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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/02/11 00:15:26


Post by: Sherrypie


Hiyo Dakka!

Been stalking this forum for years, guess it's time to actually post something here.

Having fallen in love with Betrayal at Calth, it dawned on me that I'd have to build a legion of my own. So, as a quick challenge to myself last year, I tried to quickly build something useable to demo the game out. Being the glutton for punishment that I am, this of course meant that those "quick" miniatures would have to be something I am not too ashamed to look at for the rest of my life, scaled to sensible proportions, characterful and balls-to-the-walls conversionfests from the get go. And I needed at least 20 of them done in two weeks time. Bollocks. I've always liked up-scaled marines, though reasonably so, and I was very inspired by Veteran Sergeant's miniatures here on this forum. Taller, closer to human proportions instead of somewhat gorrilla-shaped steroid junkies, embracing the XIV's doctrine of the perfect infantryman loaded up with gear... Yup, right up my alley! This blog will now be my personal motivation tool for getting off my lazy arse and getting something done.

The humble beginnings, stumbling along to get the size right. I used 1 mm plasticard in the shins and near the waist, while also lenghtening the body about 2 mm by putting a bit of plastic sprue between the legs and the torso.




After some evenings of work, bunch of dudes almost ready to get built. You know what's funnier than glueing little men made of dozen pieces together? First slicing them into thirty bits, pinning the bastards in about a dozen places and filing them down to hide stretching before we even get to that phase



And with some arms then:




But, that isn't right. Ye need some gear on you, you blighters. Pockets, packs, ammo, grenades and all sorts of dangly whatnots are going to feature prominently in this army when it inevitably gets finished in 2068 (perhaps).



Checkin' out mah Pokemon GO!: Pidgeotto Boogaloo:



Chucking grenades is always useful, though the guy probably needs to have the bolter too. Lying on some broken masonry, when the base gets done, perhaps?



The second vexilla.



Melta babe.



Plasma gunner.



Basic joe. I personally really like the skull-like visage he's got, especially when taking into account the intimidating effect his scaled height has.



The first sarge. Man this guy is brutal in BaC, his chainsword-powered rampage rips through normal marines like paper when combined with the vexilla's rerolls.



Some heavy ammo there. The melta bomb without the handle is one of my favourite bits, fits about anywhere as some sort of storage device.




Run, Forrest, run!




Just pew pew.



Death Guard doesn't afraid of anything. Forwards!



This one feels pretty sweet to me, calm yet menacing. My diabetic lady is ever so kind as to produce lots of insulin related trash, some of which are very well suited to new life as spare magazines for this heavy bolter.




Some evasive manouvering there, dodging those bullets.





Surveying the battlefield.



Sarge Fist.




Not sure what this guy should lean on. Debate rages on a year later.




"Get douwn if yoo want ta live!"



First paints on, going for a bit more worn and sandy theme here. These paints are not by any stretch of the imagination final, but all I had time for in those two weeks as I had to get the miniatures on the demo table in a convention. Now, in 2017, when I get to it, they are all going to get more leaks in them, armour is getting scratched and chipped, gold parts will be highlighted, armour will get weathered by the dusty radio-active hell they operate in, weapons get more details and legion decals get put in place. Perhaps this blog will motivate to further that goal









Then, something a bit more recent: a sudden burst of activity and in two evenings I made a start for the terminators. And boy do Death Guard love them some terminators.



From left: normal marine, scaled up marine, Space Hulk termie, scaled up termie sarge. As the termie legs are much longer than the tacticals' already, I didn't really feel any need to lenghten those. After all, these are pretty much the same men but in bigger suits. So, I thought it better to mostly pump up the mass sideways, but to get more pleasing proportions I did again put a piece of sprue between the legs and the torso.





I kitted the sarge with an old plastic soldier's MG as a communication antenna and exchanged his huge spade of a sword for the more sleek tac sarge blade. Which is pretty sweet sculpt, I dare say. These cataprachtii also have a boatload of things to carry and since I found a bunch of old kasrkin backbags from my bitzbox, I decided to give them all cute little manbags for their belongings. Since we are Death Guard, we obviously need some exhausts and pipes too, so I fitted them with old smoke launchers as the beginnings of alchemical pipe arrays on their backs. More to come when I get to it, adding cables, breathing apparatus and other DG-trappings to them.

Mr. Flaming Death Man, with a (barely visible) extra bottle of flamer juice in the back.




Some unchained chains and wicked claws here. Man do I love these cataphractii claws, totally badass.










Well, that's a start. Comments and suggestions are welcome, citizens. Perhaps even appreciated

I have some plans in mind for the next tactical team, which could include setting up communications and lots of cable...


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/02/11 04:15:08


Post by: RiTides


Wow - it's extremely impressive! The first WIPs look like madness ensuing, and the later pics only confirm it, but the end result is awesome! 32mm bases really make the "lengthened" marines look just right

Only minor quibble - I dislike Roman-esque garb on my space soldiers from another universe. It's only on the sergeants, and probably relevant to the chapter, but darn it I get a quibble don't I


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/02/11 04:30:32


Post by: Asmodai_00


I'm happy to see a true-scale project actually getting to the "large number of painted models" stage!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/02/18 22:04:36


Post by: Sherrypie


Dabblin' continues, some more things like rebreathers on the termies and basing tests this time. One inspiration for this project has been a fluff piece from the early black books of Forge World, where the still loyalist legion plunges through a rebelling system's space defences, crashes a battleship on top of their capital, proceeds to murder everyone and then tear all the cities on the planet down before hunting down every last one of the fleeing traitors in the irradiated atomic wastelands of the planet as a warning to others. Thus, dust and broken masonry inbound as the project rolls onwards.



Sarge and his new tubing:



Mr. Claws now has some pneumatic tubes going into his grenade harness, ripped off from a Chaos Marine's backpack:




Same backpacks also worked wonderfully as a source for breather grills:



And boy did they just beg to donate their mid-sections to bulk out the pipes at the cataphracts' backs:







The buggers are almost ready to get painted, if I'd ever have time for that

Then again, I also have this lil' fella pressurizing me to get him done in time for that priming...



C&C very welcome, lads!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/02/19 11:44:08


Post by: Sherrypie


Oh bloody hell with Google and its picture service... Links should be working now, amirite?

RiTides and Asmodai_00: madness is indeed a proper word for this project, as it is eventually going to grow into a full fledged footslogging legion of several hundred miniatures, though it might take a while


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Dreddy got some love today, sadly the pictures got a bit overlit. Since DG's creed is the ability to do everything with well-prepared infantry, I figured the Contemptor is going to double as a battlefield tractor from time to time, thus the hook on his back. You never know when your brother's Rhino has to be dragged out of the ditch and back into your lines.

Also bugger you, GW, your horribly stiff sculpt ain't going to keep this guy from getting some dynamic action





His arms will probably be separate until I paint them, so he can hoot his wrestling victories 'til then



Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/02/20 12:34:56


Post by: RiTides


You are just prolific, and man, I really love those terminators! Hope they get something special for paint too


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/02/20 14:03:53


Post by: evildrcheese


These are looking great, some really top notch customisation.

EDC


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/02/21 02:08:50


Post by: Sherrypie


 RiTides wrote:
You are just prolific, and man, I really love those terminators! Hope they get something special for paint too


Thanks, it's kinda hard not to make these when they take up all the space on my table and prevent me from doing any academic work

Which means it's time to put something on display again!

I was wondering what to make of BaC's termie captain when I stumbled onto some unused Grey Knight bits, including a narthecium, which led to me rummaging through some tartaros bits and cutting the poor sod up. So, here we have the beginnings of a Primus Medicae, as one simply can't have enough apothecaries in the XIV legion. Gotta give those poor terminators some FnP-love too, fragile as they are
Random unscaled marine for scale, ironically.



