A bit of a double post this one – not only is it a painting update to prove to the world that I actually managed to finish some models recently, but it is also part of my preparation for the upcoming Taros Campaign, which is plodding along nicely.
The campaign itself requires the use of Gue’vesa – human
collaborators! auxiliaries, and quite few of them. Normally I would just use Imperial Guard, but since the guard will also be playing a major role in the campaign I thought it better to just get on with expanding my numbers of actual Gue’vesa instead.
His hands gripped the holographic controls, fingers wrapping around the triggers. He squeezed the left trigger, testing, the targeting reticule coming to life with a shrill pinging noise, changing from blue to red in colour. He switched systems with a flick of his wrists and did the same for the burst cannon and gun drones before cycling back to the main gun.
We are ready then. Let it begin.
Since writing about my well documented problem with buying stuff from EBay and coming to a decision to dispose of the vast amount of
cheap plastic tat grey gold stuff I have accumulated, i have managed to offload a number of items and recoup some of the money invested in them. Mostly, this has been at a profit, as the items I bough were rarely over the 99p threshold and reselling them has involved simple repackaging and sorting of random bits into groups that make sense, and taking decent photos, increasing the value with little to no work (it still amazes me the number of people who take awful photos for selling stuff on EBay).
In some case though, a little more work has been required to save the miniatures from the ‘paint jobs’ inflicted on them. Rather than just stripping them back though, i wanted to see if it was possible to improve the paint work and raise the quality of the miniature to a point where extra value could be generated. Hence, the ‘EBay Rescue’ title to this post
Preparations for the upcoming campaign are well underway, with terrain generation ticking along nicely, specifically tailored to the missions in the book (mostly mining and industrial looking stuff – more in a future update). As previously mentioned though, my
Astra Militarum Imperial Guard forces will need some significant reinforcements in the Tank department to be able to play the majority of these missions – after all, Taros was known for its brutal tank battles in the desert wastes. However, I really don’t want to spend any money at all if possible, so i have decided to give cardboard tanks a go!
Terrain generation continues unabashed, with one eye on what is required for the upcoming Taros Campaign. As the to-do list for that project grows exponentially, I have managed to keep on the case and cracked out a bit more scatter terrain – this week, barricades!
Just in case you missed it (what, you don’t check Warhammer Community page every day, like religiously?!), Black Library are looking for new writers!
If you fancy your chances then I suggest you don your writers hat and favourite pencil, curl up on the old scroll wingback leather Chesterfield in your personal library, stoke the dying embers of the fire, top up the brandy and get going on a new tale of grimness and darkness in the grimdark.
Black Library Open Submissions
There is also some brief advice from Black Library authors in there too that is well worth checking out. Open submissions are now, er, open! Closing date is the 10th April, so get cracking!
Beyond the mammoth To Do List and the usual aims for the gaming year ahead (play more 8th, go to more tournaments than if did last year, sell some stuff, buy no more plastic crack, etc, etc) one of my chief aims for this year has been to start a new narrative campaign.
Narrative campaigns are the single best way to have fun in my book. Tourneys are great, as are club leagues and pick up games with mates, but the ones you always remember are the story driven campaigns that meant something more than a bit of tactical nuance and lucky dice on the day.
After the disastrous efforts of the Blood Angel’s scouts to retrieve the intel from the dropship, it is time for ‘big brother’ to have a go. This time, the Dark Angels are in town an intend to show their bewinged brethren a thing or two in how to conduct jungle warfare operations!
and then 8th dropped
With the tournament concluded, and with it a bit of a crash course in 8th edition T’au completed, I thought I would give some impressions of what I observed. I played a lot of Tau in 7th, and they had a very distinct style and way to play if you wanted to maximize their
salty tear inducing overpoweredness efficiency. Oh how things have changed…