Posts Tagged ‘40K’

"Limited time" Birthday Battle Brother

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

Where limited is about a year.

This year’s anniversary model is unsurprisingly a Primaris Space Marine.



primaris space marine captain games wrokshop birthday
Taken from Warhammer Community

Not a bad looking model, this is a Primaris Captain. Worth getting if you’re not too enamoured with the other captain being released soon:



primaris space marine captain
Not as special as the above Captain

These two are very similar, but I have to admit there’s something a little better about the Birthday Battle Brother.

The Birthday model will be available whenever your local shop has its opening day anniversary. It will effectively be available all year if you’re willing to travel for it.

Other than that, not much to say. With 8th Edition released, most table toppers are feverishly putting together models. enjoy the quiet time for now until the next big update. probably the Primaris Space Codex.

Until next time!



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"Limited time" Birthday Battle Brother

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

Where limited is about a year.

This year’s anniversary model is unsurprisingly a Primaris Space Marine.



primaris space marine captain games wrokshop birthday
Taken from Warhammer Community

Not a bad looking model, this is a Primaris Captain. Worth getting if you’re not too enamoured with the other captain being released soon:



primaris space marine captain
Not as special as the above Captain

These two are very similar, but I have to admit there’s something a little better about the Birthday Battle Brother.

The Birthday model will be available whenever your local shop has its opening day anniversary. It will effectively be available all year if you’re willing to travel for it.

Other than that, not much to say. With 8th Edition released, most table toppers are feverishly putting together models. enjoy the quiet time for now until the next big update. probably the Primaris Space Codex.

Until next time!



Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

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Dark Angels – Assault Squad – home straight

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

I’ve cracked on with these, patiently accepting that the next stage of highlighting would be roughly two models a night. It’s funny how the very thought of highlighting the green was preventing me even picking them up but at this moment in time offers …

Dark Angels – Assault Squad – home straight

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

I’ve cracked on with these, patiently accepting that the next stage of highlighting would be roughly two models a night. It’s funny how the very thought of highlighting the green was preventing me even picking them up but at this moment in time offers …

Death Guard – Spartan

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

What is better than a tank with many lasers? one that has clearly been used….a lot!! Still enjoying painting the Death Guard, although I have been avoiding painting that 20-man unit!  

Showcase: Ultramarines Primaris Lieutenant

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

It’s no surprise to regular readers that I love a box set. So when Dark Imperium dropped I had to get it.  I’m so happy to be painting Ultramarines again.
More after the jump

40K: Apostles of Contagion Characters

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

Ive completed three character models for my new force, and since i have a second set of them all i figured a couple of conversions were in order to add some of the different commander models but still using the great new plastics:Typhus, Host of the De…

40K: Apostles of Contagion Characters

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

Ive completed three character models for my new force, and since i have a second set of them all i figured a couple of conversions were in order to add some of the different commander models but still using the great new plastics:Typhus, Host of the De…

Showcase: Chaos Spawn of Nurgle

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

Hi, all! Now that Dark Imperium is out, I remembered that I used to paint some Nurgle guys, like this Chaos Spawn. The model is converted from a Skaven Rat Ogre. Something different compared to the new 8th edition models, but I stil…

WIP: Death Guard Poxwalkers #2

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

After some more refining on the skin, here’s the clothes mostly done. Some more touches and I can proceed to the many, many bloody details. 😀 I cut a few corners by using quite a lot of black on belts, clothes and pouches, but the skin looks interesti…

WIP: Death Guard Poxwalkers #2

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

After some more refining on the skin, here’s the clothes mostly done. Some more touches and I can proceed to the many, many bloody details. 😀 I cut a few corners by using quite a lot of black on belts, clothes and pouches, but the skin looks interesti…

Hobby update 26-6-17

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Morning all!

Wow, seems like an age since I last did one of these – let’s get right to it then and see what’s on my hobby desk at the moment.

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New Starter Kits for 8th Edition 40K!

