Warhammer 40K


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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The Why of the TSA 40k League

As people might know, I started running a League for Warhammer 40.000 this year.And one month in, I can already say I achieved what I wanted to... partly.You see, the club had two "cliques" playing the game, but never against each other.  So with the league, a bridge has been made and people are now intermingling with each other, each battling the other as they please.So that is the main goal achieved.  Now, I did have some side goals for it as well, but I don't know if that will be made.The first of these, is to make sure that every one would have a 1500 point PAINTED army by the end of the League.  I mean, look at the mega battle games, the amount of bare plastic and metal hurts my eyes in all honesty, and at times I really feel that "no paint no play" for those events, even if that means more players but with smaller armies, would benefit the "bring the biggest gun and who cares if it's painted" to those sorts of games.  So maybe, just maybe, this League might actually motivate people t

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Battle Report – Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress – Expedition 06

  Pious Vorne, Taddeus the Purifier, ShadowGuide and Locarno set off once more into the Blackstone Fortress in an effort to secure more Clues for another Stronghold Assault!

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Emperor's Children vs Ravenguard 1500 points Batrep

I am currently running a 40k League over at the club, TSA, and tonight I descended my ivory tower and finally gotten to play my first battle.Opposing me was Sven and his Ravenguard, a guy I know for over a decade, but for some reason this will be the first time I play him in a game.Now, I'll tell a bit more about the league in a post one of these days, and the "why I decided to run it, but it was also a personal failure for me tonight, as for the first time in ever I had to proxy... because I forgot to pack 2 models, namely my warlord (now represented by the hut of Baba Yaga) and Dark Apostle (who looks like an animal totempole today).  Sigh... any way, no "full painted army" bonus for me today (which is something I'll also talk about in the league post soonish)....But right, let's see if we can add something new to the Altar of Slaanesh tonight...I brought along some units I hadn't used before, like my large unit of close combat marines and my Sonic Dreadnought.  The characters where a Warlord, a D

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Codex: Genestealer Cults – A Welcome, Four-Armed Embrace

If you're looking for an army that might be difficult to master but can bring entire planets to their knees in hours, this might be the codex for you. [...] The post Codex: Genestealer Cults – A Welcome, Four-Armed Embrace appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Codex Drukhari

The latest 8th edition codexI've read front to back, though I must admit this is not one of my armies, but actually Noshi's force in the making.One always says one picks an army to go with one's character traits... so now you know why I always sleep with one eye open xDThe Drukhari are an ancient and technologically advanced race that feeds on the suffering of others.  Their ancestors ruled the stars long before mankind first ventured outward from Terra, and over long millenia the ennui of their vast lifespans led them to ever greater acts of depravity and violence.  Now, from the nightmare city of Commaragh nestled in the black heart of the webway, the Drukhari launch their raids on the worlds of realspace, slaughtering to sustain their withered souls and gathering up slaves to take back to their morbid torture chambers...The Drukhari are not a force for the faint hearted, preferring mobility and alpha strikes over the long war protected by heavy armour and vehicles.  They are a force build ar

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Mav3rick 28mm Tank Kickstarter Delivers

I backed the Mav3rick Modular 3D Printable Tank Kit Kickstarter late last year, based on the clever design and short delivery date of Jan 2019. Early last week the creator delivered a large set of files, with some lovely clear instructions! Kickstarter is often a total roll of the dice and like most backers I’ve been burned before, but it’s projects like this that keep me coming back. The Mav3rick is a fantastic set of cleverly designed parts that build a variety of vehicles based around a common tracked chassis. I’ve already printed a basic APC, with remote gatling for AA defense. That’s shown here next to an ancient 40k Chimera of mine from the 90’s. The kit parts took me about three evenings of parts printing, and only took me about 40 minutes to put together once the pieces were lightly prepped. I’m currently printing another chassis to built into the self-propelled gun option, but got briefly distracted by printing an AA-SAM system for the APC, which is another of t

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Creating a Rogue’s Gallery Diorama for Dark Heresy – Part #2

The time is nigh for some of the antagonists to rise and for the first diorama to be plotted out. The Bleeding Wound Created during the 15th founding the Element Guardians were a blood angels successor chapter created from pre-heresy blood angels geneseed samples. For a time, this seemed to have been a success as the Element guardians did not show any signs of the black rage that manifested within other blood angel sourced chapters. The chapters librarians started using blood rites to enhance the fighting abilities of their brethren. These affectionately titled ‘Blood monks’ would eventually merge with the...continue reading

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Chapter Approved 2018 Edition

A new year, a new Chapter Approved book for Warhammer 40k... and a new book to haul along. But heck, that's a personal gripe, so let's see what it brings... and it is including a list highly anticipated by the 40k community.The book starts with an introduction and an explanation of ways to play 40k, the basic stuff really, but I will be going over the parts seperatly as such due to this.Open PlayThe way to play 40k on a basic bring along and plunk down manner, these often have the fun rules like last years build your own Land Raider.  And this year, it continues in that manner.First off there are rules for building your Looted Wagons again as in the old days, so Orc players can rejoice.  The other entry is one to make your own Custom characters, so it's understandable that this is in this section to prevent matched play abuse.Narrative PlayThe story driven way of playing 40k, this is the way to go for those wanting to see their armies evolve and their tales made on the tabletop.The first set of

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Finished! Mortarion, Primarch of the Death Guard

Mortarion, Primarch of the Death Guard. But I call him Buttermoth. This was my second time painting this model, which is always and interesting experience on such a large figure, spending that much time again on the same model. What did I like from the last one and what would I have done differently? I forgot but here are some pictures.

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"Painting" 40K Poxwalkers with Sharpie Pens

As we have been playing Warhammer 40,000: Killteam, I have been attempting to speed paint a number of small forces to try out with the game.  Before this latest attempt, I painted a squad of three Chaos Marines with some Sharpies a little while ago.One of my most recent attempts has been to paint some Poxwalkers, using Army Painter color primer and Sharpie pens.  After priming them green, (with a zenithal overprime of a lighter green primer), I used Sharpies before dipping them using Royal Walnut Satin Mixwax Polyshade.  I used normal acrylics to paint the the bases and added some flocked foliage to complete the models.  I used a silver Sharpie for the eyes which turned out looking great.In all, they turned out alright, and the approach did save some time over painting them with acrylics.  Because the model are Nurgle, the dipping method definitely worked better than it would have on other types of models, where a more clean look is appropriate.

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Making the Ork Megatrakk Scrapjet

So one of my Christmas presents was an Ork Megatrakk Scrapjet. I haven’t really had a chance to paint or look at my Ork forces, but when Games Workshop announced their new plastic Ork vehicles and Speed Freeks, I really liked the look of them. So it was nice for Christmas to receive the Megatrakk … Continue reading "Making the Ork Megatrakk Scrapjet"

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