Friday, 20 January 2017

New Releases 20/01/2017

Hi guys,

Looks like this week is dedicated to the Legio Custodes. The contemptor and grav attack from the open day a few weeks back are now available for pre-orders.
Galatus Dreadnought
Custodes Pallas Grav Tank
Grav Attack Bundle
 Legio Custodes Collection Bundle
(another useful way to get a squad of Custodians without paying for a full Burning of Prospero box)

I can't wait to see what will be coming out at the weekender as I expected these to be released fully that weekend!

Until next time,

Hector Cephas

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Freki and Geri, posed without scenic base?

Hi all

With the Primarch of the VI Legion almost finished on my table, I thought I would assemble his Wolf Kin. 

Nooooow. . . I do love a good scenic base for display purposes, but I am more a fan of not transporting dead Legionaires that are not present on the current Battlefield around with my models. Sooooo Freki and Geri maiming beautifully sculpted Thousand Sons on a pre-Heresy battlefield is just not for me. 
The problem that presents itself to me is: They are designed to be. . . . 

So Wolf 1 "Freki" looks like this

The claws on the paws are clearly designed to to be applying pressure on something. 





Wolf 2 "Geri" looks like this



Geri is not so much of a problem compared to Freki, but her paw is also in a position where she is pushing off of something. 

Here are some wolves and big cats either leaping or striking. 




I feel their paws need to be regarded as Lion-like instead of wolf like due to their scale. As you can see the fingers are not bunched up, but are extended to strike. I might be reading into this too much, but I feel like I need to alter them. 

What do you think?

Drake Seta

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Weekly Progress report 15/01/2017

Hi all. 

Let's see what we have done this week. 

Hector has been bringing order to chaos, gathering parts ahead of his World Eaters project. Forge World order should be arriving some time next week with the remaining upgrades he requires. Next week he will have pictures of assembled units for you all to see!

Darien has nearly completed his first 360 points of the year! He has been working on his Sylvaneth Kurnoth Hunters and should have them done in the next couple of days.


Atia did some more work on the Skavenblight Scramblers this week - the last 5 Gal Vorbaks got also some silver primer. Thanks to warpstorm-problems - no pictures for now 😞

Drake, Kaelo, Aveinus, Ikthelion and Castiel have been busy with life so no progress sadly. 



Saturday, 14 January 2017

Ikthelion Orthos – An Introduction

Hi everyone! I’m Ikthelion Orthos and I’m thrilled to have been asked to help contribute to the Battle Bunnies community. Catching up with what has been happening on this blog has been part of a daily routine for me for a long time, and I’m really excited to be getting involved with such a great group of hobbyists in the awesome setting that is the Horus Heresy.


I’ve been playing 40k for ages, starting back at the tender age of 11 years old after walking into my local Games Workshop armed with birthday money which was burning a hole in my pocket. I walked out soon afterwards with the 3rd Edition starter box (Space Marines and Dark Eldar) and set about painting my first army – the Ultramarines. Well… perhaps ‘painting’ is a bit of a strong word… I certainly put paint (lots of paint!) on the models, but I’m not sure that much skill was involved!

Since then, I’ve had a go at collecting virtually every 40k army going. I am sadly what my friends describe as a “hobby butterfly” – I thought they were being really nice, until I realised they meant that all I did was flit from one project to another without ever making any progress. Having recognised this, I’m (trying to be) a reformed hobbyist – I’m sticking to one project at a time from now on and not letting my imagination run away to the hobby store with my wallet!

All of this was going perfectly well with a (new) 40k Ultramarines army until my friend who you know as Darien Vasco comes out with words to the effect of ‘you should look at getting into Horus Heresy’, whilst dragging me into the Forgeworld Store at Warhammer World. I’ve never forgiven him.

My Test Model

After losing far too much time looking at the pretty resin models, I got myself a 10 man Tactical Squad in Mk III Iron Armour. I decided that my Legion would be the Iron Warriors, as I was continuing with my 40k Ultramarines and it seemed silly to have the same army in two game systems. I started designing armies, and before long I had 3,000pts of Iron Warriors planned and mostly purchased. I managed to paint one (singular, solo, lonesome) Legionnaire in Iron Warriors colours before my old hobby butterfly tendencies reasserted themselves and I was already looking elsewhere for another project!

