October 30, 2019

Blackstone Fortress - Part Three

Taddeus the Purifier
Taddeus is a Ministorum Priest brought to the Blackstone Fortress by a holy vision seen in the burning remains of a particularly impertinent Imperial Navyman. Taddeus hopes to bring the Imperial Cult to Precipice, as well as purging any taint from the Blackstone Fortress itself.

Pious Vorne
Once a hive ganger, Pious Vorne now fights alongside Taddeus the Purifier, having discovered the joys of faith (not to mention burning heretics). Vorne has a pathological love of incendiary execution and seeks to slay any heretics who see the Blackstone Fortress as a refuge from the Emperor’s light.

UR-025 is an oddity, even by the standards of Precipice. Ostensibly an aged Imperial Robot in the service of a Magos of the Adeptus Mechanicus, it seems there are secrets to UR-025’s past that may be revealed as you play. UR-025 is interested not in the Blackstone Fortress itself, but the seemingly sentient constructs that inhabit it.

The robot is one of my favorite models from the set - there is something very oldschool about the design and the color makes me think of a refrigerator from the 70's...

Next up... The Hostiles!

October 27, 2019

Blackstone Fortress - Part Two

On to the Servants of the Emperor!

Janus Draik
Janus Draik is a Rogue Trader – one of the bold pioneers tasked with expanding the borders of the Imperium. The Blackstone Fortress is one in a long line of claims this explorer has made for the Imperium – and a source of invaluable archeotech and artefacts for future ventures.

Espern Locarno
The Blackstone Fortress is filled with treasures of ages past – and the Navigator Houses are interested in getting ahold of some of these. Espern Locarno is a sanctioned mutant tasked with rediscovering cargos which belong to his house by ancient right – as well as technologies to refine the ill-understood processes of warp travel.

I really enjoyed painting these models, especially the Navigator - more stalwart defenders of Mankind in the next post!

October 24, 2019

Blackstone Fortress - Part One

After watching a few games of Blackstone Fortress on Warhammer TV, I really fell in love with the game. While not expressly Oldhammer/Rogue Trader, the revival of the Warhammer Quest style game and the characterful models pulled me in.

Over the next few weeks I'll be showing off my progress getting the set painted and then hope to coax a campaign out of my friends. Failing that, it is a perfect game for solo play as the dungeons and baddies are all randomly generated and controlled!

I decided to start with the heroes (naturally). Although there are a pile of Imperial characters, I choose to start with the xenos because they are rare in my 40k collection if they aren't green and crying. 'Waaaagh!!'

Amallyn Shadowguide
Hailing originally from the now-shattered Craftworld of Biel-Tan, Amallyn Shadowguide has travelled the webway for centuries. For her, the Blackstone Fortress represents a possible way to save her dying home and to make Biel-Tan whole again through the strange technologies within.

Dahyak Grekh
Like many Kroot, Dahyak Grekh is a mercenary, working for the highest bidder. The Kroot mercenary code of honour is key to him – for it is through loyal service that the Kroot may consume new genetic material. Through eating many unfortunate inhabitants of the fortress and thus assuming their memories, Grekh has learned much of the mysteries in the Blackstone Fortress...

Rein & Raus
Little is known about Rein & Raus. Their wargear would suggest that these sanctioned abhumans once fought with the Astra Militarum, but now they live as renegades. Both are consummate thieves – to them, the Blackstone Fortress represents profit and little else.

Right! That's it for sneaky xenos.. we'll have a few shining heroes of the Imperium up in a few days time...

October 15, 2019

More Warcry!

Work has been crazy (stupid day job gets in the way of my hobby time), but I've slowly been adding warbands to my Warcry collection. Rather than spend all week posting in dribs and drabs, I decided to add all of them to date (no telling when I'll sit down to do another update).

The Unmade


Iron Golems

Untamed Beasts

I finished my terrain too (pic below is an early WiP.. you'll have to trust me) and hope to start a small solo campaign in the next few months. I'll try to chronicle everything here.

I'm painting some mercenaries and monsters to go with the collection and looking forward to the next book due out later this year. I also have the Corvus Cabal and a pile of Gloomspite Gitz to add more warbands. More soon (ish)!