All posts filed under: Warhammer: Skaven

Doomwheels – War has never been so much fun :)

I must confess.  I have cheated in my last week battle against Empire. I’ve deployed two Doomwheels and  none of the models weren’t entirely painted nor even properly based… and I was bragging – my army is fully painted…but no – there were much to be done… First Doomhweel – old metal model from early 1990s lacked the banner. Everything else was done here – I painted it in September 2014, right before my trip to America, all was left to paint, cut it out and attach the banner to the pole. Oh, wow, to be honest  I’m not very good at painting paper banners… of course, it’s like doing the colouring book – all is prepared – all is need to be done, just fill all empty space with colours.  But It happened to be not that easy, if you wish it to look nice. And I’m not doing it quite often these days – all banners in new GW models are made from plastic – and it’s much easier for me to do …

Clan Eshin strike from the shadows! – Skaven Assassin

After completing  my Wolsung first faction, I felt like painting Skaven again. Maybe not exactly Skaven miniatures are my first choice at the moment (I’m kind of fed up painting only rats after rats after rats…), but I’ll have few more WHFB battles in near future, and I need to finish few more models. After that, no more Skaven…at least for a while :).  Infinity, WH40k,  Malifaux and other miniatures… I promise myself at that point – little bit Warhammer Fantasy break… But first…more Skaven! Yay! Over the top first – Skaven Assassin. Most of the internet Skaven Tactica compendiums tell you that Assassins are waste of the points.  120 points for average fighter, when ordinary Skaven Chieftain is only 45 points. The difference: Assassin has Weapon Skills 6 and Initiative – 8, while Chieftain has WS 5 and I 6. Of course Assassin has has Dodge Special Save (4+), Poisoned Attacks and he can start the game Hidden in regiment of Clanrats or Stormvermin. But still his stats are not impressive – Chieftain could …

Ladies and Gentlemen – Ikit Claw!

Twists and twirls in my life, folks. We were supposed to be on vacations at the moment. Unexpected circumstances forced me and my wife to get back to Warsaw right after nice relaxing weekend in Prague. So, instead of lakes, mountains of Bavaria and canals of Amsterdam – I’m stuck in Warsaw. Not so much travelling for Game of Travel right now… Ok, it might sounds little bit sad or depressing, but the hell it isn’t! In Warsaw we decided to ease up a little and made some top quality time here – we met long time no see friends, went to cinema and few parks.Top notch week we had:) And meantime I’m back to painting. My pace is little be bit slow right now, but I do my best. Don’t blame me – after all I’m still on holidays:) Yesterday I finally finished Ikit Claw, one of my favourite characters from all Skaven Empire. The model is from 4th/5th edition of Wahammer Fantasy Battle – and again – it’s my favourite from all Skaven. …

My 1200 points Skaven horde is ready for action (finally!)

Last Friday I finally played my first battle of Warhammer Fantasy Battle with fully painted army. It was only 1200 point Skaven Army, but still. It was first time in my life, I was able to do that with every miniature included in army rooster (well, not entirely true, but about this – later). It took me over one year to accomplish that. I was taking my painting station and miniatures to such countries like – Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua (and few more:). There were months I didn’t feel like painting at all, and on the other hand – there were also I was painting like crazy. Last week for example, before this battle I had 12 Clanrats left to complete whole regiment. That was demanding task – very little sleep, no social or family life – and I made it! Whole army completed:). I’m happy as never before (well…let’s say concerning my hobby, not entire life;). But let’s agree that was emergency, that I prefer …

Rat Ogre – the first of many

I have been mentioning that few times before – my Skaven Swarm Army is almost done. All is left to paint: around 10 Skaven Slaves and 10 Clanrats. I need about few weeks to finish them and, for the first time in my life I’ll be able to play with entirely painted army (It will be only 1000-1200 points, but still). To be honest, not only I never had any of my armies painted –  in last 12 months I’ve painted more miniatures, than the rest of my life! I was kind of lazy back in the days – definitely I was preferring playing, than painting (now it’s opposite – I barely play and try to paint as much as possible). I was kind of addicted to buying new armies – both fantasy and 40k. Every time something new was released – I  wanted to have it! Ok. Right now it’s similar – I want to have tons of miniatures. There are so many cool models, just begging to buy them. But right now, I’m …

