Thursday, October 31, 2013

Building an Inquisitorial retinue: Looking into the past

 I am the Law!
When the Daemonhunters book came out amidst the 3rd edition of Warhammer 40,000, I was taken by the imagery of Ordo Malleus. While I was really excited about the new take on the Grey Knights, it was the more human element of the force, the Inquisitors and their henchmen, that struck the greatest chord with me (something that was certainly helped by Dan Abnett’s Eisenhorn novels). This lead me to collect a force comprised primarily of Inquisitorial stormtroopers and Inquisitorial henchmen. Now that I am actively working on new Inquisitorial models, I thought it would be fun to show pictures of some of those models.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Deep Wars at Games and Stuff

A fantastic submarine created for Antimatter Games using a host of old toys and random bits.
Having been a little while since I last played a game of Deep Wars, and knowing that a lot of newer models have begun to show up in retailers, I decided to head down to Glen Burnie’s excellent Games and Stuff to see if I could get a game in.  Few people know Deep Wars better than Patrick Weaver; having run Antimatter’s Deep Wars booth at both Adepticon and Gencon, he has spent more time in the inky depths of the ocean then anyone I know.  Luckily for me (and anyone in or around Maryland), Patrick runs Deep Wars games every Sunday at Games and Stuff, and has virtually all of the current range of models if you would like to try out some new units or even a new warband!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Chainsaw Warrior Review

Nowadays, Games Workshop is known almost entirely for its miniature-based wargames, but the company has a long history of releasing roleplaying games (bringing Dungeons & Dragons to the UK) and producing and designing boardgames such as Talisman. One of their lesser known titles was Chainsaw Warrior, a single player game released in 1987.

The game is set in the near future (2032) in New York City, where a rift in time and space has opened up, spilling out zombies and other terrible creatures. At the heart of the onslaught is a shadowy figure referred to as “Darkness” who commands the harrowing creatures. After initial attempts to stem the tide of monsters failed, the US military brought an unnamed ex-special forces agent out of retirement for one last mission. Taking on his role, you have 60 minutes to infiltrate a building at the center of maelstrom and find and kill Darkness. If you fail, New York is destroyed and the game is over.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dark Elves: New possibilities for Dark Eldar and others!

The new Dark Elf models are just begging to be converted!
This past weekend marked the first wave of releases for the new Dark Elves army book. With a release schedule somewhat reminiscent of the Dark Eldar in 2011, the army is slated to have a second wave of releases in the near future. Taken together, these two waves largely see a complete resculpting of the army’s range of miniatures. This is an exciting time for the Dark generals of Naggaroth and the Warhammer 40k generals alike. This new set of releases offers a large collection of new pieces suitable for all sorts of conversions, be it individualizing some Dark Eldar warriors, or converting an INQ28 death cult assassin. With this post I wanted to talk a little about some of the new releases and my thoughts about them and how I envision them being used in conversions as well (this is greatly facilitated by all of the releases being in plastic!).

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Lorgar Aurelian of the XVII Legion

"All I ever wanted was the truth."
Gamesday UK has just passed, and what an exciting time it is to be in the hobby!  True to recent form, Games Workshop had little to do with what made it exciting, with Forge World completely stealing the show.  Much like last year, they revealed a whole host of wonderful looking models (with only a few disappointments), primarily focusing on expanding the Horus Heresy range.  With Ferrus Manus just being revealed a few weeks ago, I was shocked to see another completed Primarch when pictures started flooding the internet Sunday night.  No rumors or hints suggesting who was next, simply Lorgar Aurelian of the Word Bearers!