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These guys took about a week – 2-3 hours a night.  Since spending most of my time on the Snotling Pump Wagons, I;d forgotten just how much detail was packed onto PP minis.  Sheesh!

No new color recipes or techniques on these guys.

And they look pretty cohesive when you put the whole unit down.

I need to touch up the bases before sealing them – some of the red got onto the sand…

My first tournament as a Press Gang Volunteer, and I have to say, I really, really enjoyed it!

Initially we had 6 players, and a 7th showed up in time to join in for Round 2.  I entered play for round 2 as well, so we had even numbers.
Here’s the initial setup of 5 tables (I wasn’t sure how many we’d have, so I set up for 10, and had stuff for more tables in reserve).
The terrain PG_Linrandir made for Digital Overload was on hand, and made for some beautiful tables.  I ws able to give each table a mini-theme.  One table has a farmhouse (outside the picture) with fences and a rock pile.  Another has coconut huts and a fire pit in the middle.  Further down is a trench warfare table, with trenched and tank traps, and some rough terrain in the middle.  The last one was some ruined temple terrain another player had that lent a good urban feel.

Oh radial deployments…

… how we hate you.

Brian (PG_ForsakenPoptart) came down all teh way from Baltimore to play (and aid me).  He rocked the house with his Harkevich army.  Yes, that’s Harkevich with four Destroyers and Widowmakers.  It was deceptively fast, and very annoying.  Four ARM 23 ‘jacks with free assault charges on feat turn?  Ouch.
KABOOM!!

I was able to end my loosing streak, winning one of the games I played!  My Beast Handlers even took out some toughed Bane Thralls.  Go Team Speed Bump!  I guess painted models do play better…
Here’s a couple more misc pictures.
Round 1
Round 2

In the end, we gave out some prizes!
First Place: Coin & $15 store credit
Second: Coin & $10 store credit
Third: Coin & $5 store credit
Last place:  Wooden Spoon & $5
Success!
My apologies for the severe lack of bloggery lately.  It’s been almost a week since I updated, shame on me.  I’ve been working my way through Wrath, trying to wrap my head around the new hotness and I’ve been working on some models.  It’s been so nice to work on my own models.

I have my Beast Handlers almost complete!  While they’re only worth 3 pts, they are a 6-man unit, and will be my first PP unit completed!  Yay!  I tried taking WIP pictures, but my mixing medium is just too glossy, and they looked horrible, absolutely horrible.  I just need to do their skin, the green bits, touch up the metallics and do arc markings.  Should be easy to do tomorrow, on my day off.

Tonight is game night!  The league is still going strong, and the standings ladder is all over the place!  I have plans for the finale event, and I’ll be discussing them with the players tonight.  Here’s what I’m planning:

Portals


Standard 4′ x 4′ table
6+ players
15pt MM / TC lists

6 numbered portals (large base) are placed evenly spread out along a 36″ diameter circle, centered at the middle of the table.

Each player begins at a portal, and deploys within 3″ of the portal.  All players deploy simultaneously.

Players earn 1 pt for each warcaster / warlock they kill, and suffer -1 pt for each death of their warcaster / warlock.

When a warcaster / warlock dies, remove their battlegroup from the table.  At the beginning of that player’s next turn, they roll a d6, and deploy with full health at the corresponding portal.

First to 10 points, wins.

Thunderdome

4′ x 4′ table, filled with linear obstacles
6+ players
Deployment zones are 10″ bubbles at table corners and center of table edges (allowing 8 players per table)

Each player brings an “army” consisting of 3 warcasters / warlocks from the same faction.
 – Warlocks use the Focus mechanic, not Fury.
These models all count as a single battlegroup.
Yes, players may triple feat.

Last person with a model standing, wins.

Those will be next weekend.  This weekend, I’m running my first tournament!  It’s a simple one, 35pts, two lists, Death Clocks.  I have no idea what the turnout will be, but I’m hoping for the best!