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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!

2019 Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: March!

Lots of busy people hobbying this month! Let’s see what they’ve been up to…

First up Paul has used his willpower to resist the calling of halflings to instead bring us Rohirrim for LotR, some of the characterful Anyaral World of Twilight models and a converted Ogre

Adam Stallwood’s Genestealer Cult grows apace as he shows us both his skills with a brush and his discipline to tackle such a challenge!

I have rather less focus and painted an assortment of bits and pieces. Completing two projects though. AoS Orcs (only took a year…) and AoS Endless Spells. As well as adding another few models to my Invincible Army for Infinity and starting some FoW Frenchmen.

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 eventsAnd 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!Rohan, Anyaral Noble knights, noble, and pack beast, and another beautiful Ogre I’m probably ruining with knife and putty! (And tin 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
1 Zuyong and 1 Daoying for Infinity, 6 orcs to finish my AoS army, the AoS Endless Spells, 6 AMD173 and a WW2 French infantry stand for FoW . Campaign: 96/200. Second round of Infinity Campaign completedI 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 filed 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
In terms of painting, I wanted to push myself this year and have decided to do these as my standard paint job – something to work up from. I tend to do a couple of simple base colours, a good helping of my trusty Army Painter strong tone, neaten, little highlight and then call it a day.
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!

2019 Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: February!

And February checking in, plenty of hobbying completed this month.

Mark Collins has his pen out, pages flyin’ books on their way!

Adam Stallwood has built a huge supply of models and, despite that, also managed to paint some stunning models AND build a display board! If only I could be as industrious as Comrade Stallwood!

Paul’s halflings surge ahead, completely blowing past his monthly objective to complete 6 new elements of the army! Plus they look incredible!

I got a few Inifnity models done for the campaign and finished my current LotR elf collection.

James has been active in hobbyland too, basecoating, building, painting and even doing some Necromunda rules writing. Look at that vibrant green on the Van Saar!

Wes has powered on with his Haqqislam forces, getting them all beautiful and battle ready.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
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 Parish I 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 Dix To complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Some base undercoating on the tanks for my Imperial Guard

Some progress on the Van Saar gang for Necromunda

Painted up a new set of scenery for Necromunda

Written a whole new campaign for Necromunda

Alex Ede Fully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy eventsAnd make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul Townsend I 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! Halfmen have formed the core of my focus this month. A couple of unexpected days off work have given me more brush time than usual. Target of two gaming elements for the month smashed with 6 completed, and progress on a number of other projects including conversions like an ogre…..
David Last 1. 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

A Rui Shi, Haidao, Daoying and 2 Zuyong for Infinity and 14 elves for Lord of the Rings.

Campaign: 69/200

Played in a Warmaster tournament, finished 6th out of 8: 2/3 tournaments

Started infinity Campaign at the club with 8 participants

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 Packman I’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark Collins I 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. Update for the challenge is I am about 2weeks behind my goal. Must pull my pen and ink out!
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to filed 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes Saunders I want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition (mostly) finished haqq starter set! In terms of painting, I wanted to push myself this year and have decided to do these as my standard paint job – something to work up from. I tend to do a couple of simple base colours, a good helping of my trusty Army Painter strong tone, neaten, little highlight and then call it a day.
Adam Stallwood I’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worth My feb update. One more painted model to follow. Lots of assembly this month due to release of so much stuff. Five games in for the army now and so many more acolytes to buy, assemble and paint. Also got in that double tournament with Wayne Ennis. We came 9th overall.
Eddie Turner Take on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Happy hobbying!

2019 Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: January!

Our first month is done and people have been busy! Chasing away the winter cold with the furnace of their hobby crucibles! Or something suitably dramatic.

First up Paul Townsend shows us both his painting skills and his mastery of little metal conversion with some gorgeous halflings! (tip: click the images to zoom!)

Jimmy shows us the meaning of grit and endurance as he worked his way through 39 Skaven to add to his ever growing horde (tip: click the images to zoom!)

