Friday, November 25, 2011

Contemptors, oh how I love thee!

So, as the picture above shows, I have finished Contemptors number 2 and 3 (so named for the markings on their shoulder and knees, a 2 and a 3 respectively).  All three have different poses, and will look even more sexy once I have all the different weapon arms painted... all 19 different ones.  Yeah, that will be fun.   Anyways, check below for more pictures of numbers 2 and 3, as well as a few shots of terrain and my table as it stands (or lays I guess).

So, here are the pictures, because literacy is for dummies!

(see, it says "2" on the shoulder, and "II" on the knee, which in some ancient language, French maybe, means "2" as well!)

Same thing here with the numbers, but you have to take my word that it says "3" on the shoulder...because I wouldn't lie to you or anything.

Anyways, here are some of the table and it's associated goodness now.

This is not where it will rest, don't worry, but this is where I am keeping some of the filler terrain until I get the bigger pieces built.  Once they are built and placed, I'll be able to see some of the larger open spots and fill them accordingly!

These came with my GW terrain kits, and once the rest of the terrain arrives my eBay, I'll have 10 more of these.  I'll be placing these along side the roads, and I might even throw in some cool house rules to where any unit within, let's say, 6 inches can be seen under night fighting rules.  Yay house rules!  I have them placed on the small bases so that when I get all the sand and ballast on the table, they won't have the bottom of their poles missing.  Unless I want to, of course.  We'll see.

Here is my first piece.  It's a ruined Temple that is just 2 Shrine of the Aquila kits, as well as three panels from some other GW kit.  It fits wonderfully around the stone mosaic I already had there, so once this is painted up it will be a great center piece for the board.

A side shot, which shows that both sides of the table will be able to get into it relatively easy, and also that no side will be able to deploy on it.  You might be able to if you're deploying in quarters, but I think that every piece of this is less than 12 inches from the center of the table.  I wouldn't want 100 squads of Long Fangs starting there, as that would just be a game-over scenario.

Anyways, with this being Thanksgiving weekend, I'm not sure how much I'll actually get accomplished, but I'm hoping to at least get Draigo painted this weekend so I can see how this paint scheme is going to look on the actual troops.  Until next time, I suggest you all watch this video if you haven't:

I for one welcome our Cephalopod Overlords and hope that they bring inky peace to our planet.


  1. The 'II' is Roman numerals.

    That ruined temple looks great, can't wait to see that painted.

  2. You think those are reflections of people standing next to the water? No! They are the disembodied souls of the Cephalopod Overlords first victims.

    They suffered Death from Ten Tickles! I know, bad pun.

    Like the Contemptors, and the ruined Temple is cool.

  3. Haha, I know it's Roman Numerals. I'm versed in such things. It was a sly attempt at dry humor.