Fed up with price increases, endless new editions, far too frequent use of adjectives such as 'cool' and 'awesome' to describe things, terrible White Dwarfs, I left the hobby.
Packed up the paint brushes. Put away the pants. Retired the files and blades.
But how I missed it!
So I decided to 'go retro' and collect, paint and game with classic Citadel Miniatures and original Citadel paints.
I thought that I'd be, largely, on my own - but Oldhammer has developed, and painters, collectors and gamers with similar interests to me exist the world over.
It is certainly an exciting time.
The purpose of this post is twofold; one, to unashamedly blow my own trumpet and, two to, inspire me to get on with my plan (pulling the finger out) to have these armies completed in five years time. What you are about to see consists my entire output over that last twelve months. I must admit, there have been times when no paint has touched lead for some weeks but I am still amazed at what can be achieved over relatively a short space of time by a working father of two, as well as playing the Witcher 2 and Skyrim in my free time!
Warhammer Armies style posing by yours truly. Next year, I'll be able to wear my Oldhammer T-Shirt!
Orcs, goblin wulfboyz, bloodletters and skeletons
More of my skeletons, a hidden fleshound, a chaos sorcerer, minotaurs, beastmen and champions of Nurgle.
Beastmen and thugs of Slaanesh with a hidden champion of Tzeentch- can you spot him?
Skaven, a troll, a champion of Slaanesh, some obscured chaos hounds and beasts of Khorne.
A grand total of 81 painted and based Citadel Miniatures. Too be honest, this is more than I have probably ever painted in the last 20 years! There is still so much to be done; my chariot need completing, a Tzeentch Warband as well as continuing to produce units for the Undead and Orc and Goblin armies. Additionally, I am trying to devise a scenario to play that will get 99% of these miniatures onto a wargames table. Any suggestions to help with this particular endeavour would be appreciated!
I better order some more brushes!