I've also created some heavily home brewed grenade launchers, so some Grave Wardens may or may not be inbound sooner than later...


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/02/21 04:34:50


Post by: ghostmaker


Love it cant wait to see more!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/03/27 21:36:36


Post by: Sherrypie


Amidst the darkness of teaching physics and writing research plans there isn't always time to crank out some miniatures, but when there is... This time in Death Kino it's Grave Warden time.

There are loads of different grenade launchers out there but I had none, so improvising was once again in the cards. I figured the gas grenades these guys use can't be too large, probably about bolt sized as they have to carry and use them in large volume over prolonged times, so the guns used are not using the largest of calibers. Other than that the theme of "be prepared" continued and the guys are loaded up as usual, up to the point that every one of them has a side arm and a knife. Just in case your grenade launcher jams up, your chainfist refuses to rip and tear and you just have to find a way to open your tune can. Being Grave Wardens, these guys have extra vents on their shoulders to better spray corrosive toxins on their foes (the green stuff is actually much smoother in real life, it just photographs pretty sharply late at night, when it still has some grease on it from the sculpting). Bases and some more tubing to follow, especially on the trio that have poison canisters on their backs, but other than that I think they are done.

Which means that I now have about 20 tacticals, a centurion, 10 termies and a dreadnought built, enough for some Zone Mortalis action! Me and one of my mates have already began the steps of building our own 3d space ship interior for some hot marine on marine boarding action...

But before that there is one final confrontation, the painting! *dramatic drum beats* That will probably start to happen within the next month or so, we'll see. Anyhoo, pics ahoy!

















Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/04/15 22:35:45


Post by: Sherrypie


Yo-ho, a small update on this rad-blasted front seems to be in order. I based my terminators after basecoating them, perhaps the rest of the colours will also follow one of these days. I'm personally very pleased by how the conversions look, now that they meld with the rest of the miniature under the paint. Really wouldn't want to bump into these guys on the streets at night.

Given the brutal, attrition based style of warfare we in the Guard aim for, I needed some sort of rubble to be crushed underfoot. Thus I decided to go with piles of smashed concrete, tons of bricks, torn and bent steel beams and what-nots one might expect when his city is torn asunder. I apologize for the low quality of pictures, I really ought to get a lightbox for proper photographing. Or just stop taking the pics at night

Anyhoo, the bases will mostly be very strictly sepian in their tone, as befits my idea of irradiated ruins amidst raging sandstorms, dying as much as the very world around them under Death Guard's relentless alchemical assault. I imagine the whole army looking like something out of an old and worn photo, with only few specks of colourful life here and there while they march on, like ghosts in the light of day.



Legion Terminators



Grave Wardens



Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/04/16 19:49:33


Post by: Sherrypie


Dang it with these newfangled systems and their restrictions on sharing links

Well, maybe it works now. I hope.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/06/10 08:12:40


Post by: Sherrypie


Ahoy!

Been a while, but this week I've started to work on the terminators. Currently they are maybe half-way done, but I thought I'd still share some preliminary pics as they start to find their shape.



Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/10/15 10:47:11


Post by: Sherrypie


Beyond the grave, my Unbroken Blades!

Now that I've actually had about the first weekend after Summer when there was nothing critical to be done, it was painting time. Tacticals have had some mud splattered on 'em and termies got done. The camera is still a potato and eats all the colours, one of these days I'll probably invest some time in a proper background and lighting. But that is not this day. This is the day when I'm a happy little blighter and as I'm flipping through the new Death Guard codex, it feels nice to actually have a fluffy 40k 'dex once again. Yeah, 40k, not 30k, as that's the way local meta goes. Still, I feel this codex is really fun for our still loyal, undaunted bunch of mass murderers with their unrestricted use of biological, chemical and rad weapons of war spilling mortal wounds and debuffs everywhere. Won't be using any daemons and bam, Echoes of Eisenstein are ready to roll.


All the buggers thus far:








Termies-of-all-trades:







Grave Wardens, which will eventually be spread around squads as weapon specialists in the future:






Primus Medicae, or in the grimmer and darker future, a Termie Centurion.




Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/11/12 18:52:04


Post by: Sherrypie


Now that I've gotten some games of 8th under my wings, there was a definite need of more armour on the field. My pal plays mostly Guard, which means there's Russes aplenty and I think I might need some tanks of my own to not be the only one who forgot to bring warmachines to a knifefight. So, I dug up a Rhino, a Predator and a Land Raider my cousin gave me some years ago from the dusty depths of Mt. "will be done someday" and got to work. One simply cannot leave models untouched, just can't.

Anyhoo, Rhino was the first to get painted and one mud-splattered afternoon later, here it is:





With mandatory towing hooks and cables too, of course, in case somebody needs a tractor and not an APC. An armoured tractor, even?



Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/11/12 20:58:02


Post by: Meph


Oh man, such a brilliant job on truescaling those minis. The scale looks great, but the poses are awesome!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/11/12 21:50:52


Post by: Sherrypie


 Meph wrote:
Oh man, such a brilliant job on truescaling those minis. The scale looks great, but the poses are awesome!


Thanks mate

There's a whole lotta more coming when I get around to them, I got like 70 mk IV and III guys worth of bitz lying in wait, three or four dreadnoughts, some more tanks and what not. But the part that excites me the most right now are some 70+ Perry miniatures WW II germans, which will be used as my cultists / auxiliaries, and since they are pretty realistic in proportions, they work as a lovely contrast for the huge marines

... which means I have my hands full of converting things for the rest of eternity. Bugger.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/11/13 00:05:30


Post by: kestral


Great stuff! Your scaling works really well - I 'll be interested to see how it works with the germans. Usually 40K works like crap with perry type historicals, but I think you might pull it off as you say. I wasn't sure about the basing but it looks great when finished.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/11/13 01:07:41


Post by: Zid


Those are cool as hell man. Keep up the great work!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/11/24 20:00:57


Post by: Sherrypie


Pumpin' some more iron, Predator is ready to roll out just in time to claim its first kills next weekend. This one was a bit tricky, as it was given to me as an already built hand-me-down without any sponsons and required some other surgeries too. Especially the left side, which has a huge iron sheet as a tank bandaid and required some trickery to even hold a sponson.





Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/11/30 23:04:40


Post by: Sherrypie


As promised, the legion is getting some reinforcements in: our morbid fellows are bolstered by their meeker compatriots, eager to bear their part of the burden on the all-consuming fields of war. Enter the culti... brave guerrilla warriors, who'll get the enviable job of rushing to objectives and sitting tight, trying not to explode in the artillery fire while the big boys go hurt things.

First 30:



Perry miniatures are undeniably slender and less buff than GW's, but they are similar in height to their normal humans. And don't look like they've eaten steroids since they were six, like normal Cadians. I personally like it that way, as it also makes the marines look all the more intimidating monsters that they are, when their bulk really shows in contrast. With normal Cadians and jazz it often looks like power armour is made of paper, whereas against these laddies' clothes it looks properly thick and sturdy. And hey, they can use the legion's leftover guns as heavy stubbers



I'll add some razor wires and other things before basing, but the biggest question remains: helmet spikes, yes or no? I'm tempted to go yes, buuut...


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2017/12/13 15:46:55


Post by: Sherrypie


All right then, a week of erratic painting later and puff, suddenly there's 30 eager if a tad unhinged fellows on my desk. I'll take better pictures later, when I find time and a better backdrop that doesn't eat up all the pixels (one of my spouse's skirts has proven very good at that, as the tanks above can attest).

