Sunday, November 4, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm - Part IX, The Treasure Trove


I actually didn't realize I had this many models assembled until I started dragging them out of the cupboard. Let's see - Gregor Eisenhorne, Death Watch Space Marine, Rogue Trader, Callidus Assassin, Cyber Mastiff, some sort of smary ship captain and two deck hands, another mutant, and the second combat servitor I mentioned a few weeks ago.

Those three boxes in the background are an Eldar Ranger, a Thorian Inquisitor (kind of a Boba Fett looking helmet), and a female Inquisitor named Lady Jena Orechiel. There are some kits that I never built 'as is' like the Imperial Guard guy and Cultist with the chainsword, but I used the bits for other models. There were a few kits I didn't have, but I'm going to have to look into this now... I have a feeling my OCD is about to kick in.

I haven't dug into this box, but I see six pairs of legs, so I'm betting I can get at least four models out of this stuff (one is another death cult assassin), plus a Reaper Miniatures 54mm gun chick of some sort and a weird bald little mutant.

Now what can I do with all of this stuff?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm - Part VIII, Security Force

I used these guys for all sorts of things - Naval Security, PDF Troops, and traitorous cultists...

...and that, sadly, is that... hopefully you enjoyed looking back at these. I had fun finally getting them to pose for the camera.

I'll have one more post looking at all of the unpainted stuff I still have. It wouldn't take too much to actually paint the entire collection I have on hand (how often can you say that about a game?). I might have to see about getting them on the table again...

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm - Part VII, Seon Haryll

I think I only used these guys once...




I have another combat servitor assembled. Looking back at all of this stuff makes we want to paint some more... These guys opened the warp portal (by accident while trying to unlock the secrets of a strange artifact) that killed (?) Mathias Roller and Goya.

Next week, a squad of Naval Security troopers...

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm, Part VI - The Mutants

I used these several times as antagonists. I don't think they ever had names...

Next week... Adeptus Mechanicus!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm - Part V, The Inquisitor With No Name

Not sure he had a name then. He was never on the table, but was involved behind the scenes in a couple of games, and his known operatives were featured individually on missions of their own...




Surprisingly, this Inquisitor's faction is unknown, though he employed a cadre of mutants in at least one operation, led by a brute known as 'Da Boss'. Most of the mutants were exterminated by Johan Macharius with the aid of Claronius Rock and his crew. Da Boss escaped and was seen with Jyle at a later date so is believed to be a permanent part of the retinue now.

We'll take a look at the rest of the mutants next week...

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm - Part IV, Claronius Rock

Yeah, I know, but that's what he was called...




Claronius Rock is Ordo Xenos and the former Interrogator of Tobin Grimm. That sword IS the same one that Dara Sabbatine used (these models entered later in the campaign, just after Dara's death). Claronius fought with Grimm against Macharius, but later felt Cain had turned his former master too far and later fought as an ally of the Puritan in an effort to destroy the Daemonhost with the Black Sword (proving Macharius was not quite as Puritan as he used to be - ah, the slippery slope). No idea what Code Name Archer's story was.. I may not have known it then I just found the name listed among some scrawled notes  with 'she' in the sentence and that's the only model it could have referred to...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm - Part III, Tobin Grimm





Tobin Grimm is Ordo Xenos and a Xanthanist Radical. This warband features more conversions, albeit mostly minor ones. The only thing I remember about the background of this group is that the black sword carried by Dara is somehow bound with Cain.

The names of the rest will begin to falter. I might dig up a few, but these first eight models were the crux of my campaign. some of them are dead - Dara was actually slain by her own sword and Matthias Roller and Goya were lost to a warp portal. It was a brutal campaign. Some of the models that follow fought with or against Tobin and Johan.

More next week...

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm, Part II, Johan Macharius

Somehow it completely skipped my mind to post Sunday, so I'll leave this here now and drop in another this Sunday.

