Note on Warhammer Fantasy: I haven't focused on this game for years until very recently and there are not enough posts to warrant any one WFB army of mine to have their own page. This will serve as a link index for them, as well as Specialist Games.
Ok, my secondary armies are armies that are quasi-playable, have some painted models, etc. They are my "getting there soon" armies.
My tertiary armies are mostly unassembled, mint-in-box (or blister) models that I dream on getting too soon but don't know if I will live long enough to make them happen. (No, I'm not dying soon ...I hope anyway... but it will take a lifetime to get to them!) They are also the armies I would sell if I had too (don't make any offers yet!).
Here is a summary, below that is where the pics and links will end up. I will try to organize them in the order of this list.
THE SECONDARY ARMIES OF NEVERNESS
- Chaos (incorporating Daemons of Chaos, Chaos Space Marines, Black Legion and Khorne Daemonkin)..
- Imperial Guard
- Ultramarines (includes Legion of the Damned)
- Celestial Lions
- Dark Angels
- Dark Eldar
- Sisters of Battle
THE PRIMARY ARMIES OF NEVERNESS
- Daemons of Chaos
- High Elves
- Skaven (I have a Mordhiem gang painted up, but not nearly enough to use in WFB)
- Space Marines (started on them).
- Humans (still think I will make them the 'Bright Crusaders').
- I would LOVE to do a Chaos Dwarf team, but only have 2 minis and I can't even call that a tertiary army
- Skaven (Primary)
- Empire (Reiklanders, swiping models from my WFB Empire army) (secondary)
- HIgh Elves (Shadow Warriors) (Secondary)
|Original Bloodthrister aka "Skippy"|
World Eaters/Khorne Berserkers
|Don't call me 'bunny'.|
My brother was building a World Eaters army toward the end of 2nd edition, and this is the only space marine model that I painted for it. We were very unsure what to do with a good chunk of his models for this army, as when the World Eater models became Khorne Berserkers (a unit type vs. a Chapter) we struggled to figure out what to do with all the models he had that were armed with bolters. Now that I own them, I will simply use those guys as 'chaos space marines' with Marks of Khorne and leave these chain sword wielding psychos as the Khorne Berserker unit type.
UPDATE: I have been working on my World Eater since my recent move, and have even finished a Land Raider and Hellbrute for them. A full unit of Berserkers is mostly done now too, sans decals.
- Mk-1 Land Raider (aka "Blooddumpter")
- Chaos Dreadnought/Hellbrute (aka: "bloodbrute")
- kharn the Betrayer
- Black Legion Space Marines
- Aspiring Champion chaos-biker of Khorne
The Imperial Guard are an army that I sort of stumbled into. Actually, they are really two armies. One is a Valhalla army that I got a good deal on from a friend many years ago, and the other is my brother's old Cadian army. That army is joined by models he got from The Doctor, and some of those go all the way back to when we started playing in the Rogue Trader days. I am fusing the Valhallans and Cadians into one army by simply giving them the same color scheme. At this point the work I need to do is quite a lot to get them truly battlefield ready, but they are functional enough that I could get them up and running to use at least as allies.
Imperial Guard: Valhalla (pending)
Imperial Guard: Cadians (metal)
Imperial Guard: Cadians (plastic)
RT-era imperial Guard paint-scheme on current era Cadians
The following list of models can be viewed at this link:
Storm Troopers (original)
Leman Russ Battletank
This is no longer an army (sadly) but this single unit of Legion of the Damned has been making appearances with my Ultramarines. It occurs to me that whenever I get the Celestial Lions into something resembling a functional force that I will be able to use the LotD with them as well. So I decided to set them apart in this list.
Link to post that show-cased this unit.
The Ultramarines were my brother's primary army back in the day when we played 1st and 2nd edition. It was quite a vicious army in 2nd if I recall. Most of these models are VERY old! Read more about it in this next link:
Link to post that show-cased pretty much every model I have for them.
My tyranids are mostly genestealers at this point. I have more, but they are not battle ready. They are a secondary army for me, and I only see myself toying with them once in a blue moon when the desire to play with, or work on, something completely different from my normal models.
Here are my genestealer hybrids:
And a battle report showcasing my genestealers and my (unpainted) Hive Tyrant.
