Monday, 20 April 2015

Forge World bulletin 20/4

So today we have been given a new bulletin from the Forge World studios. This week it refers to new stuff coming out and gives us an image of:

Some more Deredeo love it seems and what can be described as a lovely looking plasma cannon of sorts. Not much else is shown in the email other than the video that shows the mass of Titans, and which they are lightly eluding is just the new Tempest trailer, that has been the craze this past week.

What do you think of this new weaponry? I seem to think it looks nice but not owning a Deredeo yet I'm unsure as to how effective it is. Let us know your thoughts below.

Darko Thane

Friday, 17 April 2015

Warlord Titan rules from Apocalypse.

With the new Warlord Titan striding from the Horizon I thought it may be a good time to talk rules. 

We have encountered this beast before from the pages of Apocalypse. I'm not sure if there have been newer rules so please feel free to comment to discuss below. 

The one in photo appears to be sporting a Volcano Cannon or 2 but can't be sure. 

The shoulder weapons could be the Vulcan Mega Bolters as pictured above (and would make sense). 

Now I'm sure we will see a variety of weapon options for the Carapace and arm mounts. What would you choose?

The rules may be slightly dated but they still stand strong. 

Not sure how many hull points it may have either and whether it was 3 hull points per Structure point or four. If 3 it gives it a monstrous 27 HP. 

Can't wait to see it on a board now. 

Drake Seta

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Soooooo...... Who is up for a Warlord Titan?

The Wow oh wow. Today a video has been released on the Forge World YouTube channel. It shows what looks to be an imminent release of Warlord Titans in coalition with the release of Tempest.

Video images. 

Now this could all just be artwork (lol JK). But I am absolutely buzzing now if this gets shown off at the Warhammer World Grand Opening. We will be having warlords in the next coming months!!

The link for the vid:

How excited are you? What do you think?

And how exciting that we may further see (now this has started being put through), some Dark Angel shoulder pads....................... ;)

Darko Thane

Monday, 13 April 2015

Forge World bulletin 13/04

So today we have been given the newest Forge World bulletin and it is a very exciting one at that as we have been shown a preview of some new transfer sheets including Ultramarine transfers all ready for the release of Tempest next month which I'm sure we are all very very much looking forward to!!

We are very excited by these and they look incredibly attractive. Looking forward to seeing how the rest of the bunch turn out to be like :)

What do you think of the new additions? Also how much are you all looking forward to the release of Tempest and the Ultramarine releases? We will be at the Warhammer World opening so hopefully we will meet some of you there :)

Also I hope you can all join me and myself for a Happy Birthday for me. 23 years young :D

Darko Thane

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Khall; A Guess at Roboute Guillimans Statline

Hey all!! 

So Roboute Guilliman is coming round the corner and I am so damn excited. Today I wanted to discuss what I feel should be Rob's statline along with why I think so. I will follow this post up with a potential special rules discussion.

WS - 8. I think that Guilliman should have a high weapon skill. This is for 2 reasons. 1, Guilliman fought in the GC for well over a century and enjoyed a very successful career. In that time he used a plethora of different of different weapons (as shown in his weapon hall in 'Unremembered Empire'. 2, Guilliman held his own against his brothers; Angron and Lorgar. He fought well against Curze (wounding him twice and only taking a glancing hit). He is also the only loyal Primarch known to have killed a Primarch.

BS - 6. Fairly standard I think.

S - 6. Standard again.

T - 6. Standard again

W - 6. Standard

I - 6. He wasn't a slow Primarch but he wasn't the fastest.

A - 5. He was known as the Warrior King. To me this suggests he was a efficient and competent fighter.

LD - 10 of course.

We know he is armed with a Gladius   and Powerfist. I presume he will have special rules depending on which he uses. I think he will be able to split his attacks too, like Horus.

He is pictured with an Iron Halo so he will have a 4++ save and I believe he will have artificer armour too with a 2+.

So, what do you think?

Comment below


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Codex Skitarii: Search for 30k Compatibility.


Questions of whether the Skitarii types in the new Codex have been around since the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy are still yet to be officially answered, so I went out this morning to get the new book. 

On first pass there are a few noticeable comments. Let's start with this one:
That is the first entry on the timeline. Could this be that GW do not want to step on Forge World's toes over fluff matters in 30k? It sounds though that this Codex should only be used post Horus Heresy. 

This suggests that Skitarii Ranger weaponry (if not Rangers) were about on Mars early years. 

