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  • Stickman 7 Feb 2014 15:58:39 29,666 posts
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    Adeptus Astartes and something I can't remember. Something auxilia or other. Astra Militarum? Something.

    Edited by Stickman at 16:02:23 07-02-2014

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  • whatfruit 7 Feb 2014 16:02:32 1,530 posts
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    What a big ballon bag.

    GW seem to be going a bit mental at the moment.

    The latest rule sets, codexs and army books for fantasy and 40k seem to be confused messes.
  • oldschoolsoviet 8 Feb 2014 22:21:05 5,484 posts
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    WOOF !
    HERE BOY !
    GOOD BOY !

    And yep, a trophy/staff thing with captain's skulls. The eight Bloodcrushers in the wings are getting relevant SM helms to flaunt, as well as matching numerals on the noggin.

    One of the inspirations, brilliant pic etched in from childhood.
  • Stickman 4 Mar 2014 07:51:50 29,666 posts
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    Went on a gaming splurge and bought some other systems to try out. Dreadball, Dust Tactics, Warmachine, X-Wing, Dropzone and the Horus Heresy boardgame.

    I shall report back with impressions, although that little lot cost a deal less than one 40k army would.

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  • oldschoolsoviet 4 Mar 2014 10:36:04 5,484 posts
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    That the fandangled '3D' HH with the plastic overload ? Have the original card one, and as fiddly as that was, supposedly thon new one is even worse. Cracking game though, especially when you can complement it with all the HH goodness these days.
  • Stickman 4 Mar 2014 10:46:46 29,666 posts
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    Yeah, the one that comes in something like a coffin.

    Probably most excited about Dropzone for some reason. In the mood for a skirmish game, and the fact it comes with its own board/terrain is great.

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  • RabidChild 4 Mar 2014 11:15:53 2,292 posts
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    Xwing is pretty good. It reminds me of sid meier's ace patrol, but in board game form
  • disusedgenius 4 Mar 2014 11:41:08 5,359 posts
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    I was a big fan of Dust as well. The Tactics boardgame was really good for easy play and the full skirmish ruleset felt much tighter than 40k for a 'proper' miniature games. Pity it hasn't taken off more.
  • Stickman 10 Mar 2014 07:27:42 29,666 posts
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    X-Wing is really good fun. Simple rules (but with enough depth to keep things interesting), easy and cheap to set up (essentially just need 3'x3' of table space, no scenery costs) and fast flowing (turns are played out using pilot skill numbers, so one player doesn't just sit there for ten minutes taking models off the board).

    The only thing you could moan about is that the boxed game really is an intro kit. You're only going to get a handful of games out of it before it gets a bit dull. That said, it's only 25 quid, so compare that to Dark Vengeance or Warmachine for Two and you could buy another few ships to keep things interesting for the same price.

    Not played any others yet but initial impressions are that Warmachine is a really high quality product. It feels like it's had some money chucked at it. Models are detailed and interesting, nice thick, glossy rulebook. Does seem like a genuine competitor to GW's systems if it takes off, which it seems to be.

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  • disusedgenius 10 Mar 2014 07:48:55 5,359 posts
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    Oh yeah, Warmachine is a very genuine competitor, especially in the US. It's not as much that the models are cheaper, you just need less of them (I'm using a few of the models in my Daemon army).

    But it's done a good job at appealing to the tournament-type players that the GW games have been hemorrhaging over the past few years. Tighter game play and more regular updates seem to keep it more competitive.
  • andyc1980 10 Mar 2014 08:03:46 1,138 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    arials101 wrote:
    the first copy of White Dwarf was 4. It was the January 2004 issue
    o_O
    Definitely not. The first copy I ever bought was in 1997, and the last was before 2004.

    And I paid 1.95 for it.

    Edited by andyc1980 at 08:04:17 10-03-2014
  • Nexus_6 10 Mar 2014 08:34:13 3,882 posts
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    Yeah. Come on, I have copies from the mid eighties in the loft ffs!
  • TVoJ 10 Mar 2014 10:13:16 1,947 posts
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    Decided it's time to finally paint my Catachans and get myself some games.

    Found out last week that there is a local club playing games on Thursday night's so I popped along to have a gander.

    I was a little disappointed that 90% of attendees were kid's but oh well. Saw loads of people using Necrons, Dark Angels and chaos but not one single Eldar player.

    Only one other IG player there but he was using wimpy Cadians! pah!

    So far I have 2 squads of Catachans, 2 scout sentinels, a Lemon Russ, Marbo, a sniper, and a demo squad.

    Bolstering the ranks from ebay. Just got these for around a tenner delivered.
    Converted Chans
    Command squad

    Anyone got any tips for painting camo patterns? Will get some pics up when I've finished a few but I am in no way a good painter. Very much an amateur but with some practice and the help of youtube I hope to get somewhere half decent.
  • oldschoolsoviet 10 Mar 2014 18:07:47 5,484 posts
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    Eeek ! Not that seller !

    Had stuff from him before, and the condition has always been pretty poor from someone who tries to act so businesslike. Messy glue, broken bits etc, and yet he achieves ridiculous prices, just through sheer persistence and presentation. The shonky sideways head on that first link tells me nothing has changed, and I avoid him like the plague now.

