Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Monday, 2 July 2018
My journey into the Underhive has been awesome so far. I’ve really enjoyed the games we’ve been playing at the club, in fact I’ve played nothing else since March!
The game is great and the campaign system is really engaging, I’ve spent hours and hours trying to work out how to build and grow my gang as our club campaign has rolled on. We are nearly at the end of our current phase of the campaign and I’m in pretty good shape with a roster of 13 and a rating of 1,775. Below are some pictures and I’ll put up some copies of the Escher newsletter I’ve been writing after the sessions.
Here is my custom caravan for the convoy mission - it can work on its own or be towed by my converted GSC truck.
A big 3v3 game we recently did
Here’s the aforementioned truck
Here are the first 10
This is the leader Yassica Debaine
The Shoot Out ended badly for my girls but I’ve only had one death in the gang - the campaign has not been as kind to some of the other players...
Saturday, 16 June 2018
After the restructuring I spoke about a few posts ago I’ve got stuck into the Iron Warriors component. I’ve written up a 1,500 point list, the models are in place and I’ve got the base colours down, well, I’ve got the silver on...
The only thing I bought for them was a Legion Medusa, whilst it’s not the most useful piece of kit in the legion armoury it is so fluffy for Iron Warriors that I couldn’t not include one.
I’ve chosen Erasmus Golg as my HQ choice because he makes terminators into troop choices and has the same wargear load out as the Betrayal at Calth terminator captain, of which I had one spare. I’ve also chosen a siege breaker counsel for the free phosphor shells on the Medusa.. The army is built around a large block of tactical marines, a squad of 8 terminators with an array of tools. A contemptor mortis Dreadnaught with lascannons and a havoc launcher for some mobile oomph. That and the Medusa should help control the battlefield whilst a predator executioner prowls about picking off isolated or back line units. Lastly a small team of missile launchers will join the siege breaker for some more anti-armour.
I’ve no idea how it will play but this is what I want and I intend to get used to using it and making it work. There is a very old white dwarf article where one of the writers talks about building a single list and getting good at it, even if it has glaring issues don’t go mad and just buy more, get good with what you have - it’ll make you a better player.
So that’s the plan.
I’m sure it will change...
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Necromunda passed me by without so much as a ripple when it was first released in the 90s, largely because I wasn’t very old at the time but in the past seven years I’ve been back in the hobby, it has never grabbed me. Lots of people I know rave about it but I’ve never been particularly interested. Until now that is...
‘I have too many Ultramarines’ is not something I thought I’d ever say but the thought did occur to me recently. I don’t get to play huge games very often (or at all if I’m being honest) so having 7,000 points of Ultramarines seemed like a bit of a waste. As a lot of them were bare plastic or base coated I decided that there was going to be a redistribution of wealth...
It’s been a bad month for the challenge, I’ve not been able to finish a single model... I’ve started loads, my Primaris Army is entirely painted red but it’s taking a lot longer than anticipated to block in the rest of the colours. My Iron Warriors have been undercoated silver but the arrival of Necromunda interrupted my painting as I’m trying to get my gang built in time for the club night on Friday.
So currently we sit at:
56 models in 57 days in 2018 which isn’t a bad place to be but it’s not as good as I was hoping. Lord of the Rings is clearly where I need to go if I want to knock out some big numbers!
I have also bought some more stuff. During my recent trip to Warhammer World I was very restrained and despite almost buying a ridiculous amount I walked away with Tylos Rubio and the Thousand Sons praetor. I was quite proud of myself. Last time I went I only wanted a pack of meltaguns and ended up buying a Caestus Assault Ram and Guilliman
Sunday, 18 February 2018
Last week I went on my annual pilgrimage to Warhammer World and whilst looking through the exhibition hall - which is amazing by the way - I noticed that the ONLY thing that was missing across the entire model range displays was Celestine and the Exorcist tank... rampant speculation ENGAGE!
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
I’ve only participated in one Kickstarter and that was Dropfleet Commander. I procrastinated for a long time before taking the plunge but I bought into this as soon as I’d watched the video. I don’t normally play board games and maybe this will simply gather dust but if nothing else the minis look really cool.
They are currently at £1,585,000 funded which is a massive amount of money and they’ve been able to add a truck load of stretch goals - it still has over two weeks to go! Take a look and get involved!
As an aside, the Dropfleet Kickstarter actually made me money as I offloaded the extra stuff I didn’t want and easily recouped my initial outlay whilst still leaving me with two big fleets to use!
Sunday, 21 January 2018
The plan for the Facebook group is to complete 500 point blocks over the course of the year to bring the total to 3,000 by 2019. Although I’ve thrown down the 365 minis gauntlet I reckon this is achievable.
If truth be told, the Talons aren’t technically new as I’ve had them for a while (Prospero launch day in fact) but I’ve never done anything with them, they weren’t even built until recently so, to all intents and purposes they are new. I’ve written up a couple of lists but I think I’ve finally settled on a 2k list and an additional 1k add-on to bring it up to 3,000 points. The only thing that might change is that I add in a Knight of some kind for a bit of ‘oomph’.
Saturday, 20 January 2018
This is a one shot session that can be used as a stand-alone or as a continuation of another story. You will have to adjust the reason as to why the ship is attacked to suit your party. My villain’s motivation was revenge from an earlier mission. You can also sub in weapons and enemies if you don’t have the referenced sourcebooks.
Edge of the Empire - Lost in Transit (a Kanjiklub adventure)
3 months have passed since the last adventure. Orrupt was as good as his word and the cantina has been fully refurbished to your specifications and at the negotiated price. With refurbishments completed and the punters returning your work on Jakku is done. The Kanjiklub have sent a new team to run the operation and you are being relieved. In the evening you board a Passenger ship bound for Corelia, a modest C3 Small Passenger Starship with only a handful of other passengers onboard.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
This campaign represents an alternative take on how the Rebellion acquired the plans for the Second Death Star, it is not in keeping with canon but is an enjoyable experience none the less. The campaign is linear and the GM might need to do some careful steering to keep the party on the right track. The campaign is also quite dangerous - killing a PC is a valid option and they might well die in the end (spoilers - a certain Sith Lord shows up) but try to find some way of keeping them alive as it will be more engaging to take one party through the whole campaign. If you have any questions please let me know, I put a lot of time into this so I hope others will give it a go.
The campaign is broken down into 5 Acts, each is designed to take about 3-4 hours to do. It is recommended that you have a diverse party!
- Varrosi Data Vaults
- Kuat Drive Yards
- Capture of the Suprosa
- Spy Net Command Tower
I hope you enjoy Rogue 2.
I’ve set up a long term campaign for our local group about establishing a criminal syndicate. The idea is that players can revisit the setting as and when they wish, try new characters whilst maintaining a coherent narrative. This is the opening session - our party chose a core world orbital hotel as their buying option but the plot hooks at the end are viable for most of the other options...
Frequent readers will know that I have a to-do pile far bigger than I should have. My aim this year is to cut it in half, one way or another. As you mentioned in an earlier post I’m attempting a 365 minis challenge which if I can get anywhere near completing will be a big dent in my to-do pile.
I have tried to structure my pile so I can focus on one army at a time. This is not definitive and I will still paint what takes my fancy but at the moment the plan is:
I’ve hit a bit of a stride recently after a fairly hobby-lite December. I managed to sell my Epic Tau army to a guy in the states for a pretty tidy sum and used the proceeds to buy a few bits and pieces - chiefly some proper MDF terrain which is something I’ve wanted to get for a while.