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5Jun/210

May review

Another busy month, only a few new articles published, two reviews - the Warmaster Titan and the Tiger II by Rubicon models.

Adeptus Titanicus - Warmaster Titan with Plasma Destructors Rubicon Models - Tiger II with Zimmerit

31May/210

Twelve months, 20,- Euros – Part 5

May is over and as expected I haven't had that much free time due to my new job. But as the saying goes, sometimes class counts more than mass. Following this motto, I managed relatively early in the month to paint my leader for the troop of Greek mercenaries and Corinthians.

Mortal Gods - Diamachos Mortal Gods - Diamachos

Since he got a completely new miniature, I also gave him a new name: Diamachos. The name is derived from the greek word for quarrel (diamachi) and is supposed to represent that this fearless mercenary captain lives from the conflict of others.

15May/210

Mustering Legio Astraman

With the recent Warmaster Titan build for Adeptus Titanicus, my urge to paint something was rekindled. But to be honest, with the big move ahead, a larger project (in terms of more miniatures) wouldn't be the sensible choice now.

Adeptus Titanicus - Legio Astraman Maniple

I went once again through my collection of Adeptus Titanicus models and split them into two maniples, this one being the loyal one, covering the following models.

13May/210

Rubicon Models – Tiger II with Zimmerit

This is going to be the third time that I'm doing a review on a King Tiger, but this time it is the one by Rubicon Models.

Rubicon Models - Tiger II with Zimmerit Rubicon Models - Tiger II with Zimmerit

I've had the older resin kit by Warlord Games with the Henschel turret on here, as well as the Italeri / Warlord Games plastic kit of the King Tiger with Zimmerit, so I'm quite curious where the Rubicon kit stands in comparison.

5May/210

Adeptus Titanicus – Warmaster Titan with Plasma Destructors

Move to the side Warlord Titans, there is a new, heavier battle titan around - the Warmaster Titan! The new class of titans for Adeptus Titanicus was announced in the online preview in late January of this year, and now finally available.

Adeptus Titanicus - Warmaster Titan with Plasma Destructors

So far, the Warlord marked the heaviest of the available battle titans for the game, and was only outclassed by the even larger Emperor Class Titan, which was covered in the lore but not released for the more recent iterations of Epic nor Adeptus Titanicus. The Warmaster is a new addition to the lore of Warhammer 40.000 (or 30.000 / Horus Heresy) and is based upon old artwork by Jes Goodwin. Back in the day, this was "just" an early sketch of a Warlord Titan, but with a different design than the "beetle back" models. But as there were multiple designs and variants of the titans, in a rather "fluid" state of lore, this is the perfect base for a new class of titan. The Warmaster picked up quite a lot of the design elements, but more on that below.

1May/210

April 2021 review

We managed to raise ~510 EUR for cancer research in April with the sale of Warhammer Underworlds and Kill Team promos, as that would be an odd number, I rounded it up to 550 EUR and donated the money yesterday morning to the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg.

Dt. Krebsforschungszentrum

There are still a "few" tokens, cards and dice left, so if you want to join in on the May pot (and don't mind the german language on some of the items), get in touch with me.

30Apr/210

Twelve months, 20,- Euros – Part 4

The good news first: I found a new job and am more relaxed about that issue now. On the other hand, of course, this means that I have to concentrate on learning the routine and, at the same time, my hobby time is melting away.

So, I'm not surprised that I easily stayed within my hobby budget in April and again only painted one miniature. Since I was somehow not satisfied with the first iteration of Dromeas, I painted another model with the same background story in mind.

Mortal Gods - Mercenary

29Apr/210

Bolt Action Campaign Mariana & Palau Islands

A bit of catching up to do. While Bolt Action returns to D-Day with the current and next campaign supplement, we have to catch up and revisit the pacific with Bolt Action Campaign Mariana & Palau Islands.

Bolt Action - Campaign Mariana & Palau Islands Bolt Action - Campaign Mariana & Palau Islands

For those of you, not familiar with the pacific campaign, a brief intro on the campaign might come in handy. We have had releases covering the (South) East Asian conflict for Bolt Action with Empires in Flames and New Guinea. And with Mariana & Palau, the US Forces, especially the Marines are moved into focus, in their battles against the Japanese. At 160 pages it doesn't set a new record in thickness, but is still broad and covering a lot of ground for the campaign. Pricing stays with the usual price band of 20 GBP or 30 USD (about 25 EUR). And as often with the Bolt Action / Osprey books, we had an early cover (left) and a changed final cover of the supplement (right), replacing the US Marine with an IJA soldier.

19Apr/210

Valentine for Operation Lightfoot

One of the final pieces to add to my 8th army motor pool is a Valentine infantry tank. As the army is themed around Operation Lightfoot, a mid-war tank and mark would a great fit. As I've stocked the british themed army mostly with Rubicon vehicles, I wanted to keep on doing so. It is just ridiculously difficult to receive stock. The Valentine is part of the second wave 2020 novelties and it took until this week to get my hands on a boxed set.

Tabletopper NL Drop

I kept looking for it on my usual suppliers, like Fantasy-In, got in touch with them, but due to Brexit and the incredibly bad preparations by Rubicon UK, there was just no info on when it would be deliverable. Earlier this week Tabletopper.nl posted an update on their stock, covering the Valentine as well, and I gave it a go. As they "only" charged 7,90 EUR for shipping from the Netherlands to Germany, and even had some other items on stock that I was looking for for a while now (for example Empress' WW2 range, which I ordered through a german store in November and Empress didn't manage to supply them with stock pre-brexit nor afterwards), so I had an order with a total beyond 100 EUR it was free of shipping costs. But what amazed me the most, I ordered it on Wednesday morning and within an hour my order was picked and packed, and I received my tracking number just 75 minutes later. DPD did a great job as well, bringing the package within 48 hours to me. So chapeau to Tabletopper.nl, will keep an eye on you from now on.

1Apr/210

March 2021 review

March was an eventful month - but less on the wargaming side, more personally. Our second child was born two weeks ago, a healthy boy, bringing a new daily routine with him.

Vincent