A Trip For Graham’s Birthday

Last weekend I took a trip to Nottingham to help Graham celebrate his 50th birthday in style!

We tented a house to base ourselves at for the weekend and myself and Graham travelled down on Friday, meeting up with his Chris and their other brother Dave and on Saturday we were joined by our mate Rob.

We had hoped that Richie and Gareth would be able to join us, but the stars did not align for that.

We had planned to do Warhammer World all weekend, but we didn’t realise the weekend was the 40k GT, and thus we couldn’t book a table for Saturday, only Sunday.

So on Saturday we went to Boards and Swords in Derby and we played a 9000 point game, me and Graham with my Word Bearers and how World Eaters and Solar Auxilia against Dave, Chris and Rob who had a force of Space Wolves, Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Custodes between them.

I took the Mastodon, which to form, did not last past turn 2 and most of the Terminators it carried were killed, and Lorgar came along to summon Deamons.

But me and Graham had our arses handed to us as my dice rolling was atrocious, I just kept on rolling 1s like John Dermondy!

At one point when I rolled a pair of 1s then rerolled them to get the same result again when I needed just a single 2+, Graham just looked at me and said:-

Why do I fucking bother

He was right, my game was horrific, but somehow we managed to draw!

That night we had curry did some recording and I attempted to play Blackstone Fortress but I was knackered and couldn’t concentrate to I gave up and went to bed.

The next day we went to Warhammer world and played a 5000 points a side game, it went mostly the same way, but this time the loyalists knew our strengths better and hit them hard.

Lorgar was taken with Divination instead of Deamonology, and turned out to be pretty darn good, and almost killed Sanguinius, but alas he fell.

Interestingly we had a good time figuring out if Lorgar could take Deamonology, turns out the rule that says he can is in the generic Librarian rules and not in his rules!

It’s gonna be just over six weeks until I see all the guys again, apart from Dave who I won’t see until September. I like these guys, they are my closest friends and spending time with them is a real treat.

Thanks Graham for an amazing weekend of fun!

What I Am Modelling

The hands have been an issue this week so painting hasn’t been happening as much as would have liked, so I have been content to model instead.

I have this week built a Predator, Mourngal, 40 Chainrasps, 12 Myrmourn Banshees, 10 Ultramarines Seekers, 10 Death Guard Heavy Support Marines and some Easy to Build Sequitors.

I managed to get all of those primed and ready to hit the table along with some nurglings.

I spent the week slowly painting up the squad of Blood Ravens Reivers, and as many of you will know I really dislike painting Reivers and Phobos Amour in general, and to get all of the Phobos Armour out of the way, I also painted my Captain in Phobos Armour too.

I managed to get those finished on Friday afternoon.

I also did a bit of a speed painting job on some Nurglings, painted the all with Contrast and I am pretty happy with how these turned out.

And then I started work on The Three Hunters and finished off Legolas and Aragorn, but my photo of Aragorn is at a terrible angle so I will share his photo next week.

Just have Gimli to go of those now.


My painting plan is in a little disarray at the minute due to the hands, so I have rejigged it a little, I may have to delay some of the Death a Korps as I need paint and I am out of money to buy any just now.

  1. Death Korps of Krieg Centaur Crew x 2
  2. Death Guard Heavy Support Squad with Autocannons x 10
  3. Blood Ravens Bikes x 3 and Attack Bike with Heavy Bolter
  4. Death Korps of Krieg Quartermaster and Retinue and Ridemaster
  5. Forge World Plague Marines x 10
  6. Chainrasp Horde x 40
  7. Death Korps of Krieg Command Squad Men with Special Weapons
  8. Blood Ravens Captains x 5
  9. Warcry Terrain
  10. Myrmourn Banshees x 12

I have decided to do the Chainrasps in batches of 40, I have a scheme is think will work quite well for them and help get them done fast.

I really want to keep in top of the Nighthaunt as they arrive with Mortal Realms.

What I Am Reading

I read a little of Celestine The Living Saint but haven’t picked it up since Saturday night 🙁

I have been listening to a number of audio dramas however, making my way through most of the 1 hour and less ones put out in recent years that I haven’t listened to. This week I have listened to :-

So quite a bit got listened to!

What I Am Playing

I played the two games of Horus Heresy with Graham and the lads, but we also played a game of Cards Against Humanity, it’s not my favourite game, but it can be fun with the right crowd.

What I Am Backing

We have backed The Rival Networks, we are big fans of the original game and backing this was a no brainier for us.

I am also still backing Justice Blocks, but that isn’t going to fund.

And the Rising Sun soundtrack arrived last night, but I haven’t listened to it yet.

What I Am Cooking

Made a pot noodle!

What I Am Spending

I spent a bit more than I wanted to this week. I bought a Predator for my Heresy Death Guard and Mortarion for my 40k Death Guard.

I also bought a new Army Painter drybrush, a can of Grey Seer and a few paints that I needed.