After a lengthy and sustained bullying campaign, Darien managed to have my mind focussed on the Heresy once again, but by this stage I had jettisoned the 40k Ultramarines in favour of another project (and it genuinely pains me to admit I can’t even remember which army this was!). I thought I’d have a go at building an Ultramarine Legion army and set about planning a mechanised list for the boys in blue. Around this sort of time, I met Kaelo and some of the other Bunnies at the Forgeworld Open Day – I’d never been to one of these events before and I really can’t recommend them enough. Kaelo and I got talking about all things Ultramarine, and I even managed to purloin details of the paint scheme he was looking to use for his army!

Just prior to all of this happening, I’d managed to convince another friend to get into the Horus Heresy so we could build Legions alongside each other. I had failed to consider that this friend is in fact a hobby machine and churns units out at an alarming rate – quickly leaving my paltry few painted Ultramarines in the dust whilst he was rapidly approaching 2k painted in just a few short months. Deciding that I would need an army that’s quicker and easier to paint, I decided to revert back to my old planned Iron Warriors list, and put the Ultramarines on hold. Each time I’ve had a hobby wobble since and thought about a new project, this friend has given me such an intimidating and judgemental look that I quickly scuttle back to my painting table to continue working on the IVth  Legion!

Tactical Legionary

Meeting the Bunnies at the Open Day was brilliant – They’re a great bunch of hobbyists who really care about the background of the Heresy. I’m looking forward to getting involved in some of the planned campaigns this year; it’ll be good to play a series of missions that are linked together with some solid background to really push the theme of the Heresy… and my brave Iron Warriors will get to shoot some dastardly Imperial Fists! Unfortunately my army has got a long way to go before it’s all painted, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted with my progress.  

Kaelo and Drake were clearly scraping the barrel when they asked me to contribute to this fantastic blog, but I’ll be aiming to bring you regular painting and hobby updates for the Iron Warriors, all the while being bitter about it as only a son of Perturabo can!

Cheers!


Ikthelion

Disciples of Tzeentch Review

Hi all


Here is a link to our Age of Sigmar sister site 'Age of Warhammer' where you can check out our review of the new Battletome by Games Workshop.

Check it out :)


Stay fluffy

Kaelo

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Lady Atia - plans for 2017

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Today I want to talk about my plans for 2017 - as you may know, I'm going to tackle the XVth legion for our Prospero Campaign and beyond, so this will be my big focus this year!


The first two months will be used to finish more units for my Word Bearers - I would like to get five more Gal Vorbak aswell as five Ashen Circle done. I'm also currently working on my first Blood Bowl team - the Skavenblight Scramblers.

Once I got my hands on Inferno, I'll be able to plan my Thousand Sons in detail - for now I have a rough outline:



HQ:
- Ahriman
- Iskandar Khayon and Gyre
- Legion Praevian with 2 Cataphract Automata

Troops:
- Legion Tactical Veterans with Rhino (10)
- Legion Tactical Veterans (10)
- Legion Tartarus Terminators, Scarab Occult (5-10)
- Legion Tartarus Terminators, Scarab Occult (5-10)
- Legion Tactical Support Squad with Rhino (10 with flamers)
- Legion Tactical Support Squad (5-10, with rotor cannons)

Elite:
- Destroyer Squad, jump-packs (10)
- Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought
- 3 Rapier

Fast Attack:
- 2 Javelins

Heavy Support:
- Heavy Support Squad (5 with autocannons)

Lord of War:
- Magnus the Red

I added some more Terminators and Support Marines to my starter list from december - and I decided to do Iskandar Khayon - prior to the Rubric, but after Prospero - alongside his tutelary Gyre. I hope to finish a small starter force 'till summer!

There are also two big models I want to finish this year - Daemonprimarch Magnus aswell as a Lord of Change (maybe Kairos or my own version of M'Kachen - not sure yet!).


I'm really looking forward to the next months - and I can't wait to defend Prospero against Drake's puppies :P

Regards,
Lady Atia


Monday, 9 January 2017

Hector Cephas; New Year, New Legion

 
Hi all,

As you may have seen last week, I will be starting a new legion project this year - the World Eaters! Oh yes, the angry men in white and blue (hidden underneath all the gore) charging across the battlefield, hacking apart anything that stands in their way.

If you recall, I did a post in December about how I would do the legion and I have somewhat changed my mind based off the comments I received. In short...

DROP PODS!!!

