The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)

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PostRe: Which Warhammer army...
by Iron Nan » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:36 am

There's a GW shop five minutes from me in a massive shopping centre but I don't give a toss, I never go in there except on the rare occasion when they release a new model I'm interested in and then only to look!

If you want to buy GW stuff, online is the only real option these days, these are my favourites, there are more out there.
http://www.waylandgames.co.uk/
http://www.darksphere.co.uk/
http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/
http://www.giftsforgeeks.org.uk/

If you're on a budget though and don't mind a little bit more work ebay is a goldmine for cheap GW goods, their core demographic is young kids who buy a shitload of stuff and then move on, their parents then throw all that stuff on ebay. Often it will be in a right state but you can pick up some great bargains and it's easy to break apart or just paint over a bad model.
Case in point I wanted some Meganobz to make my orks even more hard hitting, GW were charging £10 or something per figure at the time, I got four on ebay unassembled for about £9, a couple of arms were missing but it was an easy task to give em new ones. :D

As for paints and hobby supplies Vallejo are my favourites as I already mentioned but Maelstrom have a very large range of alternative paints/tools/supplies etc. Though with tools you can just go to any old model shop and get the basics for much less then GW. One more useful piece of knowledge for those starting out is that you don't need to buy model specific primer(s) for putting a base coat on your models, you can use bog standard car primer from Halfrords. :lol:

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PostRe: Which Warhammer army...
by Igor » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:37 am

I've never been interested in actually playing Warhammer, it looks incredibly boring and that's coming from someone who played D&D as a teen.

Painting and building models/terrain though? Loved it, until the prices started to get a tad stupid.

I'm getting the urge to dig my old stuff out again. :wub:

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PostRe: Which Warhammer army...
by Lagamorph » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:58 pm

Yoshimi wrote:Some of my attempts at customising / painting...

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Reading this thread is giving me the urge to get back into it. I move house in 6 weeks and will have more space for hobbies. I just wish there was a club in my town, the nearest is in Edinburgh, and it's a bit of a trek.

Wish I could paint anywhere near that good.

My best attempt at painting is this,
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Oh, and updated the thread title :D

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PostRe: Which Warhammer army...
by Garth » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:12 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Oh, and updated the thread title :D


Hell yeah! :mrgreen:

I've been buying some Hordes minis recently (specifically Legion of the Everblight) as I've heard really good things about Warmahordes. In almost 20 years of wargaming it's my first non-GW miniatures game and so far I'm impressed! Great idea to have the unit rules come with the models (though I see this is pretty widespread outside of GW games), and the books are of a high standard. For now I'm just focusing on getting minis I really like the look of, as some of the older sculpts look a bit naff.

I'm also currently looking into Firestorm Armada by Spartan Games to scratch my spaceship battles itch (used to have a BFG Chaos fleet).

BTW, if any of you are interested in Ogre Kingdoms for Warhammer fantasy, be sure to stop by my website: http://www.ogrestronghold.com

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PostRe: Which Warhammer army...
by kommissarboris » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:33 pm

Damageinc wrote:I got back into warhammer about 3-4 months ago. Currently got high elf and chaos warrior armies. While I like putting the models together and playing the games with them, I don't like painting them (probebly doesn't help that I'm really bad at it)


oh dear.

i sold 99% of mine on ebay or to kids in the store, who would pay more for painted stuff, lazy buggers.

tbh what put me off even more than the prices was the direction they have gone.

i mean, a campaign we would do, in store or at my old mates house (he was a GWS staff member, lost interest in GWS, lost interest in friend, all they play now days is battletech and i haven't the effort anymore).

gothic - for the battle in space before invasion of planet leading on to...
epic - for the early massive battles after planet fall to gain several objectives which would effect...
40k - for company sized games about indiviual objectives leading on to...
nercomunda - for squad on squad / plattoon sized actions which can lead on to....
inquisitor - character games.

now they've combined it all into 40k apocalypse which doesn't suit 40k, or epic imo and nercomunda, inquisitor and gothic have been forgotten.

ooooo 9 basilisks, thats a huge artillery section, then i think back to the epic days of 32 basilisks and walk out of the shop.

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by Donk » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:03 pm

Necromunda was an awesome game. I'm tempted to get a version of it again to play with the bros.

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by melatonin » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:06 pm

I would literally kill a man for a turn-based Necromunda strategy game in the style of Valkyria Chronicles. Working your way up the Underhive, customising a sweet Delaque gang with individual traits, weapons and injuries...

strawberry floating DO IT somebody.

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by Lagamorph » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:20 pm

I had Necromunda years ago when I was a kid, my parents got it for me for christmas one year. I did have a lot of fun playing it with my brother and I very almost got into Games Workshop stuff back then, but at the time I didn't really have the patience for learning the rules and was more interested in video games than tabletop games.
It was a great game though, I particularly loved the included walls that you could assemble in pretty much whatever way you wanted, way better than those towers and plastic pre-built buildings they sell now.

