A Miniature Odyssey

Miniature Gaming Reviews, Tutorials & Musings

Servo Skull Musings: Momento Mori 2020 — February 3, 2020

Servo Skull Musings: Momento Mori 2020

Here we find ourselves a month into 2020. I have reflected on the fact that it takes me far too long to finish even the most minor of projects, yet the magnanimous ambitions remain.

As such I have created three goals for the year. I hope they will be attainable prior to 2021.

1) Death Korps of Krieg Phase I– This will include approximately 150 Death Korps of Krieg infantry models along with organic transportation including Centaurs, Chimera Storms, Crassus Armoured Carriers and a Hades Breaching Drill. Phase II which will hopefully fall into 2021 will consist of the Armour (Leman Russ Battle Tanks & variants), Heavy Armour (Baneblades) and Self-Propelled Artillery (Armageddon Patterns Basilisks and Hydra Flak Tanks).

2) (Functioning) Necromunda Game– Adding to House Orlock and the Palanite Enforcers will be the painting of my son’s gang, House Delaque. Equally important will be the completion of an actual Necromunda ‘table’. This will be based around a pair of the Zone Mortalis sets, other terrain elements (primarily from Kill Team) to create a 3D 4’x4′ modular gaming environment. Bonus round will include a few bounty hunters/hangers-on/hired guns/dramatis personae models.

3) Purge 2020– The collection must be culled. While I am committed to finishing a Death Korps of Krieg, Elysian Drop Troopers, Armoured Battlegroup, Solar Auxilia Army and 30K Word Bearers Army before I die of old age, I must clear out some other projects. This will include selling my unpainted/un-assembled Imperial Knights Army, Eldar Army and Dark Eldar Army in addition to my partially complete Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii Army. By the time this is posted the first batch (Knights, Eldar, Dark Eldar) should be hitting ebay. If any of A Miniature Odyssey’s miniature following (see what I did there?) is interested, please feel free to contact me.

 

 

Organized Chaos: Some Heros… or rather villains… — November 22, 2018

Organized Chaos: Some Heros… or rather villains…

I have believed from the beginning of this project that the ‘Leaders’ need to stand out. Thus I present most of the leaders. The Pilgrim Brotherhood Auxilia’s Warlord will be completed along with the Tempestus Scions being converted to Warp Cult Grenadiers. This batch will also include another officer, the Centurio Evocatus.

This assortment includes one completed Forge World model, 2 AoS models with fancy holsters added, and a 40K model. Some of the conversion pieces were borrowed from the Chaos Space Marine bitz box.

First up we have the second-in-command of the Auxilia. Centurio Delegatus Cursc. A former warrior of the great crusade who as a Major General served as his master’s Chief of Staff and most brutal enforcer; roles he continues to enjoy after having turned from the Emperor’s light.

I present Centurio Delegatus Cursc…

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Next we have the Auxilia’s third in command, Triarchus Nemetes. Formerly a Lord Commodore and Count of Odysseus, Braccus commands the fleet that services the Pilgrim Brotherhood Auxilia. Not one to shy away from depravity, he often lands with the ground troops to ensure he misses nothing visceral.

I present Triarchus Braccus…

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Next we have the massive frame of Centurio Sacerdos Braccus. Despite his appearance Braccus is both a scholar and a preacher. He directs the other Preachers and even the Psykers in their duties. In Combat, however, Braccus prefers sheer brutality and often leads the Ogryn and Beastmen Brutes into the fray.

I present Centurio Sacerdos Braccus…

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Last but not least we have the master disciplinarian and tactical leader of the bulk of the Auxilia troops. Centurio Decimatus Auctus Donar is responsible for leading the Discipline Cadre. He also leads the masses of Line Infantry in the field unafraid to execute warriors and sergeants alike should they fail the Chaos Gods.

I present Centurio Decimatus Auctus Donar…

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Only two Officers remain; the Warlord known as Lord Praefectus Kalph and the leader of the Grenadiers, Centurio Evocati Name TBA.

As always, questions, concerns, conundrums, and existential dilemmas are always welcome.

Regards,

Mr Kalidor

Organized Chaos: Discipline Master Cadre — November 16, 2018

Organized Chaos: Discipline Master Cadre

I present one the HQ choices in the Imperialis Militia/Warp Cult rules. These mean looking gentlemen consist the Pilgrim Brotherhood Auxilia Discipline Master Cadre.

With the exception of the Cadian legs, theses models are all Forge World and it shows. They will certainly be running amok with Infantry Squads and Brute Squads in short order.

In the meantime… enjoy

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As always, questions, concerns, conundrums, and existential dilemmas are always welcome.

Regards,

Mr. Kalidor