December 1, 2021
The Jurassic Dark
November 8, 2021
Halloween in the Mortal Realms
October 3, 2021
The Spectres of Nex-Murnau
To continue with the Thracian Insurgency campaign footage, we've just received an image transmission from a foolhardy remembrancer attached to a battlegroup of another traitor legion - the Night Lords!
Ollie's take has been to build a suitably frightening VIII Legion army, steering towards darker themes instead of the mainstream "halloween horror" vibe. This is already evident in the colour scheme with the usual blue replaced with a cold-tinted black, a proper midnight clad.
The Night Lords have been based to match the colours and textures of our Thracia Rex table and their style fits the gloomy surroundings as well! We've been joking that it was fun to spend 15 months creating a 6x4' display board just for Ollie's traitors...
August 29, 2021
The Phoenix Nest
Betrayal. Trenches. Vanity. Thematic trinity for our new Horus Heresy Emperor's Children!
The army was created as an undercover lockdown project last year as we started planning our Thracian Insurgency 30K campaign - our crew has long traditions of secret army builds (usually associated with grand reveals in our Civil War tournaments) and here the new force played a narrative part in the story as well. It's a project that I was very inspired to do, a bit smaller "cabinet" force with emphasis on scenic storytelling instead of gameplay practicalities.
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about 3D printing making its way to the hobby scene, even without really going into the IP issue. On the other hand it is a wonderful enabler of conversions and gives so much possibilities into creating imaginative concepts, playing with the scale of things and makes some of the crazy ideas more affordable. It's not hard to see that some of the cool concepts that people have produced would not get done without the help of some bits printing.
The other side is what kind of effect printing has on the creative process. I feel that an essential part of making conversions is that one looks at the parts they have available and then combines them in an inspired way or turns those parts into something else. Combining kits or creating alternative builds is awesome and that "forced creativity" having to go with what you have at hand might be spoiled by the endless catalogue of printable conversion bits. This is of course partly (mostly) sentimental nonsense, we're just of the generation that looks at household items to turn into terrain and likes to write their army lists on paper with a pencil... But still, an imaginative conversion of an established model is often much more interesting to see than an alternative third party miniature.
This army was pretty much a personal experiment in the printing realm and my next army project will go with the opposite (and more traditional) kitbashing route.
July 14, 2021
War Head Feudal World: Thracia Rex
March 31, 2021
Silence on the hobby front? Nonsense! Most of our project progress has recently been directed to our social media channels and despite the lack of posts here there's a lot going on. Blogger's editor update has made it really cumbersome for us to share pictures here, so until we update our website we welcome you to follow us in the channels below for War Head hobby updates, project galleries and more. Here's hoping we can start meeting you guys in events soon again - until then we'll keep painting and preparing for the battles to come. Onwards!
For commission painting enquiries, collaborations or other wargaming chatter, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We currently have a few weeks of project queue but stand ready to plan ahead!