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My Warband, My Story: KOW Vanguard in the San Francisco Bay Area

My Warband, My Story: KOW Vanguard in the San Francisco Bay Area

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About the Project

Local club , building and playing a Warband for the upcoming Ice and Iron campaign supplement for KOW Vanguard.

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Really starting to feel the heat.

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We are planning on starting Ice &Iron by the end of the month so time to pick up the pace. Put the finishing touches on burnt succubus models & added some ashes to the base of  a Flambearer. Also wips of guard, lurker, flambearer, and lower Abyssal grunts.

What’s grosser than grostesque??

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Been working on the Warlock for quite a while. Had some big gaps of to file with green stuff from the cape joins. So many different paints went on to this one. All the same old contrasts on the Warlock. Then on the thrall hulk, flesh tone bases, washes, greyed flesh mixed hilights, bruises made with red and purple glazes. All over finished washed flesh glaze. Blood for the Blood God and Nurgle rot tech paints. As you can see he has a strong physical will but, no stomach for battle.

Still burning

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Finishing up the Abyssal guard and Succubus Lurker, same paint techniques used on my Sudductress just more of the none metallic metals being practiced. Also so source lighting being practiced as well. I know I’m using quite gawky pinning. I just found in the past that with things I mount in cork small pins in feet always come out at some point with my frequent transporting. Enjoy in sweet hot suffering.

I was excited to run some cav. In this Warband so I started to mount some Abys. Guard. Unfortunately Mantic just nerf the +1 cav. Bonus on rolls when attacking smaller models so I may rethink that. I still like how it looks.

Still burning

Slowly we burn

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I’ve slowly getting the Despoiler ready for the table. More of the same contrast and Reaper purple were used. Dry brushing the legs and arms after basing and Paying attention to the great skeletal face with some with Contrast  s.bone & reapers white. Base got a few bonus hot glue bubbles. I needed a bit cutting the arm and green stuff to get the position I wanted.

Getting crafty with bits

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My buddy Price gave me some leftovers Abyssal bits from his Vanguard kick starter pledge. I wanted a few Succubus Warriors but, none are in the Warband box set. I took a couple of gargoyle bodies, they have some slots for wings and a skirt & tail on the back of the models. I filled the backs with a little white hot glue and took a sculpting tool to create a contour in center of the back. I put two beads of the glue to create buttocks on one that I didn’t have a tail for. I trimmed of access to shape. I topped each one with a succubus head. The paint scheme is going to be scorched flesh. It’s still rough and was made using with Contrast. Templ. Blk &Blood Ang. Red.

Conjuring up more wickedkin

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Starting to build some models to flesh out the Warband. Contrast paints were used same as before. BA red, Templar blk, Basil. Grey, Gryphound orange, Skeleton bone . I had some yellow left over from the previous lightning effect and decided to use it on the  Flamebearer’s flames. Bases are cork and hot glue.

 

FlamebearerFlamebearer
Abyssal guardAbyssal guard
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Sucubbus LurkerSucubbus Lurker

Getting a Start

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I’m still getting a feel for which units and how many of each I will want to run in my Warband which I’m naming “The Nasty burn”. I got started by building and the resins first. I finished the Sudductress. She was a great quick easy build with minimal clean up. I mounted her with a paper clip pin on cork. She was primed with Citadel Wraith Bone. Wings based coated with Reaper Monarch purple, I applied a wash of thinned Contrast Black Templar on top. Then thinned the monarch with Reaper white wet blended on the wings upward. Last highlighted wings with a small amount of white. Based coated body and head with Contrast Blood Angles Red highlights of Citadel Pink horror , Hair more Contrast Black, Reaper Stone grey highlight, I gave her spider eyes using Reaper black and white. What little clothes she is wearing Contrast Black, Reaper Stone highlight. Armor Contrast Nazedreg Yellow with Reaper Ancient bronze highlight. Her weapon I tried the non metallic metal approach. Contrast Basilicanum grey, highlighted with Reaper weathered stone and white. I put hot glue on her base molded a bit with a sculpting tool. Quick base coat of wraithbone, layer of Reaper explosive orange, washed with thinned Contr. Blood Angels red. Highlights of Reaper yellow and white. I tried a light effect on the bottom of the Stone, wings ,and some clothing using Lahmian medium some of the same orange and yellow mixed.

Our Club, My Story

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What’s Up Gamers, I’m Matty, San Francisco based Metalhead and Wargamer. I belong to a great little club in California, USA called Bay Area Kings of War or BAKOW to us local Heroes and Fiends. Mantic Games has chosen our great little club for the Your Club, Your Story promo. Our club spanses quite a bit of cities in the San Francisco BA peninsala but, us in the heart of the city of San Francisco love Vanguard. We have a pretty regular turn out for Skirmishes of Vanguard at our LGS Gamescape in San Francisco typically organized by our local Rules guru/ Cat herder Bart. I personally ran a introduction games ay Kublacon last May. Our club ran and completed our first successful  Vanguard campaign where everyone really pulled together and created a great experience. I have to say for participation, enthusiasm and creativity Mantic made a great choice choosing our club. Props to Price for contacting Mantic. The project will chronical the building selecting of my Warband, and misc. supporting terrain. The preparation of  Warband as we ready our club BAKOW for the upcoming Ice & Iron campaign, and battle reports and progress through the campaign. On to the good stuff. With my interest in the darker sides of the Fantasy fight over good and evil I’m stoked to have received a free new Warband for Vanguard. I have chosen the Abyssal faction for its Evil aesthetics and Metal as [email protected] attitude. I’m really looking forward to the leaping firebolt of the Flambearers for additional range, Succubus with Fatal attraction -1 for enemies melee rolls, and the Imps 3 wound grunts. The leadership, support, and warriors are hard hitting , some well armored and with regeneration as well. Faction specific spells that auto hit with slim chances of avoiding the effects. Torment suffering mental anguish, or Immolation continuing fire attack. Sadistic and wickedly entertaining. The summer is gonna end in a real heat spell when my Abyssals hit the table. Thanks, Mantic, Bart, and Price.

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