Wednesday, 13 May 2015

A Clash Of Scales On Xarl Mark IV

July 2, 2173

   Old Private Dmitri Donovitch MacDonald never bothered to wonder about the big picture.   It never occurred to him to ask why everything on his planet looked like late 20th century Earth.   He simply accepted the wisdom and the good of Authority Control.  Afterall, They knew best.  And he was certainly not going to question Those that attributed the rise of Neo-Gnomevietism to the poor urban-planning of the previous regime.  No.  Old Private Dmitri Donovitch MacDonald had a job to do - get to the Ministry of Records before the Gnomes! 

'Cause here comes the Gnomes!

The Private sees his platoon deploy.

And draw first blood.

Though the Gnomes strike back hard.

He ignores it and runs to the Ministry. 

There are rumours that if a Gnome defeats you in Close Combat you will turn into a Gnome Cowboy!

It simply can not be true!

Remember the mission!  Stay Focussed!


Corporal Angus Raskolnikov just turned into a Gnome Cowboy!  (Oh why did he do it?)

Old Private Dmitri Donovich MacDonald "buys the farm".

The Gnomes seize The Ministry of Records!

Will life on Xarl Mark IV ever be the same again?
These wonderful figs are 15mm Peter Pig and 20mm Liberation Miniatures. Vehicles by Britannia, Matchbox and Hot Wheels.  

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Taking the Old out of Oldhammer

One of the most knowledgeable and excited collectors of classic Citadel miniatures, that I have the honour of knowing, is only 11 years old!  Happily, every so often he brings round his latest treasure to show The Kid and I.  Today was one of those times.  From out of his violin case came...

Ostrich Man, Aardvark Partha - Wizard, Aggressive Aardvark Advancing with Sword, and Jack O' Bear!!

Amazing miniatures!  It was so nice to finally see Ostrich Man in the flesh, or rather, in the lead.  And I'm embarrassed to admit, but I never even knew of the Aardvark minis until today.   O, to stat out an Aardvark army for a game of 1st edition Warhammer! 

Speaking of games, we did manage a quick one that saw the return of Ulysses!

That Ulysses.  Always up to no good.  This time he was recruiting some new gang members on a feral world when he was jumped on by an Imperial patrol.

Who were about to attacked themselves by a band of Orcs and Goblins.

As the Guardsmen started to fall, Ulysses persuaded the survivors to join him.

All but one did.

Together, the remaining Guardsmen and the Ulysses gang charged the Orcs.

I will spare my sensitive readers the final moments of carnage that followed, and instead end with one more picture of the wonderful Ostrich Man.