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Primaris Gravis Captain review

Hi all,Welcome to the first of my detailed unit reviews for the Primaris Marines, the Gravis Captain! Available in the Dark Imperium Boxed Set, but interestingly, not separately as a clampack, the Gravis Captain is the heaviest class of HQ currently available to the Primaris Marines.Read more »

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The Marbo Method

Hi all,Welcome to my detailed review of the Primaris units within the Space Marine codex. I’m very much hoping for this to be a ‘living’ document for want of a better term, and so as FAQ’s etc are released I’ll update this, and any comments or insight that you guys can provide will most certainly be added to the review.I’ve tried several times over the years to define a method for assessing units, and my latest iteration of that will take an appropriately legendary 40k approach, which I’m calling the MARBO method.MobilityThis section will cover all the mobility stats and options available to a particular unit, assessing whether it’s a strength or weakness of the model, what can be done to mitigate any weaknesses or enhance its strengths.AurasKind of self-explanatory, but equally, I’ll try to look a little beyond the obvious to understand how those auras can be stretched, where they are most effective and how best to utilise them on the battlefield. Auras I have found are one of those areas that has far more d

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Hobby Origins and the enduring appeal of 40k

Hi all,I read a fascinating piece on the Old School Gaming blog today (ok, a while ago now by the time this gets published) about High Fantasy and whether or not it is dying a death. Whilst this post isn’t a response to that, it is most certainly inspired by it, and I’d love for it to become a series of guest posts where my readers (yes, that means you, even if you’ve never commented on my blog) set out their hobby origins and why they are involved in the hobby. It’s intended to be a similar type of post to Mike Corr’s Better Know a Blogger series, though specifically related to the 40k universe and less Q&A, more exploration of the different facets of the hobby that hook people in.Read more »

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Hobby update - Part 3

Greetings all,it's about time I posted another hobby progress update I think, I've been conscious for a few weeks now I've not done one for a while but with the pace of real life and the teases from GW I've had other things to do.With that in mind, let's have a look back then at what I've been up to over the last month and a bit! Chapter Master Lox Kaitana completed. I say completed, I think I'm going to go back and re-paint the Dark Eldar corpse on his base, it was done in a bit of a hurry, and I think the red detracts somewhat from the colours of the Marine himself. The Repulsor hasn't moved on much from this point, I figured it was probably just a little too big to be the first model I completed, it should be more of a treat than a standard unit, and it's also obvious it's going to take a big chunk of time and focus to finish it, that at the moment would be better spent focusing on getting the basics of a battalion up and finished.I did find time to get the vast majority of the cupola done howeve

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Hobby update 2019 - Part 2

Greetings all!It might be a little later than before, but it's time for another hobby update.This week I've been mainly working on my Swords of Dawn, though I'm going to be switching over to Kairic Acolytes for a commission once I'm finished with the first combat squad, so this weekend hopefully.I also picked up a citadel painting handle to give it a try - I've got some buddies who swear by them so I thought I'd give one a whirl - see my thoughts on it a little later in the post. First though, some lovely piccies!Read more »

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