Getting Back On The Horse

Canis Wolfborn from games-workshop.com

Canis Wolfborn from games-workshop.com

Today I made an army list for the first time in over a year.

I’ve been away from the hobby for a long time, mainly due to being on a relatively intense Master’s degree course. I have managed to keep an eye on new releases and was pleased to see two of my armies; High Elves and Tau receive an update, while being distressed at the price of the army books. The £30 army books make me reminisce about when I got started in the hobby and you could pick one up for £12! Safe to say I haven’t bought either of the new army books yet. But this post isn’t meant to be about Games Workshop’s prices, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of opportunities in the future for that.

This helped in my decision to use my Space Wolves, but only 700 points of them. A friend and I are combining forces of Ultramarines and Space Wolves against a mix of Imperial Guard and Space Marines. Such a small force was difficult to make with the cost of space marines but it should make coming to terms with the rules again quite easy. Thankfully, we’ll be sticking to 5th Edition for the time being which means I should be able to remember some of what’s supposed to be going on. We’ll be heading to Warhammer World for the battle, which is always a treat thanks to the great gaming tables, miniatures hall and Bugman’s. Taking everything into account it seems quite an easy reintroduction back into the hobby, all I need to do now is find the motivation to pick up the paint brush once again.

I’ll keep my army selection to myself for now, in case my opponent reads this! But perhaps I’ll try to write my first battle report and post it later?

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A Closer Look at Horus Heresy Book 1: Betrayal Miniatures

So here’s a few shots from the Forge World website of some of the miniatures that will be released alongside the new set of rules for the Horus Heresy range; including the Fellblade Super Heavy Tank, the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank and the Scimitar Pattern Jetbike.

 
First up, the Fellblade Super Heavy Tank:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up, the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, the Scimitar Pattern Space Marine Legion Jetbike:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with a bunch of shoulder pads on the Forge World site. There’ll be more to come and I’ll try and keep you posted…

Chaos Space Marine Leaked White Dwarf Pages

That Helldrake looks amazing!!! That is all…

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Faeit 212 has managed to get their hands on some snaps of October’s White Dwarf not only the new look, which is no surprise at all considering the type face has been on the website for a while, but some snaps of the new (and utterly mental) Chaos Space Marine units. Being a sneaky sod I’ve robbed them and put them up here too. And by the looks of things GW are embracing the techno-organic look across the entire range. Could this be (finally) be the end to Space Marine tanks with spikes glued to them?

Apparently this big bastard is called a Helldrake. Which is nice.

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The Horus Heresy Book One – Betrayal

There’s a new video up telling more about the Horus Heresy series from Forge World, specifically Book One – Betrayal. In the video are a few sneak peeks at special characters, campaigns and a few glimpses of new models including a Space Marine jetbike, tank and varying armour.

The video will show more so take a look…

Dark Vengeance Delayed

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Sources within the Games Workshop revealed to me yesterday (and since been all but confirmed by Bell of Lost Souls) that the standard edition of Dark Vengeance will be delayed.

There’s some speculation about why but my source tells me that it’s a combination of the Limited Edition box not being as limited as was originally implied and the sales of said box not being as strong because customers are holding off for the cheaper box.

It’s a rare thing for me to feel sorry for the Games Workshop as the limited edition box was a nice idea. Personally I’d like them to pay a bit more attention to the video games market to understand what a limited edition box should be. One extra bloke a special box does not make. But that aside, they attempted to garner some excitement with the release and it all seems to have fallen…

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