While simultaneously fighting Zulu and helping charity James Dix lays down the hulls of a tank company (where he keeps the extra hands I am not sure!)

(tip: click the images to zoom!)

Wes has a pair of Ghulam (plural: Ghilman) complete!

I painted my way through the last bit of my Warmaster Wood Elves that I need for a tournament. I also got lured into the world of Lord of the Rings and have some elves done and to support the Infinity Campaign I have some civilians done. (tip: click the images to zoom!)

Adam Stallwood rolls in with his fantastically painted, monstrous genestealer cultists, showing us all the meaning of object source lighting! (tip: click the images to zoom!)

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
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 Parish I 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 Dix To complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Just some basecoating
Alex Ede Fully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy eventsAnd make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul Townsend I 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! My Halflings are starting the year well. This month I’ve finished a regiment of sword & buckler braves, and also completed my battle shrine. Very happy with this start to the year
David Last 1. Fully paint and base 200 models2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
Warmaster: 6 stands of wild riders, 3 stands warhawk riders, 9 stands of glade riders, 4 stands of waywatchers. 14 LotR elves, 11 Spectre Civilians for the Infinity Campaign: 50/200

Played in Eddie’s FoWv4. event (which I count as a tournament!): 1/3

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 Packman I’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark Collins I 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 filed 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted. For the hobby challenge this month I’ve painted 30 clanrats, 8 of 20 night runners, an assassin and a grey seer.
Wes Saunders I want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition This week I’ve been painting up the Haqqislam starter set for Infinity – I’ve been looking for a new game system and after a great intro from Josh and Freddie I want to have a crack at the upcoming campaign! In terms of painting, I wanted to push myself this year and have decided to do these as my standard paint job – something to work up from. I tend to do a couple of simple base colours, a good helping of my trusty Army Painter strong tone, neaten, little highlight and then call it a day.
Adam Stallwood I’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worth
Eddie Turner Take on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

Happy hobbying!

Persephone-4 Station Narrative Campaign

A leak from a secret 0-12 Document has been picked up by several different intelligence agencies. The Hexahedron, Hassassin Bahram and others. The details are explosive. The Persephone-4 Orbital Habitat has been infiltrated by Combined Army Impersonators, codenamed Shasvastii. For the enterprising power – Hyper or Super – this is both an unacceptable risk and a potential opportunity. Discredit rivals and show your own success in combating the Combined Army. Place your own operatives in positions of power. Practice new counter-espionage techniques or use new experimental tech. However, whoever gets sent is entering a spiders web hanging in a lion’s den – multiple competing factions, risk of civilian casualties and near undetectable alien infiltrators…

Each government in turn has come to the same conclusion. A large scale mission is not practical and instead a small elite team will be sent in. However to prevent the risk of an individual being captured and revealing the rest of their team only one operative will know all of the members and will need to slowly make contact with the rest of the team and build them into a functional fighting force.

Uncover enemy operatives. Eliminate them. Seize control of key locations and get operatives into key political positions. Don’t get found out. Simple right?

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The Guildford Games Club is running a slow grow narrative Infinity campaign. Pitting our players in a series of games over several months, each adding more points to their Limited Insertion teams as they go but having to contend with civilians and local infrastructure as well as one another’s teams!

Round 6

Round 5

Round 4

*news jingle*

Kidnappings across Persephone station!

This last night a series of coordinated kidnapping took place on Persephone station. All of those taken are members of the station’s government. Security foces are on high alert and are investigating. Civilians are being placed under a curfew to try and prevent the situation spiralling out of control. Remain calm.

During these kidnapping attempts numerous reports have come in that – of all things – a Tactical Armoured Gear was seen getting ambushed by pirates, the hail of fire was intense and people in buildings nearby said it was deafening but also seemingly calculated and surgical. The gear did not survive. The Haqqislamite ambassador has confirmed that these pirates struck one of their ships on the silk road and stole some of their weaponry and armour, explaining why there have been sightings of Haqqislamite special forces across the station. It’s pirates! What is the Sphere coming to!

