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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Salamander Update – Size Matters

 For those who spent the end of last year either under a rock or were subjected to an inhumanly long time without internet, you missed out on one of the most ground-breaking and monumental releases of 2014 – The Blood Angels Codex.  This release was signficiant not just because of the sweet new kits or the new ways to be Billy-Badass with your space vampires, but because of a specific change to the very core of how we play with our Space Marines – the introduction of the 32mm infantry base.  The resultant internet hysteria fuelled the ‘base-gate’ scandal – a vertiable shit-storm of whinging and steadfast declarations of “how dare they!” “My army is useless now!!” and my personal favourite “Gee Dubs can’t make me change my bases!! I won’t! I won’t! I won’t!!!”  Despite the rapid deployment of ignorance, many people took a more temperate approach to the subject, carefully considering what was right for them before embracing the new base size for Marines and using then in new projects or in some cases revamping existing projects.  I was one of the latter...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Salamander Update – Into the Breach(ers)!

As part of my ever-expanding collection of conversion pieces and specialist kit, I purchased a set of boarding shields a year or three back, intent on creating a unit of Boarding Marines as described in Imperial Armour Volume 9.  With my Heresy project picking up dangerous levels of speed, I decided to finally use the boarding shields in my collection and combine them with a unit of 10 Marines in Mk4 armour to create a Legion Breacher Shield Squad that looks pretty sweet despite the distinct lack of Mk3 awesomeness. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

#TerrainTuesday – Bus Stop Short Stop Complete!

It seems that for me, 2015 is about getting partially completed projects done and maximising the organisation of my gaming space.  To this end, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time revisiting old projects and working to get each one finished before moving onto the next one in a flurry of paint cans and weathering powders.  As a result, I’ve not only finished the bust stop, but I’ve also managed to complete several more besides.  Those others are for later though.  Right now it’s all about the Bus Stop

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gene Therapy - Leaving the Legion

When I first created this blog, it was designed to be a collection of articles that allowed me to share my progress across three game systems - Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40k and Hordes (specifically Legion of Everblight).  Since that time, much has occurred and I no longer play games with my Legion of Everblight models my enthusiasm for the game has significantly waned to the point of non-relevance.  I held onto the minis though, not because I had any illusions of playing again, but because selling them off went against my hoarding mentality.  All things must change however and recently I felt it was time to move on from the game completely, allowing me to explore other avenues.