Space Marine Captain
This is my Codex: Space Marine army of choice, that is, before I acquired my brother's classic Ultramarines. The Celestial Lions are based upon the awesome background that GW developed for the 3rd war of Armageddon campaign. This is going to be the army that will have the updated equipment (current style rhino-chassis, etc.), however I am thinking that said equipment will not be in the best of condition, again based upon the Armageddon background. I whipped up this guy for a local painting competition (I lost to a vastly Superior painting of Typhus) but I guess the lack of challenge in the paint scheme sort of bored me so I have the rest of the models hanging out on the painting table. This will be a small army that I don't intend to make too big, but allow me to use models and tactics that aren't available to my Space Wolves. Again, with the Ultramarines now in my possession they have dropped down deeper into their Tertiary rank.
I have been contributing to the painting of a friend's Dark Angel army sporadically for nearly two decades now and I have always liked painting them and the way that they turn out when I do. They have held the test of time as well. I do have the 8th edition starter set and the intent to eventually field a small, mostly Ravenewing, army but I think they will mostly serve as allies for Imperial Guard. I want to do Ravenwing because the playing style will be so vastly different from my other space marine armies. However, this will remain a Tertiary army for the time being as I currently lack the resources and time to focus on them.
Dark Angel Tac Squad
Cypher here is the model that represents the painting style that I do the Dark Angels in. I originally got him to harass and annoy my friend's Dark Angels armies as he lead The Fallen through the war-torn wastes of the 41st millennium spreading his different kind of truth... ;) With his new data-slate, I hope to use him in some of my other armies!
Dark Angel combat squad
The Dark Eldar have always fascinated me. A twisted evil full of malevolence and yet lithe and beautiful. I have been itching to get a functioning army of these bastards up and running ever since the 3rd edition boxed set arrived on pre-order at my door way back in '98. I loaded up on this army 10 years ago when Serious Hobbies closed down (they weren't so serious after all apparently) and it's where I first met my pal Warfrog whose first words to me were a comment on the mountain of Dark Eldar that I had in my arms ("They die in droves you know..."), However, I never did anything with this army, but with the new Codex and models, I'm very keen to get this army going and into a secondary if not primary army of mine.
This is my first paint scheme attempt that I recently completed on one of the original plastics from the 3rd ed starter box. I like it a lot (although I'll probably not go so over-board with the cast-light glow from the eyes on future models. This pic also shows you some of his peers that I slowly dab on in between painting whatever my focus model of the moment is. The glider is for a scratch built Beastmaster and the Ambul behind it is the 'beast', a Clawed Fiend from the earliest days of Rogue Trader!)
This is pretty much the only finished miniatures for my Eldar army. I have 12 more of these exact models that are half-way painted, and they have seen in this state since about...1998. I recall I was working on them while waiting for 40k 3rd ed to be released, and when I saw the Dark Eldar, I set them aside. Not that I ever did anything with them either! LOL. I really enjoy these models, but I have a few more additions to make before I can get back to them. When I do turn my attentions back to this army, this unit will get finished 1st.
Ultimately, I think I might move away from the 'bone' colored weapons. The 'eavy metal team paints their Saim Hainn Eldar with black guns and I think they stand out better. BTW, these were the repackaged original mono-posed plastic guardians that came with metal shurikan catapults.
Update: Since the release of Age of Sigmar, the state of my Warhammer Fantasy Battle projects have all be regulated to 'Limbo'. I am unsure how to proceed at this point.
(see the 40K blurb above).
|I may be short, but I can still take your skulls!|
Captain on Pegasus
Check link for more pics and info.
The High Elves were the 1st the faction I ever made an effort to build an army for. I love the background and look of this army. I have a lot them base coated and built, and I truly intend to get them up and running again at some point.
This was the unit that I first came up with the idea of using the upside down crescent moon on their shields, which became the army's icon.
This model was a generic Elf wizard back in the day, although I believe he was intended to be a High Elf, I often saw him packaged for Wood Elves (must be the bird) regardless, I have always liked the model, and decided he would fit in well with my High Elves. I chose to not paint him white but instead use the fade-from-black-to-twilight scheme that I use on the army's shields. Plus it ties in with the traditional "stars on robes" look that you see on wizards in fantasy art.
My Orc army is my current Fantasy army of focus. Indeed I have been working on them off an on all summer (2013) and recently came across a mint in box 7th edition starter set which pretty much doubled my army with gobos. So now I have an abundance of options for this army. Until last summer when AoS was released, this army was actively being covered on the main page of this blog. Previous links are listed here:
Chariot of Waaagh!
da-leada-of-da-waaargh -Finished Black Ork Warboss (AKA: Grumlock and Gazbag)