Grey Seer. Proper leader for End Times

I managed to finish Grey Seer model from End Times today. I must say, I enjoyed the process so much. It was nice change after bunch of Skaven Slaves, Clanrats or Stormvermin. Painting lords, heroes and special characters is so much fun. Too bad, my entire army can’t include only super awesome characters, with nicely scrupled miniatures like this Grey Seer. I bought this mini in Mexico City. It is my first model from latest Games Workshop End Times releases. I remember when I was leaving Europe, Nagash book have been already published, and Glotkin book just appeared in shops. All those awesome miniatures, like Nagash, Arkhan or Glotkin Brothers were tempted me: buy me, buy me! It doesn’t matter, I’m expensive and you don’t even collect Undead or Daemons – BUY me! I was so close to buying Glotkin. The miniature is a masterpiece. Absolutely ‘must have’ for every Chaos player. And because of that miniature – I seriously started to think about re-buying Chaos Army. In late 1990s and early  2000s I owned …

Skaven Clanrats finally ready!

At least three of them… These three are part of regiment of 30 Skaven Clanrats with spears and shields and wearing light armour. The regiments is build from 7th edition plastic models. I used only those models form The Clanrat Box Set with light armour, those without any (wearing only rugs) received hand weapon and became slaves:) I have 10 of such Clanrats with me in Mexico, and the rest are waiting for me in Poland. So far I painted 12 (18 to go…). Last week we have arrived to Huatulco, south of Oaxaca State. Originally we wanted to stay here for only a week. Chill out a little on the beach, swim in the sea and take some sunbath. It would be perfect, after crowded and busy Mexico City. After staying here few days and getting know the area, we decided to stay little more. Three weeks to be exact. The place is perfect. Beach is near, wifi signal is OK to work, not too may tourists and what is most important – I …

I’m affraid, Skaven Slaves are essential.

Skaven Slaves are weak, almost no fighting power on the battlefield. Cannon Fodder. Their stats are so damn poor, that every Skaven general is whining: “Why I even must deal with them? Why they are not Stormvermin?!” But for some reason Slaves are part of almost every Skaven army list. They will lose every combat, they will perish quicker before you can say: Bring me victory, my precious Rats! But they are there – army lists are full of them. I mean, just use Google and type: “xxxx point Skaven army list” and I bet Slaves will be included in most of army lists appeared on your search results. Oh, yes they are popular! Why is that? The answer is: 2 freaking points per model. Simply as that. I think, there is no cheaper model in whole Warhammer Fantasy game. You can deploy hundreds of Skaven Slaves, swarming an opponent with vermin infestation, and you can barely feel cost of it. I know, there are players who use ONLY Slaves for their army (at least …

Are Stormvermin any good ?

Exactly. Are Stormvermin worth it to put to your army list? It’s absolutely valid and good question. To be completely honest it’s quite difficult to answer it, just like that. There are many different points of view about including Stormvermin in your Skaven army. On plus side – the fluff: awesome minis and their background story – elite soldiers breed especially to fight, way much braver and harder than ordinary Skaven (at least that is theory;). The latest edition plastic regiment of Stormvermin is awesome! They have this angry, mean look, that tells – we are the best, we will kill, we will conquer! Minus side – well… you can always argue on that – but in my opinion – their point cost is relatively too high, for all the stats and equipment they have. It’s starting the struggle – Stormvermin or Clanrats? Clanrats are way more cheaper than Stormvermin, and there is no such a big difference between them during battle. So, many players don’t deploy Stormvermin at all, replacing them with Clanrats or …

Ratling Gun is ready!

Oh yes, finally it is! I must say I had some problems with this Ratling Gun. For some reasons I spent more time with this miniature than usual. To be completely honest, it shouldn’t be big surprise. After all I changed my place again from San Jose, Costa Rica to Mexico D.F. Usually when I get to new place, it is always like that. I have t0 get familiar with neighborhood, find a good place with for breakfast and dinner. I also have few friends here. and believe it or not, social live do not get along with my painting miniatures hobby:) I gave this miniature my usual Skaven Clan Skryre colors look. My idea is that these Skavens, and especially those from weapon teams, should wear some ordinary ‘rug like’ clothes. No fancy colours, nor dyed fabric. Only brownish and grayish colours. After all they are tinkering and fixing some miraculous Clan Skryre machines all the time. There’s no point to wear colorful clothing. For little containers on the back of second Skaven, and …