Monday, 30 November 2020

Ode to the Macrocarid Explorator

Hi all

An utter shame. This gorgeous tank was removed from the Forge World product list a short while ago. It was in my opinion an absolutely beautiful vehicle and really wanted to get my hands on two or three of them.  



Not 100% sure why this got cut, as it was such a new kit and it felt as though it did not even have a chance in the outside world. The design was exceptional. Everything from the tracks, which were different to most, to the side hatches. It is a pure work of Mechanicum art. 


This next to the Caestus Assault Ram, are the two kits I really would like to see them release again. 

Drake Seta



Sunday, 29 November 2020

Blood Bowl Season 2; a few games in

Hi all

We have had a good few games now with the teams. 

The Black Orcs are fantastic, they can really throw their opponents around with the Grab technique. 


The Nobles have got some good skills against them too. Fend is brilliant as it really prevents Orcs from following up after pushing them. 


The Skaven are still pretty damn good against the Black Orcs, and Gutter Runners just dance over them. The Goblins are very good though (top shelf Gobbos). 



Not played with the Star Players yet, but looking forward to it. 

I do wish we could pick up the ball with a +1 modifier though!

Drake Seta

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Codex Supplement: Blood Angels review

Hi all

Got the new Blood Angels Supplement in hand and it’s lush. 


It’s got a lot of info about how the Red Thirst and the Black Rage and how it effects the new Primaris range (with some Primaris being inducted into the Death Company). 

Lemartes is still kicking along (on borrowed time as surely his formidable Willpower cannot keep the rage at bay indefinitely). 



Captain Tycho can be fielded in both Gold and Black flavours (post 3rd war of Armageddon). The Forlorn Hero (Aura) is  awesome if you are fielding a large Death Company force. 

Dante and Seth really should be Primaris’d up soon (in my opinion) as they are both great characters. 

The Flesh Tearers have a little section which is excellent as they are such a beautiful army. They even have two Strategems in the book and 3 Warlord Traits. 



Another good book. Would be good to have some painting guides in there too though. 

Drake. 











Friday, 27 November 2020

Legio Vulcanum: Dark Fire Banners

Hi all

Had to get some banners prepared for my Girlfriend for her Warhounds and Warlord. She collects Legio Vulcanum Dark Fire in 28mm scale. 

It’s always quite difficult to get the banners CAD’d up from grainy images, but feel I got these pretty damn close (including assumptions of what a Warhound banner would look like). 



I have wrapped up Lords of Ruin now too. 

Great fun as always. 

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Blood Bowl 2020 unboxing

Hi all

We have been fortunate enough to receive a new copy of the excellent Blood Bowl game. We will be putting some more info up in the coming days and our opinions of the new rules. :)

We have put two unboxing videos up so you can have a little look. 







Battle Bunnies

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

underhive Informant reveals Phyrr Cat

Hi all

Look at this incredible new model coming for House Escher soon. 


Two different designs of pure awesome! Even better than the art work. 
Well done Forge World!


Hope Mulieres Mortis will be getting some soon!!

Battle Bunnies. 




Sunday, 8 November 2020

Warhammer AoS Broken Realms: Morathi

Hi all

Have received another Broken Realms book, this one is about Morathi. 


Another nice and relatively thick book at 120 pages. 


I am always a massive fan of Campaign books, thicker the better with as few Forces as possible, but the narrative of this works for those involved :)



This really gives a Van Hellsing esque feel to the Battalion, where you are properly on the Hunter for abominations!




Morathi-Khaine is a lovely model with some fun rules too. 









Sunday, 25 October 2020

Crucible of Retribution review

Crucible of retribution review


Hi all. Been reading through the new Crucible of Iron book recently which we have been sent.




The previous book was absolutely awesome for content so I have been really looking forward to this one and it does not disappoint. 






The Cataclysm of Iron was the name given to the apocalyptic war that raged between Forge Worlds within the Belt of Iron, a region of space stretching across the Segmentum Tempestus and Pacificus. This is good as these areas feel genuinely quiet when it comes to the general Horus Heresy conflict zones. 


The book introduces Legios; Venator, Laniaskara, Kulisaetai, Tritonis and Damicum.




 



It is also the first time you can see Background for Legio Ignatum (one of the Triad Ferrum, and which closely garrisons Terra). 


Legio’s Astraman and Atarus are also in this book (Astraman is a Legio from old Epic days). 




A little while ago Knight House Vextrix was introduced in the Chaos Codex and it is nice that it has been covered and introduced in the Horus Heresy now too (they had strong ties to Mortis I recall). 






The other really cool thing is that there are 15 new battles which can be fought on Death Worlds, Forge Worlds and Hive Worlds!! It’s good to see terrain other than usual city terrain. 




