Sunday, June 30, 2013

Apocalypse Formations - List & Rules - Part 2

Part 2 of my review and rules for the new Apocalypse Formations is up! This time I've broken down, unit by unit, the Formations for the Dark Eldar, Eldar, Grey Knights, and the Imperial Guard. I am very impressed with the options available now, from the Carnival of Pain to the Emperor's Fist Tank Company. Click below to check out all the options available:

As always, thanks for reading. Murphy Out!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Apocalypse Formations - List & Rules

I've written out a list of Apocalypse formations, separated by army, and describing exactly which units you will need to bring. I've also included a space for each formation's Special Rule or bonus. Of course, we don't know every detail yet, but the book is 2 weeks away and I'm sure some information will come out before then. Click the link below to check out Part 1 of the Apocalypse Formations Lists & Rules (Part 2 coming soon!)

Apocalypse Formations List & Rules - Part 1

Thanks for reading! Murphy Out!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Tau Codex Review - Part 2

I've just finished Part 2 of my Tau Codex review and posted it over at Hubpages! I am eagerly pouring through the Tau Codex, scouring it for details and combinations. My goal is to have a small cadre of Tau to serve as allies to my other armies, mostly my Eldar since they are battle brothers. Click below to read!

New Tau Codex 6th Edition Review - Part 2

If you are unfamiliar with Tau wargear and HQ options, give my article a read. I had no idea how many combinations of great wargear they can take. Imperials fear!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

An Airbrush Kind of Day

 I've been waiting to get my Dire Avengers painted. For the first time, I'm going to try an airbrush 28mm infantry models. I saw an awesome video on youtube about how to do this exact thing with dire avengers, so I'm going to give it a go.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Starting a Tau Codex 6th edition Review

I've always loved the Tau army. They were alien, new, and totally different than the Imperial models that I've always fought against. The far future should be a technology filled universe, where shooting enemies makes more sense than punching them. In this way, the Tau always seemed like the army of the future.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Testing the new Eldar Codex

A friend and I played an Eldar-on-Eldar battle last night at 1,850 points. We were playing to kill, but we were also helpfully reminding each other of the new stats and rule (him reminding me more than I had to in return). I didn't take any pictures because it was more of a test game to see how things worked, however, we did learn some interesting things:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Night Lords Personalities

This last year, I decided to re-paint my Chaos Space Marine army into a warband from the Night Lords chapter. I've always liked them in old pictures, but I just never went that way. After reading the terrific Night Lords trilogy by Aaron Dembski-bowden, I was hooked. Here are a couple pictures of my Night Lords with same names attached.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Warlord Games Panzer IV Airbrushed for Bolt Action

I posted a couple pictures earlier of my Panzer IV from Warlord Games, unassembled. Well, I've actually had it up and painted for about a month now :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bolt Action Germans

A quick post about something different. We've been playing Bolt Action by Warlord Games over at the Battlezone for several months now. Our Bolt Action crowd has gone from 2 of us, to most of the store owning an army. I'm running a German army simply by default, as a friend had a bunch of old, metal German figs he wanted to sell, so I picked them up. Here are a few photos of my Germans . . .

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chaos Daemons Army 6th Edition

Greater Daemon of Slaanesh - custom!
I've been steadily getting games in with my Chaos Daemons army over the last two months, since the release of the 6th edition Daemon codex. At first, I was overwhelmed with the number of choices and how swingy the units seemed. Some were amazingly powerful (greater daemons) while so many other choices just seemed weak. It took me awhile to figure out how to use them in conjunction.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Warhammer Fantasy Tourny @ The Battlezone

The Battlezone hosted a Warhammer Fantasy tournament this pat Saturday and I went down and checked it out late in the day. I have a decent Beastmen army for Fantasy, and I played a lot 2 years ago. We all got a little bored of it after awhile and moved on to other games, but it looks like its making a comeback down at the store.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Alien Jungle Finished

I finished the bases of my Alien Jungle terrain. I had a vision of what they would look like with decent bases and I think I achieved it. It's a hard thing to do, making aquarium plants and making them look proper on the battlefield.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Alien Jungle Terrain

In the spare moments I've had from writing the new Eldar Codex Review articles, I made some alien jungle terrain for our tables down at The Battlezone.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eldar Article Response and Taking a Night Off

Wow! My recent Eldar Codex Review articles over at Hubpages have had a couple thousand reads over the last couple of days. In fact, I had over 3,000 in just the last 24 hours. Thank you to everyone who's been reading! I had no idea that there was this much interest in the new Eldar 'dex!

That said, I've been writing about 2,000 words every night and I am worn out! Actually, my Internet was down during my prime writing hours, so it was more of a forced break. It's back up again, but I'm too tired to start another 2,000 words.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Codex: Eldar 6th Edition Warhammer 40k

I love the Eldar army and I always have. My good friend, Mike, ran an amazing Eldar army in 2nd edition circa 1996 and it went undefeated for as long as we played. Now, to be fair, that had a lot to do with exploiting the 2nd edition victory point rules. He was still a great general, and his army was just cool. What's more, they were beautifully painted. What he was able to do 15 years ago without specialty brushes, small pigment pains designed for miniatures, weathering powders, or even internet How-to's was just amazing. I'll post some photos of his work soon.