Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer’

"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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New General’s Handbook 2017!

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

The General’s Handbook last year is perhaps what saved Age of Sigmar in many people’s minds.
 

The biggest change was the inclusion of points values for matched play, something that had been sorely lacking in AoS up to its release. Whilst many people tried to create weird and wonderful systems (such as the Wound counting method which really favoured glass cannons), actual competitive play was very difficult.

 

The AoS core rules only take into account relative army sizes, again sort of meaningless when we don’t know relative strengths of individual models. Bringing in points, thus fair competitive play, meant that tourney players could once again get invested in Warhammer.

 

The new General’s Handbook, rather than being a band aid on a somewhat broken game (regardless of what you may think, competitive games without balance are never received well by players… and yes, tabletop war games are inherently competitive), this new book is going to be adding layers of complexity to existing systems.

 
age of sigmar generals handbook 2017
Never thought a Chocobo Knight would be the poster boy for Warhammer

Things that we know from Warhammer Community:

 

Open play:

  • Expanded multiplayer rules, including Triumph and Treachery

Narrative play:

  • Siege warfare rules
  • Location and realm specific rules

Matched play:

  • New battle plans
  • Updated points costs
  • Allegiance abilities for last year’s release factions
 Multiplayer rules are really fun, and something that my student neophytes keep asking about. Can’t wait to see those.
The Narrative play rules are undoubtedly going to be similar to what we’ve seen in the 8th Edition 40K release, with unique rules for the battlefield. I don’t know if this is when they’ll try and sneak in command points, but I doubt it’s not on the game developers minds.
Everything else is as you’d expect really. This is somewhat of an experimental compromise between fully Open Source game play and the rule book system, and we’ve just come into our second iteration of this experiment. Since we’re only into our second year of this experiment, I can’t say for certain its going well. but from the upswing of interest in AoS from my students, I can at least anecdotally say things look promising.
And yes, you should probably be setting aside some money to get this. Hopefully it won’t cost as much as a modern codex, but last year’s Hand book was £15.
Until next time!

 

 

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New General’s Handbook 2017!

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

The General’s Handbook last year is perhaps what saved Age of Sigmar in many people’s minds.
 

The biggest change was the inclusion of points values for matched play, something that had been sorely lacking in AoS up to its release. Whilst many people tried to create weird and wonderful systems (such as the Wound counting method which really favoured glass cannons), actual competitive play was very difficult.

 

The AoS core rules only take into account relative army sizes, again sort of meaningless when we don’t know relative strengths of individual models. Bringing in points, thus fair competitive play, meant that tourney players could once again get invested in Warhammer.

 

The new General’s Handbook, rather than being a band aid on a somewhat broken game (regardless of what you may think, competitive games without balance are never received well by players… and yes, tabletop war games are inherently competitive), this new book is going to be adding layers of complexity to existing systems.

 
age of sigmar generals handbook 2017
Never thought a Chocobo Knight would be the poster boy for Warhammer

Things that we know from Warhammer Community:

 

Open play:

  • Expanded multiplayer rules, including Triumph and Treachery

Narrative play:

  • Siege warfare rules
  • Location and realm specific rules

Matched play:

  • New battle plans
  • Updated points costs
  • Allegiance abilities for last year’s release factions
 Multiplayer rules are really fun, and something that my student neophytes keep asking about. Can’t wait to see those.
The Narrative play rules are undoubtedly going to be similar to what we’ve seen in the 8th Edition 40K release, with unique rules for the battlefield. I don’t know if this is when they’ll try and sneak in command points, but I doubt it’s not on the game developers minds.
Everything else is as you’d expect really. This is somewhat of an experimental compromise between fully Open Source game play and the rule book system, and we’ve just come into our second iteration of this experiment. Since we’re only into our second year of this experiment, I can’t say for certain its going well. but from the upswing of interest in AoS from my students, I can at least anecdotally say things look promising.
And yes, you should probably be setting aside some money to get this. Hopefully it won’t cost as much as a modern codex, but last year’s Hand book was £15.
Until next time!

 

 

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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!







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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!







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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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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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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!






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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!






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Dark Imperium: Primaris Space Marines Field Police

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

The first of the Primaris Field Police squads are done.

Commissioned by Guilliman and the current Chapter Masters to maintain law and order amongst the besieged Imperium, these Primaris Marines have a clear mandate that stretches them beyond mere Founding Chapter loyalties.

Their mission is simple; ensure the Emperor’s Laws are upheld. Whether these are broken by citizens, Space Marines or even the new Primaris Marines, no one is above the law. Indeed, to maintain their objectivity, the gene-seed origin of this chapter is known only to Guilliman and the other Chapter Masters. Thus no chapter can plead with them for clemency based on shared genetics.

Not that they are beyond mercy. For them is the constant debate between the Letter and Spirit of The Law. For a set of laws as expansive as the Imperium’s, such interpretation is necessary. Thus, when a citizen steals bread to feed his family, the Judge Veterans of the chapter can step in to grant mercy.

And their judgement stands. For they are order incarnate.

Nos es Lex.



dark imperium primaris space marines
Primaris Field Police ready to make arrests



dark imperium primaris space marines
“You have the right to remain silent…”



dark imperium primaris space marines death guard
The Primaris Field Police move to arrest the Death Guard Nurgle’s Gardeners

Until next time!

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Dark Imperium: Primaris Space Marines Field Police

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

The first of the Primaris Field Police squads are done.

