Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Deadlines and Secret Projects

I will apologise in advance for the lack of picture updates as of late. I am currently working on secret projects for the Humongous!!! game i'm putting on in a month or so.

I am however documenting these projects with photos, so after they have been unveiled for the game, they will be posted up as normal.

I will try to get around to doing some more painting, as i'd like some more models basicly painted up before the big game, Its a list that has been hanging over my head for a while now, but it reads something like this:

  • 30/40 infantry need painting. most have not even been undercoated yet, so this is the biggest mission.
  • I would like to retouch my command squad and badab black wash them - instead of the brown ink they used to have.
  • The Tsar Ivan (Creed Count as) command squad needs working on, they are close to being finished but little details are slowing them down.
  • All my tanks (3 russes - 1 not even undercoated yet..., salamander scout, medusa, chimera) need tracks and gubbins attached - exhausts, stowage etc. then they need washes, and if i can hack it - weathering...
  • my Death Korps Rough riders still havent been painted. 1 has been started but i think i was daunted by the amount of detail (and colour selection) needed that they ground to a halt.
  • Vendetta number 1 needs finalising, and then the big wash over the main body. (By the way, I have now magnetised the vendetta options for this valk - I havent got around to magnetizing the valk options apart from the hull guns.)
  • Vendetta number 2 needs building... I think this one can wait till after the game - the first one took a lot out of me and is still not finished.
So for now, back to the Secret projects - Its a whole lotta fiddly "dropping very small things on the floor" frustrating project at the moment, but it will definately be worth it. soon a larger project will begin. then onto final planning for the event.

I'll grab any photos of any normal projects as i go.

Cheers for dropping by

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The Lucky 88th History

The Lucky 88th

The Royal planet of Borlina is just off the Cadian gate, once a thriving hive planet with a high percentage of royal and rich descendants from Terra itself. Now a diseased, war torn hell hole, home to a twisted secret the Inquisition would rather not recount.

The Curse of Borlina

During a Chaos incursion (Blood & Bile of the Rich Invasion 960.M41) Inquisitor Payne ordered the Orbital Bombardment of the entire planet, choosing Viral Bombing as the means of execution of the foul beasts and corrupted Governors.
Unfortunately the Borlina PDFs were also sentenced to death, whilst deeply in conflict with the Chaos forces.
Under pressure from Inquisitor Rayvenn (of the Black Storm), Inquisitor Payne mercifully ordered areas with high concentrations of loyal forces to be bombed with a weaker strain of the virus. Whilst the planet was bombed with Virus 1, a highly corrosive airborne agent which subsides after 1 day. Virus 13 (a Plague like virus with no corrosive element) was deemed legal for use over loyalist troops, who were forewarned, advised to find cover and don gas equipment. Low on supplies, deep in conflict and without gas equipment the lucky 88th miraculously fought off Virus 13 as if it was a bad case of flu.


A nearby Commissariat fleet jumped at the opportunity to put together their own personal force and made planet fall to gather together the pockets of loyal troops into a fighting regiment. This proved quite difficult, requiring the aid of the nearby Space Marine chapters (“Dragon Marines” and “Black Storm”) to seek out loyal forces.

The largest surviving regiment had barricaded themselves in the Master Palace, which impressed the commissariat no end, for it was a disease ridden nightmare, the very palace itself was a Nurgle infested monstrocity.
Having already adopted the name “Lucky 88th” due to the large amount of survivors from the 88th regiment the troops added a Lucky Ace symbol to their armour and vehicles, much to the annoyance of the commissariat who view it as graffiti and unofficial. In return the more senior commissars keep their gas-masks on when in combat to stir anger into the men, making them fight harder for the injustice caused to them. Lower Commissars tend not to test such practises, wary of the men turning on them when cut off from high command.

Recruitment: The Virus Run

Any outsider coming into contact with any surviving member of the Borlina virus attacks must first be inoculated from the infectious version of the virus which can be fatal to weaker immune systems. New Recruits however are not so lucky. Firstly they are put through a year of heavy training wearing gas masks. Graduation into the Lucky 88th is only complete after a gruelling month fighting through the Virus Run, a heavily infected area of the former Borlingrav Palace, now a Bastion of pestilence and disease. The survivors of this infamous death zone gain the respect of the rest of the regiment, except for the veterans who hate all outsiders including the commissariat.