Saturday 10 January 2009

077 I've Broken My Duck!


For those of you who didn't catch my last post, I've decided to award myself points for finishing projects this year. Each point reserves me a quid to spend on models etc. upon the release of the new Codex: Imperial Guard. So I've got my first twenty points for finishing my griffon S-P mortar, Victor!

I also finished re-finishing(!) Ubique, my basilisk/griffon combo, (after recent varnishing disasters,) so here's the pair of them (NB: Victor is the one with the extra crew, and I should point out that she was an eBay win in early '04 in her current converted state and I've only just got around to fixing up a P-M storm bolter and repainting her):
More pics and a proper griffon entry soon - possibly tomorrow, weather and (my huge pile of marking) permitting.
Please, please, please: if anyone can suggest a way to display the accumulation of my points/cash fund, then please let me know!


- Drax.


  1. well done. are you gona put a tally on your blog to show the points or jst keep us updated via posts?

    - Cadian 127th
    - Lt. Col. Kyroskinovitz (CO)

  2. Awww poor duck... well done on getting that done and keep the points coming, i think Cadain's idea is good,and you should try putting a tally up


  3. Oh... just seen it :D I'll be sure to keep checking in

  4. Thanks,

    I'm not happy with the tally, but I can change it soon...

    - Drax.

  5. If you don't want the talley put a little not on your header.

  6. The points system is such a good idea! I may have to steal that from you. Especially for my guard i find it hard to get the motivation to keep going, but something like a points system would be a great motivator...
    Keep up the good work, the new units look great :)


  7. A quick question--all your vechicles have the number 144 on them, is that the number of your regiment?

  8. I'm very excited about these points - it's really upping the ante!

    @ Darkwing:

    These are the only two of my vehicles with "144" on them. Here's how it breaks down:

    My infantry are 2nd Bn, 24th Cadian Regt (2/24th). All my chimeras and other light vehicles are from the 1st Bn, Cadian 24th (1/24th), EXCEPT the artillery units in this post, which are on attachment from the 144th Field Artillery.

    The basilisk/griffon combo made this a little trickier. Basically the 144th has a mix of batteries: including some (griffon) mortar batteries and some (basilisk) howitzer batteries, hence these two vehicles having different battery numbers (visible from the rear views). One is the 6th vehicle of the 2nd battery (2/6); the other is the 5th of the 4th (4/5).

    NB: Just to add to the confusion, my six Leman Russes are from the 4th Armoured Regt...but I've not even posted about those yet!

    I need to get out more!

    - Drax.

  9. Oh don't worry, you're not alone. I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the "organization" of my guardsmen as well (not to mention my Space Marines, Tau, and various BFG fleets...)

    Keep up the good work! And once you're done with your force, we need to see a team picture of them all laid out in one place!

  10. Y'know...

    I might just set up such a picture this weekend, although it's likely to be on our floral tablecloth!

    Whaddya reckon: whole kit-n-kaboodle? or just the painted stuff?

    I'll give it a think (and ask my Wife!).

    - Drax.

  11. Oh, and "144" is my extension at work.

    Oh, and it's one of the options on the transfer sheet - unlike "24" which is a pain in the bum to achieve - especially on shoulder pads: fiddly!


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