After the bland book of the 4th edition, we jump again 5 years forward and into 6th for this glorious book.And it was the very first Codex Games Workshop ever released with a hard cover!Printed in colour, this 104 page tome contained a whole host of new units for the forces of Chaos, with Dark Apostle's, Heldrake's, Maulerfiend's and of course the venerable Cultist. Truly a whole new arsenal to play with if you are a follower of the Dark Gods.While we would still have to wait for 8th to have the Legions come back in all their uniqueness, this book did do a good job of allowing you to tune your forces due to very extensive Mark options and effects.It did suffer in the end when newer books arrived of the "latest codex wins" syndrome, but that is something that is appearing even now in the current edition. Heck, the Primaris fanboys are getting an updated codex Space Marines soon even! But we, followers of Chaos, are a very adaptive bunch and the forces in 6th could hold their own, albeit at ti
The second box, alongside the Start Collecting I did earlier, I got from Noshi for christmas, it's the demonic deep strikers, Warp Talons.Surely, they aren`t the most effective troops in the current Chaos arsenal, but there is something cool about a bunch of half demon wolverines appearing behind enemy lines all of a sudden...In this clip, I`m opening the box and having a look at the set...
For 5 years we waited until our beloved ruinous powers appeared in 4th edition, after the most excellent "3.5" codex from 2002.And then we got this...The 4th edition Codex was a meagre beast in my opinion. Sure, you could field a highly effective army, but for fluff, you had to rely on painting alone.Because out where the Legions and their specific quirks and traits. All you got for this version was a "vanilla" list where you could slot in the cults marines, but nothing more.While it did contain a lot of background material, a large part "new" from the previous ones (mind you, the 40k story remained as good as stagnant until the current 8th edition), it well, just felt a like a boring book with just a heap of generic force statistics and points to play with. Surely, it was an effective army back in the days, but heck... bland.It followed the still in use format though, being first fluff, then an oversight with explanation what each unit is about, and then the actual army list.In between you
The rift between the two halves of the Imperium is guarded by a Bastion World beset upon all sides by forces within and without. Once again it’s ten minutes to Midnight for the Imperium of man! I take a look through the newest campaign addition to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000. Join me for a first look through the book!
In part two of this series, I'll show you the rest of my army, and talk about my plans for future expansion now that they've been awakened... Read more »
My Necrons have awakened from their decade-long slumber, to once again set forth on their mission to scour all life from the galaxy. I've never posted any photos of my collection, so this seems like the perfect opportunity to show them off...Read more »
Learning that the Empyrean Chronometer is locked in Stasis with Pious Vorne, Janus Draik enlists the help of the mysterious Eldar Ranger Amallyn Shadowguide to satisfy the old Navigator’s search and encourage him to use his influence in aiding her recovery.
Golden Demon! Games Workshop’s prestigious painting competition I’ve dreamed about winning since I was an eleven year old boy. Like the Oscars – there’s big statuettes. Like the Nobel Prize – the winners are selected by internationally respected judges. Like the Turner Prize – there’s a no contribution to the actual world of art. It’s the ultimate battleground for miniature painters. And these Sisters of Silence Prosecutors took home the bronze statuette at the Warhammer 40,000 Vigilus Open Day. Silence is golden (demon). I spent three weeks of hobby time getting these miniatures from sprue to plinth, sweeping all my ongoing projects aside to focus solely on these Sisters. The pressure of an immovable deadline and the harsh scrutiny of the judges meant I pushed myself hard to make the squad’s copper Vratine armour truly shine. Prosecutors in early November, broken into sub-assemblies and looking intimidatingly unfinished. The Prosecutors are each designed with o
The phenomenon that was Japan’s blind-buy Space Marine Heroes has come to the main Games Workshop range and I’m lucky enough to get to unbox a brick of Series 1! With 12 released in Japan, 9 are available in this Series 1 brick. Let me know in the comments what you think I should do with them and if you enjoyed this kind of content!
Check out what I painted this week and take a look at upcoming projects! Check out the Space Marine Heroes unboxing and review HERE: https://youtu.be/f3exFG5H8CI
Okay, so during the past year and a half, Warhammer 40.000, or 40k for short, has been the game I've been playing and painting the most.This had mainly to do with the new edition coming out around the moment I got back in the hobby, and my clubmates embrased it to the fullest.And while I enjoyed the game a lot so far, I have my gripes with the current edition...First off, there is of course the whole Primaris thing. Bigger, better, stronger posterboys, and more wounds each for not that big a price increase points wise. And now the old characters are being upgraded to them as sell, making marine armies even more prelevalent.While the Astartes have always been the most popular army, this edition seems to be ruled by 3+ power armour forces when I look around. Heck, in all this time, I still have to "meet" about half the armies out there it seems...And then getting one of the two main Marine forces becoming all two wounds troop, makes one wonder how Chaos can be winning in the fluff...A second i
So, two times the Emperor's Children went to battle this month, and while one ended in disaster, the other yielded another trophy to the godess of Pleasure.Massacred by the Custodes, the Pink Phalanx took it's vengeance on a bunch of Bad Moon Orks and Grots the week after.To that end, a small piece of a choppa, as the battle was decided in melee, has been added to the pile of defeated enemies.
Okay, so "grots" is just a fancy name for Tom DG's excellent Ork army list, featuring as many grot units as possible alongside a trainload of conversions.And he issued a challenge to see how it will perform, and Fulgrim answered the call.Now, I took along exactly the same army list as versus the Custodes last week. Not because they have to redeem themselves, but because I didn't get along unpacking my force anyways the past days, so it is the same composition for me as seen HERE.The Grot horde consisted of all of the following... (mind you, a lot of the units are actually Orks, but are converted to be Gretchin models).A Warlord, 2 Runtherdz, a Weirdboy, a Big Mek, 2 blocks of Gretchin, a unit of Choppa Boyz, a unit of shoota boyz, a unit of loota boyz, a unit of burna boyz, 4 grot tanks, a grot battle wagon, a dreadnought and a big cannon.After the forces deployed over the table, we where ready for the Tactical Escalation scenario, in which I had chosen "Purge" and my opponent "Take and Hold".The Empero
Aaaah, what a flashback. The 2002 Codex Chaos Space Marines, made for 3rd edition was the one where the Legions really came into play for the first time.I obtained the book earlier this year purely out of nostalgia reasons, and to dwindle over how the fluff was back then, and see how it progressed over 15 odd years.Well, before Dark Imperium not much to be honest. But the great thing as I said in the beginning, was that this was the edition Legion rules started appearing, as well as a heap of "unique" units for the specific legions. Like the "Sonic Predator", which while statwise worse then the standard one, was oooh so fluffy instead.This book is also the so-called "3.5 edition" for the Chaos Marines, and is seen as the best one they had so far in synergy of the rules and the likes, building on the hotchpotch of the first 3rd edition one where a lot of new rules had been included as well as units, finally differing the evil marines from their vanilla counterparts.It was a nice stroll down m
The first piece of armour has been painted up for the Renegades and Heretics part of my force, in the form of a Chimera transport.These little tanks pack more firepower then their space marine equivalent, the venerable Rhino, and aren`t expensive at all coming in at 93 points for the basic version.While the barrel has been replaced, because, well, it was like that when I got it, it still nicely represents the multi laser cannon on the vehicle.No additional upgrades where taken for the little transport, who will serve to plug any leaks in the line with it's squad of guardsmen aboard, or as a mobile platform to go and contest objectives if the situation requires, hopefully holding out until reinforcements arrive.Now to bring in bigger guns for this part of the force...