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Perhaps not of much interest to veteran players, but of great interest to a teacher like myself, there are three new hobby hooks for new players looking to start in 40K.

Starting with what I think is the best is First Strike.



warhammer 40k starter set first strike
Budget starter for 40K

Probably worth it for that 3 man Intercessor squad data sheet alone, this box represents the cheapest way to get games of 40K going. As someone who regularly has to recommend a £100 box set as the best place to start to students, this is very welcome.

A minor criticism I’ve been holding for Dark Imperium has been the lack of tutorial missions, but according to Warhammer Community this box set will have those crucial starter games. The gaming mat and box set turning into cardboard scenery is of major interest to myself, as my students are getting a bit fed up with fighting on the Varnished Wood wasteland of Lab Count’a.

This is a great segue into Dark Imperium, particularly if you like the Death Guard. Frankly it’s also a good pick if you have Dark Imperium.

Also… half price miniatures.

My budget might just make it past the Summer holidays!



starter box set 40K know no fear
For those a little braver…

If you’re looking for a meatier start than First Strike, you can get Know No Fear. It’s essentially two Start Collecting! kits rammed together with some rules and scenery, for about the same price as other Start Collecting! kits.

Really not a bad box set, if only for the price of the miniatures contained within. The models here are a straight addition to whatever you have in Dark Imperium, making this a really good middle ground starter kit.

What makes this great in my eyes is access to the Bloat Drone. That thing has proved utterly game changing in the few games I’ve played, and more Plague Marines and Inceptors is always good.

While it might not be immediately obvious, the next product is also great to get people into 40K.



For about the same price as a White Dwarf

Being blunt, there’s no point in a veteran getting this. This is for sale to that person who has never even heard of Games Workshop before, but quite likes the idea of Airfix models. These little books are things I hand out myself to new students interested in joining the club, and you’d be surprised how much they like them.

A little book that goes to the bed side table to be re-read a dozen times each night is a great tool for ensuring they come back to paint their Space Marine.

All right, three posts in one day is quite enough.

Until next time!







Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!

New Starter Kits for 8th Edition 40K!

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Perhaps not of much interest to veteran players, but of great interest to a teacher like myself, there are three new hobby hooks for new players looking to start in 40K.

Starting with what I think is the best is First Strike.



warhammer 40k starter set first strike
Budget starter for 40K

Probably worth it for that 3 man Intercessor squad data sheet alone, this box represents the cheapest way to get games of 40K going. As someone who regularly has to recommend a £100 box set as the best place to start to students, this is very welcome.

A minor criticism I’ve been holding for Dark Imperium has been the lack of tutorial missions, but according to Warhammer Community this box set will have those crucial starter games. The gaming mat and box set turning into cardboard scenery is of major interest to myself, as my students are getting a bit fed up with fighting on the Varnished Wood wasteland of Lab Count’a.

This is a great segue into Dark Imperium, particularly if you like the Death Guard. Frankly it’s also a good pick if you have Dark Imperium.

Also… half price miniatures.

My budget might just make it past the Summer holidays!



starter box set 40K know no fear
For those a little braver…

If you’re looking for a meatier start than First Strike, you can get Know No Fear. It’s essentially two Start Collecting! kits rammed together with some rules and scenery, for about the same price as other Start Collecting! kits.

Really not a bad box set, if only for the price of the miniatures contained within. The models here are a straight addition to whatever you have in Dark Imperium, making this a really good middle ground starter kit.

What makes this great in my eyes is access to the Bloat Drone. That thing has proved utterly game changing in the few games I’ve played, and more Plague Marines and Inceptors is always good.

While it might not be immediately obvious, the next product is also great to get people into 40K.



For about the same price as a White Dwarf

Being blunt, there’s no point in a veteran getting this. This is for sale to that person who has never even heard of Games Workshop before, but quite likes the idea of Airfix models. These little books are things I hand out myself to new students interested in joining the club, and you’d be surprised how much they like them.

A little book that goes to the bed side table to be re-read a dozen times each night is a great tool for ensuring they come back to paint their Space Marine.

