Friday, 11 December 2015

Alpha Legion Chaplin Finished!

I'm a huge fan of the Chaplin model

After the horrors of attempting to batch paint it was such a relief to go back to painting one model at a time. Even though he wont be in the final force, I decided to paint the Chaplin from the Betrayal at Calth box-set.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

First Veteran Tactical Squad Finished!

First Squad Finished!

Well after temporarily abandoning my preferred method of painting, I did the the remaining 7 marines from this Veteran Tactical Squad in one go...

Monday, 30 November 2015

Painting in an Assembly line format

In an effort to speed up my painting as atm I have something like 40+ models to paint, I've decided to, instead of painting them one at a time as I usually do, to paint a whole bunch of models at once. I usually prefer to do them one at a time as I then feel like I can take my time on it but it does, as a result, take forever...

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Leviathan Siege Dreadnought Rules Analysis - Part 1: Basic Overview and Special Rules

Okay so last time I gave a rundown of the background behind the Leviathan and now will be giving a review of its 30k rules and going over some of its potential tactical uses. Oh and I'll be throwing in the occasional fluff justification as well for some of Leviathan's rules/weapons. I plan to spread the review out over a few posts and focus on a different aspect of the models rules each time. I do warn you in advance that there will be a lot of reading!

Raven Guard Leviathan Siege Dreadnought

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Leviathan Siege Dreadnought Model/Fluff

The Leviathan Siege Dreadnought in all its awesomeness

Okay I want to start of by saying how amazing this model looks! I've always been a huge fan of the Space Marine Dreadnoughts and the fluff behind them but the Leviathan is definitely my favourite. I don't actually like the standard Dreadnought you can buy in your local store as its far too boxy and its size is scaled down a lot.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Proxying Models

Miniwargaming Shenanigans

Personally I'm not a fan of proxying models, I mean I'm of course okay with the odd flamer being used as a meltagun and so on but when it starts to get to whole units and especially large models then it can be annoying. I remember seeing a Space Marine player trying to convince his opponent to allow him to use a half-assembled Nephilim Jetfighter as a Stormraven, needless to say his opponent was having none of it.

I know people might just want to try out a certain unit or model that they don't own. I can completely understand this I just find it tends to break the immersion of the game and can be frustrating, especially when you forget the model being used is supposed to be another unit altogether.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

The Start Of The Legion

So following the release of Betrayal at Calth I have built one of the Veteran Tactical Squads as well as the Contemptor Dreadnought and the Captain in Cataphractii Pattern Terminator Armour. I've decided not to assemble all of the models at once as otherwise I will take even longer than normal to paint them than usual. I am probably one of the worlds slowest painters as I managed to do the Dreadnought, Captain, and the Sergeant from the Veteran Tactical Squad in four days which is a pretty good going for me tbh.

If only I could afford multiple boxes of this...


Well after spending the better part of 2 hours fiddling with the various different customisation options for a blog, and nearly throwing my laptop out of the window in frustration, I've come to the conclusion that I'm either a moron, or the Omnissiah has it in for me. Like you'd think it'd be super easy, I mean all it it choosing which settings you like the most and then hitting the apply button but nooo, instead I spend 20 minutes just attempting to get the bloody background to go transparent...