Astra Militarum


Warzone Atlanta: A Few List Ideas

So its just been a busy few past months, but I am still hobbying away in my own time. Right now trying to prep and gear up for Warzone Atlanta. This will be my first WZA, and I am really really looking forward to it. One aspect I like is they have an award for the best monofaction army, so that is what I am working towards. I have no grandeur of delusions of winning anything. I just want to go and have a really good time, so with that in mind I have a few list ideas between my Angels, Guard/Krieg and my Custodes and I figured I'd post them up as something to hopefully reboot the blogging mojo.LIST ONE- Necromundan 4th Irregulars (Death Korps of Krieg counts as)2k pts, 10 CP -1 (Heirloom of Conquest)-This is an army I have built and converted to look like 2nd Ed/Rogue Trader Guardsmen, but I use DKK rules for them as its the only way to field mass cavalry)DKK BattalionHQ- Marshal Karis Venner- 69: WarlordHQ- Marshal- 37: Chainsword, Hot-shot Laspistol, Relic- Kurov's AquillaElites- Combat Engineers (10)- 85: W

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40k – Crassus Armoured Assault Transport

Hello! This week you have definitely seen some interesting models (check out the previous posts!). Today I would like to show you another older project – two super-heavy Crassus transporters. Heavily armoured, powerful machines are used to transport imperial soldiers into the middle of a raging battle. Wide caterpillars allow them to overcome terrain obstacles, and two heavy bolters mounted on the front provide additional firepower for the attacking infantry. On the models I used a lot of pigments and damage effects. Crassus Assault Transports have a really amazing atmosphere and I would like to paint them again one day Commission painting services – minisforwar@gmail.com / Messenger.  

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Painting Guide on Faces and Skin

I done another YouTube, but the summary for great skin is here:Ceramite WiteWash with Reiklnd FleshshadeHighlight with flesh tone of choiceFor eyes and detailed faces, remember to not be afraid about going back and fixing any mistakes with your highlight colour (with a demonstration in the video).As a blog reader only tip (because you guys are awesome), when using your contrast paints instead of the above method, make sure you always highlight in a traditional way. This will let you clean up any detailing errors without having to do the whole section again.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 want to support me directly, use the affiliate links below. I get a small percentage of

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Kasrkin Storm Troopers and Necromunda Barriers

A handful of things rolling off the workbench as we roll into a long weekend her in Saskatchewan...First, some old metal Kasrkin troops [ainted more like modern Tempestus Scions (which effectively replaced the Kasrkin in 8th edition... and maybe 7th...?)I got these are part of the BIG IMPERIAL LOT I recently picked up, and, actually, most of these were already painted... and I didn't mind the paint job (it was well done and I thought was close enough to my own style that, with a bit of re-basing, would fit in well with my own minis). So that's all I've done is re-based these and finished ONE that was only partly painted. All the others were completely painted, but one was primed and the blue was painted and nothing else?! Weird that one out of the unit would be left unpainted!? So I tried to match the paint job on all the others... Can you tell which one it is?Necromunda barriers. I'm just quickly cranking these out to get them done. I'd considered adding graphite and stuff... but I just want to get

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Siege the Tower GT- Custodes Coverage

So at the end of may I attended the first GT pu on by an amazing local groupCOASTAL WARGAMINGThese guys really know how to get events going. Terrain was great (this is most important to note as there have been several GTs missing the mark on this lately). Missions were fun! Event was a blast. All good people and good times. No bad games or bad feelings that I experienced.Unfortunately, this was back in MAY (really before Caladius were SUPER EXPLODING. But if you look back at my unit reviews, I had said this was the unit to use and the Telemon was fading) so I forget most of the details to write up a more extensive Batrep. I do know I discussed in in Hobby Progress on last month's episode of our Allies of Inconvenience Podcast, so check that out if you want to hear more.First off my Army. I played Custodes for the event and took home Second for Painting (lost to a Wobbly Modeler using their board from Adepticon, which is an impressive thing if you've never seen it).My list was as followsCustodes Battalion- 197

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Further Mistakes Were (NOT!) Made