All 30:





For comparison from left, a non-scaled marine, a scaled legionnaire and a scaled termie showing the little people why TDA truly is a walking tank.



Onwards, for Terra and Mortarion!



Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/02/19 12:14:17


Post by: Sherrypie


Up from the depths once more!

This time I've been avoiding real work and exercises in astrophysics by cobbling together some terrain. My partner has diabetes, which tends to produce quite a bit of plastic waste, so in the spirit of recycling and saving the planet yours truly decided to turn it into some heavy gear. With some plywood, bad equipment, cursing and procrastinating these came to be and are now usable in all sorts of games. I had a boring morning and wrote Zone Mortalis rules for 8th just for giggles, perhaps I can try these out with them next weekend.

From this...



... to these. Some are unfinished, though, like the grey canisters, pipes sitting on my window and whatnot. Still undecided how I should do the bases, leave them abstractly black or try to emulate the grey-bluish metal on the Calth tiles...































On the Death Guard front, I managed to get me some Deathshrouds from Forge World. It'll be interesting to see how they'll shape up when I get to them, for they too must be mutilated and built again before they can join my ranks. And gosh those scythes are delicate, it seems like a small wonder they survived this far without snapping!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/02/21 11:34:31


Post by: Sherrypie


More paint on the grey ones. This time I tried my hand at painting scratches and chips in addition to the flaking rust. Easy steps, as these cuts easily look too cartoonish for my tastes. Just a brown line, with a dark grey line partly on top of it, with a lighter grey line partly on top of that to look like reflecting light. Opinions?





Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/03/02 09:30:31


Post by: Sherrypie


Entirely by accident I ended up throwing some money to my hobbies, as some nice fellow was selling his Deathshrouds. Being the chronic dabbler that I am, not even these could be spared from rough cutting and restructuring. Or from getting an abdomen. It is funny how much the normal marine physiology resembles a cross between a gorilla and a ball.



Curious to see how they'll perform eventually, given how overcosted they are in the Death Guard codex while also suffering from mere two Wounds. Should be three, me'thinks, as they are slow as molasses and lack any meaningful shooting. Then again, they could be very interesting in Zone Mortalis with proper support characters.


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And apparently this afternoon was otherwise productive too, as El Capitan chose to get done too. As this is a loyalist force, he's not going to be Typhus himself, but it's nice to have a manreaper lord hanging around in case I wnat to play a Lord of Contagion or counts-as Typhus one of these days.

Also, geez the original FW pose for this guy is bad. I can't for the life of me figure out how you could make him look good without slicing him up. Which I'd do anyway, so no biggie there








Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/03/05 14:12:22


Post by: Sherrypie


Scythes and brushes be swingin', as the Contemptor marches to war. Having tried more scratches and dents in the armour, this will probably be the way forward. I like the beat up and muddy look, but since Death Guard doesn't really have paint to chip and power armour is ceramite which doesn't really rust, it gives me the opportunity to have peace of mind and decent wear and tear

It might not be too easy to see, but the chest roll says "augusta per angusta", honour through difficulties. As is just and proper.














Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/03/18 18:12:18


Post by: Sherrypie


Tally ho, projects are go.

Herr Kapitan has been painted and will probably ruleswise operate as a Lord of Contagion (which is laughably bad) or Typhus (who is sadly a traitor) on the field. Sigh, why can't they just allow Manreapers on normal Chaos Lords... This time I tried to make the green parts a bit more subtle than they were in the Contemptor, though I've also tweaked him a bit since the earlier pictures. Also, since pictures taken with a potato aren't nice to look at, I bashed together a little light box from a candy box. Truly, it makes all the difference.


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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/03/18 22:12:00


Post by: Big H


What a nice project to stumble upon !

You , Sir have done everything I was planning to do but couldn't quite find time for !

Subb'd


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/03/18 23:00:09


Post by: Sherrypie


 Big H wrote:
What a nice project to stumble upon !

You , Sir have done everything I was planning to do but couldn't quite find time for !

Subb'd


Thanks mate!

Somehow with time, I've noticed that I get more miniatures done when I ought to be doing something else entirely. Like work

Although as the project rolls onwards I find it takes a lot less diddling about to get a squad up from the scratch. Unified looks help, got a pattern down by this point. Which is why it's always fun to think about new shinies yet untouched, like whence do I scratch my upcoming Scorpius from or what will my non-nurgly Drones be like.

Also, anyone have any ideas about the working principles of Soulburners? I'm contemplating making another Contemptor, this time with dual chainfists and Soulburners for a nasty tankbuster and it got me wondering: what would the non-chaos worshipping weapon be like? I'm picturing some chemical containers and radiation signs bolted on the fists, but not sure yet.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/04/02 17:36:17


Post by: Sherrypie


Time for some more terrain it seems.

I built a bunch of stuff maybe a year ago at the club, but didn't find time to paint them until now. Still a bit of a rush job, but works pretty well I think. It was also really fun to try using posters, weathering those was simply delightful.

Arska and Pera for scale, taking you on the tourist trip to our friendly local bunker tour which just might end up at an angry caretaker's face. And at the wrong end of an assault cannon, whoops.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/05/11 19:24:14


Post by: Sherrypie


Been a while since I posted here, but this week saw some more building going on. I was bummed about my lacking collection of fortifications and siege equipment, so after a small rummage in the kitchen I discovered that some dairy products came in very handily scaled packages. I had also been wondering for some time how to incorporate insulin tubes somewhere, as they make pretty rad artillery pieces, so...

Today I got the turrets of the famed Arla pattern painted

Then, to the bunkers!


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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/05/13 04:58:20


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Great blog, I love the WWII guard, and recycled terrain.

Posters are ace too!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/05/13 06:57:08


Post by: Sherrypie


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Great blog, I love the WWII guard, and recycled terrain.

Posters are ace too!


Thanks Kid

Recycling is the word of the day, 'innit? Helps with the trash, saves the planet and allows one to buy more plastic crack later on... #TitanicusHype


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/05/17 16:34:23


Post by: Sherrypie


To the bunkers, then! Test piece C3 is done and while I might still add water lines or dead vegetation in flock form over it in the future, it is now sufficiently good looking to get on the table this weekend. Only problem is painting five more like it before Saturday

*gets back to swinging the brush*

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/07/01 14:24:30


Post by: Sherrypie


Hum dum.

It is funny how the greatest urge to fiddle with things comes when one cannot do so. Here I am at CERN for the whole summer and my modeling projects languish at home on the other side of the continent, bwah! Well, at least I have time to think about what I want to do when I get back to the frozen wastelands of Finland from this horrid heat.

Destroyers! The current Death Guard codex for 40k let's plague marines go pretty nuts with weapon customisation, so obviously I also need pure melee loadouts with axes, chainswords, picks, maces, scythes and what not, supported by alchemical flamethrowers and phosphe... I mean biochemical grenade volleys from hell. I've been thinking about mk III armour for those troops, as it was the thickest and most protective choice when boarding or assaulting entrenched positions.

Here's some sketches on the look I'll be going for.


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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/07/03 11:20:52


Post by: monkeytroll


Great blog Some nice conversions, sensibly thought out, and lovely use of scrap for terrain.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/07/03 21:39:03


Post by: Sherrypie


Thanks!

Aim is to leave no model unconverted, or it wouldn't really be my very own and personal army.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/08/31 22:24:01


Post by: Sherrypie


Hello Dakka, long summer no see. It was exciting to work at CERN but boy is it nice to be back at home again, away from the constant 30 C heat. And at my work table!

Having barely gotten out of the plane, I went and dropped all the cash to get Adeptus Titanicus GME. Gimme dem sweet God-Machines, yo, I need them yesterday! So that'll take over this blog for a while.

