Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Aeronautica Imperialis: Companion review.

Today we review the Aeronautica Imperialis companion book by games workshop. 

To use this book you will need the Aeronautica Imperialis game and a force of your choice to game with. This companion supplement brings a host of new rules to the game including a new faction (the Necrons), new aircraft for existing factions and new ways to play. It also combines material which she been published in white dwarf and Warhammer community website.

Included in the new ways to play, is a set of what can be described as advanced and more in depth rules with enhanced detail for combat between Aces. The expanded damage rules section is a great alternative to utilise for games, and I can imagine people using them for grudge matches and the final Campaign mission where the Aces duke it out for a historical outcome, full of a decent Narrative detailing how they won the air war! 

It also has new ace abilities, limited ammunition reserve rules (even for unlimited firepower weapons) and a dedicated set of matchplay scenarios. 

Some of the matchplay scenarios look really interesting and the No man’s land deployments look really challenging. 

Expanded damaged table gives an alternative way of inflicting damage upon an opponents aircraft. Where before structural damage points were taken, the new system adds a bit of randomness and characterful detail to the game where damage can cause aircraft to fall into spins and take structural points, receive serious hits that cause fuel lines to rupture making the aircraft billow flames and be hit with such force that the pilot momentarily loses control and forcing it to turn to a random direction. 

It is still a fairly simple system where successful Fire power dice are re-rolled and if they are successful again, will cause A (singular) roll on the Aircraft Damage table. I am a bit surprised there is no weapon damage on the table though (reducing effectiveness of the plane’s cannons etc would have been neat). 

There are also 2 new tokens introduced in the book (permission to photocopy, no tokens in book), Smoke tokens and Flame tokens. 

Smoke tokens hinder the ability to fire in the Tailing Fire phase, but they can be removed in the End phase on a Roll higher than their handling characteristic. If it is lower there is a chance flames erupt! These too can be tackled with a roll on the handling characteristic, but a fail may lead to structure points being taken!

All in all a cool looking book which will bring a lot of visual and nail biting dog fights to the table. Really recommend it. 

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Genestealer Cults Codex review.

Hi all

So we got our hands on the Genestealer Cults codex early thanks to Games Workshop. Personally I think they have the best looking range in 40K at the moment, and I don’t think that crown is being taken away any time soon. 
We have actually decided to have the Genestealer Cults as our kids first communal army. We decided on this because they are very simple to paint with the way the models are constructed. Something as simple as a wash here or a drybrush there can make them a very good looking army.

The front cover I am a bit mixed on. The more I look at it the more I appreciate it lol. 

So with all of the Genestealer Codex, the fluff section is massive and perfect to get anyone a true taste of the army. 

It follows on to the famous cult armies. We believe that we are heading towards the Hivecult as our army of choice as the colours would be a great base for the kids to start their painting journey. 

They have rules for Cult of the four-armed Emperor, The Hivecult, The Bladed Cog, The Rusted Claw, The Pauper Princes and The Twisted Helix. 

Personally with these rules I like the Rusted Claw the most. Attacks with an AP of -1 or -2 are worsened (so an AP -1 would become AP 0) so it gives a good perk against most infantry. 

Really like the Crusade and “Path to Ascension” rules and section. When your Cult begins a path to ascension, you must create the world it will attempt to take control of. This whole system really helps you feel like you are creating a narrative for your Cult, with perks depending on victories. 

A cool book. Let the uprising begin. Thanks to GW for the Sample. 

Battle Bunnies 

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Warhammer 40K: Necron Ophydian Destroyers

Hi all. 

First minis of the year finished. 

Myself and 3 others are doing an Instagram Challenge called Nay to the Grey 2022. We are running this next to Hobby Bingo from White Dwarf recently. 

Will also be keeping track of how many miniatures I buy compared to how many I complete. 

Hopefully by the end of the year I am in negative figures!!

If you want to do the challenge with us just use the #Naytothegrey2022 in Instagram so we can see your progress too. 

Battle Bunnies. 

Monday, 3 January 2022

Warhammer 40K: New Aeldari Guardians!

Hi all

Looks like it’s going to be a great year! 

So we have new Aeldari Guardians incoming and they look great. 

So we have been waiting on these for years as the old models looked slightly dated and static. 

The faces look fantastic and look! They run!!!!

The new kit includes options to make either a squad of Guardian Defenders (including a heavy weapon platform) or a squad of Storm Guardians, with a new addition for the latter – a Serpent’s Scale Platform. The latter deflects incoming fire, allowing your squad to stroll nonchalantly across the battlefield before slicing their way through the younger races of the galaxy.

Hope we will see a lot more Aeldari lists this year now!

Drake Seta

Monday, 27 December 2021

Cursed City: Radukar the Wolf completed

Hi all, with Cursed City rerelease round the corner we have made a further push to complete our foes. 

Radukar the Wolf was quite an intimidating model to paint for me. I really can’t get fur right half of the time so just tend to hate painting them. 

I do love a red cloak after purchasing a wet palette. 

So now we just have 1 friendly to complete until all models are done :)

Battle Bunnies. 

Friday, 17 December 2021

Merry Xmas from the Battle Bunnies

Hi all

Lauren and I have been sinking our teeth into something big this year! We decided to do a Gingerbread battlefield!

This isn’t the first time I have done a Gingerhawk Gunship!

We also did a Shadowsword, a Bunker . . . 

. . . a horde or Gingerbread zombies . . . 

. . . and 2x Leman Russ Battle tanks. 

We had candy cane forests and AA nests made from meringue nests. 

It took us a day and a half to do :) but was worth it! 

Now we will live on Gingerbread for the next few weeks!

Battle Bunnies

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Warhammer 40,000 Shadow Throne

Hi all

All of the Shadow Throne miniatures are now assembled and we have had a fun few mini games to test out the characters. 

Tsk the box itself is essentially a let’s start collecting box for 2 people. There aren’t any rules on how to play or any dice/measurement strips etc. The book itself is cool and has all the rules you will need to field each faction if you have the core 40K rules. 

The conflict is set on Terra with the Imperial forces sending a total domination force to quell/sort a Genestealer Cult which has been found in the depths by chance. The narrative is really good and sets the scene well. 

There are 2 missions in the box which look like they will be fun to play. Just need to get them painted and we will go from there!

The Blade Champion is a beast. He can use 3x different techniques or blade combinations. Hurricanis is brilliant. It actually enables the Champion to have 12 attacks. Almost enough to mow through a Hybrid squad in a turn. 

Thanks to GW for the sample. 

Drake Seta 

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Necromunda: Underhive Market

Hi all

We have been working through the new Necromunda Underhive Market terrain. 

It’s has taken us a good week to paint, but the best thing is, as there is so much in the box, you find yourself flitting from piece to piece as you paint whilst you wait for other parts to dry. 

The staining on the fabric was a bit of a hard thing to achieve. Best to Google tent stains to see how best to get fabric stains. I firstly made an Agrax Earthshade and water mix to paint directly into the gaps and it actually gave a quite good tent staining effect, but not so much a shading effect. So I went and did Agrax with Lahmian to not get the tidemark effect for the recesses. 

Sponge the edges of the fabric with a little bit of Typhus corrosion to get a nice effect. 

Mung vases, Recaf and chests of bits

Lots of lovely generators too. 

Totally worth it. Might get another too!!

Battle Bunnies.