Saturday, April 23, 2016

Rules help for the Mechanicus Gaden of the Biologis

As some might remember, last summer I worked on an update project for the old TF codex - getting the rules in line with the skitarii and mechanicus codices and weeding out the units I had no interest in. Work is still in progress, the units I care about is selected and indcluded as well as some wargear; the latest version can be found and downloaded from the download section.
Now I have come to a point where I really need some help. The TF codex had the Gaden of the Biologis included - a statline and list of rules and wargear. No background and the like was finished though, and honestly I have no real idea about the origin or idea behind this unit. HOWEVER I do have an awesome idea for the conversion of this unit, and the bits to do it. So I need your help - do you know anything about this unit, have ideas for the use of the rules or any other good ideas for making this unit real, please let me hear about it.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


The Rangers are getting there, really like the way they are going. I can't help thinking old western dusters. Sergio ex Machina.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Different Mechanicus Rangers

As I see it "a ranger" is a somewhat sneaky git lurking in the shadows sniping at the enemy and destroying their bits without being seen. Thus I have a hard time seeing them in red robes like the way GW paint them up. I also wanted them to be different from the all the other armies out there, hence this will be the color scheeme.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ranger metals

Bar a bit of weathering the metal on the rangers are done now. The rest will be done fast I think.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Mechanicus Ranger armour

For the rangers I wanted muted, dirty colors - like the good old rangers of elves and Middle Earth. Hence I wanted to loose the shiny bronze armour of the vanguard and the reds of others, these guys aren't meant to be seen imposing on the battlefield. So I decided to try out something new, worked pretty well I think.

Base color is a 2:1 mix of VMC leather brown and VMA olive drab.

Next is a medium heavy drybrush of leadbelcher from GW.

A wash of GW Nuln Oil

Then a wash of GW Agrax Earthshade folowed by a wery light drybrush of GW leadbealcher