I'm going for a sinister, archaic legio with autumnal colours. Lots of browns, red and bonelike parchments. The first Warlord is a bit regal, whereas the second will be a walking ossuary that instills mortals with an acute sense of their passing insignificance. Moar inbound as we get to the green stuff phase

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/01 14:00:07


Post by: Sherrypie


Sculpting trudges on, pretty proud of that skull on the shin guard.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/01 14:30:48


Post by: Zid


Fantastic work here! Keep it up


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/01 17:53:15


Post by: Sherrypie


 Zid wrote:
Fantastic work here! Keep it up


Thanks, intending to!

The base will be a little diorama, as this little guy stands in awe before the God-Machine, having dropped his gun on the ground.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/06 14:30:22


Post by: Sherrypie


First titan base getting some paint. Painting roads is surprisingly fun

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/06 20:01:41


Post by: Sherrypie


And so begins the work on the plates. Trying out some red as a spot colour ala old Blanche paintings.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/06 21:13:02


Post by: Zid


Love that base man, so awesome!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/07 21:08:35


Post by: GMSchofield


Those marine conversions are just incredible, I am in awe. Bravo.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/15 16:33:45


Post by: Sherrypie


Thanks fellas!

Also, I might have made mistakes in my life. I started doing the titans' metals with NMM out of the blue without prior experience... This may get weird.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/16 14:50:55


Post by: Sherrypie


Never forget the leg day.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/20 10:14:30


Post by: Sherrypie


The trim, all the trim...

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/20 12:17:58


Post by: Sherrypie


Bit by bit she comes together. *sigh* If only one had more hours in a day...

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/09/30 11:36:45


Post by: Sherrypie


Damn this thing takes time, the Warhounds are almost upon us and I'm still dillying about the first machine

At least the end result will be pretty, when we'll eventually reach it in 2030...

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/02 11:10:39


Post by: Sherrypie


Damage and weathering to go, otherwise the body is about done. Just the weapons then

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/03 17:07:32


Post by: Sherrypie


Ho boy, it's time: Legio Favilla walks! Tremble before the Ashen Gods!

Finally the first titan is done. Well, in the sense that it's reasonably table-ready and I should get the others to the same point before spending yet more hours on freehanding the banners and so forth. I'm reasonably pleased with the NMM for a first try, the rest should be quicker now that I actually have an idea about what the hell I'm doing.

Some knights next, then, got to get things ready for a game in ten days

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/03 17:54:02


Post by: Tyranid Horde


That colour scheme is gorgeous, very well done and I love the base! The NMM looks good too, I should try that at some point...


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/03 21:27:18


Post by: Sherrypie


 Tyranid Horde wrote:
That colour scheme is gorgeous, very well done and I love the base! The NMM looks good too, I should try that at some point...


Thanks! I had fun trying to evoke that baroque blend of red and browns, heavy shadows and stark metals with a reasonably limited palette.

Also, bases might just be the best thing about this scale, really let's one to have small dioramas there.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/04 00:55:36


Post by: Commander Cain


That titan looks incredible! The whole colour scheme just blends together so well, very regal looking

Great work on the base as well, though I do feel sorry for the poor guy's apartment that just got turned to rubble!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/04 05:17:35


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


Cracking scheme and excellent execution, as you say that red and brown almost reaching black at points is really fitting for the Titans. The broken pavement, building and figures for scale are brilliant as well. Have you got a Warlord lined up and any intention of getting some Warhounds?


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/04 05:53:16


Post by: Sherrypie


ListenToMeWarriors wrote:
Cracking scheme and excellent execution, as you say that red and brown almost reaching black at points is really fitting for the Titans. The broken pavement, building and figures for scale are brilliant as well. Have you got a Warlord lined up and any intention of getting some Warhounds?


Thanks!

Yeah, the second Warlord and six knights are primed and waiting for the weekend. There's also three Reavers in their boxes, not yet built, and I'm going to order at least four Warhounds in a few days. It's nice to have a game with so few models yet enough variety to still carry itself ruleswise.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/07 20:45:28


Post by: Sherrypie


And knights we go! A weekend's worth of effort and ready they are, sans some small details here and there (like pipes, banners and such).

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/22 17:59:49


Post by: Sherrypie


Well blimey if it isn't time to base some titans instead of being productive.

Got to try some splashy effects with that pool of the Warhounds step into :3

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/24 16:37:51


Post by: Tyranid Horde


The bases look like a great start, if they're anything like the previous ones you've done I can't wait to see them done!

The water effects is something I'm keen on seeing, bases with water are always something I'd like to try.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/25 18:55:41


Post by: Ketara


I know you're all over Titanicus now, but I loved seeing the True Scale stuff; especially next to the more normal sized Perry models. Genuinely grand, top quids, next round on me.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/10/25 19:10:09


Post by: Sherrypie


 Ketara wrote:
I know you're all over Titanicus now, but I loved seeing the True Scale stuff; especially next to the more normal sized Perry models. Genuinely grand, top quids, next round on me.


Thanks mate! Worry not, they aren't forgotten though it might take me a while to get back in that business. Titans have indeed elbowed their way to the top of the queue, but I'd reckon I'll get them done (for the time being) before Christmas and can then also expand the XIV a bit. I've gotten a bunch of badly mauled Rhinos that await rescuing, either to more battlefield taxis for the upcoming Destroyers or as Scorpius artillery, and have been eying some terminator legs for more beefy characters like Blightspawns or Biologists. In this case they'll of course be the more unhinged parts of the Destroyer corps more than crazed demonological alchemists, but for the opposition the result is still the same.

Now if we could only get phosphex in 40k...


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/07 22:30:40


Post by: Sherrypie


Quick WIP snap, one evening of painting on the 'Hounds gets torsos mostly done. Aim is to get them ready for the weekend, we'll see how that goes.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/08 22:19:31


Post by: Sherrypie


Two evenings down, one left before game. *deep inhale* I can do this.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/09 18:56:21


Post by: Sherrypie


Third night, sadly fatigue hits in and I must concede: the three others aren't going to get their chrome legs before Saturday. Bugger. Well, they're table-able at this point so bleh, legs, transfers and weathering shall wait till next week.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/18 17:09:14


Post by: Sherrypie


Raaah! Fifth session has been finished and they are done! Done I say! ... done I say and retreat to the corner muttering about how the scroll work remains undone until the blighters have earned them on the battlefield and how the water effect is still going to dry transparent and get higher sprays to show the mass of the engine and...

Bah! Pretty much done anyway to the point where I am damn satisfied with them and the fact I'm still not a shaking, nervous wreck after all that trim.

So, joining Warlord Iudex Ultionis, the just and all-powerful Judge of Vengeance, we have:

Edax Rerum, Devourer of All like time itself.
Occisor Spesi, the unescapable Murderer of Hope.
Echo Dolorum, the Echo of Sorrows that rings over the land.
Cineres Immensi, the Vast Ashes are all that remain from those who dared to oppose their doom.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/21 21:07:14


Post by: Sherrypie


AT train has no brakes, now it's time to get a legal maniple, so... Reaver time! Ruina Superborum, Fall of the Haughty, shall be the first with its double fists to give a little shakeup to the roster.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/21 21:28:07


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Lovely set of Warhounds, really nicely painted. Keen to see that Reaver painted up!


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/23 16:06:20


Post by: Sherrypie


 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Lovely set of Warhounds, really nicely painted. Keen to see that Reaver painted up!


Thanks!

Second session with the Reaver, mainly detailing the metal skeleton and plotting where some colours should go (as well as trying to avoid having to start with the trims...). I think this blighter should have some checkers on its knee, possibly on the shoulder shield too. We'll see where the inspiration goes when I get that far.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/26 15:53:53


Post by: Sherrypie


Oh yeah, just four sessions and this cute little murder-machine is done!

