Guildford Games Club

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A Tale of Guildford Gamers: 40k

To shake things ups the Guildford Games Club is running a blod series based on the old Tale of 4 Gamers model from White Dwarf many years ago. The idea is for people taking part to slowly build a new army and play some games with it and report on their progress.

Each quarter the participants will add 500pts to their army, getting it table ready and getting in a game with it, check back to this blog to see the latest progress of our adventuresome team!

So whose forces are gathering?

The Armies!

Dengue Ebolus (Josh)

, 2, 3. Dengue Ebolus had made planet fall not several days ago with a handful of plaguemarines and a rhino, they had already infected several villages close to their drop site. 4, 5, 6. They watched the villagers bloat and discolour with such fecundity and squalor that their laughter cut out their dying moans. Ah glorious 7. The lucky died within hours, the others rose again as mindless buboed walkers, staggering forward with agonal gasps and crawling flesh. 8, 9, 10. So few now but more would arrive, Ku’gath had said so. 11, 12, 13. Why had he been sent here, a feudal imperial world by his estimation. 14, 15. Ku ‘garth and Septicus had spoke of great secrets here, the beginnings of new contagion, but it appeared to be far less than he had hoped for. 16, 17. Dengue and his warbands continued onwards in search of this promised prize with an ever growing horde of gagling poxwalkers at their backs. 18, 19. The terrain opened out into a wasteland before them, as Dengue surveyed the horizon, his milky cataracted eyes came to rest on the jutting, monolith like silhouettes in the distance. 20. This must be what he was searching for.

Tale pt1 (Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition) [27 PL, 499pts]

  • Patrol Detachment (Chaos – Death Guard) [27 PL, 499pts]

    • HQ

      • Lord of Contagion [7 PL, 112pts]

        Selections: Manreaper

    • Troops

      • Plague Marines [10 PL, 180pts]

        Selections: Icon of Despair

        • Plague Champion

          • Codex

            Selections: Plague knife, Plasma pistol, Power fist

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: Flail of Corruption

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: Flail of Corruption

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: Bubotic Axe

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: Bubotic Axe

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: 2nd Plague knife

        • Plague Marine w/ Special Weapon

          Selections: Meltagun

      • Poxwalkers [6 PL, 120pts]

        Selections: 20x Poxwalker

    • Dedicated Transport

      • Chaos Rhino [4 PL, 87pts]

        Selections: Combi-bolter, Combi-melta


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Phareon Amenhotep III (Adam)

Phareon Amenhotep III gazed across the snow blasted icy wilderness. All life gone from his beautiful world. 60 million years after the biotransferance and the start of hibernation, the reanimation protocols had initiated, as programmed, and they were all supposed to rise into the paradise they left all those years ago. But no, the time hadn’t passed as they had calculated. A combination of Imperial interference on their tomb world and cosmic meddling by the force of their Chaos Gods, had locked the planet into a frozen hell. The world had been abused by the Mechanicus of Man in M35, driven into climate change, and eventually an Ice Age. This had removed the taint of man from the world. Time was their friend, and the following 5000 years had let the ice age play out; its fury starting to wax, and the atmosphere returning to how it had been. The architectural glories and artistry of his rein in life might be gone, but a blank canvas for his will would be his. Nothing built lasts 60 million years after all. Then the Cicatrix Maledictum had ripped the galaxy in two and, in ripping space time, had knocked their system further up in the galactic plane. This had stretched the system and pulled the planet further from the sun. Now their paradise would never return. With war raging through the galaxy, once again the Imperium of Man has returned to steal the planets riches. But now, newly awakening eyes watch them and plan their removal. Imotek ‘Lord of the Storm’ Supreme Overlord of the Sautekh dynasty, and Amenhotep III’s liege Lord, is on planet taking pledges of loyalty again and reinforcing Amenhoteps limited forces with weapons of war and destroyer cults, keen on exterminating the humans to sake their infinite hatred. The reanimation process is long and the population of the tomb world vast. For now Imotek’s forces are welcome, but time will tell whether that continues……….

This is the list I’m working toward. Will also have 24 warriors a command barge and annihilation barge from start collecting boxes I’m getting to top it off. I’m hoping for a boost to them in the next psychic awakening book.

