I love Consuls. I really do. They add interesting texture to Horus Heresy armies, they unlock interesting builds (as well as enabling less-than-interesting Deathstars), and the more support-oriented consuls are fun concepts. We’re so used to Space Marine heroes being up front and center that someone like a Master of Signals feels unique. So I was thrilled when Horus Heresy Book 8: Malevolence introduced some new ones. Let’s dig in to some hopefully fairly unique or unusual builds. What are the new Consuls? We’ve got five new Consuls to look at, though I’m only going to talk about three of them in detail. I’ll explain why once we get done covering what they do: Warmonger: Sort of a mini-Praetor, the Warmonger gets an Iron Halo and Digital Lasers, and grants himself and a unit he’s attached to Deep Strike. Sort of the unit-boosting, volume of attacks Yin to the Legion Champion’s individual duelist Yang. Armistos: Essentially the Master of Arsenal, the Armistos is a po
Hi all, Rich back again with some more Custodies, this time the lovely model from Forge World, Constantin Valdor. I really like this model, he feels far grander and imposing than his 40k counterpart Trajann Valoris. I’m starting to think about how I can ready my army for Apocalypse and I think he will work very nicely as the leader of my Custodies detachment, either as a Shield-Captain or a proxy for Trajann.More after the jump
The Disciples of Change again take the form of Legio Fortidus to battle the Warp Runners in a 1750pt Meeting Engagement!
In an attempt to keep updating my blog no matter how mundane the posts will be, here are some recent projects that I knocked off my hobby desk. Oddly, these are all duplicates of stuff I've previously done. These units just help flesh out their respective armies. Ten more Pox Walkers shamble their way into the front lines of my Death Guard army.I completed another ten Pox Walkers for my Death Guard army over the course of a week, bringing the number in the force to a grand total of thirty. I painted these guys mostly with washes, snatching some time here and there to work on them in groups of two's and three's. Before I knew it, all ten were ready to roll. I really love these models - I'm sure I've said so before here. They are wildly characterful will loads of great details, but the sculpts practically paint themselves with simple techniques. These kinds of models are the best kind in regards to army painting. A real joy on every level."Prepare to fire a load of bullshit on my coordinates. Three! T
Yoyo,Ive got some finished pics of my Warlord Titan, Nuntio Dolores, based off the featured titan in the Black Library Novel, Titandeath, released earlier this year. I actually finished it a couple of months ago but I forgot to upload photographs here.. I've also just put the finishing touches on a Questoris Knight banner from House Makabius (Same as my 28mm house) to join the big fella.Pics:Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Princeps Majoris Terent Harrtek - Nuntio Dolores [Legio Vulpa Maniple 7]Legio Vulpa Warlord Titan - Nuntio Dolores with a House Makabius - Questoris Knight Support BannerHouse Makabius - Questoris Knight Support BannerHouse Makabius - Questoris Knight Support BannerThe
Jason returns with his Venator Light Maniple to take on Top Dog and the Warp Runners Axiom Maniple in this Mid-Tier Matched Play game!
A lot of people have very fond memories of Epic. For some it was their gateway game into the wider hobby. For others, it had a scale and majesty that made more sense to them, especially in the smaller-scale days of editions past. And for some, it was actually being able to regularly field the heavy hitters of the setting – Baneblades, Titans, Thunderhawks and whatnot. So when Adeptus Titanicus came out, with little bits of future proofing, a fair number of people immediately began pushing for the game to morph into nuEpic, with rules for squadrons of Leman Russ tanks and Space Marine squads running amok between the feet of giants. I think that’s a bad idea. I’ll let Ron Swanson explain why. In my mind, there needs to be room for a game to focus on doing one thing, and doing it well. In the case of Adeptus Titanicus, this is titan combat. If you read Titanicus, or Titandeath, tanks and infantry aren’t units on equal footing. They are abstract threats, background noise. You don&
Progress on my own projects has seemed laborious the last few weeks, so I haven't had too much to post it seems. I have been doing some painting and crafting, though - just feels like I'm doing odds and ends lately. Much of my time has been taken up with making paper miniatures for my Dungeons and Dragons group. I kinda fell down the rabbit hole making these.My group is playing as a pious, yet eclectic, group of Witch Hunters on the prowl smiting Evil!This was all in service of creating a set of floor plans to allow them to explore the ruins of a three level keep. Like I said, I fell down a rabbit hole - but it was a ton of fun. Exploring the first level.Heading up to level two!Skeleton Attack!It all culminated in a boss-fight with a terrible Wraith!I also created a series of quick print packs that are up for sale on DriveThruRPG.com. Each pack is designed to give you a mini-army. Print as many or as few as you could ever need! There is an Undead Attack! Pack!!, an Orc Attack! Pack!! and o
Jason has finished painting his Venator Maniple and comes to face my Warp Runners Corsairs in this mid-tier Matched Play game!
