Enough with the testing, let’s get the show on the road!

Freshly colour primed Space Wolves!

The Emperor's Hairiest!

Welcome to Adeptus Lupus, Brother Wolf’s home for all things Warhammer! It’s been a real chore to get real progress going on blogging, let alone the stuff to actually blog about. Oy, what’s a career oriented gamer to do?

This week, however, things kicked into gear. Sunday afternoon/evening, my beautiful wife spent the afternoon with a dear friend and left me to my own devices. I grabbed a box of unassembled ruins, some cardboard, some MDF sheets I keep lying about, knives, glue, brushes and plopped down in front of the DVR to watch the last 2 episodes of The Pacific while I cranked out the base work for 6 pieces of terrain.

The goal was to get my four old school ruins mounted in such a way that I could use them as area terrain defining a space between them or as single, smaller pieces. I owe this simple inspiration to Col. Corbane. Cheers mate. I also plan on making simple slivers to use between them to help fill in up the quadrangle or use them nearby to break up assault lines. 2 sets of ruins will be done to match my Armageddon Wasteland-themed Realms of Battle table. The other two will get much wetter treatment, done in boggy mud style with minor magnet work to afford them either temperate forest or jungle/swamp looks via swappable bushes/trees.

Of course, I’m working on stands of temperate trees already, but even a Wasteland needs some kind of ‘forest’, right? How about a sandstone forest? I intend to put a tutorial up about this simple piece of terrain once it’s complete, but sometimes just having a new piece of terrain isn’t enough. You need to have rules for it? So here goes;

Sandstone Forest/Garden

  • Cover Save: 4+
  • Difficult terrain: 40mm infantry bases or smaller
  • Dangerous terrain: Jump Infantry, Bikes, Flyers
  • Impassable terrain: 60mm infantry bases or bigger, Walkers, Vehicles
  • TLOS: Count obscurment for LOS passing through terrain.
  • Blocked LOS: If LOS cannot be drawn from a shooting unit to any model in a unit entirely within the terrain feature, then the shooting unit must choose another target.

Ahh, but the REAL reason to get things underway today is that after 12 years of sitting assembled without so much ans a hint of primer, my Space Wolves got a base coat last night. Sure, I cheated a but, but what a worth CHEAT! After seeing a YouTube on a quick & dirty SW drybrush technique, (which looked better than my aborted attempt on my Long Fangs many years back), I decided to try and make this as quick & dirty as I could. Enter The Army Painter’s Wolf Grey Colour Primer! Primer & basecoat in one! I shot 27 of these guys Thur night in about 60min or so. Awesomesauce!

This was my first use of TAP Colour Primer and it doesn’t behave like a normal primer. It has ALOT of pigment and it gets stuff EVERYWHERE. It wants to be sprayed closer to the figs than you might with a conventional primer. I also found, (after the first 4 showed a little dusty), that priming them 1 at a time allowed for the best method to get solid, clean, smooth coverage. Lesson learned. The can should be good for about 30 models. That’s a bit pricey compared to half price for a can of primer and a 17mL bottle of paint which will last almost forever. However, considering the time saved in getting these guys ready for the next two layers of paint on the armor, I don’t know if I can say enough good things about this spray. Let’s just say I’m ordering 2 more cans to ensure I have enough for my termies and vehicles!

Well, I certainly hope to have more of the Wolves to show soon, but they are certainly off to a great start.

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