29 Dec 2016

Terrain and Scenery - Alternative Cargo Containers

Hello Readers, so today I finished up my alternative to the great GW Munitorum Armoured Containers terrain. These are more along the lines of the fabled FW containers that FW keep adorning their dioramas with, however quite larger than the GW ones and not as detailed or cannot be opened. But, if like me you want LOS blocking scenery - then these are ideal!
These are from Ganemat.eu and discussed in an earlier post HERE. I decided for the first two, I would paint them Imperial Fist and Mechanicum colours, and have them based together on a single level. The next two will be stacked on top of each other so they will even block the LOS for Imperial Knights, Wraithknights and Tau Stormsurges.
I added some battlefield barricades and some Cities of Death ladders for interest and used some appropriate transfers. These will go well with my other Mechanicum themed terrain. I have a large collection of terrain now, I believe it makes the battles better. Check out the TERRAIN posts at the link.
Here finally are some scale pictures, easily hiding a Land Raider from those Tau Railguns! Or below, a Marine is dwarfed by them, so you can see why I added ladders!
Thanks for dropping in, hopefully you were given some nice WeeMen themed gifts for Christmas. Cheers, Siph.

27 Dec 2016

Happy Christmas! And the Charity Giveaway Prize goes to...

A huge thank-you to all our readers who pop in and say hi to our corner of the blogosphere. And a bigger thanks to the entrants to the Charity giveaway. It was only an arbitrary figure of:
500,000 number
... page views and now that's accelerated to over 531,000 already! Jeez, I'll have to start thinking what to give for the Millionth page view at this rate, lol.

So the crunch of the article, I used a random.org number generator to choose the random number click that would win, each entrant donation of whole £1 translated to a single entry, so a number was generated and the lucky winner was:
£69.26 raised so 69 whole pounds of entry tickets. Using Random.org generator:
Number 10, the tenth ticket happens to be among the first donation! Congrats to:


Contact me buddy with your address and I'll get this prize to you.

Thank-you for everyone who donated to this worthy cause, you are good good people. And thank-you to all the readers for making the WeeMen blog one of your blogroll regular reads, cheers.

25 Dec 2016

Happy Christmas

 Happy Christmas from the Weemen team! here's to 2017- a year with big plans, big WIP,  and big battles! (and 8th ed in something...)

23 Dec 2016

Eversor Assassin

Welcome Readers, thanks for dropping in. Following on from the Callidus Assassin I bought ages ago, here is a quick un-Christmassy post lol. Not a fat man in a red suit, but a black body-glove wearing brutal combat-stimmed psychotic Assassin instead!

I never got a copy of the Assassin Execution Force game on release however, plenty of Assassin models appeared on eBay shortly after and now they get their own blister packs. I didn't want to fund the money grabbing greedy re-sellers at the time, so I bought a pre-painted decent one from an artist/hobbyist instead. So not all my own work, just adapted from a real decent paint job.
I re-did the base and skull and dirtied with Typhus Corrosion, some small details, scope and lenses, highlights on the leather and red armour, brass shell cases, but I left the wonderful green glow of the eye lenses and the combat drug dispensers, but the little alterations made him fit my own forces
I saw Rob's 30kplus40k post about his Eversor Assassin base and that reminded me to get this one out of deep To-Do pile storage (I forgot I had him!) and out he popped and finished off.
So, not all my own work by any standards, it was a great job to start with, but hey, it's mine now and will be used in a battle soon! Can't wait to see how it performs on the field in melee, I've never fielded one myself but I'm told he is a beast when he gets there!
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Have a very Merry Christmas one and all and an Assassin free New Year! ;)

19 Dec 2016

Necron Deathmarks - Hunters from Hyperspace!

