Thursday, 24 July 2014

Word Bearer Characters

Hi all

With the coming campaign just round the corner, I would like to share with you guys what characters I am planing on doing for my word bearers, and maybe get a little advise.

Now I would be stupid not to use the characters that forge world have been nice enough to do for me, so Erebus and Kor Phaeron will be making appearances. So that just leaves two more to do.

Since I am not very good or a fan of just making new people up, I done some research to try and fine some reasonably unknown characters that would have played a big part in the pre heresy word bearers. I came across some 2 people that I found quite intriguing. Halik-gar and Maedro Vessar. Both of these are mentioned in the forge world Horus Heresy books. 

It states that Halik-gar was the High Herald of the legion and the commander before they were reunited with Lorgar. So straight away I was interested. It also states that a Herald was clad in black armour, his face hidden by a skull helm and bearing the eagle-winged mace. Now remember earlier when I said that I was looking for a little advise? The reason for this is because I am very inexperienced with playing Space Marines, so I was  looking for advise in what kind of HQ this guy should be and what should I equip him with, are there any eagle-winged maces you know off?

Maedro Vessar
For this guy, it just states that he is an iconoclast. Now I'm not sure if this just refers to the fact he is a word bearer as the legions informal name is the Iconoclast, or whether it is referring to the commander or an Ashen Circle squad, also know as an Iconoclast. Which that in mind I though it would be a good idea to have a HQ who could be a leader of the Ashen Circle. So this guy would need to have a jump pack, but the rest could really be anything. So again, what kind of HQ do you think this guy should be and which what equipment? 

Please comment below as I would much appreciate to know what you guys think. 

Thank you and take care :-) 

Targel Vypus

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Details from Warhammer Fest!!

Hey all!!

I must admit I have been exceptionally excited (which usually only leads to disappointment lol) over the announcement of the new event and here are some new details from the GW website:

Warhammer Fest 
  • Saturday 11th October 2014
  • Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK
  • FREE car parking adjacent to the venue 

Warhammer Fest is a celebration of everything about the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000; the miniatures, the backgrounds, the stories and the games. You will encounter fantastic miniatures displays, seminars by our design teams, in-depth demonstrations and inspiring Design Studio displays.

You will also be able to pick up the latest releases from Games Workshop, Forge World and Black Library, including many items available for the first time over the weekend, along with exclusive event only merchandise. With such a wide range of activities, you can plan your day around specific elements, or just enjoy whatever grabs your attention.

Things to See and Do

Seminars - We will be hosting a series of seminars featuring a panel of experts from Forge World, Black Library and Games Workshop. Each seminar will focus on a specific topic and we will be repeating certain ones each day, so you can choose to attend them when it best suits your plans.

Design Teams - Black Library, Forge World and the Games Workshop Design Studios will all have areas at Warhammer Fest so you can meet the dedicated teams that bring to life the worlds we all love. This is your chance to chat with them and ask any burning questions about Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, as well as seeing their work up close and personal.

Demo Pods - These dedicated areas are spread throughout the venue and each offers a specific activity such as: painting demonstrations, gaming tactics and a series of presentations covering a range of subjects.

Archives - The miniatures we love today have a rich history behind them, so dig into the Games Workshop Archives with us to see how they’ve developed over the years. We’ll have a variety of displays on show so you can get nostalgic over classic miniatures, art and publications, and debate with your mates about your old favourites.


Things to take Home

Black Library - The brand new Horus Heresy book, Death and Defiance will be on sale at Warhammer Fest for the first time anywhere in the world. This anthology collects together five stories set across the battlefields of the Horus Heresy, and includes brand new fiction from Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Nick Kyme, James Swallow, Andy Smillie and Guy Haley.

There will be a range of pre-release titles, event exclusive art prints and more.

Forge World - Visit the popular Forge World sales area for pre-release items, including a brand new book and new models not on release anywhere else; details will be revealed nearer the event. Over the weekend you can also buy from Forge World’s vast range of models and books as well as event only miniatures, t-shirts, hoodies, bags and mugs.

