Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Enter the Underhive!

Necromunda passed me by without so much as a ripple when it was first released in the 90s, largely because I wasn’t very old at the time but in the past seven years I’ve been back in the hobby, it has never grabbed me. Lots of people I know rave about it but I’ve never been particularly interested. Until now that is...

Major 30k reorganisation

‘I have too many Ultramarines’ is not something I thought I’d ever say but the thought did occur to me recently. I don’t get to play huge games very often (or at all if I’m being honest) so having 7,000 points of Ultramarines seemed like a bit of a waste. As a lot of them were bare plastic or base coated I decided that there was going to be a redistribution of wealth...

365 mini challenge update

It’s been a bad month for the challenge, I’ve not been able to finish a single model... I’ve started loads, my Primaris Army is entirely painted red but it’s taking a lot longer than anticipated to block in the rest of the colours. My Iron Warriors have been undercoated silver but the arrival of Necromunda interrupted my painting as I’m trying to get my gang built in time for the club night on Friday.

So currently we sit at:

56 models in 57 days in 2018 which isn’t a bad place to be but it’s not as good as I was hoping. Lord of the Rings is clearly where I need to go if I want to knock out some big numbers!

I have also bought some more stuff. During my recent trip to Warhammer World I was very restrained and despite almost buying a ridiculous amount I walked away with Tylos Rubio and the Thousand Sons praetor. I was quite proud of myself. Last time I went I only wanted a pack of meltaguns and ended up buying a Caestus Assault Ram and Guilliman

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Sisters missing from Warhammer World!

Last week I went on my annual pilgrimage to Warhammer World and whilst looking through the exhibition hall - which is amazing by the way - I noticed that the ONLY thing that was missing across the entire model range displays was Celestine and the Exorcist tank... rampant speculation ENGAGE!

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Nemesis Board Game

I’ve only participated in one Kickstarter and that was Dropfleet Commander. I procrastinated for a long time before taking the plunge but I bought into this as soon as I’d watched the video. I don’t normally play board games and maybe this will simply gather dust but if nothing else the minis look really cool. 

They are currently at £1,585,000 funded which is a massive amount of money and they’ve been able to add a truck load of stretch goals - it still has over two weeks to go! Take a look and get involved!

As an aside, the Dropfleet Kickstarter actually made me money as I offloaded the extra stuff I didn’t want and easily recouped my initial outlay whilst still leaving me with two big fleets to use!

Sunday, 21 January 2018

New Year, New Army

I’ve joined a regional Horus Heresy Group who is doing the whol NYNA thing for 30k. Because I’m all set on my Legiones I thought I’d do something with my Talons of the Emperor, especially as now they are being expanded into 40k.

The plan for the Facebook group is to complete 500 point blocks over the course of the year to bring the total to 3,000 by 2019. Although I’ve thrown down the 365 minis gauntlet I reckon this is achievable.

If truth be told, the Talons aren’t technically new as I’ve had them for a while (Prospero launch day in fact) but I’ve never done anything with them, they weren’t even built until recently so, to all intents and purposes they are new. I’ve written up a couple of lists but I think I’ve finally settled on a 2k list and an additional 1k add-on to bring it up to 3,000 points. The only thing that might change is that I add in a Knight of some kind for a bit of ‘oomph’.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Edge of the Empire - Lost in Transit

This is a one shot session that can be used as a stand-alone or as a continuation of another story. You will have to adjust the reason as to why the ship is attacked to suit your party. My villain’s motivation was revenge from an earlier mission. You can also sub in weapons and enemies if you don’t have the referenced sourcebooks.

Edge of the Empire  - Lost in Transit (a Kanjiklub adventure)

3 months have passed since the last adventure. Orrupt was as good as his word and the cantina has been fully refurbished to your specifications and at the negotiated price. With refurbishments completed and the punters returning your work on Jakku is done. The Kanjiklub have sent a new team to run the operation and you are being relieved. In the evening you board a Passenger ship bound for Corelia, a modest C3 Small Passenger Starship with only a handful of other passengers onboard.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Dropzone Commander

Some friends and I have recently bought into DZC, a 10mm scifi game about conquering a city and it's a lot of fun. There are several factions to choose from, I went with the Resistance because it was an opportunity to try out different painting techniques (damage, rust and weathering) that I don't usual use on my marines or Aeldari.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Edge of the Empire - Rogue 2 Campaign

This campaign represents an alternative take on how the Rebellion acquired the plans for the Second Death Star, it is not in keeping with canon but is an enjoyable experience none the less. The campaign is linear and the GM might need to do some careful steering to keep the party on the right track. The campaign is also quite dangerous - killing a PC is a valid option and they might well die in the end (spoilers - a certain Sith Lord shows up) but try to find some way of keeping them alive as it will be more engaging to take one party through the whole campaign. If you have any questions please let me know, I put a lot of time into this so I hope others will give it a go.

