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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cool Mini or Not 11.53





A handful of pictures from Cool Mini or Not  as we prepare to ring in the NEW YEAR. Enjoy!!







Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ironclad Dreadnought Conversion (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)


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Geek Chic - A spotlight and some sale notes.



Geek Chic if you have never heard of them is company that basically makes furniture for gamer's. No I don't mean that shabby stuff you can buy at your local Warmart built in some Chinese factory where if you leave a bolt out while self putting it together with non English instructions hoping the pictures make sense it wobbles for the rest of its life, or I don't mean the crazy compact yet oddly affordable treasure you find while going through the Dungeon that is a IKEA store. 

I mean they make old school classy fancy furniture. The type of furniture that looks like the guy on the monopoly box owns it except it has all been done in a custom twist for gaming. Also just like the other things the Monopoly guy owns rest assured that several of us, (and I say US because I am including myself) can't afford several of these items. This is fancy stuff but if you have never seen any of it. It is well worth a look and drool in typical Forgewold type fashion. 


Let's take a look at some examples taken from the Site. All rights to them of course. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

ForgeWorld - Fimir Warrior sneak peak (Christmas Jigsaw Revealed!!)




Christmas Jigsaw Revealed!! ForgeWorld just sent out the teaser they have been hinting at online. It is a new Fimir Warrior model. Take a look a the pictures below with the short blurb they attached along with them.






Thursday, December 22, 2011

ForgeWorld- MACHARIUS OMEGA and DEIMOS PATTERN PREDATOR




Forgeworld News letter dropped with again some great Resin models. One of them a old school throw back tank for you marine players out there. Well worth a look if you haven't seen them yet.




Video- Happy Holidays short

Real Life is shockingly busy for most of us around the holiday season, as we juggle family, friends, and hobby time. A short video with a little new meets old (in several ways).




Feel free to share or link if you think its cute. =P Don't give my daughter a larger head than she already has though I mean all MEDIA already tells her she is a princess. >_< 

I'll also go ahead and get a head start on the Holiday wishes that will be flooding around the Inter-Tubes in another day or so. Let me be the first to wish you all a Happy Holidays from everyone here at 
Emperor's Codex!!!! 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Inspire - NecroTau



This time up we have some awesome shots from Alan Bligh's 'NecroTau. The army was done as part of the Forgeworld Battle force painting challenge. I am sure I am not alone though in hoping he expands this great looking army.




Sunday, December 18, 2011

Video - Space Marines vs Grey Knights test game 2

Second report from my day of GK testing. Same board and same list as before only I threw down with some SM's that our buddy Drew brought along. Quick video to share with you guys enjoy.




Ill follow up with my thoughts on the list, and how the GK's work. 

KrystalKeep Combat Patrol, and a fond farewell....

So,
this weekend marked the final yearly 'Combat Patrol' tournament at the KrystalKeep.
As usual, Jim Williams ran a fast, furious and funtastic event full of much cursing, screaming and gnashing of tzeentch (and smiles).
Many a brave soldier(xenos, infidel, traitor)died yesterday, only to rise again shortly thereafter to wage the war eternal in the 40k 'oonivers'.
Final standings showed how strong, balanced and fair players and scenarios were, with a 4 way split for 1st!
Edge T
John W
Stephen (?)
Nick S.

I had a blast, as is usual for Jim's events (and events that have been run for years up at the Keep).
But alas, this marks an end.

December 30th, the store will be closing for the last time.

Rick, Raj and the others who have contributed to the store, with their heart and souls, have finally had enough.
The economy, coupled with other major, and minor, factors beyond their control have taken their toll.
KrystalKeep has kept its doors open throughout the most trying of economic times, worse than any I have seen personally.

I moved to Ohio 3 years ago.  I greatly feared the loss of my hobby and friends due to a new environment.
I should never have feared.
I discovered the Keep, and moved in...and quickly realized I had found a new 'home' in more ways than one.
The staff became friends, the players became friends, and within 6 months I not only felt as though I had regained the 'old' guard, but had gained an even better crowd!
I fell in love with the community all over again.
I wanted to share that particular anecdote, not to make the changes coming about me...but to emphasize the impact the Keep has had on a great deal of people.