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Necrons) [36 PL, 612pts, 9CP] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Battle-forged CP [3CP]

Detachment CP [5CP]

Dynasty Choice
. Dynasty: Sautekh

+ HQ +

Imotekh the Stormlord [10 PL, 140pts, 1CP]
. Warlord: Warlord Trait (Sautekh): Hyperlogical Strategist

Overlord [6 PL, 97pts]: Resurrection Orb, Warscythe

+ Troops +

Immortals [8 PL, 150pts]: 10x Immortal, Tesla Carbine

Immortals [8 PL, 150pts]: 10x Immortal, Tesla Carbine

Immortals [4 PL, 75pts]: 5x Immortal, Tesla Carbine

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Necrons) [65 PL, 952pts, 1CP] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Detachment CP [1CP]

Dynasty Choice
. Dynasty: Sautekh

+ HQ +

Cryptek [5 PL, 95pts]: Chronometron, Staff of Light

Lord [5 PL, 59pts]: Voidblade

+ Elites +

Triarch Stalker [8 PL, 115pts]: Heat Ray

+ Fast Attack +

Canoptek Wraiths [18 PL, 252pts]
. 6x Canoptek Wraith

+ Heavy Support +

Doomsday Ark [10 PL, 160pts]

Doomsday Ark [10 PL, 160pts]

Heavy Destroyers [9 PL, 111pts]
. 3x Heavy Destroyer: 3x Heavy Gauss Cannon

++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (Necrons) [27 PL, 436pts, 1CP] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Detachment CP [1CP]

Dynasty Choice
. Dynasty: Sautekh

+ HQ +

Lord [5 PL, 58pts]: Artefact: The Veil of Darkness, Hyperphase Sword

+ Fast Attack +

Canoptek Scarabs [2 PL, 39pts]: 3x Canoptek Scarab Swarm

Canoptek Scarabs [2 PL, 39pts]: 3x Canoptek Scarab Swarm

Destroyers [18 PL, 300pts]
. 6x Destroyer: 6x Gauss Cannon

++ Total: [128 PL, 2,000pts, 11CP] ++

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Autarch CJ

I have wanted to collect an Iyanden Craftworld army since their first army lists during 3rd edition. Small elite armies hold a special kind of quality only those usually carting around horde armies will know – my 40k armies to date have been Imperial Guard and Orks. I will be painting my Iyanden in their normal yellow with blue highlights; the yellow being the new Iyanden Yellow contrast over Wraithbone primer. This went really quite well on my test guardian but we will see how well my technique holds up when painting larger kits with flatter areas. To start with I’ll be adding two squads of five Wraithguard and a Farseer and then shortly adding on a Wraithlord. I’m sure I will later add some non-wraith units but I’ll be trying to stick close to the idea of an army on its last legs, whose generals have had to make the desperate choice to awake their ancestors from their slumber so they can march to war alongside them.

Phaeron Osirekh, Fleshcraver (David)

Osirekh craves a return to living flesh for themself and their subjects. The deception of the C’Tan is too much for their pride to bear and the loss of the sensations and creativity of the living a punishment gone on too long. The Triarch Szarekh has recently found Osirekh’s Tomb World and triggered the dormant reanimation protocols, awakening their ancient machinery and finding a new ally, one fuelled by spite, envy for the living and a boundless superiority complex. One day they will cultivate the living creatures of the galaxy like a garden, to choose the finest specimens to transfer Necrontyr minds into. Until then Osirekh has a galaxy of living creatures to defend and a hateful vengeance to take upon the C’Tan who tricked them so.

Don’t really have a plan for how the army is going to evolve but I like the idea rounding up C’Tan shards and enslaving them to the Phaeron’s will, some small measure of revenge for their deception 60 million years ago.

To start I am just going to buy a Start Collecting box, giving me 10 warriors, 3 scarabs, 5 immortals, an overlord, a lord and an Annihilation Barge which should cover me for the first 500pts or so.

As for painting I’m going for a grey, black and orange scheme but will be aiming for a more speed paint approach by leaving out additional steps like highlights, mostly it’ll be primer and block colours.

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: December!

