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Man-Skewer Boltboyz

Three more models completes for the tournament army. Like the rest these are mainly base coats and washed with very little highlighting apart from any exposed skin or any yellow.

I’ve still got another 15 of these lads to paint!

Meanwhile I’m also nearly done with the Beast-Skewer

Swampboss Skumdrekk

Finally for this boy finished and it brings me to 755/2000 painted for Burning Skies.

I’m currently also just basing my first three Man-skewers so they should be done over the weekend as well. Then I’ve got my my Beast-Skewer and nother 10 Hobgrots on the painting table.

Rippa’s Snarlfangs

The work towards Burning Skies continues. Once again it’s daft o’clock in the morning in the UK and I’m up late painting.

This time it’s Rippa’s Snarlfangs that have been finished up.

That brings the completed list to:

  • 10x Gutrippas
  • 1x Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-Grot
  • 3x Rippa’s Snarlfangs

So 355/2000 points completed. But there is a unit of Hobgrots nearing completion that are also looking at me. There’s an outside chance they’ll be done by the 31st as well….

I’ll need to pick up the pace a bit though if I’m going to get the remaining 41 models done by late march…..

Pot-Grot and his Assistant

The work towards Burning Skies continues. Today (or is that yesterday, it being 00:45 here right now) I finished my first models of 2021.

I’ll need to pick up the pace a bit though if I’m going to get the remaining 44 models done by late march…..

Pile of Potential – Age of Sigmar

Following Declan’s hobby goal post for the year where he mentioned his Pile of Potential, I took a look at the sight myself and started to fill out my “Projects“.

This site is brilliant for those wanting to keep track of their pile of shame. You’re able to add any categories you want and as many projects as you like to each category. As such I started with mine.

Age of Sigmar

I have two Age of Sigmar armies, my Kruleboyz which I’m working on to compete at Burning Skies in March, and my Kharadron Overlords.

I’ve split my Kruleboyz into two projects. The first being the tournament list and the second being the remaining models.

Tournament Kruleboyz

As you can clearly see I’m well behind on being ready for the tournament. Got to get cracking!
My only finished unit to date

Remaining Kruleboyz

Nothing done for the remaining Kruleboyz, no big surprise here.

Kharadron Overlords

A bit better with nearly 60% of them complete

Hopefully I’ll start to whittle these figures down. I’ll post a summary of my other categories over the next few days.

Model Showcase – Kruleboyz Gutrippas

So I’ve completed my first unit in prep for the battle of the skies in Northampton on 26th March.

I’ve gone for an off-green skin tone to try and represent an unhealthy living for these greenskins from living in boggy marshes and swamps.


  1. Undercoat Mechanicus Standard Grey
  2. Wash with Carroburg Crimson
  3. Drybrush Fenris Grey
  4. Glaze over highlights with Moot Green.


  1. Base coat with Mechanicus Standard Grey (the whole model was based in this colour).
  2. Paint with Yriel Yellow
  3. Wash with watered down Fire dragon Bright
  4. Recess shade with Agrax Earthshade
  5. Wash the lower half of the shield with Agrax Earthshade.
  6. Wash the last quarter with Nuln Oil (watered down).
  7. Highlight extreme edges with Flash Gitz Yellow.

Next up I’m going to start painting three Boltboyz and the Swampcalla.

Battle of the Burning Skies

So I’m biting the bullet and diving into my first tournament since 1999….. Yes I’m that old.

I’m attending the Battle of the Burning Skies in Northamptonshire on 26th March. Tickets for which are available here. The tournament has been organised jointly between the fantastic peeps at both Savage Hammer Gaming and Greetings from the Warp.

It’s a 2,000 point the day event of AoS.

I’m a little rusty with AoS having only played one game against my A.I. ruleset in 3rd. One game in 2nd and a few in the first edition. Time to get some practice in.

I own three armies for AoS, Cities of Sigmar, Kharadron Overlords and Kruleboyz. I’m going to go with Kruleboyz as they’re probably the most competitive out of the three and I don’t want to be spanked in every game by taking my pure old school Dispossessed list.

So my list?

Well this is my first draft after some consultation with @rightangle79. And will in all likelihood get changed as the tournament draws closer.

Allegiance : Orruk Warclans
Subfaction : Big Yellers
Army Type : Kruleboyz
Grand Strategy : Hold the Line
Triumphs : Inspired

Gobsprakk (General) (300 pts)
– Spell: Choking Mist
Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-grot (105 pts)
– Artefact: Eye-biter Ash
– Spell: Nasty Hex
Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast (315 pts)
Killaboss with Stab-Grot (110 pts)

Man-skewer Boltboyz (120 pts)
Man-skewer Boltboyz (360 pts)
– Reinforced: Twice
Gutrippaz (180 pts)
Gutrippaz (180 pts)

Rippa’s Snarlfangs (Ally) (70 pts)

Beast-skewer Killbow (130 pts)
Beast-skewer Killbow (130 pts)

Total Points : 2000 pts

We’ll see how the practice games go…..