Furthermore there is grainy footage of a large Combined Army force engaged in combat with a criminal cartel. This appears to corroborate the suspected Combined Army corpses found several weeks ago. They are operating on the station. Even more sinisterly it seems that reknowned bounty hunter Miranda Ashcroft is working with the Combined Army and providing them with both intel and her famed skills in battle. Single handedly facing down an entire team of criminals and smuggled Yu-Jing surplus armour!

Round 3

*news jingle*

People of…Station…communications…hacked!

Gunfight and…bodies littering Hermes Road…

*signal cuts out*

Round 2

*news jingle*

Good morning PNN viewers. Station security has reported that there has been an escalation in the suspected gang activity from Chang’s Diner. A full blown turf war seems to have started with rival gangs pushing one another out of city blocks in Lethe district. Citizens are adivsed to keep alert to suspicious activity and report anything unusual to Station security.

Based on the sheer volume of bullet impacts in one section of wall security believe that there may have been one extremely well entrenched defender, receiving hundreds of rounds but still, somehow, managing to survive it all.

Blood and fur from a suspected – and illegal to own on station – Ariadnan Devil Dog was found as well suggesting that these criminals are also engaged in black market animal smuggling!

They also discovered a few high caliber bullet holes suggesting a sniper but only a few casings matching them from a high perch. Many of the holes had blood in them. Suggesting that at least one side had a skilled sniper in an overwatch position. Security services are requesting additional equipment to deal with this threat.

In towards the storage facility another round of fighitng was reported but this seemed to be a much smaller affair. No blood was found – though a few mechanical components appeared to have been blown out but none matching any of the machinery in the facility. Perhaps remotes were in use? Nearby observers reported seeing a pillar of smoke and some short bursts of gunfire but nothing more. Security forces speculate that perhaps there are multiple different gangs competing across the station and these two seemed more interested in positioning than gunfighting.

It seems though that perhaps these more civilised gangs are not the norm as in breaking news there’s active gunfire near the parking block in Lethe sector! Live footage is streaming your way but we’re not able to get a camera crew safely into that area! There’s intense gunfire, lots of shouting! The sounds of sniper fire and suppressive fire with heavy weaponry! Whoever’s in there is engaged in a bloodbath and extremely well equipped!

Round 1

*news jingle*

Violence at Chang’s Diner!

Breaking news from PNN, the most trusted news network on Persephone Station!

Just hours ago Chang’s Diner in downtown sector 3 was rocked by gunfire. Security forces have cordoned off the area and are investigating. We’ve got exclusive live witness testimony!

Ahmed and Omar were eating inside Chang’s as it came under attack

“We were just in there, eating Chang’s spicy ramen when these two psychos leaned in across windows in the shop and sprayed bullets at each other! Everyone just had to duck and hide! One of them looked like one of those Aleph robots, maybe someone hacked it! Dunno about the other one, Omar said it might be one of those secret Haqqislam assassins.”

William was running health and safety checks on some of the equipment facilities in sector 3

“One of them just came at me with a knife. Looked like one of them ‘Nomad’ criminals. I panicked and just whacked ’em with my clipboard, then I tripped. I must’ve scared ’em though ‘cos they weren’t there once I got back up again.”

Security forces have since taken the clipboard as evidence.

This just in! We have a photo taken of the event, I must warn viewers this could be shocking!

I have been informed that armour is worn by Yu Jing troopers, while the Yu Jing embassy has claimed that there was a theft of a shipment of their armour several months ago, likely that’s where this suit came from.

Several witness statements also place Ariadnan airborne forces at the scene but seemingly they were just good samaritans out on a holiday. Running into the firefight to help civilians and not once seen attacking anyone.

