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dinsdag 12 juni 2012

Midweek Modelling 12-6

Hello all! A small update today. I'll show you the progress we've made with our Farewell to 5th painting challenge (yes, we're still working on this) and I thought I'd throw in a few other thing as well. Firstly, a pc version of a classic game and, secondly, a bit of news on 6th edition 40K. Here we go!

Let's start with the pictures. Bra'tac and I are still painting (well, on and off... you know how it goes) and we've each managed to finish some stuff. I'll start with my stuff first, not because I'm impolite, but because his stuff looks better and it's always best to show the good stuff last.

This is what I've been painting. A ten man squad of chaos space marines and a 5 man squad of havocs.
Nothing fancy, just base colours and wash. That's why you only get the pic like this, and no close up. Trust me, they don't look better closer! Still, it's nice to get some of the old (old!) stuff painted. As usual, I still have bases left to do.

And here's where I'm at now. This is just about a 1k force of chaos space marines and I've finished half. The other half is undercoated and ready for more paint. Should have this all finished by next week!

Now on to the good stuff. Bra'tac is taking a different approach. Instead of finishing stuff as quickly as possible, he's taking the perfectionist's approach and spending lots of time on his tank. Look at the pics and I'm sure you'll agree with me he's doing a grand job!

I think it look's smashing! So what if Brat'ac doesn't completely manage to finish a 1000 points on time? When the stuff looks as good as this does, I'm willing to count a single tank as 750 pts!


Now for something completley different. I may have been the only one to have missed this, but apparently there is now a pc version of the game Dungeonbowl! For those who don't know what dungeonbowl is, it's basically Bloodbowl played, unsurprisingly, in a dungeon. Now, I don't know anything about the pc game other than that it's here and you can buy it, but I have fond memories of the old game. Using warhammer quest tiles and rules from the citadel journal, trying to open the right treasure chest to find the ball, hoping this chest wasn't trapped.
Still, what with D3 and all, I don't really need another pc game taking up any more of my time!

40K 6th
From here
Lastly, it's time for a little info on the new 40k edition. Apparently, there's been a small blurp on the gw site today, erroneously showing this info. Thought it was interesting, but make of it what you will! Via Darnok on Warseer.

Originally Posted by Warhammer 40,000: Rulebook, £45
There is no time for peace. No respite. No forgiveness.

There is only WAR.

In the nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, Mankind teeters upon the brink of destruction. The galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man is beset on all sides by ravening aliens and threatened from within by Warp-spawned entities and heretical plots. Only the strength of the immortal Emperor of Terra stands between humanity and its annihilation, and in his name, countless warriors and agents do battle against the encroaching darkness. Foremost amongst them stand the Space Marines, the ultimate protectors of Mankind.

Across airless moons, within the depths of dark, twisted hive worlds and even in the immaterial realm of Warp space, battles rage that will shape the future of the galaxy forever.
It is a universe that you can enter today, if you dare. But remember that this is a dark and terrible era, and there is no peace amongst the stars...

The Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook is your essential guide to playing atmospheric battles in the 41st Millennium. It helps you field majestic armies of Citadel miniatures across the war-ravaged battlefields of the far-future, in the ultimate contest of strategy and skill.

With 440 full-colour pages, this hardback Rulebook is packed with rich background and contains all the rules for fighting pulse-pounding tabletop battles. The Rulebook includes exciting features such as dynamic close-combat, flyers, psychic devastation and interactive scenery. As well as jaw-dropping artwork, contained within is a history of the 41st Millennium and a richly detailed guide to the races and weapons of the far-future. It also features a comprehensive hobby section to set you on the path to choosing, collecting and building your own Warhammer 40,000 army of Citadel miniatures.
Quote Originally Posted by Warhammer 40,000: Psychic Powers, £8
One of the many exciting features of Warhammer 40,000 is Psychic devastation, where Psykers wreak havoc on the battlefield. Psychic Powers is the complete set of Psychic cards, which be used in conjunction with Psychic Disciplines. They make a great accessory to your tabletop games.

This set contains 35 large-format cards and come stored in a plastic fan-opening case, which bears the Aquila. There are 7 cards for each Psychic Discipline, each of which is represented by distinct artwork. There is also an instruction leaflet that classifies which powers can be used by the main Psykers in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
There are also "Munitorum Templates" (£12, designed with a metal effect look), "Munitorum Tape Measure" (£10, looking like a Servoskull) and "Munitorum Dice" (£10, while stocks last).

On advance order on 23th, available from 30th of June.