Hello Readers, hopefully you are nearly prepared for the festive season if you choose to celebrate. Thanks for dropping in, here is the latest additions to my Necron force, some sneaky sinister sniper robots - the Necron Deathmarks.
These beauties are armed with the Synaptic Disintegrator, a rapid fire sniper weapon, so with the special Deathmark rules you'll definitely be able to position these within half range of the 24in gun and get two shots each.
But what makes these actually quite fun to field is the Hunters From Hyperspace rules, these basically get to shoot the enemy on the turn the enemy arrives from deep strike, so the Skyhammer Devastators with Grav Cannons arrive, step out of the pod and then these materialise next to them, firing twice and hopefully taking out those Grav Cannons in the Movement phase before they fire!
What makes them better, is the fact that on the turn they arrive from Deep Strike, Ethereal Interception means they wound on a 2+ rather than the normal sniper 4+ regardless of toughness. Yes, you may get normal armour (AP5) saves but wounding Tau, Monsterous Creatures, Artillery or Wraithknights or rending at AP2 might hurt those machines badly.
And they are an Auxiliary Formation to add to the Decurion Detachment so buff their Reanimation Protocols to a 4+. Certainly not game breaking, but an annoying useful Deep Striking harassment unit, especially when fielding a squad of ten - but then the Deep Strike scatter may affect the usefulness. And again, snipers with only BS4... the same as the Necron Warrior.
I can't wait to field these, firstly as a squad of 5, but I have bought another 5 to bolster their numbers. I painted them a lot darker than the rest of the Necrons, still used some Blue to link them in, but the main colour of these snipers armour is Black, edged with Eshin Grey, like any decent sniper should be ;)
Here they are harassing a Skyhammer Devastator Combat Squad.
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12 Dec 2016

Terrain and Scenery - Vengeance Weapon Battery

Hello Readers, thanks for dropping in. Although I have an extensive terrain collection now, all built and painted, I still like to add some scenic pieces and try out some of the Fortifications on offer. I haven't yet used the Plasma Obliterator game wise, but it has graced a few battlefields as a thematic piece of scenery nevertheless.
Some items that I might just use are these great little turrets, armed with either Battlecannons or Punisher Cannons, they could very much fulfill a battle role at being some well needed Anti-Tank / Heavy firepower or horde killing weight of shots. Who doesn't like Heavy 20, twice?!
The kit does come with two barrels, but luckily the Punisher cannon barrel end fits into the Battlecannon, so I could construct and glue together, it looks fine (IMHO) as either. And this way can be swapped out whenever points are tight or the role I envisage changes beforehand for battles.
I used some transfers from a SuperHeavy Tank transfer sheet to get some numbers which were suitably large enough and the Catachan Green scheme with the dull metal compliment each other and is a lot less 'bling' than the GW designs, but brings its own gravitas I reckon - proper heavy metal! I also opted to leave off three ornate skull plates to give some blank surfaces to put the transfers on.
Where I keep the spare barrel ends - magnets are wonderful!
And here finally is the Vengeance Battery alongside the heavier Plasma Obliterator. They look pretty cool, and should provide an ideal narrative to a future game. Thanks for dropping in. Siph.
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7 Dec 2016

Necron Immortals w/ Tesla Carbines

Hello Good Readers, thanks for dropping in. Today I am showing the latest addition to the Necron Force I have. Seen here Feb 2015. A squad of 5 Immortals armed with Tesla Carbines.
These guys have been knocking about on the To-Do pile, albeit somewhat down the pile now for two years. I posted an article on how to get your monies worth out of a box of Immortals converting them with Warrior Torso and the spare Gauss weaponry to get ten from the box of five - Here.
I added more of the accent Blue than on the Warriors as these are higher up the pecking order, so the Blue and Gold reflect that. But still less than the HQ choices, so I limited the Gold to just a head stripe. The copper capacitor coils was done using the Citadel Fulgurite Copper, a lovely metallic paint with great coverage compared to the older Brazen Brass I was using. It was washed with Agrax Earthshade to darken it a little.
And finally, the whole squad. I plan on a lot more Gauss Blasters with the remaining 15 Immortals I have as you can never have too many Gauss weapons! This squad will probably drop in in a Night Scythe to hit smaller objective holding units in the backfield - using the extra Tesla shots to good effect - looking at you SM Scouts...

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1 Dec 2016

WeeMen 500,000 page views. Thanks - Blog Giveaway time!

A huge thank-you to all our readers who pop in and say hi to our corner of the blogosphere. So in WeeMen tradition and other blogger buddies who I encourage to do similar, (and do, well done guys!) I thought a rather nice prize giveaway was in order.
500,000 number
We started the blog as a place to share between us what we were up to, and anyone else could drop in if they wanted. Lord Halfpenny and I don't live in the same town. 6thDegree joined us and lives further away so the blog helps us keep our hobby mojo going and share our interests. The blog is also 8 years old and 700 posts - my first post is one on basing made simple and we hit half a million page views at the end of November! (Although, no idea how many are bots...)

Now for some bigger blogs out there where I frequent, looking at you fantastic Battle Bunnies, Tale of Painters and Faeit212, 500,000 page views is probably a monthly occurrence! But for us, its a nice purely arbitrary milestone.

