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Chaos Space Marine Heldrake – WIP 3

07/09/2014 1 comment

Getting there.

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Both the wings are done and the body, as you can see, is coming along nicely. Love this model ūüôā

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Rumoured 2012 40K Release Schedule

01/30/2012 Leave a comment

Blood of Kittens have published what they think is GW’s ¬†40K release¬†schedule, you can read the full article here¬†for their full analysis but the gist of it is below:

April-May: Dark Angels/Fallen

June-Aug: 6th Ed/Box Set DA vs. CSM

Oct-Nov: Chaos Space Marines/Fallen

Hmm, what to make of this… ¬†I suppose it’s possible¬†but I can’t see GW neglecting the Xenos armies quite that much, especially since the last time the Tau received any love I still had a full head of hair. ¬†On the other hand it can be argued that both the Dark Angels and Chaos Space Marines codexes are showing their age more than the Tau. ¬†I’m not buying it.

The Shell Case Shorts Winner

01/30/2012 Leave a comment

The first winner of the Shell Case Shorts has been announced. Click here to read it in full.

The Officially Unofficial Not-6th Edition of Warhammer 40,000

01/28/2012 Leave a comment

Woops, well this is embarrassing.

It turns out that there’s a good chance that the leaked sixth¬†edition of Warhammer 40K that I and others decried as a hoax may turn out to be, while not the official sixth¬†edition we’ll see later this year but rather little more than a brainstorming exercise carried out by the GW developers early into the edition’s gestation. ¬†Right now The Shell Case has a few more details ¬†here¬†and I’ll try to find some more links and info for you good folk soon.

I still feel that the views I expressed in my previous post on this subject are still valid however.  This rule set appears to have been misrepresented as something it is not; while this could have been done in error, and with the best of intentions, there is the possibility that it was released maliciously by a person or persons who knew that this was not the finished article it pertained to be.  If that is the case then I hold those responsible in very low regard.

Anyway, rant over. ¬†Whatever the sixth edition holds we’ll all know soon enough and I know I’m looking forward to it.

UPDATE 01/28/12 12:58

You can read more about this on the Beasts of War website here and also a good summary on Miniature Musings of a Bear here.

Movie Marines

01/27/2012 Leave a comment

Over on Miniature Musings of a Bear, Doc Bungle has posted rules for Movie Marines which first appeared in WD300, you can check these out here.

As the Great Bear says, these are Space Marines as they should be!

The Fast and The Furious

01/22/2012 2 comments

Over on Of Orks, and Ogres¬†there’s a really great post about an interesting variant of 40K.

40K in 40 Minutes

The rules are as follows:

  • 400 Points per side
  • 1+ Troop
  • 0-1 of each other type in the FOC
  • No vehicles with combined armour value of 33 or more
  • No models with 2+ armour saves
  • No models with 3 wounds or more
  • All games are Capture and Control with the intention of playing 7 games in a single day

I think this is a fantastic idea, while Killteam is a fun diversion (even if it’s in denial that it’s basically Necro) I think that 40 in 40¬†as it shall henceforth be known has more potential and certainly sounds like it will be a more enjoyable playing experience.

Anyway, you can read more about¬†3mpecee’s preparations, including some excellent background fluff for his Orks here¬†and also how he got on here.