Author: Neil of Orange

Staring into the Abyss – Part 7 : Painting the Company 0

Staring into the Abyss – Part 7 : Painting the Company

The whole gang is here!

So it time to reveal the complete crew finally! I’ve been working on the Abyss warband since the models arrived but for numerous reasons (not least an over excited puppy) its taken me a lot longer to complete them than I expected.

Staring into the Abyss – Part 6 : Playing a campaign 0

Staring into the Abyss – Part 6 : Playing a campaign

So I’ve been putting this post on hold for a while, after the first few games I realised the photos aren’t very exiting to view in a blow by blow account, especially with so many of the model being WIP paint jobs! Instead I’ve gathered a bit of a high level overview of all the campaign games I played, some key observations and commentary on the campaign implications of each game.

Staring into the Abyss – Part 5 : Choosing a Vanguard Company 0

Staring into the Abyss – Part 5 : Choosing a Vanguard Company

So this post is a bit naughty in couple of ways

  1. I’ve been playing (lots of) games and have more of a perspective on the different units than when I started. I’m writing this retrospectively as I think my initial reasoning was sound and what I’ve learnt since is a topic for another post.
Staring into the Abyss – Part 4 : Picking colours and painting demons 0

Staring into the Abyss – Part 4 : Picking colours and painting demons

I’ve been picking up demonic (or I suppose more appropriately Abyssal) creatures for a while, there’s a number of games I play where I’ve ended up with assorted red skinned or flame-y miniatures. I was even inspired to put together a lava themed table to give my various creatures a home and an interesting place to play games over.

My most recent painting fun before starting the Vanguard campaign were a couple of Reaper Bones demons, the rulers of hell.

Staring into the Abyss – Part 3 : Practice and Warband building 0

Staring into the Abyss – Part 3 : Practice and Warband building

Undead vs Abyss

With the Your Club, Your Story initiative running at the Aftermath Club, a lot of players are being introduced to Vanguard at the same time. I’ve played Vanguard on and off since release, as have a few other members of the club (most noticeably Mark who fully backed the Kickstarter and ran demos all day at the Norwich Diceni 2019 event in May) so we started “Our Story” by running a couple of demo nights for everyone taking part.

Staring into the Abyss – Part 2 : Abyss Warband Booster box opening and review 0

Staring into the Abyss – Part 2 : Abyss Warband Booster box opening and review

I continue to stare deep into the Abyss, looking for more powerful and varied demons to summon to my cause.

As part of the Your Club, Your Story initiative with Mantic Games, I’ve been carefully taking pictures of everything I’ve been doing! Hopefully this is a useful reference for everything in the Abyssal Warband Booster box.

So opening the box up, given there’s only 3 models in here, there’s a good amount of bubble wrap, so nothing shifts, its really well packed.