As you can see, the blog readership is growing over time, thanks in some part to Reddit links which is nice, but more importantly, we have met some wonderful blogger buddies through the blog and especially BlogWars (Cheers Alex at From the Fang), used their talents for painting (Mordian7th, Pirate Viking Painting, Blue Warp Studios and recently 30Kplus40K) and even met up for a battle (Admiral Drax) and arranged meet ups at Gameday but missed due to queues (soz Drake Seta, Col H).

And a shout out to a few blogger buddies, who keep coming back and commenting, or inspiring . Nice chaps all, please check out their blogs for more hobby goodness. And apologies if you don't see your name, I haven't listed everyone, in no particular order:

Dave Taylor at Dave Taylor Miniatures
Dave Weston at Confessions of a 40K Addict - thanks for the picture of 500,000 too!
Zzzzzz at DevosIV
Corrm at St Andrews Wargaming
Joe B at Broken Paintbrush
Andrew and Col F at Iron Legions
Rictus at Recalcitrant Daze
Shadow and Drake (again) at Titan Owners Club
Nick Thrower at The Burning Eye
Rory Priest at Stepping Between Games
NafNaf at Objective Secured
Ron at FromTheWarp - we miss you mate!

See loads of positive hobby great stuff out there!

Now about that giveaway - what to do to get your hands on a chance to win the prize. Well, it could be subscribe, or write some fluff, but I'd rather use this to do some good at this time of year (of course these will be good too, please follow the Blog or put us in your sidebar!). I will post up who the lucky single winner is around Christmas, so please donate for a chance to win this giveaway prize! Thank-you. And it is a sad state of affairs when you have to put quasi-legal speak on a charity giveaway, but that's the way of the world...

Check out the link below or Charity Button in the sidebar >>>>> to the Just Giving page to 'sponsor' me giving funds to Cancer Research UK.
JustGiving - Raffle!

Only one single prize of a Collectors Edition Space Marine Terminator Chaplain BNIB, entry to the prize raffle is via a one pound donation, each single pound will qualify for a single entry. Winner chosen by me using random number generator and winner notified by a BlogPost here on the blog jsut after Christmas Day 2016. No cash alternatives, items lost in post will not be refunded, i will obtain proof of postage and post to wherever the winner notifies me via the comments on the blog or PM via Google etc. Its a charity giveaway - I bought the prize already, the charity gets all the funds via Just Giving.com

DONATE to this fantastic cause, close to my heart, for a chance to win!

29 Nov 2016

Castellax Battle-Automata w/ Power Blades #3

Hello Readers, thanks for dropping in again. Here is my latest addition to the Mechanicum force, another Castellax Battle-Automata, this one armed with a Multi-Melta and Power Blades
 A quite effective 4W Monstrous Creatures with Power Blades for extra CC attack at base S6 AP2 with Rending. Oh and a Multi-Melta, and two Flamers - not forgetting its a Monstrous Creature - Smash Attack at S10).
This was a part-painted purchase I made at cost price as the old owner wanted to move on to another army and have made the scheme more Ad Mech than the original green US Army style the previous owner had started, but I liked some of the green bits, so chose to keep the torso and fists green.
 I have a final Thanatar Siege Automaton with Plasma Mortar to finish off these big robots. Here is a group photo of the three with Power Blades and the force so far. For a playable 30K force I am still needing some units but as my blogger buddy Col H says "Fire of Cyraxis, the next Imperial Armour book? 40k Mechanicum... Delicious!"
Thanks for reading and dropping in. Some Necrons up next for me, the hobby butterfly flutters about once more! Cheers, Siph.

25 Nov 2016

Necron Destroyer #6 w/ Gauss Cannon

Hello Readers, thanks for dropping by. Another Necron Destroyer armed with the Marine killing Gauss Cannon, completed and off the To-Do pile. Working my way towards a Destroyer Cult Formation.
The Cult Formation restrictions mean fielding three squads of three Destroyers plus a Destroyer Lord and 0-1 squads of Heavy Destroyers, so three more to go until I can field the Cult. The Destroyer Lord can be found HERE.
Still battling the transfer clear film, not too bad a job here, a little frosting from this angle, but flat and smooth. Used a coat of 'Ardcoat after two applications of Micro Sol and it still slighty frosted... frustrating to say the least! But this army won't win any painting awards, it's quick clean and something different from painting grey Marines.
My pot of Brazen Brass finally became too clumpy, so I invested in a pot of Fulgurite Copper which I must say is lovely and smooth and a great colour for the capacitor coils.
Here is a shot of the Cult so far. So, a quick post and simple miniature addition to the ever-living, ever growing Necron Army.
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