Ruina Superborum, Fall of the Haughty, joins its kin at the front, ready to RIP AND TEAR! I didn't bother magnetizing the arms, as one just has to have at least one dedicated double fister in the force. Carapace weapon is swappable, though, if one would like to run something else than the one-shot wonder of overcompensation that is the Warp Missile there. Like the turbolasers, pretending like it's almost capable of shooting something.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/27 18:37:00


Post by: Boss Salvage


Love your brown scheme, and warhounds are definitely my favorite of the AT sculpts. Awesomely enough you're headed toward just about the only maniple I'm interested in running, including the double fists

Great work all around, I'm content to live through your tinyhammer escapades


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/27 20:26:45


Post by: Sherrypie


 Boss Salvage wrote:
Love your brown scheme, and warhounds are definitely my favorite of the AT sculpts. Awesomely enough you're headed toward just about the only maniple I'm interested in running, including the double fists

Great work all around, I'm content to live through your tinyhammer escapades


Cheers, Boss!

I'm headed for all the maniples all day long, as I can run two or even three at the same time when I get these guys painted

My impulse buying trigger finger is itching, I don't really need a third Warlord right now, but the new one does hit the shelves before separate weapon sprues and I need plasma annihilators anyway...


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/29 20:49:47


Post by: Sherrypie


Hm, some impromptu Death Guard started while watching the latest Titanicus stream. I found some extra Rhino sides from my piles and started fiddling with them. This might turn into a Plagueburst Crawler or a Scorpius, depending how it starts to form. Also, first time with larger plasticard bits. Never too late to learn.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/11/30 20:34:22


Post by: Sherrypie


Scorpius it is, then, as I found a nice looking megabolter bit to fiddle with. Add some miscellaneous stuff, a metric ton of boltheads and a nice crew diorama for the backfield and bam, steel rain inbound.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/12/01 01:37:49


Post by: kestral


Those warhounds look brilliant - particularly as a group against the box backdrop. Brightened up my day - thanks!

I should get into titanicus.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/12/01 07:52:48


Post by: Sherrypie


 kestral wrote:
Those warhounds look brilliant - particularly as a group against the box backdrop. Brightened up my day - thanks!

I should get into titanicus.


You're welcome! And yes, you should, especially now as GW is putting out a very nice discount box with free warhounds...


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/12/01 19:12:58


Post by: Sherrypie


Now with a bunch of bolts and the driver's window:

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/12/07 22:02:17


Post by: Sherrypie


Yaharr, moar titans thar be about!

Or at least knights, accidentally bought some while browsing other stuff

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/12/10 13:45:54


Post by: Sherrypie


Test-building some Acherons.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/12/15 21:57:45


Post by: Sherrypie


These knights join the queue of stuff that's ready to paint, finally. Also, is that a sneaky little deathmachine for the XIV I see there among the larger ones? Why yes, I finally got me a Leviathan to play with~ :3

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2018/12/21 11:58:34


Post by: Sherrypie


The Leviathan is getting along nicely. Not sure if it needs something more, like cables. I quite like the sparse front and the backside is nicely packed as is. What's your opinion?

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/01/20 15:30:15


Post by: Sherrypie


New year, new tricks... Testing out painting with very runny paints as my darker green decided to die, as well as wrangling with my angst about the riddle of steel. For some reason steel just doesn't look right to me if done with my crappy metallics, whereas I really like rich gold with real metallics. Eh, we'll see how it goes.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/01/23 13:21:29


Post by: Sherrypie


Small steps between real life, first arm getting there (minus weathering, chipping and transfers that get applied as a whole at the end).

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/01/23 22:00:05


Post by: Sherrypie


Bleh, fourth (?) session over. Shaping up nicely, I'm kinda proud of the grav arm.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/01/24 18:31:39


Post by: Sherrypie


And finally it's done! Feeling pretty good after this one, marks something of a milestone in my painting skills when comparing it to the Contemptor or previous DG fellas. Especially considering I had to emergency CPR all my green paints back to life from their dehydrated hibernation, which resulted in them being nearly useless puddles of water

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/03/21 10:51:12


Post by: Sherrypie


Real life, why doeth you keep getting in the way of hobbying :/

Small teasers from the warp, however, as I got the idea stuck in my head about making a melee oriented counts-as force of worm riders ala Dune... We'll see how this develops.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/03/21 13:06:48


Post by: Boss Salvage


Unexpected!!

Love those great worms, good luck outfitting them with riders


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/03/21 15:35:43


Post by: Sherrypie


Thanks, Boss

The plan is to make a bunch of worms in different shapes and sizes, convert a bunch of Epic miniatures clinging onto them and drive them closer to hit the enemy with their worms. Reaper's worms are roughly similar in size to Titanicus Warhounds, though slimmer, and my vision is to run these guys as very melee oriented Hounds, toting Inferno cannons all day long (ie. vomiting on things) and crashing against others like the maveriks they are.

If I find properly large ones, they'll sport spotters on their backs for artillery that hangs further back (as Carapace guns are obligatory for bigger classes).

Of course Doom of Molech teases some rules for great beasts to throw dirt in my gears, gah


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/03/21 17:41:40


Post by: Boss Salvage


Are you saying you're looking for more, bigger purple worms?? Pretty sure I've tracked some of these down before, but here's some options:

https://www.amazon.com/Minis-Purple-Worm-Dragon-Queen/dp/B005MUAH1A (Do not pay that much!)

https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=purple+worm&dwh=1005c93cad2b4fe7 (3D print files)

http://chestofcolors.com/giant-purple-worm/ (Beautiful huge sculpt, do want. This is a D&D Collector's Series Purple Worm)


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/03/21 18:40:04


Post by: youwashock


That idea sounds completely awesome. Have you considered Goremaw? Also available in Bones. He's a big'un.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/03/21 19:21:29


Post by: Sherrypie


Goremaw looks nice and all, but I'm leaning towards more worm-y look I think. The sandworms of Dune never felt heavily armoured to me, the carapaces are aesthetically off for this purpose in my eyes.

These Dholes are reasonably awesome and more about flesh and hide than plates of chitin (not my picture):


If only I could get my grubby hands on some :(

Depending on how the winds blow, I might end up just straight up sculpting some.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/03/25 16:56:59


Post by: Sherrypie


In other news, I accidentally trees... 50 of 'em, in fact. Got to ruffle them about a bit at some point so their branches look a bit more natural, but it's nice to get some variation on our usually urban or desert styled boards.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/04/08 17:37:17


Post by: Sherrypie


Nothing major happening on the modeling front, but while hyping myself up for an upcoming game I got more trees and made some explosions out of tea lights (that refuse to photograph nicely, bweh). This naturally led to playing around, that's what these things are for after all


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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/04/12 18:57:08


Post by: Sherrypie


There was an attempt at Man versus Hobby to not buy stuff... It failed. Finally found a relatively affordable source of barrels and stuff, also piles of dragon's teeth for prettier tables that actually do something for gameplay


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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/04/25 18:07:43


Post by: Sherrypie


Long time no paint, but finally, some time for the grind! First four hours of work with Aurora Terribilis, mostly basic colours at this point. Perhaps ready this week?

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/04/25 18:10:53


Post by: youwashock


Sweet. Never can have enough big robots stomping around. Like that base, too.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/04/27 13:00:58


Post by: Sherrypie


Thanks, youwashock

Some progress, will not get it ready as work interferes for the next week, but soon anyway. Pretty happy with the weapons thus far.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/05/08 17:15:43


Post by: Sherrypie


Roight! Finally got some more painting done, as Aurora Terribilis marches to war. No more falling over mid-battle for you, mr. I-can't-be-glued-until-subassemblies-are-painted!

