Monday, 27 August 2012

Kommando Snakebite clan


Today I'm sharing my Kommando Snakebite unit, Boss Rookfoot's boys. The purpose of this unit was to balance the broken nature of Nob bikers (in my snakebite list), and also provide an interesting challenge to tactics.

I will be running the unit 15 strong, including the Boss Snikrot upgrade and 2x Burna boyz. I have used savage orc GW models aswell as boy bits to come up with these models.

Here are some of the models:

Boss Rookfoot (Boss Snikrot)

More soon :)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Snakebite Clan Nob Boar Riders


I've been working on a Snakebite clan. My aims for this project are: 1) a complete contrast to my Deathskulls (both aesthetically and play style), 2) units I can mix and match with my Deathskulls and 3) an army I can play alongside my Deathskulls in larger games which will have a ‘Waaagh’-y look.

Those of you that have read my Snakebite clan fluff will have guessed that I'm going for a Nob Biker list complemented by Kommandos. However, I've decided to kit-bash to create my bikers, and have opted for boar rider proxies (using the Savage Orc GW range and Nob bitz). Minor conversion work was needed to convert the Savage Orc boys to hold the weapons and give them a '40k' look. I especially enoyed building and painting the painboy!

Overall, I’m pleased with the results. Here are pictures of my first 5 (out of a planned 14):

All 5 of the Nob Boar Riders
Painboy Boar Rider

Painboy Boar Rider side view

Nob Powerklaw Boar rider
Two Nob Big Choppa Boar Riders

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Game photos


I'm currently not in the same city as my camera (sad times), so I thought I'd upload some old pictures today.

These photos where taken during a game at Warhammer World, Nottingham. My opponent and I picked a city fight table, which I think complemented my army well.

Here are a few 'in game' shots, enjoy:

Ezwin Pommel's boyz

Deff-2 Dread-2

Urggulz grubby grotz

Mansta Stein'z Loota boyz

Snakebite clan fluff


As I work on my Snakebite clan I thought I'd write some fluff to make the force more characterful. As my force uses 'count as' models, such as boars instead of bikes and night goblins instead of gretchin, I decided to write a document to justify these changes.

My copy of the document included statistics, details of the special rules and pictures, but to prevent any copywrite infringement I removed these and uploaded the fluff only.

Here is a link to the PDF: Blackfoot Tribe

I'm ~halfway through building and painting my 1500 snakebite clan list, I'll post some photos next week :)

Friday, 17 August 2012

Jungle industrial waste terrain

Hi Everyone,

Today I decided to showcase my terrain. This terrain was lovingly handmade by myself, Mike and Nick (Edinburghs [elg] terrain specialist). We wanted terrain that was durable, cheap, fun to play games on and that would match our exisiting armies. It took us a lot of hardwork and a number of evenings after work to complete, but the finished product, in my opinion, was worth it.

The board is made up for 3 pieces of MDF that fit together to make a 6x4 foot board. All of the terrain is mounted on MDF and has been textured using sand and rubble.

Here is a picture of the board just before a battle:

My favourite piece of terrain is the ruined rhino. This provides an excellent hiding place for grotz, and also fits in well with the over grown jungle theme. Mike plays Ravenguard, so it seemed fitting the tank was painted in their colours.

I also really enjoyed painting the homemade landing pad:

A piece of terrain that required a bit of effort is the watch tower made from Aegis Defence Line bitz and Necromunda bulk heads. I also used the flat surface as an excuse for freehand:

We wanted the terrain to look industrial, while making it as cheap to make as possible. As a result, we made energy towers using old bits of pipes and hot chocolate tins (the lootaz are ready to fire!):

But to represent the fact this place is overgrown and a previous warzone we made sure to include craters and wreckage (this piece still needs water effects added):

Here is a photo of my Deffdread amongst the terrain:

And a loota hiding on a hill:

And two kit bashed lootas in front of a Aegis Defence Line mini bit of terrain:

And finally, on all of the big terrain pieces we scattered small details, to make the battlefield look more realistic and used. Here is an example:

Thats all for now, hope you've enjoyed my terrain showcase. I'm hoping to finish a Snakebite clan within the next week or so, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on that!
More soon!