Saturday, 26 December 2015

Time Out

G'day all,

2015 has been a very busy one for us here at TTH. We have had great success and heaps of fun making videos and filming battle reports that are hosted on the WW40k Australia Youtube channel.

This blog began as a way of helping motivate us to paint and play and it has done that and more. We are making a shift and merging our TTH efforts with WW40k to concentrate on videos and getting involved with the community via Facebook and by hosting events and travelling to others.

To keep upto date with what we are getting up to please head on over and see the links below.

Thanks for your support.

Cheers and good gaming.

Web: www.ww40k.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tthand30k/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpEXYQLlQfcD3wHU3kx0cEw

Monday, 6 July 2015

A trip down the Bayou 2



G'day All,

Rolfey here and welcome back for more Warmachine/Hordes fun!





Today I am going to give some insight to the warlocks of Gatormen and the two I plan on running for my main lists.

Gatormen warlocks in general have pretty good defence stats, good feats and most cases well rounded and decent spell lists.

As I ultimately want to play in more 2 list master style events I have gone with the following warlocks.

Rask: 

The pseudo Gatormen bog trog warlock. He provides lots of hitting power to his army with the Fury(+Damage) spell and upkeep/focus stripping trident cannon. He also can provide protection with his feat and spells like Admonition and Inhospitable Ground. Last but not least a nice speed boost to models with Boundless Charge. Rask himself can be very frustrating for an enemy to assassinate with his Call to sacrifice [Bog Trog] (Woo shamblers). Rask is such a well rounded warlock I plan for him to be my go to guy for lots of match ups.... Just not Cryx....


Jaga-Jaga, The death charmer:

This lovely lady is master of all things death. She provides a good amount of flexibility to her army and can be list tailored very well, as such she is going to be my Cryx drop. Her spell list includes Spellpiercer(units gain magic weapons and blessed), Grave wind(Good Def buff), Ghost Walk(Pathfinder and walking through buildings) and Escort( A good ARM+Movement buff). Jaga-Jaga's feat is also very good vs troop heavy lists. The feat lets you take control of enemy troops when you kill them(effectively turning them into zombies) and gives you control of them for one round. This can mess up the other players plan because they can make free strikes, have a -2 ARM debuff and at the end of it all they are removed from play so they can not be brought back to the table.


So in the end this pair should be pretty interesting to run together and cover each others weakness's well.

I continue to paint my gator force up for the coming event and hope to make the deadline....

Few teaser WIP pics for you all until next time




Thanks again guys for the visit and support and I hope to continue to give you all some more gator loving updates. As always if you want to see any certain WM/H stuff be included just post below or send me a message.


-Rolfey

Monday, 22 June 2015

A trip down the Bayou 1



G'day All,

Rolfey here and I am going to be bringing you all some Warmachine/Hordes content on the page.

First off I have been war gaming for a number of years and this has been across a number of different game systems. I  play a few different games at the moment but Warmahordes(WM/H) is my main focus.
I also have in the following in the works:
Infinity - Ariadna Merovingian rapid reaction force (Woo french!)
30k - Questoris knights of House Terryn

But anyway back into the WM/H fun!

Currently I have a few armies on the run but for this post I will be showing off my newest addition to the fold. This army will be my prime focus and will be the force I will be taking to the many WM/H events I hope to attend.



As the title of the post hints at ladies and gents we are going to be taking a trip down the Bayou with the Blindwater Congregation - Also known as Gatormen!

So the Blindwater Congregation are a hordes minions pact that are all about the swamp, voodoo theme and getting into close combat.

Many models in the Gatormen army can use the souls or corpses of fallen living friendly or foe models to enhance abilities, reanimate the dead or power spells.

I have a few shots of the new arrived army and will be posting up progress shots as I work on the list.


Here is a close up of the Sacral Vault Battle Engine. This has to be my favorite model in the whole range it oozes theme and looks really cool on the field.


Who wouldn't want a massive stone voodoo alter being pushed by two huge gators.... including a crazy witch doctor on the top mid sacrifice.

Also a few rushed test WIP shots of some Gatormen Posse for you all until next time...



Anyway guys thanks for the visit and if there is any certain WM/H stuff you would like to see let me know and I will try and get it done. I also hope to be shooting and releasing some more battle reports.

-Rolfey

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Blood angels HQ's (PT 1)

G'day lads Dean here.

After basically disappearing off the planet with work, life, etc (mostly video games) I decided it was time I posted once again. Somehow in the middle of watching 6-7 episodes of Supernatural last night I had the urge to build some Legion HQ's.

