Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Imperial Guard FAQ Released !

Games Workshop has released the latest FAQ for Imperial Guard;

Click here to read Imperial Guard FAQ - 2009

Shortly;
  • Valkyrie and Vendetta transport capasities have been clarified

  • Deatstrike Missile Launcher has a new maximum range

  • Hotshot lasguns and ‘First Rank Fire, Second Rank Fire?’ order clarified

  • Which allies can be taken has been clarified

  • Master of Ordnance and a Heavy Weapons Team with a mortar combo solved
  • Thursday, August 13, 2009

    Warhammer 40K Chaos Dreadnought Conversion

    Another conversion from Tankut. He has converted Assault on Black Reach Space Marine Dreadnought to a Chaos Space Marine Dreadnought.

    Chaos Space Marines Dreadnought conversion

    Chaos Space Marines Dreadnought conversion

    Chaos Space Marines Dreadnought conversion

    Chaos Space Marines Dreadnought conversion

    The model has a multimelta arm and a dreadnought close combat arm. He has named the model as Amurael the Corrupt after Word Bearers Sorcerer Amurael.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2009

    Brothers of The Snake

    This weekend I started and finished Dan Abnett's Warhammer 40K novel; "Brothers of the Snake". I am reading Gaunt Ghosts series nowadays and it was a nice change for me.




    The novel turns around Priad; a Space Marine and tell us about his undertakings in a series of short stories like his first mission as a initiate, how he became squad-sergeant, etc. (I do not want to give too much spoiler.)

    You can also find rituals of a Chapter and daily life of a Space Marine, how they are seen by mortal people, how time works for both. I would recommend this book for all Warhammer 40K players, especially Space Marine players as they will be deploying their army in quiet a different mood next time.

    Saturday, August 08, 2009

    How many tanks is too much ?

    Well I do not know the answer.

    I have just received my Imperial Guard Codex and studying it. My main concern is how can I fit all my Leman Russ main battle tanks to the list.

    For 1500 pts I have a skeleton idea;

    - Company Command Squad - Vox, Laser Cannon : 75 pts

    - Troop 1 - Infantry Platoon : 210 pts
    Platoon Command Squad
    3 x Infantry Squad (3 x Heavy Bolters)

    - Troop 2 - Infantry Platoon : 210 pts
    Platoon Command Squad
    3 x Infantry Squad (3 x Heavy Bolters)

    - Heavy Support 1 : 340 pts
    2 x Leman Russ Exterminator ( 2 x Heavy Bolter Sponson)

    - Heavy Support 2 : 300 pts
    2 x Leman Russ

    - Heavy Support 3 : 300 pts
    2 x Leman Russ

    Which makes up 1435 pts. I will try to sequeze the list a bit and get at least one commisar for each combined platoon and give smoke launcher to Leman Russes.

    Any comments welcome....

    Friday, August 07, 2009

    Imperial Guard Leman Russ Demolisher

    Another new release from Games Workshop is the new all plastic Imperial Guard Leman Russ Demolisher. This box also covers 2 of the new Leman Russ variants in Codex; Punisher and Executioner. You can build one (and only one) Leman Russ variant selecting from Demolisher/Punisher/Executioner. You can use the excess sprues to convert your normal Leman Russ variants...

    Currently I have 6 Leman Russes 5 normal pattern and 1 Exterminator pattern. I want to field them in 3 squadrons I will convert one of the normal patterns to Vanquisher or Exterminator to run it with the current Exterminator. I will use the other 4 as is.

    I really want to give a try to the Punisher variant at least proxy it a couple of games. But the high point cost does not raise too much good feelings about Punisher. 20 S5 BS3 shots with no AP for this price is abit high, you can buy 5 scout sentinels and still have left over points which will give you 15 S6 BS3 shots with AP6 and a better range.

    Games Workshop also released the photos of the new sprues where we see the side sponsons have a new design which will give us easier interchangable weapons.

    Leman Russ DemolisherLeman Russ Demolisher
    Leman Russ ExecutionerLeman Russ Executioner

    Leman Russ PunisherLeman Russ Punisher


    Imperial Guard Leman Russ DemolisherThe Leman Russ Demolisher was devised for but one task: line breaking. It carries the short ranged but highly destructive demolisher cannon. Often thought of as a siege tank, the Leman Russ Demolisher has additional armour plating and is utterly devastating when fighting against enemy fortifications.

