Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer 40K’

Games Workshop Newsletter

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

The latest from Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40K from Games Workshop…

Games Workshop
Warhammer Age of Sigmar Warhammer 40,000 New & Exclusive
Tzaangor Shaman
Tzaangor Skyfires & Enlightened
Tzaangor
Gangs of Commorragh
© Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2017. GW, Games Workshop, Citadel, White Dwarf, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Battletome, Stormcast Eternals, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or ™, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.         (s17)
© 2017 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

40K: 50K Point Apocalypse (Coverage from my game group PAGE and the Winter Apoc Game)

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

This is a video review of my game group PAGE and the annual Winter Apocalypse game for 40K. The polar spaceport is my work… just realized I never posted any of that up so I will get on that soon.

Sunday Round-Up

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

The quest to find my hidden hide-out has increased in urgency so I’ve had to be a bit careful in my search for allies this week…….fortunately I’ve found some quite formidable ones this time including Rollins Blacks ‘The Wild Ones’ and Zipps ‘The Sk…

The Road to the Norwegian Championship – Battle Report 4!

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

This time, I’m up against a Tau tournament list, which includes the first squad of kroot I’ve seen this edition! While Tau are obviously strong, and my opponent has Riptides and a Stormsurge, I’m cautiously optimistic. If I luck out and roll up both Invisibility, Ghost Storm, or Soulswitch, I have the ability to grant my Sorcerers a lot of mobility, while being able to survive and hopefully run straight through his Riptides. I’ve recently purchased the Legions supplement and redone my list slightly, as VotLW is now free! However, the Norwegian Championship rules treat Legion rules same as Chapter Tactics…continue reading

The Fall of Cadia

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

This Gathering Storm bundle collects together the new releases around the Gathering Storm: Fall of Cadia, part one in the Gathering Storm series. It features a copy of The Gathering Stom: Fall of Cadia, a deck of Empyric Storm Cards and three incredible Citadel miniatures. Triumvirate of the Imperium 3 stunning plastic miniatures, who represent the … Continue reading The Fall of Cadia

Battle Report – Horus Heresy – M.31 Ep 31

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

Black Library Newsletter

Posted on January 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Something new from the Black Library…

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Review: Genestealer Neophyte Hybrids Magnetised

Posted on January 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Warhammer 40K Genestealer Cult army came out late 2016, and just before Christmas I cracked and picked up a box of the “Genestealer Cults Neophyte Hybrids” from Mighty Ape. Here’s a quick review of these figures now I’ve finished assembling and basing them. In the box: There’s 10 plastic figures (torsos and legs) on […]

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Games Workshop Newsletter

Posted on January 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Looks like interesting times are ahead for the Warhammer 40K players…

Games Workshop
Warhammer Age of Sigmar Warhammer 40,000 New & Exclusive
Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm: Fall of Cadia
Triumverate of the Imperium
Gathering Storm Art
© Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2017. GW, Games Workshop, Citadel, White Dwarf, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Battletome, Stormcast Eternals, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or ™, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.         (s17)
© 2017 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

Eldar Fire Dragons

Posted on January 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I finally finished my Eldar Fire Dragons after more than a decade after purchasing them.  I painted them using the dipping method, using Miniwax Polyshade – Royal Walnut Satin.  I then used a matte sealer to help take away the shine that the …

90 Minute Challenge – Imperial Guardsman and Prisoner 01

Posted on January 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, this is an unexpectedly productive start to the year! I took up the 90 Minute Challenge on Monday to paint up Prisoner 01 from the Batman Miniature Game. Not being happy with the final result, I had another crack at the challenge on Tuesday, fini…

Eldar, Eldar, Eldar – An Intro with Shadderz

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

So I totally forgot to check up on this page because I am an idiot with a lot on his mind, but I will try to make up for lost time! So time to get going. Currently I have some Warhammer 40K projects which I am working on, which I am really excited about! Firstly is my Ulthwé Eldar army, which I have written some fluff for, which will be going up soon. I’m also excited about painting these mini’s up and showing them on here, I think they look really nice. (Modesty be damned) Another project is my Knight’s…continue reading

Sin Synn Guest Article – "They Keep Pulling me Back In…"

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Those of you with long memories may recall that I used to write articles for a blog network called the House of Paincakes. One of my fellow writers on that network was a strange creature known as SinSynn who has decided to return to the world of blogging that quite frankly has been lessened by his absence…well…there were less tentacles at least…and Megan Fox was marginally safer…

Having no desire to manage a blog of his own will be utilising mine so here’s his third article this time with some warnings about the dangers of addiction….
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Hey, folks. SinSynn here.

