Wednesday, 14 January 2015

INQ28 - Look into the Past (part 3)

Previously on Look into the Past...

-- Death of an Inquisitor -- 

>> When Inquisitor Dante lost his mind!

Now. Part three...

-- Lawmakers & Rule Breakers! --

>> Malvo was born during a Purge in the Underhive. He never knew his parents since they were brutaly killed in that night. His father was among those men who took a bullet in the head and minutes after Malvo's birth his mother bleeded to death because none of the attackers was willing to help. Murphy - a powerfull Orlock leader - showed mercy, spared the life of the newborn and brought him to a shelter, where Malvo should grew up as an orphan.

>> Malvo killed his first man when he was 12 years old. He had killed before when he ended the lifes of several rats and giant spiders for pleasure and slew another orphan in a fight for food. With 13 he took the head of a guilder.

>> A few years later Malvo had earned his reputation as Hired Gun and became a skilled Infiltrator who used his victims as camouflage and their body parts as decoy. He brought fear and terror into the Underhive while becoming a mad man and hunting down Orlocks...

>> Before he disappeared he went on a rampage and finally crushed the face of the enemy he hated the most. Murphy, the only man he rememberd from his childhood...

... to be continued!

-- Outro --

YakTribe Competition V is up and running! The theme is that everyone is either on one side of the law or the other:

"No matter where you go in a Hive City, an Empire City or Mektown you're going to run into someone who wants to - Poison you to raise your corpse, Hunt you down, Eat you, Beat you half to death with batons, Smite your accursed soul, Vaporise you or all of the above."

I decided to go with the other...


Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Based on a True Story

-- Intro --

Summer 1996. The European Football Championship was over and I went on my first trip to the United Kingdom. My parents came to the conclusion that their son (me) should improve his english  - with mixed success... (Little bonus fact. When a few boys spoke about the game England versus Germany in a bus and had some trouble with the locals afterwards, our teacher gave us the rule: "Don't talk about football in public!" - fortunately I've never been interested in that kind of soccer).

On a day trip to a small (but beautiful) city (sadly forgot the name) I stumbled into a GW store - something I hadn't seen before. My younger self had heard uncommon stories from a game called Space Crusade or StarQuest, he even knew a guy who owned HeroQuest, but this? No... He had never seen something similar. The damage was done. A few minutes later I came out with a box of five Space Marines (If I'm not mistaken I paid five pounds). 

Later I realized that there was more then just one store in England and with the following weeks my "army" started to grow. Cadian Soldiers, Catachan Jungle Fighters, Ratling Snipers - with no idea about the rules I bought what I liked until all of my pocket money was issued...

Back at home I spent hours to paint them and showed them to my friends. We started to play games according to our own rules and ended up buying the 2nd Edition of Warhammer 40.000. I had a small army of Dark Angels (A Captain, two Tactical Squads and a Predator made of cardboard) with a mixid squad of Imperial Soldiers as backup and well, I almost won every game! Until, yea - until we moved on. I forgot about my army and most of the miniatures we're destroyed or got lost over the years.


a few survived in a tiny box at my parents house where I found them not long ago. They were (and are) in a bad shape with parts missing and awful paint (varnish!) on them (Damn, it took me a while to get rid of the paint and there is still some of it left on the miniatures).

But, I have a plan...

-- The Survivors --

Here they are.

"You're call!" - Sergeant Cooper. He'll find some use in one of my retinues soon.

Catachan Jungle Fighter joins forces with a Cadian Soldier.

This guy is going to be the base for my Yaktribe Competition V entry.


-- Bonus Round --

"Why doesn't he show us one of his earlier masterpieces? In color...", I hear you asking? Sure, if you read the whole post so far then you deserve some kind of bonus, right?

Captain Doom, Master of the Sword, True Hero of Caliban (standing on a goblin green base).

Thanks for reading!



My Yaktribe Competition V entry - An Infiltrator who uses his victims as camouflage and body parts as decoy...

Je suis Charlie

Saturday, 3 January 2015

INQ28 - Der Krampus

-- The story so far --

As you might know euansmith suggested that I should make a Krampus sidekick to accompany the fallen Inquisitor Coenrad E. Waltz on his rounds...

According to old german narratives around the figure, the Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with the Nicholas who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. I like this concept very much and decided to create my own version of the Krampus.

-- Niglobartl, the Krampus --

It took me some time to find the right miniature. The search on eBay brought some useful Ungors, but even if they could find a use as henchmen in the retinue of Waltz later, as Krampus probably not. On a foray through my local GW I discovered the "Great Bray Shaman" and after one of my cultists was kind enough to donate his hands and weapons, Niglobartl was geared up.

Here are the first WIPs:

Niglobartl, the Krampus (Scavvy, 25cr)

>> M 6 - WS 3 - BS 2 - S 3 - T 3 - W 1 - I 3 - A 1 - LD 6 <<

  • Weapons: Autopistol (15cr), Stub Gun (10cr) with Dum-dum Bullets (5cr), Knife (free)
  • Mutations: Long Legs (+2 Movemnet, 15cr)
  • Total: 70cr

My plan is to deploy him as a close combat fighter in the retinue of Coenrad E. Waltz, which I arranged by following the NCE and OCE rules (Scavvies) by Anthony Case. He got an Autopistol and a knife as main weapons and for emergency situations (out of ammo) a Stub gun, so he doesn't lose the extra attack in a brawl.

Waltz and Niglobartl on a raid.
Niglobartl leading the way!
The Krampus and MR. BIG.

What do you think? Thanks for looking!

Friday, 2 January 2015

INQ28 - Death of an Inquisitor (part 2)

-- From the grave --

Dante joins the wake of an inquisitor - who remains unknown at this point. In case you missed "Look into the past (part 2)", HERE is what happened.

So he's kinda back...


Servitor DA-573NT-8E and grimwork awaiting orders...


Thanks for looking and a good start into the new year!