The final Hobby Challenge entry for 2019! Let’s have a look at what the intrepid challengees got up to in December…

Paul got the gnoll bug and painted some for Frostgrave, then realised he needed to paint some Giants. As is a common realisation amongst most people. All of this got derailed however by wielding the world bending powers of a God to forge a field of battle

Adam continued the trend of forging worlds from nothing by making a Frostgrave table

I painted some Stormcast Eternals to finish my army off, finsished my test White Scars for Epic and the Green Arrow as I desperately tried to complete one of my pledges (note: I failed)

The Pledges!

NamePledgeProgressComments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!I can report for December as being actually completed are eight Gnolls. By way of a roundup, I include a picture of my giants Shame – nowhere near hit that target…But, while not quite the direction of the pledge- one of my napoleonic projects had progressed far more than expected
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
14 Stormcast Eternals, 8 Epic White Scars stands, 1 Green Arrow
308/200. Complete!
BBowl Team: 0
Supers: 3/5
Infinity Campaign: 6/6 Complete!
Tournaments: 5/3 Complete!
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthFrostgrave table complete
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

And that’s us done for 2019!

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: November!

Delayed getting this written up so apologies! But let’s see what the industrious hobbyists at the GGC have been up to…

Adam has some new converted Scouts using the Necromunda Enforcer models as a base plus look at that detailing on the bike consoles!

Paul is still building his monster menagerie like some kind of mad zoo keeper…now to wait for his players to actually roll them up on the random encounter tables.

I had a disjointed month, moved house, etc. so only painted 3 models proper. I did do some work to make an MDF army playable though.

The Pledges!

NamePledgeProgressComments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!All pretty much monster speed paints this month again. Reaper bones black dragon painted for my nephews birthday. Hydra, demon, ice toad , hyena and snow leopard painted for the continuing frostgrave beastiary (last three are north star metals)
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
2 Mowang for Infinity and an Ogre. Technically also got an entire Warmaster Dogs of War army completed but…they’re not really painted so won’t count here.
285/200. Complete!
BBowl Team: 0
Supers: 2/5
Infinity Campaign: 6/6 Complete!
Tournaments: 5/3 Complete!
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthNot really had much time this month. Finished 10 scouts, converted from necromunda enforcers and converted and been painting some scout bikers. I have another load of raptors on the painting desk som next month should be a better turn out for the year end. Looking to complete the raptors for two armies painted this year. Also been doing more frostgrave terrain for club campaign.
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Happy Hobbying!

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: October!

Let’s see what the GGC has been up to this month!

Adam has been diverse in his projects. Painting space marines, placing in a Warhammer Fantasy 6th Edition tournament and getting his terrain on!

Paul had a similarly eclectic month, painting varied Reaper figures for Frostgrave. And a train.

I painted some random bits andpieces, trying to finish off my paint queue for the year. I also went to the Epic World Tournament in France and finished in 3rd! Hurray!

The Pledges!

NamePledgeProgressComments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!this month has really been focused on starting to fill out my frostgrave / generic dungeon crawler beastiary. All speed paints but effective enough for npcs , including a variety from white apes and snow trolls, through zombies and skeletons, down to kobolds and sewer slimes. No actual kings of war elements complete, but 39 pieces of various sizes. Happy days. Now to see them kill some wizards!!
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
I went to the Epic World Championship in Lyon and came 3rd overall!
I painted 5 dwarves for LotR, 4 wave serpents, 8 stands of guardians, 8 stands of fire dragons, Batgirl, Raven and a Lord Arcanum
282/200. Complete!
BBowl Team: 0
Supers: 2/5
Infinity Campaign: 6/6 Complete!
Tournaments: 5/3 Complete!
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthAnother productive month painting and hobby in general. I have done more work on my Raptors, made some terrain for club frostgrave campaign and even won a bit over silver ware at WFB 6th ed tournament!
Chaplain is finished for my mini marine army. Redemptor, suppressors another 5 infiltrators and Phobos librarian completes along with two impulsors made and ready to paint. I have also converted some scout for raptors, using necromunda enforcers, 10 on foot and three bikes, and another three eliminators.
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Happy hobbying!

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: September!

Another month another set of industrious painters at the GGC!

Adam finishes up some more models for his Genestealer Cult and adds to his new Space Marine project. Fantastic work with the OSL as always.

Paul has taken on a challenge for a big for Kings of War. That doesn’t stop him painting up some objectives for Frostgrave!

