Wednesday, April 26, 2017

B.E.A.S.T. Mode

Let's take a look at the first Hired gun for War of the Rats, our Shadow War: Armageddon league:

Bionically Enhanced Assault Servitor, Tactical

Hired Guns may be added to any Kill Team's roster following the rules for Special Operatives. A Hired Gun may be employed by any Kill Team, regardless of faction (life is cheap on the galactic frontier, and alliances shift frequently!).

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The B.E.A.S.T. was designed to track and subdue quarry in dense terrain. A horrifying fusion of man and machine, this assault servitor is surprisingly agile and has been outfitted with a full compliment of scanning technology to allow it to track its prey. It is relatively easy for a Kill Team to hijack the unit's controls, setting this unrelenting stalker on their foes.

Wargear: The B.E.A.S.T. is armed with two lightning claws.

Unrelenting Stalker: B.E.A.S.T. has the Evade and Infiltration stealth skills.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Instragrammatic Wards

While recording another episode of the Crew Shaken podcast last night, Tim and I chatted about the benefits of using an Instagram account to connect with the community. While I thought it over, my buddy Ian started an Instagram account for his comic collecting hobby. Taking this as a sign from the dark gods, I decided it's high time for headwound minis to join the 'gram —

follow headwoundminis on Instagram!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Crew Shaken

I recently had the opportunity to make a guest appearance on my buddy Tim's 40k podcast, Crew Shaken. I had a blast! Make sure you go check it out – Tim is an absolute professional (literally). Thanks for having me!

For those who did listen in on Episode 2, here's a little preview of the model I talk about in the opening segment.

eye hate freehand

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year!

Slowly, the shambling horde grows. Here's the first mini of 2017. Wishing everyone the best in the new year.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Where there's a WIP there's a way

Now usually I don't do this but, uh, go ahead and break 'em off with a little preview of the remix:

it's payback time

coming out of my shell

bonus: free hugs!

 I'm having a lot of fun with this one. This has been a very experimental project from me and I've picked up some new skills. It should also go a long way toward "modernizing" my miniatures collection so I can hang at competitive events. Next step: continue to restructure my army by completing units to field formations from Traitor's hate!

Friday, September 16, 2016

My Armor is Contempt

I lost track of the link, but my Contemptor made it into the official NOVA photostream. So that's what it's like to stare down the barrel of a Butcher Cannon, if you were wondering.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Nova '16

As always, the NOVA Open is the highlight of my gaming year. This year I got to try something a bit different, as Joe, Colin and I joined the NOVA volunteer team to run the Warhammer 40k Narrative tournament. While that meant less gaming overall, it was fun to peek behind the curtain and do our best to make sure the participants had a great time!

Colin and Joe dive into the terrain toybox
Tim, Carlo, and I also participated in the popular 40k Team Trios tournament and to our great surprise we claimed second place the army appearance track.
My favorite part, though, is catching up with my convention friends across the game table or in the lounge. Getting ready for the convention is always a big effort (to say nothing of the late nights, early mornings, and poor nutritional choices of the event itself) and you'd think some burnout would be natural. I always find, though, that talking with other gamers and seeing their enthusiasm and creativity has a rejuvenating effect. With that said, it's back to the painting table for me. Thanks for another great year, everyone!