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Been awhile since we have an update, honestly been getting my head down as I am off to Warhammer World in November for a massive game of 40k. Imperium versus everyone else 🙂 Which means we are all furiously painting to get up to speed, I am currently sat at about 3500 pts painted with still some big kits to go. Yes, yes I have Mortarion the beast of a model that he is so 😛

Lots happening since I last waffled, with some game companies shutting doors but the IP lives on with new companies which is super cool as Relics and Dystopian Wars have a place on peoples tables!

We then have the new Fallout game up for pre-order (not kickstarter :O ) which is looking pretty cool and I know a few people already very tempted by it.

Games This Week

No other games this week I am afraid. Although I have to say with all the death guard painting I am getting interested in my other systems again, as is always the case. Need to concentrate on one thing oh look at that over there…

Hobby This Week

Lots and lots of Death guard work has been going on, I will be ready for painting something else very very soon though. But I want a lot of stuff ready to go for November..

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So I survived my first Dark Age event and I came last….Wooooooooooo a Spoon 🙂

Honestly I enjoyed my 3 games and if not for 2 dice rolls I may have got some wins in, honest!

Game 1 vs Air Caste; This was a first go against Dragryi and also against the infamous Yovanka. In the end I couldn’t deal with her side-step and I wasnt fast enough (perhaps not aggressive enough) to deal with the Air Caste and I came away 6-10 down.

Game 2 vs Outcasts(Slavers); very tit-for-tat game which was particularly high on the kill count in which I lost 9-10. But came down to initiative roll, win that and I could have claimed a secondary mission to put me to 10! But alas I failed and Cabbie went down to 2 critical hits to take the game away from me.

Game 3 vs Forsaken (Saint Luke); another brutal game which had exploding firestorms and who doesn’t love a firework show! In the end my supreme war captain if he could have passed an above average armour save he would have survived Luke and been able to claim me some Secondary objectives but alas it was not to be and I went down 7-10.

Cabbie died in every game and I knew he was a risk as he just draws so much firepower his way but I have never seen him go down so often, the tank wasnt so tanky for this time.

I am looking forward to more events for Dark Age in the future and I have some Dragryi and Skarrd to get painted up and playing.

Games This Week

No other games this week I am afraid.

Hobby This Week

Work continues with the death guard, with some of the transports and tanks getting some love. I have also been on a basing mission trying to get my scenic bases ready for when I actually build some models..

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So any news this week? nothing springs to mind really…..well except new 40K and it’s not like the internet will be going crazy bonkers for that right?

So far I am liking what I am seeing, obviously with this drip feed of news we are going to see many panics along the way but hopefully the full rules will drop soon (June maybe).

On first look we are going to be seeing a mix of AoS and 40K rules which is only a good thing as I love the AoS rules and from the look of things the bloat is going as well. 5 books on release to cover on the major allegiances? Plus free rules and I think everyone is going to be pretty happy.

This leads onto what I am planning for 40K my Eldar are sold to make way for a 30K Death Guard army and all the shiny that brings (thankfully with the plastic boxes it now brings it just into my price range). But this also offers my a lot of scope into 40K I can just keep them as-is and use as space marines with no issue. However the plan is to keep them as Death Guard (especially with the new models) but not nurgle up the troops keeping them as they will look for 30K. I will be adding in Nurgle characters for 40K though and particular troop choices 30k/40k that I can’t really ‘count-as’ across the range I will pick up more than likely. Say things like the Helldrake cool model but nothing in 30K matches so I may get one of them.

Now the fluff behind this is that only characters gain the blessing of Nurgle to become fat/mutant while rank and file marines are in a way similar to 1k sons, they are locked into place as they appeared at the time of the Heresy.

Games This Week

No games this week, been pretty mental..

Hobby This Week

Been jumping around lately with my painting, managed to finish off a couple of bits like my gremlins. Hopefully can start my first DG unit this week :O

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So the biggest news for me personally this week is Death Guard 🙂

My word they are sexy and for those that have seen me squirming on Twitter I love me some Nurgle and the possibility to get some models and get converting is going to be hard to resist!!

Then we had all the rumours about 8th edition 40K from Adeticon. The grumpyness on the various groups on FB has been strong VERY strong but I am approaching the new edition with hope. Hope, that they at least go partly down the AoS route as dam the game is fun. Should it be played seriously competitive possibly not but the games I have played have been great.

