Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Khador Rising

 So I have been doing some more Warmachine work. I had put my Destroyer together at the same time as my Juggernaut. Both of them are magnitized so if/when I buy a Khador Heavy Warjack kit, I can mix and match if need be.

I did do one more thing with the Destroyer before I painted it. I used a dremel to drill out the bore of the Bombard cannon. I think it looks silly to have a big gun like that with just a small dimple that is supposed to represent the bore. I guess that is the reason that I tend to drill out as many barrels as possible. It doesn't matter if it is a space marine Bolter, or this Bombard.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Way to go GW...

So after an eternity (8 months) GW has released the first WHFB 8th edition army book Orcs & Goblins. I have, of course, heard a ton of good and bad about this army book.

One of the things that I heard first on Heelanhammer was how GW is screwing its customer base yet again.

Take the humble Orc Boy. In the past, you could buy an "Orc Warrior Regiment" that included 18 boys for about $35 (thanks to pdelair for the correction).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Audio Book Review: Garro: Oath of Moment

Here is another of one Black Library's audio book. This one if set in the Horus Heresy story arch and it is called Garro: Oath of Moment. This book takes place right after the fourth Horus Heresy book, Flight of the Eisenstein and lets us in on the fate of Garro.

I didn't know the fluff behind this. I didn't know that Garro was a known figure in 40k fluff before I read Eisenstein and I found out much later that people who hadn't read the HH book, knew who he was. Garro is a unique person during the Heresy. As far as I know, he is one of the only space marines to go against his Primarch when he turned from the Emperor. Right there, you gotta respect this guy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Podcasting: Heelan Hammer

Last summer, I was finishing up my dwarf army and listening to Podhammer so I had something to listen to as I painted and pinned and what not. As summer began, I was running out of old episodes of Podhammer and was looking for something new. I don't remember exactly how I got to Heelan Hammer, I'm pretty sure Jeff from Podhammer was talking about it, but I did find it.

Dan Heelan and Wayne Kemp are Warhammer Fantasy Battle fanatics. They live in England and I really hate them because they go to Warhammer World to play quite often. Their podcast is similar to World End's Radio in that they are pretty clean. And again, it is nice to have some podcasts that are clean and some that aren't.

Monday, March 21, 2011

And Now For Something Completely Different

I've been feeling a bit discouraged lately with GW. I am really getting down on their release schedule. I've been a bit bored. I think someone was looking out for me because it seemed that almost all of the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis did some stuff with Warmachine all within the same month. The game seems pretty intriguing, but really, I'm just looking for something different.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Book Review: Savage Scars

This is the next book by Andy Hoare after his space marines battle book, Hunt for Voldorius. Like the previous book, this one deals with the White Scars, but like the last book, the White Scars are not the only players. In the last book it was the Raven Guard space marines, here it is imperial guard, and a whole host of other space marines.

This book tells the story of the beginning of the Damocles Gulf Crusade. A pretty hastily assembled crusade has been put together to put down the Tau incursion. This is one of the first times the Imperium has come into contact with the Tau after an initial discovery a couple thousand years ago, when the Tau were savages.

Well now things are different. The Tau are more advanced that expected and someone actually suggests that they may be more advanced technology-wise than the Imperium.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Book Review: Blood Gorgons

So I finished Blood Gorgons a few days ago, and I gotta say, its a good book!

I was kinda down on Henry's Zou's second book, "Flesh and Iron," and althought I haven't written a review for it, I thought his first book, "Emporer's Mercy," was kinda, "meh," but for me at least, third time really is the charm!

This book tells us about a Chaos Space Marine warband named the Blood Gorgons. These guys were founded and excommunicated all within one generation (not sure if that is human generation or Space Marine generation, which could be a really long time) and in the couple thousdand years since that time, they have been raiding the imperium.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

So Much for Grey Knights

So I have been getting bored with my Space Wolves lately. I'm not bored of playing them (althought I am tired of hearing how overpowered they are) but just painting them. I really haven't painted anything for them since December. Recently I bought the Forge World Space Wolf Dreadnaught and I haven't even finished putting it together yet. I just feel, "meh" about putting them together and painting them.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Book Review: Courage and Honour

Here comes the latest Graham McNiell Ultramarine book, Courage and Honour. Uriel and Pasanius have been returned to Macragge after their adventures on Salinas. The two have been tested for the taint of Chaos and have been found (more or less) innocent.Uriel is given back the command of the 4th Company and is sent back to the world of Pavonis due to a threat from the Tau Empire. But everything is not at easy as that. Although Uriel is back in command, the veteran sergeant that has been in command of the company in his absence seems a little reluctant to hand the power back to Uriel. I really liked this. It gave some depth of character to the Ultramarines in general. They are supposed to be tradition and strictly adhere to the Codex Astartes, and yet, this sergeant does not want to give up the company he has held together for the past few years. It shows that the Ultramarines are not the cookie cutter "smurfs" that ever one thinks they are.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Games Day: Hutto

The other weekend I had some friends over. We got together to watch Ultramarines: The Movie, and for me to introduce them to Warhammer 40,000. 

Most of them had some idea of what the game was about, but for a few it was their first glimpse of the grim darkness of the 41st millenium. We started out, as I said, watching the Ultramarines movie. Now I haven't posted anything about the movie (I got it for Christmas), and I am sad to say it's pretty bad.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Podcasting: Podhammer

Back in November of 2009, I got bit by the Warhammer Fantasy Battle bug. I decided to build me a Dwarf army. That year all of my Christmas gifts were from GW and I must admit they were all pretty beardy. You can see some of the work I did here.

I set myself a goal. To paint an entire in five months. So I came home every night and painted for two to three hours. Now while I was painting, I liked to listen to something. Enter Podhammer.