Quake City Rumble 2014

Pictures from Conesy’s trip to San Fran including a ton of pictures of armies and game play from the Quake City Rumble. Really good time, really good people at the tournament. Food has been great and trip has been great. Normally, I would put the pictures up here on the site directly, but due to the number of them, I thought it better to use Google to share them with you.

Overally, I went 2-2-1 for the weekend picking up 71 battle points out of 100. Not to shabby. The tournament was a great event and I had an absolute blast. 5 great games and if anything I wish I would have been able to complete my dwarf army and had a little more play test in the list to revise it. Listen to Conesy’s Diary: Episode 28 for a complete break down of my army list that I took to the Quake.

QCR 2014 in Pictures


Conesy’s Diary: Episode 28 QCR Army List

Conesy is headed to California to play in the Quake City Rumble (QCR). This is Conesy’s first time going to QCR and he’s chosen to take his dwarfs. It’s a new army book and a new list. Listen to Conesy’s thoughts about his list, where it can be optimized, and why he took certain choices.

While Conesy is in San Francisco, look for a blog post with all of the pictures Conesy takes being updated while I am out there, including all the pics from QCR. This is going to go up like I did for Blood in the Sun 2014 recently.

Also, stay tuned to the Diary for all of Conesy’s coverage of QCR. The ups, the downs, and if we are lucky maybe an interview or two.

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Episode 51: Bones to BITS

Episode 51

Conesy is joined by friend of the show and host of the brilliant podcast the Combat Phase Kenny Lull to discuss their experience and games at Blood in the Sun 2014. As always it was a good time and the tournament experience always brings back great games, great fun and always a chance for just some good ol’ Warhammerin’ in the Midwest.

Make sure you check out all of the pictures of peoples armies and games being played that Conesy took while he was there, and don’t worry, episode 52 is right around the corner and we’ll catch up with Brian and see what he has been up to.

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Blood in the Sun 2014

Conesy’s at Blood in the Sun 2014, playing games, suffering through Nurgle’s plague, and taking a ton of pictures.

Check out this gallery of great pictures that will continue to be added to through the weekend.


How I Paint My Ghouls

FINALLY…I posted my ghouls to the blog!

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Incase you missed hearing it mentioned one of the numerous times on the show over the past year or so this is Brian following up with the painting guide for my ghouls.  This is the second unit I have ever worked on after getting my hands on the How to Paint Citadel Models book so long ago.  The step by step pictures in that book really worked to get me started painting. The technique is really simple process of base coat, wash, layer and highlight easy for any beginner to pick up.  While the models don’t end up anything golden daemon worthy, the technique results in a very good table top quality or I’ve be told even slightly above that.  Most importantly I am happy with how they look and am proud when I put them on the table top.  While this won’t be interesting or impressive to the seasoned painter I hope any beginners or people skeptic of their skill find this inspiring to get paint on their models.

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Noisy’s Workshop – A Mordheim Orc

Spent most of the last Paint Day cracking down on this bad boy. He’s a Big ‘Un in my upcoming Orc band for Mordheim. I’m having so much fun converting and painting for a system that takes so few models and really encourages customization. Da Fops (aka Orcs in Hats) are a real product of that: fancy imperial noble style clothing and garish, garish colors. Each of the (so far 7) models is getting a different color scheme, so they’ll offer quite the assault on my opponent’s eyes…WAAAAGH!


Noisy’s Workshop – Battlefleet Gothic Bases

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For your viewing pleasure, today I present some bases for my Battlefleet Gothic ships. These were one of my projects during our paint day at Pegasus Games, and I’ve gotta say, they’re super fun to do. The deep space starfield effect was achieved with an old but still relatively stiff large brush that I dipped in the paint and just flicked onto the bases. White gets the heaviest coverage obviously, but there are also two shades each of red, blue, and yellow. I then went back in with black and touched up any areas where the paint formed a line splatter rather than a dot (originally I tried using an old toothbrush to flick the paint on, but it resulted in too many lines vs dots). Finally, a detail brush was used to add in larger white stars dotted around at random. The nebulae were achieved with a sort of blotting, stippling, drybrushy effect that I’m not sure how to properly describe, but each one only took about 5-6 colors advancing in a standard highlight progression of darker to lighter. While experimenting I found it very important to end by mixing your final color with white to get a very light shade; this really makes the final product pop!

Now I just need to go back and add heading lines to the bases, as BFG is a game where the facing of your ships is super important, and a getting an angle wrong by just a few degrees can be the difference between victory and defeat. Oh, and I suppose eventually adding some ships to the bases might help too…

 


Episode 50: Armies of Yesterday

Episode 50

50 episodes, that’s right folks. We hope you have enjoyed them up to this point. Thanks to all of our fans for keeping listening and enjoying this podcast.

In this episode, the hosts talk about their first armies ever and some of their first memories about those armies, deciding to play Warhammer, and those experiences. Added to the mix, the hosts think about things they might have done differently and give advise on what you might be able to use to get new players going.

As well, the hosts talk about what has been going on, what they have been working on and upcoming projects and games they want to get to this summer.

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Episode 49: Pega-Casting

Episode 49

Recorded from Pegasus Games in Madison, WI our hosts art taking part in a painting day at the store. Joined by friend of the show, the NoisyAssassin himself Dustin, the hosts share what painting projects they have been working on and share some tips that they have learned about the projects.

Next the hosts move on to talking about the Pegasus Mordhiem league. Mordhiem is a great game made by Games-Workshop that is set in the Warhammer world historical timeline where a comet hits the city of Mordhiem that is made of Wyrdstone. It is now up to mighty leaders and their intrepid followers, that form warbands, to search the city and overcome challenges from on comers to collect precious wyrdstone, build their own power and followers, and expand their dominance.

Finally, the hosts wrap up with a segment on the new Wood Elf book, initial thoughts as the hosts take a look at Conesy’s impulse buy for the day.

Make sure you also check out the Kickstarter for Rollable D4s on Kickstarter. While you don’t use the D4 in Warhammer, we know that a lot of our listeners play other games and use the famed D4 in those games. All of us are probably familiar with the little, pyramid shaped dice. If you have ever stepped on one, they would certainly be something to remember. When added that they really don’t roll so much without a hefty toss that there isn’t space for on most game tables, these are perfect for gaming. Check them out and if you back it, let them know that WiscoDice sent ya.

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NoisyAssassin Signing On

Heya everybody! Dustin, aka NoisyAssassin, here. You’ve probably heard me on the show once or twice, where Consey sometimes references some crazy project or other of mine. Well, I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and figure out the blogging system here so that I can share my twisted creations with you fine folks. We’ll just try to ignore the fact that I got access to the site about 8 months ago but haven’t started posting until now…

Anywho, you’ll find that I’m a pretty eclectic hobbyist, and that I can seldom tie myself down to one project for long. So don’t go getting your hopes up too high for any specific project to be finished in a timely manner. You might be waiting for a veeeeeeeery long time (as my Ogre kingdoms army blog that hasn’t been updated in almost 2 years proves). However, I like to believe that quality makes up for inconsistency, so although you might not know what you’re getting, it should at least be neat!

As far as the show goes, we’ve discovered that Consey has the remarkable talent to almost always schedule recording sessions while I’m otherwise engaged, but I will be popping in as a guest from time to time. Gotta have some sort of platform for all my crazy talk after all.

Cheers!