Friday, 20 September 2013


Last night I was sat in bed trying to decide what I was going to order from Forge World for collection at Gamesday (deadline is Friday for those who are interested) and it occurred to me that there was about £200 in my basket. I've spoken a bit recently about how much I spend on my hobby and I'd say its still £4£ better value than a cinema trip or even some video games I've bought over the years (Duke Nukem Forever anyone?). However, I wonder how much better that money could be spent? 

If everyone who reads this page matched whatever they spent on their hobby over the weekend and gave that to a charity, any charity, how much would we raise? Hundreds, thousands? This blog gets between 100-200 hits a day, it's not beyond the realms of possibility. What if we matched it for a month? How much good could we do then? 

I don't want to come across as preachy or anything because we all have priorities but if I can shell out £200 on resin maybe I should stump up some money for some one like Cancer Research UK or Help4Heroes. Maybe you could too.


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Codex Space Marines First Impression

It's pretty good.

There is some truly fantastic artwork in this book - I especially like the graphic of the centurions, it's a shame it didn't translate into the models! The narratives are good, there seems to be a bit more of a two-minutes-to-midnight feel of desperation in the texts hitch is more in keeping with the more gritty and panicked feel of the recent stories/fluff. 

I've got the digital version and the interactivity and quick links are great though there is one major problem with it...THE FORCE REQUISITION FUNCTION IS MISSING!! This is a proper kick in the teeth as I was really looking forward to this. At the moment I can find no explanation as to why but I take solace in the fact that its not just me. I hope this was as genuine mistake or they are holding it back to fix some bugs and they've not chucked it altogether. This was the only thing that justified the price tapas far as I was concerned.

If anyone out there in the blogosphere knows anything about this please let me know!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Scions of Calth

Despite having to go back to work for the first time in 6 weeks I've been mulling over some fluff and a new colour scheme for my new budgeted project the Scions of Calth. I also received a call from TripleHelixWargames saying that my order had been dispatched and should be here tomorrow - shame I had it sent to work really!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Collaborative Project - Tale of X Gamers

With the advent of the new Space Marine codex I am, once again starting a new Space Marine army. This will be my forth codex army and seventh in power armour (I also have BA, SW & DA). I'm justifying this partly because with Chapter Tactics the codex is essentially 6-in-1. From rumours etc I've read it means that you can tailor each force to suit your play style, as I don't really play all that much it's just an excuse to paint different armies up.

Monday, 2 September 2013

More addictive than crack?

"Hi everyone, my name is err, 'Tiberius' and I'm an addict. I know this because I count the cost of other things like groceries and petrol in terms of tactical squads and razorbacks - Shall I have a beer after work? Hmmm, no I need those pots of Nuln Oil for my Carcharodons. If I'm going to a new place I'm online looking to see if there is a store where I can go and score some plastic, (or even Finecast if that's all they have :/ ) I spend more on this than I do on food, it's destroying my social life though thankfully not my marriage...yet."