Sorry for the lack of posting, but I’ve actually gotten mixed up with a bad crowd, and I’m up to no good.
Oh, sure, ’40k Escalation League’ sounds all innocent an’ whatnot, but lemme tell ya – I’ve already found myself breaking night, on work nights, no less. I’ve spent money I don’t have. I’ve been lying, sneaking, and generally acting like a shady character in an effort to get my slimy tentacles on my next 40k fix.

*Look, man…Lemme just hold a sprue*
Yes, folks. You read that correctly. I’m jumping back into the hobby like I’m brand-noob.
I joined a 40k Escalation League.
😀
The good news is that I won’t be forced to play Battlefront’s somewhat awful Team Yankee (yeah, I said it), but I think I might’ve pulled off a really cool Matrix-like dodge maneuver: I avoided the bullet, only to step right in front of a cannonball.
D’oh.

People were practically giving Team Yankee stuff away. I had already scored brand-new, in-box sets of U.S. Abrams Tank platoons and a U.S. Mechanized platoons for like 20 bucks a box. Nevertheless, in truth, I didn’t really wanna play Team Yankee. I didn’t.
I was gonna do it, cuz the Ultimate Rival was all into it, and welp, waddayagonnado? That’s my boy, and I don’t really have any other excuses to offer other than that.
Team Yankee’s future looked bleak ’round my way; gamers were unloading their brand-new boxsets – that’s always a bad sign once the initial ‘new game excitement’ wears off. With new systems like the Star Wars X Wing game you couldn’t find new kits anywhere when they released.
A few months after Team Yankee releases and folks are happy to lose more than half of their investment cuz hey – sumpthin’ is better than nuthin.’
Such is life huh?
*shrug*
The Ultimate Rival and I were happy to play it in the Gaming Garage, and we had a couple other suckers to make up the numbers for club vs. club tournaments.

We played a few games, and the future seemed set, but then, outta the blue, Games Workshop started…doin’ stuffs.
Neither the Ultimate Rival or myself saw it coming. Neither of us could’ve predicted it. It didn’t sneak up on us, either. One day we just started talkin’ ’bout 40k. GW was makin’ moves, releasing new stuffs, giving fans things they wanted…
The Ultimate Rival and I went back ‘n’ forth for a bit, and there was definitely something in the air, but neither of us was willing to commit. We’ve both been burned by GW before.
Sadly, both of us are huge suckers when it comes to 40k.We have the collective willpower of an alcoholic trapped in a bar following the inevitable zombie apocalypse when 40k gets a buncha new shinies.
We wants them. Yesh, we do.

 *Is that a new shiny?*
I will say this- the Ultimate Rival broke down first. It wasn’t me.
So nyah.

One day I just got a text, showing a picture of a buncha Beakie boxsets, with a total bullsh*t excuse that simply read, ‘I’m gonna start building a Salamanders army for my youngest son.’
Every single stalk-mounted occular appendage on my knobbly Xeno head rolled in a nearly teenage-girl sooper-dramatic drama level.

‘Sure thing, dude,’I replied, ‘Your son needs a Salamander army. That looks like enough boxsets to build more than a single army, though. Unless that’s gonna be a full-blown Drop Pod army…with a buncha Landraiders, and Rhinos, and is that a Storm Talon?’