Gentle Readers (and other people that somehow ended up here...?), I do try to not live down to the very worst stereotypes about gamers... I HAVE been trying to rein in the spending and get stuff done... deplete the lead mountain, rather than adding to it.  I have to admit, I have gone a little overboard in the last couple months - with all the Necromunda stuff I picked up... and then the Apocalypse stuff.... and a couple things FOR Apocalypse detachments... And then I told myself, that was IT - no more spending for the rest of the year. Maybe even the next couple years! Sweet Mother of Zeus, I have ENOUGH to paint!!So, when I was approached by a local gamer that was trying to get rid of his Imperial Guard Collection, I actually said "No, thanks, I've got enough"...But then I was thinking of a friend of mine that I thought might be interested and so a couple days later I asked for details... What did the seller have...? what did he want for them..? I am, however, a sucker for a good deal... And, friends,

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Astra Militarum Elite Squad

This commission was for a custom Astra Militarum squad and a Sentinel. The upper body, head and weapon on the squad are from a third party provider in resin. Most of the faces were covered in a breathing mask. Bases are from Games Workshop. These were all painted with a colour scheme to match the Space Marine Storm Warden blue and metal colours. These were all painted to level 4 quality.

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The Battle of the Denfeld Wastes - Part Two

Carrying on from PART ONE played the night before... I'd hoped to finish the game off in the morning, but we were distracted by the arrival of Hellboy: The Board Game! Luckily we had some time in the afternoon to finish off the game before heading out to dance classes!ROUND THREE - ASTRA MILITARUMFirst platoon started off the firing, unloading on the Hulking Avatar of Khaine lumbering their way... but the fire seemed to have no effect on it at allHalf a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death rode the.... five?The Sniper Section poured fire down on the Wraithblades - finishing off one of them!Second Platoon broke cover and rushed the Aeldari Rangers position.At close range, Lt. Ibrahim Kirdar directed their fire on the Rangers positions and when the dust cleared... not a ranger was to be found!1st Platoon's Command section moved to a firing position to bring supporting fire down on the Swooping Hawks to the rear of their position.Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to rea

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Skirmish Saturday Night: Kill Team

This past Saturday, we were supposed to be playing Wrath & Glory, but as with the last 3-4 sessions, half the players bailed and we ended up cancelling. One of the players, Jacob, was free though, so he came over and we played some Kill Team!As I knew he was bringing an Astra Militarum Kill Team - all Tempestus Scions - I dug out my Heretic Astartes Kill Team to face the Hammer of the Emperor.We played the "Stow Away" scenario out of the Sector Munitorum Kill Zone box. Basically the Chaos Cultists, backed up by a couple of Chaos Space Marines, were trying to secret themselves among some shipping containers that were to be taken off-world in an attempt to infiltrate the fleet in orbit. Unfortunately there were some Tempestus Scions on sentry duty around the Munitorum warehouses.The scenario was pretty straight forward - I had a small deployment zone entered on one of the short edges. The Scions could set up sentries anywhere that wasn't in or within 5" of my deployment zone - and they could not move on the

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Escape and Evade

For the last few weeks the 222nd Guaiacan Commando Regiment has been heavily engaged against a massive force of Tyranids.  It started when scores of pods started making planetfall. Sergeant Hammer's Team was on a long range reconnaissance patrol at the time and was able to locate half a dozen of the pods, vox in the coordinates and watch them burn as they were bombarded with orbital lance batteries. So many more escaped the orbital bombardments, though.So large were the forces, both in number and physical size, that aid had to be requested from the neighbouring forge world of Xoxigar Secondus - in the form of two Warhound Scout Titans! The Scout titans eliminated the threat from the Hierophant Bio-Titan, but Elements of D Squadron, #4 Commando were overrun and the battle ultimately lost. Survivors of the engagement retreated back to their local firebase and have been under siege ever since.While still out in the field, Sergeant Hammer's team found themselves being surrounded by swarms of the Tyranids. Wh

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Allies of Inconvenience: Episode 17- Assassins and Soup

