Monday, April 9, 2018

Blog's not dead, i'm just lazy

Hey guys, welcome back! Recently i've been feeling the Warhammer blues. I really miss the Warhammer universe, and I thought I would write a short update on what i've been up to and what i've seen that looks exciting.

You KNOW it's true.

To kick things off I saw that Games Workshop is finally releasing their own roster program on the community website. This is long overdue. I think they said it might only use the power point system, but if that is true it's a good start.

Finally

The whole point of these programs is convenience and getting a game going as fast as possible. I just wish they had bought out that guy that made the webtool. The one they shut down back when 8th edition came out. 
RIP

I mean, just look how neat a clean that roster program looked. It even had pictures of the models and everything. Games workshop really dropped the ball on this one. Should have bought him off. Although I heard he got shut down for "taking donations".

Old faithful (Battlescribe)

Battlescribe has picked up the slack since 7th edition. This app use to be the slowest, laggiest, crashy-est, pile of garbage. It's still not the most intuitive app to get running, but it works pretty well once you get it going. Hopefully GW is taking notes on what these programs did right, and more importantly, what they did wrong.

In other news, some new models came out. My favorite so far is the new mini-knight model. It looks awesome. GW needs some new video games so we can see these things animated and in action!

This thing is awesome

Well, that's about all I have time for. I've been thinking about what to make a video on next, stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Red Corsairs Showcase

Welcome back to the blog! Today we will take a look at my incredible chaos army in all it's dark glory. This is long over due, so let's jump in!

The Army

The whole thing is about 5000pts. last time I counted, but I think that included various upgrades to the units. 

From left to right we got:

Daemon Prince of Nurgle
some Daemons of Khorne
Nurgle, and Tzeentch
A Hellbrute from Dark Vengeance
A Pretty awesome Maulerfiend i'm very proud of
A single Obliterator (poor guy)
Couple of rhinos that I haven't quite finished all the magnetic components for
20 of my 25 Chaos Space Marines
Five of my eight Chaos Terminators
Various commanders
Havocs with missiles and a banner
A unit the Chaos Raptors (my personal favorite)
20 of my 50 cultists

Not included in the picture, but will hopefully be added eventually is a Heldrake, Chaos Knight Titan, a few more commanders, and the aforementioned missing units.

Huron Blackheart leads his warband!

I'm quite proud of the paint job on these guys. I can't take credit for assembling some of them as a good chunk of them were a gift. Also the Screamers, Bloodletters, and Plaguebearers were painted by my good buddy Zac! He's a fantastic painter, and dare I say, my protege. Although he was mostly self taught and can probably paint better than me now! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed! More to come.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Getting ready for the new Codex

With the new space marine codex not far away, I am excited to see how the new marines fit into the codex. We all know that the primaris marines seemingly got a new rank exclusive to them. However, after I saw a video of someone reviewing the new book, I noticed that Lieutenants were no longer exclusive! How exciting.

Non-Primaris Lieutenant

I know everyone's all excited for primaris marines, but I already have a massive collection of mini-marines. I'm not super eager to run out and buy a million more space marines. So I was quite pleased to see some of the new cheese found its way into my realm. I immediately set to converting a captain I never used into a Lieutenant. Demoted!

 The new Lieutenant

Freehand detail

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lt. Varras Rescue Mission Update for 8th Edition

So I figured it was about time to update the Rescue mission for 8th edition. I've made some small changes to the rules to improve balance.

Custom rules for Lt. Varras

Varras starts out inside a bunker. The bunker cannot be destroyed. The bunker is placed 1" outside the center of the enemy deployment zone. The Rescue player can choose for Lt. Varras to leave the bunker in any movement phase. Lt. Varras must leave the bunker on turn 4. Lt. Varras counts as having been disembarked from a vehicle on the turn he leaves the bunker. Once he leaves the bunker he cannot re-enter the bunker. Lt. Varras must be in the Rescuer's deployment zone when the game ends to count as having been saved. If the enemy army successfully kills Varras, the mission is over and the rescue has failed.

You can modify the winning conditions for a campaign by including Major and Minor victories. Major victory can be scored for the "enemy" player by capturing Varras instead of killing him. You can apprehend Varras by moving any a minimum of 3 infantry models within 1" of Varras. Less than 3 infantry models can only attack varras in close combat. While Varras is apprehended, he moves under the control of the "enemy" player. Varras is captured if he ends the game within the enemy deployment zone.

If you have this old model laying around, fix it up and play a game with it! Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A weapon to surpass METAL GEAR


Hey, welcome back! Just a quick update about my Ultramarines today. As I was painting the backlog of tactical marines I have accumulated, I got the idea to turn some of the extra guys into combi-plasma toting Sergeants. Combi weapons got a lot better in the new edition, so I figured it was time to convert a couple and add them to my marines.

Just a plasma pistol glued to the top of a bolter

I think it looks pretty alright. I can't wait to use them in my lists as I progress into 8th edition.

Detail shot of helmetless Sergeant

I also managed to collect Sergeant Chronus, thus completing my collection of Ultramarine characters.

Full sweep

Can't wait to play some more 8th edition!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Update on THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to strip paint.

So last March, I posed about how I was stripping paint of some old models for a new paint job. Well i've discovered something VASTLY more effective than both Simple Green AND Pine-Sol.

"Burn ya eyes right out ya head,
skin gon slide off like a wet sock."

Glove up for this shit, because we're making models new again. Previously, I had a batch of space marines I had scrubbed like mad after soaking in pine-sol for nearly a week. It got most of it, but the most stubborn green paint in the recessed regions would not get off with all the elbow grease in the world. However, after being exposed to this stuff for 24 hours, simply melted away. Incredible! I highly recommend this if you are looking to get rid of the most stubborn acrylic!

My Ultramarines

Waaay back when I started collecting, I didn't know anything about this hobby. All I knew was, I liked Space Marines. To me, a Space Marine was a dude in blue power armor mowing down Orks, because that's what you did in the game "Space Marine."

Luckily for me the starter box for 40k had all of these things. So I decided to learn to play with my buddy Paul.

I never got the Orks painted.

My first few games consisted of my friend and I guessing at what stuff did since neither of us really understood the rules. He played Eldar, and sometimes Tyranids, (I learned Tyranids are somewhat of an arch enemy of the Ultramarines) and I played my small force of Ultramarines. Since the size of the games we played were mostly limited by how small my army was, I set out to expand my force.

My first addition

Of course I had to get more of the BIG guns! I couldn't wait to get home and start working on more marines.

I've repainted 98% of these guys lol

Naturally my excitement had me talking about the hobby with some friends from school. And soon after I managed to acquire some second hand models from my friend Ben who use to play when he was younger.

We mech'd up now boi

Pretty soon afterward Paul was digging up his brother's old Space Marine army and I was adding it to my collection one piece at a time.

That sand table got sand ALL over my room.

By now I knew I had a duty to restore and paint every model that found it's way to me, and use them to defend the realm of man from xeno and heretic alike!

The bulwark

Today, I have nearly the entire Ultramarines 2nd company, and with the addition of a few more marines and maybe a couple of predators, my Ultramarines collection will be complete. Can't wait.