Monday, 20 January 2014
Showcase: Tale 2014
I did promise to keep updating the blog as I took part in Tale of Many Gamers this year, but it has been a hectic time. After finishing the first check in, I then missed the following two by way of being in Japan. I then got back and had to get 6 units painted in around 2 weeks. Then had to follow that up with further miniatures.
Do I feel like I have cheated? Well, they have never been handed in before, and they weren't completed models before this event. But I was running to a very tight schedule with work and trying to catch up so I was hoping that common sense would shine through at this point. Besides, why would I have Illic on his own without anything to back him up?
I'll probably take him on his own for a few games later, see if his Voidbringer can take down some dangerous, vulnerable targets during the game. As for Pathfinders? I think their day is done.
I enjoyed painting this model, and it only took me a couple of evenings to paint him once I got started.
Also, being an Ulthwé player, you can never have too many Guardians and I will probably be painting a few more squads to get some 20 man strong units on the go.
As I said earlier, the weapons platform, along with the Warlock, were cut due to time constraints, but will be painted at a later date. Probably when the event is finished.
With this hand in, I took the win for check in 4, and in doing so I achieved my goal of getting one victory during the event. I was quite chuffed to learn this, but I guess going from 7 units, to 43 had to gain some respect. Also, all of this army so far still clocks in at under a thousand points.
Sadly, with it being Christmas, and just getting back from holiday as well as reduced time, I just lacked the resources to do just that. Maybe it is something I can go back to again after it is all finished, but for now I think it still looks decent on the table.
I painted this one a little differently to my other units as I highlighted with Dark Reaper and Thunderhawk Blue, as well as giving it a blue wash and staining the canopy with blue glaze to give the impression of an unearthly power coursing through it.
For the second hand in in a row I took the win, bringing me up to joint first place (in painting). Overall winning looks unlikely, as the gaming side has spiraled out of control with around 10 points between check ins being gained by those who have the time to play games during the week.
The last check in was showcased earlier as I handed in my Howling Banshees along with some Objective Markers. I'll probably, again, do a better job with the objectives once the event is over. Seems like I'll be painting Eldar for a long time yet.
As a bonus, I have a picture of my next unit. This time it is a Centrepiece unit/conversion, and only one model this time, so what could be chosen other than a Wraithknight? A bit of reposing is going on, and there will be some form of minor conversion going on, but not on a massive scale, it is still going to be a Wraithknight and look like one. I just feel like changing the dynamic of it.
Until next time.