Citadel - You’ll have access to the Games Workshop range at Warhammer Fest, enabling you to add the latest Citadel miniatures, books and other products to your collections.

Art Prints - Admire a gallery of art prints celebrating the stunning visual work of our design teams, with artwork showing detail beyond what you see in our publications. And if there’s something you really like, you’ll be able to buy exclusive prints of many of the pieces over the weekend.

Exclusive Event Merchandise - Get an exclusive memento of your experience with event only products to use in your games and show off to your friends.

If you want to be part of this extravaganza of all things Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, then get your ticket now as we have strictly limited numbers available for each day.

Summary by Khall Sithis:

So - there is a new anthology available from Black Library at the event for the first time; set in the Horus Heresy timeline! I will be up to date by then and it will be great to finally be able to read the most current book!

Forge World will have a new book there; could this be the next Horus Heresy book? I hope so, but highly doubt it. My belief is that it will either be a new Imperial Armour or an updated Imperial Armour!

Could the next Primarch be there too? I heard that someone has mentioned the Night Haunter...

So, what do you all think? Are you excited? Will you be there? What will be FWs next book? Could Konrad Curze REALLY be around the corner?

Khall Sithis

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

I'm the biggest and the badist!

After completing my work on the Iron Hands that will be attacking the Karus sector I have once again started to become hyper aggressive and loud for loudness sake. Yes that's right folks it's WAAAGH! Time.

Today's project was to bring the ork boys to the size needed for the campaign

I already had around 3000 points of orks before starting the heresy and they will more then double in size over the next few months. Here is the list that we will be fielding.

Warboss in mega armour: bosspole; cybork body; gitfinda 115
Mek: kustom mega-slugga; killsaw; grot oiler 60
Weirdboy: Psyker (Mastery Level 2) 70
Big Mek in mega armour: tellyporta blasta 100

30 Boyz: Boss Nob (power klaw; bosspole) 220
30 Boyz: Boss Nob (power klaw; bosspole) 220

9 Meganobz: 5× 2 killsaws; 2× kombi-weapon with rokkit launcha, power klaw; 2× kombi-weapon with skorcha, power klaw 430

5 Deffkoptas: 5× twin-linked rokkit launcha 150
Dakkajet: twin-linked supa shoota; red paint job 135

Morkanaut: kustom force field; extra armour; grot riggers 310
15 Lootas 210
Deff Dread: kustom mega-blasta; skorcha; grot riggers; extra armour 110
3 Killa Kans: rokkit launcha; grotzooka; kustom mega-blasta; 3× grot riggers; 3× extra armour 205
4 Mek Gunz: lobba; 2× bubblechukka; smasha gun; + 8× Gretchin 108
Gorkanaut 245

Fluffy: 4× Big Shoota 545
Stompa 770

4.003 points

Incase you were wondering, Fluffy is my pet Gargantuan Squigoth and will take pride of place stomp'in through any stoopid 'umans wat gits in er way

There is much more to come for the orks so keep your eyes peeled.

Mega Nob

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Horus Heresy Previews from the Warhammer 40,000 Openday

Hi all

Not a lot to show really; just 3 new Contemptors

Iron Warriors:

Night Lords

Raven Guard

Hope you like!

Khall Sithis

RIP Games Day - Warhammer Fest Information!!


As Drake stated earlier - it seems that Games Day is no more! 

To confirm this I have the following information:

Warhammer Fest will be a 2 day event covering the 11th and 12th of October!!
The usual will be there - Forge World, Black Library and Golden Daemon.
There will be a massive variety of seminars and events; you will need to go both days to do it all!!
Tickets are £20 each day!
Golden Daemon will be on display on the Sunday!
It will be a smaller event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry!
You can go just the one day and pick and choose your seminars or go both days - like me!! Lol

Tickets in hand!

Khall Sithis from Bugmans!



Reporting from Warhammer World is Khall Sithis and he has just confirmed that there is no Gamesday this year. 

We have a new Premier event going forward called Warhammer-fest. It is in October and tickets are on sale at the 40k Openday today. 

Rip Gamesday. It was special. 