In other news blood and corpses were found in a slaughterhouse just on the outskirts of sector 3. One body identified as a Nomad science experiment gone awry while blood stains and armour fragments indicate that Ariadnan forces were purchasing meat when this ‘Morlock’ burst in in a frenzied rage and opened fire.

Oerhaps related to this, and most distrubingly of all, several civilian casualties were found near to a hired bounty hunter and a Combined Army alien corpse. Terrified witnesses say that the Yu Jing equipped forces engaged the aliens after they started gunning down civilians but there is no one to corroborate this.

Terrible scenes. Our thoughts – and those of everyone on Persephone station – go out to those impacted by this violence.

Campaign Points

(round 1 does not count towards this)

Name Games Played Wins Draws Losses Bonuses Total
Cameron 2 1 0 1 3
David 3+bye 2 0 1 bye 7
Eddie 0 0 0 0 0
Freddie 4 2 0 2 +1 7
Josh 4 2 0 2 6
Julian 4 3 0 1 +1 10
Justin 0 0 0 0 0
Wes 4 1 0 3 3

The Teams

Team Name: Guojia diguo 147th (yibai sishiqi) dadui tezhong budui

Player: David Last

Name Model Type Narrative Upgrades
Nian Zhen Zuyong – attained the rank of junshi
– specialist in room to room urban warfare- has a collection of historical scale model planes
Optical Disruptor, Veteran Lv.1
Yoshiyuki Miyo Haidao – remained loyal to his unit and, by extension, Yu Jing during the uprising
– is concerned about the rumours of ISS warcrimes and news suppression-Suicidal combat engineer!
Jiang Ying Yue Daoying – Loves the new tech and gizmos!- Cool under pressure and trusted by her command
Unit-0221 Rui Shi – Reliability issues, in frequent need of repair
Nam-Joo Kim Zuyong – Small unit tactics specialist-Suppressing fire!
Unit-0222 Son-Bae – Need to recalibrate targeting systems
William Jun-Dae Haidao
Minamoto Shinji Zhencha

Team Name:

Player: Freddie Barnes

Name Model Type Narrative Upgrades
00000001 Garuda Is sorry but cannot let you do that Fatality Lv.1
00000010 Deva Functionary Dreamt of cattle last night Smoke Grenades
00000011 Bulleteer
00000100 Bulleteer
Fugazi Dronbot
Pathfinder Dronbot
Sierra Dronbot
Fugazi Dronbot
Fugazi Dronbot
Fugazi Dronbot
Uhlan+Crabbot

Team Name:

Player: Justin Carnzu

Name Model Type Narrative Upgrades

Team Name: (corrupted) n~x ~is~<-rs

Player: Julian Cox

A number of non-human tourists are currently on holiday in the Persephone-4 Orbital Habitat. Friends have told them they should visit the 123m, spire like, transmission tower the station is renowned for across the human sphere as well as sampling some of the local food outlets. Any gel like substance they leave in their wake on door handles and so forth is entirely natural and can easily be washed off with water. (Any rumours of Noctifiers is clearly inaccurate but may have been planted in the channels to throw off any intelligence – for now)

Name Model Type Narrative Upgrades
Miranda Authorized Bounty Hunter Her reputation and career potentially wrecked during this simple job for an anonymous client; was unaware her client was CA. Only way out is to follow this contract through and clean up any trail back to her Breaker Rifle
Hirok Nexus Operative Report – our attempt to employ local mercenaries did not go exactly as planned as cover blown so resorting to calling in more CA units. Our main objectives still being achieved however despite being compromised!
Libertos It’s a simple contract” she promised, “I just need you to cover my back”. Her plan to get us out of this mess had better work!
B-06 Unidron Batroid
Overdron+Staldron
Fraacta
Unidron
Unidron
Umbra Legate

Team Name:

