Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Codex: Inquisitor?

Entirely left of field we get this great snippet from Games Workshop: digital Editions

This November, you will be able to download the brand new Codex: Inquisition.

A full codex, packed with background and artwork on the forces of the Imperium’s most secretive and powerful organization. You’ll soon be able to field an Inquisitor and their retinue in any Imperial army in games of Warhammer 40,000.

We’ll be releasing more details on this book through our Facebook page as the date approaches, so make sure you’re signed up to follow us.
In fact, once we reach 5,000 likes, we’re going to reveal the full cover of the book (so get your friends to sign up to if you want to see it) Here’s a little snippet.

We’ll be back next week on Tuesday, with more Digital Editions news and more info on the upcoming Codex: Inquisition.

 Thanks for reading!
One can't help but think these guys never got the memo. Who are you people? Games Workshop: Digital Editions or GW:DE have been responsible for more news and rumours in the past month than GW has been for the last 10 years... And I for one am not complaining!

It needs to be mentioned that within the last month GW:DE have released the 'Sentinels of Terra' (I purchased a copy from BL and found it to be a very good read), announced an Iron Hands supplement, previewed the Digital release of the Blood Angels Codex and of course we have the "Adeptus Sororatis" as well. Where the hell is my Adeptus Mechanicus!!?

Reading into the news snippet they suggest that this new Codex allows an Imperial player to take an Inquisitor and there retinue in any Imperial army. Does this mean it is not a stand alone Codex? Will we be receiving new models of Inquisitors soon? Will Forgeworld be supporting the releases with models? More questions than answers! 

Hopefully this is a sign of the times and we will once again see GW previewing/teasing new releases again to create talk in the community. It can only be positive.

Go 'like' their facebook page now, as they have promised more information at 5000 'likes', and as of now they are sitting on 4947...

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A Titan Story - Part 2

Bit of a work in progress here. A lot of cleaning and prep happening over the long weekend

Three out of four Warhound feet completed. The fourth one is awaiting a part to the toe so I can finish it as I was missing one from the set. I have not pinned any joints or fittings on the feet relying on the 5 minute epoxy resin to hold everything together. I am still looking at drilling from inside the ball socket through each toe and inserting a 1mm pin

Who knew Reaver guns where so massive. You could knock someone out with one of these!

Both Reaver arm weapons with a MKIV marine for posterity.

The Apocalypse missile launcher beside a MKIV marine for size comparison. Another solid chunk of resin.

Warhound guns look positively small compared to their big brothers. The Plasma cannon and mega bolter are basically one piece, however you need to attach the two barrels on the laser cannon. I did not pin the barrels as the take no weight, and pins would offer no additional strength in this case.

Pre assembly of the legs. There is a lot of prep that you don't realise until half way through here. Many attempts dry fitting everything together before applying glue helped me from making mistakes such as not fitting the pistons first. I use 5 minute Arildite (epoxy resin) to glue everything together once I had the angles in the desired position. This set is for the "walking" Warhound. The other one will be standing prone. The angles in this set of legs ended up being very similar which threw me off a little at first. 

To set up the angles I used bluetak and a strategic spot of super glue to hold things in place as I set the three lengths into position. You need to take a bit of time to get this right before applying glue as you want to achieve as close to level mid section (not pictured) as you can, although I have found that moving the feet closer or further apart will make up a few millimetres to get it perfect.

Here you can see where I put two pins through the hinged joints for added strength. These pins are perpendicular to any forces in the model so will actually achieve something. There is about 2kgs of weight in the upper body of a Warhound once assembled! Too many pins will actually weaken the model.You may notice a lot of greenstuff in the mid section. I received a poor casting of several components which was disappointing. I am already currently awaiting replacements for several parts. It mainly appears to be the Warounds that have miscasts (my Infernous Cannon was horribly miscast) whereas the Reaver appears to be near perfect.

 Here is all the main components laid out ready for final assembly for the legs. I have a little more work to do cleaning up/greenstuff before the next stage and I need to decide whether or not to pin the toes. Next up are the two carapaces and main body + head of the Warhounds. I am saving the Reaver for last at this point (unless it gets the better of me)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

New Releases from Forgeworld - Fire Raptor

The Fire Raptor is now available from Forgeworld. We previously seen this previewed at the last games day in UK, and the new pictures just add to its reputation!