My 30k bloods are slowly but surely getting there, I've been active with other armies but they are slowly getting painted. Anyway today I'd like to focus on my various HQ choices I've started.


First up, the always important Praetor

Now I've tried to have a story/idea behind each of my characters and who they are in the Army. And for my Lead HQ choice the idea is simple, I really wanted my Praetor to say
"I am going to straight up murder your arse"
so I tried to get the most Red Thirst-y kind of casually stalking pose I could, to that end I used alot of the Lord Executioner model from 40k marines, a decent splattering of blood angel parts and a Sternguard head.
I plan on running him with a legion command squad with jump packs *cough* Sanguinary Guard *cough*



Secondly I've decided to run a Primus Medicae bascially as a 30k Sanguinius Priest

I started off wanting him to be a little bit fancy but not too fancy, still able to fit in with the rest of the Mk4 armoured army so I used a 40k plastic Sanguinius priest, Sang guard jump pack, axe and plasma pistol and Mk4 helm. I figured that since there is no Astorath yet, someone would have to deal with those that lost themselves to the red thirst and who better than the Priests, hence the executioners axe.
He'll most likely be running with my 15 man Assault squad for extra durability.



Next off the block is my Librarian

Now I did try to think, how would I represent a librarian in 30k. I mean for a large part of pre-heresy they were outlawed so he would only have recently been reinstated. To that end I decided to keep the armour to a minimum, so using Tactical mk4 parts with a few 40k blood parts and well as Grey knight plastics I tried to get it across that yes he is a librarian but a few years ago he could well have been a veteran sergeant in a line company.



Finally the end of my Pt 1 HQ's is my Master of Signals

Now as you can pretty much surmise by my choice of loadout my army is primarily assault based, being a drop pod list means ill be in the enemies grill from turn one and even the master of signals needs to be ready to get stuck into CC
That being said I was really happy to find so many older marks of armour in Blood angel plastics, Makes character building very easy when you can combine Forge world with 40k kits and still have them looking right. I tried to get all the Tech-y, scanner stuff I had onto one model but still enough blood angel stuff that he looks the part
So yes he is an Geek, but he can still rip your arms off :D


So that's it for now. Additionally I've started working on a Chaplain, Forge lord and with plans for a Vigilator. Because I like me some options, stay tuned for Part two sometime this year.

Dean

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Episode 12 - THE SLAM-AMANDERS



Episode 12 is here!

Welcome back to the show, and a special welcome if you're joining us for the first time.  Firstly, apologies on the tardiness of the show. We had a little technical problem the first time we recorded, so instead of releasing something we weren't happy with we re-recorded!

On this week’s show we review the slew of new Ultramarines releases in the lead up to Book 5: Tempest, we also have a look at the exciting video Forge World have released for said book!

We've changed up our format slightly this week to spend a bit more time going through the letters and feedback we get from you guys every week. Later in the show we take a look at the XVIII Legion the Salamanders. Is Vulkan's legion as hard as he is? Listen in to find out. As always we finish up with our 30k events section so check them out and get down there if you're in the area!

Get it here on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-eye-of-horus-podcast/id971468792?mt=2

Listen to the show on SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/eye-of-horus-podcast/

Get all the episodes here
http://eyeofhoruspodcast.blogspot.com.au/

Don't forget to send in you battle reports
aus30k.com/30kwiki/index.php?title=Battle_Report

Decide the outcome of Act of Heresy, pick up your brushes and join the Pacts of Heresy!

Pact of Heresy Heresy 30K forum link
http://heresy30k.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/3531-the-mustering-a-30k-painting-challenge/

Pact of Heresy rules
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_3DkXoD9DLEX1JST1N1WTRPZEU/view?pli=1

Events

INFERNO III
https://www.facebook.com/events/832823986809830/
(Come and play with/against us!)

Scorched Earth – Hosted by the Imperial Truth
http://theimperialtruth.com/?page_id=181

Horus Heresy Campaign Event at Mugu Games in WA (look out for Squatch!)
http://www.mugugames.com/

Old Line Massacre 2015
Saturday, June 20 at 10:00am in EDT
https://www.facebook.com/events/1384423265218682/

Social Media!
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Monday, 11 May 2015

Robotech RPG Tactics


Gday all,

My mate Spraggy and I have just time traveled back to when cartoons were good!

The 80's!!!

We just finished our first game of Robotech RPG Tactics and I must say what a refreshing game it was. We have both had our fires reignited for beer and pretzels cinematic gaming ,with both of us humming Robotech tunes and acting out cool stuff that happened while the game was in progress.