Commissioned by Guilliman and the current Chapter Masters to maintain law and order amongst the besieged Imperium, these Primaris Marines have a clear mandate that stretches them beyond mere Founding Chapter loyalties.

Their mission is simple; ensure the Emperor’s Laws are upheld. Whether these are broken by citizens, Space Marines or even the new Primaris Marines, no one is above the law. Indeed, to maintain their objectivity, the gene-seed origin of this chapter is known only to Guilliman and the other Chapter Masters. Thus no chapter can plead with them for clemency based on shared genetics.

Not that they are beyond mercy. For them is the constant debate between the Letter and Spirit of The Law. For a set of laws as expansive as the Imperium’s, such interpretation is necessary. Thus, when a citizen steals bread to feed his family, the Judge Veterans of the chapter can step in to grant mercy.

And their judgement stands. For they are order incarnate.

Nos es Lex.



dark imperium primaris space marines
Primaris Field Police ready to make arrests



dark imperium primaris space marines
“You have the right to remain silent…”



dark imperium primaris space marines death guard
The Primaris Field Police move to arrest the Death Guard Nurgle’s Gardeners

Until next time!

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White Dwarf May 2017

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

A month late, as I only recently snatched up my copy from the local GW store, but nevertheless one heck of an issue.Of course, the central theme in this issue is the fact that the White Dwarf turns 40, and this is shown by a band containing all issues …

White Dwarf May 2017

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

A month late, as I only recently snatched up my copy from the local GW store, but nevertheless one heck of an issue.Of course, the central theme in this issue is the fact that the White Dwarf turns 40, and this is shown by a band containing all issues …

New Riddle for the Eldar

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

Page 113 of the new Rule Book for 40K has a full spread devoted to the Eldar. A little mystery (but one I’m sure could be solved speedily) is a mysterious extra part to the Eldar family tree.The artwork is pure classic 40K, from the Blanche-ian style, …

New Riddle for the Eldar

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

Page 113 of the new Rule Book for 40K has a full spread devoted to the Eldar. A little mystery (but one I’m sure could be solved speedily) is a mysterious extra part to the Eldar family tree.The artwork is pure classic 40K, from the Blanche-ian style, …

Warhammer on Tour – Games Workshop Amsterdam, Rozengracht

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Recently I’ve had the very fortunate opportunity to do quite a bit of travelling and, of course, I take the chance to indulge in hobby […]

Painting Guide: Khorne Blood Bound

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

Ok, I know I promised a rocket video, but I need to edit out the students. Child Protection is something any teacher worth their chalk takes seriously.

Instead here’s my guide to painting Khorne Bloodbound:

khorne painting guide
Don’t bother with the brush… just dunk him in there. Khorne loves that.

Ok, that’s not how I really paint these guys, and here’s a link to an actual painting guide. The conical flask there is full of fake blood I’m using for a murder mystery.



Blood group testing

The samples out of the blood group test teaching packet looked more like water melon juice than blood. I’m just doing some custom samples now.

What? Theatricality is important in the classroom. Why wouldn’t I spend my free time making realistic looking blood samples?

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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Painting Guide: Khorne Blood Bound

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

Ok, I know I promised a rocket video, but I need to edit out the students. Child Protection is something any teacher worth their chalk takes seriously.

Instead here’s my guide to painting Khorne Bloodbound:

khorne painting guide
Don’t bother with the brush… just dunk him in there. Khorne loves that.

Ok, that’s not how I really paint these guys, and here’s a link to an actual painting guide. The conical flask there is full of fake blood I’m using for a murder mystery.



Blood group testing

The samples out of the blood group test teaching packet looked more like water melon juice than blood. I’m just doing some custom samples now.

What? Theatricality is important in the classroom. Why wouldn’t I spend my free time making realistic looking blood samples?

Until next time!





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Warhammer Teutogen Guard

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

As I prepare for the big battle for Age of Sigmar in august, I need to (kuch, urgently) restore some units to battleworthy status for my 1000 pts Order force I pledged.So today I finished the second battleworthy regiment, in the form of the Teutogen Gu…

Warhammer Teutogen Guard

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

As I prepare for the big battle for Age of Sigmar in august, I need to (kuch, urgently) restore some units to battleworthy status for my 1000 pts Order force I pledged.So today I finished the second battleworthy regiment, in the form of the Teutogen Gu…

Work in Progress: Primaris Field Police

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

… or how to compromise.The Twitter poll was abit of a dud, ending in 50% for White Scars, and 50% for Field Police. So I put them together.Behold! The Primaris Field Police!Just… not done yetYou know what? I like it.There’s certainly a nice theme t…

Work in Progress: Primaris Field Police

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

… or how to compromise.The Twitter poll was abit of a dud, ending in 50% for White Scars, and 50% for Field Police. So I put them together.Behold! The Primaris Field Police!Just… not done yetYou know what? I like it.There’s certainly a nice theme t…

Quick and Dirty (Ha!) Plague Marine

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

Sometimes I feel as though I do things for the awful puns I can title the projects with.I do not apologise for this behaviour.So dirty…This is a Plague Marine from the Dark Imperium box set. My students aren’t ever so fussed about the paint job of Ch…

Quick and Dirty (Ha!) Plague Marine

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

Sometimes I feel as though I do things for the awful puns I can title the projects with.I do not apologise for this behaviour.So dirty…This is a Plague Marine from the Dark Imperium box set. My students aren’t ever so fussed about the paint job of Ch…