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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Project Update: Warmachine, Goblins, and a Rhino

Today is just a day of posting some finished projects. First up is for my all Goblin list I am trying to get painted in time for the Alamo GT. This a unit of Night Goblin Squigg Riders that I have named da" Nutters.

Next is my second unit of Exemplar Errants for my 35pt tier 3 Kreoss list for Menoth in the Warmachine game system.

Continuing with my Kreoss list, up next is my solo, an Exemplar Seneschal.

Last up is my first Rhino for the Imperial Fists. I was really nervous about painting my first yellow vehicle and it was difficult. Covering  up mistakes became the biggest problems, but over all I feel like the end result was worth it.

Well that is it for today. I have a few other projects that are close to finishing that i will be posting later in the week. Please feel free to leave any feedback on any of the models in this post.  Constructive feedback is always welcome.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Motivational Monday: Deff Rollas

Today's motivation was donated by The Antipope and is in the form of Ork Deff Rollas. Enjoy!

Remember, if you have made or found a cool gaming motivational poster, send it to and I will add it to one of the next Motivational Mondays!

- Meatball

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Project Update: IG Tanks and Heavy Weapons

Well another update on the Imperial Guard commission I am doing for my friend Scott. First up are the last two tanks of his Lemun Russ Battle Tank Squadron. The first is the Command Tank and the Second is just one of the other members of the Squadron.

Next up are some Heavy Bolter Weapos Teams

Last up are some Las Cannon Heavy Weapon Teams

Well that is all for now, please feel free to leave some comments, constructive feedback is always welcome!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Motivational Monday: Rules Lawyers Take 2

Today we once again turn turn to the Rules Lawyers for Motivation, enjoy!

Remember, if you have made or found a cool gaming motivational poster, send it to and I will add it to one of the next Motivational Mondays!

- Meatball

Sunday, September 11, 2011

911 - Never Forget!


For the husband who told his wife I love you one last time before his plane went down in a field, for the wife who stopped in the stairs to call her husband to say I will love you forever, for the mothers and fathers who kissed their kids goodbye the morning they died, for the policemen who rushed in with the firemen to help get others out only to die themselves, for the troops who fought back and lost their lives. Today, tomorrow, ten years from now, we will remember. God Bless America!

Project Update: Warmachine and Malifaux

Just another quick update with some models I completed over the last few days. First up for my buddy Mike's Cygnar Army is Captain Jeremiah Kraye. This model was very detailed and fun to paint.

Next up is some of my own Warmachine models. A full unit of  Exemplar Errants. They are some highly detailed models and it was a blast painting them.

The final model for this post is my 2nd Malifaux model I have painted. The more I get done the more I want to get into this game! Anyway here is my Steamborg - Executioner Class.

Well that is it for tonight. I will be assembling models the next few days so I am not sure how much painting I will be getting done. As always thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to leave me a comment.

- Meatball

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Armies: Miners and Steamfitters Union

The Miners and Steamfitters Guild

This post is to showcase my Miners and Steamfitters Guild army for Malifaux. This post will be a living document that changes and evolves as I add more miniatures to the army.

Ramos- Steampunk Sorcerer

Steamborg - Executioner Class

That is the army for now. I will update this post as the army grows.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Project Update: Ragnar Blackmane, Imperial Fists and Chaos

Not to big a post today just a few more models that I have completed recently.

First up is Ragnar Blackmane for my Space Wolves. I plan on running a full drop pod list with Ragnar strictly because it is fluffy.

Ragnar is my favorite character and I tried to paint him like he looks on the cover of the Space Wolf Omnibus including the lone Fenris wolf which I have name Firmir.

Updating the paint job on my Space Wolves is coming along nicely so I decided to drill out the gun barrels in the process and over all I am happy with the results. Not sure how much longer the updating is going to take but it is worth it as it is making the army look more unified.

Next up on the list is a group of Possessed Chaos Space Marines. Theses guys were fun to paint and  with their completion I have finished my Chaos Marine commission for my buddy Brandon.