James Dix’s Imperial Guard force grows apace with a huge amount of work being put into it. Those cavalry are especially good but I really want to know how he does that dirty white on the tanks…

And I finished some dwarves for Lord of the Rings, a single Custodian Guard and Tom Bombadil with a custom base to mark his zone of control.

The Pledges!

NamePledgeProgressComments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!I certainly didn’t make my target this month, as I didn’t technically finish a single playable element….. but…..Tokens for Frostgrave “ulterior motives” all made and painted, and three elements of a halfling baggage train kit bashed together for no good reason or excuse other than I can!
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
I went to the Epic World Team Championship with Team England and came 3rd overall and individually joint 3rd place.
I painted 10 dwarves for LotR, 1 Custodian Guard and Tom Bombadil plus a custom ZoC base.
255/200. Complete!
BBowl Team: 0
Supers: 0
Infinity Campaign: 6/6 Complete!
Tournaments: 4/3 Complete!
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthA bit slow on painting front this month, I’ve had a couple of tournaments over weekends and a weekend away to earn brownie points to have two weekends away. I’ve managed to complete 5 infiltrators for my raptors, assemble and base coat a ‘slaplin’ for my Revilers. On the GSC side I’ve done an abominate who’s been sitting on the shelf for ages and start to upgrade my neophytes to have mining lasers and Webber, which is the current meta for dealing with eldar flyer spam. Need eight of each. It never ends!
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Happy Hobbying!

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: August!

With his Genestealer Cult tournament ready Adam could have taken his foot off the pedal. But nothing will hold him back from defending the Imperium of man! Some eminently rational space marines: Raptors!

Not to be outdone Paul’s legions of halflings gather apace, backed up by some giant armoured halflings from Italy and never before have I seen such appealing twigs. Just look at those goats!

I finished off the last bits of my LotR Elves with Gil-Galad, Haldir and Elrond, plus Gandalf ‘cos everyone needs a Gandalf. Then dove into my WW2 French for Flames of War. Plus some little airplanes for Epic.

The Pledges!

NamePledgeProgressComments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!Did somebody say mega-battle?? Spurred on by thoughts of actually setting up the massive KoW game, the brushes have flown this month. Half an hour after work each day has been the aim, plus I had one day off which I spent painting the Romans.
End result : – set of Gabion defences suitable for 28mm Two regiments of Roman Praetorians. Two regiments of half-bill-men (spearlings ). And a troop of goat cavalry to top it off.
The green liveried shorties of Aletryon have arrived!
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
4 LotR heroes, a French Fusilier Platoon, French Machine Gun and Mortar Platoons, Trench Supply vehicles and two little Spitefire airplanes.
242/200. Complete!
BBowl Team: 0
Supers: 0
Infinity Campaign: 6/6 Complete!
Tournaments: 3/3 Complete!
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthAfter the completion of my tournament list for GSC I have been swept up with new marine hype and have decided to paint more to my Primaris force. These guys are Raptors. A successor of the ravenguard and commonly known as sensible marine. These guys style of play have seen a massive boost with the new vanguard units and need a little love. I have just been painting the stuff I already have, left overs from dark imperium and shadowspear. Here are some pictures of the entire force to date, some where painted over a year ago though.
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Happy Hobbying!

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: July!

July is checking in with some fantastic work from the Guildford Games Club. Adam is here to dazzle us with object source lighting and some cheeky conversions from Kal Jherico and a Kasrkin to make more mutant pistolero

Paul’s halfling horde grows ever mightier with some trolls, ogre bodyguards, a financier and a goat mounted knightly prince. Not to be outdone by those hobbitses the Rohirrim rally to their banners

I painted some more elves for Lord of the Rings. Wood elves and some of the many (many many) elven heroes. Plus I added some bright orange and red remotes to my Infinity forces, who needs stealth when you’re the Invicincible Army

The Pledges!

NamePledgeProgressComments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!For frostgrave: “paleface” and a speedy familiar / imp
For LotR: Rohan banner bearers
For warhammer (6th): some cute stone trolls from TT combat
And for Kings of war, a regiment of house guard represented by a not-so-noble prince, his ogre-borne financier and a few elite guards.
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
Painted 12 LotR Wood Elves, 3 LotR Elf Rangers, 6 Rivendell heroes and 2 Ininity Yu Jing remotes
204/200. Complete!
BBowl Team: 0
Supers: 0
Infinity Campaign: 6/6 Complete!
Tournaments: 3/3 Complete!
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthTwo converted characters as I didn’t want to double up on models if possible. A kelermorph made from the new kal Jericho model and a primus from a kasrkin sergeant.
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Happy hobbying!

