Sunday, May 22, 2022

Three Drones Meet at a Cave...

Since the Last War, production of new weapons and equipment is limited. So it's fallen on most to rely on arms dealers who resell salvaged equipment. While not great for an organization who doesn't have much of a budget, it does help balance things out as there's only a limited number of goods out there. You just have to know the right Arms Dealer to get what you want... and hope you can reach a reasonable bargain. 

Two drones attempt to hold back the Feldspar drone from emerging from hiding

I know I hinted at some something for the Alai to work with... but while I was waiting for them to dry I knocked these minis out. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Soldiers for Hire - Alai Mercenary Corps

There are many groups of Mercenaries in the galaxy willing to work for the right price. For some that prices is simply the right compensation, while others may seek out the right cause. Then there are Eldar mercenaries. No one knows why they show up or what motivates them. Most would agree that you don’t want to wind up opposed to them. So a group showing up on Locust 4 can spell nothing but trouble…

Eldar mercenaries search through the wreckage of a ship for some unknown reason... 

The Summer of Eldar continues with these five well armed Eldar mercenaries! It's a squad that has been in the que way too long, but are finally finished. They sport the colors of the Alai Mercenary Corps which turned out to be just as much fun as I thought!

Monday, April 18, 2022

A Couple of Spacers

In seedy dive bars across the sector a rumor is stirring. They whisper that several heroes of the Last War are banding together. There are all sorts of theories as to why, but they all have one thing in common: Hope.

A Salvage Company guard waves off a couple of Mercenaries.

A few weeks ago Axiom at Magpie and Old Lead painted two figures just because he felt like it. After finishing up the guardians I felt like painting more. I had these two figures sitting there... so I thought I'd follow suit. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

A Craftworld Sighting!

My very first ever Warhammer 40k army was this Eldar Biel-Tan Craftworld army. Created during second edition, it served me well until 3rd came around. At that point most of my 3-4 model aspect teams needed updating to 5 model squads. It wouldn't be the last time my armies would become invalid under a new edition, but it certainly annoyed me enough to move on. So for a while it shelved the whole army, and started a new army of marines

I like to imagine they come from the part of the Craftworld resistant to change.

The forces made a resurgence for a short time during late 3rd or early 4th edition. I had slowly collected the missing models, got them based up for a few games. Sure, some of the figures were only base coated or primed, but they were a legal army again. I just never got around to fully painting them before I exited the hobby as a whole for over a decade. 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Stompy Boys

I know I already said this: but I’ll finish painting the models on my desk soon. However I played a game of Battletech Alpha Strike!

This Catapult never moved, just hugged his building.

Funny part is I didn’t even think about a blog post when we played, but my buddy took some pics. So here we are! 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Traveling has it’s Benefits!

Just a quick update while I finish my current project. While traveling for work I found a Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) not far from the hotel I was staying in. I swung by Monday night and found that not only did they have a room dedicated to miniatures, they also had a wall of used minis for sale!

Dug these gems out from between entire chapters of marines...

Here's a picture of what I came away with. I was stoked with the selection!

Sunday, March 20, 2022

The Running of the Birds

It’s all gone to the birds!

The Saffron tribes head to market.

The high plains of Locust 5 are home to several species of large bird-like creatures. Some are good eating, some have been tamed for carrying goods, and others are even large enough to ride. Regardless of how they are used, they are a vary common sight on this world.