Last but not least are more of my models. The Imperial Fists 3rd Company, 2nd Tactical Squad. I plan on working more and more on this army as I finish other projects so more Imperial Fists will be popping up as time goes on. I am really happy with how they are turning out.

Well that is just about it for now. I have added some gobbos to my Orcs and Goblins page but as they are not new paint jobs just updating the bases so the army looks the same, I didn't include their pics in the post, but feel free to check out the page.

As always thanks for stopping by and comments are always welcome.

- Meatball

Monday, September 5, 2011

Motivational Monday: The Necrons want you!

Today for motivation we turn to the Necrons.

Remember, if you have made or found a cool gaming motivational poster, send it to and I will add it to one of the next Motivational Mondays!

- Meatball

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sisters of Battle White Dwarf Codex Review

I got my complete set of Sisters of Battle rules from White Dwarf and I have had a week or so of reading it and build lists, so I thought I would go ahead and give my review of it.

My first thought is that over all it is a pretty good update for one given in a White Dwarf. It is a little low on background and history, but it had more than I expected it to have.

The thing that excited me the most is the fact it  is a Sisters of Battle army again. I never liked the inquisition aspects of the old book and I am very happy to see this codex bring back what the Sisters should be, the army of the Ecclesiarchy.

Now that I have the basics out of the way lets get to the meat and potatoes, the Army List.

Army Special Rules:

Acts of Faith - This rule needed changes badly and I actually like the direction that GW decided to go.  I like the fact that each unit has their own special Act of Faith and I like the system for getting the faith points. In most cases you should be able to get your act on a 4+ roll which is 50% of the time which is completely fair to me.

Independent Characters and Acts of Faith - Not much to say on this as I feel it works just like it should

Shield of Faith - Every single unit in the book gets a 6+ invulnerable save, I say YES!


Canoness - Overall  I am unimpressed with the Canoness. She is unremarkable in just about every way. Her point cost for what you get is crap. Why take a Canoness at 65 points then pay 25 more for a Rosarius when you can take a Confessor for 75 and get one for free. Anyway that is just my opinion I have one of each in my army list.

Sororitas  Command Squad - If I take a Canoness I will be taking one of these with her just for the feel no pain if nothing else.

Ecclesiarchy Confessor - I love this HQ. I think you get allot for the points and I just like the whole idea of the Confessor

Battle Conclave - If you are going to take a Confessor you might as well build him a decent conclave. I have one in my list.

Special Characters: 

Saint Celestine - The most expensive of our HQs but if you have the points she is also the best of our HQs. I field her any chance I get. She is a deadly foe and I am not afraid to put her up against anything in the game and that continues in the edition of the codex.

Arch-Confessor Kyrinov - Well worth his points in wargear and special abilities alone.

Uriah Jacobus - Easily my second favorite of the special character. Point cost is reasonable and if you take a Canoness and him you get 2 units with feel no pain.


Ecclesiarchy Priest - If you got extra points that you don't know where to put you can get a fairly good priest at a reasonable price.

Celestian Squad -Pretty decent squad 2 attacks is nice for the price. I don't have them in my current list but could easily see dropping a troop squad for one of these.

Repentia Squad - One of three units in the army that got much needed improvements. Feel no pain, fearless, fleet rage, shield of faith spirit of the martyr what doesn't this unit have? I have one in my list and am considering buying a second unit.


Battle Sister Squad - our quintessential and only troops choice, the battle sister still are the core of the army and still a very effective mid range shooter unit. I run 4 squads of 10 with various weapon load outs to handle the most variety of enemies.

Dedicated Transports:

Rhino - Its a Rhino, but you get some Sisters of Battle upgrades. I run a mostly foot list so I don't use mine often.

Immolator - Pretty much the same. People are complaining but someone always will. I am running one with my Canoness and one with my Retributor Squad.

Fast Attack:

Seraphim Squad - another unit I thought got some good improvement. Their special rules are pretty cool. I love hit and run. I love re-rolling acts of faith but my favorite is allowing the Seraphim to choose to frie both pistols instead of being twin linked.

