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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Privateer Press Nov 30 release





So Privateer Press News letter dropped and it has some great new models to check out. Some nice eye candy for everyone as we get back into the swing of posting again after a slight break in our schedule. =)




Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trial Techniques - Dirt (The Ian Files)

Ian was a local part of our gaming group, a friend, and someone I wish I got to know better. You can read about him here if you haven't before. (Ian Tribute). He was a great painter, great with mods, and he did a ton of workshop's and helped others out locally, as well as commission work. Although he isn't with us anymore his spirit lives on. He posted a handful of great helpful articles online that I will repost with permission here over the next few weeks to share with the community in hopes it inspires and help out which is what he was shooting for. So without further intro from me I present the Ian Files. (Tips technically from the beyond)


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sabotage of the 40k gamer...marketing rant

Okay, so I have this shiny new codex...one I've awaited for quite a while.
It is a simple little book, with undead robots, flying saucers and such.

It is a book that has been introduced during the reign of the 1+1 paradigm (unit+transport), the year of the (pseudo)flyer and the edition-of-mech...

and something is distinctly lacking...








Tuesday, November 15, 2011

quick GK progress, and blogroll info.

 So I have been grinding away at building GK models the last week and half. I was told about a tourney this Saturday and the goal was to have enough built, and primed in time to take the army for a test spin. I have been doing pretty good I had already built Coteaz and his ladies and this week or so I have thrown together and added my mods to

2 Dreads
1 Ven dread
1 LR redeemer
12 henchmen
4 of 6 Razors

Really I am in the home stretch of getting the last of the Razors done and the weapons all good with the Green Stuff emblems and such on them. I am planning to borrow some units to get my army up to 1850. So it won't be what I would typically run but it will still be some practice with a codex I haven't played before.

I however still need a Libby and I went to two of the three stores in my area already and no dice. They don't have the dumb libby because FINECAST makes getting one horrible and slow. Finecast you are messing with my mojo man!!! WTF .. I might have to borrow that too, we shall see.

Anyway just a quick update on what I am doing game wise and a complaint about finecast. (like there aren't enough of those around.) If I finish before Friday night I will take some pictures of the stuff before and after Primer to throw up on the blog. If not I will have pictures of my games at the very least to share with you guys.

ALSO before I run off and get glue on my fingers again. I will be updating a few things on the site this weekend. So if I am on your blog roll but your not on mine leave a comment, or if you want to do a blog roll exchange let me know. I try to link to everyone that links to me even if you don't contact me but its hard to track that.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paint Brushes 101 – The Basics (The Ian Files)


Ian was a local part of our gaming group, a friend, and someone I wish I got to know better. You can read about him here if you haven't before. (Ian Tribute). He was a great painter, great with mods, and he did a ton of workshop's and helped others out locally, as well as commission work. Although he isn't with us anymore his spirit lives on. He posted a handful of great helpful articles online that I will repost with permission here over the next few weeks to share with the community in hopes it inspires and help out which is what he was shooting for. So without further intro from me I present the Ian Files. (Tips technically from the beyond)


Cool Mini or Not 11.46



Cool Mini or Not restock's and New letter. They now have dungeon explorer back in stock. The game looks great has anyone played this thing? I would love to hear if it's worth the money? Either way let's get our weekly dose of Cool Mini or Not Eye Candy below.






Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Inspire - Daemonette

This time around we have Last years Golden Demon U.K. 2011 - Category 1 : Warhammer 40,000 Single Miniature. The artist is Angelo di Chello who tends to really go over board on doing fantastic banners if you have seen any of his other work.


Some Fantastic work when you consider the size of the model. The painting is amazing and even the base looks great and adds to the over all feel of it. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Loss of the FLGS Krystal Keep

The economy has been tough on many people  and I can say that everyone one I know has had the last year or so affect someone they know personally. Things are rough at the moment for several people and while several of us are making due and getting by there are others who are on the streak of tough luck. Today’s post is about the loss of my FLGS. When I don’t play at a buddy’s house this store is where I played my casual pickup games. Great space, great terrain, and really they tried to create a place for the miniature and historical miniature community more so than any store I have personally seen since I have been in the hobby. I am a event person because of how my life and schedule work out so I enjoy a day of gaming at a tourney. So at least half of my gaming is at events and all my casual gaming was broken up between my FLGS and my buddy’s houses.  I just cleared my schedule to be able to go to the combat patrol event happening next month and I had some time this evening so I headed down to pick up a few things I needed and I found the lights off and this message taped to the glass.