The campaign is broken down into 5 Acts, each is designed to take about 3-4 hours to do. It is recommended that you have a diverse party!

  1. Varrosi Data Vaults
  2. Kuat Drive Yards
  3. Capture of the Suprosa
  4. Kothlis
  5. Spy Net Command Tower
I hope you enjoy Rogue 2.

Edge of the Empire Campaign - Origins Of Kanjiklub

I’ve set up a long term campaign for our local group about establishing a criminal syndicate. The idea is that players can revisit the setting as and when they wish, try new characters whilst maintaining a coherent narrative. This is the opening session - our party chose a core world orbital hotel as their buying option but the plot hooks at the end are viable for most of the other options...


Frequent readers will know that I have a to-do pile far bigger than I should have. My aim this year is to cut it in half, one way or another. As you mentioned in an earlier post I’m attempting a 365 minis challenge which if I can get anywhere near completing will be a big dent in my to-do pile.

I have tried to structure my pile so I can focus on one army at a time. This is not definitive and I will still paint what takes my fancy but at the moment the plan is:

New Year and Holiday Hobby

I’ve hit a bit of a stride recently after a fairly hobby-lite December. I managed to sell my Epic Tau army to a guy in the states for a pretty tidy sum and used the proceeds to buy a few bits and pieces - chiefly some proper MDF terrain which is something I’ve wanted to get for a while.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Exorcists Primaris Marines

I’ve been putting together a Primaris Army over the past few weeks and I’m also there with it. I have no problem with the Primaris fluff, I think they had to do something with the marines and had run out of realistic options. News out of the black library weekender seems to be that the Primaris project has set up all sorts of scope to move the fluff of different chapters forward and develop some interesting new story arcs - the one about Dark Angels not wanting/trusting the Primaris (or possibly the other way around) is an interesting one!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

LOTR EBay challenges

The Lord of the Rings eBay challenge armies were gathered together for the first time this week. It had to be said there were some excellent buys and some seriously good business done by members of the club.

We had a Mordor Army with a Balrog, orcs and Ringwraiths, a huge (80+ models!) Warriors of the Last Alliance Army, my Fellowship/House of Elrond host and a swarming goblin/Uruk Hai Army led by a fearsome troll chieftain. For good measure, a fellow long term player brought his unpainted Dwarves to join in. I’ll try and get some photos added soon but I’m having issues with my blogger app...

Saturday, 16 September 2017

LOTR Battle Report: Battle of Amon-Hen

Last week we played a scenario from the Fellowship of the Ring Rulebook, the battle of Amon-Hen. For the ill informed this is the battle where Boromir is killed at the end of the first film (but start of the second book). We had to play it on a smaller table than the 4x4 recommended because we were in a temporary venue but it worked fine, we also used our eBay models so the painting wasn't great!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Harlequins and more

My buddy and I split a copy of Death Masque when it was released and I've been sat on a Harlequins Army ever since. I've picked up bits and pieces to pad it out and have now decided to give it a go.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Eldar vs Dark Angels

This was my army for the night, a 50PL Spirit Host - I was quite pleased with it on paper...

Friday, 25 August 2017

Aeldari Reinforcements

With the 8th Ed bug having bitten me pretty hard I've made a concerted effort to get my Eldar painted. Above represents a fair few evenings assembly. The Cobra was an eBay purchase, I have a sneaking suspicion it's china cast but I really can't say for certain, it's superbly detailed and not brittle/smelly but I'm not sure...if it is it was accidental on my part. 

I've subsequently airbrushed the colour onto them and I think Vallejo must have adjusted the colours because it's paler than the last bottle I bought...3 years ago. Never mind.

This is my pile of 36 Harlequins I still have to build. I'm honestly considering selling half of them because it's too daunting a prospect!

This is what I have completed thus far, I also have a Solitaire and another Shadowseer already painted, in total it's about 100PL Battalion army.

I've still got a week of the holidays left so I'm going to try and get some more garage time so I can airbrush more things, that Cobra for instance...

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

(Backup) 8th edition Battle (sort of) report...

So last club night my mate and I ran through a game of 8th edition 40K and we both agreed it was really good.

It was only a 30PL game but we tried to use an array of units to give us a sense offs they play. As mentioned in an earlier post I ran Craftworld Aeldari with a Farseer, Warlock, Rangers, Guardian Squad, Striking Scorpions and a Wraithlord. My opponent fielded his Dark Angels and had a full tactical Squad a, terminator Squad and a terminator Librarian.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

New stuff from Forge World?

This popped up on my Facebook feed from someone on the EOH podcast page.

That Thousand Sons Praetor...