    This box set contains one multi-part plastic Leman Russ Demolisher, and all of the components to allow you to assemble either a Punisher or Executioner variant instead. This 98-piece kit includes all of the sponson and hull-mounted weapon options available to Leman Russ tank variants, including: a lascannon, heavy bolters, heavy flamers, multi-meltas, and plasma cannons. Also included are a Tank Commander, smoke launchers, and a sheet of water slide transfers.


    You can click the Leman Russ photos for Games Workshop site.

    Wednesday, August 05, 2009

    Imperial Guard Hellhound

    Games Workshop released the new all plastic Imperial Guard Hellhound. You can build one of the 3 versions; Hellhound/Banewolf/Devildog.As I already have 3 of the old Hellhounds I will not be buying any. (At least until I see Banewolf or Devildog can really kill someting valuable....)

    Meanwhile Hellhound is my favourite tank at Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War Dark Crusade -the video game- It can level all enemy bases if you can send in enough numbers. Last weekend I played 3 games in a row only producing 2 basic infantry units to capture resources and spend all my resources for hellhounds.

    Hellhound


    Bane Wolf

    Devil Dog



    Imperial Guard Hellhound
    The Hellhound Flame Tank is designed to flush out enemy infantry from dense terrain. A Hellhound is equipped with a powerful flamethrower that discharges a self-igniting chemical. The flames find their way into every nook and crevice, consuming any troops who are sheltering behind cover, reducing them to cinder and ash.

    This box set contains one multi-part plastic Hellhound, and all of the components to allow you to assemble either a Devil Dog or Bane Wolf variant instead.

    Monday, August 03, 2009

    How To Paint Citadel Tanks

    Games Workshop is releasing a complete guide for assembling and painting Warhammer 40K Tanks and Vehicles. Here is the official announcement;

    How To Paint Citadel Tanks



    How to Paint Citadel Tanks provides a complete guide to assembling and painting all manner of vehicles of the 41st Millennium, using paints, glues and other materials from the Citadel range. Whatever your level of experience, you will find plenty of helpful tips and tricks within the pages of this book. How to Paint Citadel Tanks offers a wealth of advice for painters, collectors, and gamers alike.

    This 96-page book covers every aspect of painting and modelling Citadel vehicles, including: essential tools and materials, preparation and assembly, and five complete stage-by-stage guides examining: a Space Marine Predator, an Imperial Guard Leman Russ, an Ork Trukk, a Chaos Space Marine Defiler and an Eldar Falcon.

    Friday, July 31, 2009

    Turn Signals on A Land Raider (TSOALR) is ending.



    Turn Signals on A Land Raider, the best webcomic about Warhammer is ending. Stephen A. Campbell's anouncement;

    As many of you know I am ending the production of Turn Signals because I cannot sell collected printed comics and make real money due to Games Workshop’s intellectual property policy and them not being interested in making any kind of mutually adventageous deal with the TSOALR Empire. My advertisers had paid for their space through July and today is the last day of July. Unfortunately, this also works out to be comic number 666 and I just couldn’t leave it that way. So, there will be one more on Monday, just to avoid the last TSOALR comic being the evilest comic ever.

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    Scratch-Built Looted Wagon

    Here is a Space Orkz Scratch-Built Looted Wagon built by one of my friends; Tankut Seber.

    Scratch Built Ork Looted Wagon
    Front View

    Scratch Built Ork Looted Wagon

    The material used for the body and track part is called forex. An excellent material which can be cut and shaped easily.

    Scratch Built Ork Looted Wagon

    Scratch Built Ork Looted Wagon
    Back View - This is the place he will put his Ork Boyz.

    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Superfast Delivery

    It took only 2 days for the delivery of my Tomb Spyder from UK to Turkey... I opened the package and saw it was the particle projectile version although I have requested the two clawed version from Maelstrom Games. Now I will have to build a claw from scratch.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Tomb Spyder



    Yesterday I ordered my first Necron Tomb Spyder. During the games I played last month I have seen its necesity to get them as they increase Necron models durability dramatically.