I, Necron...

A wee bit ago (as in 6 weeks) I was accosted by a new addition to my household.
She (the squirming ball of stink that is my daughter) has infringed on all things 'hobby' and 'sleep', putting me off my feed...thus delaying this, my first writing for Darkmorals. So introductions;
Hi, my name's Mike and I have a problem, plastic-crack(or resin, or metal, but mostly plastic).
For as long as he'll tolerate my inane ramblings and self aggrandizing rants about the hobby we love, I will write guest abominati...articles for the Emperor's Codex!

So, now that the unnecessary is finished, to the meat! (note that this meat is for the masses who have the codex. as I don't have the inclination to write a unit by unit/rule by rule review...it'll be done to death elsewhere...I'm writing this from a sense of changes in the wind for the Necrons, and hopefully the overall environment. it's a review of direction and expectations, not rules/mechanics.)


NECRONS
The codex started as a little White Dwarf raider list (back when WD produced interesting stuff, and didn't cost you a car-payment to keep up with), grew into a list that truly frightened people for a bit and finally slid into ignominy as Imperial after Imperial Codex drove them under, with the help of 5th edition.
Enter the now.



The new 'dex has given us a few things, amongst them a new 'paradigm' of play.
-a base statline that is unique in the current 40k environ (some orkish stats, some marine stats, and the ability to resurrect regardless of the punishment meted out), AV 13 transport spam, and environmental manipulations out the Wazoo.
-the slow and steady advance of an implacable foe, under the umbrella of almost 'mystical' technologies that defy logic (in a fluff sense) and sidestep many simple/reflexive countermeasures.
-an entirely new 'universe' of ideas to work into the ever(if slow) changing 40k universe.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Necron's Complaints already?

In the Grim dark future there is no Maytag Repair man, because the robots repair themselves.  Yes that’s right unless you live under a rock (like a caveman) you know that the Necron codex dropped and the undead pet project of the Ctan have gotten an update. I don’t mean some shabby windows update that makes you restart your computer two times when you clearly don’t want to right now. I mean a real manly update that would make Tim Allen proud.  You get all kinds of new shiny for your Metallo inspired army.  What is better than metal hungry soul less killing robot zombies? Well fluffy robot zombies of course! Wait, no I don’t mean like that unicorn in Despicable Me, although feel free to model your new army as fluffy bunny crons if that amuses you.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cool Mini or Not 11.45



Cool Mini or Not restocks and new items are in this week. There are some great items this week with a new crazy model from the makers of the Milk Maid and with a cool new zombie kit. Both worth checking out. All images are property and Rights of Cool Mini or Not and for more info you should check out the site. Link at bottom for those of us too lazy to type in the address bar. =P




Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Adepticon 2012


Last year was my first year attending Adepticon which for anyone that does the GT scene it is the Wrestlemania or Superbowl of the scene. There are several other events but nothing is exactly like Adepticon it was a good time and a blast with several days of fun and meeting like minded gamer's.

 Next Year's event Adepticon 2012 started ticket sales on Monday however something I thought was amazing or impressive or possibly just insane. Within 24 hours the 40k Single's event, the 40k Team event, at least one 40k combat patrol, the 40k friendly event, and something close to 2 dozen workshops/ painting classes sold out. Yep that's right tourney events 170 days away sold out already. 

If your reading this and you had planned on attending I hope you got a golden ticket so to speak or are trying to get on the waiting list already. I happen to randomly login to look around at what was going on this year and when Is saw tickets already selling quickly I was able to grab one. So if your going to be there I'll see you there. The fact it was selling out so quickly seemed like it was news worthy of a blog post. 

If you haven't looked already the events are on the cart page with how many tickets for each one are left. Head over and take a look and if you are interested in anything left I wouldn't wait too long. 






Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Flak Cannon/Auto Cannon Dread arms


So in my quest to put together Grey Knights like several other power armor players I needed options to make my psyfleman dreadnoughts. There are a ton of options and conversion and ways you can go about this process. You can even break down and get some arms from Forgeworld if you would like to go that way.After looking at what my friends have done and what options are online I ended up with an option I originally found on our good buddy Warflake's blog. He says he found them on Dakka. I read Dakka but only the bat reps section I don't normally run around any place else not that its a bad site I just don't read forums much. (in fact that is why I post my bat reps on that forum since I read them there I feel obligated to share the one's I write. lol )


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