Monday, December 28, 2009

a crimson radiance shines forth from the rafters.....

Hi everyone!

just got back from my christmas vacation (i still have a week off school though) and picked up my order at the FLGS.

$55 USD got me two bolt throwers and 20 elves, as well as a tin of flock.

expect some lovely pictures soon.

oh, and a shout out to Bill from the cruise! have a happy new year man!

till next time,


Friday, December 18, 2009

look to my coming, at first light on the 28th day, at dawn, look to the rafters.....

well, i'm off on vacation tommorow. my parents have created a laptop-free zone around my person, such that all updates are stalled untill the 28th.

just thought i'd wish everyone a warm christmas before packing!

till nextime,

M.E.M., blogger and apprentice lotr wizard.

Monday, December 14, 2009

santa rides a chopper!

well, i think santa game me a preloaded gift this year. i participated in one of many forums secret santa's this year, and for my gift i got something really good.

i got a chaplin/librarian custom bitz kit this year. basically santa threw a space marine bike in with a handful of really good bitz ( ravenwing bike front, dark angel power maul, black templar power axe, a little censer on a chain.)

in any event, its one more warrior in my ever growing imperial coalition forces.

the rider and his "Sleigh" will be featured in the blog in later posts.

till nextime,


Sunday, December 13, 2009

progression on a long road pt 2

hey guys. i have an update.

i've figured out a way to batch paint mantic elves in sets of three or multiples thereof. as such, i completed 3 more elves tonight.

more elves, and a couple bolt throwers are on thier way to my FLGS, so sometime this week i'll have an update concerning them.

as of now, my priority is final exams for school, and finishing my backlog including the rest of the elves i have.

till nextime,


Friday, December 11, 2009

test elf finished!

as said, my test elf is finished. only thing i think i can improve upon is my freehand skills.

till nextime,


Thursday, December 10, 2009

progression upon a long road pt 1

Hey guys. I have to come out and say it right now. i'm HOOKED on mantic games. SCREW GW and thier BOGUS prices. Mantic knows how to treat its customers like real people, instead of addicts who can't get enough and GW is the supplier.

The elves are superb, the messenger bag is a great carry case, and thier upcoming undead (seen at or are sure to be awesome as well.

I'm currently painting a test elf at the moment. next up is the rest of the command troop box, then a spearmen troop and a bowmen command troop, and then finally an elven bolt thrower battery. I then plan more spears and bows, and when they come out some units of elven cavalry and palace guard.

i will be on vacation the week of christmas, so unfortunatly my last update next week will have to be my christmas update. as soon as i get back i will post to say i'm back. i will continue posting updates up until i have to leave, so don't worry, i won't give up my blog for even the saftey my soul!

i have also started to finish up my backlog, my new years resolution for last year. i may not complete it by new years eve, but i damn well sure am gonna give it my all.

till nextime.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The mail came calling!

YAY! My mantic bag and elves came. they are so awesome! the fig's are highly detailed and the bag is nice. here are some pictures

my first elf, then my current progress

and finnaly, a picture of the poster which comes with the elves, it is taped to my wall.

till next time!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

first tourney ever.

Hey guys. i thought i would write a short blurb about the tourney today.

i took the following list:

Grey seer, screaming bell, skalm, power stone, dispel scroll, rival hide talisman
525 pts

Chieftain battle standard bearer, halberd, shield, worlds edge armor, rat hound bodyguard
104 pts

Warlock engineer, doom rocket, warp-energy condenser, level 2, warp musket
165 pts

Warlock, level 2, two dispel scrolls, warplock pistol
158 pts

2 units of 24 clanrats, shields, standard and musician, warpfire thrower, rattling gun
365 pts

20 stormvermin, standard and musician, shields, storm banner, bell pusher
225 pts

20 slaves
40 pts

2 units of 21 giant rats and 4 packmasters
190 pts

20 plague monks, standard and musician, and shroud of dripping death
185 pts

2 rat ogres, packmaster
88 pts

7 plague censer bearers
112 pts

Warp-lightning cannon
90 pts

Total = 2247 pts

and so, i went to do battle.

1rst game vs Orcs and gobbo's lead by azhag:

i was gunning this game for a good cracks call down his war machine line. i got my engi in position, but then hey got squashed by the foot of gork. from that time on it was mostly defensive gaming. death frenzied slaves saw off some night gobbo's, the cannon took out a lobba crewman, and my loyal clanrat warriors saw off azhag who subsequently rallied in the last turn and didn't do much. mostly his magic fizzled, and i shot up a few things. the game ended in a draw. 10 battle points to 10.

2nd game vs generic wyvern boss Orcs and gobbo's:

i fared better this game. due to some poor manouvering a pretty big scrum by the bell resulted in his boss flying into the sights of my cannon, which proceeded to blast the wyvern to one wound. one of my clannies units died with thier warlock after a combo charge. other orcs and gobbo's got shot, the monks did squat, and the warlock engi's fried things. death frenzied slaves pulled down an orc or two before dieing. MVP for the game was my plague censer bearers, who saw off and ran down a 300 pt orc unit with character after the orcs had charged in. due to scenario requirments this game ended in a draw as well.

3rd game vs vamps:

i felt confident after my giant rats proceeded to beat his bats in the nose, but my PCB's fluffed it against his vamp bunker and died (after the vamp had moved from his dead bunker), giving the enemy an objective token they had picked up. his wolves saw off with two of the other remaining 5 tokens, while the rest were picked up by my units. my doom rocket went spectacular and (as previously said) wiped his vamp lords 1rst bunker completely, which made him scamper into his friends guardian skellies.

due to objectives and his wearing down of several of my units via long combats (and a flank charge with a beef'd coach) the game ended in a loss for me.

so in total i got 26 battle points. the guy i faced first got 1rst place, his brother in law (the vc player) got third for good painitng scores, and the lone wood elf player came in second and got a regiment box.

overal i had a fun time, and i can't wait for the next tourney.

pica are as follows: azhag counts as, 1rst game left and right (my point of view), game two, and game three.

till nextime,


Friday, December 4, 2009

well that puts a damper on things

hey guys. i thought i'd let you know of something pretty bad.

one of my weapon teams did not come in the mail in time for the tourney and i'll have to proxy.

i just hope that the officials will let me use the proxy (rattling gun i have) and not force me to

A: buy a new one there and then


B: disqualify from the tourney.

now since this is my first tourney i don't know how it will go down, but i'll let you all know what happens tommorow.

hopefully everything will be cool.

till nextime,


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

the storm looms

so, i had a particulary sobering thought this afternoon.

1. 2009 is coming to a close, and i have only a small amount of time to finish my new years resolution for 2009 (finish my backlog)

although i have made significant strides this year, i still have about forty miniatures to paint.

i had great success last weekend with the 24hour painitng challenge. to this end i have resolved to make next weekend (december 12-13) a paintng weekend of doom. i'll be sitting at my painitng desk all day. i will be creating and posting in a thread in the paintng and modeling section of

2. saturday is my first warhammer tournament.EVER.

i am psyched for it although i will be taking a sub par list (made with the modelsi have) for skaven, i plan to go for the win and have fun anyway. i will be posting on saturday evening with my results, as well as pictures. (i will be taking my backup camera - backup because my newer one is real nice and i don't want it wrecked/stolen.