    Tomb Spyders are large monstrous creatures which hover over the battlefield. Their main mission is to maintain Tomb Worlds. In battle they give WBB roll support to Necron units and also they can kill vehicles. Their high toughness gives them additional protection to small arms fire.

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    Terminator 4 Salvation

    Today I went to Terminator 4 Salvation with my brother. I would recommend anyone who has not gone yet.

    Marcus Wright 12-inch Figure - Terminator Salvation

    Friday, June 12, 2009

    New Armies

    As a standart wargamer I start new armies, buy new models, build some and start another army before painting the ones I own... :-))

    Now I have started the following armies in 1:72;

    - Napoleonic French
    - Warhammer Ancient Battles Armies of Antiquity - Alexander and His Successors
    - Warhammer Ancient Battles Armies of Chivalry - Hundred Years War French

    1:72 models can be hidden easily from wife's eyes... :-)

    Monday, June 01, 2009

    Nightbringer successes...

    I had 2 games last saturday. One of them was against Blood Angels where I made so many army rule-mistakes. Thanks God Blood Angels won the game phasing me out otherwise I would regret winning the game by doing mistakes. Nightbringer has shown success taking out 2 units of BAs and charging a Terminator unit -the game finished before I could kill termies- It seems if I do not play against weapons with special wounding rule I can reach enemy...

    The second game was against Chaos Space Marines where Nightbringer cut down a full unit of nurgle marines then get charged by another unit. This unit to my surprise killed Nightbringer. As Nightbringer's necrodermis was breached it blew away all but one -the sergeant- marines from the squad. :-)

    Nightbringer is nice if it reaches enemy at least you can expect to make some good surprises.

    Meanwhile I have recognized I have not played my Black Templars for the last 6 months.

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    Monolith Rocks and Nightbringer Does not do so well

    My nightbringer died in the first turn in 2 games against my friend's Codex Space Marine army. He just landed sternguards which rapid fired Nightbringer and killed him.... He had a special character which helped him reroll failed hits.

    On the other hand Monolith performed great... He just conquered the place it stands...

    It has taken out the same warrior squad out of combat for 3 times and helped them reroll failed "We will be back rolls". Monolith is good but I need to add tomb spyders for this WBB rolls.

    Monday, April 06, 2009

    Monolith

    I have received my first Monolith today. I have bought it from ebay second hand. It is painted in Gold as my army color is mithril silver-burnished gold it does not look odd. But the paint has flaw on some corners and look bad. I guess I will repaint it when I find time from buying and building models.....

    Friday, March 20, 2009

    Necron Destroyers

    I have received my new destroyers. I have a Destroyer fleet of;

    - 2 Destoyer body Necron Lords (with magnets interchangable to destroyer)
    - 7 Necron Detsroyers
    - 2 Necron Heavy Destroyers (one of them converted from Necron Destroyer)

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    Nightbringer

    I have finally received my Necron Nightbringer.I have spent 3 hours to built the model. TO make it solid I have used some staple bits and a 3 mm diameter metal rod.

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    Necron Progress

    I have converted about 10 flayed ones from plastic warrior models and bought an additional 8 metal flayed ones.

    I have 7 metal pariahs which seems to be excess, as they can not fit any of my army lists.

    I have 4 destroyers and looking for more.

    I have 3 Necron Lords one with Resurrection Orb and one with Destroyer body. I have built the destroyer body with magnets and I can interchange it in to a Necron Destroyer if I need.

    I have about 80 warriors only 50 built. I will convert about 10 into Necron Immortals.

    I have 12 scarab bases any of which I have not fielded yet.

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    Necrons

    I have been building and painting a Necron army for my brother. As a result of his lack of interest I have taken over it and will be buying some more models to get it running at about 2500pts. I will use the funds from Ogre Army sale for my Necrons.

    Sunday, February 08, 2009

    End of Ogre Army

    My Ogre experiences started with 2 great wins but after 8 loses in row I have decided I am not a good Ogre player and sold my army to one of my friends from our local club.

    Monday, January 05, 2009

    I restarted Imperial Guards

    After a long time I have restarted Imperial Guards. It was my first army and I did not finish it as there were more Warhammer Fantasy players than Warhammer 40K players. As there seems to be more active players and a new codex coming around May I have started collecting.