Friday, 4 January 2013

54mm Madness - Inquisitor

Hi all,

This is what I am currently working on. He's an Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor for well, Inquisitor.

He is a mix of the arbites torso and legs, the eldar ranger head and arms, some greenstuff, and the pistol holsters bit from the Warhammer Fantasy empire pistoliers set. It works quite well at this larger scale because it's so oversized.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Best to Worst

Happy new year everyone.

I can't believe I haven't updated this for ages. Well 6th edition has dropped and with it most of my enthusiasm for 40k gaming. I still love to read the novels and paint and convert the figures, but the rules... ah the rules have driven me away from actually gaming.

It boils down mostly to flyers and some of the other stupid rules they tacked on. Some of the stuff that the GW fanboys (sorry writers) come up with sickens me. All this talk of randomness adding to the cinematic feel of 40k, building a narrative, look out sir, challenges etc. It's all an excuse to cover their shoddy work.

I understand that they were trying to mix Fantasy and 40k slightly, but they failed abysmally and now we are stuck with a shitty rules set for at least another 4 or 5 years.

And that's not even all of the problem... some of the codecii are now so outdated it's pathetic.

So cheesed off was I, that I switched over to Fantasy to see if that was any better. Well it wasn't. Lots of broken and unbalanced stuff there, and just as many outdated army books in desperate need of reworking.

What did I do next?

I picked up Malifaux and Warmachine/Hordes and found them much more enjoyable. I also scoured Ebay for discounted Epic Armageddon stuff. I rediscovered Mordheim and Necromunda, I rebuilt my Eldar corsairs fleet for Battlefleet Gothic. I finally converted up some inquisitor figures. Now I am having a much better time of things.

The last year has really driven me to examine what I enjoy and why I enjoy it.

This year I have a couple of projects that I finally hope to get off the ground. I have an Eldar corsair army to finish converting and painting to match my BFG fleet. I also thinking about working on a Game of Thrones themed Bretonnian army for Warhammer Fantasy, which is based on the Nights Watch. There is also the possibility of a pre-heresy Epic Space Marine army if I can find the time.

Oh and I almost forgot - I have 2 titans from Dreamforge to build and paint when they arrive :D

Beyond the Gates of Antares

Well some of you may find this interesting, I know I do. It looks like Rick Priestley has a new project in the works, which could actually prove rather enjoyable. By the sounds of things the team are taking a whole new approach to community gaming, which I have to say, sounds like a breath of fresh air.

If like me, you were sorely disappointed with 40k 6th edition, then this might be a bit more up your street. It has only just begun as a Kickstarter project, and requires a lot of capital to get it off the ground, but the ideas are sound and rewards look promising.

Why not check it out here and if you like what you see pledge some cash. It's that or waste some more money on GW's latest pile of junk (look at the Dark Angels land speeder to see what I mean)... I know which I would rather choose. By the looks of things so do many other people as the Kickstarter amount is already flying off to a great start.