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Lesson learned part 2 – the fat lady is never early!

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to the second part in my new series, where I take an element from one of my games and focus on it in detail, examining how it affected the outcome of the game and what I could have done better, or why what I did was successful. Hopefully it’ll prove interesting and if it helps you guys learn something that you didn’t know before, then hooray!

This week’s lesson is entitled ‘The Fat Lady is never early’

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Lesson learned part 2 – the fat lady is never early!

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to the second part in my new series, where I take an element from one of my games and focus on it in detail, examining how it affected the outcome of the game and what I could have done better, or why what I did was successful. Hopefully it’ll prove interesting and if it helps you guys learn something that you didn’t know before, then hooray!

This week’s lesson is entitled ‘The Fat Lady is never early’

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Hobby season – short term goal 1 – to done!

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Right then people, I’ve been beavering away with feverish abandon here recently, notwithstanding the weekend’s forced removal from my paint station. I’m pleased to say that I can now confirm completion of my first hobby goal for the season, namely 4 vanguard veterans, 5 bolter scouts, 2 plasma cannon devastators and a devastator sergeant with storm bolter. Pics to follow after the jump.

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Hobby season – short term goal 1 – to done!

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Right then people, I’ve been beavering away with feverish abandon here recently, notwithstanding the weekend’s forced removal from my paint station. I’m pleased to say that I can now confirm completion of my first hobby goal for the season, namely 4 vanguard veterans, 5 bolter scouts, 2 plasma cannon devastators and a devastator sergeant with storm bolter. Pics to follow after the jump.

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Hobby update 11-9-17 – scouting for Tau!

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – time for another look at my hobby desk, though this week it’s not quite as covered in paint as usual – this week it’s plastic shavings and glue!

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Hobby update 11-9-17 – scouting for Tau!

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – time for another look at my hobby desk, though this week it’s not quite as covered in paint as usual – this week it’s plastic shavings and glue!

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Lesson Learned – a new feature!

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all!

Today is the beginning of a new feature here on the blog, hopefully one that will be of interest to you all. I’m calling it (drumroll please) ‘The Lesson Learned’. Each article (hopefully weekly) will take a single point of note from one of my games (mostly 40k, but will occasionally be something else that I play) and will look at that thing in detail. Could be a rule, a tactic or something more esoteric. Today’s discussion point is going to look at an element of deployment, in particular whether to deploy key units out of sight or in a transport.

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Lesson Learned – a new feature!

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all!

Today is the beginning of a new feature here on the blog, hopefully one that will be of interest to you all. I’m calling it (drumroll please) ‘The Lesson Learned’. Each article (hopefully weekly) will take a single point of note from one of my games (mostly 40k, but will occasionally be something else that I play) and will look at that thing in detail. Could be a rule, a tactic or something more esoteric. Today’s discussion point is going to look at an element of deployment, in particular whether to deploy key units out of sight or in a transport.

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Hobby update 6-9-17 – Better late than never, right?

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – it’s a little late this week for which I apologise, but here’s my photo dump of the stuff I’ve been working on over the last 10 days.

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Hobby update 6-9-17 – Better late than never, right?

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – it’s a little late this week for which I apologise, but here’s my photo dump of the stuff I’ve been working on over the last 10 days.

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8th ed Space Marine codex review part 5 – Fast Attack

Posted on August 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings – welcome to the next part of my space marines codex review – this time we’re looking at fast attack choices, probably one of the more limited sections of the book (ironic since space marine are supposed to excel at lightning assaults eh?).

Without further ado, let’s get into this then shall we?

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8th ed Space Marine codex review part 5 – Fast Attack

Posted on August 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings – welcome to the next part of my space marines codex review – this time we’re looking at fast attack choices, probably one of the more limited sections of the book (ironic since space marine are supposed to excel at lightning assaults eh?).

Without further ado, let’s get into this then shall we?

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Hobby update – 28/7/17 – Sheer devastation

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Well I’ve got a massive picture dump for you this week! I got some stuff on the finished bench last week and there’s loads more progress this week too for you to enjoy! Compliments gratefully received!

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Hobby update – 28/7/17 – Sheer devastation

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Well I’ve got a massive picture dump for you this week! I got some stuff on the finished bench last week and there’s loads more progress this week too for you to enjoy! Compliments gratefully received!

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8th ed Space Marine codex review part 4 – single model elites

Posted on August 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to part 4 of my Space Marines codex review – the single-model elites choices.

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8th ed Space Marine codex review part 4 – single model elites

Posted on August 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to part 4 of my Space Marines codex review – the single-model elites choices.

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8th ed Space Marine codex review part 3 – troops and elite squads

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – welcome to the third part of my space marine codex review – this time I’m looking at the troops section, and the elites choices that come as squads rather than single models. Enjoy!

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8th ed Space Marine codex review part 3 – troops and elite squads

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – welcome to the third part of my space marine codex review – this time I’m looking at the troops section, and the elites choices that come as squads rather than single models. Enjoy!

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Hobby season review and goals for next season

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings fellow hobbyists! It’s fast approaching that time of the year again when the hobby season renews. The hobby season is something I’ve watched from afar for a few years now, run by Dave Weston over at http://www.40kaddict.uk, and last year I decided to dip my toe into it on my own blog. As the season comes to a close, I thought I’d take a look at how I got on.

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Hobby season review and goals for next season

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings fellow hobbyists! It’s fast approaching that time of the year again when the hobby season renews. The hobby season is something I’ve watched from afar for a few years now, run by Dave Weston over at http://www.40kaddict.uk, and last year I decided to dip my toe into it on my own blog. As the season comes to a close, I thought I’d take a look at how I got on.

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Hobby update 21/8/17 – nice to be able to put a few things in the finished pile!

Posted on August 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Well last week has certainly been a busy week in my painting den, let’s have a look at all that lovely progress shall we?First up, as I’ve been working hard on getting my devastators up to snuff, I figured it was probably a good time to …

Hobby update 21/8/17 – nice to be able to put a few things in the finished pile!

Posted on August 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Well last week has certainly been a busy week in my painting den, let’s have a look at all that lovely progress shall we?First up, as I’ve been working hard on getting my devastators up to snuff, I figured it was probably a good time to …

8th ed. Space Marine codex review part 2 – HQ

Posted on August 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ok people (see, I’m channeling the spider now!), let’s get down into the nitty gritty of this here book shall we? Enough of the fluffy stuff, what can the new marine codex actually offer me?

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8th ed. Space Marine codex review part 2 – HQ

Posted on August 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ok people (see, I’m channeling the spider now!), let’s get down into the nitty gritty of this here book shall we? Enough of the fluffy stuff, what can the new marine codex actually offer me?

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8th ed. Space Marine codex review part 1 – what’s new?

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – it’s about that time now I think, when I’ve had enough games with the ‘new’ space marines that I can start to talk with confidence about them in 8th edition, what’s good, what’s not so good and how to get the most out of the army in your games of 40k.

I’m going to write this article in a new way for me, so please as ever feel free to give your thoughts and comments on the style as well as content in the section below.

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