    As for painting camo, just be sure to have reference material at hand, and think about washes for shading/dulling patterns. It's a lot easier than smooth white anyway....*grumble* Can't really make too much of a hash of it, but practice on any junk bits to experiment.

    Started the remaining Juggs, and to recap, my Jugglord (top of page) has a nice collection of Astartes Captain skulls, numbered by Legion, and I figured I'd theme my Jugg 'letters as the bound martial essence of the deceased owners. Or something. He basically charges at someone, shakes the magic skull stick and bang, flanked by the buggers to create a big mess.

    First two, based on DA and SW.
    Back view, with some extra remains.

    Six more to go, with corresponding helms and numeral scars.
  • Nexus_6 10 Mar 2014 18:47:45 3,882 posts
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    Lol!

    Edited by Nexus_6 at 18:48:03 10-03-2014
  • Stickman 11 Mar 2014 08:17:14 29,666 posts
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    You know how model nerds are about 'as written'! ;)

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  • smoggo 25 Mar 2014 12:15:18 1,364 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    X-Wing is really good fun. Simple rules (but with enough depth to keep things interesting), easy and cheap to set up (essentially just need 3'x3' of table space, no scenery costs) and fast flowing (turns are played out using pilot skill numbers, so one player doesn't just sit there for ten minutes taking models off the board).

    The only thing you could moan about is that the boxed game really is an intro kit. You're only going to get a handful of games out of it before it gets a bit dull. That said, it's only 25 quid, so compare that to Dark Vengeance or Warmachine for Two and you could buy another few ships to keep things interesting for the same price.

    Not played any others yet but initial impressions are that Warmachine is a really high quality product. It feels like it's had some money chucked at it. Models are detailed and interesting, nice thick, glossy rulebook. Does seem like a genuine competitor to GW's systems if it takes off, which it seems to be.
    Infinity is also becoming very popular. After the abomination that was the new Tyranids codex I'm sick of GW so bought my first Infinity models last week, just waiting on some custom bases to be delivered and I can get painting.

    It's dead cheap to get started. I bought a start set and blister pack for just over 30 which gives me a total of 7 models and that's enough to play a small 150 pts game (300 is considered the standard game size).

    The quality of the sculpts is pretty high though newer models in the range tend to be done better. It's manga-style though each faction is very visually different but they can do everything though each faction has some specialist areas that it has greater options within.

    Not played yet as I wanna paint but hope to soon as a friend also got a starter and blister and a new local games shop has cropped up finally (after many years of only having a GW nearby) that is hoping to start running some organised Infinity play soon. I've had a good look at the rules though and batreps online and the general feel is it's very balanced and strategic with lots of options, but in smaller games you can get by with simpler setups to get to learn the game without lots of complex rules. Even as you scale up it becomes more about having more specialists with powerful equipment than tons of models and the order pool system adds in various disadvantages for taking too many models.

    The only real issue is it need a lot of scenery as it's intended as an urban skirmish game and units have a kind of permanent overwatch, and they suggest no more than 8 inches between scenery pieces.

    Anyway, the models are cool and can't wait to paint them up and play my first games. I'd suggest checking it out.

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  • DFawkes 25 Mar 2014 12:25:14 23,040 posts
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    You forgot the best part, smoggo.

    SPACE WILLIAM WALLACE



    There are other models that aren't William Wallace, but the fact remains Warhammer 40k has no William Wallace units. Infinity has one. That makes it better.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • smoggo 25 Mar 2014 12:26:34 1,364 posts
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    FREEDOOOOOOOM

    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    The jury's out for me whether breathing actually does anything at all

  • Stickman 25 Mar 2014 13:30:39 29,666 posts
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    Yeah, Infinity is definitely something I want a go at, I like the look of the models and the slightly exaggerated paint jobs really strike a different chord to GW.

    Speaking of nice minis though, I've only just been made aware of Kingdom Death. Holy shit, some of their stuff is incredible!

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  • smoggo 25 Mar 2014 13:36:13 1,364 posts
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    Well I'll let you know how my first games go to give a beginner's perspective. Got much painting to do before then though.

    BinaryBob101 wrote:
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  • TVoJ 6 Apr 2014 00:45:22 1,947 posts
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    So......anyone know how this lahmian medium works?

    Bought it thinking it was like a gloss. Its not.
  • RabidChild 6 Apr 2014 01:02:54 2,292 posts
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    Is it not just for diluting paints to make custom glazes/washes?
  • Stickman 8 Apr 2014 06:50:23 29,666 posts
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    It's a glaze medium. It makes your paints less opaque the more you use. Also acts as a flow aid and a drying retarder. If you've got the patience, it's a great way to build up highlights, way easier than wet blending. For the love of god though, wait until one layer is dry before putting another on otherwise it'll pull the layer below off and make you swear lots and lots.

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  • oldschoolsoviet 29 Apr 2014 15:42:50 5,484 posts
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    Two more juggs....
    ....four more to go.
    Random ML Scout and a Lancer WE.

    Toddling along.....
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