Following on from the epic battle-report re-posted from Opus Maius earlier this week, I thought I'd keep things ticking over with some of the photos I took of the miniatures that John Blanche had brought with him to use in the day's gaming. Initially, the February meeting was to be a continuation of our Yggdrassilium game from last year, however we had to have a couple of last minute revisions due to the Yggdrassillum board going awol in Leeds, and then some misunderstanding regarding another strand of our gaming. This left us with little time to clarify exactly what we's be playing, but everything came together quite smoothly in the end.
A little more on the setting will follow in a supplemental post, but before that, here are some photos of John's miniatures - his gang of doddermen:
This gang developed from one of the members of John's Yggdrassilum gang - my personal favourite - 'the old man with a stick'. Taken with the miniature, John decided to build a whole gang of them following some conversations between us all (largely Neil) regarding the Phineus scene in Harryhausen's Jason and the Argonauts film. An entire gang of Phineuses, devolved feral natives, blessed by Nurgle, natives stranded on a feral world, continually skirmishing with flocks of harpies.
In addition to these, John had brought along an Inquisitor Lord in terminator armour, excellently converted from one of the Horus Heresy Cataphractii Terminators: Lord Inquis. Nocturbulus. This had been painted in the space of the week leading up to the meeting. John kindly supplied us all with a step by step update/painting guide, so it was interesting to see not just the miniature in the flesh, but also the process of building, converting and painting the miniature form start to finish. I can ask JB if he's happy for me to repost the process photos at a later date if there's sufficient interest. Given the number of comments I get asking about the 'blanchitsu' style, there probably would be.
Finally, here's a collection of shots of Nocturbulus facing off against the doddermen. I know who I'd put my money on!