There was a somewhat lengthy pause. We both knew what was happening here, but we’ve both fallen off this particular wagon a handful of times…it’s just that admitting it is a lil’ embarrassing.
A smidgen. A tad. A wee bit…
So making the other guy suffer is mandatory.
‘Well,’ he says ever-so-innocently, ‘I’ve been thinking that maybe my Black Templars can use a flyer.’
Pffft. This guy…So full of it.
‘I thought you already had a Storm Raven,’I countered, ‘That’s a flyer, no? Your Templars already have a flyer, wiseguy.’
I could hear him throwing his hands up.
‘Ok, more flyers, then. I was totally in the store, buying stuff for the kid, and I saw the Storm Talon, and I was like “Hey, why not?” You know how these things happen. So yes, I bought a Storm Talon for my Black Templars. We have access to all the Vanilla stuff now, y’know.’
I narrowed most of my stalk-mounted occular appendages. ‘And that’s all you bought?’
Another pause.
‘I ASKED IF THAT’S ALL YOU BOUGHT,’ I repeated, in an entirely overly loud voice.
‘I HEARD YOU, YOU IDIOT,’ he shouted back at me, ‘jeez, I was just thinking.’
There was something in the tone of his voice that was triggering every‘It’s a trap!’ sensor in my head. Him ‘thinking’ is never a good sign.
‘Oh gawd,’I exclaimed quietly, ‘What did you do, you maniac?’
Again with the pause…well, I was suffering a frighten. Maybe he didn’t hear me…
‘I SAID WHAT DID…’
‘I FRIGGIN’ HEARD YOU FOR CRYIN’ OUT LOUD!!!’
‘Well maybe chill with the awkward pauses. I feel like you’re trying to work up the nerve to tell me you’re pregnant with my child…Oh gawd, please tell me you’re not pregnant with my child…’
The Ultimate Rival put on his exasperated voice. ‘Y’know, it’s just impossible to have a normal conversation with you. It’s like you can’t go five minutes without saying something weird, or something only you think is funny. I swear, after all these years…’
‘I can’t help but notice you’ve failed to answer my question,’I interrupt his lil’ tirade, ‘Just fess up, dude. What did you do? What army are you building now? Whatever it is, you’re on your own. We discussed this. We both agreed we wouldn’t do anything about 40k until we saw new rules that we both liked.’
Clearly, I was putting my foot down. I wasn’t gonna give in to 40k and its wily ways.
‘Well ha, wiseguy,’ came the Ultimate Rival’s ever-so-smug retort, ‘I’m not building a “new” army. This is all Templars stuff.’
…there was something about the way he said that that made me say my next thought aloud…
‘You’re building a brand-new Black Templars army, aren’t you?’
…and his reply was completely unsurprising…
‘Basically yes.’
-_-

*Hi, I’m a Black Templar. Far into the future, when mankind has mastered faster-than-light travel, and everyone has crazy laserguns an’ whatnot, we’re gonna fight with swords and use lanterns. Makes total sense*
Well that’s a cute story, SinSynn, I hear you say. That hardly explains how you’re suddenly in a 40k Escalation League, now does it? Mister ‘I won’t fall for 40k and its wily ways’ over here.
Well, first of all…Don’t you judge me.
I’ve already admitted to being so weak I can’t bench press a Kleenex, fer cryin’ out loud.
Furthermore…Chill, money.
I haz excuses. Good ones, I swearz,

*Just don’t ask any questions and this will all work out fine*
Ok, well…It all started with The Hamster That Lives In My Head, y’see…
(Yes, we’re totally going with this excuse. You shadddup. This is gud excuse)
There I was one night, fighting with him over which tab was gonna be open on the laptop, the tentacle porn tab, or the…what the hell was that?

‘Oh that?’ the Hamster casually replies to my frenzied queries flippantly. He knows what he’s doing, the fuzzy little jerk. My weakness for tentacle porn can only possibly be topped by my weakness for…
‘That, my empty-headed Xeno friend, is one of the new Tau Mechs.’

*What is it? Oh, it’s just a giant Stealthsuit, that’s all O-o WHAT THE FLYIN’ F*CK? Gimme naow*
Normally at this point, The Hamster That Lives In My Head is frantically spinning my thoughts on his lil’ Hamster exercise wheel, but since he was currently surfing the ‘net on my laptop, I just kinda stared blankly in open mouthed amazement.
‘Did you just say “one of” the new Tau Mechs?’ I asked in a monotone fashion, my eyes glued to the monitor, the tentacle porn forgotten, despite the flopping tentacles and sticky fluids everywhere, ‘As in, there’s more than one new Tau Mech?’
The Hamster smiled a smile that probably looked very much like the smile the Serpent gave Eve as he convinced her that apples are delicious, and so good for you too.
‘Oh yeah, man…there’s a bunch. Just lookit thi-‘
He didn’t have time to finish that sentence, as I swept him and the tentacle lubricant and generous pile of towels off the desk, and started going through the Tau section over at the Games Workshop website.
…After a couple of minutes, I retrieved the lubricant and towels…

A day or so later, this happened…

*I swear, I was reverse-mugged on East 8th street in the Village! That’s totally what happened!* 
Aaaaand…the next thing you know, I’m in an Escalation League, cuz apparently there’s a whole buncha fools that caught this sudden outbreak of 40k-itis, or whatever you wanna call it.

