Category Archives: WH 40K

Responsible One’s Wargaming: GW Conjecture, Speculation and Vile Rumour

Came across this recently and have to say it is worth a read for people out there with any love/hate for the big elephant in the room that is GW.

I haven’t done a post like this before, so I’d like to start by putting this in context. I went and talked to a lot of people at the weekend who work for Games Workshop and Forge World. They have to be very careful about what they say, because they are working on things two to three years in advance, and run a pretty tight ship about it. I would consider quite a few of them friends, and I would never want to get any of them in trouble.

Want to read more? then head on over to the full post – The Responsible One’s Wargaming Blog.


Look look I do paint Eldar sometimes! These guys where good fun to paint, although like all eldar for me, was a bit of a challenge.


First set of Jetbikes at last Wooooo!

Necron Warriors

This is the first batch of my salty (masking) necron warriors.

What I have learnt is that i need to be more liberal with the salt going forward. Especially on infantry sized stuff, but it certainly gives them an interesting look

Aveng-Orks Assemble!

Always one to keep my eye open for some fun stuff, stumbled across Teacher by Day, Wargamer by Night.

Who happened to have these amazing ork conversions :)

Uncanny likeness I think you will agree!

To check out more individual pictures head on over to the blog using the link – The Marvel Super Ork Meganobs.

Grumpy Wargamer – 7th Ed First Impressions.

Someone got their rulebook early and have been giving some impressions on the beast.

Got my copy of 7th edition today, (I know it’s earlier and no I won’t tell you how) and after a few hours of reading through and picking out some of the main changes that I have found I have to say I’m liking it. I’m not sure it’s going to be to every body’s taste as some stuff has been simplified (dumbed down to the avid forum GW hate mongers)  now I’m just going to go right ahead and say that the 3 book set is both pointless and awesome at the same time. How can it be both? Well put it this way there was no way GW where going to release a BRB without adding in the 40k fluff and what I call the warhammer 40k google image search results. And this makes the BRB rather heavy rather annoying and rather pointless especially when it is going to have to be dragged around from game to game. So it made perfect sense to have the rule book separate from the rest of the fluff. You are left with a codex sized rule book to cart about with you instead of a tomb of useless images and fluff. Now wile the constant handing out of GW fluff is somewhat like grandad from only fools and horses siting down in his frayed arm chair constantly repeating the phrase “during the war” it would be silly to not include it. After all new customer base is what GW wants and handing someone a book with rules in it and no explanation as to why the tin men with spikes are fighting the tin men without
 spikes, is not going to entice anyone into the world of the 41 millennium.

To actaully find out some info, you know what to do ;)


Adepta Piraticus

So thanks to some Gits on Twitter looking at you @robhobart and @TheBlueHeretic.

I have been mulling with the mad idea of Pirates in sppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccccccceeeeeeeee.

Its one of the few things GW havent touched upon alongside vikings, vampires, templars, monks etc. So with this in mind what does the internet have to say? Well after some searching and surprisingly not much stuff was found but I did find 2 pieces of (eight) awesome.

This artwork for a Space Marine Pirate with shoulder padded parrot in tow. Now this is Cool!

I also found this on which is even more awesome and also something I couldnt hope to match!!

You can see close-ups of sexy HERE. It has help give me ideas for a possible loyalist army of pirates. As we know Pirates are the Robin Hood of the sea…

Which Dex

First up which Codex is going to work best for the Sea Salts, the obvious one is going to be Space Wolves. I mean Vikings and Pirates are pretty close right? Now one that I thought could also be close is Iron Hands, hear me out.

They have a lot of augments and love keeping vehicles up and running, and what do Pirates have/need? Peg legs and Hooks alongside needing to keep their ships in order. See not completely insane!

So at this point we are going with a loyalist rule set. Next up is the sort of models you would need for such an endeavour..


The easiest one is to use Broadside Bart from PP as a Captain, done!

Then we have the difficult position of should pirate marines be converted SM or CSM. Trouble is I can see uses from both sides.

Vehicles are easy just stick one of the sails from the Dark Eldar kits on the top… Job done ;) The biggest problem is that you think of space pirates you immediately go to steampunk look and I think anything else is going to be difficult to get past. Especially as I see Terminators as Big Daddy types from Bio shock.

It’s almost to easy to make the leap with them! So clearly the models are going to need some work but the idea of a power hook instead of a power fist could be VERY funny ;)

I suppose then we will need lots of beards involved so a nod to the space wolves could be in order.


This is a tricky one, as any sea colour like above would work, but most pirates seem to be black/reds/browns. OR we just run with this;

Naming Troops

Moving onto a linking a pirate crew to choices within the SM army I have borrowed a list made up HERE, which will do very nicely. From this we can tweak and what not to see where we end up..

  • Captain – Chapter master/Captain
  • First Mate – Chaplain/Company Champion
  • Bosun – Company Champion/Veterans
  • Navigator – Librarian

  • Master Gunner – Techmarine
  • Cook/Surgeon – Apothecary
  • Cabin Boy/Powder Monkey – Scouts
  • Sailors – Marines

While all vehicles need good ship names Mary Rose for drop pods (google it ;) ) for instance.

So overall am I insane?



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