The carapace looks a bit weird as it got done the way it is after I managed to glue a magnet in the hole wrong way up and couldn't get it off anymore, but I like having bit of variation in the force (though it should be pretty obvious that missile pod is not really meant for this engine, I just painted it at the same time ).

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/05/08 18:40:14


Post by: youwashock


That's really cool. I love all the details and weathering. The weapons look especially good.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/05/08 20:15:01


Post by: Sherrypie


 youwashock wrote:
That's really cool. I love all the details and weathering. The weapons look especially good.


Cheers!

It's nice to work with these kinds of projects, where it takes forever to get the job done but where you can really go to town with all the little details. 90% won't even be noticed on the tabletop, but going "huh, that's neat" after picking the thing up for a closer look feels warm and fuzzy years later


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/07/22 19:43:16


Post by: Sherrypie


Something completely different! Social pressure required taking up the brush, four hours later we are open on the Deathshroud front. Quite happy with the guy, given how quick that was for me.

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Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/07/22 22:49:21


Post by: youwashock


Huh. I suppose he is titanic in his own way. Certainly looks cool.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/07/23 13:08:34


Post by: Boss Salvage


Love that scythe color, both the gradient and deviation from the theme


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/07/23 21:11:25


Post by: Sherrypie


Cheers lads. I like the result on the blade too (thanks, wet palette), the dull red doesn't scream POWER FIELD *ZAP!* but clearly is something in that vein even at a glance.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/07/24 21:40:49


Post by: Sherrypie


You know what, this thread needs something. Group pictures! It's been what, three years and I haven't done a proper shot of the whole detachment for shame?

Chronologically:

2016:
- Tactical squads (still unfinished, though )

2017:
- Terminators, the medicae lord
- Rhino, Predator, auxiliaries

2018:
- Contemptor, Typhus

2019:
- Leviathan, first Deathshroud

Let's get a proper camera this time. Avanti!





































I see a new challenger trying to enter the size comparison pic...


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/07/24 22:52:10


Post by: youwashock


That is danged awesome. So delightfully dirty.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/07/25 13:16:56


Post by: Boss Salvage


Size comp pic is brilliant

Speaking of building contrast into an army, love those cultists. Not hideously mutated pox-things or raving lunatics, but quasi-competent (yet still cannon fodder let's be real here) traitor guard. Nice contrasting green against the DG white too.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/07/25 16:02:02


Post by: Sherrypie


 Boss Salvage wrote:
Size comp pic is brilliant

Speaking of building contrast into an army, love those cultists. Not hideously mutated pox-things or raving lunatics, but quasi-competent (yet still cannon fodder let's be real here) traitor guard. Nice contrasting green against the DG white too.


Yeah, that one guy is like "yaaa boiis "

Thanks, the wee men are indeed fun in that aspect: they take on the same field as their astartes overlords, doing sort of similar jobs and so... until they attract any attention and fly apart in a rain of gore. But hey, nobody said it's a large portion of potential applicants that will ever make it so far they'll get a chance to join the legion proper (because of course we recruit by funneling recruits into the grind and checking if any live through hell, duh).

The green is very much inspired by this traditional protective equipment most Finns are intimately familiar with. It's good for rain, mud, nuclear accidents and foreign invasions, it'll be good enough for 6+ saves


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/07/27 03:33:47


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Very cool army. And really nice weathering.

-Rids


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/01 20:43:02


Post by: Sherrypie


Thanks Rids

On the frontlines, tol scale has become smol scale as the XIV finally take steps towards the glorious fields of 6 mm too (instead of being simply stomped on by titans)!

There's "some" stuff in my Epic pile, like ~300 marines, trio of Baneblades and a reasonable squat army swimming side by side with old eggy sentinels and beastmen, so my table is currently like this:



One evening of diddling around yielded some test results:



I had quite some angst over basing with these guys, as I really do like round bases the most but then the 40 x 10 mm strips are best in case I eventually get to play E:A but they tend to produce really monotonous looks. I had some 20 mm disks lying around and they looked nice... with three marines, max. But I really want to have five per base for fluff reasons and... argh. Then I found some other bases I had lying around, which are actually something like 44 x 20 mm or whatever, which is a tad over the suggested maximum for E:A but... Sod it, we're going with these as they look nice and let the minis have some breathing room, damn it! At least they'll work just fine with their intended purpose of playing the new Apocalypse with some sense of actual battles instead of an overcrowded mess

Some space is nice, as then I can do little things like this base where the sarge is aiming the defence cannon.



Though we're at 6 mm scale, there's no exception to the guiding philosophy of #ConvertEverything and thus I tried to slice some dynamism into these killerbots (probably counts as Contemptors on tabletop). Repositioned legs and fists, mostly. I'll take less potato-ey pics when they're painted




Personal favourite from this batch has to be the witch. Body of a tactical with one side gouged away, a staff from an imperial guard standard bearer and a head of a beastman on top of his armour for that dignified occult flair.




For the future I'm pondering how to make something useable out of those horrible land speeders. The seat part is reasonable and the front... thingy looks like I could take it apart for parts to make predators out of some rhinos... We'll see what comes out of those.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/01 21:22:05


Post by: youwashock


Beyond awesome. Each base is like a little diorama. Do you have any Terminators? I always loved the Epic Terminator models. And I bet you'd make them look fantastic.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/01 21:43:51


Post by: Sherrypie


 youwashock wrote:
Beyond awesome. Each base is like a little diorama. Do you have any Terminators? I always loved the Epic Terminator models. And I bet you'd make them look fantastic.


Thanks for the confidence, youwashock

Sadly I do not have any terminator models currently, but I might go and try the 3D printers at a local library at some point if this project gets going. I do however have some ogryns and squat hearthguard, which have piqued my interest as a possible source of mishmashed Cataprachtii... still, not nearly enough of those to fill the eight land raiders revving at the back. Then again, I've also considered if those old raiders would be better hacked apart and combined into four Spartans. Too much heresy to smash such vintage models? Potentially awesome?


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/02 18:33:20


Post by: Sherrypie


Epic adventures continue, this time in the form of armoured support.

So we had some killerbots, how about more?



I made some shooty dreads by removing the great ham-fists of doom from these robots and replaced them with ogryn ripper guns. The zippy guy with a fist received a knee surgery as well as a hip relocation.



Obviously we also need some tanks to fight tanks, so why not make some Predators? Bits come from all over, old land speeders and Titanicus Warhounds included



But there is one above others in Astartes armoury: the Land Raider. The OG model happens to be butt ugly, how to fix it while still staying true to the awesomeness that is the Land Raider? Answer: two Land Raiders (making up a Spartan)!



That one requires some stuffing on a later date, but otherwise it's just so much better use for those models.

Also, some more footsloggers.



Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/02 19:16:26


Post by: youwashock


The Predators and Spartan are some damn fine micro-modeling. Love it.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/03 17:27:52


Post by: Sherrypie


Bweeh, I ran out of superglue! The next 60 men will get their time soon...

Also, damn sawing those Raiders creates a ton of fine plastic powder. At least it's good for basing



Moar lords, slicin' and dicin' like there's no tomorrow.



A company needs a standard, which is also ruleswise cool in Apoc (Blightbringer ushers Death Guard forwards +2").



Getting there! When I get more glue, there's 100 marines, 10 dreads, 10 rhinos, 4 preds, 4 spartans, two lords, a witch and the standard bearer ready to march. That's a bit south of 400 Apoc points or 6000 40k points, which should allow for some swell gaming (especially when mixed with AT knights and God-Machines).



