Done! How I Spoiled Our Raven Guard Club Army In Just 3 Nights!

Because we originally had no 40K-players or only 40K-players with their own 40-armies, we originally had no 40K club army. That all changed. So we changed our mind. Last autumn we found a second hand, mostly unpainted lot, and because I’m Speedpaintzch The Unclean, I speedpainted the lot. See below.

No nonsense fast painting. I hope you like the finished result, but sensitive painters might feel hurt. In the tutorial I show you the power of minimalism: tabletop quality miniatures in minimal time. Soon available at the club!

Raven Guard Club Army – First Shots

As our veterans know, we recently bought a cheap second hand Raven Guard club army to serve the needs of the poor and protect the rights of the minority who don’t own a painted hyper-super-competitive-mega-waagh-40K army. You know: the standard casual 40K-player with a job, a life, a love, kids, parents and sometimes an evening to paint, but never enough. Not everybody dedicates his life to The Emperor.

Today I unboxed all the models to splash paint on it. To my joy, a few were already painted.

I will finish the rest in the same vein. Black and red. Very stylish. Extremely Amsterdam6shooters.

Dropzone Commander Battle Report – as 4 minute video clip

Honestly, four hour online video’s or static stories are boring. Inspired by Little Wars TV and by my 13 year old daughter, who showed me how easy video editing is, I made a clip about my recent Dropzone Commander encounter vs Aloys, a new member. We had a full afternoon fun, here condensed in less than 4 minutes.

I can recommend the SF game Dropzone, it’s objective grabbing, not the standard list building game or kill until the last man standing. Necromunda. Epic, WW3, with very stylish units. Fun and fast to learn. Opponents, anyone?

New Club Army: Ravenguard Space Marines!

We already had Napoleonic and Bolt Action armies, but with the growing ranks of 40K-players in our club, we thought it necessary to buy a 40K army for shared use. Well, what is ‘necessary’? Nothing is really necessary in life, except for oxygen, water and food. This Ravenguard army is a luxury.

However, it’s a necessary luxury because new players that have contacted us this year mailed that they restarted without figures or that they have not yet complete armies. 40K is expensive. One of our club goals is to make wargaming more affordable and easier to play.

This second hand marktplaats deal – only 200 euro – is a great deal:

  • 1 Lt Phobos
  • 1x Redemptor dreadnought
  • 1x Captain Gravis
  • 1x Captain Phobos
  • 1x Libarian Phobos
  • 1x Judicar
  • 1x Chaplain
  • 1x Lt Phobos reiver armour
  • 1x Ancient
  • 15x Intercessors (9 niet gebouwd)
  • 10x Infiltrator (2 niet gebouwd)
  • 3x Eliminators
  • 3x Suppressors (2 niet gebouwd)
  • 6x Outriders
  • 1x Invictus Warsuit (gemagnetiseerd)
  • 1x Deredeo (gemagnetiseerd)

According to our 40K-experts it’s a complete army. Not an ‘unbeatable tournament army’ for a highly competitive player, but an excellent middle of the road army for casual play and introducing new players.

Besides, we can use these models for Infinity, Gates of Antares, the FUBAR 40K variant or Stargrave, the SF Frostgrave variant.

The majority of the models is painted, as I understand (the package will be delivered next week). Some need finishing. If you like painting and like to help the club, contact us. We think it’s a very useful investment.

I found a SpeedPaint tutorial here!