After a hearty breakfast, Graham showed off some newly painted Space Slann...26 of them to be precise. Graham claims not to be happy with the paint jobs, but I think the lovely bright colours look great! I then pulled out my stupidly heavy case to show my Zoat army; created in ~2005, my Zoat army saw action on the 40k tournament scene as a proxy Tyranid army for around 2 years, with its last outing in 2007. As this was the first time the army had been out of the case in 7 years, we decided to borrow one of the Warhammer World tables and set up a little display.
|As the Slann emerge from the edge of the forest, they are unnerved to see a herd of Zoats charging towards them!|
|The Slann charge their high-powered & exotic weaponry, while their commander considers the odds.|
|26 Slann against 50 fully grown Zoats plus juveniles and a pair of hulking elders...|
|The Zoat herd charges across open ground.|
|Withdraw or fight?|
|The juvenile Zoats race closer on their little agile feet!|
|The Slann commander makes up his mind, the Zoats aren't worth expending the energy. The Slann troops quickly descend from the hill.|
|Retreating back into the forest, Slann technology quickly enables them to lose the following Zoat herd.|
Although we didn't have time to actually play a game of 40k (original Space Hulk was the order of the day!), it was fun to get the models out and take a few photos.
The afternoon visit to Foundry was pleasant as ever; complimentary cups of tea and mini muffins were pressed upon us, ever-helpful staff dug out blisters from back rooms and we both came away with a nice little selection of figures to add to our current projects. If you're even in Nottingham with a spare hour, I recommend a visit.