Last 15 posts from Confessions of a 40k addict

NMTBW Game 3 – 2000pts battle report – Dark Angels v Tau

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Last game and I was still on table 12 but my opponent this time was Ian Plumpton. I first met Ian at Blog Wars 9 over four years ago which is another enduring success of Alex’s events – a regular group of people continue to participate and it’s always …

NMTBW Game 2 – 2000pts battle report – Dark Angels v Blood Angels

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

Next up was Thomas Capper, he and his brother go to loads of the local events but this is the first time I’ve faced him. I was actually quite pleased about this as I figured he’d be pretty clued up on the rules so might speed things up and help iron ou…

NMTBW Game 1 – 2000pts battle report – Dark Angels v Orks

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Nevermind the Blog Wars, Alex From the Fangs return to full scale singles tournaments, the friendliest of tournaments and the 7th event I’ve attended that Alex has organised [he’ll start to think I’m stalking him next]. First game was with Tom Kendrick…

Terrain is everything – ‘Brian the Sewer Vent’

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under Posted by

You all know I like terrain, but there is one particular piece of scratchbuilt terrain I’m partiuclarly fond of and recently I discovered it pride of place on the Catachan Jungle Fighters box. Now I’ve contacted GW a couple of times for more information. If they had any background information on it, who built it, when it was built, if there was a tutorial in White Dwarf showing it’s construction? I’ve always been interested to know what it’s function is ‘fluff-wise’, what’s the story behind it?

But the responses, although pertinent have never answered any of those questions. On a whim I decided to post again on the Warhammer 40,000 Facebook Group and while I was at it showcase where it’s snuck into the background of normal army shots.

As I kept on posting I got a little giddy with the hope of finding what its name was and instead decided to seize the initiative, rolled a ‘6’ and called it ‘Brian the Sewer Vent’.

Which then prompted me to set up a Brian the Sewer Vent Facebook page, as you do!

But then the GW Community Team responded with the absolute best answer EVER!

There’s much more in the comments worth reading.

And I then shared it among some of the other 40k and terrain groups which means the Brian the Sewer Vent Facebook Page has over 170 followers!

This is a prime example of the new GW Community engagement and I absolutely love it. I’m also going to enjoy playign around with Facebook to collate more sightings of Brian over the years. It appears in the grimdark 41st millennium there’s not only WAR, but a few laughs too 😉

2000pts battle report – Dark Angels v Astra Militarum

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

In preparation for Nevermind the Blog Wars, Ben and I had a practice game with our respective lists. My Dark Angels versus Ben’s Astra Militarum plus Inquisition Warband. Ben got to choose deployment and opted for Hammer and Anvil but I finished deplyi…

Armies on Parade 2017 – Part 2 – Deathwatch Vs Genestealer Cult

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Games Workshop Southport let me set up Friday night and it’s the first time I’d got all of them on the board together.I decided at the last minute to use one of my ‘man-made hills’ – the Mercury Plateau as something for the Deathwatch to stand on …

Armies on Parade 2017 – Part 2 – Deathwatch Vs Genestealer Cult

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Games Workshop Southport let me set up Friday night and it’s the first time I’d got all of them on the board together.I decided at the last minute to use one of my ‘man-made hills’ – the Mercury Plateau as something for the Deathwatch to stand on …

Armies on Parade 2017 – Part 1 – Dark Angels

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Games Workshop Manchester allowed me to set up today for Armies on Parade tomorrow and will look after it until next week, so I thought I’d share it now. My 2016 Dark Angels with added Ravenwing and Drop Pods…It’s a shame I can’t be there on the day …

Armies on Parade 2017 – Part 1 – Dark Angels

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Games Workshop Manchester allowed me to set up today for Armies on Parade tomorrow and will look after it until next week, so I thought I’d share it now. My 2016 Dark Angels with added Ravenwing and Drop Pods…It’s a shame I can’t be there on the day …

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You may recall last year I picked up another two packs of Lemax Trees, basing and painting them is one of my To Do items on my Hobby Season List but you would be forgiven for thinking they would be high on that list.

