Friday 6 November 2015

Betrayal at Calth revealed!

This months cover of White Dwarf reveals the new GW Horus Heresy figures and I have just found out they have alternative equipment for almost everybody, now thats a nice addition well done GW.

Friday 2 October 2015

Tau Ghostkeel and new Firewarriors spotted

Look at the size of the new Tau commander, the box set also comes with two stealth drones and ONLY £45!?

P.S. Cool looking helmet :)

Friday 18 September 2015


Ok.. First things first sorry for the hibernation, I just needed to recharge my modelling batteries, but how about this to get the blood pumping again after a big slumber, true it would only last two turns, but how much fun would those turns will be..... :)  

Link to Forge World here
Rules here

Friday 17 July 2015

Forge World's Chaos Knight is on sale...

My new love of all Knights has not wavered recently and definitely not now the Chaos Knight is out with new chaos rules and a slight tweak to the Reaper Chainsword, called the Foe-reaper Chainsword.  Also posted are the rules:-

Monday 6 July 2015


The Kytan Daemon engine has finally been released from the dark depths of Forge World, including the new experimental rules. (click here) At just 525 points WS5, I5 and four 'D' attacks, then add rage, it's a formidable opponent for the Imperial Knight and the Wraith Knight.  But will it do the business or should we all wait the the Chaos Knight?  

To be honest I'm undecided, if only I had pots of money then I could buy them both.  But I do think the legs are a little to small for the torso and if I had my time again I would have given my Lord of Skulls hind legs like the Kytan (I should have thought of that).  The legs on my Lord of Skull are a little chunky with giant feet compared the FW kit.  

Additionally the two major differences between the Kytan and the Lord of Skulls (apart from the Stomp rules) is that the Kytan has lost the Hellstorm template weapon and the extra attacks for being wounded, which to be honest were the only good rules for the Lord of Skulls, but it is 300 points less, swings and round about.  

P.S. I am very interested in your opinion on what you think the best lord of war would be because I cannot make my mind up:-  Lord of Skulls, Kytan or the Chaos Knight 

Monday 22 June 2015

New Battle Fleet Gothic anybody? well almost

I was so excited when I saw this on BOLS, at last I thought 'GW have seen the light and have re-invented Battle Fleet Gothic and may be 40K Epic would be next.'  Alas they haven't but it could just be taster for things to come, At-least that's what I'm hoping anyway :)

The playing pieces look cool though, maybe I could buy 10 boxes of Forbidden Stars and use them for both Epic and Battle Fleet Gothic :)

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Blast from my past, Ebay sales.

As some of you are aware I have been collection figures for some time now and there comes a time when you just need to let some stuff go to make room for the new shiny shiny and for the funds topay for it :)

After selling my Warlord Titan to Dave at Weemen, who I had the pleasure of finally meeting at Blog Wars 9, with a little help from Alex who organised another great tournament. It came to pass that the Imperial Knight was once again a top tier codex at the event and that got me thinking!  It also came to my knowledge that I have not played Apocalypse for some time and as these are primarily for the Apocalypse game,  by buying a Imperial Knight army they can be used for a standard game and Apocalypse it's a win win situation. 

So it's with some regret that I have decided to let these go, for another commander to take them into battle, I hope you like my auctions.  Good luck and happy bidding :)

Sunday 17 May 2015

Chaos Knight and Lord of Skulls with legs?

A very interesting and expensive day for me today, not only the new Warlord Titan, but look what almost got missed in all the excitement.

Hang on a moment that's the exact pose I used for my Lord of War, well almost :)

I took these images while I was teaching my son how to play with Lords of War.  4 Riptides vs a Lord of Skulls, that was an interesting match up and to be fair it could of gone either way except my son wanted to use the Lord of Skulls and once again he rolled out of his skin.  I'm trying to teach him the rules and I've yet to beat him..... beginners luck :)

The Forge World "Warlord Titan" has been spotted OMG! Part 2

I know these images are doing the rounds but I just had to share, I WANT ONE :)

More images can be found here and the price :)

Monday 4 May 2015

Grotesque commission

After a short time away from blogging I thought it was a good time to do a little showcasing and name  dropping.  It was at Blogwars 8 that the organiser Alex and I had a conversation regarding how crap, sorry I mean what little choice their was for the Dark Eldar player to field a 5 or 10 man Grotesque unit. Choosing 10 models which all look the same and for £15.50 each is not an option in my eyes and that is why I converted 10 Skaven Rat Ogres into Grotesques a couple of years ago  Which so happened to be on the board, being kicked into touch by Alex's awesome Thunderwolf Cavalry equipped with Thunder hammers Ooooch!  Even though the Grotesques where leaving the board in their handfulls Alex agreed and asked how I had made them and if I would make him 10 Grotesques for his long term Dark Eldar project.   

A couple of months later and some extensive raiding of our bits boxes, hey presto - we have another 10 Grotesques and all slightly unique.  Now I know what your thinking "so instead of converting 10 GW Grotesques you converted 2 types of Rat Ogres, would it not have been easier to convert the latter?" Probably! but they are so much bigger, cooler and more importantly CHEAPER :) 

Friday 17 April 2015

The Forge World "Warlord Titan" has been spotted OMG!

