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W40K: Imperial Fists Pre-Order Arrived!

Most of my Imperial Fists pre-order had arrived yesterday and my son and I made the trek down to South Bend to pick it up.  Unfortunately they did not receive the Upgrade Pack in their shipments, so when it arrived it will be another trip down.Now I am going to spend a few hours this morning and work on my first 2000 point list to come up with my first Imperial Fist army.  I already purchased a lot of the models, but still are missing quite a bit (some are out of stock), so it may be awhile before the list gets completed.  I am trying to add models to this list that I have not played with much before, and to still be competitive.

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W40K: Imperial Fists Incoming Tomorrow!

Last weekend the pre-orders went on sale for the new Warhammer 40000 Salamanders and Imperial Fists Codex Supplements and Datacards.  While my son went and ahead and did an order for the Salamanders, I did not order anything. After reading about the new releases this past week for the imperial Fists, and their Chapter Tactic with "Bolt" weapons, I thought the Imperial Fists would be a good fit army for me (I like shooting) but I do not like painting yellow.  So I decided that I will start on Imperial Fists but do an inverted paint scheme for them (like the way I did my sons Salamanders) where their armor will be black and their shoulder pads in yellow, since the Back Templars are a successor chapter to the Imperial Fists, I think if I ever run the two together on the battlefield, they will look alright together, Black Templars with white shoulder pads, and the Imperial Fists with yellow.The new Imperial Fists Codex Supplement comes out tomorrow and it is a bit late for me to pre-order with my L

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #42

This past week was not actually bad for me, a pickup from the previous month.  Models were painted and games were played, so that's a plus.First I was able to paint up some new models for Warhammer 40000 with the 'Eliminators' for my Black Templars army and began assembling my 'Redemptor Dreadnought', though he is taking longer than expected and getting him painted this week may be tough.Then this past weekend, my son and I were able to get in 3 games.  2 games of Batman Miniature Game, a 350 Rep and a 250 Rep practice games for the Renegade Open where we played a time game for both (for the practice) on Saturday.  You do not get many Turns in and really need to take advantage of the first 2 Turns, the first game at 350 Rep, my Joker crew had lost, but the second game at 250 Rep, they managed to pull out a win.On Sunday, we broke out our Warhammer 40000 armies and I played my first game of 8th Edition with 1000 points.  I knew this first game was going to take us a lot of time (as we were

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Daily Chronicle: Litko Movement Templates and Clear Bases for Warhammer 40K

As I mentioned last year when I was purchasing templates for Arena Rex, I have been using Litko for nearly 16 years now when it comes to having custom tokens made and there were my first go to for my purchase of clear bases.Now that most of the Space Marines for Warhammer 40K need to be on 32mm bases, and all of mine are on 25mm, I thought the easiest solution would be to just glue my existing model with the 25mm base, onto the clear 32mm base.  This way it will save me a lot of time repainting bases and possibly screwing up my models.  It seems like the trend has been moving to clear base anyways, why not have both.While on the Litko site, I had to peruse the other products that I had for W40K and came across some items I liked:Objective Tokens Numbered 1-6Victory Point DialsCommand Point DialsMovement/Shooting Gauge 12"Close Combat Gauge 6"So of course I had to get 2 of each for my son and I.  Order was placed this past Tuesday, and yesterday they all arrived at my door.Later t

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W40K: Black Templars 'Primaris Eliminators 1'

Well it has been 4 years since I last painted anything for Warhammer 40000 (W40K) but this past weekend while attending the Michigan GT for Guild Ball, I did purchase some new models there and at a gaming store on our way home.One of the models I purchased were the 'Eliminators' a Heavy Unit for the Space Marines.  This is a good Unit to have in your army, but I am also purchasing models now that I have never had before while I played W40K, just to have some "newness" to my collection.  Ideally I should get 2 more Units of 'Eliminators' and run them as 3 (which I will in the future), but for now we have just the 1.Unfortunately all of my decals from years ago are now lost so I could not place any iconography on the shoulder pads, but if I come across some Black Templar decals in the future, I may go back and add them.  I think the black armor with the white shoulder pads though are a good distinction for the Chapter. Eliminators 1Eliminators 1Painting Points: 6

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W40K: Imperial Fists 'Primaris Eliminators 1'

UPDATE 10/25/2019:Yesterday afternoon I decided to turn the below Black Templars and paint their shoulder pads from white to yellow.  With the new Codex Supplement releasing tomorrow, I though Imperial Fists would be a fun army to collect.10/17/2019:Well it has been 4 years since I last painted anything for Warhammer 40000 (W40K) but this past weekend while attending the Michigan GT for Guild Ball, I did purchase some new models there and at a gaming store on our way home. One of the models I purchased were the 'Eliminators' a Heavy Unit for the Space Marines.  This is a good Unit to have in your army, but I am also purchasing models now that I have never had before while I played W40K, just to have some "newness" to my collection.  Ideally I should get 2 more Units of 'Eliminators' and run them as 3 (which I will in the future), but for now we have just the 1.Unfortunately all of my decals from years ago are now lost so I could not place any iconography on the shoulder pads, but if I come acro

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W40K: Coming Soon, Salamanders, Imperial Fists and More!

Salamanders and Imperial Fists are getting a new Codex Supplement next week October 26th, 2019.  Games Workshop is taking pre-orders this Saturday October 19th, 2019 for the new Codex Supplements along with a few new Space Marine models.For new models, both the Imperial Fists and Salamanders are getting a new character, 'Tor Garadon' for the Imperial Fists, and 'Adrax Agatone' for the Salamanders.A new assault vehicle with the 'Impulsor' and two new squads, 'Infiltrators' and 'Incursors'.So what am I going to purchase if anything? I am leaning towards 1-2 of the new 'Impulsor' transport vehicles to carry 2 squads of 'Hellblasters', I am still debating this and have not done a pre-order yet, part of me wants to purchase the 'Repulsor Exectioner' first.  My son pre-ordered the Salamanders Codex Supplement, Datacards and the new Captain.

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #41

It still was a pretty slow week, but as I mentioned in yesterday's post, this past weekend was the 2019 Michigan GT and I was hosting the Guild Ball event on Saturday, so nothing was painted this week, nor any games played for myself.That will change this weekend and my son and I have a weekend of gaming planned.  Originally this coming weekend we were going to attend the Guild Ball US Eastern Nationals in Chicago, but plans had to change and we will not be attending.  Since my son had already requested the weekend off, we are going to take advantage of it and game at home.The Renegade Open is next month and I still have to finalize my lists for the event, after this weekend I should have a better understanding of what I want to play.  Originally my plan was to play 'Joker' in Friday's 250 Rep event, and 'League of Assassins' in Saturday's 350 Rep main event.  With the lack of playing time recently, I think I need to decide on one crew and play that crew for both events.  This way the

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W40K: What Did I Do?

Oh My God! I really cannot believe I am actually writing this post.  A few years ago I had told myself I was done with Games Workshop (GW) games, and like everyone says, they just pull you right back in.Warhammer Fantasy back in 2002 had gotten me into miniature gaming, then followed by Warhammer 40K and so on and so on.  Over the years my interests had shifted to smaller model count games (like Guild Ball) and lower prices.  Recently my gaming has been between Guild Ball and Batman Miniature Game and still do like both games a lot.Last week, Knight Models were making a lot of announcements about their upcoming 10th Anniversary week (10/4-10/14) and that a lot of info was coming out.  Well it has been just about radio silence from them except oh by the way we are discontinuing these models and these models can now only be played in DCU with no explanation.  At least Steamforged Games does keep their website blog updated when they have news and information to be released.  So with

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