Friday, 13 October 2017

3000pts Solar Auxilia painted, Horus Heresy - warhammer 30k

After a short but hectic time I have managed to get 3000pts of Solar Auxilia for Warhammer 30k, Horus Heresy painted for this weekends event at Avarii in Malmö.

The theme is that the Noble House of Naryshkin using their wast resources to search for xenos plant and wildlife to their palaces and sell to other noble families.

To lead this small expedition force this weekend Lord Marshal Aleksandr of House of Naryshkin have gathered his highly trained forces of the Eastern Fringe Trading Company (owned by the House of Naryshkin) and with the help of an Magus Biologus they will try to capture some exotic and highly valuable specimens of xenos or bioengineered creatures or secure valuable minerals or trade goods for future economical expansion.

This weekend however I think the House of Naryshkin have taken a bigger bite then they can swallow and I am prepare to take massive casualties.
The Noble House of Naryshkin have almost unlimited resources so taking a 100% casualty figure is but a small price to pay in the greater scheme of things.

Magus Biologus is about to capture a extremely rare and valuable butterfly, sold to other noble families it is as valuable as a city or a starship.
This will be a very lucrative businesses for the Eastern Fringe Trading Company

Xeno beast (count as Ogryns)

Natailia wielding a blast pistol and a power fist, this units Troop Master is ready to kick ass and chew bubblegum...

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Solar Auxilia Veletaris storm squad

Next up in my Horus Heresy 3000pts painting project is a squad of Veletaris storm Squad with Volkites to my Solar Auxilia army.

The Prime were given a Charnebal sabre for that fun fishing for sixes moment. The sabre is a medieval middle-eastern Mamluk sabre from my Crusading collection.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Solar Auxilia reinforcement, Horus Heresy

 The goal to get a 3000pts Solar Auxilia force for the Avarii event in October in Malmö is tugging along.

Here we got the latest batch, a unit of Multilaser Rapiers and a unit of Veletaris storm section with Rotor cannons. Rotor might not be the most optimal weapons to use when facing mostly marines but these are too cool not to include in the army...

Its hard to make out on these pictures but the control board have a small sight with added extra informations painted on the display that I then gave a gloss varnish.

The Sergeant or Prime as is his real rank was given a power axe, because carrying even more heavy equipment is cool...
I painted it black to show that its set on "off" at the moment.
When writing this I noticed that one member fail to show up for the photoshoot and is still resting on the painting table.

The Avarii mobilization will continue... I got heaps of miniatures left to paint, most of them have come a long way but I still got some still on sprues...

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Ayyubid dynasty vs Syrian citystate - Lion Rampant AAR

My friend Johan and I had a game of Lion Rampant set in the age of the crusades. As most of the fighting at that time was between local muslim warlords its only fitting to have my Ayyubid forces facing of Johans Syrians.

For the scenario we rolled for taxation..
Abdel Rahim Al Nasir, a Ayyubid commander was sent out to collect the taxes when Ali Derwish a Syrian warlord had intended to make a raid and collect the gathered valuables instead.

The table was set up as a small village with some houses spread over the table, the village was built around a oasis with some vegetation and some small farming fields. Six objectives was set up representing the collection of taxes.

Each force was set up at the short ages of the table.

Syrian force:
Mounted Serjeant with the warlord
2x Mounted Yeomen
2x Foot Serjeants

Egyptian force
2x Mounted Serjeants with bows, one with the commander
2x Mounted Yeomen
2x Foot Yeomen

The Syrian forces seemed surprised that the Egyptians was already at the village, they needed to act fast. Their cavalry archers was sent forward.

The Egyptians moves out, starting with some Turcoman horsearchers.

The Syrian raiding force was now at one of the centre objectives.

Egyptian forces was sent out to capture the taxes from the local market.

They were supported by Abdel Rahim Al Nasir himself with his Mamluk bodyguards.

Having collected the taxes from the market the Ayyubid forces moves backwards using the spearmen to protect them.

On my other flank I pushed forward with a unit of Turcoman horsearchers and a unit of Mamluks.

My commander was now almost alone on his flank, trading arrows with enemy horsearchers.

My Turcoman manages to scare the enemy raiding commander back when he lost some bodyguards from arrows.

I decided to move back with my commander, not wanting to engage half his army on his own. I was pursued by the enemy horsearchers.

Taking some casualties I was forced to flee back, or use a tactical movement as I would like to call it...

I managed to rally the commander.

The enemies was moving into the village.
But it was to late for them, the Egyptian Ayyubid had managed to capture most of the taxes gathered in the village and was moving to a more secure place with all the treasures.

A win for the Ayyubid.
A nice game of Lion Rampant. It really felt like ages since we last played a Crusading game and it was good to bring them to the table again.