Spraggy and I had a crack at creating a very (and i stress very) rough - how to play video - showing some of the basic game mechanics and topped it off with a quick battle report.

Have a watch and see if this system is for you.



In the meantime here are a few pros and cons of what we have found so far.

PROS:
  • Nostalgia and down right cool factor! - I mean who does not want to pilot a Veritech?
  • Simple D6 system with limited special rules - aiding in quick game flow.
  • Ingenious command point system to help you pull off some crazy results  - much like you see in the cartoons - Again! Who does not want to fly into a middle of a big pack of Battlepods in a Veritech, bit off more than they can chew and just whip it into Battleoid mode doing flips and spins blazing away with a gunpod to resolve said sticky situation?
  • Ability to use existing terrain sets - DZC buildings and 10/15mm scale terrain features (we cracked out some Flames hills and forests).
  • Easy army building system - makes use of core (big) and support (small) cards.
CONS:
  • Minis are quite fiddly to put together and very time consuming. The building instructions are quite hard to use and the sprues are not labeled to aid in construction.
  • Some rules/stats are not available in the rule book (namely squadron points) this info is only found on the cards.
  • Lack of a summary sheet in the boxed game to aid in game referencing (We found a few fan made ones that are ok online).
  • Upkeep and record tracking will be very time consuming and hard without a robust system by players - especially in bigger games (We found it very hard to keep track of what pods were in each squadron and which Veritech was which). This will be easier once painted and the small lip on the back of the mini bases colour or number coded (or both).


Overall the PROS very much out weigh the CONS with this game. It has tournament potential, but with the small player base and how excited we get playing the game thanks to our childhoods - for now at least it will remain our beer and pretzels fun wargame staple!

Cheers for reading - as soon as we get the rest of the minis assembled expect some more!

Ty




















Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Episode 11 - Victory!



Welcome to episode 11!

Welcome one and all, and what a weekend it was! The weekend just gone saw us participate in the second part of the Inferno crusade, and, the Loyalists strike another savage blow for the Imperium!

This week Andrew from AUS30k, who flew all the way from Canberra to play joins us to take look at the fall out from the event! Andrew also has a special announcement about how all you, our listeners from around the world can have an effect on the out come of the Act of Heresy event being run next year!

Of course no episode would be complete with out all our regular new release, shout out, question and event segments.


Get all the episodes here
eyeofhoruspodcast.blogspot.com.au/

Listen to the show on SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/eye-of-horus-podcast/

Don't forget to send in you battle reports
aus30k.com/30kwiki/index.php?title=Battle_Report

Decide the out come of Act of Heresy, pick up your brushes and join the Pacts of Heresy!
Pact of Heresy Heresy 30K forum link
heresy30k.invisionzone.com/index.php?/…-challenge/


Events

Scorched Earth – Hosted by the Imperial Truth
theimperialtruth.com/?page_id=181

Horus Heresy Campaign Event at Mugu Games in WA (look out for Squatch!)
www.mugugames.com/

Social Media!






Tuesday, 28 April 2015

2015 ANZAC Cup and Youtube gallore...

Gday all,

Apologies for not posting is some time. TTH30k has been flat chat not only recording videos on a range of systems including 30k, 40k, showcasing armies, Starwars Armada and Bolt Action, but more importantly been heavily involved in the 2015 ANZAC Cup - as 6 system gaming charity event - in which we either helped host or played - here is Australia on the 18th and 19th of April 2015.

First and quickly YOU TUBE.

We have soared past 2000 subscribers and are approaching 160k views over the last month or so. The support we have been getting has been overwhelming and very much appreciated. Like this blog; it was created as a means of keeping myself and a lot of the locals I game with motivated - and it working with all of us getting our head down and paint brush up to get painted armies on the table to play with or show off for your viewing pleasure and hopefully to aid in a little inspiration for those suffering from the hobby blues.

Have a look at the link - Subscribe and send us some feedback.

Over the coming months (4 to be accurate - curse you work!) the TTH30k/WW40k Australia gaming garage will be getting an uplift by way of new purpose build table and some trickery to aid us in getting better and more importantly steady footage of games and stuff being played.

Secondly and most importantly - the 2015 ANZAC Cup.

Most of the bloggers here at TTH30k were involved in this amazing event by way of participation or key event staff. I say amazing as to the best of our knowledge we helped host not only the biggest event that Brisbane (in SE QLD Australia) has run in many years but according to our feed back - the smoothest and most professional event seen in a long time as well.

But thats not the icing on the cake....