I've wanted to do a drop pod themed army for quite a while and I think it suits the World Eaters quite nicely. To give you an idea what I am going for, here is my proposed army list (~3k points):

HQs:
  • Kharn the Bloody (RoW: Orbital Assault)
  • Legion Centurion (Primus Medicae - a.k.a. Kargos)
Troops:
  • Legion Tactical Squad (10 men, chain axes, sergeant has a power weapon, drop pod)
  • Legion Tactical Squad (10 men, chain axes, sergeant has a power weapon, drop pod)
  • Legion Tactical Squad (10 men, chain axes, sergeant has a power weapon, drop pod)
  • Legion Tactical Squad (10 men, chain axes, sergeant has a power weapon, drop pod)
Elites:
  • Veteran Tactical Squad (8 men, chain axes, sergeant has a power weapon, drop pod)
  • Legion Terminator Squad (10 men, mixture of pairs of lightning claws, chain fists and power fists)
  • Red Butchers (10 men, pairs of power axes, sergeant has twin chain fists)
Fast Attack:
  • Anvillus Pattern Dreadclaw Drop Pod
Heavy Support:
  • Leviathan Siege Dreadnought (claw and siege drill, heavy flamers, dreadnought drop pod)
Lord of War:
  • Angron

The idea is that Angron will go in the Anvillus by himself (as per Betrayer as he used to get strapped into his own drop pod - who would want to share a pod with him when the nail bite after all!) and that leaves me with 6 other units in drop pods and 2 deep striking terminator armoured units - 4 pods arrive turn 1, 3 pods and the terminators arrive (hopefully) soon after. If I wish to play a 2k game, I just need to drop Angron, the Anvillus and the Red Butchers and for 2.5k I can either drop Angron and the Anvillus or the Red Butchers!


I hope to have this ready for Throne of Skulls in March which might be a bit ambitious but what the hell, it will be a good challenge! What do you guys think?

Until next time,

Hector Cephas

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Weekly Progress Report 08/01/2017

So. One week down into 2017. Let's see what the gang has been up to. You may want to rewind a week to see what our current yearly goals are.

As Kaelo said yesterday, he has restarted his Ultramarine project and has been spending the last week trimming and assembling 70 men and a tank. He has done quite well as he has even managed to spray it all black as of today! Here is a picture of one of his converted Invictarii.

Aveinus has been taking a break from 30k, but has still been spending a lot of time painting some Ironjawz for an upcoming Aos event. Once finished he'll be back to 30k but keep an eye out for his next post where he will be showing you what new 30k project he'll be working on next!



Hector has been having a bit of a break from Heresy projects over the festive period. He has painted up a blood bowl team that he likes to call the Buchafen Bees.
Over the next few weeks he will be ordering in all the parts he needs for his World Eaters project.



Darien has also been on a Heresy break. He has been spending the time painting Sylvaneth. He has nearly finished 6 Kurnoth Hunters and once they are done he will begin building some Emperor's Children!



Atia used the past weeks to paint the first members of the famous Skavenblight Scramblers!

I have been working hard on work recently (but still found some time for Leman Russ). He is only about 6 hours from being finished now. 
I have washed his Wolf kin too. 



What have you got done this week?

Drake Seta

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Kaelo Rylanus; Ultramarine Project Finally Begins! (Again)

Hello everybunny!

I hope that Christmas and New Year has gone well for you all!

Today is my first post of the year and I thought I would outline the first 3-4 months worth of projects for on the Battle Bunnies. I have now finalised my Ultramarine colour scheme and am mega happy with the results! More on that in my next post.


So, sometimes the best motivation for a project is to set some goals and that is exactly what I have done! I have a ticket for the Doubles weekend at the end of January and the Throne of Skulls at the end of March. As such, I have the goal of 1000pts to complete in the next 3 weeks!!! I started assembly just after Christmas and I have now completed 60 odd models to a sprayable standard. I will be spraying them black tomorrow (so check out the WPR) and airbrushing the first coat in Monday. I would like to have 1-2 squads done by the end of next weekend. That will be a great start!


I will also be doing some tanks and other bits in the not too distant future which will hopefully mean that I will have a good chunk primed for the Throne of Skulls preparation lol.

Optimistic goals but fingers crossed I will achieve them.

I hope you have enjoyed my brief post. I will have something more substantial next time and will return to my new post format.

Stay fluffy,

Kaelo!

Friday, 6 January 2017

New releases 06/01/2017

Hi all

A good one for Mech and Knight fans this week. 



Some Taghmata transfers!


Some very nice Knight heads too. I am a big fan of cosmetic upgrades when it comes to the Forge World releases. 

This is my favourite. Very Mars Beta. . .

Why green, white and yellow though?

A good head for the Mechanicum. 

Drake Seta