Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Betrayal at Calth - New pictures

Box Art. Ultramarines vs Word Bearers. Lets hope the models are not specific to the two legions...

Plastic contemptor with what appears to be Multi Melta and Keres Assault Cannon

The game itself is rumored to be an adaption from the popular Space Hulk. Its apparently designed to be an entry into the 30k Heresy era conflict.

The box set is played on tiles just like any other stand alone game. A few rumours are circulating talking about further or future releases of plastic Heresy era kits dependent on demand.

This looks to be an easy sell to many, and I can see why many people think the plastics will be released in the future as seperate kits. It makes a lot of sense when you look at the releases from Forgeworld recently focusing on upgrade kits for Mk III & IV marines.
The Mk IV armour frame pics leak a few months back show an equally complex kit in grey plastic not unlike the Mk VII kits, as opposes to the snap fit and coloured plastic often found in stand alone boxed sets.

This may well be my first GW purchase in 4 months. Just when you thought you where out... (Forgeworld addictions not included...)

Monday, 26 October 2015

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Black Library announcement

We are delighted to announce today, the biggest thing to come out of Black Library since the Horus Heresy: a new event series on a galactic scale the like of which no Warhammer 40,000 series has ever approached before.
Clear your reading list for 2016, because ‘The Beast Arises’ is going to be huge.
Follow the links below to learn more about the upcoming event, set your reminder for the new series, and even pre-order the eBooks of the first few volumes from iBooks.…/MZStore.woa/…/viewMultiRoom…

 Sounds interesting... The Horus Heresy is a tough act to follow.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Team NZ ETC 2016 Captain's selection underway

The 2016 ETC will be held in Athens Greece on 5th to 7th August or 12 to 14 (most likely the 5/7)
Playing 9th Age

The first stage to putting together a team is selection of a Captain. This is undertaken by last years team who review applications and make their selection

The new Captain then runs the team selection process ie convene a selection panel and seek nominations from interested players

So to start can those interested in the 2016 captaincy please email me at
The deadline for applications being 7pm NZT on the 14 October 

I do not intend to apply for the Captains roll 

Cheers Chris

Athens is a beautiful city, and the Greek Islands are only a few hours away on the ferries. 

The ETC community has voted to bring in "The 9th Age" as the rule system to replace the now unsupported WHFB 8th edition, with Age of Sigmar almost unanimously being voted down. Full details on the rules can be found on the 9th Age website
If you are interested in the captaincy for 2016 please email Chris.

A big thanks to Chris for all his efforts over the past few years!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Total War: Warhammer Dwarfs vs OnG game play

As release day gets closer, The makers of Total War have released some pre Alpha game play of the Dwarfs gaining a narrow victory over the Orcs and Goblins.

I can see myself losing several months of hobby time exploring this game. 

It still does my head in that this game is being released after Games Workshop canned WHFB. There was a large influx of 40k players from the Dawn of War series, and one would expect that Total Wars offering would have had a similar effect... 

Oh! My bad. I forgot that Games Workshop don't make games, its a model company...
Classic Tui add there.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Tau release next. Pictures leaked

Warhammer visions reveals a new Tau (supposedly super heavy) battlesuit. This will likely bring an end to the torment of watching Games Workshop preform ritual suicide in the Fantasy genre with its Age of Sigmar.

Hopefully they can use this time to go back to the drawing board and re-write the rules to something that their (dwindling) customer base actually wants! To much to ask I know.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Mechanicus Ordinatus preview

Previews at Forgeworld Amsterdam Open Day show the new Mechanicus Ordinatus in its Mars pattern all painted up.

The perfect way to suppliment your Taghmata army