Now, if only I had terminators


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/05 18:09:12


Post by: Sherrypie


Tried to prime lil' guys but the spray died, bashed a big guy together for comfort

He'll be a Foul Blightspawn, or more accurately an old Destroyer veteran who has been handed some cans of ol' phosphex and shoved in the general direction of the enemy. Was fun to build, took maybe two hours.











Reasonably happy with the tartaros legs, might use them for other characters too since the termies themselves are bleh compared to cataphractii. But man, assembling those torsos gets weird.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/05 19:35:08


Post by: youwashock


That guy is a lot of fun. I dig the battle damage and weapon loadout.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/07 21:20:01


Post by: Sherrypie


Huh, more idle progress on the support character front.

I like Plaguecasters. Some psychic shenanigans are quite important, I've found. While the Echoes do share the XIV's original disdain for witches, they do utilize them more often than millenia ago, largely because of their isolationalist circumstances. Which naturally means more failed aspirants, some fleshchange victims and oooh is that an excuse to field Spawns in the future that I see... Anyway, here's a new addition from the librarium (with some stuffing happening on a later date, namely in the wrist and over the I-marks):





The real deal for me today, though, was this guy:



I AM. THE LAW! *whack! thud!*

I've always liked the idea of military police among the Astartes, keeping the unruly superhuman monsters in some semblance of order when they get too much into the thick of things or otherwise just behave like gakkers. I believe there was a pig-latin name for these guys during the 30k times, but cannot for the life of me recall what it was. In-game he'll be a Tallyman, pushing aggressively onwards with a melee squad of the more hotheaded brethren and occasionally cracking some skulls for good measure. He also gets a badge of rank, even if the XIV as a whole isn't too big on such embellishments





Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/07 21:45:00


Post by: youwashock


Dredd there is looking pretty awesome. He even has his badge and law book.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/07 21:51:26


Post by: Sherrypie


 youwashock wrote:
Dredd there is looking pretty awesome. He even has his badge and law book.


Yes, the book is very important. Hard to break a rookie in form if you can't also cite them what they did wrong THIS time. One of those pockets probably has a stash of parking tickets ready for handing, too


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/08 19:42:53


Post by: Sherrypie



Speaking of which, it seems Bio-Corporal Oprah and his "you get a 'nade! You get a 'nade! Everybody gets a grenade!" tour are ready to take off, but suddenly an ancient challenger appears from the depths of the bitz box...









Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/08 21:36:20


Post by: youwashock


Oh, man. That's an old one, right there. The latest kitbash is very cool. Lots of character.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/10 15:44:31


Post by: Sherrypie


It is indeed, older than I am

Also, adventures in 6 mm jog on, this time there's even paint!







"Ach, Hans, run! It's the tanks!"



Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/10 19:24:35


Post by: youwashock


It was then that the marine realised the enemy had discerned his greatest weakness: tiny tanks. And a bonus Magic reference.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/11 16:32:17


Post by: Sherrypie


And more paint. I'll probably add some bushes on the bases when I could bother, first I need to adjust my eyes back to normal









Phonecam doesn't do justice to the gradients here, might take proper pics when I get the army done. One week to the games, on to the infantry then. Bwee.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/12 19:45:08


Post by: Sherrypie


Phew, ALMOST a company done in a day. These still need a lot of highlights and details like powerswords and bushes on bases but such little concerns aside, I'm pretty satisfied with the pace




Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/13 01:59:04


Post by: youwashock


They looked awesome before. They look even better with paint on. Fantastic approach.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/13 11:51:39


Post by: Sherrypie


Cheers You, glad to hear it

Trundling onwards, now a bit brighter after highlighting the armours.






Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/15 00:07:12


Post by: Sherrypie


Roight, ye gits! Back to the front!



Done! Ish! I'm reasonably happy with these guys as it comes to getting them on the tabletop and not (yet...) spending the next month scribbling legion insignia on their pauldrons, painting trims and such frivolities. Which is good, as I'll be trying the new Apocalypse rules out against my buddy's Krieg this weekend and might still have to paint some buildings before that.

Here's the current 284 point force. Basically a truckload of marines get hauled forwards in the hopefully sturdy Spartans, jump out midfield spitting death everywhere, Spartans smash against their line (which they can really do in Apoc! Super-Heavies are not bogged by melee and since they use Hellforged rules, they actually know how to kill in melee ) shutting down those pesky Russes all while the dreadnoughts rain death from afar with lascannons. That's the plan anyway, let's see how horribly outgunned we'll be



The basing system worked like a charm, just look at this glorious flood of ceramite:



Changing from the potato to a real camera, I took some better shots from the ones already seen so you can now actually see something (like the gradient work on the dreads, pretty proud of that).








Newer work includes the first officers: lords, witches, standards etc.






Here's the main force, with a leader and a heavy weapon on each base. Damn these were fun to do and work with, so glad I didn't take the "five dudes in a parade formation" route.



























I'm especially chuffed by how well this project managed to capture the feeling I originally had with my truescale project: silent, ominous figures appearing from the rad blasted wastes, the whole thing looking like an old washed out photograph with barely any colour left. Would you say that comes across?

Thanks for looking!



Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/15 13:16:28


Post by: youwashock


Though they be but little, they are fierce.

Great work. I think you have accomplished your goal as far as the look is concerned.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/15 13:19:43


Post by: Boss Salvage


 Sherrypie wrote:
The basing system worked like a charm, just look at this glorious flood of ceramite:

I play Kings of War, and it's always fun to stack my unit bases together to form my very own little battlefield. And then you have the freaks who plan them all to actually interlock into a large scale diorama thing ....... Enough about KOW!

Your APOC crew looks really tight, I think the magic for me was that step when you passed through and picked out some details, which really popped the minis up from their rad-blasted bases. I'm excited to hear about your Krieg game, APOC in 6mm seems really fun (right right it's 'just' Epic ), particularly as I've been doing lots of scheming about APOC in 30mm and running into that damn $$$$ wall when it comes to really cool stuff.


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/15 16:09:29


Post by: Sherrypie


Thanks, both of you!

I've heard lots of good things about KoW. Not removing singular models is something I enjoy in massed rank and flank games.

I'll try to take some pictures and maybe write a report after the weekend, if things go as planned. I'm excited, this'll be fun


Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/18 10:44:11


Post by: Sherrypie


Tried the new Apoc for the first time, though with 6 mm armies. We played a ~250 PL match between Death Guard and Krieg, worked pretty swimmingly. The XIV took hold of the center field, held ground and racked up the victory points while the Krieg kept hammering them with their tanks. Much clamour was had in the middle. A full report coming later on, got to play a game or two more first today.





Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/19 13:21:49


Post by: Sherrypie


Battle report time, ~250 PL armies!

The first contact between Death Korps of Krieg 17th line korps, under marshall Karis Venner, and the XIV's 3rd mechanised,
led by captain-commander Erasmus, had ended with the mobile astartes claiming the area and gunning down all opposition as
the Krieg consolidated their still formidable armoured assets away from the confrontation. Much was learned in the clash,
such as the imposing nature of almost unstoppable Spartans and the fear of destructive if short ranged Demolishers.

* Krieg order of battle *

- Supreme commander marshall Karis Venner, along with his court of aides, medics and 4 squads of 10 infantrymen.
- 40 grenadiers in 5 Chimeras led by a field officer, towing two heavy stubber teams along.
- 6 heavy weapon teams led by a commissar.
- 5 mortar teams led by a commissar.
- 5 Leman Russes with battlecannons led by a vanquisher commander.
- 3 Leman Russes with demolishers led by a battlecannon commander.

