Two new Necron models have been released by Forge World. The new Pylons are smaller than the previous Necron Pylon and in line with the previously released Necron Sentry Pylon with Gauss Exterminator, and are featured in Imperial Armour 12: The Fall of Orpheus.
I have managed to lay my hands on a collection of interesting zombies from Otherworld Miniatures . These guys appear to gear themselves to the roleplay market, but that does not mean you cannot use their figures for other games. The first three that I have based are a selection of multi racial zombies. By this I mean I have a Halfling zombie, a dwarf zombie and and elf zombie. The remaining three are more conventional human villager zombies. They are quite nicely done, the flash is pronounced in places and it is a tad difficult to work out what is flesh and what is clothing, especially on the dwarf. Having said all that, they are a nice mix and I LOVE zombies. Expect to see them painted and posted in a week!
I have long been a fan of the Dwarf Beserker figures released by Avatars of war , but have held back from buying these because Avatars of War Dwarf range was quite limited. It looks as if that is all about to change. Avatars of war have set themselves up on the Indiegogo site which is a kickstarter type site. The idea is that you commit to buying some of the new figures from them and if they get enough money committed then they can afford to produce the figures. If they don’t hit the target then you don’t get charged. Their target is $20,000. I have signed up for 100 dwarf figures and I am hopeful that they hit the target so I can lay my hands on some dwarfy goodness!
Nice simple conversion going on here… I recently managed to get my hands on some 6th edition empire sprues. These are the ones where they combined the spearmen with handgunners on a single sprue. All very nice figures, but not to put too fine a point on it, I have more than enough of both. My current need is for some more swordsmen. The conversion, is just a straight hand swap.The swordhands come from my stock of empire spares, whilst the left hands are cut from any spare left hands I could find with closed fists. I assumed that I would get away without too great a job with the left hands since they would be hidden behind a shield. I pinned all the hands and arms; not because they need to be, but rather because it is just so easy to that I figured “why not”.
Traditionally, people makeresolutions for the New Year; resolutions that they quite often forget about orcast aside within a few months or even weeks. I have been guilty on this onmore than a few occasions, so instead of making some grandiose resolution, Ihave decided to instead set modest goals for myself in 2012; hobby goals thatare not so grand in scale or scope that they will overwhelm me with theirimmensity or discourage me with their complexity. Many of these goals arebased off of my 2011 hobby experiences; experiences which were for the mostpart extremely educational and often enlightening about my own shortcomings andtendencies as a gamer. Since returning to the hobby two years ago, I have usedthis blog to track my experiences and it has been a great asset towardrecording and reflecting upon those tendencies. Moving forward I am hoping tolearn from my past experiences to better focus me both as a gamer and as ahobbyist. To that aim, I have come up with the following list of goals for2012. Goal 1 – Paint up a 2000 point Tyranid army. I havealready started on this goal and next Monday I will have some pictures of mycompleted Genestealers up on the Blog. This is my “big” goal for 2012 for thesimple fact that I have not painted an entire army since 1999/2000.
For those of you who have smart phones / iphones, here is an app that was recommended to me recently: d6 kit free . Want to roll 30 die without having any propping up on edge?
Typically I’m a person who reserves judgement of a new product until I can feel it in my hands but this current announcement has got me riled up enough to get my views on the situation out in the open earlier than usual.
So, with the new book in my hands and a few games under my belt I have decided to go on a quest hoping to find the key to success with the new army book in 8th edition. I shall be taking you on a journey for 20 games at 2200pts I shall be reporting on the battles played with general comments on the outcome and performance of my army. It is widely accepted that at -least- 20 games with a certain army against a plethora of opponents will give you insight as to the ebb and flow of an army list. And hence I seek the wisdom of the priests and hope that you can join me on this quest. So, I ask you to gain inspiration from these tales of battle as well as offering your insight to the path ahead. At the end of these 20 games we shall have a better understanding of the Tomb Kings legions and how to use them with tactical and strategical efficiency in game. Epilogue: I shall discuss my preliminary games that I have had with the Kings army and what I have learned from these games. This will give us the basic core for what we are looking for in a 2200pt army. I have had 4 games at this point value, and and 2 games at the 1500pt value, but this is not about the skirmish sized games, this is the tale of great battles. vs Empire: My opponents list consisted of about 1500pts sunk into one unit, this unit was a huge unit of empire knights (40) + 3 characters (BSB, Karl Franz and Priest)
I got my hands on the plastic version of both the charger and Firefly. While each model has a few pieces to them, I found that they were ridiculously easy to assemble. Here’s the video. Both took about 15 minutes from unpacking to playing in a game.
Friday – March 25th 2011 Had another great night of gaming down at Empire Games with my friend Dragi. First we tried our hands at a Warhammer Fantasy game.