If you have been hiding under a rock (like me) you might of missed this. It is not like the plastic Epic Warlord Titan of old or the Warlord Titan I made based on the metal Epic version, no no.  It is much better.

I wonder if Forge World would take one of my organs as payment, because I feel that would be the only way I would be able to afford one.... 

Check out FW's mini movie too :-

Friday 3 April 2015

£125 of pure gold from Forge world

Who wouldn't want The Realm of Battle Imperial Primus Redoubt, a massive building with two emplacements AV15 10 hull points, a Doubled barrelled Turbo Laser Destructor and a 4+ or 3+ invulnerable save against direct shooting or Barrage attacks. WOW - I just need to sell a kidney :)

Link to the Realm of Battle Imperial Primus Redoubt

Experimental rules for the Primus Redoubt can be found HERE.

Check it out :)

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Khorne vs Tau - Easter holiday battle report - Son vs Daddy

Hi all and welcome to our Easter holiday battle report, were I teach my seven year old son how to play 40K while my wife is away.  Sam choose my Khorne army and I choose Tau.  Sorry but the images are not great and my son insisted on pulling funny faces. 

This is my Son Sam (looking normal apart from being a hoodie) and his 1300pts of Khorne which includes:- Kharn the Betrayer, 9 Berzerkers, 5 Plague Marines, 20 Chaos cultists, Daemon Prince and 2 Defilers.

This is me and my Tau army which includes:- Commander Farsight and two Crises suited body guards, Cadre Fireblade and 12 Fire warriors, 8 Fire Warriors, 4 Tetras and 3 Riptides.

Standard set up on a small 2' x 4' board with Purge the Alien.  Let battle commence. 

Sam won first turn moved everything forward and first to shoot was a Defiler and Sam decided to annihilate Commander Farsight.  Luckily he did just that with his first shot, also killing both body guards and had two shots to spare...... Jammy so and so, I couldn't believe it.  He definitely doesn't have my luck :)  First blood and slay the Warlord both go to Sam.

Sam looking a bit smug...... On my turn one, I shot everything at one Defiler and the Berzerkers and I only managed doing two wounds on each, not a great turn.

Sam's turn 2, the Daemon Prince assaulted the Tetras and Kharn's unit assaulted the both units of Fire warriors, with little or no resistance from me.  having said that though, I did forget to fire overwatch from both Riptides :(  

As expected the Fire warriors didn't last long and the Daemon Prince was unlucky and only killed 1 Tetra.   My turn 2, I did another wound on the Defiler, leaving it with only one wound left, the Tetras made a dart for freedom and the Two Riptides that forgot to fire over watch made sort work of Kharn and his Berzerkers.  With a Daemon Prince on my back line and two Defilers breathing down my neck this was going to be a short game :) 

Sam's turn 3, and his first shot was to shoot the Riptides with 20 Chaos Cultists hitting 12 times and remarkably wounding 5 times, I also failed to save 2 out of the 5 rolling double 1 :( 

On my turn 3, I had left my Riptide with a fusion blaster, within easy charge range hoping to kill it with overwatch fire, but the dice gods were against me and my son saved the only shot that hit and wounded, that shot was all I needed to kill it.

Turn 4, Sam charged the Defiler and killed the Riptide with the Fusion blaster and the Daemon Prince charged and killed the other Riptide but took a couple of wounds from overwatch in the process.  My turn 4 and the last Riptide took aim with help from the Tetras and killed the Daemon prince in it's tracks.

Turn 5 and it was looking a bit grim for me, Defiler one with the one wound remaining, charged my last Riptide and Defiler two charged the three Tetras, with 2 Plague marines and 20 Chaos cultists watching and cheering them on.  Defiler Two completely wiped out the Tetra squadron but Defiler one couldn't kill the Riptide and I had a chance to get my revenge with a smash attack, but the dice gods were with my son again and he made his daemonic save of 5+ and obliterated me on my turn 5.

Sam had such a good time, the next day we played again but swapped sides to see if the Tau were unmatched against Chaos.  But guess what? he beat me again................

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Friday 6 March 2015

New Ogryns from FW or should I say " Solar Auxilia Charonite squads"

Forge World are at it again they are determined to get me either divorced or bankrupt.... Probably both actually :)

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Tau XV109 Y’vahra Battlesuit - Flying base Part 2 (WIP)

Just a quick update on my XV109 Y'vahra.  The basic colour scheme is on but the question is "blue flame" or "red flame"?  For weeks now I have been convinced it was going to be a red flame, but now it's half painted, I'm airing on the side of blue.  What's your thoughts?

Monday 9 February 2015

New New stuff from Forge World - Battlestar Galactica Viper anybody and the Stormbird WOW!

As I am a fan and a geek about all things Sci fi these two new flyers from FW blow my mind, Battlestar Galactica Vipers in 30k. sorry I mean "Space Marine Xiphon Interceptor" it blows the Stormtalon out of the water and the Stormbird, hold the phone.  I was convinced this would have been too big a project for FW to do, although having said that they did create the Tau Manta so I shouldn't be so surprised... I love it, but I thought it was supposed to hold over a 100 men????

More images can be found here