Look, I’m not proud.
But OHMYGAWD I luvs da new Tau Codex.
It’s so shmexy.

*Hey…That’s a mighty big burst cannon you’ve got there*
And we’re gonna talk all about it, next time. I swearz.
Right now, I’ve got two more Crisis Suits to build, and I’ve still got several tentacles that aren’t glued together yet.
😀
So yeah…I’m back, suckas.


*And there has been much rejoicing :)*
You thought I complained a lot about Games Workshop before?
Hah!
Have you seen the price of a Broadside lately?
0_o

Until next time, folks – Have a very Xenos day!
(Returning to the original)

– SinSynn

Gav Thorpe Newsletter

Posted on December 31st, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The latest from the author Gav Thorpe…

Sci-Fi Artwork from Gav's Website (with Christmas Tree)
  • Happy Holidays!
  • Azrael
  • Big Stompy Robot News
  • Thinking Outside The (Game) Box
  • Black Library Advent (The Grey Raven & Valerius)
  • Kickstarter – Traveller Card Game
  • Newsletter Q&A – Male & Female Knights?
  • Submission Alert – Copper Pen Press
  • Blog Post Round-Up
  • Upcoming Events
  • Hard Drive Hot List (or, What I’m Currently Writing)
  • Bi-Monthly Competition
 
Gav drinking a cup of tea
 

Happy Holidays!

I’ll keep it brief, because I’ll be doing the obligatory year in review / looking forward to 2017 post in January (and because this is a bit of a bumper edition of my newsletter).
This Christmas was a really fun one – the first where Sammy understood what was happening (presents, sweets, and lots of attention from grandparents).  In an effort of restraint that my 12 year-old self would have balked at, I still haven’t opened most of my presents.  Having visited family over the last two weeks, we’re celebrating another Christmas at home tomorrow, so will open presents then – it’s just an excuse to have another turkey dinner with all the trimmings really.  I’ve asked Santa for a few gaming goodies and graphic novels, and it’s always exciting to find out what type of novelty socks my mum has bought me.
So let me thank you all for your readership and support over the last twelve months, and I hope you continue to enjoy my stories and games for many more to come.
 
 
Cover of Azrael by Gav Thorpe

Azrael

The swanky limited edition of my Space Marine Legends novel, Azrael, was released this month (along with the eBook).  In case you haven’t seen them, I’ve published a few blog posts about the book, including:
Here’s an extract from my Author’s Notes:
“I had a particular challenge facing me when it came to writing Azrael. Frankly, I’ve written a lot of Dark Angels recently, with the Legacy of Caliban trilogy and Horus Heresy, and I was struggling to find an angle. The Hunt for the Fallen? Kinda important, but really the backbone of Legacy of Caliban and thoroughly explored already. Also, there was a whole bunch of stuff involving Azrael and the Dark Angels in the ‘current timeline’ of 40K, with them feuding with the Space Wolves in Warzone Fenris and all kinds of hi-jinks that I didn’t have the time or inclination to do all that reading.
So rather than the present I looked to the past for some inspiration.”
 

Big Stompy Robot News

I’ve mentioned a few times on my blog, social media, and interviews, that I’m working on some rules for a new game involving big stompy robots. 
Having committed to run a demo table at the new wargaming show ROBIN in February, I’ve now had to *actually* work on some rules, instead of just having the ideas swirl round in my head.
 
Big Stompy Robot
I’ve got vague plans to keep a developer diary, probably as blogs on the website and maybe some videos, and if there’s enough interest I’ll also send out the odd newsletter specifically about the game.  If you would like to receive (very sporadic) updates on the progress of my new game, click the button below.
 

Thinking Outside The (Game) Box

I’ve been very remiss at publishing writing advice posts recently, but have good intentions to do more in 2017.  To get me back in the habit, this month I published a blog about how much you should adhere to the rules and army lists from Warhammer and Warhammer 40K, when writing fiction for Black Library. Here’s a bit from the blog:
“Writing for the Black Library comes with a simple, undeniable truth: one is working on a world and stories primarily created so that people can collect, paint and fight miniature battles with toy soldiers. The contents of the rulebooks, supplements and White Dwarf magazine underpin everything else. Players of the games view it as a defining feature of the setting but as an author you must be aware of the game but not beholden to it.”
 