Khall Sithis c/o
Drake Seta

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Warhammer 40,000 Open Day

Hi all

Keep up with me today as I write a report about anything 30k related from the Warhammer 40,000 Open Day! I think we may see a new Primarch today! Stay tuned!


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Mechanicum Goals for the Battle Bunnies

Hi there Ladies, Gentlemen and Bunnies. 

So with all the great looking minis coming out for the Cogboys; our gaming group has managed to put a list of what we want to purchase for our Communal Mechanicum force.  

Archmagos Prime: Archaeotech pistol; Corposant stave; Rad Cleanser; Conversion beamer; Augury Scanner; Cyber-Familiar; Melta bombs; Infravisor; Rad grenades; Cortex controller; Abeyant; Djinn-skein (if warlord) 335
Archmagos Dominus: Volkite Serpenta; Rad Cleanser; Machinator array; Augury scanner; Mechanicum Protectiva; Cyber-Familiar; Melta bombs; Infravisor 170

Magos Reductor: Archaeotech pistol; Meltagun; Servo-arm; Augury scanner; Mechanicum Protectiva; Melta bombs; 1 Phosphex bomb 130

2 Myrmidon Secutors: Maxim Bolter; Volkite Charger; Graviton Gun; Phased plasma Fusil; Myrmidon Lord (Maxim Bolter; Graviton Gun) 200

9 Thallax Cohort: 1:3 Multi-melta; 2× 1:3 Photon Thruster 560
Triaros Armoured Conveyor: 2× Hunter killer missiles; Extra armour; Smoke Launchers 155
3 Thallax Cohort 165

5 Castellax: Infravisor 450
3 Castellax: 3× Two Flamers; 3× Two Battle-Automata Power Blades; 3× Multi-Melta; Frag grenades 315
10 Adsecularis Covenant: Carapace Armour; Induction Chargers 70
10 Adsecularis Covenant: Mitralocks; Carapace Armour 55
3 Ursarax Cohort 155

3 Vorax Maniple: Frag grenades 240

2 Myrmidon Destructors: Volkite Culverin; Photon thruster Cannon; Myrmidon Lord (Conversion Beamer) 215
1 Thanatar: Enhanced Targeting Array 255
2 Krios Battle Tank Squadron: Pulsar-fusil; 1 Volkite sentinel; 2 Volkite sentinels; Hunter killer missile; 2× Extra armour; Anbaric claw 350

3,820 points

This does mark out our goals up to Book 3. Most of it has been purchased and we are looking forward to all dipping in to our collective mini pot. 
As many of us are big Knight fans we have decided not to put Knights into the Mechanicum list and instead let them be done as separate Knight houses. I am myself doing a House Raven house with my Brother Khall and Mega Nob is doing a Mechanicum house too. 
The Krios is near complete now too. Hopefully it will be wrapped up swiftly after getting back from France. 

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Drake Seta. 

Friday, 18 July 2014

March of the colossus

This week I have put the finishing touches to my favorite non primarch models in my army, the contemptors.

This is the Iron Hands specific chassis and was an absolute dream to paint. The head especially was really fun.

This is the relic chassis and is equipped with a kheres assault cannon and a plasma blaster in his fist.

And last but not least is this guy here, this is the standard chassis and I have equipped him as a pure combat monstrosity with a heavy flamer and graviton gun in his fists.

These collossus will be the armored fist that pulverizes all enemy's of the imperium.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Legions on Parade: Tom Leu's Word Bearers

Here we have Tom Leu's fantastic Word Bearers. 

It was done with a black undercoat, Rhinox hide, Khorne red and highlighted with Evil Sunz scarlet. It was then washed with Carroburg Crimson and after that Nuln oil.

The Legion on parade. 

Lorgar Aurellian painted exceptionally well. 

Whirlwind Scorpius. 

Love the scripture on the armour. 

And on this great Sicaran. 

The first Heretic Kor Phaeron and Erebus. 

Land Raider with Dozor blade. 

A beautifully modified Terminator squad. 

You can have your Legion on Legion on Parade next Wednesday, just follow links on the left. 

Drake Seta