Have you been lucky to get an official yes or no? Comment below

Drake Seta

The dreaded moving day. . . . A hobbyists nightmare.

Today my collection will be relocating to a new Bunny hole. With masses of minis on display I cannot easily transport the Legions (and don't have time nor patience to wrap each individually). 

Vehicles (shocked to see how many of just my collection are WIP - have to change that this year!!) are getting transported carefully in a drawer. 

Prize ones on a different layer. 

Whilst minis will be on painting trays (held stoicly by Little Bunny from A-B on several trips - 5 painting trays). 

Just hope no disasters happen!!

Drake Seta

Friday, 10 April 2015

Forge World release 10/4

The Thanatar-Calix class Siege-automata is a potent war machine and a wonder of the Mechanicum’s craft. Combining arcane and secret technologies, it carries a twin-linked mauler bolt cannon alongside a rare solex pattern heavy lascannon, whose beams of coherent light can reach far across a battlefield to lethal effect. The Thanatar-Calix's most destructive armament though is the graviton ram, a weapon whose origins are lost in the Dark Age of Technology. The ram's crushing waves of gravitational force can pulverise infantry and vehicles alike, and it can be utterly devastating at both range and close quarters.

The Thanatar frame, designed as a heavy weapons platform, is well armoured and further protected by atomantic shield generators, making it nearly impervious to all but the heaviest of weapons fire. Whilst it is slow to advance, the Thanatar-Calix’s durability allows it to close steadily on its target, moving ever nearer until its formidable weaponry can be brought into range.

The Thanatar-Calix may be taken in any Mechanicum army, including the Taghmata Omnissiah, Legio Cybernetica and Ordo Reductor army lists, in Horus Heresy games.

The new Thanatar has some interesting Weapons which have not been mounted anywhere else yet. 

The Sollex Heavy Lascannon is very interesting. Mainly as I was reading about the Castellan and Crusader pattern Knights and wondering if they were going to be equipped with a simple Lascannon or whether they would be doing a Laser Destroyer / Turbo laser etc. a Sollex could be a good alternative. 

The Graviton Hammer would be very helpful at Terra and against a Castellum. When I get to doing an Iron Warrior specific Mechanicum contingent this will need to be present. 

Drake Seta

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Taghmata on parade: Matt Stone's Taghmata of Cerio

Ladies, Gentlemen and Bunnies. 

Very proud to showcase Matt Stone's Taghmata from the world of Cerio. This is our first Taghmata on parade. 

I wanted a force that would flow around the titan. They would originate form a titan forge world. I named the planet Cerio, a cold rocky planet with little to no life, but provides good minerals and good defendable position in the more mountainous regions. The magos oversee the transport and execution of titans. The Knight house Tyrion has been dedicated in service to the Archmagos. During the great crusade the force has mainly supported the Sons of Horus fleet and most likely will continue to support the warmaster in days to come.

I love to use khorne red as the base with Mephiston red highlights. The shoulders are painted with skaven light dinge then highlight with a lighter grey mix. I tryed to make the colors the same from the thallax to the knights up to the titan, show a unified force on the table.
The thallax cohort has been one of my favorite units to play and paint. They run well on the flanks with a multi melta and there lightning guns. For securing objective not much has been able to move the castallax automatas out if the way.

Cyber Familiars swoop ahead of the Taghmata. 

Tech Thralls unwittingly advance under the command of the masks screwed to their heads. 

Thallax with Multi-Melta. 

Tyrion support Legio of Cerio. 

Castellax and a Magos Dominus. 

A Krios advances with its powerful lightning cannon. 

That was our first Taghmata on Parade. We will also be doing Legio on Parade as well as Knights on Parade and Auxilia on Parade. If you have a force you want to showcase on our blog please follow the links on the left. Looking forward to seeing them. 

Drake Seta

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

What a Warhammer 40k / 30k gamer wants? They get?

Hi all out there. 

GW have gotten lots and lots of stick in the past, ghastly models childish looking kits and them moving away from the Grim-Dark image of 40k most recently. They also got a lot of stick for price hiking, tearing down their Social media sites, not listening to fans etc etc. GW still make some mistakes (in my opinion Logan's sled, turning the Space Wolves Blue, Space Wolves on Wolves (FW will not be doing this thank god), the weird flying Land Speeder sermon machine of the Dark Angels, the Khorne Tonka train and Centurions) but their quality and design has got markedly better. The models look more dynamic than before and they appear to be listening to the fans more. 
I am still concerned with the amount of Computer games being released (it seems almost daily at the moment), I just hope they don't dilute the hobby too much. 