The ANZAC Cup is first and foremost a charity focused event run by the Australian Defence Force Wargaming Association (ADFWGA) to help our mates at Soldier On.

Half of the ANZAC Cup venue (40k, WHFB, Xwing and Infinity on this side).

The event raise $7700 in two days from the contributions of our 130 attendees getting involved in raffles and novelty events in between games throughout the weekend. A bloody great effort.

Games of 30k, 40k, WHFB, Infinity, Bolt Action and Xwing were played over the weekend by the band of enthusiastic players. Photos and event results can be found HERE on the ADFWGA Facebook page.

That wraps up a quick update of the what we have been up to of late here at TTH30k. The future is looking bright with a lot of us here busy with projects and event prep for the busy year ahead.

Myself (Ty) - am focusing on once of my childhood favourites - ROBOTECH.
Michael and Tim - are uber busy with their 30k armies and recording episodes of their PODCAST (Get on it ASAP - its awesome!).
Dean - is about to go full pelt with his 30k Blood  Angels now that he has acquired Macca's (from AGIF) Raven Guard to play with in the meantime.
Ben - Is actually half way through painting his Night Lords (we are just happy he has settled on a legion finally after so many false starts).
Tamara - Has her Emperor's Children on the go - very slowly but surely (Hoping for some updates over the next month as she recovers from a trip to the hospital).
David - Has been adding to his Iron Warriors - but getting him to post updates is like getting blood out of a stone - will will release the hounds!
Chazz - LAST but not least - has discovered Starwars Armada and has been doing some cool videos on the YOUTUBE Channel.

Cheers for stopping by.

Ty

For up to date info on our comings and goings or to get in touch be sure to like our Facebook pages.

The Traitors Hand
WW40k Australia


The Eye of Horus Podcast - Episode 10 - Inferno Prep



It's time for episode 10!

We're back for yet another episode and this week we talk Inferno, we sit down and talk about our lists and our expectations for our forces on the big day. 

We have all your favorite show segments as always. We preview the new vindicator in our new release section as well as all the new love for the Raven Guard. And as always we close out the show with listener mail and 30k events!

So sit back and enjoy this episode, bought to you by J├Ągermeister and white spirit vapor!

Extra pictures from the ANZAC Cup here:
http://imgur.com/a/WeUAm

Check out the podcast on iTunes here and leave a review!
itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-e…id971468792?mt=2

Download all the episodes as MP3s here
eyeofhoruspodcast.blogspot.com.au/

The Podcast is on SoundCloud here
https://soundcloud.com/eye-of-horus-podcast

Don't forget to send in you battle reports
aus30k.com/30kwiki/index.php?title=Battle_Report


Events

Scorched Earth – Hosted by the Imperial Truth
http://theimperialtruth.com/?page_id=181

Horus Heresy Campaign Event at Mugu Games in WA (look out for Squatch!)
http://www.mugugames.net/index.php?/topic/266-horus-heresy-weekend-event-everett-wa-usa/

Social Media!

Facebook
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Eye of Horus Podcast - Episode 09



It's good to be back!

Welcome back to episode 9! We hope you guys enjoyed our Mechanicum special while we were away.

This week we catch up on the last couple of weeks of news, releases and rumors. We also catch up on the questions and letters we've received since our last show.

This weekend was a big weekend for 30K, with three Horus Heresy events being run all over the world all on the one weekend. We got down to the Anzac Cup in Brisbane and took some photos of all the great armies there and met a whole lot of 30k players. This episode we take a look at the forces and talk about what the top armies were composed of, and found out what the new hotness is. The weekend also prompted a shake up of the Mount Rushmore of Primarchs. Listen in to find out who's in and who's been chiseled off the Mountain!

We hope you enjoy!

See all the armies from Anzac cup here.
imgur.com/a/mM1Rk

Check it out here on iTunes
itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-e…id971468792?mt=2


Listen on SoundCloud here:
https://soundcloud.com/eye-of-horus-podcast/eye-of-horus-podcast-season-01-episode-09

Download all the episodes as MP3s here
eyeofhoruspodcast.blogspot.com.au/

Don't forget to send in you battle reports
aus30k.com/30kwiki/index.php?title=Battle_Report

And check out our Army profiles here.
Tim's Mechanicum
aus30k.com/30kwiki/index.php?title=A-MECH-666

Michael's Fists
aus30k.com/30kwiki/index.php?title=L-VII-3460

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Eye of Horus Podcast

Hi guys,

Michael and I have started a Warhammer 30k Horus Heresy podcast!

