, and a scenario. That means we still need 2 scenarios, but that should be easily fixed as we have a great catalouge of homebrewed scenarios. 

Won't it be hard to GM 3 games at once? Well, the scenarios should be supportive of the GM, meaning they should be playable with only a little hands on GM'ing. The narrative and rules for the scenario should be all the players need for starting the game.

Knowing the gamers they will probably fill the scenarios with tons of neutral units that the GM has to move around, so there should be plenty to do, apart from drink beers as GM.

I have already planned my scenario, it involves great birds of prey, egghunting and a table for random effects.

Sundays gaming have yet to be determined, but I'm thinking some kind of multiplayer battle with myself as GM. But I think I will ask the players what they want to do :)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Fear of the dark(elves)

Well, I'm off to a slow start, lack of sleep have let to not me not painting much. But I have started to paint my first Dark elves. Well 3rd ed. Dark elves anyways, I already have 2 painted Dark elf armies. I started out with this ol' wizard. Lord blackheart he is, lucky cousin of Lord Darksoul, my ever suicidal general. More to come on their stories, for now, a picture.