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!

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INFERNO III
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Scorched Earth – Hosted by the Imperial Truth
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Horus Heresy Campaign Event at Mugu Games in WA (look out for Squatch!)
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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.


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Events

Scorched Earth – Hosted by the Imperial Truth
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Horus Heresy Campaign Event at Mugu Games in WA (look out for Squatch!)
www.mugugames.com/

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