 
Cover of The Grey Raven by Gav Thorpe
Black Library Advent Stories
This year I had two entries in the Black Library Advent Calendar. Day seven saw the release of my Horus Heresy short story The Grey Raven; which continues the story of Librarian Balsar Kurthuri as he returns to Terra (a follow on from my recent novella Weregeld).
On day sixteen it was my Horus Heresy audio short story, Valerius, Guided by visions from the God-Emperor, can Marcus Valerius lead the Therion Cohort back to victory?

The Grey Raven

“Balsar Kurthuri of the Raven Guard has always followed his primarch’s orders. When the Edict of Nikaea forbade psykers within the Legions, he returned to the line squads without a second thought. When the Warmaster’s treachery became known, he gave freely of his powers. Now, as the war appears to be entering its final, grim stages, at Lord Corax’s command he must return to Terra to face judgement for the apparent crime of unswerving loyalty…”

Valerius

“Though he knows such beliefs are forbidden, Vice-Caesari Marcus Valerius of the Therion Cohort is willing to lay down his life in service to the immortal God-Emperor, for the good of all mankind. Sent by Corax to the great slaughter at Beta-Garmon, every last one of the Imperial Army soldiers under his command knows that the end is nigh – but can Valerius’ holy visions guide them to one final victory over the hordes of the hated Arch-traitor?”
 
 

Kickstarter – Traveller Card Game

I’m sure this will be of interest to many of you: “A card game with trade, exploration and combat in Marc Miller’s classic RPG setting, The Third Imperium”.  The Kickstarter ends on January 9th.
Traveller Card Game Kickstarter Logo
 

Newsletter Q&A

Maria asked on the blog: Hi! I’m currently reading Angels of Caliban and I noticed something, I wanted to ask you about. Luther thinks of himself as a “son to knights” – does this mean that his male ancestors were knights, or that both of his parents were knights?
Yes, it was my intent that the Order had both male and female knights – which gives rise to the idea that the non-space marine ‘augmented’ Dark Angels like Luther might include women (in fact Angels of Caliban contains the line, ‘On the other side of the Chapter Master the chair was occupied by Saulus Maegon, Mistress of the Angelicasta’).
If you want to ask a question, just reply to the newsletter and I’ll get back to you as soon as my schedule allows.  I’ll pick a question to go in the next newsletter, and combine them all into a blog post for the website.  Click the button below for the full Q&A round-up for December.
 

! Submission Alert !

Copper Pen Press and their imprint La Llorna Road are great places to keep an eye on, as they seem to have a continually open submissions window.
At the moment La Llorna Road is looking for novel-length horror, and Copper Pen Press are seeking submissions of novel-length mystery / suspense / crime stories.
Copper Pen Press Logo
There is no advance, but they pay 10% on RRP for hardcover, 8% for paperbacks, and 25% for eBooks.  These sorts of submissions are a risk, as you may earn nothing for your hard-penned work, but Copper Pen Press do not charge for reading, editing, or publication fees (beware of any ‘publishers’ who expect you to pay for these services as part of their contract with you).
If you need help with your submission, have a look at the writing advice section on my website, which gives lots of top-tips, as well as in-depth blogs on topics such as narrative, action, and pacing.
 

Blog Post Round-Up

Elsewhere on the blog this month, you can read my reviews of Black Library Live! and Sledge-Lit, my thoughts on the age-appropriateness of Black Library fiction (and fiction in general), and find out if the Lion is loyal or a traitor.
You can also watch my interview with Warhammer TV from Black Library Live, and listen to me discussing the Horus Heresy in this Combat Phase podcast.

Upcoming Events

  • November 2017 (date TBC), Black Library Weekender
Do come and say ‘hello’ if you are attending these events (and feel free to bring any books you’d like me to sign).
 
Envelope with "Top Secret" stamped on it
One of the most common questions I get asked is “What are you working on?”, so here’s my (sorry, sometimes cryptic) list of works in progress, plus future releases.

Hard Drive Hot List

 

Bi-Monthly Competition Winner

All subscribers to my mailing list are entered into the bi-monthly draw to win a personalised, signed copy of one of my books.  The next winner, to be picked in January, will receive a copy of Asurmen: The Darker Road – my companion audio drama to Asurmen: Hand of Asuryan.
 
