August 2, 2020

AoS War for the Northern Realms Results and Coverage

Ropecon, one of the annual hobby highlights of ours, was sadly cancelled this time around, but after swift arrangements War Head Fight Club got to host their anticipated Age of Sigmar event "The War for the Northern Realms". This was also our first tournament after the long break, and it was neat to see all the players and the mad painting progress they had made over the months.

First Round Pairings and Results
4 Joonas Peltomaa vs Timo Nevalainen 16
2 Kai Väätäinen vs Ville Kariola 18
1 Janne Tiihonen vs Pietari Jukarainen 19
20 Eetu Torikka vs Lasse Kuikka 0
1 Jami Pesonen vs Karri Kauppila 19
19 Nicholas Barban vs Jukka-Pekka Heikkinen 1
18 Anton Patrikainen vs Kimmo Kokkarinen 2
2 Teemu Sihvonen vs Kalle Marjola 18

Second Round Pairings and Results
0 Teemu Sihvonen vs Kimmo Kokkarinen 20
20 Anton Patrikainen vs Timo Nevalainen 0
18 Nicholas Barban vs Karri Kauppila 2
2 Jami Pesonen vs Jukka-Pekka Heikkinen 18
18 Janne Tiihonen vs Lasse Kuikka 2
18 Kai Väätäinen vs Joonas Peltomaa 2
2 Kalle Marjola vs Ville Kariola 18
1 Eetu Torikka vs Pietari Jukarainen 19

Third Round Pairings and Results
4 Kalle Marjola vs Jukka-Pekka Heikkinen 16
19 Karri Kauppila vs Kimmo Kokkarinen 1
12 Eetu Torikka vs Kai Väätäinen 8
19 Anton Patrikainen vs Pietari Jukarainen 1
2 Nicholas Barban vs Ville Kariola 18
20 Teemu Sihvonen vs Lasse Kuikka 0
0 Jami Pesonen vs Joonas Peltomaa 20
4 Janne Tiihonen vs Timo Nevalainen 16

Final Standings and Commendations
1. Anton Patrikainen, Sylvaneth 57
2. Ville Kariola, Gloomspite Gitz 54
3. Karri Kauppila, Kharadron Overlords 40
4. Nicholas Barban, Slaves to Darkness 39
5. Pietari Jukarainen, Skaven, 39
6. Jupe Heikkinen, Blades of Khorne 35
7. Eetu Torikka, Stormcast Eternals 33
8. Timo Nevalainen, Flesh-eater Courts 32
9. Kai Väätäinen, Seraphon 28
10. Joonas Peltomaa, Ossiarch Bonereapers 26
11. Kalle Marjola, Cities of Sigmar 24
12. Janne Tiihonen, Idoneth Deepkin 23
13. Kimmo Kokkarinen, Tzeentch 23
14. Teemu Sihvonen, Maggotkin 22
15. Jami Pesonen, Beasts of Chaos 3
16. Lasse Kuikka, Flesh-eater Courts 2

Best Army Award: 
Teemu Sihvonen, Maggotkin

Favourite Opponent Award: 
Jupe "Bloodthirster" Heikkinen





July 27, 2020

Close Order Drills














Ollie's old Imperial Guard collection went through a makeover recently, as the artist tried out some of the new Abteilung 502 and AK Interactive products we've added to our store's assortment. Some oil washes and the new, thematic basing basically transformed the force, injecting some realistic grimness to the old guardsmen and their vehicles. The original, earthy tones worked particularly well with the weathering products and the easy-to-work-with accessories were handy to use even on previously completed models.