All Krieg tanks are of robust make and have Ignore Damage (6+).

* XIV order of battle *

- Supreme commander captain Erasmus (Chaos Lord), leading 4 squads of 10 (plague) marines.
- 4 squads of 10 marines, led by a witch (Malignant Plaguecaster).
- 4 super-heavy Spartan transports with havoc launchers transporting the above two detachments.
- 2 squads of 10 marines, led by a biologist (Putrifier).
- 3 long range support dreadnoughts (Helbrutes) led by a lieutenant (Chaos Lord).
- 3 assault Contemptors with lascannons and soulburner fists.

All marine squads are equipped with two blight launchers.


Our second game turned out to be a raid, with both sides trying to strike through the opposing lines and raze their supplies.
The XIV was still on the attack and like rolling thunder, the 3rd mechanized entered the battle.

Objectives ringed with red, VP's awarded for controlling and destroying those on the opposing side.



First detachment, led by a plucky biologist, enters the soon to be nicknamed "House of Death" in the center of the field
as Contemptors rain lasfire on the faraway Russes.



Catching the Krieg line in a crossfire, the support dreadnoughts on the
right flank take position to bully the grenadiers' rides. This prompts the Krieg to move towards their right flank in an
attempt to bypass the marines' firing positions midfield and protect their important Demolishers until they are ready to
pound the Spartans to dust.



Midfield, Spartans rumble forwards and pour more lasfire into the flanking Chimeras, half of which explode midway spilling
men and flames everywhere. Return fire from the battlecannon Russes and heavy weapons lays low the squads occupying the
House of Death, leaving the biologist all alone in his tower. Despite losses, grenadiers push forwards through the flank
and speed to their objective, which they manage to take and burn to the ground despite a talon of Contemptors blowing their
rides open with deadly radiation.



The midfield starts crawling with marines as Spartans' ramps crash down under ceramite boots and bolter fire fills the air.
Marshall Venner sees his chance and urges his cohorts onwards to take the building in front of them before the astartes can,
leaving the XIV in the open for a crucial minute that allows the Russ squadrons to blow holes in their midst. This does not
come without cost as the lonely biologist calls an air strike on the Demolishers, taking most of the nearby infantry and
some command personnel to their grave on the side. Unceasing tank fire manages to down one Spartan, which crashes against
the tortured walls of the main building, shaking dead men down like leaves in the wind. More marines took position in the
House of Death, only to be gunned down like dogs by the autocannon teams in the woods while shooting apart some of the
Demolishers in their sights.



Uttering something horrible, the witch pulls out all stops and rampages through the Krieg forces with corrosive winds of
unearthly sickness, blasts apart brave footslogs with mind bullets and bends reality so that the three forward Spartans
blink forwards ready to roll the opposition under their tracks. Both tank squadrons are taken by some surprise and lose
valuable shooting time as the assault tanks from their nightmares are trying to capsize them by force. They try to fall back
as well as they can, taking positions by their own objectives but open themselves for the support dreadnoughts to pour fire on.
At the same time, the grenadiers take the fight to the enemy and charge, shovels in hand, against the Contemptors to tie them
down while their last Chimera bravely rushes deep into enemy territory to take the second objective in preparation. Their
commading officer, who due to much confusion though he was a commissar this far into battle, charges the lone biologist
in the House of Death and ultimately bests him, kicking his broken body down from a window. Orbital lasers sweep the tanks
and evaporate the commander of the mortar teams, who then in turn get wiped almost to a man by the anti-personnel rounds
from the Spartans nearby. Though it seems that the Spartans are next to untouchable, there is a loud cheer in the Korps
as the autocannons kick into overachieving gear again and pour hit after hit on the tank sitting on objective 1, slaying
the beast in a spectacular explosion that also greatly hinders their nearby Russes' survival. Captain Erasmus and his
remaining men charge the last sneaky Chimera, but do not manage to destroy it outright.





Before the poor machine can drive towards the last objective further away, it is surrounded and torn down.



The fighting in the Krieg's left heats up to its final crescendo. The last Russes blaze through their last moments under
dreadnought's fire but manage to almost wipe them out in return with the aid of the autocannon teams on the right side of
the field, but the objective is finally lost under the weight of XIV's wrath as bolt fire tears through the last remaining
mortar team and everything burns to ashes.



On the right flank, the last Demolishers have retreated to the final objective (having given up the midfield where the
infantry holding it was lost to bolter fire after the Spartans' rampage) but cannot hold their nerve under the fusillade
of lascannons coming their way. Krieg is now out of tanks and their morale is wavering, but the battle is not yet over.



Out of the burning wreckage of the last Chimera scramble two heavy stubber teams, coats blown to bits and packs aflame,
but with the gusto of the grenadiers and imperial steel in their hands manage to tear down the enemy commander! Erasmus is
wounded by the assault and as the last proper grenadier squad falls back from the Contemptors, the Krieg actually does have
more units near the objective, bringing the situation to an exciting 2-2 as we enter the final turn.



The final charge of the grenadiers is sounded through a dastardly Seized Initiative by the field officer, who charges the
marines from one side while the grenadiers plunge suicidally into the other squad, buying time for the now free heavy teams
to leg it at the double towards the third objective. At the same time there is a fierce firestorm from the witch and his
marines into the woods holding the last couple of autocannons, but they do not manage to cut their targets down in any
meaningful numbers as they swarm the final objective on their side of the board to prevent the charging Spartan from taking
it as it comes crashing down on the ragtag heroes defending it.

On the other side, the XIV see there is no victory to be had any longer and turn their remaining guns to ensure the grenadiers
won't be smiling in victory either. The marines on the ground slaughter their assailants while the trio of Contemptors turns
around to bathe the would-be arsonists in agonising gamma bursts before puncturing them with over the top lasfire. With a
harsh "KA-FREEEM!" sound and a whiff of burnt flesh, the heavy stubber teams are no longer.

As a final note to a bitter draw, marshall Venner (having already marched through a bombardment, weathered several salvos
of bolter fire and a Spartan assault that crushed the Demolisher's next to him) charges the final behemoth and drives his
power sword through its thick hide in a spiteful gesture of defiance.



Phew!

A 2-2 draw on objectives, with almost complete destruction of the Krieg forces at the end. Bloodied but unbroken, the guard
had only two officers and two autocannon teams left alive in the end while marines had lost about half of their forces in
total. 60 men, two commanders, two Spartans and two dreadnoughts were lost in the engagement. Being mechanized is a HUGE
boon in Apocalypse, as casualties are not taken until the end of the turn you can always get some way up the board and it can
deny your opponent a lot of fire as they don't have light targets available until turn two. Being able to actually get
somewhere helps, too

I'm really enjoying the system, though there are some wrinkles we'll settle among gentlemen anyway (like making it harder
to shoot characters, using some thematically fitting command cards on factions other than those specified, using hidden
Orders through the whole turn instead of revealing them all before acting etc.). I must paint more stuff in this scale for
variation, as my buddy was getting a bit demoralized by the near indestructable Spartans without having super-heavies of
his own to counter them. Well, it's easy to fix that hole given we both have Titanicus armies to go, too

Thanks for looking!






Sherrypie's forays to Tall Scaling - Death Guard, Titans and terrain (Testing Apocalypse 19.8.) @ 2019/08/21 11:59:24


Post by: Sherrypie


Back to building, then.

I needed a cheaper chaos lord to hang around my shooty marines for rerolls, so 'ere we go then. Captain-commander Erasmus joins the fray to lead his few, the happy few, this band of brothers. For he who stands with me today, shall forever be my brother.







Always wanted to use Kurtha Sedd's bits for some command figure, now they can finally hit the field. He'll get a proper base soon