Thursday, 29 July 2010

Oh dear, that could have gone better

Dear Dante,

Sorry I can't debrief you in person about the recent assignment in the UCLAN sector but the Sanguinary Priests tell me that I'm making a good recovery and should be fit for active service again before too long.

I'm not quite sure how to put this but there seems to have been some sort of fowl up in the old intel front, instead of finding the place crawling with xeno scum or the taint of chaos we rather embarrassingly ended up having a few scrapes with some of our chums. One lot admittedly did look like they were bearing the taint of chaos but it turns out they really were following the codex astartes and the grime and corrosion was some sort of ruse.

More seriously our fellow battle brothers seem to have discovered something called 'tactics'. We view this development with the suspicion it deserves as this is obviously some sort of chaos taint and correspondingly we stayed true to the sacred Blood Angels doctrines of in-yer-face-matey and did-you-spill-my-pint.

One more thing before I go, please can you remind me why we bother to take heavy support vehicles on campaigns like this? They did of course look very nice but someone seems to have removed the armour and replaced it with tin foil as some kind of joke. By the last tussle we were almost completely out of spares and I'm afraid that the insurance claim is likely to be somewhat large.


Brother Bean

Saturday, 24 July 2010

And he's off

Five more minutes and then I'm off to Toy Soldier.

Army packed, scenery packed and ready to go!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

I saw an angel, of that I'm sure

As of about half an hour ago I have finished the painting required for Toy Soldier this weekend. I'm still hoping to get time to add some decals and squad markings but I'm still celebrating this milestone.

Of course I thought I'd finished last night but I had one of those moments in the shower (no, not one of those moments) and I realised that I'd failed to paint a targeting/camera widget on the furioso dread so I sorted it out before breakfast.

I now have two practice games to learn how to use the list and to try and lift the curse of the newly painted models before packing everything up on Friday.

Monday, 5 July 2010

If you want blood ...

I've switched my efforts away from the elves for a bit and I am now concentrating on getting my Blood Angels ready for Toy Soldier. I'm trying somethign a bit radical with my army list which unfortunately means thst I have several items to paint. Here's a quick glimpse of some of the things I'm working on.