Ollin viime vuosikymmenen alussa startattu Death Korps -kokonaisuus päivitettiin hiljattain nykyaikaan tehokkaiden öljy- ja emalivärivarjostusten sekä uuden beissausteeman avulla; AK Interactiven valmismuta ja lammikot toivat sotaisaan Krieg-armeijaan ihan uudenlaista ilmettä ja uskottavuutta. Muuttumisleikki oli samalla hyvä kenttätesti valikoimaamme hiljattain liittyneille öljyväri- ja efektituotteille, joista tiimimme on ollut varsin innoissaan! Ollin armeija on kasvanut hiljalleen yksikkö yksiköltä vuosien aikana ja olikin hauska saada ne pitkästä aikaa myymäläosaston vitriiniin täysin uudella asenteella päivitettyinä.

War Head Death Korps of Krieg -armeijagalleria




















April 28, 2020

Deus Imperator Vult



Corrin Craterus, the Pariah-Colonel of the Steel Legion and the Archon of Hamartia province, serves at the front lines of Armageddon's ground operations as the commander of his regiment "Hounds of Hamartia". Craterus's missions are grim and almost suicidal, as he serves at the helm of the infamous planet's most desperate undertakings. Many of these are drop operations, which are known to kill half of the company's strength upon planetfall. However, all the commander asks for is a chance to serve the Imperium and his late master Solar Macharius, who hopefully watches over his old pupil from the side of the God-Emperor.

The Hounds of Hamartia Imperial Guard was one of the armies built for War Head's Civil War tournament in 2016. Based on the Steel Legion classics, the compact force is a zealous cohort of the Armageddon ground troops, hell-bent on serving their commander with a tragic past.

I've had several takes on the Steel Legion subject over the years, with more or less the same set of models being repainted in different schemes. I used to adore my cousin's fairly traditional Steel Legion collection, but for some reason decided to do my first squads in winter fatigues. The camo pattern of thick white and ice blue was pretty hideous on the tanks in particular!

The next version for the army was with basic desert colours, using the breakthrough dipping technique that popped up in early fourth edition. This was again later removed to make way for grey coats, as the models did a tour as PDF allies for my Carcharodons. However I really did not see painting an entire playable army in that scheme and decided to go back to the basics, retaining the skull masks I felt were pretty striking.

The aim of the army has been to explore the darker side of 40K and to try including some of those weird details of our favourite artwork in the miniatures. The love for the third edition imagery and the black-and-white illustrations never dies!

Each of the units and characters have been described further (including some of the thought process behind the builds) on our Instagram account.

March 30, 2020

Gang Business



These Orlocks got painted as a commission for our customer's Necromunda campaign. The requested theme was a biker gang, so we went with dark tones and leather. The limited palette was complemented by some rusty orange accents, which brought in some contrast in guns and floor basing. The loin clothes look a bit too blue in the pictures and in reality they are cold white - the idea is to make the faces pop as the solitary saturated and warm-coloured surfaces.

Komissiokevät jatkui studiollamme palkkasoturein vahvistetun Orlock-jengin parissa! Asiakas toimitti osaston koottuna kahta asespesialistia lukuunottamatta ja pääsimme hyvän ja kompaktin briiffin jälkeen töihin. Näille tehtiin magnetisoimalla muutamia asevaihtoehtoja Necromunda-kampanjan tarpeisiin; toiselle figulle tehtiin lähitaisteluoptioita ja toiselle kättä pidempää kranaatinheittimestä grav-guniin. Kylmäsävyinen prätkäjengiteema toimii hyvin ja on aika uskollinen myös viralliselle Orlock-studioväritykselle.

Figujen alustoihin tehtiin myös näkökenttäsektorimerkinnät.

Shotguneihin tehtiin punaiset lippaat, jotta ne erottuvat jengin muusta aseistuksesta pelipöydällä.

Tälle kaksikolle tehtiin magnetisoidut aseoptiot. Myös oikeanpuoleisen kaverin selässä roikkuva Plasma Gun on vaihdettavissa hahmojen välillä ja lisäksi myös yhdelle Hired Scum -hahmolle.

Autogun on klassinen Necromunda-mutka.

Joukkoon sopii myös kovaksikeitettyjä palkkiksia ja kotieläimiä.

Terkkuja Underhiven syövereihin!