All right, three posts in one day is quite enough.

Until next time!







Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

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New Death Guard Models!

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick one on these guys, and a little pat on the back for Games Workshop.



death guard chaos space marines
Gooey.

These are easy build Death Guard Plague Marines, as revealed on Warhammer Community. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the models, and they even match well with the Dark Imperium numbers.

Right now, the Dark Imperium box comes with 7 Plague Marines (Nurgle’s number). These easy build plague Marines not only bump that up to a full squad of 10, but bring a special weapon with them. What this means is that you can now field one big Plague Marine unit, or two 5-man units each with a special weapon.

Good.



death guard pox walkers
Really gooey.

Not so great with these guys, but easy to build horde models are alwas welcome. Unfortunately these look like they come in packs of six, and thus don’t really gel well with the models you get from Dark Imperium.

That said, they do have a rule where models they kill have a chance of adding to their unit, so maybe having some spare will be a good thing.

Next up we look at the new starter kits that are available.

Until next time!



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If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

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New Death Guard Models!

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick one on these guys, and a little pat on the back for Games Workshop.



death guard chaos space marines
Gooey.

These are easy build Death Guard Plague Marines, as revealed on Warhammer Community. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the models, and they even match well with the Dark Imperium numbers.

Right now, the Dark Imperium box comes with 7 Plague Marines (Nurgle’s number). These easy build plague Marines not only bump that up to a full squad of 10, but bring a special weapon with them. What this means is that you can now field one big Plague Marine unit, or two 5-man units each with a special weapon.

Good.



death guard pox walkers
Really gooey.

Not so great with these guys, but easy to build horde models are alwas welcome. Unfortunately these look like they come in packs of six, and thus don’t really gel well with the models you get from Dark Imperium.

That said, they do have a rule where models they kill have a chance of adding to their unit, so maybe having some spare will be a good thing.

Next up we look at the new starter kits that are available.

Until next time!



Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!

New Primaris Space Marines!

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

You blink for a second, and the marketing wheels spins out 3 new kits. Keep your eyes on Warhammer Community guys, because there are new Primaris Space Marines on the horizon!



primaris space marine captain
True Grit… real men hold bolters one handed.

First up is the Captain.

Games Workshop have been a bit Spartan on the details for this model, but what we do know is good. Despite rocking the Roman Mohawk, there will be no chapter icons on the model. You can make this guy into a White Scar, Ultramarine or even something a bit more special.

As for rules, well, we can speculate it to have Rites of Battle like the current Captain in Gravis armour. It’s simply too good a synergy with the Primaris Lieutenants, the Captain giving re-rolls on To-Hits of 1, and the Lieutenants giving the same on wounds.

primaris space marine librarian
This guy looks familiar…

Lookingsuspiciously like the Dark Vengeance Librarian crossed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the next model up is a Primaris Librarian.

That’s all I really have to say about him. Expect two powers a turn, and the Librarius Discipline.



space marine primaris reivers
Guerrilla tactic 9-foot warriors!

 There’s a big question mark over these guys.

Looking like Chaplains that have given up on the Imperial Faith and have taken up murder as a hobby, this is quite a departure from the Primaris Space Marine theme of noble saviours. Just like the Inceptors were meant to replace bikes and assault marines, these are probably there to replace Scouts.

I like the look of them, but I wonder how I’m supposed to fit them into my Primaris Field Police. I have toyed with the idea of bounty hunters in the past, and I think I might make them a specific unit tasked with tracking down individuals.

The issue is that they kind of come out of nowhere. There are only a few founding legions with something similar in the fluff, and none of them particularly nice. Perhaps I’m misinterpreting them, but I just can’t see Guilliman commissioning a murder unit from his new type of Marines.

These are also the first of the easy build kit models for new 40K.

Expect to see infiltration rules, and something fun with the “suppressor pistols” they wield. I’m also hoping for Alpha Legion style power knives, but we’ll see.

