Monday, June 19, 2017

8th Edition rants: Part 3 - Ekfud's poor timing on meltaguns (bonus: working on casualties instead)

Apparently my UK ordered copy of the boxed game (and codex/index) will be on my desk at work tomorrow, but in the meantime I've been poking around some of the discussion forums on loadouts and legal unit options. 

Of course - the unit that was my WIP on the workbench is now no longer legal :-(
BA assault are no longer able to take meltaguns. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8th Edition rants: Part 2 - Paying the AU tax

I spent last week in London and realised partway through my stay that the hotel was about 200m from the Tottenham Court Road Warhammer store. Since I was ~12,000km away from my regular store, I thought I'd sneak in to see what the pre-order copies of 8th edition looked like. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

5th Co. corporate retreat group photo [ie, completed tactical squads]

Almost forgot that I had this photo on the camera - I'd finished taking some more detailed photos of the second tactical squad for a writeup (in an earlier post) and threw the rest in field for a team photo before packing the gear away. 

Good reminder to check that the SLR batteries are fully charged - only got a couple of this pose after taking the tactical squad shots before it called for a time out. Might have to take a bit longer on some army shots next time. 

That is all. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

8th Edition rants: Part 1 - Why Ekfud can't have nice things (background)

Since everyone is having a rant/review/analysis of 8th edition, it seems only fitting to have a couple of posts about how I'm trying to work that into building out the 5th Company. This isn't about the rules or strategy per se - just musings about how the changes affect a collector's project and a few notes on the experiences with GW in April/May on the way to the new edition.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Showcase: Tactical Squad Maalik

5th Company, 3rd Squad 'Maalik', and second completed tactical squad. In keeping with a very loose mythology theming, Maalik is an angel guardian of hell, known as the keeper of hellfire. As a flamer/heavy flamer squad, this seemed like a good fit to me :-)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Miniature Scenery [CNC Workshop] City Grounds Boards

The excellent Battle Grounds sets from Miniature Scenery (if the link is still alive) were going out of production when I got hold of them about 2 years ago. The city grounds consist of 11 road tiles, 9 textured/city tiles and I also bought 5x 'blank' tiles that other terrain pieces can sit on. That amounts to a lot of terrain, and while they still aren't finished, I've made some progress over a long period of time when I feel like working on a big item (rather than minis).

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Showcase: Tactical Squad Nithael

2nd Squad, 5th Company: 
Finally getting around to loading some party shots of the tactical squads that were finished late last year - these were on SLR rather than my usual WIP mobile phone snaps; I've still got a bit more to work out on the light & studio-type setup, but getting there.