A club, a forum, an arena AND a place where 'everybody knows your name'.
EVERYONE I know, who frequented the place (and there were many in my 3 years of attendance) saw KrystalKeep as a 'home away from home'.  A place to leave behind the trials and tribulations of life, sit down with a mental 'pint', and just be.
I have known few places with this sense of family attached to such a business, and doubt I will know many more.

I know I'm going to miss all the weekends, all the events and all the 'BS' sessions over our little 'toy soldiers'.
All these things that were made so much more satisfying due to the environment within which they were set.

I want to wish the guys who ran our little home all the best luck in their future endeavors, thank them from the bottom of my heart for providing all the joy they did.
I wish to thank all the players who accepted me from the git-go, and all the heart they put into their play, and their friendships.
And I wish to thank all those who sacrificed their personal time, effort and heart to run the events that kept us all in the loop!

a hearty salute to the end of an era, and now....


"Dice Down, gentlemen...Dice Down"

Cool Mini or Not 11.51



Home stretch before Christmas nothing like some more Cool Mini or Not eye candy to distract us from our holiday shopping.








Thursday, December 15, 2011

Trial Techniques - Over-highlighting and Washes (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)


Monday, December 12, 2011

Grey Knight Update



So I threw up a battle report here testing out the list and making a few tweaks after a few games. I didn't actually throw up an progress shots of what I have done with the army. So let's do some recap and updating since really isn't that why most people have blogs? (well they also complain, and randomly make up reasons to post pictures of girls yeah you guys know who your are!! lol)



Sunday, December 11, 2011

Video - Necrons vs IG

Martial Law battle report action to kick off this weeks posts. I am sure just like your local gamer buddies and clubs, mine has been testing Necrons as well. I have a couple reports to throw up. This one is shot a little odd but not a bad report by any means.

HOD and Warmonger threw down with HOD testing out his Necrons against Warmongers IG. Some Dooooooooom Arks get a test run in the video below. Enjoy!!!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pink Horror Speed Painting Tutorial (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)



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Video - Grey Knights VS Necrons Test game

So while life is keeping me stupid busy I did get a chance to get together with Mike and play a test game with my incomplete GK's I am building. I took all the models I have gotten cleaned up and glued together, (plus two borrowed rhino's from Mike) Mike wanted to test out armor 13 type spam list with some ghost arks, and to see if you could run Necrons without Scarabs. He also video recorded the test game, oh and he was being dad to his new daughter the whole time and she was not happy. =P As a father myself I didn't mind but it's funny. So you will hear baby during the video in several parts and sometimes she is happier than others. Viewer discretion advised if that sort of thing bothers you.




Just a quick test game between friends. Mike complains about GK's but he's joking he actually owns and plays GK's on a regular basis. =P I have to get used to the new style of play and I have some tweaks to make of course as I see what I like and don't. I was able to get one more game in with Drew that Mike recorded I'll see about getting that spliced together to throw up here as well.

Any comments or Questions are welcome. Pictures of my stuff is also incoming as I finish it and get ready to primer. Possibly pictures of the Necron's as Mike gets them together as well.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Forgeworld GRAIA PATTERN RAPIER LASER DESTROYER




New releases from ForgeWorld We have a new vehicle. Autocannon arms for the shiny old school dread, and some shoulderpads!! Woot woot. Get your orders in so you can get your Resin Crack before Christmas!! lol





Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cool Mini or Not 11.49




Cool Mini or not Eye candy in coming. Lot's of fresh restocked items and cool things to consider painting over the holidays.








Friday, December 2, 2011

Forgeworld CHAOS DWARF SKULLCRACKER





New release from our favorite Resin dealer for our favorite evil dwarfs!
More info can be found on the Forgeworld site of course, and they do have that nice shopping cart action going on if you feel like you deserve something chaos dwarf related for Christmas. More pictures below of course!!! 



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Paint Brushes 102 – Synthetic or Natural? (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)



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