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Gangers and Adepts and Daemons - Oh My!

It's been a busy week preparing for my annual gaming weekend. This year, rather than a wargaming weekend, I'm running a marathon role-playing adventure weekend using Warth & Glory! So I've been reading and re-reading the adventures and rules and painting like a mad bastard to try and finish up some minis I plan to use for assorted allies and adversaries - and even a couple of player characters!A lot of these are old metal Necromunda figures I've been collecting up over the last little while - i thought they'd make great NPCs for Wrath & Glory - armed humans humans of the Dark Millennium that AREN'T Marines or Guard or Ministorum Priests or Battle Sisters! Some I thought might also double as Inquisitorial Acolytes (especially the Delaque gangers). And, heck, if ever I decided to play some Necromunda - I'd have a gang to use for that too!!! (I have to admit, I've been tempted to pick up the hardcover rulebook...)Not a Necromunda Ganger... This is an old metal Fiend of Slaanesh. My FLGS had a couple stil

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Genestealer Cult - Acolyte and Metamorph

Ahh, back among my brothers and sisters of the cult. It feels good. Feels RIGHT. Today I present two new members of the Kabeiri, or the Cult the the Wyrm Forged, brothers Groust Yogoth and Aldren Dekker. The acolyte kit is a box of gene-cursed wonders, with so many gribbly bits and pieces in it I spent two nights just playing with parts before I settled on the two fresh-faced lads above. As a wanderer in the outer darkness for many years, I cannot tell you the joy of so many cult kits and parts available now. It's magical.Brother Dekker is carrying a rock saw. It was always going to be the first acolyte I made. It's so metal. After joyously rooting about on the sprues, I assembled Dekker in three parts, keeping his head and the saw seperate. Woe betide anyone who glues it all together and then tries to paint it. Yes, you can't see the back of the saw for the most part, but now I know it's given as much love as the front.There's quite a bit of detail on these boys. pouches, icons, tubing, belts, blasting charg

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Showcase: Dark Eldar / Drukhari Kill Team of the Last Hatred

This is a Kill Team of the Kabal of the Last Hatred, lead by Haemonculus Grevyth the Pale, for whom they do their bidding, as he secretly infected their brains with mind control parasites during one of their many recreation cycles. While Archon Xurul Flickerblade thinks to manipulate the Haemonculus to his own ends, the exact opposite is true. Always tasked to gather samples of flesh of the lesser races for their Haemonculus master, Flickerblade's party revel in collecting the most aesthetically pleasing heads and body parts of their victims. As ever striving for perfection, it's often the unforgiving Hekatrix Kherissa Khrone who racks up the most impressive pieces.I painted these models years ago when Garfy and me challenged ourselves to paint a Megaforce. As you can see, I chose Dark Eldar ;) How do you like the models and backstory? I think the name and backstory generators from the Kill Team core manual are great fun, we need more of these GW! They should be in every codex and battletome...

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Amburger Hill

Hi All,Well I got my first game in with the local group, and got my ass handed to me. It was fun though. Two things. Vehicles are powerful! I don't think I have ever played a game of RT with combat vehicles before. The few times I've seen robots I've been fortunate to be on the opposite side of the table.I also made the decision to "roleplay" them as cocky, gung ho types. So, although they tried to stay out of sight, they got caught running around in the open and were... I'll let the comic explain it.More photoshop filters and added some effects in photoshop as well. The source photos were a tad blurry, I didn't spend any time sharpening this time around. So there's that.So, what did I learn? I need some kind of vehicle with heavy firepower. I have a Leman Russ built up, but not sure exactly how to stat it up for RT or if I can afford it by jettisoning the command section. I have a sentinel or two that I could build. I need to check the cost, but they are fairly affordable. I also have those plastic flyer kit

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Shadowspear reveals - part 2

Hi all,So last week we had some huge news drop in the 40k universe, the release of a new boxed set containing Black Legion and the new Primaris Vanguard Space Marines. I posted up a few initial thoughts based on the release photos but like most of us I imagine, I’ve been thinking over the weekend about what the released info means for us all and what might be coming. It’s no secret that I love the Primaris range of models, but having played them a fair few times now they certainly lack...something. Specifically in my games that has tended to be any significant capability to deal with armoured opponents (knights in particular ripped me a new one when I played them). Now yes, you can counter that by saying I just need to take more hellblasters, but I like to think of myself as a bit of a purist and I can’t imagine Roboute Guilliman being happy with just relying on Hellblasters to provide the heavy punch to whole chapters of marines created during the Ultima Founding. So it’s with this in mind that I get excited

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Assorted Miniatures for 'Dark Heresy'

Hi All,Last week our gaming group started up our second campaign of 'Dark Heresy'.  For those not familiar, 'Dark Heresy' is a role-playing game set within the 40K universe.  The game was originally produced by Fantasy Flight Games which, sadly, lost the licence a few years ago. This is regrettable as the overall production quality of the rules and supplements was superb and the game had a loyal (if sometimes OCD) following. Being a shameless opportunist, I picked up most of the books at fire-sale prices and we've been enjoying the system undeterred.Rather than the massed combat of 40K, 'Dark Heresy' instead sets its eye upon the gritty underbelly of the Imperium, with players taking on the role of 'throne agents of the Inquisition'. The overall look and feel of the game draws heavily upon Dan Abnett's excellent 'Eisenhorn' and 'Ravenor' series of novels. It's a setting where the main focus is upon the investigation, pursuit and foiling of the nefarious plans of Mankind's myriad enemi