So what has caused the madness, well I am going to give my 2pence worth for those that care…

Movement Stat is back – I welcome this, a number instead of multiple rules in my mind is much much easier!

Generals Handbook is coming – Makes sense they like to keep a link between the games (no jokes about sigmarines) and the AoS version was well received.

Armour Save modifiers – This I like very much like Rend, but also adds to the randomness of the game that GW like. As every so often a Guard will manage to save against a Lascannon as it hits his lucky dog tags 😉

Combat Phase – Chargers strike first makes sense to me they have the momentum of the charge behind them. Obvisouly power fists may see some tweaks to adjust or Eldar/Genestealers get a boost of some description.

Morale – Now like bravery in AoS or Fearless rules, I like this as it sort of makes sense. You lose combat capabilities as you lose men but each man is still the same. In the 40K universe is anyone really going to run away unless it is a tactical option?

Now in isolation some of these things are going to be nuts with the current rules but come on we all sort of know much will change. I hopefully expect the same as in AoS rules become free and so will all the models stats. As we have Warscrolls/Datasheets now and for me they work really really well..

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Games This Week

Only half a game this week due to timings but did manage to get the masons on the board, it was very odd going back to a classic S1 build of a team. Did enjoy it and there is plenty that Honour can bring to the table. More games needed before I become even remotely comfortable with the blue boys and girls.

Hobby This Week

Some AoS painted in fact my treelord is finished, I am back on the Faux painting and with my beloved gremlins as well :O

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So couple of cool pieces of news this week, the Relic Knights KS is funded with oodles of free shit added to it!! Like 100s of dollars worth of stuff.

Next we have news that the UK finally has a distributor for CMON again which means Dark Age is going to have a supply line again. This is amazing news like super duper news. Especially with the new boxes instead of blister boxes that have been shown off for Forsaken and soon to see for other factions. The future is looking dark 😀

We also got to see the Farmers Guild in the wild which was pretty cool. The pre-built models I will admit is still a hang up of mine and don’t get me started on the brown they picked I hope that isn’t the final colour 🙂 The models themselves look pretty good although the big guy is an odd pose, but that could well be camera angles! Be interesting to see how they play and don’t forget you have a chance to win a team before any else with WAAC – waac-ing the crops

Finally Dwarves, Flying Dwarves, Flying Steampunk Dwarves.. Well these are certainly different compared to what has come before not just in WFB but in AoS in general. Very different and very cool!! The airship looks like it could be a bugger to transport but pretty cool still, while the units are nice but it is the jump pack dwarves that have me excited they look amazing!

Question is how bigger a drop are they going to be? from what I have seen it looks like 2/3 airship types, 3 maybe 4 units and some characters so about on par with the Fyreslayers and the Slyvaneth. Suppose the question is when will we see the dispossessed dwarves or are they just classic dwarves now really? And is it all about the mini-factions now that are done in 1 or 2 drops, and maybe a round-up book in 12 months or so. Like the Stormcast that in theory you could say have had 3 sub factions combined and more to come I am sure as they open more of the chambers.

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Games This Week

No games this week, such is life though hopefully a couple lined up next week.

Hobby This Week

Continuing the AoS kick I have been painting up more of my Stormcasts and Slyvaneth as well!!! I know who would imagine me being on a big push of GW stuff 🙂

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Apologies for the lack of posts this week, the application I use for my photos is down at the moment. So need to wait for that to start-up again. Unless you want me to talk to you all in some ramblings……no one wants that right?

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Speaking of KS I have decided to go in a little deeper on the Relic knights one so some shiny minis are coming my way soon-ish-hopefully…

I suppose I can’t leave this week without a mention to the sad news Pressgangers are no more! Having got into the tournament scene via WM/H and the help of Mr Peyton and Millington it seems a shame that PP have pulled the plug rather than restructure.

I understand the reasons, the lawsuit against WotC from MTG judges plus they current system becoming unwieldy. But a lot of the bigger event may struggle for the motivation to run now. No-one shows of shiny games for the money or the reward but surely these guys deserve the acknowledgement for doing so much. Sad times!!

Games This Week

Couple more Relic Knight demos and shockingly a game of AoS!! I know I was shocked as well, I ended up coming out winner against Death army using my Stormcasts with helpful Treelord because who doesn’t like angry trees?

Hobby This Week

Continuing the AoS kick I have been painting up some of my Stormcasts because well I have the taste now 🙂

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