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19Aug/190

Korea, Tanks and even more Boats

I am currently preparing the Cruel Seas review, along with the Flotillas and larger ships. I mentioned the resin ships in my last short update, Civilans, Romans and Boats, and I find it very appealing to build something completely different to the very dominant 28mm kits that I usually cover.

Warlord Games - Cruel Seas Warlord Games - Cruel Seas

Assembly goes fast, as does the cleaning of the models, but the instructions could be clearer. I'll go into detail on that in the review.

8Aug/190

Civilians, Romans and Boats

Since Wednesday the Colony 87 Kickstarter is online. The range moved from Jon Boyce to Crooked Dice and has its third wave crowdfunded.

And the campaign was funded within 15 minutes (with myself among the first backers!) and now already has unlocked the initial four stretch goals. Might be even more as there is a small delay between me writing this article and it going online. So I assume there is further progress.

1Aug/190

Oldhammer Chaos Space Marine Terminators

Back in July 1996 in the English speaking market the Codex Chaos was released, and with it the poster-boy of Chaos, Abaddon the Despoiler. A bit later, in february 1997 in Germany.

Warhammer 40,000 - Chaos Codex 2nd Edition

The release was followed by the Chaos Terminators in blisters and a boxed set of 5 in August 1996, followed by the special weapon blisters a month later and the champion in october. For Germany that all came postponed, in march and april 1997. If you want to look up these novelties in the White Dwarf, that would be the german issues #14 to 16 or UK/OZ issue #199 to 201. The English magazine is much thicker and covers additional content.

26Jul/190

Adeptus Titanicus – Acastus Knight Porphyrion

The latest addition to the Adeptus Titanicus range is a Knight class unit, the Acastus Knight Porphyrion.

Adeptus Titanicus - Acastus Knight Porphyrion Adeptus Titanicus - Acastus Knight Porphyrion Adeptus Titanicus - Acastus Knight Porphyrion

The Acastus pattern is a new knight pattern and among the most heavily armed and armoured of all the Knight chassis in service, as such it rivals the Scout class Titans in size and power. It has no history in the old Titan Legion / Epic games, as the Acastus pattern was just introduced with Horus Heresy Book 7 Inferno, to the lore of Warhammer 40,000. With its bulk and firepower it is argued, that a single scions mind is even capable to properly control it, and strains even the most will-powered pilots.

25Jul/190

Adeptus Titanicus – Imperial and Cerastus Knights

In addition to the actual titans of Adeptus Titanicus, I got myself some of the smaller units, the Knights, as support.

Adeptus Titanicus - Imperial and Cerastus Knights

Knights are smaller and less powerful versions of Imperial Titans, piloted by a single Knight commander, called scion, and not by a crew of princeps and moderati. With the knights being much smaller than Warhound Scout Titans, they can only to a limited amount carry titan weapon systems into battle. The Knights were introduced to Epic / Space Marine in UK White Dwarf #126 in June 1990, and a few years later in December of 1994 updated as part of the new editions of this game, Epic Titan Legions. Some of the new classes even derivate from the old names and types. There were Paladins, Lancers and Wardens, and those came back in the current variant as well. In addition knights had tiers, Squire, Knight and Lord, along with Senechal. Something that was picked up in the latest rules for Warhammer 40,000 to a degree.

19Jul/190

Warhammer 40,000 – Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy

Let's finish the industrial vehicle theme with a Buggy, the Rukkatruck Squigbuggy, that will be de-orcified within this building review. The Squigbuggy was introduced along with a couple of other new orc vehicles on the Speed Freeks release.

Warhammer 40,000 - Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy Warhammer 40,000 - Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy

The Squigbuggy isn't the first Ork vehicle that I convert, I did some work on the Battlewaggon and the Ork Bomba. I bought it last year, it was one of four vehicles not exclusive to the Speed Freeks kit back then (the Kustom Boost-blasta and Shokkjump Dragsta would only be available through the boxed set). With the latest price update it is now 40 EUR, like the other medium sized ork vehicles.

17Jul/190

Warhammer 40,000 – Goliath Truck and Rockgrinder

A themed week on industrial vehicles without mentioning the most obvious one, the Goliath Truck and Goliath Rockgrinder, wouldn't be complete. So here it is.

Warhammer 40,000 - Goliath Truck and Rockgrinder Warhammer 40,000 - Goliath Truck and Rockgrinder

I have been really looking forward to show you this kit. Ever since it was released, it is on my watchlist and I really like the design they went with on the revamp of the Genestealer Cult. Through the industrial mining look, the Cult fits very well with one of my favorite settings within 40k, Necromunda. The suits, the gear and the other vehicles have such a strong connection and make for such a great themed army. With that said, this is probably the one where you have the least amount of work to bring it into a non-combatant role (if you want to).

16Jul/192

Warhammer 40,000 – Skorpius Disintegrator and Dunerider

With the updated Apocalypse rules for Warhammer 40,000 the Adeptus Mechanicus receives a battle tank and armoured transporter of their own, the Skorpius. It can be build either as a Skorpius Disintegrator or Skorpius Dunerider.

Warhammer 40,000 - Skorpius Disintegrator and Dunerider Warhammer 40,000 - Skorpius Disintegrator and Dunerider

I'll cover a couple of vehicles this week, as announced in an earlier post, not with Apocalypse in mind, but the idea of using and partly converting these kits into industrial or utility vehicles, to be used in the 40k setting, like Necromunda or Inq28 (or a special Kill Team mission), or general sci-fi games.

7Jul/190

Asgard Aschaffenburg TableTopia 2019

Yesterday I visited the two day event of TableTopia by Asgard Aschaffenburg, a wargaming club from Northern Bavaria / Frankonia. The event is hosted in the youth centre of the Schweinheim district. The building has no parking lot of its own, but you can park you car along the street. And as you can see, the date of july 6th and 7th has gloriously sunny weather.

Asgard Aschaffenburg - TableTopia 2019 Asgard Aschaffenburg - TableTopia 2019 Asgard Aschaffenburg - TableTopia 2019

30Jun/190

Warhammer Day 2019 in Koblenz

Yesterday was Warhammer Day in every Warhammer Store all over the world and I took the chance due to proximity, to stop by at the store in Koblenz.

What's the idea of Warhammer Day? Games Workshop has a larger marketing plan, making it easier to recognise the brand and to enter the hobby. So if most people already call it Warhammer and don't connect it that strongly with Games Workshop (especially like friends or family trying to buy items for you as a hobbyist), it makes sense to bring up the Warhammer brand stronger / more present. Similar with smaller scale games, with less miniatures, offering them as easy to build / faster to assembly kits and products like contrast paint, to cut down the time it takes to put them on the table. Oh and just to point out, Warhammer Day is not Warhammer Fest. We're still waiting for the announcement of the date in Europe / Germany.

Warhammer Day 2019 Warhammer Day 2019 Warhammer Day 2019

The "party guests" were welcomed with cake, cup cakes and cold drinks, along with the Warhammer Day exclusives. Those were a Battle Sister Superior, a store exclusive Funko Pop! Primaris marine that is primed so you can paint it in your own style, a set of 6 strategic markers and a special Warhammer Day pin.