Wednesday, 1 April 2015

More Skitarii in this weeks White Dwarf


Hmm. This Skitarii faction of the Mechanicum is looking nicer all the time. I remember reading about the Skitarii for the first time in Horus Heresy: Mechanicum
These models are living up to how I imagined them


Apparently we will get a HQ and Dune Walker next week, and then in a few months the Adeptus Mechanicus will get a full release!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Nationals silliness

At the time of writing Nationals are just around the corner. Three days and eight games of war dollie goodness! I've been wanting to try something a little different with my Dark Elves so came up with the following:

Dreadlord, CoT, Dawnstone, Black Dragon
Master, Ruby Ring, BSB, Dark Steed
Master, Charmed Shield, Mnticore
2 units of 14 Dark Riders
4 Repeater Bolt Throwers
7 Shades
2 units of 5 Brolocks
1 Hydra!

WIP of my Dark Elves War Hydra

Basically I have been working on this guy and wanted to put him in a list. Of course any good general knows that one big gribbly needs some buddies for moral support! Balls to the wall that tells me a naked Manticore rider was in order!

Not to be outdone, any Dreadlord worth his salt will have the biggest and most badass mount there is, so a Black Dragon was in order.

After taking one of the more filthy variants of Dark Elves riff raf and winning Equinox with that I wanted to take something different... I hear its a smaller field at Nationals this year (Auckland, what is going on with you? Even Christchurch can rustle up more!) so I'm not expecting any great things. With no level 4 sorceress its going to be push it forward and 6 dice Doombolts all around!

White Dwarf: Visions is changing format


Picture says it all really. After 18 months a refresh is in order. I wonder if there will be a content change or that the formula of pretty pictures is working a treat..?

Friday, 27 March 2015

Raging Heroes TGG2 Kickstarter



Raging Heroes have launched their second TGotG Kickstarter, this time focusing on Elven factions from both Scifi and Fantasy settings.

You can find it here. But you will need to be quick, as this is only available to back for two weeks! They are already at $450k

Now as many will be aware, Raging Heroes has made a complete hash of their projected delivery times from their first Kickstarter campaign, with many (including me) still not receiving anything so far (at the time of posting this) after two years....

But I am a glutton for punishment. The artwork is once again stunning, and RH have been able to capture that in their miniature range with the first go round the merry go round. I've pledged for a lieutenant box and will be likely picking up predominantly fantasy range. That being said they have estimated March 2016 as a delivery date, so expect them in 2018?

In three years from now I will most likely want to refresh my Dark Elves so perfect timing? Ok I'm grasping here, but there is more than a passing interest in just a few models. I don't even intend to use them in a gaming situation, just to paint/collect (hoard). 

Looking forward to today's show and tell of the second freebie

Star Wars Armada hits the streets


Looks like you can finally pick up a copy of Star Wars Armada. Several online shops now have it in stock. Must resist...

Street price looks to be approximately $140NZD

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii

Leaked pictures from this weekes White Dwarf reveal the new Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii





I'm personaly somewhat disappointed. I don't know what I was expecting but I wasn't humans with exotic weaponry. Think I may have been spoiled by the excellent work Forgeworld has been doing representing Mars. Guess I will wait and see what else is coming out with this release. I expect it to be somewhat the size of the Harlequin effort.






Rules look interesting enough, but very points heavy