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Chaos Space Marine Terminator Lord

06/30/2013 5 comments

After what seems like forever, my first Chaos Space Marine Lord is finished.

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This now gives me a vaguely balanced Chaos force and I hope to give them a proper field test later in July, hopefully with a couple of further additions should I be able to pull my finger out 🙂

Digital vs Analogue

06/27/2013 1 comment

Sixeleven’s right on the money here. Plus, there’s something just special about a physical library of books. We should cherish them.

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I love technology. I love the pace at which technology is developing. I love all the weird and bizarre gizmos and apps that are becoming available by the week. I’m certain I can find some kind of techno-wizardry that would help in every aspect of my life if I looked hard enough. Yet, for one of my favourite hobbies, I find myself shunning the digital way and yearning for the good old fashioned bookin my hands with which I can flick through faster than you can say ‘I’m sure I saw that rule around here somewhere’.

It would be easy to say that this is because of all of the most obvious failings of a digital product; making sure your tablet/phone is charged up, harder to flick through, the expense of a tablet, the lack of a physical product to hold and feel etc. but I don’t think…

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Space Marine Apocalypse Leaks

06/24/2013 Leave a comment

Interesting, not quite sold on them but I’m expecting to see some funky conversions in the near future.

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Well we all knew it was going to happen. An imminent release means leaked photos. Interestingly rather than some of the big stuff trickling out the door it’s the revamped company masters.

If I’m honest, I’m not sold. They’re too blatant. There’s no subtlety to these models what so ever and no thought given to the fact that they are company commanders first and foremost, and if they’re in battle they wouldn’t carrying around lots of bits of paper or a big voxcaster. But you never know, there may be (even more) special rules to back it up. That said the Lord Executioner is pretty cool.

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First Apocalypse Trailer Lands

06/22/2013 Leave a comment

Must be a week to pay day as GW’s released the first of the trailers for the forthcoming Apocalypse reboot:

Is it just me or is it a wee bit more obtuse than their usual pre-announcement trailers?  It’s not bad, it just doesn’t fill me with excitement or the urgent need to rush out and find as much information about the new release as possible.

That said, and I’m probably vastly over-thinking this, but didn’t the imagery of the trailer hint at the possibility that this release will also incorporate a new set of rules for Planetary Empires?  It’s probably just me.

More GW vs Chapter House News

06/18/2013 Leave a comment

Interesting times. Let’s hope the chaps in the corner offices in Nottingham actually take heed.

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The firm that represented Chapter House in their legal fight against Games Workshop has released the below statement. Aside from the implications regarding IP and Trademarks for the industry as a whole it does throw Games Workshop into a fairly damning light. Not that I imagine they care. It’ll be interesting to see if this makes them more aggressive or opens their eyes to a community eager to return to the old days of summer campaigns and community support.

Thanks to Lexicanum for sharing the below:

Chapterhouse Attorneys:
“Winston & Strawn Defeats Hundreds of Trademark and Copyright Infringement Claims on Behalf of Pro Bono Client”

“In a classic David-versus-Goliath battle, Winston & Strawn LLP represented Chapterhouse Studios LLC on a pro bono basis in a cutting-edge federal trademark and copyright dispute in the Northern District of Illinois (Games Workshop Limited v. Chapterhouse Studios LLC 1:10-cv-8103). The verdict of this jury…

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Terminator Lord – WIP

06/17/2013 Leave a comment

Sometimes, all too rarely, my self-control wins out.  This means that rather than embarking upon a new project as I alluded to yesterday I have instead been all sensible and elected to attempt to finish my long-gestating Terminator Lord as I realised that I only have a single HQ unit ready for combat and I don’t think that Khârn is that appropriate a choice to lead my army of misunderstood Astartes.

Anyway, here’s the story so far:

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Initially I’d hoped to have this chap finished today but since he’s likely going to become my first choice army commander for the foreseeable I’m going to lavish some extra TLC on him. With a bit of luck I’ll have him finished before the end of this week (how often have I said that?) since I’d really like to get started on either my Helldrake or Forgefiend.

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06/17/2013 1 comment

Now this is a bloody good idea. Not sure how I’ll be able to get a further 1,000 of anything done between now and the 29th but I’ll try my best!

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Ok so I was at my local GW store over the week-end looking for a game or three.  I noticed they where having a painting challenge.  The idea is to have 1000 points of unfinished models painted and based by the end of the month.  You declared your intent by writing your oath on a purity seal which the staff then stuck on the door. No prizes just a bit of motivational fun.  

So I put my name down and declared I will have 1000 points of Dark Angles (Guardians of the covenant) painted and based by June 29. 

 

SO I BETTER GET CRACKING!

More in this later.  

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