Sunday, February 5, 2017

Badab War: Red Scorpions

Howdy! Long time, no posts! I have been very busy painting Badab War stuff, but haven't had much time to update the blog. I've been posting a lot of my pics over on my Instagram account: Pizzagrenadier.

So to do some catch up, here are some pics of my Red Scorpions that I have finished recently.

Commander Ainea

Veteran Tactical Squad


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Badab War: Mantis Warriors Company HQ Finished

Captain Maetrus and his retinue of hand picked Mantis Warriors from 2nd Company are ready for the table. From left to right:

Apothecary Neolin, Tranquility Sniper Specialist Qui, Captain Maetrus, Anti-tank and Breaching Specialist Rilke, and Banner Bearer Lodur.

Hope you enjoy. I've completed the first part of my Mantis Warriors force. Next up will be a Predator tank and a unit of Scout Snipers. After that I would like to add a third Tactical Squad, an Assault Squad, and possibly a Devastator Squad. We'll see what the coming year's miniature budget allows.

Tranquility Sniper Specialist badge

Task Force Maetrus

Friday, August 5, 2016

Betrayal at Badab: Iblis Will Burn!

Betrayal at Badab Battle Report: Mantis Warriors vs Fire Hawks on the Agri-World of Iblis.

Earlier this summer I ran a game of Betrayal at Badab for a friend. He played the Fire Hawks while I fielded the Mantis Warriors. The scenario takes place on the Agricultural World of Iblis. The Mantis Warriors and the Fire Hawks had been in a protracted battle for the planet. The Mantis Warriors had a limited force to defend Iblis and had been forced to rely on hit and run tactics to keep the Fire Hawks pinned down. Frustrated by the inability to force the Mantis Warriors into open battle where they could be wiped out, the Fire Hawks chapter master sends a force led by the 8th company captain Knight-Captain Elam Courbray to draw out the Mantis Warriors. The Fire Hawks begin burning crop fields and farms as well as attacking the human population in order to force the Mantis Warriors to reveal themselves.

While on a patrol through an Agri-Maintainance center, the Mantis Warriors ambush the Fire Hawks.

The Agri-Maintenance center.

The Mantis Warriors use their Hit and Run ability to fire at and fall back from the Fire Hawks advance

Taking up firing positions on a chemical tank enabled the Mantis Warriors to pour fire into the Fire Hawks advance.

The Bow of Ma'dan fires on Fire Hawks as they sweep down the road.
Fire Hawks terminators teleport in. It's a trap!

Mantis Warriors librarian Aharza Redth and Captain Maetrus face down the Fire Hawks terminator assault.

The Fire Hawks dreadnought stomps around the flanks and begins pouring multi-melta fire into the Mantis Warriors.

Near the end of the battle, the Fire Hawks have taken heavy losses, but drive off the Mantis Warriors who are forced to withdraw. The dreadnoughts on both sides are only able to exchange a few shots before the battle ends,

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Badab War: Lots of New Stuff!

Hey everyone! Long time no update. It's been a busy summer and while I've gotten a lot of painting done, I haven't posted it on the blog.

The Badab War project moves forward with near completion of my starting Mantis Warriors force, the Fire Hawks, and the start of two new chapters, the Astral Claws and Red Scorpions. This makes two Secessionist and two Loyalist forces. Each chapter is based around a starting force which I plan to add to later.

Here are the latest minis off the painting table.

Sergeants from four chapters (L-R): Mantis Warriors, Astral Claws, Red Scorpions, Fire Hawks.

Red Scorpions sergeant.

Astral Claws Tactical Squad.

Astral Claws Terminators.

Astral Claws Heavy Bolter.

Astral Claws Tactical Marine.

Rovik the Martyr.

The Astral Claws force so far...

Mantis Warriors 2nd Company Banner Bearer.

Fire Hawks 8th Company HQ.

Knight-Captain Eliam Courbray and Honor Guard.

Fire Hawks Apothecary.

Mantis Warriors Librarian.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Badab War: New Mantis Warriors Apothecary

Welcome back! Continuing work on the new Company HQ comes the Apothecary off my painting table. Here are some pics. Work on the rest of the HQ continues...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Badab War: New Mantis Warriors Captain

Howdy again! When I first began the Badab War project, I started by building and painting the company HQ. Since it had been a while since I had done much painting for Warhammer, 40,000 and so may of my projects had been WWII projects with lots of field gray and khaki, I was a little rusty. Now that I have two of the squads done for the Mantis Warriors and have had a chance to nail down the technique, color scheme, and process for them, I decided it was time to do a repaint of the company HQ. I had never been entirely happy with them. So they went into the strip bucket with the purple stuff. Well, I finished the Captain today and gave him a new name and background info.

Presenting the new Captain of the 2nd company, Mantis Warriors: Maetrus. I gave him a name from the Badab War background material. He is equipped with a combination of MK IV and MK VI armor, an Iron Halo, a master crafted Bolt Pistol, a chapter relic Power Sword (gifted from the White Scars) named Heart of Tranquility. Here he is, ready for the table.

Hope you enjoy!