So the Question is: Are they being too good to us? Maybe the horrible monster has now become the good guy? It was Big Foot now it is Harry from Harry and the Hendersons?

Let's see. Please comment at the bottom too. 

We wanted Chaos Cultists: We waited years and years, and finally we got them. Our Narrative battles are better and more detailed than ever, and with another box of the models rumoured with multiposable Cultists in the next year or so: Great. 

We wanted Primarchs and the Horus Heresy: We got them! Forge World have done such an amazing job for the last 3 years with the Hobby, breathing a breath of fresh air onto our table tops. 

We asked for Knights: Got them. Two lovely choices from GW (would have liked a Fist for Errant though grumble grumble) and five variants from Forge World. I would love to see GW do another Combi box of Crusader/Castellan instead of Forge World, who can tackle the Warden etc. 

We asked for Skitarii: they have arrived. Now just for a "these choices were around in 30k" and the Bunnies will drop a wedge. As FW did with the Knights, I can envision a good few sets of weapon / head swaps at least for their versions. 

We asked for Adeptus Mechanicus: we got Skitarii first and the rumours of an Adeptus Mechanicus codex approaching are rife. 
Now attention. My thoughts why GW released the Skitarii seperately from the Adeptus Mechanicus Codex are; Skitarii were around in 30k but Adeptus Mechanicus was not (Mechanicum became Adeptus Mechanicus). Maybe this format will help GW release small mini-dex that are available or not available in the rumoured age of Darkness expansion. Could we see mini-dex of other armies which are fully 30k-able? The Astra Militarum were not around, but Storm troopers (as mentioned in places inc Mark of Calth) were, now I know the Storm troopers will vary in design through time and across the Galaxy, but this set May be GW's plan. 

We want Plastic Thunderhawk: I think this is getting closer. FW have just made a Sokar Stormbird (which is almost the exact size of the Thunderhawk) and I really don't think there is room for both, especially as the rumours suggest the Lucius Warhound is getting retired soon. With the Sokar and Thunderhawk Landing pad approaching, I can see the Thunderhawk getting shifted to plastic in a year.


We want Plastic Warhound Titan: With the Lucius being possibly discontinued, could it be a good time to see this Chassis be re wrought in Plastic? With FW also talking about doing lesser Titan Chassis it could be a possibility. The Lucius armoured back / shoulders are not bigger than the Shrine of the Aquila, so a £170-£200 is not unfeasible. 

We want Squats back: This will happen. I don't care what anyone says now, we are getting Squats back (possibly as Demiurg). Now this could also be another mini-Dex like the Harlequins and Skitarii? It could be. That way a base plastic force of them could be used in 30k as a force and also in 40k as a lesser race. We know they have written the Squats back in after a comment like "The Squat home worlds are thriving" in the last edition Rulebook. Forge World could easily pad them out in Campaigns to suit. 

We want More Xenos: Humanity may own the stars in 30 and 40k but we really need some more races to fight!

We want Mini-Dex Tarellians: This is a species that was very prevalent in 30k throughout the Galaxy, and the Tarellian Dog Soldier imagery has been in many a Rulebook now. The great thing about this race is: they are still round in 40k as a Tau ally / Mercenary force (go mini-Dex!). If this Age of Darkness expansion arrives then a force / army like this will be extremely successful (especially as the Lizardmen in Fantasy have taken to the stars now - maybe it is a prelude?). All we would need is a Troop multi-pack, a few elite multi-packs and a few vehicle multi-packs and we are away!! The packs could come with basic options and Tau allied options. Go on Games Workshop!!

We want Mini-Dex Hrud: Same reasons as above really. In 40k and 30k, spread across the galaxy, very few choices required to make them a force and another army is born. 

We want plastic Sisters of Battle: It's going to happen, it has too. 

We want Rogue Traders: We know it is being planned, we have seen it in book 2 Massacre with notifications regarding a Rogue Trader list. Awesome. Bring these Characters in. 

We want Custodes: With the recent End times from GW, it could be that GW is going to plan a story shift for 40k soon. Now if this is the case, GW might be releasing a plastic Custodes range for the inevitable war on Terra, if this is the case it could also be the reason FW postponed Inferno? We know they were told they were not allowed to do Knights as GW were planning on them in plastics. 

I for one am happier with the Company than ever before (RTB01 era I first started) and just hope they continue the way they are. Just no more terrible looking childish kits please. 

Drake Seta