Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Deathwing Update


I'm just about wrapped up with the second squad of Deathwing terminators... Between the two squads, weapon upgrades, and the Dreadnought Im 1/3rd done with an 1850 list which is exciting. After hearing rumors that the 6th edition box set will come with CSM and Dark Angels, well have to see what GW does to up the ante from the 5th edition box set (still an awesome value at $100, up from the $65 I paid at release).

The next in the queue is to finish up the Dantewing army I began about a dozen post back and continue with the Deathwing by adding in a librarian in terminator armor and a flamer/chain fist termie (I know the new DA codex will improve on the lib powers, as the current codex powers are awful).

My goal is to premier the Deathwing at Adepticon next year... Really!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Adeptic-KHAAAAAN

Well, for those of you who follow the Warhammer 40k tournament scene, you're aware that Adepticon 2012 just wrapped up. I unfortunately didn't make it this year, as I got wait listed for the 40k championship round. If I would have made it, I wouldn't have been all that confident in my abilities given Ive only gotten in about a half dozen games with the wolves (and the death wing is no where near ready yet).

This year, Grey Knights did have a dominant showing, making about I believe 7 of the top 16 player, followed up by Orks &SWs with 2x each, 1 IG, 1 Eldar, 1 Necron, 1 Daemon and 1 Dark Angel (no DE or Nids - a byproduct of the GK dominance and simply no BA either...). GK did end up winning the best overall, beating out Tony Ks Space Wolves (may I add 2x defending champ Tony K). 

If your at all interested in wartching any of these top player pound it out, check out the theindependentcharacters.com/blog/ and apocalypse40k.blogspot.com. The ICs were streaming a live showing the of final rounds, and apok40k had various interviews and a general walkthru of the event.

As I so wanted to make it to this event this year, is disappointing its over already and I just didn't get in on time. I know several people who made it and said it was a blast.

I will be posting up an update in the deathwing tomorrow or Tuesday, so your going to get a good luck at the second squad of the emperors finest!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Review: Lone Wolf Graphic Novel



Well folks, while its been a little while since Ive posted, I have continued to make progress on the Deathwing. Hopefully this time next week ill be well on my way to having a second Deathwing squad completed. I also got in a 1500 point game today with the wolves against some traitorous IG. The wolves won in decisive fashion in a kill point game, as the guard armor line simply had no answer for the pack of grey hunters rolling around in the land raider (2x Melta, Multi Metla, Combi melta between them did the job) all the while the long fangs hit hard from the back lines...Until more news on the Deathwing next time however, I figured I would pass along a quick review of Black Library's Lone Wolf Graphic Novel.

Written by Dan Abnett and Karl Richardson, Lone Wolf follow the story of a squad of Imperial Guardsmen as they try an survive on an Ice planet thru a Bug Invasion... They think their salvation comes in the form of the mighty Space Wolves, but more is to come.

While I am blown away by some of the artwork in the novel, which alone may be worth the price of admission, I was a little disappointed with the writing. This comes as a major suprise given it did have the all mighty Abnett involved (arguably the BLs best writer). Now with that said, this is a re-release, so the authors have likely improved their skills since this was originally published.

I do believe there is some value in the book, as again, the artwork it superb (I mean, simply look at the cover art above). However, we've been spoiled with the latest slew or Horus Heresy novels and unfortunately, this novel is a casualty of that series success. I do suggest picking this up still, just not at full retail price of BLs site. Perhaps try and find a used copy or 9.99 or so.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Deathwing Dreadnought

Well, this is the beast ive been busy painting for the past week. He turned out as I was hoping, blending in well with the terminators.



I still have some work to do on him, along with the base, but he is basically there... Leave your thoughts! Im also open for commissions. Im not looking to do a full large army commission, but a small army, vehicle squad or squad is what im "feeling" now. Thanks!