Community Spotlight: Gloomspite Gitz, BattleTech Terrain & Silver Bayonet Campaigns

August 30, 2023 by brennon

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Come and join us for another delve into the Projects to find the best of the best from the last week or so. We're going to be getting stuck into lots of great-looking miniature wargaming painting and hobbying this week...

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Gloomspite Gitz by chaosgorka

We start off with a look at the start of a new Warhammer Age Of Sigmar project from chaosgorka. They are in the process of starting a new Path To Glory campaign and that means a brand new army.

Gloomspite Gitz #1 by chaosgorka

The army in question are the Gloomspite Gitz and they look pretty darn awesome. I always like checking out chaosgorka's painting and this is no different. So much detail has been packed into these zany miniatures and it's good to see such a vibrant use of colour across the goblins, the monsters and the bases. You want that "fungal glow" to your miniatures with the Gloomspite Gitz and I think that chaosgorka has managed to achieve that.

Gloomspite Gitz #2 by chaosgorka

We've only seen a couple of miniatures as part of this project so far but I think they look great. I was really taken by the armour of the goblin above which looks like well-worn metal that might even be infused with something a little extra by the shamans and such. Additionally, the mushrooms on the base and the glowing rocks looked properly awesome.

Another of the nice miniatures is this fellow channelling his best Doctor Doom. Once again, the painting here is great and I really like the subtle painting on the arms and armour. It makes them feel a little different from the Games Workshop models and plants them firmly in the sneaky and evil camp for me.

Gloomspite Gitz #3 by chaosgorka

As this is going to be a Path To Glory campaign for Warhammer Age Of Sigmar, I can but hope that we're going to be seeing a lot of miniatures coming out of this project. We've seen a couple of characters here to lead the way but I would be fascinated seeing how the rank and file come out. I'm sure that chaosgorka is going to have a lot of fun with this army as it provides painters with lots of potential to go mad with the colours.

BattleTech Terrain by hutch

Next up, we're having a look at some of the work by hutch on some terrain for use with BattleTech. The idea was to create a set of modular boards that could be arranged to play out games as part of a Recon event.

BattleTech Tournament Boards #1 by hutch

The planning for this was done using some hex paper and then from there, once the layout had been decided upon, the terrain crafting began which meant using a lot of foam. Everything has been designed so that it's playable and also looks great when it's all assembled.

BattleTech Tournament Boards #2 by hutch

hutch has put together a good breakdown over on the project of how the different boards came to life as well as a good photo gallery. I really like the "battlefield map" look that the hex grid gives to games of BattleTech, firmly planting it in the Sci-Fi genre.

As you can see, the final look for the different tables is pretty darn impressive. I love that we have big, mountainous areas with lots of woodland as well as blasted plains and islands surrounded by crystal blue waters. This should make an excellent set of tabletops to play over with loads of scope to change things as you go.

BattleTech Tournament Boards #3 by hutch

I think the islands section is probably my favourite although I do have a soft spot for those mountainous regions as well. When it comes to building a tournament board, we've seen all manner of horrors when it comes to games like Warhammer 40,000. With hutch in charge, BattleTech does not disappoint and I would hope that players have a lot of fun on these when it comes to their games. It would be neat to see some examples of the mechs in play.

The Silver Bayonet Campaign by dugthefug1644

Last but not least, we're looking at more from the unfolding journey into The Silver Bayonet from dugthefug1644. They have been diving deeper and deeper into this game over the last few months and it has finally reached something of a climax with a good set of battle reports over on their project.

The Silver Bayonet Battle Reports #1 by dugthefug1644

The British have been drafted in for a fun solo campaign and over the course of a couple of scenarios, they have faced off against some terrifying horrors. Two scenarios have been detailed so far as these unfortunate hunters have found themselves going up against a wolf pack and also fighting in the grounds of a tumbled down chapel.

The Silver Bayonet Battle Reports #2 by dugthefug1644

dugthefug1644 has put a lot of thought and time into each of the battle reports we've seen so far, telling the story of his soldiers and packing out each entry with lots of photography. This not only helps to tell the story and draw you in but also showcases the miniatures that dugthefug1644 has been working. It's always good to see your miniatures "in action" and battling it out on the tabletop.

The Silver Bayonet Battle Reports #3 by dugthefug1644

It's well worth diving in and having a read of the scenarios that have been played by dugthefug1644, especially as they give you a good idea of the game but also might tempt you to do something similar. Taking the plunge and actually playing a solo game can take quite a lot of doing, especially since you don't have the motivation of another player to get you fired up for it. So, I commend dugthefug1644 for doing this and showing off how fun the game can be!

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Every week we’re absolutely blown away by the incredible topics that are put into the Projects, it’s getting more difficult to choose Community Spotlights! We love your work and we hope to see a lot more of it in the future!

If you fancy getting your hobby fingers out and showing off your newest paint job, terrain piece or even greatest gaming achievement, we want to know about it! We don’t mind if you’re a newcomer to painting or a veteran of the brush, everything you do inspires us to create more and more content together!

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