So I need to get my finger out to get ready for a meet up with friends in a couple of months. A friend of mine has found out he is going to be a Dad cometh November so that means even less time with him than I already get each passing year!
In order to give him a last hurrah, and establish what should hopefully become an annual event, myself and others have set up our own little meet and retreat in the middle of nowhere. It's going to be Four men, dozens of models, nerd games, trading cards and war-game terrain...mixed with a healthy dose of nostalgia and memoirs...what could go wrong?
It's going to be alot of work though. I need to strip a Guard army and a CSM army. Following that I need to build a battle board, paint up some terrain and move house - all in about 3 months. So this is probably going to be a continuous work in progress ever changing thread updated randomly when I have time to do so. At the least It's a place to note down my thoughts.
For a Breakdown, in no particular order this thread should eventually contain:
>A history of photos of an IG Kill-team to be used at the event
>A battleboard being born and badly put together
>Not one but two armies being stripped in various dangerous chemicals
>Me abandoning sanity and just painting things how I feel like.
So as to 'Put my money where my mouth is' so to speak I'm just going to dive straight into it:
THE IG Killteam
One of the games we have agreed upon is a 40k Kill Team game using the Heralds of Ruin rule-set with transports. This has given me solid focus to actually strip and repaint my Imperial Guard Miniatures in a new scheme, without feeling over burdened by the massive task it will probably entail.
To start I've decided to go simple: A commander, a medic, a few squads of veterans, a sentinel and a chimera.
Picking the color scheme has been difficult, largely due to my current IG army being...well terrible. Thankfully I have quite a collection of old metal Kasrkin models that I've been able to strip using acetone due to their metallic nature. A few brush strokes later and here's the chosen scheme:
With the others now in the tank soaking away, I look forward to getting this thing going!