It's a weekly endeavour, where we talk about new model releases, painting, modelling, background, rules, and do reviews of books and army lists, plus battle reports! We also have a community shout-out section where we list a bunch of upcoming tournaments and events.

You can listen to it on iTunes and Stitcher, or download the direct file from here. We're also on SoundCloud.

Without further ado,



SEASON ONE EPISODE FIVE!

Welcome to this weeks show! On this episode we have our regular new release section that should get you Mechanicum players excited if you haven't been keeping up to date.

Michael and I talk about our plans for running our drop site massacre campaign later in the year. This episode we reveal our initial army lists and talk about our forces themes and back grounds.

We had a lot of feed back from our segment about getting into 30k. To that end we take a look at the contents of book 1 Betrayal and help players new and old decide "Do I need this book?". And I go on a rant about the Ordo Reductor list until forced to stop due to sedation via med-automata.

Finally as always we wrap up with some shout outs, letters from you guys and our events segment.
Enjoy!

Get all the episodes on iTunes here
https://itunes.apple...d971468792?mt=2

SoundCloud link:
https://soundcloud.com/eye-of-horus-podcast


Find all our episodes in MP3 format here
http://eyeofhoruspod...logspot.com.au/

If you like this podcast check out the Dudes at Corehammer
http://www.corehammer.com/

Awesome Adepticon 30k coverage and pictures
http://heresy30k.blogspot.com.au/


Our regular 30k events links

Kaloran Crusade Details:
http://aus30k.com/30...title=Main_Blog

Anzac Cup (18/19 April 2015)
http://www.wargamera...0

Inferno (02 May 2015)
http://www.wargamera...howtopic=175960

Savage Crusade
http://www.bolterand...eresy-campaign/

Andrew's world wide campaign site
http://aus30k.com/30kwiki/index.php

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Bolt Action Fever.......

I have caught it again.

Bolt Action fever...... and the only cure isn't more cowbell but more World War 2!

I was lucky enough to get time to head on down to our mate Vinnie's place this arvo for some WW2 action. I say lucky as Vinnie has some fantastic terrain and great minis to throw on the table. It was a British vs Germany affair somewhere in France.

This game was an intro style game as all of use were either rusty or new. However none the less a heap of fun was had and as usual I had some usual Ty style luck with my bloody Panther getting side shorted and blown up by the first dice rolls of the game :(

Anyways have a look at some pics from out game and straight after that be sure to head on over and see not only Vinnie's blog but his online shop as well - Links at the bottom.


















Lonely Gamers Blog - LINK
Elite Miniatures - LINK

Cheers for stopping by

Ty

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Inferno Campaign Event!

Hi guys,

I finally finished writing a narrative battle report for the Inferno campaign event from last weekend, once I'd re-hydrated my brain and got it functioning again.

CHECK OUT THE GAMES HERE

The Campaign event was great fun, using the rules from Book 4 - Conquest. If you aren't using these rules in your gaming group or given them a go, have a read through the chapter in Book 4!

Here's some pics:







Thursday, 1 January 2015

Sons of Horus and what every gamer wants............

No more models to assemble!!!!

Because that means we can head on out and get more!!!

I have had a busy few days in-between kids, holidays and attempting to teach my daughter how to use the xbox - assembling every piece of 30k in the house.

As a result we have the following additions all now assembled and undercoated on the painting desk.

World Eaters

20 Man Tactical Squad
Medic
10 Ravagers with Jump Packs
Missile Launcher Heavy Marine Squad
2 x Contemptors
Legion Glave Super Heavy
Melta Predator
Command Squad
8 Metal 40k Veterans (To swap into Legion Marine Squads for games of 40k - will allow me to run a proper Battle Company using the Marine Dex).
Selection of Heavy and Special weapon dudes in Mk2/3 and 4 armour (To make up 40k Tactical Squads with the metal vets)

Sons of Horus

Jump pack Primus Medicae
10 Reavers with Jump packs
Missile Launcher Heavy Marine Squad
1x Contemptor





Now im also looking to conserve a few dollars by sharing some vehicle - namely Drop Pods.

I am considering painting all of my drop pods (2 plastic and 1 Anvillus) a basic grey as if they were to be a standard colour across all the Legions. I figure it will allow me to use them with any of my armies and will mean I only need to buy a few more to make a fully fledged Orbital Assault Force.

I have also just finished getting the first 2k points of Sons of Horus done. I am still trying to improve my face/skin painting so consider Horus 90% done for now (needed to get him onto the table for a batrep).



Speaking of which you can enjoy their first game here in a what if scenario vs some 40k Deathwing.



Cheers for stopping by.

Ty