First episode of 2019! We start off as usual with hobby progress (to include some talk about the Lucius Pattern Drop Pod and Coastal Wargaming Group!) For our first segment, we heavily talk about the upcoming White Dwarf Assassin release and how we see them being employed by the savvy Imperial General. Our second segment we discuss what the difference between "Allies" and "Soup" is before closing off with some discussion of... a less than spectacular Forge World model.And apologies for the Audio Quality this time. We were in a rush.Listen/Subscribe on iTunes Listen/Subscribe on SpotifyListen/Subscribe on Google PlayListen/Subscribe on Stitcher 00:00 Intro01:52 Hobby Progress19:32 Imperial Assassins Release52:16 What is Soup?1:12:05 Bonus Forgeworld Review...Songs and SoundclipsBlue Mark- Atlan UrtagKaap mere- BugotakClip 1- Warhammer TVClip 2- Thor RagnarokClip 3- Code Ment

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Painting Hellhounds – Catachan – Completed

My Hellhounds are done! All three, no less! As for paintingĀ Hellhounds, this is how it went… I am no pro, but I hope that this process helps or inspires someone else to slap some paint onto their tanks! Never miss an article? Subscribe! Base Camouflage – Painting Hellhounds I already have my Cadia Camo down to a T with the airbrush. I wanted something different for my Catachans to set them apart. I went for Castallen Green, then Loren Forest with XV-88 areas/stripes. My Cadians are Castallen Green and Zandri Dust. The Loren Forest is lighter and the XV-88 is […] The post Painting Hellhounds – Catachan – Completed appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Titans versus Tyranids!

It's a public skewl break this week and the kids are having friends over every day this week to play games. Today we set up a little apocalypse game so their tyranid friend could get a chance to field his Hierophant Bio-Titan (and I could get a little apocalypse practice before the Battle of the Abyss on the 2nd of March!)I'd hoped to get started right around 9am when the Boyz arrived... unfortunately, despite me telling them, multiple times, to have their force organized into battle-forged Detachments... they had not done so... nor did they bring their own copy of the rules... or the rules for their Bio-titan... So it we didn't get started until around 10am...SITUATIONA significant force of Tyranids has been detected on Xoxigar Tertius (suspected to be from Hivefleet Haemorrhoid) - including a Hierphant Bio-Titan. The two Warhound Scout Titans of Eritque Arcus Maniple of Legio Amare Feles - stationed on the nearby Forgeworld of Xoxigar Secondus - were summoned to destroy with the Bio-Titan and support t

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Valhallans

Well... two of them...Sometime ago, while organizing all the minis, I have I noted that, of all the Valhallans I had, I was two short to fully fill out the units I wished to have. So I've been keeping my eye out for some on eBay. But buying individual miniatures just doesn't make sense - often sellers that are selling them want a ridiculous amount and, once you add in the shipping, It almost seems like a better deal just to buy a whole squad... but then where would that put me? A couple guys short of what I need to field complete units!?Luckily I noted that the Troll Trader had a single Valhallan with a flamer in stock AND it wasn't TOO unreasonably priced AND I was picking up a few other minis from them anyway... so I bought it. The second one Is just a Cadian sniper that I painted up to look like a Valhallan that I picked up in a pack of two, brand new, at Dragon's Den Games (my FLGS). The other will probably be painted as a Cadian to go with my small force of Cadians...Why on earth did I paint up these two

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Cadians

...or some sort of generic 40K Imperial Guard...I finished off the last of the old-school metal radians I have this week. Well... ALMOST all of them... there is still a standard bearer who is going to need some extra work and an artillery officer... But in terms of the sharp-end infantry grunts... well, THEY are all finished!!The new (and yet, not-so-new) guys.These are all older metal Cadians from Games Workshop. I picked them up off eBay not so long ago - along with a few of the others I've already painted. A couple I picked up from my friend Paul when he was offloading them a few years ago. Some of the others, however, are some of the oldest GW figures I own - the "Rogue Trader Era" ones. I striped and repainted them in the last few years to use as "veterans".The Entire Force!(I'm not going to say "so far" because I really have no desire to add any more to this. I already have THREE OTHER Imperial guard forces - Tallarn, Guaiacan/Catachan, and Valhallan - I really don't need a fourth! Of course, I probably

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