Saturday, August 29, 2015

If CSM are coming soon, FW already gave you the perfect tool against them...

So there are some rumours floating around the internet of a possible 7th Ed release of CSM. They need it and I would love to see ACTUAL chaos marines back on the table.
But if they do come and they are top tier, FW came out with a little piece of tech for Space Marine Players to use. I wish it was usuable by ALL SM Factions, but it is specifically Codex: Space Marines.

So Forge World has its Exclusive Centurion model for sale right now. With this guy comes some 30k rules, BUT there is also an associated 40k Relic for 35 points.

Codex Space Marines Chapter Relic (+35 points) 
The Panoply of the Crusader:
Several Space Marine Chapters are fortunate enough to have in their armouries artificer armour of a type that dates to the earliest days of the Great Crusade, adorned with the heraldry of that lost age. Such relics are more than simply peerless examples of the armourer’s craft to the Chapters that hold them, they are a tangible link to glories and tragedies that to others are merely myths to be told, and a mantle of sacred duty made manifest. The Panoply of the Crusader confers a 2+ Armour save and, in addition, the model and any unit they have joined gains the Stubborn and Preferred Enemy (Chaos Space Marines) special rules. The Panoply of the Crusader may not be selected by models equipped with Terminator armour.
So this seems pretty nice, especially to add to Librarius Conclaves or super friends characters. Basically a great way to get a character (Captain, Chaplain, or Librarian) a 2+ save and buff a squad without relying on chapter tactics or worrying about when to use a combat doctrine. Stubborn can be kinda useless at times on Space Marines IMO, but still not bad to have.

Really just a solid piece of wargear, and much cheaper than the 50 point Armour Indomitus or 60 point Shield Eternal if you are stretched for points.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Call To All Patriots! Support Team USA (Megabots) for Robot Duel!!! (It looks like a KNIGHT!!!)

Do you like massive robots?
Do you like a nice solid round of "fisticuffs"?
Do you love the U S of A?


If you want some background information, check out THIS POST HERE!!! Seriously do it now, they are some AWESOME videos featuring more of these crazy fighting robots!

And if you are "Meh, why should I watch these?"

I mean seriously, look at this thing!

Don't tell me that doesn't remind you of one of these:
They got some awesome companies and advisers helping out (even NASA!), but obviously Giant Robots don't come for free (if you own a Knight yourself you know this pain all too well).

So if you want to be remembered for all time as someone who brought a Knight to life for a real life Gundam battle, then do it.

For America. For the future. For the children, so they don't have to grow up in a world where giant robot fighting is a fantasy.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Super Cheap Plague Toad Alternative

So I found this little kickstarter today by Toad King Castings. Just trying to produce 3 models, but two of these are perfect for Nurgle Players as Plague Toads, especially now that they have AoS warscrolls as well.

Warts and Wings Kickstarter: Giant Toads and Stirge Swarms

EDIT 8/27: IT IS FUNDED, So little need to worry about not getting your reward (this is really low risk as the producer has been a miniature maker in the past and all the toads at least will be cast in house)

So it is just 4 GBP for that big guy (about $6). With shipping it came out to $13. Not bad IMO, and obviously cheaper per model if you back a larger pledge to get a bunch of them.

I ordered mine in hopes of it being a Beast of Nurgle for Blood Bowl, but these are also obviously great for RPGs and the like.
So back it if you are interested in the least! Help me get my Plague Toad and I doubt you will let down by the buy. And if the resin quality is just "meh" then it is NURGLE ANYWAYS, you wouldn't have to worry!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

WIP: Blood Angels Fire Raptor w/ Freehand designs

Just a quick update/share. Hopefully I have this fully done by Monday/Tuesday (I really want to so I can keep pressing on w/ my BA and BB)

So here is the work I have done on my Fire Raptor this weekend.
Banner after my shower this morning. It is true about great ideas in the shower...
Icon to show secondment to the 2nd Company
The port side "Banner" is based off an old Rouge Trader Era Blood Angels Banner
I didn't want to include the battle victories on it because
1- This isn't a banner
2- I wasn't going to try and write that small some battle names
SO Instead I went with the cool old school skull and a crux terminatus to represent the venerable/relic nature of the Fire Raptor.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WIP: Blood Bowl Chaos Pact and Wood Elf Linemen (Cool Proxies/Conversions)

Just a quick share. I have been trying to expand my Blood Bowl teams lately. I would really like to get a league going where I am at, but if it comes down to it, I have ideas for a 2 person league with a bunch of teams, all just for the fun of it. Additionally though, Blood Bowl teams are just extremely fun hobby projects. Since all the models are OOP, finding new and clever ways to make your team is fun and relatively cheap if done right. What you are about to see cost me less than $20.
So first up, my Chaos Pact Marauders. These guys are the linemen of the Chaos Pact team. I originally was just going to get some Warhammer Chaos Marauders, but then I found these really cheap old early 90s plastic Chaos Warriors and said "Those are PERFECT". They were already built, and some of them had mutations, so I mostly just had to remove the weapons, clean them up (they still had sprue bits and mouldlines on them) and do some arm/hand repositioning.
These guys just have SO MUCH CHARACTER to them I feel. They are the embodiment of a Chaos mortal, represent one of the most iconic looks of WHFB and have a surprising amount of motion to their poses given their age. Plus the person who had built them before me had already integrated the Chaos Mutations sprue, so I already have some great mutation options for leveling up. Chaos Pact is one of only 4 teams with access to mutations. I can easily represent Tentacles, Extra-arms, Claw and Big-hand.
I also am going something somewhat unique for my woodelves I feel. Instead of using elves, I am going with Dryads for my linemen. All my specialists will still be elves (I have another AWESOME Proxy in store for them, but that will be revealed in due time). The Dryad models are great and fluid enough to show athletic motion IMO. They should really set the team apart from other wood elf teams.