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by kommissarboris » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:22 pm

Donk wrote:Necromunda was an awesome game. I'm tempted to get a version of it again to play with the bros.


oh yeah, short of being their best game imo, so open ended and the experience system led you have really customised gangs.

we had a necro campaign that ran for about 2 years, some insane exp characters running around.

i had dalaks and rat skins, the dalaks also in the campaign were a genestealer cult for added fun.

i wish i had taken more photos, i have soo few, but heres the ork army i ended up selling for £700 odd, some sisters, i sold the entire army to a dude in australia for shy of £400 (i got the entire army for weight order, cost me about £50) and i one photo i have of the first squad i painted for the valhallans.

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i wish i had a photo of my epic orks, had about 12000 pts worth, 4 or 5 gargants, 2 mega gargants, 30 stompas and 100's of tanks and fast attack units and it was all painted!!!

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by Donk » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:23 pm

Lagamorph wrote:I had Necromunda years ago when I was a kid, my parents got it for me for christmas one year. I did have a lot of fun playing it with my brother and I very almost got into Games Workshop stuff back then, but at the time I didn't really have the patience for learning the rules and was more interested in video games than tabletop games.
It was a great game though, I particularly loved the included walls that you could assemble in pretty much whatever way you wanted, way better than those towers and plastic pre-built buildings they sell now.


I remember that I had one member of my team, who was a las-rifle ace. Would take down any mofo easily.

One day, my opponent finally managed to take him down. In the post game injury roll, he died. :cry:

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by Trelliz » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:34 am

All this talk of Necromunda reminds me - a LOT of their out-of-print games are available to download as .pdfs from their website:

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/articleCategory.jsp?communityArticleCatId=1100014&articleCatId=1100014&catId=cat410008&section=

Everything from Necromunda, Gorkamorka, Inquisitor, Mordheim, through to their smaller one-off games or super-old stuff like Dark Future. A veritable gold-mine of gaming goodness.

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by Donk » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:38 am

To be honest, I just want to buy Necromunda again for the scenery. :shifty:

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by melatonin » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:18 am

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*goes to eBay*

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by Iron Nan » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:25 pm

I've got the Necromunda scenery in the form of the imperial refinery scenery set they released years ago.

Since this has turned into a picture thread here's some of mine. Spoilered for quantity.

A Necromunda gang I made for when my club had a campaign last year.
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Additional ganger.
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A very heavily converted Ork Trukk.
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Scratch built Ork Skorcha.
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Some of my favourite figures, Squigs! Oh and a runtherd.
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One of my best, a slightly pimped out Ork Nob.
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Space Marine Captain from the current 40k box set I painted for the practice.
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Ammo runt. :lol:
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My scratch built Shok Attak Gun.
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The trailer is actually a cage for the snotling ammo.
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Fairly heavily converted old style Killa Kan.
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Finally I present the last stand of Crispin, the only gay terminator in the chapter!
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Hope that doesn't offend anyone, my mate wanted to try and get into it so I gave him a black reach terminator to paint and Crispin was the result.

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by Garth » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:34 pm

Some great conversions there Iron Nan!

Man, I'd love to play a Necromunda campaign with you guys :wub:

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by smurphy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:28 pm

Didn't realise this had become a general Warhammer thread. :wub:

I've not played for a while, it's rather annoying. Games just take so long and I don't often want to spend all my free time doing so. Need to get back to painting at least, my Khorne Berserkers are almost done.

My finest model has to be my Dreadnought conversion. It's just the standard crappy one you get with Black Reach, but I've made it look pretty bloody cool. Can't wait to paint that.

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by Iron Nan » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:33 pm

Thanks Garth, I'm really starting to get my enthusiasm for this back again thanks to this thread. :D

Just dug out my transport cases and took some more pictures.

My Warboss, Black Reach model, one of the first things I painted when getting back into a couple of years ago so not that great.
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The new all plastic Killa Kanz, these are awesome models so I built mine stock.
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Stock Warbikerz and a converted Biker Nob, it may not have photographed clearly enough though. The Nob is actually wearing Stormboy gear and is kind of slinging his bike away and boosting off of it in order to get to the fighting that little bit quicker.
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The aforementioned Meganobz from ebay, 3 of them have had heads from Warhammer Black Orcs and the two on the right have a scratch built arm each.
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The rest is conversions I was working on just before I started to feel burnt out on it around last Dec. These are all works in progress.

Big Gun platforms
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Looted Wagon
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Finally, a very, very WIP almost entirely scratch built Battle Wagon.
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Edit: Can't believe I forgot to photograph the finished Crispin!
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He's armed with his own one of a kind customised 'Bling Bolter' which according to my mate's own totally official fiction was described by the head of Crispin's chapter as "Absolutely shite and an embarrassment to the Chapter!"

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by smurphy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:15 am

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Found an old pic. Got a Plasma Cannon to go on too.

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by jiggles » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:42 am

Would making this "The Official Tabletop Gaming Thread" be too much of a stretch?

It'd be nice if there was somewhere on here I can talk M:TG without feeling like I'm veering way off topic.

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PostRe: The GRcade Warhammer thread (And assosciated model hobbi
by Lagamorph » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:53 pm

pyxl-8 wrote:Would making this "The Official Tabletop Gaming Thread" be too much of a stretch?

It'd be nice if there was somewhere on here I can talk M:TG without feeling like I'm veering way off topic.

Well it's a good idea to call it tabletop gaming I suppose (Which I've done, that's the third thread name now..... :shifty: ) though I don't know if card games like Magic count as Tabletop games so much as card games.

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