I was first just going to post a pile of models, but I thought it might be good to post them in the warbands as they were recruited. First up is the retinue of Johan Macharius (including the big guy himself again for context). I'll included names when I can remember them, but alas the sheets (before I kept all such things on my PC) have been absconded with - obviously to prevent them falling into the wrong hands...





Johan Macharius is Ordo Malleus and an Amalathian puritan in the strictest sense. These models were mostly out of the box kits, but I added the arm from a Ghazkull model. If memory serves, I copied this from one of the warbands in the first White Dwarf battle report (still have those around here somewhere, need to dig them out and have a read through again).

His arch nemesis, Tobin Grimm and his warband will be up next...

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm - Part I, The Inquisitors

I mentioned a while ago that I have a large collection of 54mm Inquisitor models, at least in terms of what most people seem to have for that game. I also promised to post pics, many of which I've never shown on the net before, but it turned out that most of the photos were poor. I finally had a chance to take shots of each model, so this week's post will portray the Inquisitors...

I had names for every model in the collection at one point, but for the life of me I can't find the folder with the character sheets. The top two are Johan Macharius and Tobin Grimm (who both featured heavily in the original campaign from 2001), but the monikers of the others escapes me. The entire collection features my rather amateurish and comic-book style attempt at NMM, but I liked the effect.

I'll have another post next Sunday, and each Sunday thereafter for.. well, a while anyway!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Guns of August 2018

Ok, I'm NOT running Oldhammer at Guns of August, but wouldn't my Chaos and Undead armies look great on here? It's on my list...

The static grass I use comes in sheets, so once the glue is good and dry, I can feather the edges and blend it in to make look a little more natural.

If you are in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, I'm running several games of Beneath the Lily Banners at the Guns of August, the 25th and 26th. The show is at the Virginia War Museum in Newport News, VA (the game tables are set up among the museum exhibits.. how cool is that?). Come by and say, "hi".. I'll be happy to chat about Oldhammer or Rogue Trader as well.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Abdul Goldberg

Every Rogue Trader collection needs an Abdul Goldberg...

For some reason, this model has always been that smarmy character to me - the bare chest, furry pimp vest, and gold chains. I painted this model last year, but he never made it to the blog...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Inquisitor 54mm

While the Inquisitor game is slightly beyond the period I think of when ruminating on Rogue Trader, it's probably the closest GW came to replicating the feeling of the original for me. Players were encouraged to run the game with a GM as the default and build a narrative around their characters. Point costs were non-existent. You just made an Inquisitor, added a handful of misfits for his posse, and set out to kick in the teeth of those who would stand in the way of your goals.

While it was certainly possible to simply play the game in 28mm (and I have lots of stuff painted for that), I think I own almost everything GW produced in 54mm. I actually painted somewhere around 25 to 30 of them - four Inquisitors and their warbands, a Tech-Priest and pair of servitors, a five-man squad of PDF troopers, and half a dozen mutants. I probably have another ten or fifteen models unpainted including the Eldar Scout and hulking Space Marine.

Here were the two main protagonists in my campaign setting...

Tobin Grimm, a dangerous radical...

Johan Macharius, a self-righteous puritan...

At some point I'll see if I can't photograph the whole collection. I don't think I've ever posted them on the web before...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year

So here is the first Rogue Trader model of 2018...

NEVER been a fan of these style britches and I almost took clippers and file to them, but decided against it. I think I'm going to go back in and repaint the coat into a dark bomber jacket with a cream colored collar because sitting here looking at the pic I don't like it at all. I only need to paint seven more adventurers to finally finish this collection...

Squat Engineer
Squat Miner
Test-bed Slave
Astropath Korm
Eldar Trader

I could paint these in a few days if I get myself motivated.

2017 was a dismal year for me as far as Oldhammer and Rogue Trader were concerned. I only painted around thirty models in these collections and over half of those were part of the Old World Army Challenge in November and December. I have around fifty models to go for that project so I should easily eclipse that total this year and I AM going to finish the adventurers range. Hopefully 2018 will be a better year of old school goodness...

Happy New Year!