Dominion Squad - SCOUTS this is huge for me anyway. I now think this is one of the most useful units in the game and will almost always field a unit. I really feel this unit got upgraded with this update.

Heavy Support:

Retributor Squad - I love them as I always have. Pleny of different loadouts for what ever role you need them for.

Exorcist - You should have one, I want two. Easily our best Heavy. AP1 loving it!

Penitent Engine - The Special rules really upped this uint in my opinion, rage, battle frenzy, unstoppable rampage and shield of faith yes I am fielding two of these big boys.

Final Thoughts:

Overall I am impressed by the codex. It feels pretty streamlined and at times it felt like I had very few options but as I looked at it they basically removed allot of the crap I never used anyway. I think it is a decent codex for a White Dwarf release. Is it the next power house dex? No! Can an experienced
 Sister of Battle player win with this book? Absolutely!

So what are your opinions on the new Sisters Codex? Do you think it is a viable Codex? What plans do you have for your Sisters with the new Codex? Letme know what you think.

- Meatball

Friday, September 2, 2011

Project Update: First Malifaus Mini and First attempt at OSL!

Well I have finally gotten around to painting my first Malifaux miniature, Ramos, Steampunk Sorcerer. Not only was this my first Malifaux model I have ever painted, it was also my first attempt at Origin Source Lighting (OSL). I am happy with my results but the pics are of poorer quality than I would have liked to show it off.

I followed several tutorials online and tried to best mimic the effects I saw. Like I said I am happy with the results but would love some feedback on what I have done wrong or could do better.

Over all I love the miniatures for Malifaux and I really need to get more games in as I am a huge novice, but want to play much more of this game. I plan on collecting the rest of Ramos' force the moving onto the Cult of December as those minis are pretty amazing.

As always thanks for stopping by and please feel free to comment on the OSL, I really would like to improve on this technique as it is just such a cool effect and really makes a model stand out.

- Meatball

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Project Update: Sisters of Battle Exorcist

Well after a few years of sitting primed on my painting desk, staring at me as I painted other minis, my Exorcist has had the sole focus of my last two days of painting.

It is a beautiful model and now that it is painted I am regretful to have left it sit for so long.

This will almost complete my collection of Sister of Battle, but I have a few additions I hope to make in the future due to the new White Dwarf Codex.

I just about have all the models for a Canoness' retinue as well as a Confessor and Retinue, so once those are collected and painted I will be done painting Sisters of Battle, anyway on to the other Exorcist pics.

Well that is it for the Exorcist, please feel free to leave a comment or two and let me know what you think.

- Meatball

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Project Update: IG Command and Cygnar Field Mechaniks

Well just a quick up date with some of what I have finished painting lately. First up is my buddy Scott's IG Company Command Squad. I have stuck with the agreed paint scheme so really not a whole lot different then everything else I have painted thus far for this large commission.

Next up is the first of Scott's Commissars. He chose the color scheme for these guys, and at first I wasn't so sure but after painting his first one I think it looks pretty good and so the rest will get the same treatment.

Next are for my Buddy Mike's Cygnar Commission. Above and below you will find two units of Cygnar Field Mechaniks. These guys were pretty fun to paint as they are so completely different from all the other Cygnar stuff.

Well that is it for what I have painted this past weekend. The Cygnar and Chaos Marines commissions are close to being finished, but I still have a long way to go with the IG. More of my own models coming up soon.

As always feel free to leave me a comment, I like getting feedback.

- Meatball

Monday, August 29, 2011

Motivational Monday: Lightsabers

Today we get our motivation from Star Wars!

Remember, if you have made or found a cool gaming motivational poster, send it to and I will add it to one of the next Motivational Mondays!

- Meatball

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Armies: Circle of Orboros



Kaya the Wildborne

Krueger the Stormwrath

Heavy Warbeasts 

Feral Warpwolf

Pureblood Warpwolf


Light Warbeasts







Tharn Bloodtrackeers

Shifting Stones

Shifting Stones

Tharn Ravagers


Lord of the Feast

Sentry Stone & Mannikins

Tharn Ravager Whitemane

That is the army for now. I will update this post as the army grows.