And that’s it. Next post we’ll briefly look at “new” Death guard models.

Until next time!






Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!

New Primaris Space Marines!

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

You blink for a second, and the marketing wheels spins out 3 new kits. Keep your eyes on Warhammer Community guys, because there are new Primaris Space Marines on the horizon!



primaris space marine captain
True Grit… real men hold bolters one handed.

First up is the Captain.

Games Workshop have been a bit Spartan on the details for this model, but what we do know is good. Despite rocking the Roman Mohawk, there will be no chapter icons on the model. You can make this guy into a White Scar, Ultramarine or even something a bit more special.

As for rules, well, we can speculate it to have Rites of Battle like the current Captain in Gravis armour. It’s simply too good a synergy with the Primaris Lieutenants, the Captain giving re-rolls on To-Hits of 1, and the Lieutenants giving the same on wounds.

primaris space marine librarian
This guy looks familiar…

Lookingsuspiciously like the Dark Vengeance Librarian crossed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the next model up is a Primaris Librarian.

That’s all I really have to say about him. Expect two powers a turn, and the Librarius Discipline.



space marine primaris reivers
Guerrilla tactic 9-foot warriors!

 There’s a big question mark over these guys.

Looking like Chaplains that have given up on the Imperial Faith and have taken up murder as a hobby, this is quite a departure from the Primaris Space Marine theme of noble saviours. Just like the Inceptors were meant to replace bikes and assault marines, these are probably there to replace Scouts.

I like the look of them, but I wonder how I’m supposed to fit them into my Primaris Field Police. I have toyed with the idea of bounty hunters in the past, and I think I might make them a specific unit tasked with tracking down individuals.

The issue is that they kind of come out of nowhere. There are only a few founding legions with something similar in the fluff, and none of them particularly nice. Perhaps I’m misinterpreting them, but I just can’t see Guilliman commissioning a murder unit from his new type of Marines.

These are also the first of the easy build kit models for new 40K.

Expect to see infiltration rules, and something fun with the “suppressor pistols” they wield. I’m also hoping for Alpha Legion style power knives, but we’ll see.

And that’s it. Next post we’ll briefly look at “new” Death guard models.

Until next time!






Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!

Dark Angels – Assault Squad – best laid plans

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Typically after my last ‘What’s on my palette’ post I immediately found painting the Cultists far too tedious and flitted on to what I’d always expected to be my next project – my Dark Angel Assault Squad. Of course their original reason to be was to f…

Dark Angels – Assault Squad – best laid plans

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Typically after my last ‘What’s on my palette’ post I immediately found painting the Cultists far too tedious and flitted on to what I’d always expected to be my next project – my Dark Angel Assault Squad. Of course their original reason to be was to f…

Showcase: Adeptus Mechanicus Kastelan Robots

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hey guys, I’ve completed the next unit for my new Adeptus Mechanicus army for 40k, a unit of Kastelan Robots. I really enjoyed painting these.

More after the jump

Showcase: Adeptus Mechanicus Kastelan Robots

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hey guys, I’ve completed the next unit for my new Adeptus Mechanicus army for 40k, a unit of Kastelan Robots. I really enjoyed painting these.

More after the jump

40K: Beginning the Apostles of Contagion

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

So im back into 40K with the 8th edition haha, and in addition to my existing Khorne Daemon force im planning to build on the Death Guard and Primaris starter armies that come in the box game.First up will be my Nurgle, painted up as Apostles of Contag…

40K: Beginning the Apostles of Contagion

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

So im back into 40K with the 8th edition haha, and in addition to my existing Khorne Daemon force im planning to build on the Death Guard and Primaris starter armies that come in the box game.First up will be my Nurgle, painted up as Apostles of Contag…

My First Game of 40K 8th Edition

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

On Saturday I played my first game of 40K 8th Edition and it was fun.  My buddy Jeff and I decided to throw down 1000 points of match play.  I pulled out my Orks and he had his Space Wolves.So lets look at what 1000 points gets you playing Or…