While playing Dark Heresy with my group of friends as the game master I had a few questions about what things looked like from a couple of those who did not play 40k that much. As such an idea formed, one where I could first create models to show them what their characters were seeing and then later after a few suggestions it turned into creating a couple of small dioramas depicting some potential scenes. The Background This was where I started when it came to create a setting for me to run my Dark heresy campaigns. The main location...continue reading
Espeno Locerno has hired mercenaries to escort him back into the Blackstone Fortress. In addition his petition to the Ministorum representatives for aid has unleashed the fury of Pious Vorne!
So, finally I will meet the Golden Boys with the Pink Phalanx on the battlefield. Though I know my opponent, Tom, for years already, we actually never played 40k against each other iirc.So after months of smacktalking, the forces meet at last on the field of g(l)ory...To that end, I took along a Warlord (high on elixer, and with the 6+++ save) to bolster my lines, a Dark Apostle because I think those are just bloody great, and a Sorcerer whose job will be to place Death hex'es where possible.For thr troop selection, 2 blobs of cultists each 20 strong led the way / took the bullets for my squad of Noise Marines.I have seen those Custodes in action a few times, and I know they are hard to crack in their armour, then multiple wounds, so I opted for a very ranged army list. Two squads of havocs, one with lascannon and missile launchers, and one with autocannons and heavy bolters, stood ready to lay down a rainstorm of fire. Joining them, a Rapier battery of 2 laser destroyers and 1 quad bolter.T
Kill Team Dartanian must hold the line against Laughing Ja’q’s Harlequin Troop as the legendary fighter attempts to slip through Imperial lines!
No, not those greeks, but a squad of Slaanesh "berserkers".The name I gave them is because the ultimate goal is to finally assemble and paint the Spartan, which can then haul these 20 duellists along to the opponent's side of the table... and unleash quick attacking goodness.Of course, this squad gives some other options as well, coming armed with it's two flamers, the icon (because heck, we will be facing a lot of Imperials at the club), champion with plasma pistol and powerclaw, and all the marines armed with chainswords for a flurry of attacks.I can stick 10 of them in a Rhino instead in smaller battles, or even if I got the points to spare, upgrade them to Noise Marines for even more attacks (albeit the flamers won`t be along then).But combined with the first striking special rule of the Emperor's Children legion, this makes this squad a very, very handy tool for striking the enemy battleline... and result in blood and gory extasy should it even happen to be non-power armoured opponents like mushy squishy
If you haven’t caught our review of Warhammer Question: Blackstone Fortress, you may wish to give it a read. The game offers a hefty and impressive number of gameplay mechanics and systems to keep the game fun and engaging. However, one of the issues of these more robust games is that sometimes you can all-too-easily forget some of the rules. In my first few games of Blackstone Fortress, this was certainly the case. Thankfully, I’m here to give you a head-start so that your first few games run as smoothly as your later sessions when you’re more accustomed to the game. In order to get the most of your sessions you want to adhere to each of the rules of Blackstone Fortress. This will provide you with the best experience as intended by the designers. Below are some of the rules I found myself slipping-up on which either made the game noticeably easier or irksomely difficult. With three booklets of rules to flick through, let us help you remember some of the ones that may be more likely to slip
The first of the units I really needed to finish, some tactical marines joined the ranks of my Emperor's Children.Like with all the "regular marines" I applied the pre-heresy colour scheme of purple and gold and such.The squad's champion had already been painted for months, so it was really time to expand the unit and make it battle ready. To that end, I aquired some old, mono pose marines from a clubmember, and the purple squad was completed to join their leader.Now numbering 10, the squad hauls around the versatile missile launcher, as well as a flamer, because they are just damn good in this edition of 40k.And they boost my Legion by a further 164 points, making it now a total of 4332 points painted strong.
It's 11th of November, and the 100 year Anniversary of the end of Word War 1.The tradition here in the UK is to wear poppies and lay wreathes of the flower on various memorials dotted around the country, as a way of paying respects to soldiers who gave their lives during both World Wars in particular and and solider who has lost their life in service in general.It's a sombre cultural event, and is usually about the tragedy of war and the importance of keeping peace. Paper poppy sales go on to fund veteran charities and such. Last year I "converted" two Games Workshop Models, stripping them of weapons in place of being flower holders.To this day they stand in the front of my classroom, holding their poppies up. It's important for those of us who push around plastic soldiers and entertain ourselves with stories of war and combat to remember that our table top fantasy is built on a foundation of utter catastrophe.These models are a reminder that the opportunity for us to engage in make-believe combat is bought a
I wouldn’t say it’s entirely preposterous to propose that a sci-fi setting can sometimes be far more complex than a fantasy setting. Technology can impact worlds in ways unfathomable. For Blackstone Fortress, this is no exception. Warhammer Quest ventures into Warhammer 40,000 for the first time and tries to bring cooperative dungeon-crawling into the grimdark universe. It swaps swords and crossbows for boltguns and vindictor flamers. How does Warhammer Quest translate across? Does it work well? Or should Warhammer Quest stay firmly planted in a fantastical realm? As mentioned previously, I thoroughly enjoyed the previous romps within Warhammer Quest. Silver Tower and Shadows over Hammerhal gave me and my fellow adventurers hours upon hours of fun ending in raucous victory or sorrowful failure. These games, especially Silver Tower, were surprisingly simple and easy to get into after the first few turns. Venturing through chambers with your fellow heroes slaying monsters and solving puzzles provid
It’s time for another Let’s Play! Today we check out the new 1-5 player Cooperative Tabletop RPG set in the Warhammer 40000 Universe – Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress. Watch the review of the new models and profiles HERE:
Games Workshop recently announced Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress - a 40K version of Warhammer Quest. The game will come with eight different explorers for players to choose from, including a robot, a Kroot warrior, a Ratling, and an Eldar warrior, (the others appear to be additional members of the Imperium). Each session of Blackstone Fortress will take two to three hours, and it is played on a hex-based board instead of the squares familiar to the original Warhammer Quest. It will also include D8s, D12s, and D20s in addition to the ubiquitous D6.I've wanted a 40K version of Warhammer Quest since the mid-1990s (even failing miserably at creating my own version many years ago), so I'm very excited to find out more about the release....
Life continues to be stupidly busy. I finished the Genestealer Cult Kill Team I previewed in my last post, but haven't had the time to take pics of them. I did manage to paint something new this week though...The Orks have always been my favorite Warhammer 40k army. In the grimdark of the 40k universe, where everything is horrible for most sentient races, the orks cheerfully blast through the endless battlefields having the time of their lives. I've collected them since the days of Rogue Trader. It's weird there are only three posts on this blog about them.The new codex for 8th edition orks just dropped today, though the 'net has been full of leaks and images so there isn't much that remained a surprise. Forums seemed to have mixed feelings on the book, with competitive players unhappy about this point value or that ability. I always find that terribly amusing, but then I'm not a tournament player. My armies are always composed of the models I wanted to paint rather than the best synergies and I prefer narrat
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Magos Scoria I added some green dots for his eye lenses and then proceeded to wash the main model with agrax earthshade and then the base with red ink. After then doing a final pass to make sure everything was fine and to make final minor adjustments to the scheme I called him done. I did not glue him to his base though as I could foresee something snapping if I tried to glue him down as he touches the base at four points with only the tips of his scorpion legs. By not gluing him in place (he sits...continue reading
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