The Fire Raptor Gunship is a specialised variant of the Storm Eagle known to have its origins in the Imperium’s dim and distant past. The vehicle is configured to maximise ammunition stowage in order to feed the voracious appetite of its numerous weapons and this is achieved by sacrificing the Storm Eagle’s transport capacity.

The secrets of the Fire Raptors construction were lost sometime after the Horus Heresy but Fire Raptors are now being fielded in increasing numbers across the countless war zones of the 41st Millennium, suggesting that an as-yet unidentified Adeptus Mechanicus Forge World or Adeptus Astartes Chapter Forge has come into possession of a complete STC imprint. 

The Fire Raptor Gunship, designed by Stuart Williamson, is a complete resin and plastic kit armed with twin-linked avenger bolt cannon, wing-mounted hellstrike missiles and two ball turrets sporting either quad heavy bolters or twin-linked autocannon. This kit is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Thursday 31st October. Experimental rules for this model can be found here.

And on another note, my copy of The Horus Heresy Book II: Massacre has been shipped!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

November White Dwarf: Dark Elves Wave 2 Pictures + more

 So this months White Dwarf has the expected second wave of Dark Elves in it:

 The new 96 page Triumph and Treachery book allows you to play 3-5 player games and comes complete with card set and slip cover

 The next Apocalypse instalment is released in the form of Pandorax

 The new highly anticipated Technical paints get released in November as well

 Mega Paint set is back along with new "Chaos" dice cubes

 Both 40k and fantasy get a plethora of limited edition plastic bundles offering good discounts from RRP
Yes you read that right... DISCOUNTS!

 Forgeworld gives us some samples of up and coming releases. Amusingly we have all seen these as finished examples at games day...

Included in White Dwarf this month is the holiday bundle guide with all the limited edition sets

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Games Workshop November releases - AU/NZ price list

AU/NZ price list for November releases

Description AU/NZ

Apocalypse Warzone: Pandorax $48/$57
Triumph & Treachery $140/$165
Dark Elves Black Arc Fleetmaster $22/$26
Dark Elves Doomfire Warlocks/Dark Riders $45/$50
Dark Elves Scourgerunner Chariot $55/$65
Dark Elves Black Guard/Executioners $70/$80
The White Dwarf $35/$40

Dark Elves Warhost of Naggaroth $240/$280
Fortress of Redemption $165/$195
Adeptas Astartes Stormwing $210/$245
Eldar Ghost Warriors $330/$390
Tau Firebase Support Cadre $400/$470
Imperial Sector $150/$177
Wall of Martyrs - Tempestus Firebase $270/$320
Creatures of the Chaos Wastes $315/$370
The Restless Dead $190/$225

Citadel Ultimate Paint Set $730/$860
Citadel Dry - Ryza Rust $6/$7
Citadel Technical - Blood for the Blood God $6/$7
Citadel Technical - Nihilkakh Oxide $6/$7
Citadel Technical - Agrellan Earth $6/$7
Citadel Technical - Nurgles Rot $6/$7
Citadel Technical - Typhus Corrosion $6/$7
Chaos Dice Cube $15/$18
Mutorium Battlepack $120/$140

The Dark elves Warhost works out to give you a Scourgerunner Chariot for free ie you save $65 from RRP. I guess all the other holiday packs will follow suit.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Toughest Girls of the Galaxy

So earlier this year I participated in Raging Heroes the Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter  at a Lieutenant level. I think this was one of the better executed miniature kickstarters with a lot of stretch goals and added bonuses for participating.

They recently posted up some finished designs for most of their troops and heroines.
Unfortunately, and I don't think I am alone here, this leaves me in a predicament...

Which ones do I go for? I was leaning towards the "Jailbirds" initially but they all look very good. I imagine that they will most likely end up as a Necromunda gang or alternatively there even looks to be some good "Adeptis Sororatis" representations in the range that I could use as 
allies for my Imperial Fists.

One thing is for sure, Raging Heroes has managed to design some very nice models. Up until recently there had not been very many options for good sculpts of female Sci fi miniatures. However there seams to have been an explosion in the market of late. Who woulda thunk that boobs sell?!...  Here are some pictures in case you have not seen the range yet.