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the saga of inquisitor emerson

September 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm | Gaming | Tags: , , | No comments

This (and apologies for the poor paint job / image) is Inquisitor Emerson.

Inquisitor Emerson

I play Warhammer 40K. I’m sure I’ve banged on about this in the past. Its not something I hide. Recently I’ve been bogged down in too many miniature painting projects for too many army ideas and, as is often the case with such procrastination, very little has been done to complete any of these projects. 

But ages ago I had a daft idea for running my regular games with more of a narrative in mind. It doesn’t really matter if my opponent does the same, only that I do. And it means i can swap different detachments in and out of my force and as long it keeps to the overall story then I can justify keeping that army around rather than have lots of disparate elements that don’t seem to gel, or ever get finished.

So, I’m going to build something round Inquisitor Emerson. I was tempted to repaint the model as I’ve come on considerably with my painting but I’m fond of him so I’ll probably stick with it. I have a few ideas of a wee retinue that would follow him about and would join him in games as required. Also, two other Inquisitors, named Lake and Palmer. Just because.

I have a game coming up on Sunday so I think I’ll write a wee background story and one that help theme my army. Let’s see what I come up with.

project skaven : warp lightning cannon #1

April 22, 2018 at 11:19 pm | Gaming | Tags: , , | No comments

I’ve had these little plastic ratmen for years. Unpainted. Their sad little ratty faces looking at the insides of their box.

(This is a Warhammer thing.)

After years of not painting them, finally, FINALLY, Project Skaven has begun.

I really have no idea how many little plastic humanoid ratmen I have. Over a hundred? Maybe. In an attempt to clear though some outstanding painting tasks I have finally committed to painting them up.

And the first one, hot off the production line is this guy…

The Warp Lightning Cannon.

I shall not apologise for the crap camera on my phone, or my lack of ability while using it.