Winter Assault.

This will be a short and to the point post seeing as how im away in Maryland for work this week. 

So this past weekend my wife and I took a trip to my cousins house down in jersey to see the family and play a bit of warhammer. Thought I’d share some pictures of the game.  It was between my ultramarines and my cousins tau.  It was a really fun game and I got to try out Guilliman for the first time.  He took a rediculous amount of fire and eventually was taken down, unfortunately before he was able to get into close combat.  Even he had a hard time weathering the “storm” of my cousins stormsurge.  Take a look!

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Talon of the Emperor

My first Stormtalon gunship is complete. From the second I saw this model I loved it. Its nothing special really, but its just a really cool design.  Very similar to the futuristic gunship style vehicles you see in current movies and such.  So im so happy to have finally picked one up. It was very strait forward to build and even more so to paint.  I’ve got a pretty nice system of painting my Ultramarines vehicles which is basically a ton of drybrushing and then the final details. I basecoated it in Kantor blue.  Then a heavy drybrush of altdorf guard blue, and then a lighter drybrush of calgar blue. Once that is done its just the silver bits and transfers and such. Gets things done fairly quick. You may have picked up on the fact that I said first storm talon.  I dont currently have another one but depending on how this one does in game id like to pick up another to make a storm wrong formation with my Stormraven. Nothing cooler than two gunships flanking a flying landraider tasty to train down fiery death upon my unsuspecting foes. But let’s just take it a step at a time and we’ll see if I end up picking up another one.  You’ll also notice I did a bit more flair on the base for this one.  Id like to go back and So the same to my Stormravens base as well to make them look like the go together, but its not a priority…So here it is in  all is glory.  Hope you like it.

6th ED Incoming!

Well…I wouldn’t feel like a real 40K blogger without posting something…anything… about the near release of Warhammer 40,000 6th edition… So here is my weak attempt at that… I can’t wait! And as much as I want it to come, I don’t want it to… I say this because, I feel like I have just finally wrapped my head around the 5th Ed rules, (and I still get them confused with 3rd…and 4th Ed rules, as my cousin Dave reminds me…alot…) and I’ve got a comfort with them that I haven’t felt since highschool when 3rd Ed was out…I know that for the most part, everything will be very similar, but from all the rumors I’ve been reading, there will be quite a few changes. I am still optimistic that GW wont screw us over, and I’m sure it will be great fun to play. But I still have that tension of learning and memorizing all the new little changes and charts and whatnot that goes along with a release like this… I Am hearing that The new box set will consist of Eldar, and CSM, so that is above awesome, as those a re two armies that I play. And CSM and Eldar will be a couple of the first 6ED codices, which is super cool. Right now, my biggest dilemma is choosing whether I want the gamers edition of the rulebook, or the collectors edition of it… I’m leaning towards the gamers edition as it comes with a cool satchel and dice and stuff. I’m a bit upset at the cost…but whatever… If your interested in more detailed info about the upcoming 6ed rules check out Belloflostsouls, they have some great posts about this long awaited release.