Thanks for reading. 


Drake. 

Saturday, 24 October 2020

House of Iron Book review

Hi all. 


Been sent a copy of Necromunda House of Iron to review. It is the new Orlock gang book and has some very cool content. So let’s have a little peak. 




Love Wild Snake!!




Gang Terrain. 

As with the two before, House of Iron also has an Orlock specific terrain option. This is an altar to the Necromunda’s Road Gods. They take a scrap crawler, war rig etc and turn it into a big shrine festooned with wheels and highway 99 road signs. Oh and it still packs a couple of turrets. The conversion opportunities would be great. 






Big Bar Brawl

Basically imagine your gang goes out clubbing for the night and a rival gang appears at the same place. You are a bit more top of Underhive so there was no need to bring guns or armour, more handbag and fancy chains. 

The game replaces movement phase with drinking phase where you can either drink and add 1 to your toughness, but your WS is reduced. The gangs can take up to 4 drinks (I assume they are stronger than ours). 

The gang which has no one standing (the way I read this is it also means prone and pinned are counted as not standing) in the end phase is the winner. 

This actually looks like good fun and I am wondering if it can be paired with a responsible drinking game in real life too (maybe Centurion with beer or similar). 



But obviously, drink responsibly unless you are a model in the Underhive!


Noble Lord

The rules for the Noble Lord are quite good, are very good and can be chosen for free with the usual Gang Alliance rules. He feels more like a decent bounty hunter than a Noble whom has had his life of privilege and kin wiped out. 

His choices in his Equipment list are fantastic. 

As with other allied factions there are some cons to having him as part of your gang, mainly that you have to give him some of your cash (possibly to fund his old addiction to priceless Nicknacks). 





As with the other House books, this one has some good info about the gangs origins and their day to day operations. 




There are also full rules for the Guild of coin to be utilised as an ally. 



Hangers on

Prize Fighter (Orlock): Basically he is a bare knuckle boxer like Gorgeous George in Snatch. You make money from him (unless he gets knocked out or killed). He feels like more of an investment hanger on where you can get some pretty good income from him (an average of 30 or 40 credits after each battle if you enter him into a fight). 


Grease Monkey: 

These can boost your Brutes (attacks and movement statistics) but there is a risk they lose a wound. They also can overcharge the Jump Boosters. 


Bullet Merchant: 

This can also be used by other gangs for a higher premium. 



All in all, another cracking book. It is full of awesome content and I’m sure I will be reading it for weeks. 

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Warhammer AOS Mega Gargant review.

Hi there. 

Regarding Battletome :
At first it’s a small battle tomb, not surprising really as there is only 4 units but the tomb it self is of good quality unlike the 40k rule book. The pages feel substantial and unlikely to rip. 






The Contents is great. Full of background and fluff with all the war scrolls for all the Gargants. There is a section in there to really make your Gargant a real Individual, with a name generator and quirks for those of you that really like the narrative of games.  




The how to paint section is well set out with tips on how to paint parts and what paints to use ( my only criticism is that all the Techniques in the tomb use contrast paints, I personally don’t like the finish of these but that’s just me being an old crusty ) meaning you can get good table top level results fast and you’ll have a Gargant to be proud of. 





The other great thing about the Gargants is anyone can use one as a mercenary. So no matter what force you have or to what alliance there is a Gargant for you. Brilliant. 







The rules are laid out nicely and reading through them you can make a real impact by having one of these in your force. 

In all another fantastic addition to the tomb Library.  

The model
The kit it’s self again is of normal high quality. With a buttload of bit and bobs to potentially Customise and Gargant or any other man eater giants or their bases. Each start with the same torso and legs then you add what ever bits of the Gargant you have chosen. 




Each Variant has its Unique parts. The Kraken-eater is leaned towards the maritime theme with parts of boat and a tentacle of an octopus hanging from its belt. The warstomper leads it’s self to all out war with wearing bits of other races armour and shields with an almighty club to cause damage with. The gatebreaker has parts of, well gate on him. With his hood he fits the part of looking like a death bringer. This fits nicely with the fact certain Gargants can only be aligned certain factions of you want to use one as a mercenary. The gatebraker can be use with the alliance of death or destruction, the warstomper with Chaos and destruction and the Kraken-eater with Order and destruction. Seems like destroying things it what the Gargants Excel at. You can have a force of just mega Gargants and man eaters if you so wish and you can have any type you want. 









All the options look amazing but the Warstopmer is the one I’m going for as I have a Chaos force. Looking forward to getting him fully painted. With the speed of my painting could be a while.

The leftovers. 

Size Comparison. 

Thanks. 

John H.