But with the Sentinels To Done, alongside the Deathwatch I’m in a hobby void at the moment with no task calling to me. Which leaves me with the opportunity to crack on with some of the mundane tasks that I might ordinarily shy away from, or more accurately have something more interesting to capture my attention.

At the very least I felt I could get these based and perhaps primed. Then should I feel inclined to paint the bases fully and the fir trees themselves at least I had a headstart on that, logic I’ve applied previously to great success.

Over a couple of nights I managed to base them all. I really like Ben’s approach to trees – tall trunks with the foliage at the top which allows you to move the miniatures into cover but still know they’re in cover. But one of the reasons for doing focusing on these is that although you get none of the advantages compared to Ben’s these do provide some great line of sight blocking and can be positioned to not take up too much room doing so.

Unfortunately the process was hit by a failure of my Simoniz Red Oxide Spray Primer. This particular batch has been a little temperamental. The coverage hasn’t been great but the finish was exceptional. While I was spraying the underside of the bases the spray nozzle started to leak, I think somehow it became detached and just continued to spray. Almost an entire can dripping and fizzing but sadly not enough direction to complete painting the trees. At least I wasn’t covered in it though #silverlinings  So they’re on hold while a new can of Primer is being delivered.

And in case you were interested in LEMAX trees they’re available at Dawson’s Department Store again but at £11.16 [presumably £3.95 postage], not the £6.50 I paid [you could always gamble on another sale after Christmas though?].

Terrain is everything – Ferron Fire Firs

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You may recall last year I picked up another two packs of Lemax Trees, basing and painting them is one of my To Do items on my Hobby Season List but you would be forgiven for thinking they would be high on that list.

But with the Sentinels To Done, alongside the Deathwatch I’m in a hobby void at the moment with no task calling to me. Which leaves me with the opportunity to crack on with some of the mundane tasks that I might ordinarily shy away from, or more accurately have something more interesting to capture my attention.

At the very least I felt I could get these based and perhaps primed. Then should I feel inclined to paint the bases fully and the fir trees themselves at least I had a headstart on that, logic I’ve applied previously to great success.

Over a couple of nights I managed to base them all. I really like Ben’s approach to trees – tall trunks with the foliage at the top which allows you to move the miniatures into cover but still know they’re in cover. But one of the reasons for doing focusing on these is that although you get none of the advantages compared to Ben’s these do provide some great line of sight blocking and can be positioned to not take up too much room doing so.

Unfortunately the process was hit by a failure of my Simoniz Red Oxide Spray Primer. This particular batch has been a little temperamental. The coverage hasn’t been great but the finish was exceptional. While I was spraying the underside of the bases the spray nozzle started to leak, I think somehow it became detached and just continued to spray. Almost an entire can dripping and fizzing but sadly not enough direction to complete painting the trees. At least I wasn’t covered in it though #silverlinings  So they’re on hold while a new can of Primer is being delivered.

And in case you were interested in LEMAX trees they’re available at Dawson’s Department Store again but at £11.16 [presumably £3.95 postage], not the £6.50 I paid [you could always gamble on another sale after Christmas though?].

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – To Done!

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

As Dreadtober comes to an end I did manage to complete my Genestealer Cult Sentinels.I didn’t quite find time to do the full photo shoot I’d normally do but I’ll rectify that in a week or so when I do the To Done pics of my Deathwatch.But for the purpo…

Dreadtober 2017 – Genestealer Cult Sentinels – To Done!

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

As Dreadtober comes to an end I did manage to complete my Genestealer Cult Sentinels.I didn’t quite find time to do the full photo shoot I’d normally do but I’ll rectify that in a week or so when I do the To Done pics of my Deathwatch.But for the purpo…

The Army Painter Quickshades

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under Posted by

I’ve professed my love for Army painter Quickshade, I just want to illustrate this with the above picture. Some of those bottles are ‘used’ but it does not change the fact I get through a lof this stuff, and then end up with a FREE dropper bottle – how…

The Army Painter Quickshades

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under Posted by

I’ve professed my love for Army painter Quickshade, I just want to illustrate this with the above picture. Some of those bottles are ‘used’ but it does not change the fact I get through a lof this stuff, and then end up with a FREE dropper bottle – how…