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40k – Genestealer Cult / Broodlord

Hey! Today I would like to show you one of the biggest beasts fighting in the Genocult army. It is Broodlord, which I had the opportunity to paint some time ago. The model very much reminds me of a figure from Space Hulk game – similar sculpt, similar position of limbs. I like the model itself very much. It is very dynamic, full of details and completely “alien”. It’s a pity that the Genestealers themselves have such old and bad models…. But you can’t have everything – maybe they will get some refreshment on the occasion of the new Tyranid codex? Meanwhile, I invite you to see a few photos and visit the blog regularly Commission painting – minisforwar@gmail.com

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Imperial Knights - House Corvus Twins in manufactorum pt11. Decals

Before the decals I had a little highlight to do on the black panels, a mix of stippling and drybrushing Incubi Darkness with the stippled on craft acrylic texture helping to make the lo-fi highlighting seem natural.We all know drybrushing can look scruffy when compared with wet blending or even edge highlights but on rough texture it's ideal because the texture itself blends the roughness of the highlight. I think it says a lot that I was almost reluctant to add the decals after doing it!But I forged on regardless because I really wanted to add a lot! Too much?I liked how the Warglaives looked with their cogs on the black, back part of the shoulder pad.But they were an absolute nightmare to position, you can see it's creased but I'll fix that with battle damage. I followed Duncan's guide again, but even with the dags around the rivets and some decal softener it was far from straightforward. This has been coated in Lahmian Medium too, which was a challenge as it initially looked like the gloss varnish was not

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[Kill Team] (Kinda) After Action Report: Marines vs. Genestealer Cult

So ActionMan and I have been playing some Kill Team as I paint up his army of Space Marines (pics to come). We had played a number of games, based on our understanding of the rules. I watched youtube videos on people playing the game and realized many of the mistakes we have been doing. So we tried again on the kitchen table using various pieces of terrain. We first played a game with me as the Genestealer Cult and him as the Astra Militarum with his tempestor scions. I cleaned him out by using overwhelming numbers. This game, I played space marines against the Genestealer Cult. 1x Space Marine Sergeant with power sword (leader) 1x Space Marine Gunner with meltagun (heavy) 1x Space Marine Gunner with meltagun (demolition) 1x Space Marine (medic) 3x Space Marines 1x Neophite Leader with bolt pistol and chainsword (leader) 1x Neophyte Hybrid Gunner with Mining laser (heavy) 1x Neophyte Hybrid Gunner with heavy stubber (demolitions) 1x Neophyte Hybrid Gunner with autogun and cult icon 4x Neophyte Hybrid Gunn

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Keeper of Secrets - Greater Daemon of Slaanesh

I did say in the previous post the next one was going tone big and it was a secret... a Keeper of Secrets!!This is a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh from Games WorkshopWhy on Earth am I painting a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh? Well that's a bit of a secret too... it TOTALLY HAS NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH THE WRATH & GLORY GAMES CAMPAIGN I'M RUNNING! (Shhhhh.... Nothing to see here, carry on!)My Heretic Astartes Kill Team are pretty obvious Slaanesh disciples and if I were ever to expand that into a 40K Detachment - they're end up being Emperor's Children or something similar. Actually if I were to ever do a 40K Chaos force, I'd probably be more interested in a Daemon Host - with maybe a few Chaos Space Marines and Cultists... I've got the Greater Daemon now!I did a bit of converting on this beastie... this is a close up of said conversions. The original model came with a loin cloth. I always wondered why a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh - the Chaos God of Excesses - would bother with a loin cloth...?To give you a sen

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Titan Versus Tanks

I've never actually had a chance to play with my Warhound Titans. I've been thinking, since I'm going to be playing with them at an Team Apocalypse Tournament in a few weeks, I should actually get them on the table and try them out. I tried arranging a couple games with my partner for the Apocalypse event, but he's had to bail on me a couple times. So, this evening, I tried setting up a little battle on my own to play solo and suss out how good (or bad) they are.Going into it I had a general feeling that they're just not worth the points. In the last two Chapter Approved books they actually INCREASED the points from what they originally were in the Forge World Index books. Luckily we're playing with Power Level and not points, but I was still not convinced they were worth it - at 75 Power Level for a Warhound Scout Titan - especially looking at the damage dealing some of those new Knights can do at half the power level!!Set up one of the Warhounds on one side of the table (75PL)Now there isn't an Codex: Adept

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Did Astartes just grow up a little?

Howdy all!Loads of stuff to update you on, so hopefully I’ll manage to get a few more posts written and scheduled over the weekend, but I just had to write something about the reveals from the LVO in the early hours of this morning first.Wow.GW, I have to say at the moment you really are smashing it out of the park in my view! I’m going to concentrate on the Primaris stuff since that’s where my main interest lies, but let’s be honest, those reveals for Chaos are equally as exciting!Read more »

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