"They call me The SeekerI've been searching low and highI won't get to get what I'm afterTill the day I die" -The WhoDespite some radio silence on my blog, I have been chugging away on some more 30k Imperial Fists and nibbling away on a unit of High Elf Dragon Princes that should be done sometime after Ragnarok. Man, those models are a LOT of work.With their special boltgun rounds and precision attacks, I felt like the Seeker units in my army should use MKIV armor instead of MKIIII've been trying to expand the Fast Attack choices in my Heresy army, and I'm not super drawn to jetbikes so I opted for some Seekers. Tasked with head-hunting vital enemy characters or crewed machines, Seeker Squads are equipped with multi-choice boltgun rounds to get the job done. I'm aiming to have two five-man squads in the force, so here is the first one done. I went for a bit of reverse color scheme to add
Derek returns with his Legio Fureans running a Myrmidon maniple against the Dominus pattern Maniple from February 2019’s White Dwarf!
Well, Adepticon was a few weeks ago. I have had plenty of time to recover (I took extra vacation afterwards for family time. If you ever go, especially if driving, I highly recommend this approach). Now I should start sharing my experience. Over the next week I'll be posting numerous articles covering it including-A Song of Ice and Fire by CMoN-40k Team Tournament-Making our Team Tournament board-Horus Heresy Knight Fight-Kings of War Big Battle-Medeival Times-Space Hulk-Bonus Roadshow Podcasts!-And it will all wrap up with our Allies of Inconvenience post Adepticon podcast!This was my 4th Adepticon and it was as fun as ever. This year I went into it signing up for as many events with models provided day 1 and 2. Just took a lot of personal prep pressure off (which got put right back on later, but I'll talk about that when I get to the 40k team tournament this year). And man did this approach pay off big time. I had a lot of fun games starting with my introduction to the A Song of Ice and Fire game by Cool Mi
I’ve been blown away, and immensely gratified, by the amazing response people have had to my post on Lanchester’s Laws and 40K. So I thought I’d do a brief followup based on a modification first suggested by WestRider, author of the blog Cascadian Grimdark and asked by another commenter: What if some Imperial ships can’t be turned, because they blow their drives or what have you? Basically, how often do the crews of the beleaguered Imperial vessels need to do the Space Marine equivalent of that most Guard like of commands: “On my position, fire for effect.”? Now, there’s only one example if this in Ruinstorm. The battle barge Samothrace, the Ultramarines flagship, realizes what is happening. Its captain decides on the Theoretical: “Nuts to that.” and this the Practical, which salvo of danger-close Cyclonic Torpedos which damage the Veritas Ferrum and completely consume the Samothrace, preventing it from becoming a revenant vessel. How many Imperial ships
Derek returns with the Adeptus Mechanicus to face the forces of the Alpha Legion in this 1500pt Fleet Engagement!
There are times, when you’re reading a Black Library book, when you think “I bet the math behind that is kinda interesting…” I mean, probably not, but if you’re reading this blog, who are you to judge? I’ve been catching up on the Horus Heresy on Audible, and had this thought triggered by the rather dramatic void battle at the conclusion of Ruinstorm by David Annandale. While most of the book is the sort of grand-scale horror that he’s known for, there’s actually some neat math that underpins how the final battle goes. First, I’m talking about the end of a book. There are obviously spoilers here. But you’re warned. Lanchester’s Laws and the Math of Shooting People Back in 1916, a man named F.W. Lanchester (who in his spare time was a major force in the automotive industry in Britain and basically founded the field of operation’s research…) started working on a mathematical representation of the aerial component of the Great War,