Thursday, 24 December 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Thats it, painted up, bases will be earth colours drybrushed up to bone to give it that sandy/dusty look of the bug planets.
The painting probably only took me a couple of hours for the entire squad (the trouble was finding that time) so I think I can bash out a decent sized force of meat for the grinder in little time when I get the opportunity. These guys may be shelved temporarily for a bit as I'm going to concentrate on the wolves for a month or two with all the lovely new releases :D
C&C welcomed. Cheers, bG
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
From this, I've sketched out the below list:
HQ: - 235pts
- Straken (Raszcek), Medipak, vox, standard, flamer, krak grenades
- Astropath (Carl Jenkins)
Elite: - 65pts
- Marbo (Dax - ST2)
Fast: - 290pts
- Valkyrie (Lander for the vet squad) - lascannon and multi-rockets
- 2 x Armoured Sentinel (marauder battle suits - ST3) - lascannon, missile-launcher, smoke
Troops: - 451pts
- Vet Squad (Roughnecks) - Bastonne (Rico), vox, 3 x grenade launcher, demolitions doctrine (represents Rico riding the flame bug)
- Platoon Command squad: bolt pistol, melta bomb, powerfist, medipak, vox, lascannon
- 2 x Infantry squad, bolt pistol, vox, grenade launcher, autocannon, krak grenades
Army total - 1041pts
Its just a start but I'm going to work towards it and see where I go from there. Should only need a cadian battleforce, extra command group and a valkyrie and I'll be close to having everything in this list.
Other possible character drop ins to consider are:
Officer of the Fleet: Carmen (Electra)
Chenkov: Sergeant Zim (from the training camp)
Master of Ordinance: ?
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Additionally, after receiving this, I had a quick look online myself and found a couple of nice little sights I want to remember and will probably be visiting many times in the future, Starship Modeler, and this image of the smaller lander.
OH MY GOD! AMAZING!
Seriously, this kit is something special (sorry, I won't put up pics, I don't want to do anything that might jeapordise the status of the local).
The level of detail on the models is far, far beyond anything I've seen before. The terminators are in 2-4 pieces each, the posing is very dynamic, and the details are beutiful. There is one crouching down, ripping up the floor, one checking out a sensor that is built into his power fist, so much detail on all the models, there's even a drop of blood dripping from one of the termies power fists. The assault cannon terminator has little disc shields in front of each shoulder just like medieval age suits of armour, protecting the joints.
There's even more details in there, so many I just can't remember them all.
The stealers - wonderful and very, very spikey. I managed to catch myself on claws, teeth and bits of carapace all over the place. The broodlord is very big, and looks lovely, although not too different from a regular stealer, just a lot bigger (I thought it would be better to make him a bit more "special"). There are many lovely poses for the regular stealers as well.
Objectives: The seated temie looks lovely and will make a brilliant objective marker for any system. Theres even a little bomb disposal robot type of thing with a shrine and servo-skull atop it.
The board pieces are really good. They are made of that type of cardboard that is so many pieces of paper squished together it is almost wood. And there is even some texture to the board, with the separation between floor tiles etched into the card. Lots of iconography everywhere, bits of tyranid growths somewhat like in the movie Aliens, and door wise there's even one with Tau iconography on there.
The rules, from a brief read, seem to be about the same as the original versions, although they have incorporated a lot of the rules from the older expansions into the current rule set - imagine all the old rules combined and streamlined. Things like overwatch, facing and ammo limits, jams and psi are all there.
This Game is going to be so very good, I can't recommend it to anyone enough, I have one on order. I'm still struggling to find ways to express how good this is. Seriously, get yourself involved in this while you can.
Monday, 17 August 2009
UPDATE: It appears there was a mis-communication, the box comes in sometime this week, not today, so there was only pre-orders today. I'm down for one box of Space Hulk - yay!
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
You can see them above, I've got about 4 1/2 assembled (they're going to be a vet squad as I can't face putting together enough guys to make platoons. They're looking OK even if I am saying it myself, I'll try and finish them off tomorrow if I get some time at games night and then it'll be a test of how quick they paint up. If I can get quick, I'll be ordering an army box set or two to build up the force pretty soon.
Edit: Close-ups of a few of the troops as requested by Drax