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: June!

June has been a quiet month on the hobby front but even that doesn’t mean there’s been no progress. Paul shows us just who the master of halflings is (as though that was a topic ever in doubt) but also dazzles us with some romans and an ogre.

I was rather less productive this month but I did manage to paint a pair of Infinity figures and some cavalry for Lord of the Rings

A new challenger approaches! Adam has more Genestealer Cultists with which to bring enlightenment to all of us citizens.

The Pledges

NamePledgeProgressComments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!Monthly recruitment stands at 3 halfling war machines accompanied by their master engineer, two commanders for project: Romans, An ogre who is really destined to be part of a regiment and is mainly there for the magnetic base….. and a hint at a scenery project for the months ahead!
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
Painted a Zhencha and a Haidao for Inifnity and 6 Rivendell knights for LotR
181/200.
Infinity Campaign: 4/6

Tournaments: 3/3
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthWith another tournament coming up mid july at Element games in Stockport, and a apparently it’s a real shark tank environment, I’ve been giving my GSC a hard edge. Lots of expendable brood brother and more abberants! Going for a take on the ‘muscle beach’ style list. We’ll see how it goes! It’s chess clocks and a horde army so going to need to speed up. I’ve still got to complete another kelermorph, 5 more abberants, 10 brood brothers and 20 acolytes for the 17th july. It’s going to be tight!
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: May!

May is done and there’s been some very industrious work done this month. Let’s have a look!

Adam has built a display board to go with his Genestealer Cult, showing us where they are truly from. It looks fantastic!

Paul comes back swinging with two entire units and three characters. One and all little masterpieces. Just look at that half a Gandalf!

I had a productive month, getting models done for several games. Sigmarines and Space Marines, French Recon troops and a mix of criminals and law enforcement.

The Pledges

NamePledgeProgressComments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!After nothing at all to report last month, I made good progress this month even if it was polishing off projects already under way for some time! Regiment of halfling spears from westfalia. Converted regiment of “Honour guard” (halflings on GW Gryphon hounds), a halfling wizard from Hasslefree, an Ogre for frostgrave and finishing touches completed on Friar Tuck from Warlord Games! I also had my first true game with a fully painted pure halfling army so that target was met this month too!
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
5 Renegade Space Marines, 5 Stormcast Evocators, 9 Spectre criminals, 6 Spectre law enforcement, 15 French WW2 armoured cars 173/200.
4th round of Infinity Campaign completed

Competed (and came 3rd!) in a Warmaster Tournament
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthDisplay board and army complete!
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: April!

And we’re back again with some hobby updates for April! Let’s see what people have been getting up to.

First up Adam continues his Genestealer Cult project, transforming some of those primed models from previous months into gorgeous, colourful, object source lit weapons of war! With all those yellows and blues is he some kind of secret Carolean?

Not to be outdone James brings the thunder! A veritable legion of Imperial armoured might to smash aside any foolish enough to argue the Emperor’s right to rule. Some ace painting too, jealous of that rusted, grubby white!

I painted a fairly eclectic mix of things. Some 10mm models to complete my Warmaster army for a tournament, continued building up my Invicible Army and a few Somua for Flames of War early war. Plus a few renegade space marines.

The Pledges

NamePledgeProgressComments
Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
3 more Leman Russ tanks completed! And a Trojan support vehicle.
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
2 Zuyong and 1 Liu Xing, 1 Lu Duan and 1 HVT for Infinity, 5 renegade space marines for 40k, 2 Dragons, a unit of moose cavalry, 6 moose chariots and 6 stands of spearmenfor Warmaster and 4 Somua-35. 133/200.
3rd round of Infinity Campaign completed
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthAnother group of neophytes, squad leaders and special weapons and a couple of shots of the full squads, 2 x 10 neophytes and 15 acolytes. Also did 6 deathwatch terminators, to try out with the new bolter rules. The GSC really are starting to come together as an army. Only 7 weeks to go and 55 models
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Happy hobbying!