 
 
Cover of Azrael by Gav Thorpe, published by Black Library
 
 
Cover of The Thirteenth Wolf by Gav Thorpe
 
 
Cover of Corax by Gav Thorpe, published by Black Library
Picture of a Shark

Games Workshop Newsletter

Posted on December 28th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Only a few days left on this Christmas offer from Games Workshop…

Games Workshop
Warhammer Age of Sigmar Warhammer 40,000 New & Exclusive
Made to Order
© Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2016. GW, Games Workshop, Citadel, White Dwarf, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Battletome, Stormcast Eternals, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or ™, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.
© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.         (s15)
© 2016 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

Showcase: Chaos Lord on a Steed of Slaanesh

Posted on December 27th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, I’ve finally finished painting a model I started working on in August of 2015, my Chaos Lord on Steed of Slaanesh. So, it only took 16 months to do! It was a classic case of needing a model for something, changing my mind, and forgetting about it…

First Rebel Grot Armored Sentinel Painted!

Posted on December 19th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

First Rebel Grot Armored Sentinel Painted!

Hello all,

After a bit of a lull I’ve recently started working to finish my Rebel Grot Armored Sentinel squadron.  So far I’ve finished one and am making decent progress on the other two.  Here’s the one I’ve finished:

I bought three of these on ebay and started working on them almost two years ago.  After that much time it’s nice to finally be nearing completion.  I made the armored face plates removable so that I can field them as Scout Sentinels if I want to.  

Continue reading First Rebel Grot Armored Sentinel Painted! at Creative Twilight.

Traitor Legions – My First Experience with World Eaters

Posted on December 17th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Traitor Legions – My First Experience with World Eaters

So, we Chaos players now have our Traitor Legions, and it’s a glorious thing. I haven’t really sat down and digested everything yet, there’s just so many possibilities with the supplement, but I did dive right in with World Eaters. I’ve looked over all the Legions, but my love for close combat has won out initially.

I’m not planning on reviewing Traitor Legions. Reviews aren’t exactly my thing, and I’m not the most competitively oriented person to truly evaluate it.

Continue reading Traitor Legions – My First Experience with World Eaters at Creative Twilight.

Forge World Newsletter

Posted on December 16th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

The new Acastus Knight Porphyrion from Forge World…

Warhammer 40,000 The Horus Heresy
ACASTUS KNIGHT PORPHYRION
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Warp Discovery: His Angels – A Warhammer 40K Short

Posted on December 15th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Warp Discovery: His Angels – A Warhammer 40K Short

The Warp Discovery series is for the cool stuff I find that you may not have seen yet. It’s a rare day when that happens, hence you don’t see these a lot. Just recently, however, I was browsing YouTube and was offered this video from the recommendations. Most of the recommendations are crap, but this one I checked out – a Warhammer 40K short called His Angels.

There’s nothing ground-breaking with this video, but it’s Warhammer 40K and not bad, so you have to watch it.

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Sunday Round-Up

Posted on December 11th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I was back in solitary confinement this week after a minor infraction involving two dead jailers I found lying outside my cell which I was innocently trying to revive with a blood-stained brick I found…so didn’t get much done……However my aforemen…

Games Workshop Newsletter

Posted on December 10th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

No one expects the Spanish Imperial Inquisition….

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Dusk Raiders Space Marine Chaplain

Posted on December 10th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

It’s taken me over a year to get him from built and a base made to getting him varnished but finally my Dusk Raiders Chaplain from the Betrayal at Calth box set is finished.”What’s a Dusk Raider?” some people may ask – well, a Dusk Raider is a pre-Prim…

Themed Workbench Part Two – Star Wars Themed 40K Army

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Themed Workbench Part Two – Star Wars Themed 40K Army

Themed Workbench is where I take a look at some armies created along a theme, from concept to completion. In amongst my piles of grey plastic are inspirations for ideas.  Some good.  Some not so much.  This time I’d like to share a project that’s been several years inside my brain as an idea, but only recently was I able to get this all together.

As a kid, my biggest love in the whole world was Star Wars.  

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40k Blood Angels and Death Company Assault Squad

Posted on December 8th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I have 2 clients having 40k Blood Angels army. In other words, guess I have been painting or will be painting quite a lot of Blood Angel Space Marines. Death Company and Blood Angels assault squad, death from the sky! The Blood Angel assault squad was done in the usual shade of Blood Angel colours. […]