Sunday, June 30, 2013

Codex Eldar: Digital Edition Review

Finally a codex released on a device other than the iPad!
One cannot deny that Games Workshop has released a lot of Codex books since the release of 6th edition in June 2012.  Five released in a little under a year.  I, like most of you, have been thrilled that they are updating the armies so quickly.  But with this rapid release schedule, GW’s proof-reading and testing has taken a back seat.  Almost every book is released with an accompanying FAQ on day one, changing point costs and rule wording.  This makes the physical purchase of one of their books a bit frustrating.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Leviathan Crusader Complete: Apocalypse and beyond!

The Crusader is finished, ready for Apocalypse!
Seeing that Apocalypse is coming to 6th edition Warhammer 40k, it seemed an excellent time to put the finishing touches on the Leviathan Crusader I have been slowly working on for the last few months.  Although I largely completed the model in my last post, I never decided on a final pose, or assembled the left hand vulcan cannon arm that was given for free as a part of the kickstarter.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Unforgiven: Building a Deathwing Command Squad

Never forget!  Never forgive!
Ever since starting a Deathwing army way back in 4th edition, I have wanted to build a command squad to accompany Belial into battle.  When starting the army, this task always fell behind building normal squads to fill out the core of the army.  Eventually, towards the end of fifth edition, I had the core army where I wanted it, 5 squads of terminators, a host of dreadnoughts and Land Raiders, and a trio of Landspeeder Typhoons.  This got me to thinking about building the command squad again, but I still put it off, knowing that 6th edition would likely change optimal loadouts, and that a new codex was coming, one that might offer new options and maybe come with new models to aid in the conversion process.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Apocalypse: Khorne Lord of Battle - the Line Between Warhammer 40,000 and Epic Thins

I never expected to see the likes of this model again.
Although it started in Warhammer Fantasy Battles, the trend of centering every new army release with a massive plastic kit quickly took hold of Warhammer 40,000 as well.  Nowhere is this more evident than with the release of the Tau Riptide battlesuit, that was quickly followed up and surpassed by the Eldar Wraithknight.  The Wraithknight, a re-envisioned relic from Epic, towers over even the Riptide (9” compared to 5.5-6”).  When it was first revealed, it spawned discussions of whether it was a sign that such Apocalypse-flavored massive units were going to become a mainstay in Warhammer 40k armies, even those below 2000 points.