Player: Wes Saunders

Name Model Type Narrative Upgrades
Callsign: Mullah Govad Automedkit
Callsign: Sultan Khawarij
Callsign: Caliph Lasiq
Callsign: Emir Ghulam
Callsign: Sheikh Ghulam

Team Name:

Player: Eddie Turner

Name Model Type Narrative Upgrades
Dog Warrior Infected b some unknown transmorphing disease
112 blackmailed doctor, helping out involuntarily
Line Kazak Buddy infected by some unknown transmorphing disease, will stop at nothing to see them cured

Team Name:

Player: Josh Fitzwilliams

Name Model Type Narrative Upgrades
Kent Kowalski Airborne Ranger – cigar and bourbon drinker

– general badass

– rumoured to have killed an antipode with his bare hands

Automedkit
Chuck Sizemore Grunt – cheap beer and big guns

– waver of flags

– xenophobe

Jenna Wolcott Grunt – politics major

– idealist

– currently in the final stages of completing a combat trauma care course

Terry Shughart Grunt – intelligent-Gung ho pistolier!

– clear thinking and concise

– future leader program

– misses his wife

Stacey Gordo Grunt Markmanship Lv.2
Devil Dogs
Foxtrot

Team Name:

Player: Cameron Bell

Name Model Type Narrative Upgrades
órfão Zero HMG
fantasma Zero
louco Morlock
Taskmaster
Reverend Custodier

2019 Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: The Pledges!

New year and new challengers appear! This year the format is being shaken up a bit to include a more diverse array of hobby pursuits so it’s not only the painting challenge anymore.

Our intrepid entrees have a bewildering and diverse array of pledges that they will try and complete throughout this year, all detailed below. Let’s see what’s exciting everyone…

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
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 Parish I 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 Dix To complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex Ede Fully 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 Townsend One is definitely to play a reasonable game with a fully painted purely halfling army
David Last 1. Fully paint and base 200 models

2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Necromunda Gang, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments

4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club

I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross Packman I’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark Collins I 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 filed 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes Saunders I want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam Stallwood I’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worth

Happy hobbying!

2018 Guildford Games Club Painting Challenge: December!

Final entry for 2018 and Paul is back in action with some extremely characterful halflings!

While I, not to be outdone on the half size men, have cranked out a handful of Warmaster Wood Elves and a few more Stormcast.

The Pledges

Name Pledge Progress Comments
David Last Completely paint and base 200 models by Dec 31st 2018, learn how to paint glowing energy ‘power sword’ effects 5 Sequitors, 1 stormcast heralder, 1 warmaster wood elf glade riders, 1 warmaster wood elf warhawk riders, 4 warmaster characters, 2 warmaster wood elf glade guard and 2 units of warmaster treekin
384/200
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Tim Smith craft a 6×4 tables worth of terrain; summer grassland and rocky outcrops. Also want to fully paint a small Eldar/Ynnari army, magnetising the larger models and/or customising the army in some way his year I managed to do the 6×4 worth of terrain and nealry finished 1500 points of my 2k list – just some Tau FWs to do and then some basing Despite having a baby cutting into my hobby time, I might succeed in my challenge (albeit a smaller Tau army instead of my Eldar).
Paul Townsend complete one element (troop, character, warmachine or monster) for kings of war _or_ three bases of 6mm napoleonics each month to a gaming standardI pledge to update http://Hobbybrush.com at least once a month, to encourage my own hobby and further promote that of the club Halfmen are top of the Bill for me again – finally starting their artillery college forces with a cannon and a steel behemoth (steam land ship) and my preacher finally had his goat painted to pull his mighty wheelbarrow into war! 
Alex Foyster -Pick up a brush and paint once per week.-Finish one ‘thing’ per month
Ash March complete 100 miniatures by the end of the year ???/100 Calvary count as 2 each, big stuff 5. Will start to keep track from next month
Biel Tan Paint 1 full squad of minis per month from my currently owned backlog for the rest of the year. ???/6 months

Great job everyone who contributed this year 🙂